Classes

Horizontal design. Staged on a 15 1/2″ square x 40″ tall pedestal. Design may not extend beyond pedestal on the front and back and may not exceed 18″ from the center on the sides. Arrangement may be no taller than 8′ in overall height from the floor. Gallery height is 70′. Gallery walls are clad in Indiana limestone. Viewed from three sides.

Educational Note: Horizontal design: [FD] a composition design in which the components are arranged on an axis parallel to the horizon. FS&JG 2016 edition.

Division: Division I: Floral Design, Splash Location: Gallery 104 Fee: Free

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Design inspired by paintings in the MFAH’s permanent collection. Staged on a 15 1/2″ square x 40″ tall pedestal. Design may not exceed 20″ from the center of the pedestal and 8′ in overall height from the floor. Two pedestals will be located to the left of the painting and two pedestals will be located to the right. The exhibitors’ pedestal locations will be determined by order of entry. Exhibitors will be notified of the location of their pedestal. Gallery height is 25′. Gallery wall color is Benjamin Moore 1464 Light Pewter. Viewed from three sides.

Division: Division I: Floral Design, Splash Location: Gallery 108 Fee: Free

Cotopaxi
Frederic Edwin Church, c. 1855
Size: 30 x 46 7/16 in. Frame: 44 x 60 in.

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Marsh Sunset, Newburyport, Massachusetts
Martin Johnson Heade, 1876–82
Size: 13 × 26 in. Frame: 18 × 31 in.

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Indians Spear Fishing Albert Bierstadt, 1862 Size: 19 1/4 x 29 1/4 in. Frame: 29 1/8 x 39 x 3 in.

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Curling; - a Scottish Game, at Central Park John George Brown, 1862 Size: 20 x 44 in. Frame: 29 7/8 x 53 7/8 x 3 1/2 in.

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Designs incorporating abstract qualities inspired by the Museum’s Contemporary Art in their permanent collection. Staged on a 15 1/2″ square x 40″ tall pedestal. Design may not exceed 20″ from the center of the pedestal and 8′ in overall height from the floor. Gallery height is 25′. Gallery wall color is Benjamin Moore HC23 Yorkshire Tan. Viewed from three sides.

Educational Note: Abstract design: [FD] a design style in which plant material and other components are used for their intrinsic qualities of line, form, color, texture; are characterized by boldness, an emphasis on space, and interest distributed though the design. FS&JG 2016 edition.

Division: Division I: Floral Design, Splash Location: Gallery 109 Fee: Free

Orange and Black Wall
Franz Kline, 1959
Size: 66 3/4 x 144 1/2 in.
Pedestal to the right of painting.

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Fiat Lux
Hans Hofmann, 1963
Size: 72 x 60 in.
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Passage Philip Guston, 1957 Size: 65 x 74 1/4 in. Pedestal to the left of painting.

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Red Brass
Franz Kline, 1955
Size: 681/4 x 39 1/8 in.
Pedestal to the right of painting.

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Back Porch
Willem De Kooning, 1975
Size: 70 x 80 1/8 in.
Pedestal to the right of painting.

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Wotan
Franz Kline, 1950
Size: 55 x 79 5/16 in.
Pedestal to the left of painting.

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Elaborate headdress of primarily fresh plant material to be worn by a sea goddess. Staged using a styrofoam head form, painted black, anchored on a 16″ square x 28″ tall pedestal. Design may not exceed 14″ from the center of the pedestal and 8′ in overall height from the floor. Gallery height is 70′. Gallery wall color is Benjamin Moore Super White. Viewed from all sides; judged from three sides.

Division: Division I: Floral Design, Splash Location: Gallery 200 Fee: Free

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Designs inspired by a couture dress in the Museum’s permanent collection. Gowns will be placed on mannequins. Designs will be displayed next to the gown being interpreted and staged on a 15 1/2″ square x 40″ tall pedestal. Design may not exceed 16″ from the center of the pedestal and 8′ in overall height. Gallery height is 70′. Gallery wall color is Benjamin Moore Super White. Viewed from three sides.

Division: Division I: Floral Design, Splash Location: Gallery 200 Fee: Free

Red Bill Blass, c. 1975 A red silk chiffon and silk crepe evening gown with cape.

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Pink Arnold Scaasi, c. 1992 A short pink silk taffeta evening dress.

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Green Arnold Scaasi, 1989 A blue and green tulle strapless floor-length dress with blue tulle bustle and bow.

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Blue James Galanos, 1980–89 A royal blue silk evening gown with polka dot tulle layered bodice and long sleeves.

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A challenge class for out-of-town GCA Judges. Fee: $75. Viewed from three sides.

Division: Division I: Floral Design, Splash Location: Gallery 209 Fee: $75 (Download Entry Fee Form)

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A design inspired by the items found in tidal pools. Open to provisional members of The Garden Club of Houston and River Oaks Garden Club only. Arrangement will be staged on a 12″ square x 36″ tall pedestal. Design may not exceed 8″ from the center of the pedestal and 8′ in overall height from the floor. Gallery height is 15′. Gallery wall color is Benjamin Moore 985 Indian River. Viewed from three sides. Each of the five found categories will be judged as a separate class.

Division: Division I: Floral Design, Splash Location: Gallery 220 Fee: Free

Fishing nets

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Driftwood

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Sea glass

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Bottles

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Floats and Corks

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Design inspired by View of the Seine, Paris by Armand Guillaumin, a painting in the MFAH’s permanent collection. Staged on a 14″ square x 40″ tall pedestal. Design may not exceed 15″ from the center of the pedestal and 8′ in overall height from the floor. Two pedestals will be located to the left of the painting and two pedestals will be located to the right. The exhibitors’ pedestal locations will be determined by order of entry. Exhibitors will be notified of the location of their pedestal. Gallery height is 15′. Gallery wall color is MFAH “Peach.” Viewed from three sides.

Division: Division I: Floral Design, Splash Location: Gallery 222 Fee: Free

View of the Seine, Armand Guillaumin, 1871 Size: 49 3/4 x 71 3/8 in.

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Design inspired by the natural phenomenon of the green flash which appears above the water at sunset. Staged on a 15 1/2″square x 40″ high pedestal. Design may not exceed 15″ from the center of the pedestal and 8′ in overall height from the floor. Gallery height is 15′. Gallery wall color is MFAH “Peach.” Viewed from three sides.

Division: Division I: Floral Design, Splash Location: Gallery 222 Fee: Free

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Design inspired by one of the following paintings in the MFAH’s permanent collection, staged on a 14″ square x 40″ tall pedestal. Design may not exceed 15″ from the center of the pedestal and not exceed 8′ in height from the floor. Gallery height is 15′. Gallery wall color is MFAH “Peach.” Viewed from three sides.

Division: Division I: Floral Design, Splash Location: Gallery 223 Fee: Free

The Three Umbrellas Raoul Dufy, 1906 Size: 23 1/2 x 29 in. Frame: 33 1/2 x 38 7/8 x 3 3/4 in. Pedestal to the right of painting.

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The Regatta at Antwerp Othon Friesz, 1906 Size: 22 3/4 x 31 1/4in. Frame: 31 1/2 x 40 x 2 3/4 in. Pedestal to the left of painting.

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The Port of Saint-Tropez Henri Charles Manguin, 1905 Size: 24 x 19 3/4 in. Frame: 32 5/8 x 28 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. Pedestal to the right of painting.

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The Boardwalk at Sainte-Adresse Albert Marquet, 1888 Size: 14 7/8 x 23 7/8 in. Frame: 24 1/4 x 33 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. Pedestal to the left of painting.

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A functional table design for two, depicting a dining experience at an exotic destination. Staged on a 30″ round x 30″ tall table. Table will be placed on a 36″ square x 6″ tall platform, which may not be altered or embellished. Table will be draped with a white floor-length tablecloth that may be over-draped by the exhibitor. Design may not extend beyond the table’s diameter, and must not exceed 8′ in overall height from the floor. Food is not allowed. Statement of intent required. Gallery height is 15′. Gallery wall color is MFAH “Peach.” Viewed from all sides.

Educational Note: Functional table: a table exhibit arranged for dining, including dishes, glassware, linens, and floral design(s) with or without other components. FS&JG 2016 edition

Division: Division I: Floral Design, Splash Location: Gallery 223 Fee: Free

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Underwater design, staged on a 15 1/2″ square x 40″ tall pedestal. Container may not exceed the size of the pedestal. Design may not exceed 20″ from the center of the pedestal and 8′ in overall height from the floor. Gallery height is 15′. Gallery wall color is Benjamin Moore 985 Indian River. Viewed from all sides.

Educational Note: Underwater design: [FD] a contemporary design style where all or part of the design must be under visible water. FS&JG 2016 edition

Division: Division I: Floral Design, Splash Location: Gallery 227 Fee: Free

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