9th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration
12 October 1998 – 26 February 1999
This exhibition contained 109 artworks by 76 artists from 11 countries (Brazil, Canada, China, England, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States), including loans from the Japan Association of Botanical Illustration and individuals throughout the world. Selections from the full exhibition were included in a travel show that circulated to museums, schools, botanic gardens and other institutions.
The artists included Suezan Aikins, Mary Chambers Bauschelt, Marcus Beaven, Elizabeth Beemster, Marjorie Blamey, Robin Brickman, Alison Brown, Steve Buchanan, Lucilla Carcano, Zoë Carter, Milena Casadei, John Cody, Jill Coombs, Elisabeth Dowle, Beverly Duncan, Mary Emily Eaton, Lady Margaret Ann Eden, Elvia Esparza Alvarado, Richard Fiorino, Sylvia Ford, Rei Fukuzawa, Joan Geyer, A. Margaret Graeb, Josephine Muriel Hague, Yvonne Hammond, Georita Harriot, Joseph Jeyarani, Yumi Kamataki, Tobin Keller, Martha G. Kemp, Karen Kluglein, Yasuko Kodaka, Margarit Koritar, Joanna Asquith Langhorne, Abby Leigh, Thalia Lincoln, Julia Loken, Ruth MacDonald, Vichai Malikul, Shiela Mannes-Abbott, Carol Ann Morley, Lorraine Moseley, Yasuko Murakami, Trudy Nicholson, Álvaro Nunes, Cathy Pasquale, Carol Paton, Denise Pelletier, Juliet Percy, Valerie Price, A. Rajasekaran, Louisa Rawle, W. Scott Rawlins, Elizabeth Rice, Jane Roberts, Masako Sasaki, Kaho Sawada, Sara Anne Schofield, Pandora Sellars, Elizabeth Smail, Claire Linder Smith, Camilla Speight, Cyril Stocks, Marjorie Stodgell, Judi Stone, Fumiko Sugizaki, Kiyohiko Sugizaki, Aurora Tazza, Kazuko Tajikawa, Miyako Takahashi, Margaret Tebbs, Hiroshige Usui, Barbara Volas, Kie Yamaguchi, Mu Zang and Xio-lian Zeng.
A full-color, illustrated catalogue with biographical data, portraits of the artists and reproductions of the artworks accompanied the exhibition. Collectively, the nine International series catalogues included 816 artists and were the most comprehensive record available of contemporary botanical artists and illustrators to date. The works included in this exhibition prove that in the world of art the infinite variety of plant forms and colors still holds special fascination and offers undiminished challenge and delight.