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Guidelines for Jurors

For more information on our judging criteria please refer to the BAC 2017 Guidelines for Jurors and Entrants

Calls for Entries

  2107 BAC Online Exhibition - call for entries

The call for entries for the 2017 BAC Online Exhibition is now open - please note this exhibit is open to any and all members work - it does not have to have been in a previous show. Please read the call for entries carefully for entry instructions - please let me know if you have any questions.

2017 online call for entries

  Peoples Choice Award

118 people cast a vote for the People Choice Award at the BAC 2017 Juried Exhibition - A Celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary through its Native and Indigenous Plants. Congratulations to our winner Jackie Gallagher for her painting  - Spring Harbinger - Pussy Willow. Jackie was awarded her prize - a beautiful copy of the book "Plant".

  Art of the Plant (May 2018) - Call For Entries

ART of the Plant (May 2018) – Call for Entries

A botanical art juried exhibition featuring native plants of Canada opening May 2018 at the Canadian Museum of Nature: Stonewall Gallery, Ottawa

This is a ground-breaking opportunity to put the best of Canadian botanical art on the national and international stage.  The exhibition will be presented in the Canadian Museum of Nature's Stone Wall Gallery, a beautiful space with high traffic flow.  The work will be hung on the original stone walls of the museum which dates from its construction in 1905 -1910. Last year the museum received almost 1/2 million visitors!

Exhibition Opening:  May 2018

Venue: Canadian Museum of Nature – Stone Wall Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

For full details, information, updates and native plant resources go to the website

Eligibility:  Open to Canadian members in good standing with the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) and to members in good standing with Canada’s botanical art organizations:  Botanical Artists of Canada (BAC), Botanical Artists Guild of Southern Alberta (BAGSA), Botanical Artists of Nova Scotia (BANSA), Botanical Art Society of Newfoundland (BASNL) and the Ottawa Society of Botanical Artists (OSBA).

Not a BAC member … we encourage you to JOIN the Botanical Artists of Canada now!

Think native plants and painting native plants!

Call For Entry form

Further information to follow on a BAC-sponsored non-juried exhibition to complement the national juried exhibition in Ottawa.  Stay tuned!

  BAC 2017 Guidelines for Jurors and Entrants

  Winners of the 2017 Juried show

The 2017 Exhibition is now open. For those who are not able to make to see the show we will be posting images on the website shortly. We would like to congratulate the winners:
First Place - Pitcher Plant - Lilyane Coulombe                
Second Place - Swamp Rose - Bert Liverance                 
Third Place - Pussy Willow - Jackie Gallagher
Linda Boyko - Early Blue Violet
Lilyane Coulombe - Pink Lady's Slipper
Maeve Hughes - Milkweed Pods
Kathryn Macdonald - Birch Leaf
Penny Milton - Pitcher Plant
Geri Sadoway - Cup Plant - September & October

  BAC Exhibition at Toronto Botanical Gardens (TBG) – August 1- 31 2017

Where: Toronto Botanical Gardens | When: Aug. 1, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

BAC Exhibition at Toronto Botanical Gardens (TBG) – August 1- 31 2017


Eighteen (18) juried pieces from our BAC 2017 Juried Exhibition - Canada 150 and others are on display at the TBG Weston Family Library from August 1 to 31, 2017.  We encourage you to visit the exhibition and enjoy the gardens!

Botanical Artists of Canada