Bountiful Blooms

“Art in Bloom” was bursting with fantastic floral arrangements in celebration of the season.
Brad and Co-Chair Leslie Gottsegen|!!| and Co-Chair Courtney and Ted Le Clercq

This year, the New Orleans Museum of Art celebrates 30 years of “Art in Bloom.” This springtime event was themed "Queen of Arts: Celebrating 30 Years of Art in Bloom." In collaboration with The Garden Study Club, the event featured vibrant floral designs created by more than 75 exhibitors, which remained on display throughout the five-day program.

Event categories included: Movers and Shakers, Ikebana, Tablescapes, Creative Designs, Professional Designs, Young Artists and Exterior Designs. More than 30 local restaurants provided catering.

The Patron and Preview Party featured more than 1,100 attendees. One of the distinguishing elements of the Patron Party is the silent auction, which featured an online component, allowing art enthusiasts to bid on the unique pieces. A highlight was a piece by George Dunbar, whose works and career were recently celebrated in a comprehensive retrospective at NOMA, titled “George Dunbar: Elements of Chance.” Kohlmeyer and Co. provided musical entertainment.

The popular “Art in Bloom” lecture series and the annual “Art in Bloom” luncheon and fashion show featured lecturers Charles Masson, GM of French fine-dining spot Majorelle in New York City’s Upper East Side, and American fashion designer Lela Rose.

Leslie Gottsegen of the NOMA Volunteer Committee and Courtney Le Clercq of The Garden Study Club served as Co-Chairs. Proceeds benefit educational projects and exhibitions at NOMA, and community projects of the Garden Study Club of New Orleans. Recipients of Garden Study Club grants include the New Orleans Botanical Garden, Long Vue House and Gardens, the historic parterre garden at the Beauregard-Keyes House, rain gardens at City Park and the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden.


Event at a Glance

What: “Art in Bloom,” benefiting New Orleans Museum of Art
When: Wednesday, March 14-Sunday, March 18
Where: New Orleans Museum of Art


Board Member Jimmy and Pixie Reiss with Guest Speaker Charles Masson

Christian and Kia Brown, Louisette Brown and artist George Dunbar

Franco and Nancy Valobra

Karl and Lisa Hoefer

An example of the floral art on display

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