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Art in Bloom 2015 Was A Success

Pictured above from left to right: Cathy Steyaert, Pamela Friedland, Connie Sommers and Barbara Edin at the Bachmans Floral Workshop.
The 32nd Art in Bloom was a welcome gift to the community. Over 41,000 people visited the museum during Art in Bloom, which was an attendance record-setter for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. It was made possible because of the outstanding volunteer efforts of more than 500 volunteers. Thank you to our dedicated Art in Bloom Committee which has been planning all year. Thank you also to the volunteers who worked tirelessly to ensure that all the events and activities ran smoothly. Much appreciation goes to the Pedestal Floral Artists and the Commercial Florists for their beautiful arrangements and displays. They captured our imaginations and delighted us with their creativity. Kudos to Kate Smith, Friends Office Administrator, for her hard work and superlative organizational skills, along with all the efforts of the Friends interns, Caroline Byrd and Kaitlin Gross. What great support they provided! We thank Pamela Friedland, for her valuable guidance throughout the planning process. We also acknowledge the amazing support of our Art in Bloom Advisors, Carolyn Dahl, Betsey Whitbeck, and Carol Burton Gray. Our appreciation would not be complete without thanking the hardworking staff of the MIA who worked with us to help ensure that Art in Bloom would be successful. We could not have done it without their topnotch teamwork. In closing, we are pleased that Art in Bloom raised much needed funding to support transportation for K-12 students to come to the MIA. A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped make the 32nd Art in Bloom so successful.
JeanMarie Burtness and Arna Yetter, Art in Bloom 2015 Co-Chairs

Co-Chairs with Signature Image and floral arrangement by Julie Holland.
Co-Chairs with Signature Image and floral arrangement by Julie Holland.

Lead Sponsor: Bachman’s
Honorary Chairs: Teresa Pfister and Joan T. Smith
Generous support provided by Gabberts Design Studio & Fine Furniture, Lakewood Cemetery, Martha Head, Nordic Ware, SpartanNash, Lucy and Bob Mitchell, and Tom and Lynn Schaefer.
Additional support provided by E.M. Birt, Edina Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Olson Law Firm, Caldrea, Helen W. Leslie, Mary Grau, Patty and Sam McCullough, D’Amico Catering, Acendas, Len Busch Roses, Susan Arndt, JeanMarie Burtness, Pamela Friedland, Julie Holland, Katie Remole, Connie Sommers, Arna Yetter, Maxine Wallin, B.T. McElrath Chocolatier, and Prism Research.
Media Partner: OUTFRONT Media

Many thanks to the Art in Bloom 2015 Commercial Floral Artists!

Our local commercial floral artists designed spectacular floral arrangements that appeared outside to greet visitors and throughout the galleries at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts during Art in Bloom in May. These innovative architectural wonders wowed our Art in Bloom visitors with spectacular blossoms and memorable motifs. The extraordinary designs were very popular for photos with family and friends. The Friends of the Institute are extremely grateful to be able to share the work of such talented commercial floral artists during our springtime event.
Please thank the following contributors for their Art in Bloom support when you visit their shops! Acanthus Floral Art, Arts & Flowers Design Studio and Steven Ward, Bachman’s, Best Wishes Floral, Camrose Hill Flower Studio & Farm, Garden Gate Flowers & Studio, GARDENhouse on Maryland, Harvest Home, Hennepin Technical College, Koehler & Dramm Institute of Floristry, Martha’s Gardens, Minneapolis School of Flower Design, Richfield Floral & Gardens, Richfield Flowers and Events, RJKramer Designs, Roger Beck Florist, and Wisteria Design Studio.

Highlights of the Art in Bloom Pedestal Floral Artists

Visitors attending Art in Bloom selected their favorite floral arrangements from over 150 arrangements created by imaginative volunteers. This year over 2,000 people voted. We are pleased to share the winners of the 2015 People’s Choice Awards.
Best Interpretation Winner: Tornado over St. Paul by Mayumi Redin
Honorable Mention: The Poet with the Birds by Amy Chapman
Most Creative Winner: Chariot Finials with Bird by Karla Newman
Honorable Mention: Your Dog by Wendy Lutter and Stephanie Ross
Personal Favorite Winner: Avalokitesvara by Beena Brown
Honorable Mention: Celestial Horse by CandaceMcCloskey, Matt Bierwerth, and Courtney Ashby
The MIA’s Media and Technology team produced a lovely video of Art in Bloom which opens with the MIA’s Guardian Lions decorated with flowers for the Art in Bloom 2015 Birthday Surprise.
https://friends.artsmia.org/third-av/#/art-in-bloom-of-us-and-art-the-100-videos-project-episode-16
Local photographer Jim Nash and volunteer Beth Tesler created a slideshow of the beautiful floral arrangements throughout the museum. Enjoy and be inspired!
http://youtu.be/Huagcjha3qg

The 32nd Art in Bloom!

The 32nd Art in Bloom was a welcome gift to the community. It was made possible because of the outstanding volunteer efforts of more than 500 volunteers! Thank you to our dedicated Art in Bloom Committee which has been planning all year. Thank you also to the volunteers who worked tirelessly to ensure that all the events and activities ran smoothly. Much appreciation goes to the Pedestal Floral Artists and the Commercial Florists for their beautiful arrangements and displays. They captured our imaginations and delighted us with their creativity! Kudos to Kate Smith, Friends Office Administrator, for her hard work and superlative organizational skills, along with all the efforts of the Friends interns, Caroline Byrd and Kaitlin Gross. What great support they provided! We thank Friends President, Pamela Friedland, for her valuable guidance throughout the planning process and we also acknowledge the amazing support of our Art in Bloom Advisors, Carolyn Dahl, Betsey Whitbeck, and Carol Burton Gray. Our appreciation would not be complete without thanking the hardworking staff of the MIA who worked with us to help ensure that Art in Bloom would be successful. We could not have done it without their topnotch teamwork. In closing, we are pleased that Art in Bloom raised much needed funding to support transportation for K-12 students to come to the MIA. A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped make the 32nd Art in Bloom so successful!
JeanMarie Burtness and Arna Yetter Art in Bloom 2015 Co-Chairs
Lead Sponsor: Bachman’s
Honorary Chairs: Teresa Pfister and Joan T. Smith
Generous support provided by Gabberts Design Studio & Fine Furniture, Lakewood Cemetery, Martha Head, Nordic Ware, SpartanNash, Lucy and Bob Mitchell, and Tom and Lynn Schaefer.
Additional support provided by E.M. Birt, Edina Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Olson Law Firm, Caldrea, Helen W. Leslie, Mary Grau, Patty and Sam McCullough, D’Amico Catering, Acendas, Len Busch Roses, Susan Arndt, JeanMarie Burtness, Pamela Friedland, Julie Holland, Katie Remole, Connie Sommers, Arna Yetter, Maxine Wallin, B.T. McElrath Chocolatier, and Prism Research.
Media Partner: OUTFRONT Media