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Art in Bloom - Fine Art and Flowers

Art in Bloom will present spectacular, locally produced floral creations inspired by works of art in the Museum’s permanent collection. During this extraordinary weekend, view exceptional floral creations in the Museum’s galleries, enjoy special events and programs, and the Art in Bloom pop-up shop. Celebrate spring with this colorful, juried exhibit of floral designs by regional florists and design professionals.

Free for MWPAI members and $5 for the general public.


Art In Bloom Designers, Jury Award and  People's Choice Award Winners 2018

Honorable Mention
Jury Award Winner 2018

Best Traditional
People's Choice Award Winner 2018

1 Fountain Parlor web

Fountain Elms Parlor

Catherine Clarke
The Clinton Florist

2 Fountain Dining web

Fountain Elms Dinning Room

Pamela Kowalski
Kowalski Flowers

Best in Show
Jury Award Winner 2018

Best in Show
People's Choice Award Winner 2018

3 Kandinsky web

Improvisation No. 23 (Troika)
Wassily Kandinsky

Tracy Wilkinson
Village Florals
New Hartford

Best Creative
Jury Award Winner

4 Mondrian web

No 7
Piet Mondrian

Fiorentino Poccia
Coriale Flowers

5 Mondrian web

Tree (Horizontal Tree)
Piet Mondrian

Julie Young
Floribunda Designs

6 Pollock web

Number 2, 1949
Jackson Pollock

Joanie Gorton
Professional Florist and Designer

7 Icarus web

Lin Price

Laura Ann LoGiudice
Chester’s Flower Shop

Best Traditional
Jury Award Winner

8 Heroic Evening web

Heroic Evening
Norman Lewis

Ida Slagle
Professional Florist and Artist

Honorable Mention
People's Choice Award Winner 2018

9 Cole web

The Voyage of Life: Youth
Thomas Cole

Mary Lou Tarbania
Wild Creations

10 Peale web

Still Life: Apples, Grapes, Pear
James Peale

Elizabeth Schoonmaker
West Winfield

11 Wyant web

Adriondack Ledge
Alexander Helwig Wyant

 Denise and Brianna Goodwin
Blooms and Blossoms Florist

12 Silva web

Sunrise: Marine View
Francis A. Silva

 Mary LaBella
LaBella Flowers Design Studio

13 Durand web

Woodland Path
Asher B. Durand

Cathleen Wilson
Coriale Flowers

14 Clorinda web

Esther Francesca Alexander

 Alyzza Marlee Viros
Olney’s Flowers

Best Creative
People's Choice Award Winner 2018

15 Fish House web

Fish House Door with Eel Basket
John Frederick I

Jamie Hall
Chester’s Flower Shop


Congratulations to all who participated in the first Art in Bloom: Fine Art and Flowers event at MWPAI!  Attendees to the exhibition were captivated by the stunning fresh floral displays by local designers. Challenged to create floral interpretations of works of art in the Museum’s collection, the designers’ final entries were extraordinary! Join us in April 2020 for the next Art in Bloom event.

2018 Participants

Catherine Clarke: The Clinton Florist
Denise and Brianna Goodwin: Blooms and Blossoms Florist
Joanie Gorton: Professional Florist and Designer
Jamie Hall: Chester’s Flower Shop
Pamela Kowalski: Kowalski Flowers
Mary LaBella: LaBella Flowers Design Studio
Laura Ann LoGiudice: Chester’s Flower Shop
Fiorentino Poccia: Coriale Flowers
Elizabeth Schoonmaker: Artist
Ida Slagle: Professional Florist and Artist
Mary Lou Tarbania: Wild Creations
Alyzza Marlee Viros: Olney’s Flowers
Tracy Wilkinson: Village Florals
Cathleen Wilson: Coriale Flowers
Julie Young: Floribunda Designs


New York State Council on the Arts with the support of
Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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