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
Mar 8, 2018
by Teri Kuwahara and Deb Shaw BAGSC gathered at the Madrona Marsh Nature Preserve in Torrance for the January meeting to feature the ongoing mural project of BAGSC member Estelle DeRidder. The interior of the meeting room walls in the Madrona Marsh Interp…
Mar 8, 2018
by Lee McCaffree and Deb Shaw Filoli’s 20th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition is a celebration of spring flowers from their wonderful historic Garden. Artworks in the exhibition are from local and international artists (some of them graduates of Filoli’s Bo…
Mar 5, 2018
by Jude Wiesenfeld, posted by Deb Shaw Carrie Di Constanzo will be teaching a BAGSC-sponsored workshop, entitled Creating Botanical Paintings with Impact Using Gouache. Participants in this workshop will learn how gouache is used to create realistic and d…
Mar 5, 2018
by Deb Shaw Botanical Art Worldwide is listed on the American Express Essentials Culture site as one of 15 Art Exhibitions to see this spring at this link: Congratulations to Akiko Eno…
Mar 5, 2018
by Gilly Shaeffer, posted by Deb Shaw I recently had a wonderful opportunity to teach a workshop during the California Native Plant Society 2018 Conference that was held at the LAX Marriott Hotel in early February. The attendees at the conference were fro…