RSBA – Romanian Society of Botanical Artists is founded in November 2018. The association was born at the initiative of Irina Neacsu, designer and botanical artist. Together with a small group of botanical art supporters, she decided to start a platform that would respond to the wide interest and enthusiasm towards botanical art in Romania. RSBA functions as a community that has, beside its founding members, the honorary members, active members and supportive members. The web site offers information on artists, courses and workshops, books, exhibitions, offers and international competitions in botanical art.
The RSBA vision is that of connecting together people passionate about botanical art in Romania, and of creating a cultural international contact, through the possibility of participation in competitions, exhibitions, courses and residencies. As an association, RSBA offers its members access to information that is filtered and actual, and also to special offers, such as discounts, tutorials, and general news. Active members can benefit from having an online gallery with their works, which can be changed or renewed annually.
The RSBA activities are related to the organization of group exhibition and to the participation in international exhibitions, to books and catalogs release, and to the facilitation of specific education, by having international lecturers invited to teach botanical art courses in Romania.
The RSBA purpose is to raise the level of botanical art in Romania, through the formation of hight level artists in both drawing and painting. Through the existence of a critical system, of a good educational base and of a strong community of specialists, RSBA supports botanical art in Romania and promoted Romanian botanical artists at international standards.