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Lara Call Gastinger

January 2013

Lara Call Gastinger holding a copy of the book Flora of Virginia.

Announcing the publication of the Flora of Virginia, an important manual of plants for Virginia that was the completion of over a decade of work. It includes 3200 taxa of 200 plant families. Lara contributed 1300 inked line illustrations and the color painting for the cover. CONGRATULATIONS LARA!

May 2012

A Rich Spot of Earth.

A botanical watercolor painting of Thomas Jefferson's tennis ball lettuce, painted by Lara Call Gastinger, is featured in "A Rich Spot of Earth," a recent book by Peter Hatch about the Monticello gardens. "A Charlottesville botanical illustrator, Lara Call Gastinger, has used Monticello vegetables as subjects for a series of watercolors on cultivated crops" (p. 110, 115).

May 2009

Lara Call Gastinger's work will be featured at Monticello's Jefferson Library in A Biographical and Botanical Art Exhibit from May 3 - November 12. The Library is located at 1329 Kenwood Farm Lane, Charlottesville, VA.

March 2009

Lara Call Gastinger is featured in the March 2009 issue of Southern Living magazine. Towards the back of the issue is a bonus section for mid-Atlantic readers called "Mid-Atlantic Living: People and Places." Lara's article appears on page 12, entitled "The Art of Nature."