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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    • Artwork name (botanical and common), artist's name, medium and substrate (e.g., watercolor on vellum), and copyright date.
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Contact the BAGSC Communications Committee. We are happy to help with writing and editing.

Want to learn how to blog?

We're always looking for BAGSC members who would like to be trained to write and post on the blog. It's not hard. Contact Deborah Shaw for training and a cheat sheet.

What's New
Oct 7, 2017
by Teri Kuwahara, posted by Deb Shaw The City of Torrance Cultural Arts Commission has announced their 2017 Excellence in Arts Awards. The City honors individuals each year in four categories: Dance, Music, Visual Arts & Design, Drama & Theater Ar…
Sep 30, 2017
by Deb Shaw Join BAGSC and The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens for an innovative seminar, held in conjunction with The Huntington’s exhibition “Visual Voyages,” part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative. …
Sep 29, 2017
by Deb Shaw Following the 2017 ASBA Conference in Northern California, Martin J. Allen will arrive in Southern California to teach a BAGSC-sponsored workshop, entitled Larger than Life Tuesday – Thursday, October 24, 25 & 26, 2017 9:30 am – 3:30 pm ea…
Sep 29, 2017
by Jude Wiesenfeld, posted by Deb Shaw BAGSC member Jude Wiesenfeld will be exhibiting in the Malibu Lake Art exhibition, Sunday, November 19, 2017, from 11 am – 7 pm. Open to the public, the exhibition features art, jewelry, photography, holiday de…
Sep 29, 2017
by Clara Josephs, posted by Deb Shaw BAGSC member Rita Hopper exhibited two paintings, including this beautiful leaf in mixed media, in the Tustin Art League member show at the Tustin Senior Center. The exhibition was free and closed September 28, 2017. C…