BAGSC Exhibitions, 2019

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Mandarin Wind’, Watercolor on paper, © 2018, Mitsuko Schultz

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Mandarin Wind’, Watercolor on paper, © 2018, Mitsuko Schultz

Almost Dry: Recent Works from 2018

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 has a broader theme: new works completed by BAGSC members in the 2018 calendar year.

The exhibition will run from February 1 - July 2, 2019.

THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART COLLECTIONS AND BOTANICAL GARDENS

SAN MARINO, CALIFORNIA

February 1  – July 2, 2019

ENTRIES DUE: JANUARY 15, 2019


Senecio serpens, or Blue Chalkstick. Colored pencil on paper by Jan Clouse, © 2019.

Senecio serpens, or Blue Chalkstick. Colored pencil on paper by Jan Clouse, © 2019.

Celebrating Silver

This year is the 25th anniversary of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA). As part of the celebration, ASBA is publishing a catalog with images of members' work based on the theme "Celebrating Silver." Plants with 'silver' in the name (common or scientific), or a plant that has a 'silvery' element are eligible for submission.

Many BAGSC members are drawing and painting a “silver” plant to participate. BAGSC members who have submitted artwork to ASBA's “Celebrating Silver" also participated in a group show of the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California presented at the Brody Botanical Center, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California, February - June, 2019..

This exhibition will run from July 9 to September 4, 2019. The exhibition will then be moved to the Mt. San Antonio Gardens, where it will be displayed from October 1 to November 26 (see below). A reception will be held at the Mt. San Antonio Gardens' gallery on October 3, 2019.

 

THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART COLLECTIONS AND BOTANICAL GARDENSBrody Botanical Center
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108

Exhibition Dates:
July 10, 2019 - September 4, 2019

ENTRIES DUE FOR BAGSC EXHIBITIONS:
June 4, 2019

ENTRIES DUE FOR ASBA CATALOG:
June 10, 2019


Teri Kuwahara, Cheeseweed,  Malva parviflora, Colored pencil on paper, © 2019

Teri Kuwahara, Cheeseweed,
Malva parviflora, Colored pencil on paper,
© 2019


Kathlyn Powell, Scarlet pimpernel, Anagallis arvensis, Watercolor on vellum, © 2019

Kathlyn Powell, Scarlet pimpernel, Anagallis arvensis, Watercolor on vellum, © 2019

Weeding the Madrona Marsh: Restoring the Preserve

"A weed is a flower growing in the wrong place."
—George Washington Carver 1864-1943

The land that is now the Madrona Marsh Preserve never had been developed. It was held vacant except for an oil drilling platform begun in the 1920’s.

While the Preserve was left vacant, the areas around the Preserve were developed for residential and commercial use. Along with the development came the introduction of non-native* ornamental plants, grasses and other plant material that was not part of the Preserve’s ecosystem.

Many of these plants have now moved into the Preserve. While they are lovely in a residential garden, in the Preserve they are weeds! There are on-going restoration projects of the land, water, plant and animal life on the Preserve. As part of the restoration, the non-native plants are being removed to allow the Preserve's natives to flourish.

This Exhibition features plants that do not belong in the Preserve.

*“Non-Native” is used here to refer to plants that are not native to the preserve and includes plants that may be native to other parts of Los Angeles County and California in general.

About the Madrona Marsh Preserve

The Madrona Marsh Preserve has been designated as a Significant Ecological Area by Los Angeles County, which means it contains irreplaceable biological resources.

A botanical study showed a total of 142 species of plants call the Madrona Marsh Preserve "home," representing 40 families. Of those, 101 species have Special Status—that is, they are California native species that have been accorded special legal or management protection because their continued existence is in question. Providing a habitat for these gems requires vigilant removal of non-native and invasive species that constantly threaten the Preserve.

The Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California group exhibition from May 21 – August 9, 2019, focuses on the non-native weedy plants of the Madrona Marsh that require constant removal. The goal of the exhibition is to educate Californians about plants that should be removed from their own environments to help lessen the threat to our native habitats, as well as the determined efforts by dedicated staff and volunteers at the Preserve.

THE MADRONA MARSH PRESERVE, NATURE CENTER3201 Plaza Del Amo Torrance, CA 90503

Exhibition DATES:
May 21 - August 9, 2019

Entries due: May 15, 2019

A listing of plant specimens can be found in  "Members only > Call for Entries"

 

BAGSC members, their guests, and the public are invited to an opening reception,
Saturday, June 8, 2019,
1:00 - 3:00 pm


Leaf from Heuchera 'Plum Pudding', or Coral Bells 'Plum Pudding,' watercolor on paper by Diane Nelson Daly, © 2019.

Leaf from Heuchera 'Plum Pudding', or Coral Bells 'Plum Pudding,' watercolor on paper by Diane Nelson Daly, © 2019.

"Celebrating Silver"
at Mt. San Antonio Gardens

The "Celebrating Silver" exhibition will move from The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens to the studio/exhibition space at the Mt. San Antonio Gardens in Pomona, California, for installation on September 30, 2019.

A reception is planned on October 3, with a short talk to be given about Botanical Art and the ASBA/Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California.

Mt. San Antonio Gardens900 E. Harrison Ave, Pomona, CA 91767

October 3 - December 1, 2019

 

Opening reception and talk:
Thursday, October 3, 2019,
4:30 pm


Punica granatum (Dos Granadas), Watercolor on paper © 2019 Melanie Campbell-Carter, all rights reserved

Punica granatum (Dos Granadas), Watercolor on paper © 2019 Melanie Campbell-Carter, all rights reserved

The Orchard and Other Fruit

This group show of the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California presented at the Brody Botanical Center, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens celebrates all the delectable edibles that grow in an Orchard, as well as what we typically consume as fruit. In other words, fruit that grows on trees, or that would grow in an Orchard, in a vineyard, or what is considered “sweet.” Some obvious examples include oranges, peaches, pomegranates, cashews, walnuts, bananas, dates, blueberries--fruits, nuts, and seeds that grow on trees, small trees, or large bushes. Other examples include grapes, kiwi, and strawberries.

We understand the word “fruit” means something very different to a botanist or botanical artist, vs. the average person shopping in the produce section in the grocery store or at the Farmer’s Market. This exhibition, as well as "The Potager" exhibition next year will provide information to the public as to what constitutes a "fruit" as opposed to other parts of a plant.

Submission is open to all BAGSC members in good standing. For details and entry forms, please see the "Member's Only" page.

THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART MUSEUM, AND BOTANICAL GARDENS

Brody Botanical Center
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108

 

Exhibition DATES:
September 11, 2019 - January 8, 2020

Artwork Submission DEADLINE:
August 12, 2019

 

 


BAGSC card by Gayle Uyehara, California fuchsia, Epilobium canum, colored pencil, © 2019.

One of the card and postcard artworks selected by Gayle Uyehara, California fuchsia, Epilobium canum, colored pencil, © 2019.

BAGSC Business Cards and Postcards

In 2019, BAGSC had a "Call for Entries" for California Natives to be used on the backs of postcards and business cards.

Additional calls for entries will be ongoing for BAGSC promotional items.