Committee & Jury

Worldwide exhibition: Botanical Art Worldwide – Linking people to plants through botanical art.

Organized by: American Society of Botanical Artists
Director: Carol Woodin, New York City.

Canada’s participating exhibition: Art of the Plant

Steering Committee:

Exhibition Chair: Kerri Weller, Ottawa

Exhibition Advisor: Margaret Best, Calgary

Exhibition Advisor: Myra Sourkes, Toronto
ASBA board member

Committee of Canadian Botanical Art Organizations:

Botanical Artists of Canada (BAC): Jackie Gallagher, Toronto.

Botanical Artists Guild of Southern Alberta (BAGSA): Suzanne Sanders, Calgary.

Ottawa Society of Botanical Artists (OSBA): Carla Burns, Ottawa

Botanical Artists of Nova Scotia Association (BANSA): Twila Robar-DeCoste, Aylesford

Botanical Art Society of Newfoundland & Labrador (BANSL): Margaret Walsh Best, St. John’s

Exhibition Jurors:

In order to maintain the integrity of the jurying process, potential exhibition entrants may not consult with the jury members on any matter pertaining to the exhibition. 

Lugene Bruno

Lugene Bruno is the Curator of Art and Senior Research Scholar at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. During her twenty-one-year tenure she has managed collections, curated exhibitions, compiled and designed exhibition catalogues, delivered lectures, and conducted tours. She has also provided research assistance to botanists, horticulturists, historians, and botanical artists. Besides the Institute’s own renowned international botanical art exhibitions, Lugene has also juried ASBA international exhibitions.

Jennifer Doubt

Jennifer Doubt is a botanist and the Botany Curator for the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. She will serve on the jury as a liaison for the museum’s team of botanists based at the National Herbarium of Canada. This group collectively possess an extensive knowledge of Canada’s indigenous plants and lichens through years of field, collection and lab-based scientific research. The group will review the submissions for both Canadian native plant content and structural accuracy of the subject.  

Katie Lee

Katie Lee is a botanical artist of repute, teacher, author, and experienced juror. She graduated from the NY Botanical Gardens Botanical Art and Illustration program and has been an instructor there for twenty-two years. Her work is found in numerous private collections around the world including Dr. Shirley Sherwood’s collection at Kew Gardens and the Alisa and Isaac Sutton collection. Katie’s book, Fundamental Graphite Techniques, has become a standard for basic drawing courses globally.