Native Plants of Chile

About this Exhibition

Chile has announced its participation in Botanical Art Worldwide, and has formed a new artists group, “Circle of Naturalist Illustrators, Chile - CINC). The group will be holding a master classes in botanical art before the deadline for entries, which is December 18, 2017. A series of events will be held in the venue and other locations to reach a broad audience. The group can be contacted at ilustradoresnaturalistaschile@gmail.com and their website is  https://ilustradoresnatura.wixsite.com/cinc


artwork

Chilean orchids are commonly unknown both abroad and within Chile. They're found throughout the country and have unique features: they show interesting color combinations on their tepals, like white and black, yellow and black, green and yellow and green and white. They are mostly terrestrial, unlike their tropical relatives, and depend on the fungi on their soil to survive. This makes them one of the most threatened groups in Chile. Andrea Ugarte has illustrated many orchid species and some of them are new discoveries and have never been illustrated.

Bipinnula gabriel, Pen and Ink, ©Andrea Ugarte 2012

Ranunculus uniflorus, watercolor on paper ©Francisca Espinoza 2016

 

This tiny Ranunculaceae from central Chile likes living along water courses and damp places up in the mountains, sometimes reaching up to 2000 meters of altitude.


Francisca Espinoza did this beautiful painting, combining graphite and watercolor, one of the characteristics of her work

 

Organizer

Circulo de Ilustradores Naturalistas de Chile

 
CINC logo
 
The organizing group of CINC, from left, Magdalena Pérez-de Arce, Javiera Dalaunoy, Geraldine Mackinnon, Francisca Espinoza, and Patricia Dominguez. Photo courtesy CINC.

The organizing group of CINC, from left, Magdalena Pérez-de Arce, Javiera Dalaunoy, Geraldine Mackinnon, Francisca Espinoza, and Patricia Dominguez. Photo courtesy CINC.

Steering Committee

Geraldine MacKinnon
Francisca Espinoza
Patricia Dominguez


exhibition Venue

Recoleta Dominica Patrimonial Center, Santiago, Chile

Recoleta Dominica Library. Photo courtesy Francisca Esponoza

Recoleta Dominica Library. Photo courtesy Francisca Esponoza

Recoleta Dominica Library exterior. Photo courtesy Francisca Espinoza

Recoleta Dominica Library exterior. Photo courtesy Francisca Espinoza

The Biblioteca of the Recoleta Dominica was founded in 1753, and holds one of the most important collections of historical books in Latin America, numbering over 115,000 volumes. Also located in the Recoleta Dominica Patrimonial Center is a  Decorative Arts Museum, whose mission is to demonstrate the way in which objects of decorative arts transform the world around us. 

Location

Centro Patrimonial Recoleta Dominica, 683 Recoleta, Santiago, Chile

 

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