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“Artists’ Favorites” Exhibition at the San Diego Botanic Garden

by Deb Shaw

A wonderful, talented crew of BAGSC members arrived with hammers in hand to hang the exhibition “Artists’ Favorites” at The San Diego Botanic Garden on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Lesley Randall had prepared labels in advance, with each artist’s statement about why their selected piece was their “favorite.” True to form, members brought healthy (and not so healthy) snacks, music and hammers, and the show went up in no time.

A few comments from BAGSC helpers:

“First and foremost, a great big thank you to Lesley for organizing a wonderful exhibition. And then a big thank you to the huge BAGSC crowd who came to hang the show, the family and friends who came with them and the lovely snacks. A beautiful exhibition and a great group to hang with!”  —Deb Shaw

“I want to add my THANKS!!!; first, to everyone for coming down to help set up, but also for sharing your special works and your thoughts about them. It really adds a lot to the exhibit and helps visitors understand what motivates us to do what we do. I am certainly inspired to go out and find more plants to draw. I am so pleased to be able to bring this exhibit to SDBG! Thanks again for all your support and participation. Happy drawing and painting!” —Lesley Randall

“Yesterday was such a great example of what BAGSC is all about…working together to encourage one another and sharing our passion for all things botanical…it definitely is a team effort!  Each time we have an opportunity to get together it is always so interesting to get to know one another better, and to learn from one another.  A true blessing!  Thank you!!”  —Kirsten Rindall

“It sure looks fantastic!  Great hanging job!”  —Sue Kuuskmae

The exhibit will run from: September 21, 2014 – November 16, 2014 at the San Diego Botanic Garden in the Ecke Building

The exhibition is open for viewing daily, 9 am – 5 pm Cost: Free with paid admission or membership

Artists include: Cristina Baltayian, Melanie Campbell-Carter, Diane Daly, Estelle DeRidder, Linda Ericksen, Cynthia Jackson, Susan Jackson, Clara Josephs, Joan Keesey, Suzanne Kuuskmae, Lesley Randall, Kirsten Rindal, Mitsuko Schultz, Gilly Shaeffer, Deb Shaw, Janice Sharp, Gayle Uyehara, and Leslie Walker.

The San Diego Botanic Garden is located at 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, California 92024. The phone number is 760.436.3036.

If you have some photos you would like to add to the slideshow gallery below, please email them to Deb Shaw. If we didn’t get images of your work on the wall, our apologies. If we got any of the captions wrong, well, that’s Deb Shaw’s fault — please email her with corrections.

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