Exhibitions, 2016

The following are BAGSC exhibitions from 2016. For more information about these and other related exhibitions,
please visit our Blog, BAGSC News.

bagsc cornucopia exhibition

Postcard for San Diego Botanic Garden Cornucopia Exhibition featuring artwork by Teri Kuwahara. © 2016


Cornucopia focuses on all plants consumable. All life on Earth depends on plants. Cornucopia is a celebration by BAGSC artists of the diversity of plant life used in food, beverages and to enhance flavor. Download a pdf of the postcard invitation here.

San Diego Botanic GardenEcke Building
Encinitas, California

September 23 – November 18, 2016

Opening reception: September 23. Public welcome, no RSVPs necessary.

Diane Nelson Daly, Bauhinia blakeana, Hong Kong Orchid Tree.

Diane Nelson Daly, Bauhinia blakeana, Hong Kong Orchid Tree. Watercolor, © 2016.

Capturing the Arboretum: The Art of Botanical Illustration

A presentation of artwork depicting plants found in the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. The Arboretum is home to a large collection of plants derived from Mediterranean climates around the world.These include biogeographical collections from Africa, Australia, Canary Islands and Madagascar. Many of the “garden plants” found in Southern California were developed and introduced by the Arboretum.

This exhibition is being held in the newly renovated Los Angeles County Arboretum Library.

Los Angeles County ArboretumLibrary
Arcadia, California

July 16 – December 29, 2016

Opening reception: Saturday, July 16, 1 – 3 pm, public welcome, no RSVPs necessary.

Art demonstrations by BAGSC members on two Saturdays: August 27 and September 24.

Descanso, "Everything's Coming Up Roses" Signage Sign produced for the Everything's Coming up Roses exhibition in the Boddy House, featuring watercolor artwork by Lee McAffree, © 2016.

Everything’s Coming Up Roses

Everything’s Coming Up Roses made its debut on May 10, timed to be on display for Descanso’s Rose Festival on the weekend of May 14 and 15. BAGSC volunteers demonstrated our art form during the Rose Festival.

The Boddy House is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays and is included with admission to Descanso Gardens.

Descanso GardenBoddy House
La Cañada, California

May 14, 2016 – May 2017

Looking for Flora, Roger's Gardens

Looking for Flora postcard. Artwork Camellia japonica ‘Kingyoba tsubaki,’ Goldfish Camellia, by Akiko Enokido. Watercolor on vellum, © 2015.

Looking for Flora

Roger’s Garden's Fine Art Gallery presented a juried exhibition of BAGSC drawings and watercolors. This first time event will began with a “Paint Out” in the gardens with several of the exhibiting artists, followed by a reception with the artist in the Art Gallery.

Roger's GardensCorona del Mar, California

May 21 – June 3, 2016

A Day of Art

BAGSC members returned for the fourth annual Day of Art at Roger’s Gardens, featuring plein aire and botanical art. BAGSC had an outreach table about botanical art, BAGSC and ASBA, and presented a free Nature Journaling workshop. BAGSC taught Roger's visitors the basics of botanical art, drawing freesias, pansies, and other flowers from the nursery.

Roger's GardensCorona del Mar, California

February 27, 2016

A Passion for Camellias, Descanso Gardens

A Passion For Camellias, Descanso Gardens. Postcard artwork by Beth Stone: Camellia japonica ‘Guilio Nuccio’ with Camellia japonica ‘Horkan’ and Camellia wabisuke ‘Sukiya’, watercolor, © 2014.

A Passion for Camellias

Presented in conjunction with the Camellia Societies of Southern California first flower show of the 2015 season and a Camellia display by Nuccio’s Nurseries, BAGSC held a two-day botanical art exhibition of Camellias in Van de Kamp Hall. The Camellia Painting Exhibit and Flower Show was open to the public both days, and BAGSC members demonstrated botanical art. The exhibition was subsequently moved to the Boddy House, where it remained on display until May, 2016.

Descanso GardenBoddy House
La Cañada, California

January 2015 – May 2016

Zoo in Bloom, Santa Barbara Zoo

Zoo in Bloom

In an effort to showcase the non-animal living beauties at the Santa Barbara Zoo, BAGSC presented a juried show featuring the plants on the Zoo’s grounds. The exhibition was held in the Volentine Family Gallery, located inside Discovery Pavilion. BAGSC members demonstrated at the opening, Member Morning on October 3, 2015.

Santa Barbara ZooSanta Barbara, California

October 3, 2015 – January 3, 2016

BAGSC Past Exhibitions

Please click the links below to see past BAGSC exhibitions.

BAGSC Exhibitions, 2017

BAGSC Exhibitions, 2015 - 2006