Focus on Nature XIV will open in November of 2016 at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute (RTPI) in Jamestown, New York. We are very excited and honored to collaborate with this institute that is dedicated to continuing the tradition of natural history illustration. The RTPI mission is to “honor and continue … to foster understanding, appreciation and protection for the natural world”. RTPI is a beautiful facility with exhibition space of high standard. To learn more about RTPI, visit:

The entry deadline for FON XIV will be March 16, 2016. The on-line entry form will be ready shortly

Each Focus on Nature jury includes guest jurors that include at least one artist who has participated the most often in previous exhibitions, and usually a guest scientist. FON XIV guest artist will be Bobbi Angell. She has exhibited twelve artworks since the start of FON and donated two to the NYSM Illustration Collection.

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Bottle Gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) Etching, (copper plate) on paper, 2011
Marlboro, Vermont, USA


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