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Art in Bloom 2019 | Illuminations: Looking Within and Beyond in partnership with IBERIABANK

Wed, March 27th, 2019 at 6:00 PM - 10:00 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 four days, from March 28-31.  Proceeds from Art in Bloom benefit education projects and exhibitions at NOMA and community projects of The Garden Study Club of New Orleans.

With a focus on light, transformation and discovery as New Orleans enters its fourth century, Art in Bloom’s 2019 event theme is Illuminations: Looking Within and Beyond. After an extraordinary tricentennial year of reflection and celebration, 2019 affords us the opportunity to look ahead with limitless imagination and innovation. Echoing Until Today, NOMA’s survey of pioneering conceptual light and sculptural artist Keith Sonnier, Illuminations will feature the most creative minds of our city expressing the brilliant future of New Orleans and the radiance of the citizens that will inhabit it through botanicals, florals, ephemeral materials and an inventive use of light.



Patron and Preview Party | March 27, 2019

Patron Party 6 pm | Preview Party 7 – 10 pm

The Patron and Preview Party features cuisine and libations from 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.

Displays on View to the Public | March 28-31, 2019

Lectures and Luncheon | NOMA | March 28, 2018 (SOLD OUT)

Event Chairs | Sweet Dupuy and Catherine Makk


CLICK HERE to view photos from Art in Bloom 2018

Online sales have ended. TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED AT THE DOOR, or call 504.658.4121 for more information.


CLICK HERE to view the online auction and place bids

Auction boards close sequentially at 8, 8:30 and 9 pm the night of March 27.




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| Putnam and Putnam | NOMA


From lavish opulence to pared-down restraint, Putnam & Putnam’s highly customizable floral arrangements are uniquely tailored for every occasion. Founded in 2014 by Darroch, a photographer by trade, and Michael, a formally trained interior designer, the Putnams’ signature designs meld site-specific drama with gentle precision, which have garnered the attention of clients like Bergdorfs, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, among other countless clients. Ranging from the darker, muted palettes in the Dutch tradition to blinding neons looking to the future, Putnam & Putnam’s neverending perspectives on color help pave a new narrative for every client. Most recently, they have authored “The Flower Color Guide”, the first reference book to organize flower types by color, with an emphasis on seasonality and creative color schemes – and the results are stunning in their sheer variety. What Pantone is to color, Flower Color Guide is to flowers.


10:45 AM | Nicky Haslam | NOMA


Nicky Haslam is an English interior designer and socialite, and founder of the London-based interior design firm, NH Studio Ltd. Nicky Haslam Studio is one of the worlds most distinguished and prolifically published interior design firms, renowned for opulent, original and timeless interiors as seen in Architectural Digest, World of Interiors, Vogue, House and Garden, Elle Décor, and Traditional Home.  The Haslam aesthetic has been magnetising design cognoscenti around the world since 1972 when he first started practicing as interior designer. The firm is established as one of the most important luxury interior design offices in the United Kingdom, known for high-end design, bespoke furnishings and a style that is ever changing with the times, yet always distinguishable for its humour, charm and wit – much like Haslam himself. Under his guidance, his creative team combines a unique sense of history with a modern contemporary outlook and the firm works on projects all over the globe including the English countryside and London, New York, Morocco, New Orleans, Denmark, Montreal, Barbados, St Jean Cap Ferrat, Monaco and Moscow, Klosters, Grasse, Mallorca, Los Angeles and Paris.


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




Thank you to all of our 2019 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor


Eugenie and Joseph Jones Family Foundation

Peggy and Timber Floyd


J. Edgar Monroe Foundation

Elly and Merritt Lane



Elizabeth A. Boh

Charlotte Bollinger

Marion Bright

Adrienne and Archie Casbarian

Sally and Walter Cockerham

Sweet and Ben Dupuy

Energy Capital Partners

Susan and Jimmy Gundlach

Sarah Louise Wood Ham

Catherine and Stephen Lim

Catherine Makk

Dee and Nat Phillips

Mrs. Charles S. Reily

Pixie and Jimmy Reiss

Dr. and Mrs. Charles C. Smith III


Alden and Margaret Laborde Foundation

AOS Interior Environments

Louisette Brown and George Dunbar

Eclectic Home, LLC

Catherine and Semmes Favrot

Ella and Walter Flower

Nancy and Stephen Hales

Carol and John Hall

Jennifer and Fred Heebe

The Helis Foundation

Susan and Doug Johnson

Alice Key

Sally and Jay Lapeyre

Lee Ledbetter & Associates

Katie and Wendell LeGardeur

Lynne and Rick McMillan

Miggy and Jay Monroe

New Orleans & Company

Anne and Edmund Redd

Debbie and Rick Rees

Schonekas, Evans, McGoey & McEachin

Susu and Andrew Stall

Anne Reily Sutherlin

The Tesson Family

Sarah and George Young




Sallee and Tom Benjamin

Cathy and Rivie Cary

Elizabeth Cordes

Dr. and Mrs. Jerry B Cotner

Mathilde and Richard Currence

Bernice and Don Daigle

Shaun and Foster Duncan

Ann Dupuy

Kathleen and Bob Edmundson

First Bank & Trust

Kit and Guss Fritchie

Dathel and John Georges

Nancy and Stephen Hales

Adrea D. Heebe

Steve and Hon. Karen Herman

Katherine Hovas

Heidi and Arthur Huguley

Linda and Gordon Kolb

Arlene and Alan Philipson

Donna and Ben Rosen

Sheila and Britton Sanderford

Shlenker Family Foundation

Robyn and Andrew Schwarz


Carla and Jay Adams

Ellen and Mac Ball

Kathleen and Ben Banta

Margaret and Ken Beer

Dr. and Mrs. Jerry B Cotner

Edward C. Bonin and Rene J. L. Fransen

Virginia Boulet and Alvin R. Albe Jr.

Elinor Bright

Mr. and Mrs. Christian T. Brown

Sheila and Hugh Collins

Judy and Tom David

Kristin Depp and Micheal Tubbs

Laurie and Warren Doyle

Catherine Drennan

Anne Duffy and John Skinner

Sarah and Greg Feirn

Glendy and Larry Forster

Marla Garvey

Julie and Ted George

Marian and Larry Gibbs

Gwathmey Gomila

Caroline and Michael Graham

Julie and Scott Habetz

Dana and Steve Hansel

Lynn and Lura Harrison

Stacy and Jeremy Head

Deidre and Christian Hooper

Sharon Jacobs and Leonard Davis

Julie and Drew Jardine

Malise and Clay Kearney

Mr. and Mrs. David Kearney

Susu and Mike Kearney

Ann Koppel

Renee and Peter Laborde

Stephanie and James Laborde

Mary Lucy and David Lane

Alan Lawrence

Courtney and Ted LeClercq

Margaret and Matt LeCorgne

Ray J. Lousteau, M.D.

Conor T.  Lutkewitte

Renee and Paul Masinter

Cammie and Charles Mayer

Jonathan McCall

Virginia McCollam and Andy Ryan

Louise McIlhenny and Hugh Riddleberger

Charlotte and John Alden Meade

Kristin and Brian Moore

Betsy Nalty and Dick Simmons

Linda and Gary Raphael

Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Saer

Mimi and Claude Schlesinger

Peggy and David Earl Simmons

Liz and Poco Sloss

Dr. and Mrs. Charles R. Smith

Kathleen and John Stassi

Jan Sullivan and Stanford Latter

Allison and Ben Tiller

Brenda and Craig Tolbert

Melanee and Steve Usdin

Kate and John Werner

Timothy Young



Petit Fleur by Lisa Brooking

Jane S. Charbonnet

Bev Church

B.E. Dovie

Carmen L. Duncan

Louise Eckley

Ms. Stephanie Goliwas Huger

Anne A. Fitz-Hugh

Joanna Giorlando

Teresa Guzzetta

Mrs. Bill Hines

Ruth Ann Jones

Bonnie Kaiser

Holt Kolb

Dr’s Tom and Mary Alice May

Kay McArdle

Kathleen Mix

Judith Young Oudt


Angèle Parlange

Pamela Rogers

Carol Short

Anne Strachan

Ann Y. Swayze

Jean Taylor

Lynne and Hunter White



Faye T. Ballard

Emanuel V. Benjamin III

Debbie Buchler

Michelle Canerot

Mary and Miles Clements

Joni Diaz

Melissa Dovie

Dr. Laura Finn

Catherine Freeman

Dr. Leslie Gottsegen

Laine B. Harper

Marshall A. Hevron

Elizabeth Kearney

Katherine and Parker Koerner

Fifi and Sean Laughlin

Cynthia and Robert LeBreton

Barbara LaFleur and Tom Douglass

Sheldon Lykes

Patrick M. McCausland

Monique and Bob McCleskey

Mary Scott Westfeldt McKinnon

Shelby Westfeldt Mills

New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation

Margo and Esmond Phelps

Holly E. Sarré

Jane Greenberg Schramel and Chris Schramel

Margie Scheuermann

Karla Seymour

Tina Shannon

Dr. and Mrs. Scott A. Tucker

Linda Westfeldt

Cuisine and Libations

Beth Biundo Sweets
Blue Oak BBQ
Boulevard American Bistro
Café Degas
Café  NOMA
Capdeboscq Catering
Catering D’Orleans
Creole Creamery
Delgado Culinary Department
Espíritu Mezcalería
Five Happiness
Joel Catering
Laura Arrowood Catering
Little Bushel
Martin Wine Cellar
Mr. B’s
The Pelican Club
Pralines by Jean
Restaurant R’evolution
Sazerac Company
Taj Mahal & Nirvana Indian Cuisine
Wine Seller

Silent Auction Donors

Karen Abboud
Jo-Ann C. Adams
Alexis Walter Art
Mac Ball
Alex Beard
Raine Bedsole
Caitlin Bella
Tony Benjamin
Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights
Claudia Blom-Nieuwpoort
Zana Randelovi´c Brown
Kim Bullen Designs
Julie Ann Connick
Robin Crutcher
Michelle D’Amour
Elizabeth Dondis Photography
George Dunbar
Courtney Egan
Elizabeth Locke Jewels
Randolph Tucker Fitz-Hugh
Ella Flower
Glassblower Ben
Margaret T. Goldthwaite
Diana Gorlin Interiors
Page Goss
Jimmy Gundlach
Karen Gundlach
Martha Guthrie
Guy Lyman Fine Art
Nancy Hales
Carolyn Hayne
Stephanie Henderson
Amanda Holt
Stephanie Huger
Jeanne DeLaureal and Portraits, Inc.
Whitney Melton Jeffreys
Robin Kanner
Kathy Slater Design Collection
Susu Kearney
Belinda Knowles
Katie Koch Home
Helen Kohnke
J. Sylvia Kondylas
Maureen Krail
Beth Lambert
Fifi Laughlin
Nancy Hirsch Lassen
Vicki Lee
Liz Sloss Designs
Lory Lockwood
Megan Lovoi
Sheldon Lykes
Lizzie McClesky
Micey Moyer
Natalie Erwin Nagim
NOLA Bon Vivant
Mallory Page
Cleland Powell
Annie Weinstein Richardson
Amanda Holt Robicheaux
Wesley Robinson
Avery Rowan
Max Ryan
Robert Santopadre
Rhenda Saparito
Sue Sartor
Karoline Schleh
Richard Sexton
Julie Silvers
Hunt Slonem
Suzonne Stirling
and Claudia Blom
Eugenie D. Suggs
Adele Sypesteyn
Dan Tague
Nell Tilton
Tim Trapolin
Jon Vaccari
“Lady Vayu” aka Sylvia Kondylas
Tony Watts
Marilyn Woolverton


Creative Designs

Steve Baker, Floral Designer
Dunn and Sonnier Antiques, Florals, Gifts
Randolph Tucker Fitz-Hugh
French Truck Coffee
Kim Starr Wise Floral Events
Luna Botanicals
Putnam & Putnam and Adam Franger Lippes
Sarah Martzolf

Exterior Designs

Beverly Katz, Landscape Designer, APLD
Kim Alvarez and Marianne Mumford, Landscape Images Ltd.
The Plant Gallery
Paul Soniat, Director,
New Orleans Botanical Garden
Robin Tanner,
Landscape Architect

Garden Clubs

Acres of Green Garden Club
Aurora Plantation Garden Club
Country Club Home Gardeners
English Turn Garden Club
Garden Study Club of New Orleans
Hammond Garden Club
Junior League of New Orleans Garden Club
Lake Vista Garden Club
Lakeview Botany Guild
New Orleans Garden Society
New Orleans Town Gardeners
River Ridge Garden Club
Secret Garden Club
Shady Oaks Garden Club
Tchefuncta Home and Garden Club
Town and Country Garden Club of West St. Tammany


DeeDee Adams | Sogetsu
Sylvia Blanchard | Ichyo
Betty Butz | Sogetsu
Joan Butz | Sogetsu
Sally Cockerham | Ichyo
Richard Cranford | Sogetsu
Jackie Gamble | Sogetsu
Emilie Garoutte | Sogetsu
Maria Griffin | Ichyo
Esther Jordan | Sogetsu
Mitsuki Kennair | Ikenobo
Betty Lyons | Ichyo
Betty Rena | Ikenobo & Ichyo
Sumiko Roach | Ichyo
Diane Saye | Kodoruy
Carol Smith | Ichyo
Hiroko Tsuzuki | Ichyo
Susie Vanderkuy | Sogetsu
Marilyn Wolfe | Sogetsu

Movers and Shakers

Mrs. Gayle Benson, New Orleans Saints and Pelicans
The New Orleans Advocate and Gambit
Crescent City Farmers Market
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
New Orleans Ballet Theater
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation
Preservation Resource Center
River Birch Landfill
Woodward Design + Build

Professional Florists

Blucid Floral
Compass Point Events,
Erin Steen French, Designer
Crescent Flora
Dunn and Sonnier
IRIS floral + event design studio
Longue Vue House and Gardens
Mitch’s Flowers
Sophisticated Styles by Susan Marcotte
Tina Turner, Professional Floral Designer, The Plant Gallery
Villere’s Florist


Altered States by Rachel Loehrer assisted by Breanne Zill
Brockschmidt & Coleman Decoration and Design
Grace Kaynor Designs
Pippen Lane
The Scout Guide

Young Artists

Archbishop Chapelle
Isidore Newman School
Jefferson Parish Talent
Louise S. McGehee School
Lycee Francais de la Nouvelle-Orleans
Lynn Oaks School Art Appreciation Class, Braithwaite, LA
Magnolia School
Metairie Park Country Day
St. Dominic School
St. George’s Episcopal School
Trinity Episcopal School
Ursuline Academy
W. Smith Elementary

Special Thanks

Adam Franger Lippes
Pavilion of the Two Sisters
Saks Fifth Avenue
The Soniat House Hotel

2019 Committee

Carla Adams
Quincy Adams
Margaret Beer
Elizabeth Boh
C.C. Langenstein
Meredith Claiborne
Mathilde Currence
Lauren Davis
Pam Dongieux
Megan Eustis
Catherine Favrot
Sarah Feirn
Julie George
Anne Guillot
Juli Miller Hart
Carolyn Hayne
Jennifer Heebe
Kaylea Hill
Katie Hovas
Stephanie Huger
Tavi Jones
Malise Kearney
Caroline Kearney
Brett Lapeyre
Marley LeBourgeois
Margaret LeCorgne
Cammie Mayer
Leslie Massony
Shelby Mills
Anne Redd
Pixie Reiss
Macon Riddle
Kim Roddy
Anna Schaefer
Susu Stall
Kate Tucker
Kate Werner
Elizabeth Wooten

2019 NOMA Volunteer Committee Chair

Jennifer Heebe


Current as of 2/20/2019


Wed, March 27th, 2019
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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New Orleans Museum of Art
1 Collins Diboll Circle
New Orleans, LA, 70119
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