About Fabulous Florals & Fine Art
Floral Interpretations of Fantastic Artwork
Fabulous Florals & Fine Art is an annual art exhibition that resides in each spring in the James W Hansen Gallery at Pablo Center at the Confluence. Artists and florists are paired together to create floral arrangements that represent the beauty of the artwork they are to reflect.
Delight your senses and celebrate the coming spring at this highly anticipated annual event. Area florists create stunning arrangements interpreting works of fine art; a botanical fantasia the whole family can enjoy. Hurry, the exhibit will last only as long as the flowers!
CALL TO ARTISTS
APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 20, 2023 at 10 a.m.
Interested in participating in this year's Fabulous Florals & Fine Art exhibit as either a florist or an artist?
The artwork is selected based on its original concept and professional appearance, but the first consideration is this; will it pose a challenge to a floral designer?
2024 FABULOUS FLORALS & FINE ART
MARCH 7 - MARCH 10, 2024
March 7 - March 10, 2024
In-person in the James W Hansen Gallery & Virtually Anytime
Pablo Center will extend its hours for viewing the Fabulous Floral & Fine Art exhibition. All galleries and the lobby will be open during the following hours:
- Thursday, March 7 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. & 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
- Friday, March 8 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. & 5 - 8 p.m.
- Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. & 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
- Sunday, March 10 from 12 - 2 p.m. & 5 - 8 p.m.
Artists Reception & Award Ceremony
March 8, 2024 from 5 - 7 p.m.
Marilyn Schaefer Riverfront Hall
Grab a drink at our lobby bar and join us for an evening of artfull conversations. Meet the exhibiting artists and floral designers, listen to their stories and methods, and ask them questions about their work in an enjoyable evening of free-flowing conversation.
Vote for your favorites on March 16 and 17. A winner will be announced on March 17 at the Artists Reception & Award Ceremony.
Floral Designers are tasked with creating original floral designs inspired by the work of art assigned to them. Guidelines for floral interpretations are that the design consist mostly of live cut plant materials. Other elements such as dried materials, wood and rocks and a fantastic choice of container can be utilized but the real skill should be interpretation using fresh-cut materials.
Award Categories are:
- Best Work of Art
- Best Floral Design
- Best Creative Pair
Explore Previous Exhibitions
Each florist, artist, and year brings new experiences and perspectives to the interpreation of artwork.
Explore our archive of exhibits to view the previous exploration of Fabulous Florals & Fine Art.
2022 Fabulous Florals & Fine Art
Originally released: January 2022
It has been a long, cold winter and we deserve flowers-lots of flowers. Luckily for you, we have just what you need to get you through the ice and snow. Fabulous Florals & Fine Arts pairs selected original artwork with floral arrangements.
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