Native Plants of the California Wine Country
Feb. 28 - May 29, 2013
Thirty-six botanical watercolor illustrations featuring plants with intriguing medicinal properties will be on exhibit at the UCSF Faculty Alumni House. These exquisite works blend taxonomical accuracy with the individuality of each Master Artist.
Faculty Alumni House
Located on the UCSF Parnassus Campus
Macy's FLOWER SHOW Festival 2013
March 22-April 7
Botanical Art Exhibit On display at Macy's Union Square
Main Floor, Watch Dept and the 6th Floor, Tabletop Dept
Mary's Master Artists donated works benefiting the National AIDS Memeorial Grove - follow the link below for more info.
Treasures from the Garden 2
August 7 - 26, 2012
San Francisco Bay Model Museum
from San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum
On exhibit September 1 - December 30, 2011
The Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture, established in 1972, is northern California's largest horticultural library. The library houses approximately 27,000 volumes and 450 plant and garden periodicals.
The library also features a 1,600-volume children's botanical library, Sunday children's story time programs and botanical art exhibitions.
MARIN GENERAL HOSPITAL
April - July 9, 2011
Mary and Master Artists from her Botanical Illustration Program present watercolors for sale to benefit Marin General Hospital's Cancer Institute.
The Bolinas Gallery featured "Beautiful Botanicals" by the Master Artists in Mary's Illustration Program.
Click here for historical info about the Gallery
Return of the Carnivorous Plants
Oh no! They’re back, and they’re more frightfully fun than ever! This summer, the Conservatory of Flowers becomes a Little Shop of Horticultural Horrors with a sequel to its 2007 exhibition “Chomp!” “Chomp 2! Return of the Carnivorous Plants” once again immerses visitors in a swampy paradise for meat-eating plants like the statuesque white trumpets of the American Southeast, the sinister pitcher plants of Borneo and the glistening sundews of South Africa. The extraordinary beauty and diversity of species on display will dazzle even the most squeamish.
Mary produced a fund raising event for SF's Conservatory of Flowers by directing the creation and donation of art by students in her Master Artist class. The festive silent auction on May 6th generated $8,000 for educational programs with
Paxton Gate partnered with the Conservatory of Flowers to sponsor CHOMP 2
May - Oct. 2009
Conservatory of Flowers
Surprises abound about the treats we eat in a new exhibition called Edible Expeditions.
It¹s a chance to see food in the wild as visitors take a discovery journey of edible plants from around the world. Edible Expeditions highlights the many delicious products that we enjoy from tropical countries like chocolate, vanilla, coffee, rice and spices galore. Interactive demonstrations help visitors understand how their food goes from vine to dine.
The exhibit also features a number of pen and ink illustrations that were created by artists studying under Mary L. Harden in the botanical illustration program at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. Original works available for purchase at the gift shop to benefit the educational programs of the Conservatory of Flowers.
Read more about Edible Expeditions
read Steve Rubenstein's humorous account here
Rock Hill Gallery
Mary L. Harden, Nancy J. Ballard, and Linda Cavanaugh show original botanical watercolors at the Rock Hill Gallery at the Community Congregational Church of Tiburon.
Community Congregational Church (CCC) is located at the top of a beautiful hill in Tiburon, California. Our wonderful views of the San Francisco Bay and surrounding countryside reflect the expression of oneness and expansion found in our active and caring congregation.
Celebrating the Spirit in all People, in all things
"Marking the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin's On the Origin of Species, botanical illustrator Mary Harden and the artists in her master class at the San Francisco Botanical Garden are showing detailed watercolors of ferns, magnolias, horsetails, araucarias, and other flora in the arboretum's Ancient Plant Garden."
- Jesse Hamlin, Chronicle staff writer
Echoes of Darwin received "Top Pick" from Janos Gereben in the Examiner's Art section and was reviewed in San Francisco Arts Monthly, January 2009.
Special Seminar w/ Mary L. Harden & Artist Reception
Wednesday, March 27th at 6pm Macy's Union Square
6th Floor, Tabletop Dept
Join Mary L. Harden, director of The Mary L.Harden School of Botanical Illustration, as she speaks about the genre of Botanical Illustration and the big ideas that are inherent in the watercolor paintings created for the AIDS Memorial Grove. Afterwards, meet the artists and find out why each painting is so unique! All proceeds from the sale of the paintings will benefit the National AIDS Memorial Grove. All pieces are available for purchase at $750.
Live Artist Botanical Art Demonstrations
Saturday, March 30 and April 6 from 12pm-2pm Macy's Union Square
Main Floor, Watches
Arboretum Map, 2011 M.Harden
This map was created to compliment the Treasures Exhibit. Visitors to the Garden can find a free download of this map and corresponding art here
May 7th - Oct. 31st, 2010
Display of botanical drawings by Mary Harden's Master Artists of the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society's Illustration Program beautifully reveals some of the structural details that make these plants so alluring.
Director Brent Dennis encourages bidding on the pen and ink illustrations and watercolors of carnivorous plants on view in the current CHOMP 2 exhibit. Consider the purchase of remaining watercolors to help reach our $10,000 goal.
May 1-31, 2010
The Bolinas Gallery featured beautiful botanicals by the Master Artists in Mary's Illustration Program. Nineteen lush, botanically accurate watercolors delighted visitors at a Mother's Day reception.
Black Tie Botanicals
Community Congregational Church of Tiburon
145 Rock Hill Drive
Tiburon, CA. 94920
Aug 20 - Oct 8, 2009
Echoes of Darwin
January 2nd through March 31st 2009
Helen Crocker Russell Reference Library Strybing Arboretum, 9th Ave. @ Lincoln Way Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Celebrate Charles Darwins' birthday with us. Echoes of Darwin presents a tale of plant evolution through exquisitely executed paintings.