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Mark your calendars! Once again, BAGSC will be participating in the LA Garden Show at the Los Angeles Arboretum from April 28 – May 3. All botanical originals or prints are welcome. Eligibility requirements include:

  1. Be a Guild member in good standing.
  2. Original work should have been created within the past two (2) years.  However prints of the Original art may be exhibited in the show.
  3. Volunteer for shifts at the sales table or other show related activity.
  4. Sign and submit a waiver of liability with your application.

Some important dates to remember:

  • Show entry deadline: March 13, 2009
  • Art drop-off at the Arboretum: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 between 9:30 am and noon
  • Show closing: Sunday, May 3, at 5:00 pm

All BAGSC members are encouraged to submit to this non-juried show. The Submissions Guidelines and Show Information will be emailed to all members. If you don’t receive yours, or if you have any additional questions, please contact exhibit chair Janice Sharp.

See you there!

Jenny Phillips will be teaching a Botanical Painting Class again at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens March 30, 31, April 1, 2 & 3, 2009. The classes will be held in the Botanical Building from 9:00-3:30. The cost of the class is $525 for BAGSC members and $575 for non-members. Spaces are being reserved as a $50 non-refundable deposit, payable to BAGSC. Contact Leslie for details. The balance payable to BAGSC is due March 1, 2009.

Evening Lecture and Reception: Friday, March 27, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Workshop (ART 310): Saturday, March 28th & Sunday, March 29th 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Learn the basics for creating botanical illustrations from professional botanist, botanical illustrator, and teacher, Dr. Linda Ann Vorobik. Linda, through demonstrations and lectures, introduces participants to drawing skills, parts of the plant, what botanical illustration is when defined precisely, and watercolor techniques as used for painting plant portraits. All skill levels are welcome: accomplished artists can increase their knowledge of botany and skilled botanists learn drawing and painting techniques. A list of required supplies will be mailed to participants.

Join us the Friday preceding the weekend workshop for a casual reception, where Dr. Vorobik will showcase some of her works and techniques.

Note: Each day of the workshop there will be a lunch break from noon – 2 p.m.  Dr. Vorobik will stay in the classroom with short breaks only for those who wish to eat at the Garden or work through the lunch break.

Location: Friday Reception – Blaksley Library, Weekend Workshop – Arroyo Room
Limit: Friday Reception: 40, Weekend Workshop: 15
Friday Lecture Fee: No charge for workshop participants, $5 for all others

Register online!

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