OSPREY, FL (October 13, 2022) Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast is delighted to host the Florida Society of Botanical Artists’ exhibit, Wicked Plants. This unique exhibit will be on display from October through December 2022 and showcases the work of 20 different artists tasked with creating images of plants they consider to be wicked. Some of the plants included have obvious thorns, while others have extensive root systems or are invasive. Other plants featured are poisonous if touched or ingested. In almost all instances, their beauty belies their potential harmfulness.
The artists’ reception will take place Wednesday, October 26, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the foundation’s Burrows-Matson House headquarters at Bay Preserve, 400 Palmetto Avenue in Osprey. Artwork will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast.
The Florida Society of Botanical Artists has fifty members across Florida and is a chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists, a collective of artists with over 1900 individual members around the world. Together they seek to nurture communities dedicated to the historical tradition of Botanical Art.
Registration for the reception is required. To RSVP, please visit conservationfoundation.com/events or call 941-918-2100. The exhibit will be on display through the end of the year and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please call 941-918-2100 for holiday hours.
About Conservation Foundation
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast protects land and water in Southwest Florida for the benefit of people and nature. Working with landowners, businesses, and government, Conservation Foundation saves land forever, protecting those special places that make this region extraordinary. A nationally accredited land trust, Conservation Foundation purchases natural areas, holds voluntary land protection agreements, and educates for responsible land and water stewardship in Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, and Collier Counties. Learn more and join in their mission at conservationfoundation.com.