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A synergistic design staged on a 15.5” square x 40” tall pedestal interpreting one of the following paintings. Viewed from four sides; judged from three sides. Design may not exceed 15” from the center of the pedestal. Gallery wall color is Farrow & Ball Brinjal.

Education note: A synergistic design is comprised of three or more containers. Each unit is either a partial or complete design, which when viewed with the others, makes a unified whole.

Class Consultant

Sara Ledbetter
713-854-5555
sara@ledbetterhome.net

Division: Division I: Floral Design, Evolution Location: Gallery 202 Fee: Free

Giovanni Bellini
Virgin and Child,
c. 1460–70
Size: 32 1/4” × 25 1/8”

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Unknown Italian
Saints Margaret and Catherine of Alexandria with a Donatrix,
c. 1485
Size: 64 1/2” × 22 1/2”

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Allegretto Nuzi
Saints and Angels,
c. 1370
Size: 42 3/8” × 20 1/16”

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Giovanni di Paolo
Saint John the Baptist,
c. 1435–40
Size: 41 1/8” × 18 1/2”

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A design interpreting the following artwork staged on a 15.5” square x 40” tall pedestal. Design not to exceed 15” from the center of the pedestal. Gallery wall color is Farrow & Ball Picture Gallery Red. Viewed and judged from four sides.

Class Consultant

Sara Ledbetter
713-854-5555
sara@ledbetterhome.net

Division: Division I: Floral Design, Evolution Location: Gallery 203 Fee: Free

Michele Tosini
Saint Mary Magdalene, c. 1560
Size: 34 1/4” × 25 7/8”

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Bernardo Strozzi
The Guardian Angel¸ c. 1630
Size: 83 7/8” × 50 3/4”

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Andrea della Robbia
The Madonna in Adoration of the Christ Child Surrounded by Angels, with God the Father, 1470–75
Diameter: 74”

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Alessandro Botticelli
The Adoration of the Christ Child, c. 1500
Diameter: 66 1/2”

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Exhibition table based on one of the following Greek myths. Table size is 30” round x 30” tall. Table will be placed on a 36” square x 6” tall white platform, which may not be altered or embellished. Tablecloth not provided. Food and silverware are not allowed. Statement of intent is required. Viewed and judged from all sides. Design may not extend beyond the platform’s horizontal dimensions and must not exceed 10’ in overall height from the floor. Gallery height is 15’. Gallery wall color is Benjamin Moore 985 Indian River. Exhibitors may choose one myth from the curated list:

  1. Zeus into a bull
  2. Arachne into a spider
  3. Daphne into a laurel tree
  4. Narcissus into a flower
  5. Apollo into a serpent
  6. Cronos into a horse
  7. Dionysus into a storm of fire

To inquire about which choices are already taken and to select your choice from the options listed above, please email our Registration Chair at FlorescenceReg@gmail.com.

Selections will be prioritized by the date and time your email request is received. You will receive a confirmation of your selection.

Exhibition table: a display using the components of dining and plant material in an artistic presentation as a coordinated design. The practical service of food should not be implied.

Scale of points

  • Overall design: 20
  • Incorporation of plant material: 20
  • Creativity: 15
  • Interpretation: 15
  • Color and textural harmony: 10
  • Conformance: 10
  • Distinction: 10
  • Total: 100

Class Consultant

Kelty Crain
713-562-8808
keltycrain@gmail.com

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

Challenge class for out-of-town Garden Club of America members at any level in the judging program. Staged on a 15.5” x 40” square pedestal. Entry fee: $95.

Class Consultants

Susie Green
832-746-3219
susiemgreen@comcast.net

Donna Maddox
713-569-7585
dmm6115@gmail.com

Division: Division I: Floral Design, Evolution Location: Cullen Atrium Fee: $95 (Pay Online)

1 available spot(s) left / 6 max spots

Open to provisional members of  The Garden Club of Houston and River Oaks Garden Club only. A design staged on a 12” square x 36” tall pedestal based on one of the four seasons. Design may not exceed 12” from the center of the pedestal. Viewed and judged from three sides. Exhibitors will randomly choose which season to depict.

  1. Spring
  2. Summer
  3. Winter
  4. Fall

Class Consultants

Liz Wozencraft
713-252-3720
lizwoz@att.net

Kelty Crain
713-562-8808
keltycrain@gmail.com

Division: Division I: Floral Design, Evolution Location: Millennium Gallery Fee: Free

9 available spot(s) left / 19 max spots

An abstract design interpreting the multiple changing colors and style of the James Turrell installation The Light Inside, in the tunnel to the Beck Building. Staged on a 15.5” x 40” square pedestal. May not exceed 15” from the center of the pedestal. Viewed and judged from three sides.

Class Consultant

Jane DiPaolo
713-304-5273
mjkeys48@gmail.com

Division: Division I: Floral Design, Evolution Location: Millennium Gallery Fee: Free

A design interpreting different decades of fashion designers. To be staged on a dressmaker’s mannequin provided by the Committee. Design will be staged on a platform with a label identifying the fashion designer from whom the design takes inspiration. Gallery height is 70’. Gallery wall color is Benjamin Moore Super White. Viewed and judged from four sides.

Choose from one of the following:

  1. Coco Chanel (1920s)
  2. Christian Dior (1950s)
  3. Pucci (1960s)
  4. Mary Quant (1960s)
  5. Halston (1970s)
  6. Bob Mackie (1980s)
  7. Valentino (1990s)

To inquire about which choices are already taken and to select your choice from the options listed above, please email our Registration Chair at FlorescenceReg@gmail.com.

Selections will be prioritized by the date and time your email request is received. You will receive a confirmation of your selection.

Class Consultant

Lisa Mears
713-582-7123
lisamears123@gmail.com

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

1 available spot(s) left / 6 max spots

A design inspired by the following pieces of art, staged on a 15.5” square x 40” tall pedestal. Design may not exceed 15” from the center of the pedestal. Gallery wall color is Benjamin Moore Marine Blue. Viewed from four sides and judged from three sides.

Class Consultant

Jane DiPaolo
713-304-5273
mjkeys48@gmail.com

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

William Merritt Chase
The Emerald Lady, c. 1896–1900
Size: 60” × 39”

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Cecilia Beaux
Cynthia Sherwood, 1892
Size: 24” × 18”

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William Merritt Chase
Portrait of Mrs. H. (Howell), c. 1886
Size: 16” × 10 1/2”

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George Bellows
Portrait of Florence Pierce, 1914
Size: 38” × 30”

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A design inspired by the following paintings, staged on a 15.5” square x 40” tall pedestal. Design may not exceed 15” from the center of the pedestal. Gallery height is 15’. Viewed from four sides and judged from three sides.

Class Consultant

Jane DiPaolo
713-304-5273
mjkeys48@gmail.com

Division: Division I: Floral Design, Evolution Location: Gallery 215 Fee: Free

Pieter Claeissens I
The Mass of Saint Gregory, after 1530
Size: 26” × 30 5/8”

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Louis Finson
The Four Elements, 1611
Size: 70 1/2” × 67”

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Bartolomeo Cavarozzi
Virgin and Child with Angels, c. 1620
Size: 61 1/8” × 49 1/4”

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Possibly French, active in Rome
Saint Paul Writing His Epistles, c. 1618–20
Size: 39 1/8” x 52 3/8”

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A design inspired by the following sculptures, staged on a 14” square x 40” tall pedestal. Design may not exceed 15” from the center of the pedestal. Gallery height is 15’. Gallery wall color is Benjamin Moore 985 Indian River. Viewed from four sides and judged from three sides.

Class Consultant

Kelty Crain
713-562-8808
keltycrain@gmail.com

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

Vincenzo Gemito
Head of a Philosopher, c. 1890
Size: 20 1/2” × 9 1/2” × 10”

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Jean-Léon Gérôme, Fonderie Siot-Decauville
The Expiring Eagle of Waterloo, c. 1902
Size: 27 1/4” × 26” × 17”

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Antoine-Louis Barye
Napoleon I on Horseback, c. 1864–66
Size: 38” × 31 1/2” × 15 1/2”

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Jean Baptiste Carpeaux
Bust of the Imperial Prince, 1865
Size: 25” × 14” × 11”

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Auguste Préault
Le Silence, 1842–43
Size: 16” × 16” × 7 3/4”

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George Frederick Watts
Clytie, c. 1868
Size: 31 3/4” × 23 5/8” × 15 3/4”

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A design inspired by the following paintings, staged on a 15.5” square x 40” tall pedestal. Design not to exceed 15” from the center of the pedestal. Gallery wall color is Farrow & Ball Picture Gallery Red. Viewed from four sides and judged from three sides.

CLASS CONSULTANT

Lisa Mears
713-582-7123
lisamears123@gmail.com

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

Claude Monet
The Windmill on the Onbekende Gracht, Amsterdam, 1874
Size: 21 1/4” × 25 1/2”

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Gustave Caillebotte
Mademoiselle Boissière Knitting, 1877
Size: 25 5/8” × 31 1/2”

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Alfred Sisley
The Flood on the Road to Saint-Germain, 1876
Size: 18” × 24 1/8”

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Edouard Manet
The Toilers of the Sea, 1873
Size: 25” × 31 1/2”

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A design inspired by one of the following paintings, staged on a 12” square x 38” tall pedestal. Design not to exceed 12” from the center of the pedestal. Gallery height is 15’. Gallery wall color is Farrow & Ball Dorset Cream. Viewed from four sides and judged from three sides.

Class Consultant

Lisa Mears
713-582-7123
lisamears123@gmail.com

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

Henri-Jacques-Edouard Evenepoel
At the Moulin Rouge, 1897
Size: 28 3/4” × 23 1/2”

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Albert André
Interior, c. 1893
Size: 35 5/8” × 30 3/4”

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Othon Friesz
The Regatta at Antwerp, 1906
Size: 22 3/4” × 31 1/4”

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Henri Matisse
Woman in a Purple Coat, 1937
Size: 31 7/8” × 25 3/4”

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Maurice de Vlaminck
Reclining Nude, 1905
Size: 27 1/2” × 37 3/4”

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Vasily Kandinsky
Sketch 160A, 1912
Size: 37 3/8” × 42 1/2”

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