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

BAGSC Exhibitions

Current and upcoming BAGSC exhibitions, 2021 – 2022
 

BAGSC works to provide as many exhibition opportunities as possible to our members to participate in both juried and non-juried shows. Exhibitions fulfill our personal growth as artists and allow us to have a conversation with the public about botanical art, conservation, plant information and more. We provide educational outreach in conjunction with our exhibitions whenever possible.

We encourage all our members to submit their artwork to exhibitions, no matter where they are in their artistic development.

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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.

 

Submission deadline is July 13, 2021.

Submissions for 'Recent Works' is now closed. Thank you to all who have submitted. Questions: contact the BAGSC Exhibition Chair 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:

July 29, 2021 – to be determined

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

July 13, 2021

EXHIBITION INSTALLATION:
July 27, 2021

EXHIBITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
To be determined

Plants for Dry Climates


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

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:

October 1, 2021 – to be determined

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

August 25, 2021

EXHIBITION INSTALLATION:
To be determined

EXHIBITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
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.

This Juried 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.

Mt. San Antonio Gardens, Pomona/Claremont, California

A few years ago, BAGSC was invited to exhibit in a lovely gallery at the Mt. San Antonio Gardens. We are pleased and excited to announce that we are working with them to plan a new exhibition, possibly in Spring, 2022.

Stay tuned for more information, coming soon.

More details for Members coming soon

MT. SAN ANTONIO GARDENS

 

EXHIBITION DATES:

To be determined.

ARTWORK SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

To be determined.

The Iris

In 2022, BAGSC turns 25 years old, and what better way to celebrate than with an exhibition about the iris, the flower associated with 25th anniversaries.

 

In celebration of 25 years, 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 will explore the fantastic forms and colors of the iris.

More details for Members coming soon

THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART MUSEUM, AND BOTANICAL GARDENS

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

 

EXHIBITION DATES:

To be determined. (Fall 2022)

ARTWORK SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

To be determined.

Roses

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 will focus on the beauty of roses.

Details are being determined and will be announced soon.

More details for Members coming soon

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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Cacti and Succulents

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.

More details for Members coming soon

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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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!

More details for Members coming 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.

Past BAGSC Exhibitions, 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.'

The "Plants of Asia" exhibition will be de-installed July 20, 2021. Participating artists will receive instructions for picking up their artwork via email; please do not pick up artwork at The Huntington. Question? Click here to contact the Exhibitions Chair.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during a difficult year.

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
to July 20, 2021 due to COVID

ARTWORK SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

December 7, 2019

EXHIBITION DE-INSTALL:

July 20, 2021