Community Art Plant Project

July 8, 2021

Community Art Plant Project photo

At the Adanac Fieldhouse, we are obsessed with plants! During the first phase of this project, we hosted a series of free, virtual workshops to learn about local plants and how to document them in various ways. Check out the links below if you want to view the workshops.

Workshop #1: Plant Identification and Collection

Workshop #2: Photographing Plants

Workshop #3: Botanical Illustration

During the second phase of this project, we are calling on community members to submit artwork! We want your photos, drawings, paintings and other artwork to include in a local plant identification guide. You do not have to be a professional artist – we are looking for a diversity of images.

If you are interested, please read the criteria below and send your artwork in! For the first edition of this guide, we will feature the following plants:

Native plants:
salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis)
swordfern (Polystichum munitum)
dull Oregon grape (Mahonia nervosa)
vine maple (Acer circinatum)
salal (Gaultheria shallon)
trailing blackberry (Rubus laciniatus)
Invasive plants:
Himalayan blackberry (Rubus bifrons)
Japanese, giant and Bohemian knotweed (Reynoutria japonica, Reynoutria sachalinensis & Reynoutria x bohemica)
yellow archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon)
English holly (Ilex aquifolium)
English & Irish ivies (Hedera helix & Hedera hibernica)
creeping buttercup (Ranunculus repens)


  • Must be your original artwork – photos, drawings, paintings, sketches, or any art medium will be considered.
  • Artwork must be a true likeness of the plants listed to be considered so that it will help users of the guide identify local plants.
  • Please focus artwork on specific features of the plant (for example leaves, flowers, fruits, stem/bark, etc.) rather than photos of the entire plant. We will select multiple images for each plant.
  • You may submit as many pieces of artwork as you wish, but preference will be given to provide as many people the opportunity to contribute their artwork as possible.
  • The ISCMV reserves the right not to include any artwork submitted, although everyone who submits (even if their artwork is not published) will be named as contributors in the guidebook.

How to submit

  • By submitting your artwork, you agree to give the ISCMV permission to include it and your name (for image credit) in this and subsequent versions of a local plant guidebook, property of the ISCMV. Images will not be used for any other purposes. Participants will not be paid for the use of photos and/or artworks.
  • Artwork must be received October 10, 2021 for consideration. The finished guidebook will be completed in early fall 2021 and will be shared with all contributors and be available publicly. It will be a digital resource (no printed copies provided).
  • Image resolution should be at least 300dpi (image file at least 1MB) and images in JPG, PNG or PDF format. Please ask us in advance if you intend to submit in another format.
  • Please submit artwork to as attachments, or in a website link.

Please contact us if you have any questions. This Project has been supported through the Neighbourhood Matching Fund of the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation.