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
Jun 20, 2017
by Janice Sharp and Deb Shaw The first art exhibition by the Botanical Artist Guild of Southern California in the Brody Botanical Center at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens has been hung… and it is beautiful! This show, Inspi…
Jun 18, 2017
posted by Deb Shaw The Los Angeles Times has an article on this Father’s Day by Matt Ritter in the California Journal section, entitled The case of the leaning pine tree: A natural history mystery unfolds on the Central Coast. The story highlights M…
May 23, 2017
posted by Deb Shaw The most recent of BAGSC’s ongoing exhibitions at the Descanso Gardens opened on Friday May 19, 20017. The theme of the show is California Natives. On the May 20 and 21 weekend, BAGSC held botanical art demonstrations in the Boddy…
May 16, 2017
by Deb Shaw Carol Woodin will be teaching a workshop entitled “Painting Orchids in Watercolor on Vellum” at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, June 2, 3 and 4, 2017, from 9:30 am – 4:00pm each day. There are still s…
May 16, 2017
By Jude Wiesenfeld, posted by Deb Shaw BAGSC held a one day class with botanical artist (and BAGSC member), Lee McCaffree, at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens on May 6, 2017 on “Leaf Detail: Start to Finish, Veins and Edges”. …