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Art in Bloom presented by IBERIABANK

Wed, March 16th, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sun, March 20th, 2016 at 5:00 PM

One of the most anticipated springtime events in New Orleans, Art in Bloom showcases spectacular floral designs created by over 100 exhibitors that remain on display at NOMA for five days, from March 16-20. This year’s theme, Artful Entertaining, will bring together exhibitors from New Orleans and beyond to celebrate the art of entertaining. Proceeds from Art in Bloom benefit education projects and exhibitions at NOMA and community projects of The Garden Study Club of New Orleans.




Schedule of Events

March 16 | Patron & Preview Party
Patron Party 6-10 pm
Preview Party 7-10 pm

March 17 | Lectures presented by flower color NEW

9:30 am | Benton Weinstock and Annie Behringer | NOMA
Annie and Benton are the a2b behind a2b Table, an all service entertaining and high end boutique rental company designed to help others entertain. Annie and Benton believe that every table can tell a story. They start with creative design boards to help their clients produce a memorable party or celebration. The goal is not just to make a table or party different, but to make it special and unique for every guest attending. Table details, floral and centerpiece styling, rentals, in-home kitchen and bar styling and purchasing, entertaining secrets; a2b is a home entertaining marketplace!


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10:30 am | Princess Giorgiana Corsini | NOMA
Princess Giorgiana Corsini is an expert in the design and history of Italian Renaissance gardens. Born in northern Italy, Princess Giorgiana Corsini was educated in Turin and pursued classical studies at the University of Geneva. In 1963, she married Prince Filippo Corsini in Florence. For over 20 years, Giorgiana Corsini has organized the annual spring exhibition, Artigianato & Palazzo, in the Corsini Palace gardens in Florence. This four-day event showcases the work of nearly a hundred artisans and craftsmen, and attracts thousands of visitors each year.


11:30 am | Frances Schultz | NOMA
Frances Schultz is a contributing editor to House Beautiful and former editor at large for Veranda. She is the author and coauthor of several books including most recently the bestselling The Bee Cottage Story, and for six years was the on-air host of the award-winning cable television show Southern Living Presents. She has appeared on The Today Show, CNN’s Open House, The Nate Berkus Show, among many others. Her popular blog at FrancesSchultz.com is a revealing window into her lively and sometimes laugh-out-loud writing as well as her inspiring style and taste. A North Carolina native, she resides in California and New York.

March 17 | Luncheon

12:30 pm | Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show | Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park

March 17 | Special Cocktail Reception
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm | Cocktail Reception Honoring Art in Bloom: The Art of Entertaining guest speakers, Annie Behringer, Princess Giorgiana Corsini, Frances Schultz and Benton Weinstock at the Audubon Place home of Pixie and Jimmy Reiss. Catering by Marcello’s Restaurant and Wine Market.

March 17-20 | Displays on view to the public


Carol Bienvenu
Mathilde Currence

Sponsorship Information

Gala | $7,500

  • 16 Patron Party Tickets
  • 8 invitations to cocktail reception honoring Art in Bloom speakers at the Audubon Place home of Pixie and Jimmy Reiss
  • 6 NOMA General Admission Passes
  • Publicity Package

Jubilee | $5,000

  • 14 Patron Party Tickets
  • 6 invitations to cocktail reception honoring Art in Bloom speakers at the Audubon Place home of Pixie and Jimmy Reiss
  • Publicity Package

Fête | $2,500

  • 10 Patron Party Tickets
  • 4 invitations to cocktail reception honoring Art in Bloom speakers at the Audubon Place home of Pixie and Jimmy Reiss
  • Publicity Package

Carnival | $1,000

  • 6 Patron Party Tickets
  • 2 invitations to cocktail reception honoring Art in Bloom speakers at the Audubon Place home of Pixie and Jimmy Reiss
  • Program and Invitation Listing

Masquerade | $500

  • 4 Patron Party Tickets
  • Program and Invitation Listing

Cocktail Party | $350

  • 3 Patron Party Tickets
  • Program and Invitation Listing

Tea Party | $150

  • 1 Patron Party Ticket
  • Program and Invitation Listing

Ticket Information

March 16 | Preview Party | $125
7-10 pm


*Tickets will be mailed two weeks prior to the event.


To become a sponsor, please contact Kristen Jochem at 504.658.4121 or kjochem@noma.org.




Eugenie and Joseph Jones Family Foundation
The New Orleans Advocate


J. Edgar Monroe Foundation


First NBC Bank
The Arabella Fund, Mathilde and Richard Currence
The Fran and George Villere Fund
The Robert E. Zetzmann Family Foundation


Gail and John Bertuzzi
Carol and Al Bienvenu
Marion and Pepper Bright
Sally and Walter Cockerham
Susan and Jimmy Gundlach
Jones Walker LLP
Elly and Merritt Lane III
Mr. and Mrs. Nat P. Phillips, Jr.
Pixie and Jimmy Reiss

Media Sponsor

The Scout Guide


Louisette Brown and George Dunbar
Ella and Walter Flower
Dana and Steve Hansel
Jennifer and Fred Heebe
Reed Hilderbrand
Peggy and Jack Laborde
Sally and Jay Lapeyre
Anne and Edmund Redd
Mrs. Charles S. Reily
Sally E. Richards
Holly and Geoffrey Snodgrass
Eve Alexandra Stafford
Susu and Andrew Stall
Jocelyn White
Sarah and George Young


AOS Interior Environments
Penny Baumer
Sallee and Tom Benjamin
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred W. Brown III
Dathel and Thomas Coleman
Elizabeth Cordes
Bernice and Donald Daigle
Mr. and Mrs. Gus A. Fritchie III
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Funderburk, Jr.
Dathel and John Georges
Annette and Dave Gorney
Nancy and Stephen Hales
Sarah Louise Wood Ham
Alison Hartman
Adrea D. Heebe
Jane Henson
Stephanie and James Huger
Heidi and Arthur Huguley
Susan and Doug Johnson
Diane A. Johnston
Ruth Ann Jones
Millie and Robert Kohn
Virginia McCollam and Andy Ryan
Julia Nuzum and David Gooch
Kathleen Parke and Bob Edmundson
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Philipson
Debbie and Rick Rees
Caroline and Bo Reily
Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen
Rothschild Diamonds
Karen Shales
Gayle and Ed Shearer
Liz and Poco Sloss
Kathleen and John Stassi
Anne Reily Sutherlin
Tesson Foundation
Anne and Sandy Villere
Fran and George Villere
Kathleen White
Vulcan Materials
Kimberly and Keith Zibilich

Cocktail Party

Lee Adler and Robert Marks
Tiffany Adler
Ellen and Mac Ball
Kristen and Molly Baumer
Margaret and Ken Beer
Mr. and Mrs. Burton Edwin Benrud, Jr.
Virginia Boulet and Alvin R. Albe, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Christian T. Brown
Kristin and Louis Buatt
Mary and Miles Clements
Dr. and Mrs. Hugh M. Collins
Judy and Tom David
Ann R. Duffy and John R. Skinner
Mr. and Mrs. Prescott Dunbar
Shaun and Foster Duncan
Sweet Dupuy
Leah and Miller Engelhardt
Catherine and Semmes Favrot
Sarah and Greg Feirn
Mr. James Fenner
Barbara and Clark Fitz-Hugh
Vesta deYampert Fort
Anne McIlhenny Gardiner and Robert H. Gardiner
Julie and Ted George
Marian and Larry Gibbs
Councilmember Susan and Hervin Guidry
Pam and Peck Hayne
Susan Hayne
Vivienne Hayne
Katherine Hovas
Marilee and Andrew Hovet
Sharon Jacobs and Leonard Davis
Helen and Scott Jenkins
Teresa E. Klainer, MD
Ann and John Koerner
Holt and Gordon Kolb
Renée and Peter Laborde
Stephanie Laborde
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Langenstein III
Margaret and Francis LaRocca
Marley and Michael LeBourgeois
Christine R. LeBlanc
Mr. and Mrs. Ted LeClerq
Lee Ledbetter and Associates
Melissa Legier
Mac Maison Ltd
Olivia and Archie Manning
Shirley Rabé Masinter
Mary Alice and Thomas May
Cammie and Charles Mayer
Kay McArdle
Lynn and Rick McMillan
Dr. and Mrs. William M. Meyers, Jr.
Brenda and Michael Moffitt
Elizabeth and Willy Monaghan
Mr. and Mrs. James J. Morrison
Betsy Nalty
Terry and John T. Olivier
Virginia and Jack Panno
Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Pierson, Jr.
Erica and James Reiss
Pamela and James Rogers
Elizabeth and John Ryan
Katherine and Robbie Saer
Susan and Charles Schadt
Margie T. Scheuermann
Mimi and Claude Schlesinger
Ann and Mark Schreiner
Troy Scroggins
Dr. and Mrs. David Earl Simmons
Jeannette Slakey
Dr. and Mrs. Charles Rodney Smith
Jackie Sullivan
Missy and Bradford Sutherlin
Sybil M. and D. Blair Favrot Family Fund
Allison and Ben Tiller
Melanee and Steve Usdin
Sarah and Patrick Vance
Johanna and Rudolph Weichert
Kate and John Werner
Diane Zink and Robert Becnel

Garden Party

Mrs. Barbara Barnes
Elizabeth A. Boh
Elinor S. Bright
Patricia Brinson
Pat Brister
Lisa Brooking, Petite Fleur
Barbara Bush
Vivian Cahn
Nancy Cater
Jane Clayton, MD
Glenda Krottinger Cotner
Joni Diaz
Louise P. Eckley
Anne A. Fitz-Hugh
Erin O’Sullivan Fleming, MD
Glendy Forster
Joanna Giorlando
Madeline Jorgensen
Kay W. Kerrigan
Allison Crutcher McAshan
Vicki McDonald
Kathleen Mix
Mrs. Godfrey Parkerson
Angèle Parlange
Karen Keil Senter
Carol Short
Betsy Stout
Anne Strachan
Patricia Forsythe Strachan
Jean Taylor
Catherine Burns Tremaine
Georgia Trist
Lynne Uhalt Interiors
Lynda Warshauer
Leah Whann
Sally Wimberly

Tea Party

Kimberly Clarke Armatis
Mrs. H.W. Bailey
Cecile Grace Ballard
Faye T. Ballard
Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel V. Benjamin III
Susan and George Benton
Edward C. Bohn
Bonnie Broel
Lauren Davis
Sally Duplantier
Sheila Fenton
Dr. Jerry and Carolyn Fortino
Rene J.L. Fransen
Carro Gardner
Leslie Gottsegen, DDS
Mrs. Paul T. Gillin
Carol and John Hall
Susan Hall
Laine B. Harper
Diane Huber
Maureen Huguley
Beverly Katz
Malise and Clay Kearney
Susu Kearney
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Villere Kohnke
Cynthia and Robert LeBreton
Nanette LoCoco, D.D.S.
Nairne and Louis Lupin
Patricia Mathes
Louise McIlhenny and Hugh Riddleberger
Mignon Faget
Mr. and Mrs. John Mills
Alice Parkerson
Jane and Chris Schramel
Frances Schultz
Darcy Devine Scoggin, LCSW
Mary Irene Scoggin
Sandra Scoggin
Dr. and Mrs. Charles C. Smith III
Bethany Stich and Mark Duncan
Sally Sutton
Tesson Family Fund
Cathy R. Thomason
Dr. and Mrs. Scott A. Tucker
Jayne S. Weiss, MD
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Westfeldt
Mrs. C. Dee White III

Special Thanks

Marcello’s Restaurant and Wine Bar
Pavilion of the Two Sisters
Pixie and Jimmy Reiss
Saks Fifth Avenue
Soniat House Hotel
Uptown Frames

Steve Baker, Ambrose Garden



Guy’s Bonsai Northshore, Inc.
The Greater New Orleans Bonsai Society

Exterior Designers

Alvarez + Basik Design Group
Anthony’s Landscaping
Beverly Katz Landscape
Landscape Images Ltd
Paul Soniat | New Orleans Botanical Garden and Robin Tanner | Landscape Architect
The Plant Gallery

Garden Clubs

Acres of Green Garden Club
Aurora Plantation Gardeners
Country Club Home Gardeners
English Turn Garden Club
Garden Study Club of New Orleans
Lake Vista Garden Club
Lakeview Botany Guild
New Orleans Garden Society
New Orleans Town Gardeners
Secret Garden Club
Shady Oaks Garden Club
Tchefuncte Home and Garden Club
Town and Country Garden Club

Creative Designs

Ambrose Garden
Vivian Cahn | Vivian Cahn Designs and Joey Landry | Arbor House Florals
R. Tucker Fitz-Hugh, Jr. | The Garnished Palette
Julie Neill Designs
Natasha Shah | Natasha Shah Interior Design
Stephen Sonnier for Dunn & Sonnier Antiques, Florals & Gifts
Studio AHK
Paul Norman | Thibodeaux’s Florist
Urban Earth Design Studios
Zana Brown Studio


Katie Arimura – Sogetsu
Sylvia Blanchard – Ichiyo
Betty Butz – Sogetsu
Joan Wax Butz – Sogetsu
Sally Cockerham – Ichiyo
Richard Cranford – Sogetsu
Jacqueline Gamble – Sogetsu
Esther Jordan – Sogetsu
Mitsuko Kennair – Ikenobo
Betty Lyons – Ichiyo
Betty Rena – Ikenobo, Ichiyo
Dora Ross – Sogetsu
Diane Saye – Ichiyo
Carol Smith – Ichiyo
June Smythe – Ichihyo
Hiroko Tsuzuki – Ichiyo
Susie Vanderkuy – Sogetsu
Marilyn Wolf – Sogetsu

Movers and Shakers
presented by the New Orleans Advocate

Beverly Church and Luis Colmenares
Patti ConstantinInside New Orleans
Kenneth LaCour | Grand Events and the Dakota Restaurant
Thea Pagel
Perrier Party Rentals
Julia Reed
John Rowland | Southern Hospitality
Scriptura | Margaret Jones and Sallie Mykris
Z Event Company

Professional Florists

Giverny Design
Glenda Ivy Design
Iris Floral + Event Design Studio
Kim Star Wise Floral EventsNOLA-FLORA | Ashley Watkins Bateman
NOLA-FLORA | Debbie Lambert
NOLA-FLORA | Phuong Nguyen
Stephen Sonnier for Dunn & Sonnier Antiques, Floral & Gifts
Sophisticated Styles by Susan Marcotte
Erin Steen, Florist | Compass Point Events
The Plant Gallery | Tina Turner
Installation | Stefania Boiani, Paint | Kristen Kyle, Thibodeaux’s Floral Studio
Villere’s Florist | Roger Villere


ALG Style
Graci Interiors
Kathy Slater Interiors Design Collection
La Riviére Confiserie
M. Design and Consultation
Nelson Wilson Interiors

Young Artists

Archbishop Chapelle High School
Isidore Newman SchoolJefferson Parish Talented Education Program
Louise S. McGehee Sophomore Art II
Metairie Park Country Day School
NOCCA – New Orleans Center for Creative Arts
St. Martin’s Episcopal School
The Chartwell Center
The Magnolia School
Trinity Episcopal School
Ursuline Academy
W. Smith Elementary, St. Bernard Parish
YAYA – Young Aspirations Young Artists

Patron and Preview Party
Cuisine and Libations

Arnaud’s Restaurant
Blue Crab Restaurant and Oyster Bar
Blue Oak BBQ
Boulevard American Bistro
Café Degas
Capdeboscq Catering Service, LLC
Catering D’Orleans
Creole Creamery
Dakota Restaurant
Angela Wilson for Delgado Culinary Department
Five Happiness Restaurant
Galatoire’s Restaurant
GW Fins
Katie’s Restaurant
La Thai
Marcello’s Restaurant and Wine Bar
Mizado Cocina
Mr. B’s Bistro
Napoleon House
The Pelican Club Restaurant
Pigéon Caterers
Pralines by Jean…and Cupcakes too!
Press Street Station
Reginelli’s Pizzeria
Sac-a-Lait Restaurant
Taj Mahal & Nirvana Indian Cuisine

Auction Donors

Leslie Alterman with the Atlanta Artist Collective
Anton Ltd., Inc.
Raine Bedsole
Tony Benjamin
Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights
Caron’s Creations
Adrienne Casbarian
Sandra Russell Clark
Irina Cupp
Ben Dombey
George Dunbar
Elizabeth Locke Jewels
Tucker Fitz-Hugh
Oksana Fogg
Becky Fos
Friend and Co. Fine Jewelers
Hayley Gaberlavage
Julie Denechaud Gahagan
Mitchell Gaudet
Julia Gravois
Jimmy Gundlach
Karen Gundlach
Martha Guthrie
Guy Lyman Fine Art & Magazine Street Framing
Nancy Hales
Patricia Daniels Henderson
Gretchen Howard
Stephanie Huger
Campbell Hutchinson
Austin James
Susu Kearney
Belinda Knowles
Helen Kohnke
Beth Lambert
Olesya Lanovitch
Fifi Laughlin
Ricky Lemann
Anya Lincoln-Dunn
Lory Lockwood
Sharika Mahdi
Katherine McClure with the Atlanta Artist Collective
Gregor McGehee
Mignon Faget, Ltd.
Renée Mitchell
Moss Antiques
Micey Moyer
Auseklis Ozols
Mallory Page
Charlotte Parrino
Holly Mabry Poole Art
Ann Rhodes with the Atlanta Artist Collective
Annie Weinstein Richardson
Rhenda Saporita
Richard Sexton
Dawn Sharpe
Julie Silvers
Kathy Slater
Hunt Slonem
Liz Sloss
Soren Christensen Gallery
Allison Stewart
Garth Swanson
Melanie Talbot Art
Tim Trapolin
Juju Trice
James Vella
Angelica Verkeenko
Sidonie Villere
Alexis Walter
Tony Watts



Wed, March 16th, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Sun, March 20th, 2016 at 5:00 PM
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