April 3 - 6, 2014
In its ninth year, Arts & Flowers brings together creative floral arrangers to share their talent and inspiration interpreting artwork from the Museum’s permanent collection in fresh flowers. For one weekend each year, fresh floral arrangements fill the Museum’s galleries and thrill the senses with a fabulous array of beauty.
As an Arts & Flowers visitor, you may agree or disagree with the floral interpretation presented, but you are certainly challenged - is the designer inspired by the color, style or mood of the original work of art? That, dear visitor, is for you to discover!
Floral participants must not only be inspired, but they must also follow guidelines that ensure the artwork is protected during the event. Planning starts six months before the event when invitations to participate are mailed. A Phoenix Art Museum League hosted Meet the Designer reception welcomes participants, followed by art selection meetings where artwork is chosen.
Then, the work begins.
Participants create their design, select flowers and assemble their arrangement for delivery on the first day of the event. Judging by a professional panel happens opening day for those choosing to participate. The It’s A Wrap award ceremony on Sunday celebrates the participants and their award-winning designs.
In 2011, the League was the proud recipient of the Arizona State Florist Association’s Public Awareness Award for our Arts & Flowers program.
Are you or someone you know interested in becoming an Arts & Flowers participant? If so, contact the League to be put on the 2014 invitation mailing list.
Arts & Flowers results from the hard work and dedication of members of the League, the Museum’s staff and over 60 floral participants who gift us with their time and talent.
Thank you for your support of Arts & Flowers 2013!
2013 Floral Design Competition Winners
Best Floral Interpretation
1st Place - Designer: Trisha Lucy of Petals and Lucy
Art: Guillotine of Sunlight/Shade by Peter Wegner
2nd Place - Designer: Jerrod Alcaida of Nonny’s Florist & Events
Art: Untitled (Fragment 2) by Bridget Riley
3rd Place - Designer: Brad Heinicke of Plant Solutions, Inc.
Art: Macrospore by Paul Morrison
Most Creative Floral Design
1st Place - Designer: Anna Starkey of Fleurt Floral Art
Art: Untitled by Karel Appel
2nd Place - Designer: Megan Carollo of Flower Bar
Art: Chale Epaulier/Chapeau au Plume by Jean Dubuffet
3rd Place - Designers: Sallye Schumacher / Betsy Stodola of Columbine Gardens Club
Art: Mountain Rancho by Stuart Walker
Designers: Lorrie Polley, Mark Siegwarth, Lacey Pacheco, Cathy Babcock of Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Art: Scholar’s Rock, Artist Unknown, China
“Iris” by Louise McCall