Call to Artists

Applications by artists to participate in a juried exhibition of artworks of native Scottish plants, Flora Scotia, Scotland’s contribution to a worldwide exhibition of contemporary botanical art, Botanical Art Worldwide, are now closed.

We have had a phenomenal response, with botanical artists from all over Scotland taking part to create some magnificent artworks of Scottish native plants. We would like to acknowledge the enormous amount of time, skill, research, care, thought and love that artists have put into the creation of their works and thank everyone who has participated so far for their engagement with the project.

The exhibition will be selected by a prestigious team of professional artists and scientists.

Digital images of the paintings will be assessed according to three main criteria: scientific accuracy,
aesthetic quality and artistic proficiency. The selectors will give particular consideration
to paintings depicting Scottish endemic plants or plants that are vulnerable or

Artists will be informed by email of selection decisions by 21st December 2017.  An artist who has work accepted for exhibition must undertake to deliver their work to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in January 2018.

Dates of the exhibition.
The exhibition will be held at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh between 31st March and 31st May 2018, with special events over the course of the exhibition in collaboration with artists in other countries.

Exhibition Space, John Hope Gateway, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Shipping and Insurance
Details will be provided to accepted artists

Artists’ work may be offered for sale, but must stay on the wall till the end of the
exhibition. The venue will request a 30% commission on sales.

Hanging Rights

Selected work must be professionally presented per specific exhibition requirements.  Selectors retain the right to refuse to hang any work where the quality of the artwork differs greatly from that represented by the submission materials or which does not conform to the specified materials.

While copyright of all works of art belongs to and remains with the artist, SBAC would like to use accepted artists’ images to create a catalogue of the exhibition, and to publicise the exhibition and related events.