Exhibits and Art at the Garden
There are many ways to explore and learn about the natural world. We regularly host exhibits that help to interpret the natural world of which we are a part or that represent an artist's view of nature.
- Exhibits in the Botanical Art Gallery ↓
- Exhibits in the Pegg Exhibit Hall ↓
- SCULPTURE IN THE GARDEN Exhibition ↓
- NEW! "Bits and Pieces"—A Gallery Show by Young Naturalists
In the DeBERRY GALLERY for BOTANICAL ART & ILLUSTRATION . .
Every two months, we feature a new exhibit of nature art or botanical illustration in media ranging from watercolor and graphite to photography. The gallery is open during Garden visiting hours.
May 1 - June 30, 2013
PATTERNS IN NATURE
—selected works by members of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators
join us for a reception with the artists on Sunday June 2, 2 - 4 pm
GNSI of the Carolinas is the southeast chapter of the national organization, The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, founded in 1968 at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The Guild is a nonprofit organization of persons employed or genuinely interested in the field of natural science illustration.
For this show, 18 members of GNSI of the Carolinas present organic textures and designs for the theme "Patterns in Nature." What you see in the exhibit are renderings of watercolor, colored pencil, ink, and scratchboard, both in pure and mixed media formats incorporating individual styles and techniques. Most of the members of our group live and work in the triangle, and many have joined as a result of the Botanical Art & illustration program here at the Botanical Garden started by a core group of GNSI members.
Submission guidelines and application for the DeBerry Gallery
In the ELEANOR SMITH PEGG EXHIBIT HALL . . .
FERNS OF THE SMOKIES
High-resolution scans of real fern specimens collected from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park by Discover Life in America, the nonprofit organization coordinating an All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory of the park. Other educational materials accompany the exhibit.
SCULPTURE IN THE GARDEN
The 25th annual sculpture show opens September 21, 2013!
. . . special preview reception on September 20
Every fall the display gardens at the North Carolina Botanical Garden sprout a crop of unique creations by North Carolina artists. In 2012, a jury picked 45 one-of-a kind sculptures that delighted visitors to our garden of changing fall landscapes. The show ran from September 19 to December 16 and opened with a fabulous reception on the evening of September 28. View a photo gallery/slideshow of the 2012 exhibition or read artists' statements.
Read bios/resumes of our 2012 artists here. (Note: this is a large file; be patient!)
“Bits and Pieces”—A Gallery Show by Young Naturalists
Return to the EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS page to find other public programs, such as Classes & Workshops, Lectures, Hikes & Tours.
Last updated by Laura Cotterman on May 09, 2013 at 12:08:26 pm.