Design Exhibit Schedule

GARDEN CLUB EXHIBITS THEME 2023-2024

THEME: Painting with Flowers

Each month we will use a famous painting as the inspiration for our floral designs. Look at each painting and be inspired by not just the colors and composition the artist used, but also the textures, depth, and movement of the eye they achieved. You will be paying homage to the original two-dimensional artwork, while at the same time creating your own visual painting with your three-dimensional materials.

A specific artist and their painting will be featured each month. From Frida Kahlo in September to Pablo Picasso in May, with many more favorites in between, we will travel through museums and delight in the beauty of fine art alongside the beauty of floral arrangements. Join us for a tour of the colors and compositions as we creatively “paint” our own masterpieces.

The revised 2017 Handbook for Flower Shows contains all the rules and information required for exhibits. If you do not wish to purchase the Handbook, it is now offered as a free download: National Garden Club – Handbook for Flower Shows.

Every member, whether novice or experienced, is encouraged to participate! It’s fun! We hope you will give it a try.

September

Theme:    Viva la Vida –
a painting by Frida Kahlo

Challenge: Duo Design, see Handbook, p.78. (Please provide the ability to rotate design to see the second side.)

Intermediate: Featured Plant Material Design, see Handbook, p.74. Novice: American Traditional Mass Design, see Handbook, p.71.

Novice: American Traditional Mass Design, see Handbook, p.71.

Open: Designer’s choice (one entry per member).

Horticultural Exhibits – Please read “Horticulture Division Rules” beginning on page 12 of this yearbook as well as the 2017 revised edition of the Handbook for Flower Shows.

1. Fruit or Vegetable (maximum 3 varieties per member)
2. Annual Collection
3. Perennial
4. Open (maximum 2 entries per member)

October

Theme: The Scream –
a painting by Edvard Munch

Challenge:  Cascade Design, see Handbook, p. 73.

Intermediate:  Angular Design, see Handbook, p. 73.

Novice:  Angular Design, see Handbook, p. 73.

Open: Designer’s choice (one entry per member).

Horticultural Exhibits – Please read “Horticulture Division Rules” beginning on page 12 of this yearbook as well as the 2017 revised edition of the Handbook for Flower Shows.

1. Polypodiopsida frond (Fern)
2. Coleus
3. Dahlia
4. Open (maximum 2 entries per member)

November

Theme:  Felled Totem –
a painting by David Hockney

Challenge:  Multi-Rhythmic Design, see Handbook, p. 75.

Intermediate:  Assemblage Design, see Handbook, p.77.

Novice: American Traditional Line -Mass Vertical Design, see Handbook, p.71.

Open: Designer’s choice (one entry per member).

Horticultural Exhibits – Please read “Horticulture Division Rules” beginning on page 12 of this yearbook as well as the 2017 revised edition of the Handbook for Flower Shows.

1. Flowering, berried, fruited or coned branch (not to exceed 24”)
2. Chrysanthemum collection
3. Container grown flowering plant
4. Open (maximum 2 entries per member)

December

Theme:  Evening Star #3 –
a painting by Georgia O’Keefe

Challenge:  Assemblage, see Handbook, p.77-78.

Intermediate:  Creative Line Design, see Handbook, p.74.

Novice: American Traditional Line -Mass Crescent Design, see Handbook, p.71.

Open: Designer’s choice (one entry per member).

Horticultural Exhibits – Please read “Horticulture Division Rules” beginning on page 12 of this yearbook as well as the 2017 revised edition of the Handbook for Flower Shows.

1. Container grown Begonia
2. Container grown Polypodiopsida (Fern)
3. Container grown Cactus or Succulent
4. Open (maximum 2 entries per member)

January

Theme:  The Dance –
a painting by Henri Matisse

Challenge:  Transparency Design, see Handbook, p. 77.

Intermediate:  Tubular Design, see Handbook, p.77.

Novice:  Creative Mass Design, see Handbook, p.74.

Open: Designer’s choice (one entry per member).

Horticultural Exhibits – Please read “Horticulture Division Rules” beginning on page 12 of this yearbook as well as the 2017 revised edition of the Handbook for Flower Shows.

1. Container grown Maranta leuconeura (Prayer Plant)
2. Container grown Epipremnum aureum (Pothos)
3. Blooming Hippeastrum (Amaryllis)
4. Open (maximum 2 entries per member)

February

Theme:  Dancers in Pink –
a painting by Edgar Degas

Challenge:  Creative Mass Design, see Handbook, p. 74.

Intermediate:  Creative Mass Design in the manner of European Traditional Design, see Handbook, p.71.

Novice:  Multi-Rhythmic Design, see Handbook, p.75.

Open: Designer’s choice (one entry per member).

Horticultural Exhibits – Please read “Horticulture Division Rules” beginning on page 12 of this yearbook as well as the 2017 revised edition of the Handbook for Flower Shows.

1. Container grown Vining Plant
2. Container grown Chlorophytum comosum (Spider Plant)
3. Orchidaceae (Orchid)
4. Open (maximum 2 entries per member)

March

Theme:  Clock Explosion –
a painting by Salvador Dali

Challenge:  Abstract Creative Design, see Handbook, p.77.

Intermediate:  Creative Armature Design, see Handbook, p.77.

Novice:  American Traditional Line S-Curve Design, see Handbook, p.71.

Open: Designer’s choice (one entry per member).

Horticultural Exhibits – Please read “Horticulture Division Rules” beginning on page 12 of this yearbook as well as the 2017 revised edition of the Handbook for Flower Shows.

1. Forced Forsythia (not to exceed 24”)
2. Salix discolor (Pussy Willow) (not to exceed 24”)
3. Iridaceae (Crocus)
4. Open (maximum 2 entries per member)

April

Theme:  A Rainy Day –
a painting by Lee Piper

Challenge:  Underwater Design, see Handbook, p.79.

Intermediate:  Reflective Design, see Handbook, p.75.

Novice:  American Traditional Line-Mass Design, see Handbook, p.71.

Open: Designer’s choice (one entry per member).

Horticultural Exhibits – Please read “Horticulture Division Rules” beginning on page 12 of this yearbook as well as the 2017 revised edition of the Handbook for Flower Shows.

1. Narcissus (Daffodil) collection
2. Helleborus (Lenten Rose)
3. Flowering branch (not to exceed 24”)
4. Open (maximum 2 entries per member)

May

Theme:  Les Desmoiselles d’Avignon –
a painting by Pablo Picasso

Challenge:  Framed Spatial Design, see Handbook, p. 74. (Frame must have a self-supporting structure.)

Intermediate:  Multi-Rhythmic Design, see Handbook, p.75.

Novice:  Parallel Design, see Handbook, p.75.

Open: Designer’s choice (one entry per member).

Horticultural Exhibits – Please read “Horticulture Division Rules” beginning on page 12 of this yearbook as well as the 2017 revised edition of the Handbook for Flower Shows.

1. Tulipa (Tulip) collection
2. Myosotis (Forget Me Not)
3. Paeonia (Peony)
4. Open (maximum of 2 entries per member)