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The Theodore Payne Foundation (TPF) is now accepting resumes for the position of Executive Director.

The Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants, Inc., is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping others discover the beauty of California native plants. Its nursery, educational center and art gallery are located north of Los Angeles in Sun Valley, CA.

Here is a brief job description from the Theodore Payne website:

    Executive Director – Theodore Payne Foundation

    Job Summary/Position

    Reporting to the Board of Directors and managing a current staff of 17 and overseeing management of a volunteer program consisting of over 250, the Theodore Payne Foundation Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer of TPF. The Executive Director’s primary responsibilities are to provide visionary leadership for TPF, manage strategic planning, fundraising and outreach efforts, and supervise operations and programs, including budgeting and finance, program development, staff supervision, and resource development.

    TPF seeks an Executive Director who effectively engages the Board, staff, donors, members, and other stakeholders to build relationships that advance TPF’s long-term growth and sustainability. While remaining true to the Foundation’s mission and vision, the Executive Director works to increase TPF’s visibility and presence in the greater Los Angeles area, and builds strategic alliances within the native plant community and with other relevant public and private organizations. The Executive Director plays a key role in working with the Board to chart the direction of the Foundation and ensure its accountability to all constituencies.

View detailed job description at http://www.theodorepayne.org/jobs.html.

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Look at what’s new at Classes Near You > Southern California!

Paula Panich – The Literary Gardener

Paula Panich is a writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Gastronomica, and Better Homes and Gardens. She is the author of four books, including Cultivating Words: The Guide to Writing About the Plants & Gardens You Love. She teaches at museums and botanical gardens across the US and currently teaches in the UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Program.

Art, Table, Taste, Memory: A Writing Workshop

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Journalist, teacher and writer, Paula Panich will teach a special writing workshop for Los Angeles Art Muse, a community of historians, artists and educators who lead small private group tours in the Los Angeles area. Join Paula at LACMA and engage with the food-and-table related art in the museum’s galleries. Participate in writing exercises and awaken your senses and memory to unveil your history as it pertains to food, memory, family and history.

Cost: FREE
LACMA Admission: $10
LACMA Parking: $10

For more information and to register, contact Clare Kunny. Limit: 12

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flier_AnnSwan_LA Arbortuem Botanical artist Ann Swan will lead a four-day colored pencil class at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden September 25-28, 2013.

Known for her elegant colored pencil work, Ann will discuss and demonstrate the colored pencil techniques used in botanical illustration. This class is almost full, so reserve a spot today if you would like to attend.

Ann Swan has received many awards for her colored botanical illustrations, has shown her colored pencil paintings in many exhibitions and has work in the Shirley Sherwood Collection.

Ann is also the author of Botanical Portraits in Colored Pencil.

Limit: 16 students
Cost: $440

Download flier and registration form

UPDATE 7/1/13
This workshop is now full. Download registration form to add your name to the waiting list.

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Here’s the latest at Classes Near You > Southern California:

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Gardens, Arcadia

Courses in introductory botanical drawing, beginning and intermediate watercolor, colored pencil, sketching and Chinese brush painting are taught throughout the year. Go to Events & Classes for more information. The Arboretum is located in Arcadia, CA. To register, contact Jill Berry or call (626) 821-4624.

    NEW! Evening Classes in Botanical Art with Cristina Baltayian
    Mondays, April 8, 15, 22, 29
    6-9pm; Oak Room
    $255 members; $275 non-members
    Emphasis will be on plant observation, drawing, composition, color theory and matching, and medium techniques. Participants will work in colored pencil, graphite, pen and ink and watercolor. In addition, this year an exciting project is beginning, in which, in conjunction with the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California, students will be studying and portraying many of the Arboretum plant introductions from the last 50 years. The goal is to build a collection of paintings that will celebrate and document the invaluable contribution of the Los Angeles Arboretum to the state of California. Class participation is limited to a minimum of 5 students and a maximum of 12.

    Colored Pencil in Botanical Art with Cristina Baltayian

    Learn the colored pencil techniques used by botanical artists. Special topics to be explored in 2013 include: water-soluble pencil techniques, solvents, colored pencil sticks, pen & ink with colored pencil, composition. All levels of experience are welcome. Students will receive a supply list. Registrants may bring a lunch or buy lunch at the Peacock Cafe.

    Dates for 2013
    February 5, 12, 19, 26
    March 5, 12, 19, 23
    April 2, 9, 16, 23
    May 7, 14, 21, 28
    June 4, 11, 18, 25
    July 2, 9, 16, 23

    10 AM – 2 PM (includes lunch break)
    $255/mo. Arboretum members per month
    $275/mo. Non-members per month
    Pre-registration required; please call (626) 821-4623

    Cristina Baltayian is a botanical artist with a background in drawing (graphite, charcoal, pen & ink), two-dimensional design, watercolor and colored pencil. Her work has been shown at Filoli, the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Chapman University. She is a member of the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California and the American Society of Botanical Artists.

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    Art Workshop – Mondays. This self-directed workshop (no instructor) provides a supportive, encouraging environment for those who wish to pursue their artistic endeavors in watercolor, graphite, pastels, etc. Both beginning and experienced artists are welcome. It is a wonderful opportunity to develop at your own speed in your own media while being in the company of those with like interests. Each session of eight meetings costs $35 for Arboretum members ($42 non-members). Upcoming sessions: December 5, 2011 – February 6, 2012; February 13—April 2, 2012; April 9—May 28, 2012; June 4—July 23, 2012. Artists meet in the Oak Room from 9:30 – 11:30 AM. To register, contact Jill Berry or
    call (626) 821-4624.

    What Tree Is That?

    Dr. Jerrold Turney, Instructor
    Bamboo Room: 10am – noon

    Learn the trees of southern California in this four-session class with plant pathologist and arborist, Dr. Jerrold Turney. Participants will learn about 60 trees, 21 of them this Saturday! A one-hour lecture will be followed by a walk in the Arboretum during which participants will learn how to identify the trees they just learned about in lecture.

    Pre-registration preferred, but you may register at the door. Please call the Class Registration line at 626.821.4623.

    Cost: $25 Members/$30 Non-Members (includes Arboretum admission)

    Meeting Dates
    Saturday, February 2
    Saturday, March 2
    Saturday, April 13
    Saturday, May 11

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Artist Lala Ragimov has announced her new scientific illustration class for children and adults. This weekend class will be taught at Madrona Marsh, the last vernal marsh in Los Angeles County. See below for details.

Lala Ragimov

A Southern California artist who studies the techniques of Renaissance painters and uses these techniques in her work. Her work is currently on view in the solo exhibition, Envisioning the Natural World, at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center. Lala’s classes appeal to a general audience and can accommodate participants working on independent projects. Botanical artists are welcome! The classes below are taught at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center in Torrance, CA.

Adult Classes:

    Exploring Watercolor Techniques
    Thursdays, September 20 – November 29, 2012; 6:30 – 9:00 PM
    (no class Nov 22)
    Learn new techniques at each meeting. Students have the option of participating in the class project or working on their own. Cost: $135 Torrance residents ($150 non-residents). View Details/Register

    Fundamentals of Oil Painting

    Learn oil painting techniques and apply your new knowledge using still life sets or in your own independent project. Topics addressed include: color theory, composition, positive space and negative space. Two sections of this course are available. Cost per section: $135 Torrance residents, ($150 non-residents)

    Mondays, September 17 – November 26, 2012; 6:30 – 9:00 PM
    (no class Nov 12)
    View Details/Register for Monday option

    Tuesdays, September 18 – November 20; 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    View Details/Register for Tuesday option

    Learn to Draw and Sketch

    Tuesdays, September 18 – November 6, 2012; 12:30 – 2:30 PM.
    In this introductory course, participants will learn how to observe subjects. They will also learn about shading, composition, expression and style. Cost: $100 Torrance residents, ($110 non-residents)
    View Details/Register

Children’s Classes

    Drawing and Watercolour Painting (Ages 10-16)
    Young artists will work in pencil, pen, ink and watercolor while learning about perspective, shading and color. They will also draw and paint from life and imagination and learn the techniques of the Old Masters. Two sections of this course are available. Cost per section: $79 Torrance residents, ($89 non-residents)

    Fridays, September 21 – November 9, 2012; 4:00-5:30 PM
    View Details/Register for Friday option

    Saturdays, September 22 – November 10, 2012; 3:15-4:45 PM
    View Details/Register for Saturday option

    Botanical and Zoological Illustration
    Learn how to draw and paint the plants and animals at Madrona Marsh, the last surviving vernal marsh in Los Angeles County. In this Saturday morning program, participants will learn how to create botanical, ornithological and other scientific illustrations with the help of the artist Lala Ragimov. Basic drawing and watercolor supplies provided. Adults and children (9 years old and older) are welcome. Cost: $10 per class. Class dates are listed below. Each class meets from 10 AM – 12 PM.

    To register, contact Friends of Madrona Marsh at (310) 782-3989.
    Explore the Madrona Marsh online at www.friendsofmadronamarsh.com.

    Class Dates:
    Satuday, November 17, 2012
    Saturday, December 8, 2012
    Saturday, January 26, 2012
    Saturday, February 16, 2013
    Saturday, March 30, 2013
    Saturday, April 20, 2013

This information can also be found at Classes Near You > Southern California.

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Nourishing Art
TAG Gallery
Bergamot Station
March 27 – April 21, 2012

Sally Jacobs
demonstrates her passion for painting and healthy living in
Nourishing Art, a watercolor exhibition opening on March 27 at the TAG Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. Sally’s paintings of fresh vegetables from farmers markets in Los Angeles accurately portray the shapes and vibrant colors of her subjects.

An artist reception will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 5-8 PM. Sally will take part in an artist panel on Saturday, April 14, 2012. The conversation begins at 2 PM.

Sally’s work has been exhibited in many juried shows. Sally’s work is included in Today’s Botanical Artists and has been featured on the CNNfn show, Your Money. Note cards, note pads, prints and a 2012 calendar featuring Sally’s paintings of fruit and vegetables are available at ArtPlantae Books.

Visit the TAG Gallery

In The Media

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A series of classes about organic gardening will be held at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden. If you draw and paint directly from plants in the garden, this series is for you!

Be sure to also see the botanical art classes offered at the arboretum. All can be found at Classes Near You > Southern California.

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Gardens, Arcadia

Courses in introductory botanical drawing, beginning and intermediate watercolor, colored pencil, sketching and Chinese brush painting are taught throughout the year. Go to the Events & Classes for more information. The Arboretum is located in Arcadia, CA. To register, contact Jill Berry or call (626) 821-4624.

    Organic Fruit & Vegetable Gardening 2012
    Each class session will focus on seasonal production and will cover a broad range of topics such as companion planting, the identification of plant diseases, the treatment and prevention of plant diseases, biodiversity, weeds, insects, farming, Slow Food, soil building, composting, remedies and recipes. This class will be taught by Jill Morganelli, instructor and the horticultural supervisor at the Arboretum. Cost per session: $25 members, $30 nonmembers. Register in advance or pay at the door. The meeting dates for this program are:

    March 3 (Palm Room)
    June 2 (Bamboo Room)
    September 8 (Palm Room)
    December 1 (Bamboo Room)

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