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by Tania Norris, posted by Deb Shaw

We are privileged to have two of the foremost artists and teachers in the world of Botanical Art scheduled to give classes at the Virginia Robinson Gardens shortly.

Jenny Phillips

Jenny Phillips

JENNY PHILLIPS, from Australia, has her own botanical art school in Melbourne. She has not taught in America for five years so it is wonderful to have her back.
Class dates: April 11, 12 and 13, 2012
Time: 9:30 am – 4 pm each day.
Subject: Tonal work to emphasize form and planning a composition which will fill a page with movement and meaning.
Cost: $375.00

Jenny has also asked that each student bring a painting so that she can help with any problem areas that we need special help with.

Elaine Searle

Elaine Searle

 

ELAINE SEARLE, from England, will be returning for another of her popular classes. Elaineʼs quiet way of explaining “how to” has given us many “a ha” moments. Elaine is always ready to look at our paintings and help with problems.
Class dates: June 4 – 8, 2012.
Time: 9:30 am – 3pm
Subject still to be decided. Please let me know your thoughts.
Cost: $595.00

To register for the classes, please contact the Friends of Robinson Gardens by telephone if paying by credit card, (310) 550-2068 or if paying by check, please make payable to the  Friends of Robinson Gardens and mail to:
1008 Elden Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

If you have any questions, please email me or call.

Look forward to seeing you at two wonderful classes,
Tania Norris

by Deb Shaw

BAGSC Member Sally Jacobs had a review of her upcoming show, “Nourishing Art” in the LA Times. See the article online at the “Daily Dish, The Inside Scoop on Food in Los Angeles“. Show and opening information is posted here on the BAGSC Blog.

Congrats Sally!

by Deb Shaw

Calochortus amoenus (Rosy Fairy Lantern), watercolor by Joan Keesey, © 2012, all rights reserved.

Calochortus amoenus (Rosy Fairy Lantern), watercolor by Joan Keesey, © 2012, all rights reserved.

Joan Keesey, BAGSC member and membership chair, will be having an exhibition of botanical watercolors, “Wild Flowers of Mineral King” at the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants (TPF), Friday, March 30 – Saturday, June 30, 2012.

An opening reception for the artist will be held Saturday, March 31, 2012, from 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm.

The opening reception coincides with “Poppy Day” at the TPF, their annual spring plant sale event, which takes place from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on March 31. Hundreds of different native California species and cultivars will be available to choose from — a great opportunity for those BAGSC members who would like to paint California natives for the Chapman University exhibition on drought-tolerant plants. TPF members will receive 15 percent off all plants in 4-inch containers, one gallon containers and up. Non-members will receive 10 percent off those same plants, and memberships will be sold at the door.

California Buckeye, watercolor by Joan Keesey, © 2012, all rights reserved.

California Buckeye, watercolor by Joan Keesey, © 2012, all rights reserved.

The TPF is located at 10459 Tuxford Street, in Sun Valley, California 91352. The phone number is 818.768.5215 and the wildflower hotline number is 818.768.3533.

Davidson's Fritillary, watercolor by Joan Keesey, © 2012, all rights reserved.

Davidson's Fritillary, watercolor by Joan Keesey, © 2012, all rights reserved.

by Deb Shaw

Sally Jacobs, Invitation to "Nourishing Art" at the TAG Gallery

Sally Jacobs, Invitation to "Nourishing Art" at the TAG Gallery, © 2012, Sally Jacobs

BAGSC member Sally Jacobs will be having a show entitled “Nourishing Art” from March 27 – April 21, 2012 at the TAG gallery.

The artist’s reception is on Saturday, March 31, from 5 – 8 pm; an artist panel will be held on Saturday, April 14 at 2 pm.

In this watercolor exhibition, Sally shows that she takes her healthy eating, and painting, seriously. With their vibrant colors and remarkable shapes, each of these nutritious vegetables from outdoor farmers’ markets in the Los Angeles area cry out, “eat me!”, and you should.

TAG gallery is in Bergamot Station, D3, at 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, California, 90404. The phone number is 310.829.9556; hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm.

Vegetables painted by Sally Jacobs, watercolor, © 2012, all rights reserved.

Vegetables painted by Sally Jacobs, watercolor, © 2012, all rights reserved.

by Deb Shaw

The Arboretum at the University of California, Irvine is presenting its annual Winter Bulb Festival:

Saturday, March 3, 2012: 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday, March 4, 2012: 11 am to 3 pm

The South African bulb garden is in peak bloom, and the Arboretum Nursery will be having a plant sale featuring perennials, succulents and blooming bulbs.

For those BAGSC members interested in drought-tolerant subject matter for the upcoming Chapman University exhibition, this might be a perfect opportunity to acquire some interesting specimens. All those interested in going over after the quarterly BAGSC meeting at Deb’s house can go over as a group.

Admission is $2.00 and parking is free. For more information, call 949.824.5833.

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