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
Aug 18, 2018
by Deb Shaw We were all disappointed when Li’l Stinker, Amorphophallus titanum, or “Corpse Flower” failed to bloom last week at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. The failed bloom, however, gave Jim Folsom, John Tr…
Aug 6, 2018
by Deb Shaw The wonderful botanical art exhibitions at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Brody Botanical Center are in their final month of display. Out of the Woods: Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens, The Third New York Bot…
Jun 17, 2018
by Jude Wiesenfeld, posted by Deb Shaw Lesley Randall’s workshop, held at the LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden in Acadia, was very informative, focusing on Aristolochiaceae, commonly known as the Dutchman’s Pipe Family of plants. Lesley began the wo…
Jun 14, 2018
by Melanie Campbell-Carter, posted by Deb Shaw BAGSC member Melanie Campbell-Carter is returning to Texas wearing her Botanical Artist hat! As fellow members know, in 2014 Melanie relocated to Southern California from Texas to study botanical art. Melanie…
Jun 14, 2018
by Leslie Walker and Deb Shaw BAGSC member Leslie Walker delivered her commissioned graphite drawing of Hechtia argentea to be shown at the World Bromeliad Conference 2018. This year’s conference was held in San Diego, May 29 – June 3, 2018. T…