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Art in Bloom 2018: Queen of Arts, Celebrating 30 Years of Art in Bloom in partnership with IBERIABANK

March 14 - March 18

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 four days, from March 15-18. This year’s theme, Queen of Arts: Celebrating 30 Years of Art in Bloom, will bring together exhibitors from New Orleans and beyond to celebrate music and its role in New Orleans’ vibrant culture. Proceeds from Art in Bloom benefit education projects and exhibitions at NOMA and community projects of The Garden Study Club of New Orleans.






Save the date for


Patron and Preview Party | Wednesday, March 14
Lectures and Luncheon | Thursday, March 15
Open to the Public | March 15-18

Event Chairs | Leslie Gottsegen and Courtney Le Clercq

Click here to view photos from Art in Bloom 2017: Rhythm & Blooms


Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

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Bouquet | $10,000

  • 16 Patron Tickets
  • 6 Gold Section Lecture Seats
  • 6 Luncheon Seats
  • 12 NOMA General Admission Passes | March 15-18
  • Publicity Package


Nosegay | $5,000

  • 10 Patron Tickets
  • 4 Gold Section Lecture Seats
  • 4 Luncheon Seats
  • Publicity Package


Orchid | $2,500

  • 8 Patron Tickets
  • 2 Gold Section Lecture Seats
  • 2 Luncheon Seats
  • Publicity Package


Magnolia | $1,000

  • 4 Patron Tickets
  • 2 Silver Section Lecture Seats
  • 2 Luncheon Seats
  • Program Listing


Gardenia | $600

  • 2 Patron Tickets
  • 2 Silver Section Lecture Seats
  • 2 Luncheon Seats
  • Program Listing


Hibiscus | $400

  • 2 Patron Tickets
  • 1 Silver Section Lecture Seats
  • 1 Luncheon Seat
  • Program Listing


Camelia | $300

  • 1 Patron Ticket
  • 1 Silver Section Lecture Seat
  • 1 Luncheon Seat
  • Program Listing


Azalea | $175

  • 1 Patron Ticket
  • Program Listing


Ticket Levels and Benefits

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Preview Party 7-10 pm                  March 14, 2018

Preview Party | $150

  • 1 Ticket


Lectures and Luncheon               March 15, 2018

Limited seating for lectures and luncheon


Lectures & Luncheon | $200                     

  • 9:30 am | Charles Masson, restaurateur and florist
  • 10:45 am| Lela Rose, fashion designer
  • 12:30 pm | Luncheon | Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park


Lectures only | $100

Luncheon only | $125


2018 Schedule of Events


Patron Party 6 pm | Preview Party 7 – 10 pm

The Patron and Preview Party features cuisine and libations from 30 top New Orleans restaurants, a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind art, and live music. Guests enjoy an exclusive preview of the floral displays.



9:30 am | Charles Masson | NOMA

Charles Masson is an acclaimed restaurateur and author of The Flowers of La Grenouille (1994). He has a vast and diverse resume including: jewelry design; painting; china, glassware, and silverware design; guest speaking; and flower arrangement. Masson has shown and sold his original art in many shows beginning in 1993 and at well known boutiques such as Treillage in Upper East New York and Hollyhock in West Los Angeles. Masson is also an esteemed businessman who launched and later sold his own company “Charles Masson Designs Ltd” and most recently created the much anticipated “Marjorelle” restaurant at the Lowell Hotel.


10:45 am | Lela Rose | NOMA

Lela Rose, American fashion designer debuted her signature LELA Rose Collection in 1998 and the Lela Rose bridal collection in 2006.  Formally trained as a painter and sculptor, Rose employs a brilliant use of color, rich fabrication, sculptural silhouettes and handcrafted details.  Lela has received recognition from fashion editors, stylists and high profile celebrities who are regularly seen wearing the brand.  Rose, now a published author, released her first book, Pret–A-Party with Rizzoli in 2015 which celebrates her love of style and entertaining.

12:30 pm | Luncheon and Fashion Show | Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park


In Partnership With




Elly and Merritt Lane
J. Edgar Monroe Foundation
The Robert E. Zetzmann Family Foundation
The Sue Sue Charitable Foundation


Marion and Pepper Bright
Louisette Brown and George Dunbar
Sally and Walter Cockerham
Mr. and Mrs. Prescott N. Dunbar
Drs. Leslie and Brad Gottsegen
Susan and Jimmy Gundlach
Jones Walker LLP
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Le Clercq
Dee and Nat Phillips
Pixie and Jimmy Reiss


Ella and Walter Flower
Carol and John Hall
Liberty Bank and Trust Company
Mr. and Mrs. Rick S. Rees
Sarah and George Young

Media Sponsor


Patricia and Vernon Brinson
Mrs. Pat W. Browne, Jr.
Cathy and Rivie Cary
Mathilde and Richard Currence Jr.
Bernice Daigle
Kathleen and Bob Edmundson
Kit and Gus Fritchie
Adrea D. Heebe
Betsy Henson
Catherine Hinnant
Heidi and Arthur Huguley
Glenda Krottinger and Dr. Jerry Cotner
Renèe and Peter Laborde
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Lauscha
Palmisano Contractors, LLC
Arlene and Alan Philipson
Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen
Ann and Mark Schreiner
Karen Shales
Kathleen and John Stassi
Fran Villere


Ellen and Mac Ball
Penny L. Baumer
Margaret and Ken Beer
Virginia Boulet and Alvin R. Albe, Jr.
Elinor S. Bright
Mary and Miles Clements
Judy and Tom David
Shaun and Foster Duncan
Mrs. H. Mortimer Favrot, Jr.
Marla Garvey
Annette and David Gorney
Susan Hayne
Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Head
Sharon Jones and Leonard Davis
Cammie and Charles Mayer
Mr. and Mrs. L. Richards McMillan II
Brenda and Michael Moffitt
Betsy Nalty and Dick Simmons
Mr. and Mrs. R. Hunter Pierson, Jr.
Dr. Sissy Sartor
Michelle and Lamar Villere
Kate and John Werner


Molly and Kristen Baumer
Elizabeth A. Boh
Vivian Cahn
Jane Clayton
Ms. Ann R. Duffy
Louise Eckley
Barbara Fitz-Hugh
Kay McArdle
Judith Young Oudt
Pamela A. Rodgers
Karen Keil Senter
Patricia Strachan
Ann Y. Swayze
Jean Taylor
Joan Zaslow


Edward C. Bonin
Beverly Church
Sheila Fenton
Renè J. L. Fransen
Monica Ann Frois
Carro Gardner
Karen and Steve Herman
Lilla Kearney
Cynthia and Robert LeBreton
Barbara LeFleur and Tom Douglass
Sheldon Lykes
Eve Barrie Masinter
Mary Scott and Ryan McKinnon
Shelby and John Mills
Suzy Montero and Beth Dunkenberger
Ann Thorpe Thompson
Catherine Burns Tremaine
Dr. and Mrs. Scott A. Tucker
Jayne S. Weiss, MD
Linda and Tommy Westfeldt

Cuisine and Libations

Arnaud’s Restaurant
Blue Oak BBQ
Catering D’Orleans
Delgado Culinary Department
Five Happiness
Galatoire’s Restaurant
Goldring Family Foundation
GW Fins
JCB Creations
Martin’s Wine Cellar
Mr. B’s Bistro
St. James Cheese Company
Taj Mahal & Nirvana Indian Cuisine
The Wine Seller


Kohlmeyer and Co

Silent Auction Donors

Karen Abboud
Ace Hotel New Orleans
Alexis Walter ArtMac Ball
Raine Bedsole
Caitlin Bella
Tony Benjamin
Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights
Claudia Blom-Nieuwpoort
Zana Ranđelović-Brown
Kim Bullen
Marion Cage
Julie Ann Connick
Sam Crosby
Irina Cupp
Lauren Reynolds Davis
Glassblower Ben
George Dunbar
Tucker Fitz-Hugh
Ella Flower
Oksana Fogg
Friend and Company
Kevin Gillentine
Miki Glasser
Nurhan Gokturk courtesy of Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
Page Goss
James Gundlach
Karen Gundlach
Martha Guthrie, NWS
Nancy Hales
Halley Hastings
Carolyn Hayne
Brett Henderson
Patricia D. Henderson
Stephanie Henderson
Holly Mabry Poole Art
Campbell Hutchinson
Robin Kanner
Helen Kohnke
Belinda Knowles
Katie Koch
Maureen Krail
Beth Lambert
Patti Lapeyre
Nancy Hirsch Lassen
Fifi Laughlin
Vicki Lee
Logan Ledford
Ricky Lemann
Lory Lockwood
Megan Lovoi
Sheldon Lykes
Guy Lyman Fine Art
Sharika Mahdi
Kathleen K. Matthews
Lizzie McClesky
Leah Messer
Mignon Faget
Renée Mitchell
Isla Moon
Micey Moyer
Jacques Murphree
Natalie Erwin
Julie Neill
Ms. Sakia Ozols
Charlotte Parrino
Azita Clark
Cleland Powell
Faures Rathbone
Annie Weinstein Richardson
Amanda Holt Robicheaux
Avery Rowan
Alfred Rufty, MD
Rhenda Saporito
Richard Sexton
Hunt Slonem
Liz Sloss
Amanda Stone Talley
Belinda Tanno
Nell C. Tilton
Julie Trice
Tony Watts
Marilyn C. Woolverton
Tim Trapolin
Lynn Zakem

Special Thanks

The Wine Seller


Margaret Beer
Kia Brown
Caroline Calhoun
Meredith Claiborne
Mathilde Currence
Lauren Davis
Pam Dongieux
Megan Eustis
Sarah Feirn
Nina Friend
Julie George
Leslie Gottsegen
Anne Guillot
Karen Gundlach
Nancy Hales
Carolyn Hayne
Katie Hovas
Stephanie Huger
Heidi Huguley
Susan Johnson
Tavi Jones
Lilla Kearney
Katherine Koerner
Holt Kolb
Brett Lapeyre
Courtney Le Clercq
Marley Lebourgeois
Margaret LeCorgne
Charlotte Meade
Shelby Mills
Dana Moore
Anne Redd
Pixie Reiss
Sarah Reiss
Macon Riddle
Kim Roddy
Anna Schaefer
Ann Koppel Schreiner
Stacey Serro
Susu Stall
Kate Tucker
Fran Villere
Kate Werner
Elizabeth Wooten


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