Asuka Hishiki, Brassica oleracea, Broccoli, © 2014, watercolor on paper

BAGSC Exhibitions

Current and upcoming BAGSC exhibitions, 2021 – 2022

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Recent Works

This non juried 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 recent botanical artworks BAGSC members have created during the last year. Deadline to submit artwork is June, 5, 2021.

Please send your intention to participate to the BAGSC Exhibition Chair as soon as possible by clicking here.

Left, Mitsuko Schultz, Lilita Hibiscus, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Lilita’,
© 2021, watercolor on paper.

THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART MUSEUM, AND BOTANICAL GARDENS

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

 

EXHIBITION DATES:

To be determined.

ARTWORK SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

June 5, 2021

detail of C. japonica ‘Hi-no-maru’ (Higo) and ‘Otahaku’ (Higo), © 2019, from "Plants of Asia" exhibition.

Plants of Asia

In anticipation of the opening of The Chinese and Japanese Gardens at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, this 2020 group show planned to focus on the 'Plants of Asia.'

Due to COVID-19, the 'Plants of Asia' exhibition has been extended.
It will remain on display through at least May 31, 2021. We will post information here and will send an email blast out to our members with more information as it is available.

 

Thank you for your understanding, and please stay safe.

Left, © Akiko Enokido, detail of C. japonica ‘Hi-no-maru’ (Higo) and ‘Otahaku’ (Higo), © 2019, from "Plants of Asia" exhibition.

THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART MUSEUM, AND BOTANICAL GARDENS

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

 

EXHIBITION DATES:

January 15, 2020 - EXTENDED
through at least May 31, 2021

ARTWORK SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

December 7, 2019

Plants for a Dry Climate

 

Our Southern California landscape is hot and dry during the summer months, with little or no rainfall. This BAGSC group show in the Library at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden will showcase cacti, succulents and California Natives—plants that grow in this environment and are adapted to both heat and low water supply.  

Submission details about this exhibition will be posted soon!

Left, Ellie Yun-Hui Tu, detail of Coreopsis gigantea, Giant Coreopsis,
© 2014, watercolor and colored pencil on paper.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY ARBORETUM AND BOTANIC GARDEN

Library
301 North Baldwin Ave
Arcadia, CA 91007

 

EXHIBITION DATES:

September 1, 2021 to
January 15, 2022

ARTWORK SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

To be announced soon!

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Cacti and Succulents

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This group show of the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California presented on the BAGSC wall at the Brody Botanical Center, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens explores the fantastic forms and colors of cacti and succulents.

Succulents are fleshy plants that store water. This ability makes them ideal for hot, dry climates like Southern California. Included in the “succulent category” are Cacti which are succulents with areoles (small bumps on the cacti where clusters of spines grow). This group of plants offers a vast array of opportunities for the artist to find a plant to love.

Left, Gayle Uyehara, detail of Opuntia chaffeyi, © 2020, watercolor and colored pencil on paper.

THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART MUSEUM, AND BOTANICAL GARDENS

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

 

EXHIBITION DATES:

To be determined.

ARTWORK SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

To be determined.

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The Potager, Orchard and other Edibles

 

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 edibles from the garden, especially those which grow in the vegetable gardens, kitchen gardens, or potagers.

The exhibition will coincide with the Fourth ASBA/New York Botanical Garden Triennial exhibition, celebrating heirloom plants and crop diversity. This includes examples of identified heirloom plants as well as wild relatives of plants that are important to human survival.

More information about the Triennial can be found on the ASBA website.

 

Submission details about the BAGSC Edibles exhibition will be posted soon!

Left, Diane Daly, detail of Pears: Bosc, Red Anjou, Anjou,
Pyrus communnis, © 2016, watercolor on paper.

THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART MUSEUM, AND BOTANICAL GARDENS

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

 

EXHIBITION DATES:
To be determined.

ARTWORK SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

To be determined.

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Cycads

This BAGSC group exhibition at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens will dive into Cycads, ancient seed-producing plants that flourished during the Jurassic Period (about 206 to 144 million years ago). These living fossils grow in tropical and subtropical regions of the world today, and The Huntington has a breathtaking collection.

For botanical artists, these plants present a unique challenge.

Submission details will be posted soon!

Left, Cycad photo, Deborah Shaw, © 2021.

THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART MUSEUM, AND BOTANICAL GARDENS

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

 

EXHIBITION DATES:

To be determined.

ARTWORK SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

To be determined.