BAGSC News

The ongoing blog for the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California
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We publish information about exhibitions and classes, reviews, conferences, book reviews, product reviews and information of interest to our readers. We have followers from around the world, and welcome guest writers.

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What's New
Dec 6, 2017
by Caitlin Thompson, sent by Nina Antze, posted by Deb Shaw El Dorado Arts Council, located in Placerville, is currently seeking artists for a gallery exhibition entitled Native Roots, which will open Friday, March 16, 2018, and run through Sunday, May 20…
Dec 6, 2017
by Ted Tegart, Education Manager at the LA Arboretum and Deb Shaw In May, 2018, BAGSC will be exhibiting an adjunct exhibition of trees in public places, in conjunction with the exhibition of “Out of the Woods: Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens: T…
Dec 6, 2017
by Tania Marien and Deb Shaw This past year, Tania Marien had the opportunity to learn more about Henry R. Mockel, an East Coast artist known for his serigraphs of California desert plants and wildflowers. She had the opportunity to speak with people who …
Dec 6, 2017
by Beth Stone, posted by Deb Shaw BAGSC members might like these two upcoming events at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens: Lecture – Cochineal in the History of Art and Global Trade Sunday, 12/10/17 at 2:30 pm Garden Tal…
Dec 1, 2017
by Sally Jacobs, posted by Deb Shaw The Hollywood Farmers Market asked me to set up a booth this coming Sunday, December 3, 2017.  I’ll have prints, calendars, cards, and scarves for sale — all make great gifts for the holidays. Come on by!  S…