Classes

SECTION A. BOTANICAL JEWELRY

Create a crown fit for a Queen to be displayed on an 11” diameter black velvet mount. The mount, provided by the Committee, will be mailed to entrant upon registration. Crown may not exceed the diameter of the mount; no height restriction. Entry will be viewed from all sides. Please include photograph with entry.

Division: Division IV: Botanical Arts, Transformations Location: Gallery 209 & 213 Fee: Free

SECTION B. BOTANICAL EMBELLISHMENT

Embellish a brass cuff incorporating pearls and other jewels of your choice. Cuff, measuring 4.02” x 2.99” x 1.5”, will be displayed on a black velvet bracelet mount measuring 3.25” x 3.25” x 3.38”. Brass cuff and mount, provided by the Committee, will be mailed to the entrant upon registration. Entry will be viewed from three sides. Please include photograph with entry.

Division: Division IV: Botanical Arts, Transformations Location: Gallery 209 & 213 Fee: $15 (Pay Online)

Create an enticing landing for a pollinator by embellishing a 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” tall garden lantern and stand. Lantern and stand, provided by the Committee, will be mailed to the entrant upon registration. Lantern will be displayed on a 5” velvet mount. Viewed from all sides. Please include photograph with entry.

Division: Division IV: Botanical Arts, Transformations Location: Gallery 209 & 213 Fee: $15 (Pay Online)

4 available spot(s) left / 6 max spots

Create eyeglasses to view the world with new eyes by embellishing a pair of eyeglass frames. Frames, provided by the Committee, will be mailed to entrant upon registration. Glasses may not exceed the size of the 5” round velvet mount; no height restriction. Viewed from all sides. Please include photograph with entry.

Division: Division IV: Botanical Arts, Transformations Location: Gallery 209 & 213 Fee: $20 (Pay Online)

4 available spot(s) left / 6 max spots

SECTION C. BOTANICAL COUTURE

Create a couture gown reflecting an era of fashion design. To be crafted on an 8” miniature wooden artist model form, provided by the Committee and mailed to the entrant upon registration. The entry will be displayed on a 10” black velvet mount. Viewed from all sides and above. Judged from three sides. Include the fashion era on the statement of intent. Do not add facial features or hair or change the surface of the wooden form. Please include photograph with entry.

Division: Division IV: Botanical Arts, Transformations Location: Gallery 209 & 213 Fee: $20 (Pay Online)

SECTION D. BOTANICAL FORMS

Create a Fleurs des Siècles inspired by Jane Hutcheson. Arrangement and container will be displayed on a 6” square black acrylic cube. Arrangement should not exceed the perimeter of the cube and not be more than 8” high. Viewed from all sides. Please include photograph with entry.

Jane Hutcheson, impressed and inspired by the 17th and 18th century Vincennes porcelain flowers, made up arrangements of clay flowers that she displayed in the window of Alice Maynard’s needlework shop at 558 Madison Avenue in New York City. Gorham enthusiastically adopted the idea that Ms. Hutcheson make her creations in metal for their gift line. 

“The Gorham Fleurs you will pick will last forever” was an enthusiastic advertising slogan Gorham chose to describe their Fleurs des Siècles gift line. The flower arrangements, produced from the early 1970s to mid-1980s contain an amazing variety of flowers, leaves, nuts, and berries. Each jeweled metal flower or leaf is handcrafted, and hand enameled over gold plate. These exquisitely arranged bouquets are tucked into sterling and gold-plated cachepots, authentic reproductions of antique porcelain vases, various baskets or blooming within Murano glass domes.

Division: Division IV: Botanical Arts, Transformations Location: Gallery 209 & 213 Fee: Free