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Everything you need to know to help you get your artwork in the show
Botanical illustration emphasises the depiction of accurate botanical information with aesthetic appeal and should document the anatomical and functional aspect of a plant throughout its lifecycle. Artists are strongly advised to paint from living plant specimens and to make use of photographs for reference only.
Artists, either individuals or groups that have not previously exhibited at an RHS Show, must first submit a sample of four pieces of work to the RHS Picture Panel for assessment and approval at the May Submission Selection Meeting to be eligible to apply for space to display work at an RHS Show in 2020.
A very high standard of work is expected when exhibiting botanical illustration at an RHS Show.
Artists may submit their works to the Lindley Library between Tuesday 23 April and Thursday 2 May. Please note the library is open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm (except bank holidays).
Please contact the Picture Panel Secretary before sending any work.
The next Submission Selection Meeting is on Thursday 9 May 2019.
Funding is available to help support artists with the costs of staging an exhibit at one of the RHS Shows, or towards the costs of travelling to paint plants in their natural habitat.
For more information and to apply see Apply for an RHS Bursary
• RHS London Art & Photography Show (Late event Tuesday 23 July 2019), Wednesday 24–Thursday 25 July 2019
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Take a look at our botanical art show held in the RHS Lindley Hall.
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