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
Sep 14, 2017
by Deb Shaw The BAGSC September quarterly meeting will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, in the Brody Botanical Center Auditorium (downstairs). Arrive about 9:30 am to chat, settle in…
Sep 13, 2017
by Janice Sharp, posted by Deb Shaw BAGSC’s latest exhibit at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, “Inspired by Latin America,” is now open in the Brody Botanical Center. The art was hung on September 5, 2017, and the…
Sep 12, 2017
by guest writer Lisa Reynolds, Public Relations & Marketing Manager, San Diego Botanic Garden, posted by Deb Shaw If you have always wanted to see, smell, draw or paint an Amorphophallus titanium, and will be in the San Diego area the weekend of Septe…
Sep 11, 2017
By Janice Sharp and Beth Stone, posted by Deb Shaw On September 6 – 8, 2017, Marjorie Leggitt taught at BAGSC-sponsored workshop entitled “Fresh Art: Pencil and Paint in the Garden” at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanica…
Sep 11, 2017
By Gilly Shaeffer, posted by Deb Shaw The Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California (BAGSC) celebrated its 20th Anniversary on August 26, 2017 with a three-event program held at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. The late afternoon …