Monday, January 25, 2010


Artistic Design General Rules

1. All exhibitors must register in the cafeteria and receive an exhibitor number.

2. Advance registration is required for all classes. Please make reservations with Shannah Cooper, 804-693-5552 or by March 21.   Each class is limited to four entries.

3. Entries will be received Friday, March 26 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 27 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Closing time will be strictly enforced.

4. All designs will be judged according to the GCV Flower Shows Handbook, revised 2002, click here and Elizabeth River Styles of Flower Arranging – Contemporary Designs, click here to order.

5. Class 232 is for novices (those who have never won a blue ribbon for an arrangement).

6. Youth Division entries will not be limited. To register for this class and/or for questions call Nina Watkins, 804-642-2826 or or Juli Peebles, 804-693-0660. Last date to register for Youth Division is March 21.

7. Each exhibitor is responsible for filling the space he or she has reserved or must provide a substitute to fill the space.  All work on arrangements must be done by exhibitor and must feature daffodils.

8. Background material is not permitted unless specified in schedule.

9. Material in exhibits should be well conditioned; this is most important. Artificial fruit, flowers or foliage are not permitted. Accessories are permitted unless otherwise specified in schedule. Important: Any natural woodland items, fruit, vegetables, etc. should be sprayed and sealed to eliminate insects.

10. Arrangements will be shown with a background screen 40”high, 30”wide, and 18”deep. Screens are black with no wings and 40” from floor. Base or stand is considered part of the container. This does not apply to Classes 235 or 239. Class 235 is staged in a lighted shadow box 8” high, 6” deep. Class 239 is in the center area.

11. All arrangements must be passed by Artistic Classification Committee before the exhibitor leaves the floor. All entries must be accompanied by two typed or neatly printed 3”x 5” cards. The first card must list all plant material used indicating purchased from florist with “F” or grown in the garden with “G”. The second, in 20 words or less, should be an explanation of the arranger’s intent.

12. Exhibitors may not disturb or remove exhibits until 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 28. At the close of the show, exhibitors are responsible for removing all personal property. The show will be taken down at 4:15 p.m.

For questions about artistic classes or reference material to use, contact Shannah Cooper, 804-693-5552 or or Emily Barbee, 804-693-9677 or For other questions or information about the show, contact the Show Chairs, Jaye DuPaul or Sandy Geiger sgeiger2@cox.netThe show committee cannot be responsible for the personal property of exhibitors or guests.