MLA-AHL Flora and Fauna Illustrata Project (FFI)

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and the Andersen Horticultural Library are excited to begin a long-term project - Flora and Fauna Illustrata - to document, in scientifically accurate fine art, the plant and animal species that occur at the Arboretum.

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Call for Flora #3 Minnesota Hardy Plants

2018 marks the 60th anniversary of the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and the 110th anniversary of the Horticultural Research Center. To honor the numerous apple, grape, tree, azalea and other plant varieties introduced by the University of Minnesota, we invite artists to select a specific “MN Hardy” plant or its parts and render it in scientifically accurate two-dimensional fine art (excluding photography). Submit your work for jury consideration and the opportunity to participate in this exciting new permanent archive!

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Call for Flora #2: Spring Plants

A wide variety of native wildflowers and a record 70,000 bulbs will be blooming this spring at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Select a specific plant or its part and render it in scientifically accurate two-dimentional fine art (excluding photography). Submit your work for jury consideration and the opportunity to participate in this exciting new permanent archive!

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Call for Flora #1: Trees

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is home to more than 5,000 different types of trees. Select a specific tree or its parts (fruit, flowers, branches) and render  it in scientifically accurate two-dimensional fine art (excluding photography). Submit your work for jury consideration and the opportunity to be added to this exciting new project's permanent archive!

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Questions or comments? Contact FFI coordinator Gretchen Wagener Burau: 612-301-1239, ffi@umn.edu

 

Red Oak
"Red Oak: Quercus rubra" Watercolor on Vellum by Wendy Brockman
Spring Dandelion
"Spring Dandelion" Watercolor on Vellum by Wendy Brockman
Buckeye Moth
"Buckeye Moth" Watercolor on Vellum by Wendy Brockman
Jay Feather
"Jay Feather" Watercolor on Vellum by Wendy Brockman