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Flora & Fine Arts
Art Comes into Bloom
April 18–21, 2013

2013 Flora & Fine Arts, Art Comes into Bloom

 (Above: 2013 Winner of the People's Choice Awarded to
Flora Designers Sue Stibbe and Carolyn Ghilarducci of Tacoma Garden Club)




Flora & Fine Arts
Art Comes into Bloom
April 18–21, 2013


Artwork from Drawing Line into Form: Works on Paper by Sculptors from the Collection of BNY Mellon served as inspiration for floral arrangements created by local designers in this year’s Flora & Fine Arts from April 18 through 21. This special exhibition showcased nearly 25 floral designs created by floral artists.

In partnership with Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma Garden Club invited prominent Puget Sound floral designers and members of area garden clubs to create dazzling floral arrangements inspired by the colors, textures, and compositions of the artworks on view at the museum.

Flora & Fine Arts Opening
Third Thursday, April 18, 5–8 pm, free museum admission during this time.

Vernissage Cocktail Reception
Friday, April 19, 6–8 pm, $45.
Tickets are available at the door.

Premier Sponsor
Watson’s Greenhouse and Nursery

Silver Sponsor
Joanne and Cal Bamford
Bruce Titus Automotive Group
Judy and Corydon Wagner
Mary Ann Walters

Clara and Ottie Ladd
Theresa and Charlie Walters
Pam and Bob Andrew
Barbara Newell Lindberg
Molly and Joe Regimbal
Wine provided by McGavick Winery
Table flowers provided by Washington Floral

Sunday Brunch

April 21, $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Three seating times were offered: 10 am, 11:30 am, or 1 pm. .

Sunday Brunch Menu:

  • Gourmet fruit display
  • Fresh house made assorted muffins
  • Rosemary and oregano roasted potatoes with sauteed red bell pepper and onion
  • Fluffy scrambled eggs
  • Center-cut maple-cured bacon and fresh sausage links
  • French toast dusted with lavender powdered sugar, served with marion berry syrup
  • Assorted desserts


Floral Designers

Mary Bewley
Dogwood Garden Club
Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs

Keith Bishop
Bed of Roses, Inc.

Thomasi Boselawa
Tiare Floral Design

Carrie Carlson-Keller and Kim Rushforth Linkert
Steve Barbazette, Owner
Blitz and Company Florist

David A. Colegrove
The Key Antiques

Emily Ellen
Lola Event and Floral Design

Russell Hamamoto
University Place

Maria Frederick
Weddings Northwest
Gig Harbor

Christy Ingle
Tacoma Garden Club

Mary Magalhaes
Youngs Enumclaw Flowers and Gifts

Sharrai Morgan, AFID
Holly’s Fine Flowers
Port Townsend

Jean Louise Paquin Allen
Juniper Flowers

Rocio Preciado
Fife Flowers

Jennifer Robbins

Will, Dan, and Diane Robinson
Elandan Gardens

Cynthia Salazar
Capitol Florist, Owner and Designer

Megumi Schacher

Christy Scovel
Metropolitan Market

Patricia Smith
Ikebano Ikebana Instructor

Debbie Spiller
Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs

Lary Spiller

Sue Stibbe and Carolyn Ghilarducci
Tacoma Garden Club

Laura Rex Straight
Des Moines

Jon Robert Throne, AIFD, CFD
Countryside Floral and Garden

Anne VanLierop
VanLierop Garden Market

Heidi Wong
Heidi's Floral Design


2013 Flora & Fine Arts, Art Comes into Bloom

2013 Flora & Fine Arts, Art Comes into Bloom


2013 Flora & Fine Arts, Art Comes into Bloom


Above: Gallery views of the 2013 Flora and Fine Arts: Art Comes Into Bloom. Floral designers used inspiration from works in Tacoma Art Museum’s permanent collection. Photos by Pei Pei Sung.

Flora and Fine Arts, 2013 is sponsored by Watson's Greenhouse & Nursery.

Watson's is a family owned and community driven endeavor. A Puyallup Valley staple for over 25 years, Watson's is bound by oath to deliver verdant variance and fresh products that enhance your space. Visit Watson's today.



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