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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Want to learn how to blog?

We're always looking for BAGSC members who would like to be trained to write and post on the blog. It's not hard. Contact Deborah Shaw for training and a cheat sheet.

What's New
Nov 16, 2017
by Lee McCaffree and Nina Antze, posted by Deb Shaw Celebrate the abundance of spring flowers on display in Filoli’s magnificent historic gardens in Woodside, California for the 20th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition. The beautiful and extraordinarily accur…
Nov 16, 2017
by Gilly Shaeffer, posted by Deb Shaw I am participating in the Arroyo Arts Collective 25th Annual Discovery Tour on Sunday, November 19, 2017. This is a self-guided tour of artists homes and studios in Northeast Los Angeles. It is a one day event that go…
Nov 7, 2017
by Gilly Shaeffer, posted by Deb Shaw As part of BAGSC’s 20th Anniversary Celebration, we wished to start a scholarship fund to reach out to promising artists and foster their development as botanical artists. Congratulations to Irina Stolyarova, Na…
Nov 6, 2017
by Janice Sharp, posted by Deb Shaw BAGSC’s Ficus Exhibition at The San Diego Botanic Garden’s Ecke Hall opened on Thursday, November 2, 2017. Nineteen Ficus artworks, by 11 artists, are featured in the exhibition. A wonderful diversity of technique…
Nov 6, 2017
by Beth Stone, posted by Deb Shaw Martin Allen’s Techniques Showcase at the 2017 San Francisco ASBA Conference was a great introduction for the class he subsequently taught locally for BAGSC, October 24 – 26, at The Los Angeles Arboretum. Mart…