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Botanical Arts Schedule

Need a refresher prior to GCM's monthly competitions?  We have online videos to help, featuring Florence Leyssène and Debbie Moran, NGC accredited Master Flower Show Judges.  

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October 2023 Schedule
Monthly Theme: Fire

October 16, 2023

Section A: Botanical Arts Horticulture

An Arboreal Branch. Exhibiting fall interest with majority of leaves firmly attached. Specimen must have been in exhibitor's possession a minimum of 6 months. Must be over 30" long, not to exceed 42" including apical tip and several nodes. Staged in a clear container provided by exhibitor. Clear wedging permitted and provided by exhibitor. See BA Horticulture Rules.
 

Section B: Botanical Arts Artistic Crafts

A Fresh Pumpkin. No larger than 12" diameter provided by exhibitor. Pumpkin can be carved. Decorated with only fresh and/or dried plant material. Only dried plant material may be treated (i.e. paint/glitter). No other components permitted. Allotted space 15" W x 15" D. No underlay. See BA Artistic Crafts Rules.

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November 2023 Schedule
Monthly Theme: Earth

November 13, 2023

Section A: Botanical Arts Horticulture

Dried Hydrangea, I stem. Exhibit must be correctly named by its binomial or currently accepted scientific designation. Staged in a clear container provided by exhibitor. Clear wedging permitted and provided by exhibitor. See BA Horticulture Rules.

Section B: Botanical Arts Design

A Collage. An abstract design created on a background panel no larger than 8" x 10" provided by exhibitor, with a dominance of components attached in a non-realistic arrangement. Components include plant material and other found objects. Staged in an upright position on an easel provided by the committee. See BA Design Rules.

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February 2024 Schedule
Monthly Theme: Ice

February 12, 2024

Section A: Botanical Arts Photography

A Black and White Photograph Incorporating a Frozen Element. Must be 8" x 10", matted in white with a maximum size of 11" x 14" including the mat provided by exhibitor. See BA Photography Rules.

Section B: Botanical Arts Artistic Crafts

An Invitation Card to a Winter Party. Create a one-sided 5" x7" invitation using fresh and/or dried plant material. All types of accessories permitted. Must include the title of the party in writing. Exhibitor to provide unobtrusive support for self-standing display on the table. See BA Artistic Crafts Rules.

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March 2024 Schedule
Monthly Theme: Wind

March 25, 2024

Section A: Botanical Arts Artistic Crafts

A Shoe. Provided by exhibitor and embellished using fresh and/or dried plant materials. All parts of the shoe must be covered with plant material but the shoe must remain wearable. Staged on a plain, solid-colored shoe box provided by exhibitor. Allotted space 15" W x 15" D. See BA Artistic Crafts Rules. (Photo: Francoise Weeks creation.)

Section B: Botanical Arts Design

A Topiary. A contrived tree form, having a visible trunk/s created by the exhibitor and embellished with fresh and/or dried plant material. Non-plant material may be used to embellish the topiary. Allotted space 15" W x 15" D. Underlay permitted. See BA Design Rules.

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April 2024 Schedule
Monthly Theme: Dawn

April 15, 2024

Section A: Botanical Arts Artistic Crafts

A Cuff Bracelet. Create the bracelet using fresh and/or dried plant material. Staged on a 5" off-white cube provided by the committee. Mechanics must not be visible. Non-plant material may be used for construction, but must not show. See BA Artistic Crafts Rules. (Photo: Francoise Weeks creation.)

Section B: Botanical Arts Photography

A Color Photograph of a Landscape or Any Other Subject Suggesting Early Morning Lighting. Must be 8" x 15", matted in white, with a maximum size of 11" x 14" including the mat provided by exhibitor See BA Photography Rules.

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