Classes

An arrangement inspired by American Art of the twentieth century, staged on a 15 ½” square x 40” tall pedestal.  Design may not exceed 15” in width or depth from the center of the pedestal and not exceed 8’ in height from the floor.  Gallery height is 25’. Gallery wall color is Benjamin Moore 1464 Light Pewter.  Four exhibitors select from the following 5 paintings; one entry per painting.  Painting selections are determined by the order registration forms are received according to the online date and time stamp and exhibitors will be notified of their painting selection.  Viewed from three sides.

Division: Division I: Floral Design, Timeless Beauty Location: Gallery 108 Fee: Free

Charles W. Hawthorne,
American Motherhood, 1922
Size: 63 5/8 × 51 5/8 in

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Robert Henri
Calero (Antonio Baños), 1908
Size: 31 3/4 × 26 1/16 in.

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Georgia O'Keefe
Red Hill and White Shell, 1938
Size: 30 × 36 1/2 in.

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Jackson Pollock
Man with Hand Plow, 1933
Size: 21 5/8 × 27 1/4 in.

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Rockwell Kent
Bear Glacier, Alaska, 1919
Size: 34 5/16 × 44 3/8 in.

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Novice Class.  A design inspired by Mrs. Joshua Montgomery Sears, by John Singer Sargent, a painting in the permanent collection of the MFAH.  Staged on 15 ½ ” square x 40” tall pedestal.  Design may not exceed 15” in width or depth from the center of the pedestal nor exceed 8’ in height from the floor. Gallery height is 25’. Gallery wall color is Benjamin Moore 1464 Light Pewter.  Pedestal locations will be determined by order of entry and exhibitors will be notified of their pedestal location.  Viewed from three sides.

Division: Division I: Floral Design, Timeless Beauty Location: Gallery 108 Fee: Free

John Singer Sargent
Mrs. Joshua Montgomery Sears (Sarah Choate Sears), 1899
Size: 58 1/8 × 38 1/8 in.

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A Challenge Class for individual out -of -town Garden Club of America members in the Judging Program, at any level.  Fee $80

Division: Division I: Floral Design, Timeless Beauty Location: Gallery 109 Fee: $80

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A skirt and coordinating collar created and constructed using predominantly fresh plant material.  To be displayed on a dressmaker’s mannequin, provided by the Floral Design Committee, and placed on a 36” square x 6” tall white platform.  Gallery height is 70’.  Gallery wall color is Benjamin Moore Super White.  Viewed from 4 sides.

Division: Division I: Floral Design, Timeless Beauty Location: Gallery 200 Fee: Free

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A hat of primarily fresh plant material designed to be worn to the Kentucky Derby.  Staged using a black Styrofoam head form (approximately 19 ½ “ tall), anchored on a 20” round x 34” tall pedestal.  Design may not exceed 14” in width or depth 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 four sides; judged from three sides.

Division: Division I: Floral Design, Timeless Beauty Location: Gallery 200 Fee: Free

A functional table design, depicting a dining experience at a certain time of day.  Staged on a 30” round x 30” tall table.  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, to be submitted online at flohouston.org. Design may not extend beyond the platform’s horizontal dimensions and must not exceed 8’ in overall height from the floor. Gallery height is 15’. Gallery wall color is Benjamin Moore 1614, Delray Grey.  Viewed from four sides.  Exhibitors may choose one time of day from the curated list.  First come first served; one entry per dining experience.

Functional table design: arranged for dining, including dishes, glassware, linens, and floral design(s), with or without other components. 

Division: Division I: Floral Design, Timeless Beauty Location: Gallery 209 Fee: Free

Breakfast

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Lunch

Tea

Cocktails

Dinner

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Midnight Snack

Open to provisional members of River Oaks Garden Club and The Garden Club of Houston only.  A monochromatic arrangement in a container provided by the Committee.  Arrangement will be staged on a 12” square x 36” tall pedestal.  Design may not exceed 10” from the center of the pedestal in width or depth 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.

Division: Division I: Floral Design, Timeless Beauty Location: Gallery 220 Fee: Free

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A design staged in a white niche incorporating a picture frame of exhibitor’s choice either into the design or on the opening of the niche. Niche is 24” x 16 1/2” x 14 1/4”. Overall height is 68 1/8”. The niche opening is 44 1/8” from the floor. Acceptable alterations to niche include adding lining, battery powered lighting, and/or a top. Viewed from the front.

Niche: a space enclosed on three sides used for staging a floral design.

Division: Division I: Floral Design, Timeless Beauty Location: Gallery 222 Fee: Free

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Design inspired by one of the following paintings in the permanent collection of the MFAH, staged on a 14” square x 40” tall pedestal. Design may not exceed 15” from the center of the pedestal in width or depth and not exceed 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, Timeless Beauty Location: Gallery 222 Fee: Free

Louis Valtat
Madame Valtat, 1906
Size: 28 × 22 3/4 in.
Frame: 34 7/8 × 29 5/8 × 2 7/8 in.

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Georges Daniel de Monfried
Self-Portrait, 1905
Size: 23 1/2 × 19 1/2 in.
Frame: 32 1/2 × 28 1/2 × 3 1/2 in.

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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Soldier and Maiden, 1905
Size: 27 1/2 × 19 1/2 in.
Frame: 36 ¾ x 29 x 3 in.

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Edgar Degas
Russian Dancers, c. 1899
Size: 24 1/2 × 24 3/4 in.
Frame: 2 7/16 × 32 1/2 × 33 1/4 in.

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A transparency design staged on a 14” square x 40” tall pedestal. Design may not exceed 13” from the center of the pedestal in width or depth and 8’ in overall height from floor. Gallery height is 15’. Gallery wall color is MFAH “Peach.” Water is not permitted as a design element. Viewed from three sides.

Transparency design: a contemporary design in which part of the design is seen through a component such as mesh, screen, glass etc. as an integral part of the design.

Division: Division I: Floral Design, Timeless Beauty Location: Gallery 223 Fee: Free

A synergistic design inspired by one of the following paintings in the permanent collection of the MFAH. Staged on two 12” square x 38” tall pedestals placed side-by-side and touching. A unifying 12” x 24” top may be added. Design may not exceed 6” from the edges 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.

Synergistic Design: A contemporary design style including three or more containers; each unit either a partial or complete arrangement which, when combined with the others, makes a unified whole.

Division: Division I: Floral Design, Timeless Beauty Location: Gallery 223 Fee: Free

Pierre Bonnard
Dressing Table and Mirror, c. 1913
Size: 48 7/8 × 45 15/16 in.
Frame: 53 x 60 x 4 in.

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Henri Matisse
Woman in a Purple Coat, 1937
Size: 31 7/8 × 25 11/16 in.
Frame: 41 1/4 × 35 1/2 × 4 3/4 in.

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Max Liebermann
Terrace in the Garden near the Wannsee towards the Northwest
Size: 23 × 35 1/4 in.
Frame: 31 1/2 × 43 3/4 × 3 1/2 in.

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Frantisek Kupka
The Yellow Scale, 1907
Size: 31 × 29 1/4 in.
Frame: 37 9/16 x 36 1/6 x 2 1/8 in.

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A design expressing real or implied motion. Design will be staged on a 14” square x 40” tall pedestal. Design may not exceed 18” from the center of the pedestal in width or depth and not exceed 8’ in overall height from the floor. Gallery height is 15’. Gallery wall color is Benjamin Moore 985, Indian River. Viewed from three sides.

Division: Division I: Floral Design, Timeless Beauty Location: Gallery 227 Fee: Free