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  • 8/14/2019 Call for Entries 2009




    Denver Botanic Gardens annual seed exchange publication,Index Seminum, is distributedworldwide and we are seeking a new cover illustration!

    The idea of a plant and seed exchange was formulated in 1683 when John Watts, the Director of The Chelsea PhysicGarden visited the Leiden University Botanic Garden taking plants and seeds with him. The Chelsea Physic Gardenwas founded in 1673 by the Society of Apothecaries.The Chelsea Physic Garden seed list (Index Seminum) as we know it now was first produced in 1901 when the CityParochial Foundation took over the management of the Garden. In 1983 the Garden was placed in the care of a group

    of trustees under the Chairmanship of Dr. David Jamison, and the Society of Apothecaries has since kindly agreed tofinance the seed list.The exchanges of plant material have continued until the present day, enabling Botanic Gardens all over the world tointroduce new plants to their countries and to maintain interesting and diverse collections within their grounds.The seed exchange now operates between the Chelsea Physic Garden and approximately 368 other Botanic Gardensand universities in 37 different countries.

    Jurors: Mike Bone Senior Horticulturist, DBG and Cindy Tejral Manager of Plant records,DBGEligibility: Open to all Botanical Art and Illustration students enrolled in Harvest of Seeds Art and Microscope classes in 2008 (#08WBI490 and #08CBI490).Subject: Seeds and/or seedpods from the list of specimens presented in the class

    Media: Any mediumSize: No LimitsSubmission: You may submit unlimited number of works for consideration. You must include asigned entry form for each of your submissions. Send the entries and entry form: BI Program,Education Department, Denver Botanic Gardens, 909 York Street, Denver, CO 80206. (You canalso bring your contribution in in-person.)Submission Deadline: January 31, 2009Presentation: Entries must not be framed or matted. Follow the presentation guidelines andrequirements for the Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate Program portfolio( Label the back of the artwork with your name, address, phone number, e-mailaddress and the botanical name of species portrayed.

    Award: Best Index Seminum 2008 Cover Art Award of $50, the winning illustration will beused on the cover of Denver Botanic Gardens Index Seminum 2008.Notification: The results will be available by February 15, 2009.Contact: Mervi Hjelmroos-Koski, e-mail:, PH. 303.731.3448 or805.801.0888