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

BAGSC Exhibitions

Current and upcoming BAGSC exhibitions, 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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The Iris: A 25th Anniversary Celebration of BAGSC

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 will be presented on the BAGSC wall at the Brody Botanical Center, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, September, 2022. Join us for a visual exploration of the fantastic forms and colors of the flowers that make up the Iridaceae family.

Left, Kathlyn Powell, Neomarica caerulea, Walking Iris, © 2015, watercolor and gold leaf on paper.

THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART MUSEUM, AND BOTANICAL GARDENS

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

 

EXHIBITION DATES:
Saturday, September 24, 2022 – TBD

ARTWORK SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

September 15, 2022

ARTWORK DELIVERY DEADLINE:

September 21, 2022

EXHIBITION INSTALLATION:
Friday, September 23,  2022

EXHIBITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
Saturday, September 24, 2022

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A Last Peak at The Huntington:
"Gifts from Japan: A Horticultural Tale told through Botanical Art"

 

Following the spectacular success of the “Gifts from Japan” exhibition at the Portland Japanese Garden, the artworks by Japanese guest artists will be shown at The Huntington before continuing their journey back to Japan.

 

The "Gifts from Japan" exhibition in Portland illuminated the unique stories of many plants now widely grown throughout the world that originated in Japan, following Japan’s export of its rich horticultural history in the form of peonies, lilies, wisteria, camellias, and irises.

Artworks by Japanese guests artists will be hung in the
Flora-legium room at the Brody Botanical Center concurrent with the BAGSC "Iris" exhibition, celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California.

Akiko Enokido, detail of Camellia rusticana, © 2015,
watercolor on vellum.

THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY,
ART MUSEUM, AND
BOTANICAL GARDENS

Brody Botanical Center
Flora-Legium Room
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108

 

EXHIBITION DATES:

Saturday, September 24, 2022 – early October (final date to be determined)

EXHIBITION INSTALLATION:
September 21,  2022

EXHIBITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
aturday, September 24, 2022

VIEW THE ARTWORK AND PHOTOS FROM THE EXHIBITION OPENING BY CLICKING THE BUTTON BELOW:

Past Exhibitions, 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.

 

Thank you to all who have submitted artwork to this exhibition. Due to COVID requirements, the Brody Botanical Education Center remains closed, even though the gardens at The Huntington have been able to open. We will keep everyone informed when the Brody opens to the public.

 

Questions? Contact the BAGSC Exhibition Chair by clicking here.

This exhibition is now closed.

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: As of August 16, the Brody Botanical building is closed. We will post information as soon as it opens.

To be determined

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

July 13, 2021

EXHIBITION INSTALLATION:
August 30, 2021

EXHIBITION DE-INSTALLATION:
Friday, September 23, 2022

De-installation and artwork return instructions will be sent to all participants soon.

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Artists' Favorites: An Exhibition at
Mt. San Antonio Gardens

This non juried group show at the Mt. San Antonio Gardens gallery celebrates botanical art created by BAGSC members.

Join us for a delightful summer exhibition and events, including an opening reception, botanical art lecture, and dinner. BAGSC members also will conduct an outreach botanical art workshop.

Opening reception: Thursday, June 2, 2022

Presentation at 4:30 pm

Followed by a reception at 5:30 pm with viewing of the artworks in the Gallery.

This exhibition is now closed.

Left, Diane Daly, Clematis, watercolor on paper, © 2016, all rights reserved.

MT. SAN ANTONIO GARDENS

900 E. Harrison Avenue

Pomona, California 91767

 

EXHIBITION DATES:

June 2 – July 22, 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

May 10, 2022

EXHIBITION INSTALLATION:
May 31, 2022

OPENING RECEPTION, BOTANICAL ART LECTURE
AND EXHIBITION OPEN TO
THE PUBLIC:
June 2, 2022

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Gifts from Japan: A Horticultural Tale told through Botanical Art

 

“Gifts from Japan” illuminates the unique stories of many plants now widely grown throughout the world that originated in Japan. Through original botanical illustrations by American and Japanese artists, this exhibition presents a window into the Japanese and Japanese American experience, following Japan’s export of its rich horticultural history in the form of peonies, lilies, wisteria, camellias, and irises. “Gifts from Japan” also explores the roles played by the immigrant families who cultivated public and private gardens. The exhibition invites visitors on a journey of evolving cultures, horticultural technologies, and botanical art from the turn of the 20th century to contemporary times, featuring  richly rendered botanical illustrations from The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens (CA); guest botanical artists from Japan; and the following American Society of Botanical Artists chapters and artists' circles— the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California, the Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists, and the Oregon Botanical Artists.

 

Gifts from Japan is organized in conjunction with the 2022 annual conference of the American Public Gardens Association in Portland, Oregon.

This exhibition is now closed.

Akiko Enokido, detail of Camellia rusticana, © 2015,
watercolor on vellum.

PORTLAND JAPANESE GARDEN

611 SW Kingston Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

 

EXHIBITION DATES:

May 14 – July 4, 2022

EXHIBITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
Saturday, May 14, 2022

VIEW THE ARTWORK AND PHOTOS FROM THE EXHIBITION OPENING BY CLICKING THE BUTTON BELOW:

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Plants for Dry Climates

 

Our 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. 

This exhibition is now closed.

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 –
January 28, 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

September 15, 2021

EXHIBITION INSTALLATION:
September 28, 2021

EXHIBITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
October 1, 2021