17th Hunt International Series Exhibition 2024
My Ariseama ringens watercolour painting has been selected to be part of the 17th Hunt International Series Exhibition
The Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation, a research division of Carnegie Melon University, based in Pittsburgh holds an International Series Exhibition every 4 years, they are currently celebrating their 60th anniversary of Hunt International Series Exhibitions. Read a bit more about the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation >>
Come back to this page for more specific details as I get them.
17 September 2024 – 17 December 2024
The exhibition opens 17 September 2024 and closes on 17 December 2024, with a reception on 17 October 2024 during the American Society of Botanical Artists 30th Annual Conference.
Preparing for the Hunt International Series Exhibition
I was delighted to be invited to submit to the next Hunt International Series Exhibitions after my exhibition with the Open Eye Gallery in 2020. I signed up to their newsletter and waited for details.
After sending an intent to submit earlier this year, and then submitting images online, I had to send my painting to Pittsburgh for final assessment this September/October. Removing your painting from its lovely protective frame is a bit of a nerve-wracking thing, as is sending your painting trans-Atalantic!
If you are interested in the specifics…
I sent it packed between grey board, in its original kapa and mount board mount*, with a protective layer of acid-free cartridge, and a layer of acetate between the painting and the top mount, (*originally used to present the painting for the RHS & BISCOT shows) and then I bagged it to make it waterproof, thank goodness for those giant bags that come with paper orders, because ONE day they come in useful!.
Pack and Send Edinburgh, created a cardboard carton for my package as per the Hunt’s packaging guidelines. I tracked it daily, agonizing when it got caught for a week in Cincinnati, Ohio at customs. Despite the painting being sent for approval for exhibition only, with no commercial value and no commercial transaction, (this was noted on all of my forms and letters), I still had to pay a customs charge. It arrived though and has been accepted, hurrah!