Southwest Society of Botanical Artists (SWSBA) is a chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA).

As described by ASBA, the mission and vision of SWSBA is: “To provide a thriving, interactive community dedicated to perpetuating the tradition and contemporary practice of botanical art.” and “Botanical art will be considered a significant, relevant, and respected contributor to 21st century art, recognized for its unique power to educate, promote ecological awareness and enrich our lives.”


All SWSBA members must first be members of ASBA. Some of the benefits of ASBA and SWSBA membership are listed below. Membership in ASBA costs $95 per year, with SWSBA membership costing an additional $15. Joining SWSBA is done through the ASBA website, https://asba-art.org/membership.

Member Benefits

There are many benefits of membership in ASBA and SWSBA.

  • ASBA member benefits
    • A quarterly journal with interesting articles, society activity and beautiful art
    • Monthly email highlights
    • Ability to enter ASBA exhibits
    • Ability to attend yearly conference with exhibits, classes and vendors
    • Announce your workshops and exhibits
  • SWSBA member benefits
    • SWSBA only workshops
    • First in line for SWSBA open workshops
    • SWSBA only exhibitions
    • Encouragement and inspiration from like minded artists

Officers and Contacts

  • President: Joyce Peters
  • Vice President: Marceline VandeWater
  • Secretary and SWSBA Contact: Susan Ashton
    • SAshtonArt@att.net
  • Treasurer: Jo Ann Loza Woodley