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?

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What's New
Jan 1, 2019
[Editor’s note: Botanical artists have a long tradition of displaying their art where it can make a difference to the those who view it. Recent examples include art exhibitions in botanical gardens, of native plants around the world, and of vanishin…
Dec 23, 2018
by Kirsten Rindal, posted by Deb Shaw “Using Light to Create Realism in Botanicals”, taught by Robert McNeill at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, October 3-5, 2018 was an amazing 3-day workshop! Robert began with a thought-pr…
Dec 23, 2018
by Janice Hoiberg This year ASBA celebrates its 25th Anniversary! Founded 1994, with 200 original members, it has grown to the vibrant organization of over 1700 botanical artists from around the world. As part of the celebration a special ASBA 25th Annive…
Dec 23, 2018
by Kathy Morgan, posted by Deb Shaw Cristina Baltayian’s art and illustration class at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden is holding their third annual ARTboretum Botanical Art Show and Sale: Saturday, January 5, 2019 through Thur…
Nov 7, 2018
by Jude Wiesenfeld, posted by Deb Shaw It’s not too early to start planning for next year! Join BAGSC member Jude Wiesenfeld for her three-day Botanical Art Workshop: Watercolor on Paper, at the Desert Art Center in Palm Springs, California, January…