Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Art in Bloom 2014
Art in Bloom 2014 was a fabulous success thanks to the sponsors, the designers, the volunteers, the staff, and the hundreds of patrons who supported the Museum’s annual fund-raiser. This was the 14th year for this event which is held every year on the last weekend in February. Planning for this weekend begins in July when chairs and committee members volunteer to find sponsors and auction items. Trudy Tibbs, the 2014 event chair, started planning the event last July with Kasia Pater serving as Sponsorship Chair and Peggy Collins serving as Auction Chair. Under their leadership the event saw new growth and reached out to many new members in the community.
Ed and Joan Schaeffer were chosen to be Honorary Chairs and presided over both events with elegance and grace. Photographer Elizabeth Shatner was selected as the Signature Artist and not only donated her art and time but attracted an unprecedented amount of media coverage with her celebrity status. And finally, and perhaps most importantly, 50 floral designers spent hours planning and creating a spectacular wonderland of fragrance and color for three days of art and flowers. Thank you for supporting the event and we look forward to next year!
image caption: Photographer Elizabeth Shatner poses in front of her Art in Bloom 2014 signature image with fashion designer Maui Crane's model.