Flower Show 2022
April 6: See below for a description of this year's sections and classes.
As plans for this year's Design Specialty Flower Show in September 2022 move along, keep checking this page for details. If you are interested in participating on a committee or submitting a design, please reach out to Barbara Baletti or Cynthia Corhan-Aitken. our Flower Show Chairs.
Our team has been working on the new show for months to make it as spectacular as our last one. It will showcase 40 flower designs, 12 botanical arts designs, photography, and education exhibits and all will be judged by National Garden Club Master Judges. It will be open to all our members and the public for three days.
Design Specialty Flower Show Sections and Classes
FLOWER DESIGN SECTIONS AND CLASSES
Section A: “All the World’s a Stage” — Eligible for Tricolor Award / Award of Design Excellence
Consultant: Susan Straten (973) 981-9003
All plant material used must be fresh. Non-plant material may be included.
Class 1 — “West Side Story”
A Parallel Design, staged staged on a 30” high dining table covered with ivory tablecloth. Four (4) exhibits staged in front of a black divider 36” high provided by committee. Staging panel and underlay required and provided by exhibitor, allowable space 32” high x 24” wide x24” deep.
Class 2 — “Oklahoma”
A Design, freedom of style, staged on a 42” high round black pedestal with 14” black square top, provided by committee. Staged in front of a sage green wall and viewed from front. Allowable space 26” wide x 26” deep, no height restriction. Underlay optional.
Class 3 — “Madame Butterfly”
An American Traditional Design on a 36” high round black pedestal with a 15” diameter black top, provided by committee. Staged in front of a sage green wall, allowable space 26” wide x 26” deep, no height restriction. Underlay optional.
Section B: “Revelations” — Eligible for Special Arts and Flowers Award
Consultant: Tova Narrett (973) 748-2876
Class 4 — “Alvin Ailey”
4 exhibits, no more than 6
A Challenge Design, staged on 30” high x 18” deep conference table, provided by committee. Three (3) per table, allowable space 24” wide x 18” deep.Identical components will be supplied to exhibitors by consultant no later than August 21, except for fresh flowers which will be supplied September 14. Exhibitor must use a minimum of three (3) components provided. Check with consultant for time and where to get components and flowers.
Section C: “Fascinating Rhythms” — Eligible for Designer’s Choice Award / Award of Design Excellence
Consultant: Susan Benner (973) 699-2422
Exhibitor has choice of plant material and design style.
Class 5 — “Symphony”
A Low-Profile Design: a 3-D design incorporating three (3) or more design techniques (HB p.81-83). Techniques must be identified on a 3” x 5” index card. Completed design must be at least four (4) times as long and/or wide as it is high. Staged on a horizontal staging panel required and provided by exhibitor, placed on a 26” long x 16” wide x 7.5” high box provided by committee. Allowable space 36” long x 24” wide.
Class 6 — “Jazz”
Open to any designers who have not won a blue ribbon in a SFS.
A Design, freedom of style, staged on a 30” high table covered with ivory tablecloth. Staging panel and underlay required and provided by exhibitor, allowable space 24” wide x 24” deep, no height restriction.
Class 7 — “Hip Hop”
A Multi Rhythmic Design staged on a 42” high black pedestal with 14” square black top, provided by committee. Pedestals placed in the middle of the room and viewed from all sides. Allowable space 26” wide x 26” deep, no height restriction. Underlay optional.
Section D: “The Flower as Muse” — Eligible for Petite Award/ Award of Design Excellence
Consultant: Marie Donnelly (718) 207-9483
Exhibitor has choice of plant material and components. (A Petite Design may range from 3” to12” in height, width, or depth, see HB definition p.73, VII, A)
Class 8 — “Contemporary Art”
A Tubular Design, staged on a mantel shelf, 54.5” high from the floor x 10” deep, staging panel and underlay required and provided by exhibitor, allowable space 12” high x 12” wide x 10” deep, wall color is off-white.
Class 9 — “Impressionism”
A Design, freedom of style, staged on a glass-topped shelf, 52.5” high x 10” deep, staging panel and underlay optional, allowable space 12” high x 12” wide x 10” deep, wall and shelf color is off-white.
Class 10 — “Pop Art”
A Creative Design, staged on a glass-topped shelf, 52.5” high x 10” deep,staging panel and underlay required and provided by exhibitor, allowable space 12” high x 12” wide x 10” deep, wall and shelf color is off-white.
BOTANICAL ARTS DESIGN CLASSES
Class 1 — “In Honor of Matisse”
A Collage, an abstract design with a dominance of components arranged in a non-realistic manner, staged on a board not to exceed 16” x 20”, provided by exhibitor. May be exhibited horizontal or vertical on easel provided by committee and staged on a glass-topped off-white shelf, 52.5” high x 10” deep. All surfaces of board should be covered or painted, freedom of components, some plant material must be included.
Class 2 — “The Garden of Earthly Delights”
A Pot-et-Fleur, no larger than 14”staged on a 36” high black pedestal with 16” black square top provided by committee and placed in the center of the library. Design viewed from all sides. Allowable space 14” x 14”. (A Pot-et-Fleur (HB p. 94) is a design combining two (2) or more flowering and/or foliage plants with roots growing in soil or other medium. Fresh cut flower/s must be included. Dried plant material or natural components may be added for interest.)
Class 3 — “Frame Work”
A decorated wreath (any shape), traditional or creative, provided by exhibitor, no larger than 16” x 16” hung on a green metal tripod provided by committee, staged on table 30” high provided by committee.
BOTANICAL ARTS PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES
Class 4 — “Rhythms in Nature”
minimum 4 entries
Image of plant(s) that illustrates patterns in nature. Color or Black & White.
Class 5 — “Perfect Imperfections”
minimum 4 entries
Close-up/macro of a plant or part of plant that shows both beauty and imperfections. Color or Black & White.
Class 6 — “Poetic Reflections”
minimum 4 entries
An image of a botanical subject and its reflection. Color or Black & White.