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by Sally Jacobs, posted by Deb Shaw

This picture shows my "rehearsal" set-up at home. Photo by Sally Jacobs, © 2017.

This picture shows my “rehearsal” set-up at home. Photo by Sally Jacobs, © 2017.

The Hollywood Farmers Market asked me to set up a booth this coming Sunday, December 3, 2017.  I’ll have prints, calendars, cards, and scarves for sale — all make great gifts for the holidays.

Come on by! 
Sunday, Dec. 3, 8 am – 1 pm
Across from the information booth
Ivar Avenue and Selma Avenue, between Hollywood Blvd and Sunset Blvd., just west of Vine
$3 easy parking at the ArcLight Cinema on Sunset with a Market validation.

It’s such a fun market: great produce, music, spirit. I shop there every Sunday.

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by Sally Jacobs, posted by Deb Shaw

Sally Jacobs' 2017 Gift Calendar, © 2016 Sally Jacobs, All rights reserved.

Sally Jacobs’ 2017 Gift Calendar, © 2016 Sally Jacobs, All rights reserved.

BAGSC member Sally Jacobs has issued a 2017 calendar featuring her original watercolors and graphite, keyed to the month and season.

A perfect 12-month, compact calendar for desk or counter, each month is printed on a separate 4″ x 5″ sheet, which fits into a compact, clear acrylic 4.5″ x 7.5″ plastic shell. The shell provides a stand for the calendar, or folds flat. As a holiday special, buy three (3) or more and receive an extra calendar free! [Note: the free additional calendar won’t show on the Etsy site, but don’t worry, it will be in your shipment.]

Calendars are shipped in 1 – 3 days in well-protected, eco-friendly, stay-flat mailers.

Order your calendars. Questions? Contact Sally Jacobs.

by Sally Jacobs, posted by Deb Shaw

E-invite for Sally Jacobs exhibition, Larger than Life at TAG Gallery.

E-invite for Sally Jacobs exhibition, Larger than Life at TAG Gallery.

Sally Jacobs will be giving an “Artists’ Panel” for her exhibition, Larger than Life this Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 3:00 pm at the TAG Gallery in Bergamot Station Arts Center. It’s a great way to see the show and hear about her approach, technique, and more.

The Los Angeles Times gave the show a great review! See the LA Times review of Larger than Life here: http://www.latimes.com/home/la-hm-sally-jacobs-20160926-snap-story.html

The gallery is located at:
TAG Gallery
Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Ave., D3, Santa Monica, CA 90404
310.829.9556
Contact: gallery@taggallery.net  |  http://www.taggallery.net

by TAG Gallery and Sally Jacobs, posted by Deb Shaw

Savoy Cabbage, graphite, by Sally Jacobs, © 2016.

Savoy Cabbage, graphite, by Sally Jacobs, © 2016.

BAGSC member Sally Jacobs has an upcoming exhibition of watercolor paintings and graphite drawings entitled “Larger Than Life.” The exhibition at the TAG Gallery in the Bergamot Station Art Center runs from September 27 – October 22, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 5 – 8 pm

Artist Panel: Saturday, October 8, 2016, 3 pm

The following is from the press release, sent out by TAG:

Sally was inspired by the rich arrays of produce and flora found in Los Angeles’ farmers markets. Jacobs zooms in, portraying flowers, vegetables, and fruit with dramatic precision. Jacobs transforms a vegetable we choose for nourishment or a flower for decoration by aiming higher, rendering it’s unique structure eye-catching and explicit, causing the viewer to catch their breath in wonder.

Jacobs uses watercolor or pencil in a unique, graduated way, masterfully capturing the minutest details of her subjects’ anatomy while staying true to the whole. She delves deep into a plant’s structure to reveal striking patterns and colors that seize one’s attention and imagination.

Bok choy, watercolor, by Sally Jacobs, © 2016.

Bok choy, watercolor, by Sally Jacobs, © 2016.

Jacobs is a contemporary botanical artist who has exhibited in numerous juried shows in New York and San Francisco, and at museums in New York, Minneapolis and Phoenix. She was an award winner at the Brand 37 Works on Paper exhibit and is one of the artists included in “Todays Botanical Artists,” a publication of well-regarded nature artists.

About TAG Gallery
Established in 1993 as a not-for-profit corporation, TAG Gallery is a member-owned community of forty artists. Through the physical gallery in Santa Monica’s landmark Bergamot Station as well as lectures from exhibiting and visiting artists, TAG Gallery has become a valuable resource for launching the careers of both emerging and mid-career artists based in the greater Los Angeles area. For more information about TAG Gallery, please visit http://www.taggallery.net. Questions about the exhibition? Please contact Rakeem Cunningham, (310) 829-9556, gallery@taggallery.net

TAG is located at 2525 Michigan Ave., D3, in the Bergamot Station Art Center, Santa Monica, CA 90404, 310. 829.9556.

by Sally Jacobs, posted by Deb Shaw

Cover of the Call for Entries PDF brochure for "2016 California Open Exhibition" at TAG Gallery, in Bergamot Station Arts Center, Santa Monica, California.

Cover of the Call for Entries PDF brochure for “2016 California Open Exhibition” at TAG Gallery, in Bergamot Station Arts Center, Santa Monica, California.

I’m writing about a juried show sponsored by my gallery, TAG, at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica. It’s the “California Open” which we’ve held for many years now. It’s a great show, well-juried, well-attended and a terrific showcase. This year it is juried by Kent Twitchell, who is known to appreciate representational art. Current TAG members are not allowed to enter.

ABOUT THE 2016 CALIFORNIA OPEN
The 11th Annual California Open is a juried exhibition celebrating contemporary art created by emerging artists. The competition is hosted by TAG Gallery, an artist-owned gallery located at Bergamot Station Arts Center that features emerging and mid-career artists of Southern California.

Deadline for Entries: July 3, 2016

Exhibition Dates: August 10 – 26, 2016
Reception and Awards Ceremony: Saturday, August 13, 5 – 8 pm

Download a PDF brochure, CAOpenProspectus2016Final, with the Call for Entries; click this link for Prospectus and Instructions for Submission

AWARDS
First Place $1,000
Second Place $500
Third Place $250
Honorable Mentions (3)

TAG Gallery is located at:
Bergamo Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Ave., D3
Santa Monica, CA 90404 310.829.9556
Tuesday-Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm

ABOUT THE JUROR: KENT TWITCHELL
Kent Twitchell is an American muralist who is most active in Los Angeles. He is most famous for his larger-than-life mural portraits, often of celebrities and artists. His murals are realism, not photorealism, according to Twitchell. He painted his first signed murals in 1971, “Steve McQueen Monument” in Downtown LA and “Strother Martin Monument” in Holly wood. Kent has painted ”The Hollywood Freeway Lady,” ”The Bride & Groom,” monuments to visual artists Ed Ruscha, Lita Albuquerque, Jim Morphesis, Gary Lloyd and others. He painted the “LA Marathon Mural” in Inglewood, the “LA Chamber Orchestra” in Downtown LA, the “Dr. J Monument” in Philadelphia and two “Monuments to Will Rogers” on the historic California Theatre in San Bernardino, among other murals. He is in the permanent collections of the LA County Museum of Art, the Chicago Art Institute, the Boise Art Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, the Vincent Prince Art Museum, the Long Beach Museum of Art and many private collections. He has also completed three murals in the main lobby of the historic Bob Hope Patriotic Hall in Downtown LA, a 40′ tall “Ruby Dee Monument” on the historic Karamu House Theatre in Cleveland, and a new “Freeway Lady” mural at LA Valley College for the 40th anniversary of the original mural. He has taught at LA City College, Otis College of Art & Design, California State University, LA, Biola University, Pasadena City College and LA County High School for the Arts. He is currently MFA Mentor/Advisor at Laguna College of Art & Design.

by Deb Shaw

Watercolor by Sally Jacobs, © 2014, all rights reserved.

Watercolor by Sally Jacobs, © 2014, all rights reserved.

BAGSC member Sally Jacobs has a new exhibition at the TAG Gallery, “Up Close: Plant Portraits.” The show will run from April 22 through May 17, 2014.

Artist Reception: Saturday, April 26, 5 – 8 pm

Mother’s Day Chocolate, Champagne & Art: Saturday, May 10, 12 – 5 pm

Artist Panel: Saturday, May 10, 3 pm

The TAG Gallery is located at Bergamot Station, D3, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, California, 90404. The phone number is 310.829.9556. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm; Sunday, 12 – 4 pm.

Congrats Sally!

by John Keesey, posted by Deb Shaw

Sally's Studio

Sally’s beautiful studio space was all set up when we arrived, with handouts and gifts from Anita.

For three lovely days in mid-October twelve eager botanical artists enjoyed the warm personality and dazzling expertise of Anita Walsmit Sachs from the Netherlands. They met each morning in the pleasant downstairs classroom of Sally Jacobs’ Studio near LACMA to learn botanical line drawing from Anita, the head of the Art Department of the Nationaal Herbarium Nederland of the University of Leiden in the Netherlands.  She brought many examples of the beautifully composed line drawings she creates for scientific articles, complete with ink stippling to suggest shading and shape. She has also contributed exquisite watercolors of Acer and Syinga to the Florilegium of the Prince of Wales’ Estate at Highgrove, and has won two gold medals from the Royal Horticultural Society of England.

Mimulus 'Dave', by John Keesey, pen and ink, © 2012

Mimulus ‘Dave’, by John Keesey, pen and ink, © 2012

We brought our own plant to draw, first in pencil to show the “habit” or repeating part of the plant, then details of structure often viewed under a dissecting microscope and drawn over graph paper. These pencil drawings were cut out and taped into a suitable composition, which was perhaps the most challenging aspect of the project. This was then transferred via tracing paper and a light box to a paper with a vellum finish suitable for inking, which was done using Rotring or Staedler pens of several sizes to indicate the light source and overlapping. Finally graduated stippling with these pens to indicate shading and shape was discovered to be an excellent form of meditation!

Salvia 'Hot Salsa' by Joan Keesey, pen and ink, © 2012

Salvia ‘Hot Salsa’ by Joan Keesey, pen and ink, © 2012

Botanical artists who attended these sessions included Sally Jacobs, Leslie Walker, Deborah Shaw, Tania Norris, Norma Sarkin, Janice Sharp, Bonnie Born Ash, Joan Keesey, Tania Marien, Mitsuko Schultz, Alyse Ochniak and Estelle DeRidder.  Also present was Yours Truly, John Keesey.

Part of a Western Sycamore by Estelle DeRidder, pen and ink, © 2012

Part of a Western Sycamore by Estelle DeRidder, pen and ink, © 2012

Note to all who attended the class: Please email a photo of your drawing and/or sketches to Deb, so she can post them to the blog.

Anita discusses inking techniques with the class.

Anita discusses inking techniques with the class.

by Leslie Walker, posted by Deb Shaw

Anita Walsmit Sachs in her studio. © Anita Walsmit Sachs

Anita Walsmit Sachs in her studio. © Anita Walsmit Sachs

Anita is an experienced Scientific Illustrator and teacher who is coming from the Netherlands to teach this very special class on October 12, 13, and 14. For a complete biography and an opportunity to see her work, visit her website.

Each student will select and bring to class a plant they wish to draw and get to know intimately.

The first day you will get to know the plant by study, making dissections, using a microscope and drawing.

The second day will be spent making a composition and deciding the technique you wish to work in.  This can be in pencil, watercolor or pen and ink which will make it  a scientific piece.

The last day we will try to finish our drawing or painting.

The teaching will be individual. Some experience would be nice.

The cost of this three day class on October 12, 13 and 14,  will be $300. The cost for non-members is $350. Space will be held upon receipt of a $50.00 non-refundable deposit. Final payment is due to Leslie by September 28. A list of materials and a suggested reading list will be sent by email, upon payment of deposit. Checks should be made out to “BAGSC” and sent to Janice. Questions? Contact Leslie until August 31 or Janice after August 31.

The class will be held October 12, 13 & 14, from 9:30 to 3:30 each day at Sally Jacobs’ Studio.

You don’t want to miss this wonderful opportunity. Class size is limited, so register as soon as you can.

by Sally Jacobs, posted by Deb Shaw

The TAG gallery in Santa Monica (the coop gallery that I belong to) is having their annual juried show. It’s always a great show, very well hung and attended, with prize money! All BAGSC members who are interested in submitting should do so!! The following is the pertinent information. Please click on the website links to read the details and submit your work online.

About the CALIFORNIA OPEN
The 2012 California Open Exhibition is the seventh annual juried art competition sponsored by TAG Gallery, located at 2525 Michigan Avenue, D3, Santa Monica, CA 90404, Bergamot Station Arts Center, Southern California’s largest art gallery complex and cultural center. The exhibition recognizes excellence in a diverse range of media and offers artists exposure at a world-class destination.

AWARDS
First Place $1000
Second Place $500
Third Place $250
Mendez Memorial Award $250

JUROR
MEG LINTON
Director of Galleries And Exhibitions
Ben Maltz Gallery
Otis College Of Art And Design

CALENDAR 2012
July 1: Submission Deadline
July 20: Notifications emailed
August 7 – 10: Receipt of Shipped Work
August 11 – 12: Receipt of Hand Delivered Work 12 noon to 3:30 pm
August 15: Opening of Show
August 18: Reception 5-8 pm. Awards Presented.
September 1: Pickup of Hand Delivered Work, 12 noon to 3:30 pm
September 4 – 7: Return of Shipped Work

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

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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