BAGSC Exhibitions, 2019
Current and upcoming BAGSC exhibitions will be posted here. For more information about these and other related exhibitions, please visit our Blog, BAGSC News.
Almost Dry: Recent Works from 2018
The group show "Diversity of Orchids" of the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California, presented at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens has been extended until January 21, 2019.
The next group show at the Brody Botanical Center will have a broader theme: new works completed by BAGSC members in the 2018 calendar year.
This exhibition will run from February - June, 2019. Entries are due no later than Tuesday, January 15, 2019.
This group show of the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California presented at the Brody Botanical Center, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens celebrates all the plants that grow in the orchard: fruit trees, grapes, etc.
Exhibition dates and submission details to be posted soon.
This group show of the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California presented at the Brody Botanical Center, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens celebrates edibles from the garden, especially those which grow in the vegetable gardens, kitchen gardens, or potagers.
Exhibition dates and submission details to be posted soon.
BAGSC Exhibitions, 2020
Plants of Asia
In anticipation of the opening of The Chinese and Japanese Gardens at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, the 2020 group show will focus on the plants of Asia.
A listing of the basic common species that inhabit traditional Chinese and Japanese Gardens will be posted soon, along with details about exhibition dates and submission.
Past BAGSC Exhibitions, 2018
Inspired by Latin America
This show will celebrate the plants of Latin America.
The show will run from September 1, 2017 to January 15, 2018 and will be held in the main lobby of the Brody Botanical Center at The Huntington Library. Entries will be due no later than August 1, 2017. See the "Call for Entries" page in the "Members Only" section for further details.
Bonsais of The Huntington
This show will celebrate the Bonsai as subject matter for drawing and painting—from the aesthetics of overall shapes and forms to very detailed structures and textures. This show will coincide with The Huntington’s Bonsai events in January, February and April, 2018, and may be considered for a “Florilegium” of Huntington plants.
BAGSC will participate in the Bonsai-A-Thon at the end of February, 2018, celebrating all things Bonsai.
The exhibition will run from January 15, 2018 to April 30, 2018. Entries will be due no later than December 15, 2017. See the "Call for Entries" page in the "Members Only" section for further details.
The Japanese Garden
This show will celebrate the Japanese-themed garden at Descanso Gardens. The plants featured in this garden are native to Asia, and include camellias, azaleas, mondo grass, Japanese maples, cherry trees and plum trees.
The show will run from March, 2018 to March, 2019. Entries will be due no later than February 12, 2018. See the "Call for Entries" page in the "Members Only" section for further details.
The theme of this show will be trees in botanical gardens or arboreta.
Remarkable Trees is a local, BAGSC-sponsored exhibition being held in conjunction with The Third New York Botanical Garden Triennial Out of the Woods: Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens. The Out of the Woods Triennial will be displayed in the Brody Botanical Center, Flora Legium Gallery at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens from May 19 – August 27, 2018.
BAGSC artists are invited to submit unique or inspirational trees in public botanical gardens for Remarkable Trees, per the original ASBA entry guidelines for Out of the Woods. Out of the Woods and Remarkable Trees seek to highlight the role of botanical gardens and arboreta in educating the public about trees, their ecological and utilitarian roles, and the research botanical gardens contributes to our understanding. Artists depictions may include any season, or the aspect of the tree the artist finds most engaging. Each entry will include the location of the entered tree.
The BAGSC adjunct exhibition, Remarkable Trees will run from May 19, 2018 to August 27, 2018 and will be hung on the walls of the main lobby of the Brody Botanical Center at The Huntington.
BAGSC members will be available throughout both exhibitions for botanical art demonstrations and family-friendly activities in the lobby Brody Botanical Center. Times and events will be posted on BAGSC News, the BAGSC blog. The ASBA's Out of the Woodscatalog will be available for sale in The Huntington's bookstore.
Entries are due no later than April 27, 2018. See the "Call for Entries" page in the "Members Only" section for further details.
Diversity of Orchids
This exhibition celebrates the orchid family. Orchidaceae are one of the two largest families of flowering plants—diverse, widespread, sometimes colorful, sometimes fragrant, and sometimes bizarre. Many people do not realize that the diversity of orchids goes beyond the selection of Phalaenopsis, Cymbidium, and Oncidium orchids we find at our local supermarkets or home improvement stores.
BAGSC members may choose to paint Jim Folsom's favorite orchid, Paphiopedilum dollgoldi 'Laurie Susan Weltz' FCC/AOS, or submit other original artworks.
Orchids are available for sketching at the Brody Botanical Center each Saturday and Sunday through August 26th as part of our demonstrations in conjunction with the “Out of the Woods” and “Amazing Trees” exhibitions. Please contact the BAGSC Exhibitions Chair if you would like to draw and paint orchids on any of the available weekends.
Entries are due no later than August 20, 2018. See the "Call for Entries" page in the "Members Only" section for further details.
The "Diversity of Orchids" exhibition has been extended until
January 21, 2019.
San Diego Botanic Garden is opening their conservatory this summer! In celebration, the subject for BAGSC's annual exhibit will be tropical plants. Orchids, Philodendrons, Anthuriums, other epiphytes and more will be featured in the conservatory, but anything tropical is welcome for the exhibition.
Looking for specimens to draw and paint? The conservatories at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden and The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens are ideal places to find an unusual tropical plant in the LA area.
BAGSC Past Exhibitions
Please click the links below to see past BAGSC exhibitions.