NEW ORLEANS (press release) – One of New Orleans’ most anticipated spring events, Art in Bloom: In Full Bloom presented by First Horizon returns to the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) March 23-27, 2022 Since 1988, Art in Bloom has featured innovative floral designs created by garden clubs, floral designers and creative talents from New Orleans and beyond. This year’s theme, In full bloomcelebrates, through floral expression, a renewed joy of being together.
Chaired by Kaylea Hill and Dorothy Mann, Art in Bloom is presented in partnership with the Garden Study Club of New Orleans. Proceeds from the annual fundraiser benefit educational projects and exhibits at NOMA, as well as community projects at the Garden Study Club of New Orleans. Recipients of Garden Study Club grants include the New Orleans Botanical Garden, Long Vue House and Gardens, Beauregard-Keyes House Historic Parterre Garden, New Orleans City Park Rain Gardens, and the Sydney Sculpture Garden and Walda Besthoff.
Patrons’ party and preview, lecture series and fashion show
The annual Art in Bloom Patrons’ Night and subsequent Preview Night will take place on Wednesday, March 23, with the Patrons’ Night from 6-7pm and the Preview Party from 7-9pm. Patrons can enjoy exclusive insight into floral designs while savoring cuisine from Beth Biundo Sweets, Cafe Degas, Cafe NOMA, Creole Creamery, Galatoire’s, Gautreau’s, Martin Wine Cellar, Mikimoto and Taj Mahal and Nirvana Indian Cuisine, and libations of Sazerac Company.
One of the hallmarks of the Patron Party is the silent auction, which will feature an online component, allowing art lovers to bid on a selection of unique works of art. One of the highlights of this year’s auction is a work by New Orleans-based artist Alex Beard, titled Art in Bloom.
The popular Art in Bloom lecture series and the annual Art in Bloom luncheon and fashion show are scheduled for the following day, Thursday, March 24. Speakers are Dr. Jim DelPrince and Christopher Spitzmiller.
Dr. Jim DelPrince is associate professor and specialist in horticulture at Mississippi State University and head of the Master Floral Designer program, Fellow of the American Institute of Floral Designers, and recent inductee into the American Academy of Floriculture of the Society of American Florists. In 2016, DelPrince won the coveted Award of Service to the Floral Industry from the American Institute of Floral Designers. He has authored or co-authored books on floral design, houseplant layout, floristry history and terminology, as well as numerous scientific articles and publications. This year, Jim will work with MSU faculty to help Christmas tree growers in Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama grow their value-added product business by selling and marketing wreaths, garlands , garlands and arrangements.
For over 20 years, Christopher Spitzmiller has been creating iconic ceramic lamps. He began his career in 1996 in Washington, DC, then moved to New York in the fall of 1999, where he continues to create his unique lamps with a team of skilled artisans. Christopher’s work is often featured in acclaimed publications such as Architectural Digest, Town & Country, Elle Décor, Veranda, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He had the honor of making lamps for the Oval Office, the last four White House administrations, the Blair House, and many other distinguished American houses. Lately, Christopher has extended his designs to tableware and other ceramic accessories. When not in the studio, Christopher can be found at his farm in Millbrook, NY, gardening, beekeeping, jam making, cooking for friends, or tending to his flock of heritage breed chickens, all captured in his book A Year at Clove Brook Farm.
Following the lectures, lunch and the fashion show, held at the Pavilion of the Two Sisters in New Orleans’ City Park, will feature looks from Tanya Taylor and the SOSUSU boutique.
Art in Bloom tickets or sponsorship include entry to the museum’s permanent collection and featured flower exhibits. Buy tickets or become a sponsor at noma.org/artinbloom2022.
Floralies exhibited to the public: from March 24 to 27, 2022
- Thursday 03/24: 10am-6pm
- Friday 03/25: 10am-6pm
- Saturday 26/03: 10am-5pm
- Sunday 27/03: 10am-6pm
NOMA’s primary concern is the health of our visitors, staff and community. At present, museum visitors aged 5 and over must show proof of two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine (or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine), or negative results of a Covid-19 test performed within 72 hours. of your visit. Negative Covid-19 test results must be an official lab report or screenshot of COVID PCR/molecular or antigen test results. All visitors to the museum are required to wear a face mask covering their nose and mouth when inside. We continue to monitor all federal, state and local guidelines and will update our policy accordingly.
In the event of a resurgence of COVID-19 or the impossibility of holding the event on the scheduled dates, we will make every effort to reschedule Art in Bloom. In the event that we are unable to reschedule, your ticket purchase or sponsorship will be considered a 100% tax-deductible donation to Art in Bloom. Tickets are non-refundable.