Art Plantae Today has blog an interesting project that our botanically minded members may find interesting: Botanical Artists for Education and the Environment (BAEE), a group of botanical artists primarily in the Mid-Atlantic area of the US is issuing a call for entries for a book project tentatively titled: American Botanicals: Plants Native to the Mid-Atlantic. The book will reproduce original works of art and include text focused on the importance of each plant as a native. The intent is to raise awareness of the disappearing biodiversity of America's east coast.
A jury will select artwork from digital images. The book is scheduled to be published in the fall of 2013; an exhibition will follow at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, DC, in the spring of 2014. Artists will donate use of their work but retain the copyright; BAEE will retain the copyright to the book.
Submission deadline: January 1, 2013. Entry fee: $25 for up to 5 paintings (only 3 will be selected for the book).
For more information and entry qualifications visit Art Plantae Today.