Thanks to Jean (paintingflowers.blogspot.com) for the heads-up:
The American Society of Botanical Artists, Inc. (ASBA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting public awareness of botanical art and to encouraging the development of this continuing artistic tradition.
The botanical art tradition combines science and art. Botanical artists seek to understand the structure of plants and to communicate this knowledge to their audience in an aesthetically pleasing manner. While botanical art encompasses a range of styles, the focus of the ASBA is on work that conforms to the above definition, whether it takes the form of scientific illustration or realistic flower painting.
Incorporated in February 1995, the ASBA is open to all artists and others interested in furthering the development of botanical art. Annual participation, is open to individuals and institutions worldwide. To join, please see our Membership page. [Read More]
Last accessed: 2 May 2006
Check out the Exhibitions page (I found it interesting to read the thoughts and write up behind the exhibitions), the Members Gallery (where there are links to works by the artists listed), and the newsletter (WARNING: the newsletters are in PDF, up to 1MB. Last time I tried to assess, I got an error message and caused all my browser windows to close…)
I didn’t find a lot of artworks on the site itself. What’s useful are the links to the artists and its newsletter.