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by Deb Shaw

Artwork from the Open Studio Invitation by Sally Jacobs, Sue Frank and Jack Shultz

Artwork from the Open Studio Invitation by Sally Jacobs, Sue Frank and Jack Shultz

BAGSC member Sally Jacobs, along with Sue Frank and Jack Shultz will be having a Studio Show and Open House on Saturday, November 5 from 12 – 4 pm and Sunday, November 6 from 12 – 4 pm. Original paintings, prints, glass art and holiday gifts (2012 calendars, notepads, notecards and more!) will be displayed and for sale.

Download a pdf invitation (StudioShow_EmailBlast_2011_10_06__12h48) and map, and bring friends!

by Deb Shaw

Alison Denning and Carmen Lindsay Exhibition Announcement

Alison Denning and Carmen Lindsay Exhibition Announcement

BAGSC members Alison Denning and Carmen Lindsay will be in a show entitled “Two Friends, 2 Expressions” at the Claremont Community Foundation in Claremont, California. The show runs from October 31 through November 28.

An artists’ reception will  be held Friday, November 4, 2011 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

The gallery hours are Monday through Friday, from 9 am – 4 pm.

Claremont Community Foundation
205 Yale Avenue
Claremont, California 91711

Congratulations Alison and Carmen!

by Bonnie Born Ash (posted by Deb Shaw)

As announced at our September meeting, BAGSC was offered the opportunity to exhibit a group show for three months beginning in July 2012 at Elements, a fine dining restaurant adjacent to the Pasadena Playhouse. The exhibition, entitled “Garden Variety,” will be curated by Karen Sikie and Gwen Samuels, who recently informed us that the restaurant gallery program is on hold until January. We will give you a status update on the show and send out a “Call for Entries” in January.

In the meantime, please keep painting fruits, vegetables, and flowers from the garden in preparation for when the “Call for Entries” goes out, after the first of the year.

by Deb Shaw

The University of Washington Botanic Gardens, Seattle, Washington, is inviting artists to enter original botanical illustrations and photographs for their Botanical Art Exhibit, to be displayed in the Miller Library, March 1 – 31, 2012, in conjunction with their world conference Conserving Plant Biodiversity in a Changing World: A View from NW North America.

The conference will focus on managing, researching or protecting native plant communities, rare plants and their habitats. Artists are invited to enter their original botanical illustrations or photographs that reflect the beauty of flora throughout northwestern North America. Conference attendees will vote, and winning artists will be awarded hundred dollar gift certificates to Powell’s Book Store.

The Art Exhibit will be juried. Deadline for digital submission is January 1, 2012. Artists will be notified by January 15th of selection. Please refer to the website for submission specifics. Questions about the art exhibit? Please contact


by Deb Shaw

The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) has issued a “Call for Entries” for botanical art, in preparation for their CNPS 2012 Conservation Conference: Conserving and Restoring the Roots of California’s Richness. The conference will take place January 12 – 14, 2012 at the Town and Country Resort and Conference Center, San Diego, CA.


Artists are invited to enter botanically accurate, original artwork in any two-dimensional medium that depict plants indigenous to California (no introduced plants, please!).

Entry form specifics:
Please go to the Art Contest page on the CNPS website to download the (one and two page) PDFs for the:

  • CNPS 2012 Conservation Conference Flyer
  • Official Call for Entries
  • Botanical Art Exhibition Prospectus
  • Botanical Art Contest Entry Form

Click on the “Exhibit Opportunities” under the “Categories” section to read the original article that was posted in BAGSC News. Happy painting!

by Deb Shaw

BAGSC Member Janice Sharp (and BAGSC’s good friend Jill) will be exhibiting in the Annual Art Festival, a group show at the Creative Arts Group, Friday, November 11 – Sunday, November 13. The Festival includes sale of work by more than 70 professional artists, artist demonstrations and a student sale on Friday and Saturday.  Paintings, drawings, ceramics and jewelry will be on display and for sale, including baskets and jewelry by Janice and Jill.

Opening night reception: Friday, November 11, 7 – 9 pm
Show continues: Saturday, November 12, 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday, November 13, 10 am – 3 pm

The Creative Arts Group is located at 108 North Baldwin Avenue in Sierra Madre, 91024. Take the 210 freeway to the Baldwin Avenue exit; than go north 1 mile. The phone number for the gallery is 626.355.8350. Congrats Janice and Jill!

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