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by Leslie Walker

Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California Botanical Art Show at the Arboretum Library, April 1 to June 30, 2010.

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
301 No. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia CA 91007

Jurors: Olga Eysymontt, Susan Eubank, and Jim Henrich

Eligibility: Open to all BAGSC members.

Subject: Botanical specimens.

Media: Two-dimensional original botanical art or illustration.

Submissions: Up to 3 works of art that are the sole creation of the exhibiting artist. All media must be hand applied by the artist.

Submission Deadlines:
Entry form: February 27, 2010.

Download entry form: ArbLibShowEntryForm (Word document). Contact Deborah Shaw if you have problems downloading or opening the entry form file.

Artwork: March 14, 2010.

Fees: $35.00, for all entries (1 – 3 originals)

Presentation: Artwork no larger than 36″ x 30″, framed with white or off-white matting and no liners. Plexiglas (acrylic) glazing only. Light to medium brown, simple “L” (gallery frame) profile framing, wired for hanging with D-ring wire hangers, no sawtooth.

Sale of Works: Works may be for sale but may not be removed until the close of the exhibition. 35 percent of the sale price will be retained by The Arboretum.  All participating artists may also have prints, note cards, etc. for sale with 35 percent of the sale price retained by The Arboretum. Accepted artwork must be delivered to The Arboretum by March 14, 2010; all additional sale items (prints, note cards, etc.) must be delivered to The Arboretum by March 31, 2010.

Publicity: Scans are requested for judging, which may be used for publicity purposes. Artists may also be interested in ordering postcards with their own artwork advertising the show at a cost of  $30 per 100 cards. Scans must be sent to Deborah Shaw and received by her February 27, 2010. These postcards will be delivered at the March 20, 2010 BAGSC meeting. Call or email Deb for questions about custom postcards.

by Leslie Walker

I have been using American Frame for all my framing needs for more than ten years along with members of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Southern California Chapter.

Whether ordering online, or by phone, at 1-800-537-0944, it is very easy to obtain a catalog, or  a frame, complete with acid free mat and mounting boards, and acrylic (plexi) glazing. The complete kit is shipped to your home within a week. When you place your order, be sure to tell American Frame you are a member of The Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California. They will then credit BAGSC with a 5 percent rebate on each purchase.

The Basics style frame, AF106 natural & AF112 pecan meet the ASBA standard frame requirements and will also meet the framing requirements for The Arboretum Library Show. To put the artwork and frame together, follow the framing videos on the American Frame site. Use only the two D-ring wire hangers and framing wire; do not use sawtooth hangers. Framing this way is a very simple process and will save you money and take very little time. I suggest you all try it.

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