Call for Entries - Our Major 2021 Exhibition - Opens 1st November, 2021
Opening Date for Submissions - Sunday 9th May, 2021
Closing Date for Entries - Wednesday 15th September, 2021

In November this year COP26 ( United Nations - Climate Change Conference ) in Glasgow Scotland, will bring together the nations of the world for one of the most important international meetings for the future of our planet.

Inspired by COP26 the Association of British Botanical Artists is excited to announce that their major exhibition for 2021, ReflectionS, will focus on the crucial role that plants play in the health of our planet.

The title of the exhibition has been choose because we would like artists to Reflect on the subject and composition they have submitted that best represents the exhibition aims and to Refect on the words that would describe their visual imagery.

COP26 has six major themes and the theme that is relevant to this exhibition is:

“ Nature - to safeguard and restore natural habitats and ecosystems to preserve the planet’s biodiversity “


The Association is currently in discussion with the conference organisers to bring together a digital collection of our members botanical art that will reflect the pivotal role that plants play in preserving the planet's biodiversity.


If chosen by COP26, a selection from this collection will be displayed on a large screen in one of the conference zones.

We would love to see your entries for this significant exhibition so make sure you download our information pack using the link at the top of the page.  This pack contains important dates and submission criteria and it is essential that you read and understand the submission criteria before you submit your work.

Because we are asking for members to develop a visual story around their submission we will be holding two Question and Answer Sessions on Zoom in February to help clear up any questions.  The dates are posted below.

If you have any questions before then, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The ABBA Team

February 2021

We would also like to get an idea of the level of interest in submitting artwork for this exhibition so if you do think you would like to submit your work after reading the information package then just:


Live Question & Answer Sessions

These Q&As will be live Zoom Sessions at the times and dates shown below.  The Zoom link will be the same for both sessions so if you have any questions after reading all the information come join us and hopefully your questions will be answered.  You can also send questions in advance stating which session you will attend together with your question(s). 


Send your questions to

Session I

Tuesday 16th February 2021 - 8PM - Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

Session II

Friday 19th February 2021 - 2PM - Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

ZOOM Link - Both Sessions


All artwork copyrighted by the artist. Copying, saving, reproducing, republishing of the artwork prohibited without express permission of the artist.

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