We are pleased to announce that Chile is officially joining the Botanical Art Worldwide project! A new artists' group has been formed: Circulo de Ilustradores Naturalistas de Chile (Circle of Naturalist Illustrators - Chile), and free workshops will be held leading up to the entry deadline. An organizing team has been assembled and work has begun on launching a website. For the time being, email queries are being accepted at: firstname.lastname@example.org. A venue has been secured at Recoleta Dominica Patrimonial Center in Santiago, housing a 400-year old monastery and library. The Center holds a very complete historical book collection, a Decorative Arts Museum, and a collection of three-dimensional art objects.
Chile has a fascinating flora, and contains many plants found nowhere else in the world. Its diverse geography extending over 2,600 miles north to south, with elevations ranging from sea level to over 22,000 feet, have created a broad range of habitats where its unique flora can thrive. We look forward to seeing the images created by this nascent Circle, CINC, in Chile!