April 8 - May 2


Sponsored by Amanda Avery

Botanical illustration is the art of depicting the form, color, and details of a plant species. Unlike floral art, which often incorporates added compositional features such as vases, bowls, backgrounds, or garden scenes, botanical illustration is void of such distractions. Plants are depicted in a concise manner – often against a white background – detailing specific botanical aspects such as the structure, growth habit, and life cycle of the plant with great accuracy while still capturing the beauty of the subject.


Artists included in this online gallery have exhibited widely in juried and invitational shows across the mid-Atlantic region. Many focus on plants native to the region.

The following exhibit is no longer active.  If you are interested in purchasing these or other pieces by Virginia botanical artists, please email Carolyn Maloney at for artist contact information. 

The R.R. Smith Center for History & Art is currently closed to the general public and will remain so until further notice. The Staunton Augusta Art Center will begin opening its galleries slowly and cautiously over the summer for exhibits and events.  Access to the galleries is by reservation or appointment only.  Online booking instructions will be announced on our website as well as social media. Please call the SAAC office at (540) 885-2028 if you have any questions. 

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