by Melanie Campbell-Carter, posted by Deb Shaw

The Botanical Art Exhibit and Sale at the LA County Arboretum this past weekend was a great success!

Titled “the First Annual ARTboretum!”, twelve botanical artists (ten of whom are BAGSC members) exhibited 62 botanical works for three days at the Oak Room.  The twelve artists self-funded the show, with the Arboretum providing space in the Oak Room and on the Patio.

Over the three days, nearly 500 visitors enjoyed botanical art demonstrations, a viewer’s choice ballot, and a delightful reception on Saturday.  Awards were presented to Juanita O’Marah BAGSC, First Place, Citrullus lanatus dulcinea ‘Sugar Baby Watermelon’; Shae Gazzaniga, Second Place, Pelargonium cordifolium; and Robyn Reilman BAGSC, Third Place, Cynara cardunculus ‘Globe Artichoke’.

A full-color exhibit catalog was produced by the artists to help defray costs of the event, and a few copies are still available for $20 plus shipping through this link.

The artists wish to express their appreciation for the support of the BAGSC members who were able to visit the event. Congrats to all!

Click to see the slide show of artists with their paintings:

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