Winners Announced for NC’s Art & The Bloom Floral Design Exhibition

2018 Best of Show winner Polly Kopka of Hubert NC, Photo: DeRosset Gordon
2018 Best of Show winner Polly Kopka of Hubert NC, Photo: DeRosset Gordon

The Four-day Art & The Bloom Exhibition Concluded Sunday in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

Leading floral designers in North Carolina gathered in Wrightsville Beach to showcase their floral creations inspired by fine art. Judged by nationally accredited judges Frances Thrash of Virginia and Pam Braun of Tennessee, activities concluded Sunday, January 14, 2018 at host hotel Blockade Runner Beach Resort.

The four-day Art & The Bloom exhibition and competition included expert courses in floral design, botanical illustration and art with Preston Montague, building terrariums, millinery fashion shows, afternoon teas and entertainment, and a gardening book presentation by Mark Weathington of JC Raulston Arboretum at NCSU.

The Best of Show was awarded to Polly Kopka of Hubert NC, and Suzanne Tarry of Apex NC, received the People’s Choice Award. Visit this page for winners and photo gallery.

New Hanover Garden Club, organizer of Art & The Bloom, is Federated through the National Garden Club and Garden Clubs of North Carolina, Art & The Bloom is organized by New Hanover Garden Club. Event proceeds will benefit gardening projects for nonprofit organizations.

2018 People's Choice Award winner Suzanne Tarry, Apex NC, Photo: Karen Pennington
2018 People’s Choice Award winner Suzanne Tarry, Apex NC, Photo: Karen Pennington

 

Source: Art & The Bloom/RBButler.com

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