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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.

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