Susan Winter, Co-Chair - Consultant to Classes 1 & 2 | email@example.com | 401-413-6772
Sarah Boynton, Co-Chair - Consultant to Classes 3 & 4 | firstname.lastname@example.org | 781-771-6947
Kathy Michie, Entries Chair | email@example.com | 508-835-3342
COVID-19 information and other changes will be shared with Exhibitors via your Class Consultants.
1. Please carefully read the Floral Design Division Rules and Guidelines. Any questions should be referred to your Class Consultant (noted above).
2. Registration Form must be received no later than Friday, April 8, 2022, and will be accepted in the order received. Any changes should be communicated to the Class Consultant with NFS Entries in e-mail subject line.
Exhibitors will receive a packet that includes your entry number, exhibitor name badge, staging details, a plant list form, a copy of the floor plan at Rosecliff, plant identification key cards, a card for a statement of intent (optional) and, where applicable, a paint sample.
Entry numbers will be pre-assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
3. Exhibitors are permitted one entry per class in the Botanical Arts Division. However, exhibitors may enter more than one class in the Botanical Arts Division if openings still exist after April 11, 2022. If forced to withdraw, the exhibitor must notify the Class Consultant and find a substitute unless there is a waiting list for the class. It is strongly suggested that exhibitors contact their Class Consultant for valuable and updated information.
4. All plant material used must be dried. This includes flowers, foliage, seeds, pods, nuts (in or out of shells), vegetables, twigs, vines, reeds, etc. Artificial, endangered, and locally invasive plant material may not be used. Link for list of RI invasives – www.riwps.org/invasives
5. Figural forms must be assembled or judiciously carved. Any plant material may be cut, incised, or shaped to enhance artistic effect.
6. Non-plant material (i.e., cardboard, metal, twine, string, cording, etc.) may be used only for construction but must not show. These materials are considered mechanics.
7. All exhibits must appear to be functional.
8. Surface treatment of plant material may be painted, varnished, waxed, or nail polished. Exhibitors are strongly advised to use discretion if using glitter, resin epoxy finishes, or nail polishes containing glitter. Man-made crystals, gemstones, shells, feathers, pasta, or processed plant materials are not permitted.
9. A 5” x 8" typed key card is required for all exhibits and will be supplied by the Committee. It must show the plant material in its natural form, along with both botanical and common name. The exhibitor's name should be written in pencil on the back of the card. The entry form and key cards will be mailed in the exhibitor’s packet (see rule #2) and must be included with entry when submitted to the Show.
10. If an exhibitor intends to mail their entry, this should be noted on the registration form when they register.
Mail-in entries must be delivered no later than Friday, May 27, 2022, via US Postal Service (please note that USPS has experienced significant delays with some packages) or commercial carrier, with tracking, to your Class Consultant (See Above.) It would be helpful to let your consultant know as soon as you ship your entry.
Passing of the exhibit will be conducted by the Committee upon arrival.
Note: Following the Show, mail-in entries will only be returned if the exhibitor provides appropriate pre-paid and labeled shipping materials.
11. Exhibitors may deliver their entry in person to the Salon at Rosecliff on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Passing will take place in the Salon and will close promptly at 1 p.m. Judging will begin at 2;30 p.m.
12. Installation of the mail-in exhibits will be the responsibility of the Committee. Each entry will be handled with care and respect. Detailed photos of entry, taken from all sides, must be sent with the entry. The exhibitor should indicate top and bottom of the exhibit. Explicit directions as to how the entry is to be displayed are required. If an exhibit arrives damaged, the exhibitor will be notified. The exhibitor will have the option to have the entry returned for repair, if time permits, or the exhibitor can give permission for the Committee to make the repair.
It is strongly suggested that a repair kit be included with the entry.
13. While the Botanical Arts Division Committee and The Preservation Society of Newport County will afford the best possible protection to all exhibits, they distinctly disclaim all liability for loss or damage to exhibits and personal property belonging to exhibitors.
14. An exhibit previously entered in any competition must be significantly altered before being submitted to The Newport Flower Show Botanical Arts Division.
15. A typed Statement of Intent is optional and may not exceed 25 words. Statements of Intent for all entries must be sent (by email) to the associated Class Consultant, by Friday, May 27, 2022.
16. If forms or staging must be shipped to exhibitor, exhibitor must pay shipping charges. A credit card number will need to be provided when request for shipping is made.
17. Novice and new exhibitors will be eligible for specific awards. Please designate on the Registration Form if you belong in one of these categories.
a. A Novice is an exhibitor/s who has never won a blue ribbon in The Newport Flower Show in the Botanical Arts Division.
b. A New Exhibitor is a person or group entering The Newport Flower Show for the first time in the Botanical Arts Division.
c. See Awards List for definition and eligibility of awards.
18. For those exhibitors who are hand delivering their entries, please keep your class consultant updated on your progress and make her aware of any concerns or questions you may have.
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20. Scale of points:
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21. You may retrieve your entry at the end of the show, Sunday, June 19, 2022, between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
If you have not requested your entry to be returned by post, please arrange with your consultant to retrieve the entry. Arriving outside the specified time for pick-up may result in a delay.
FLORAL DESIGN AND BOTANICAL ARTS DIVISIONS GLOSSARY
Arrangement or Floral Design: Plant material and other components organized according to the Principles and Elements of Design to create a unified whole.
Contemporary Design: Floral design not following traditional styles, using imagination and creativity to devise new approaches to the selection and organization of plant material and other components according to principles and elements of design.
Couture: (BA) a design emulating an item of clothing and/or other fashion accessory created entirely of died plant materials.
Exhibition Table: A display using the components of dining in an artistic presentation as a coordinated design. The practical service of food should not be implied.
Forms: (BA) a design of any natural form (e.g., animal, bird’s nest, flower) created from all dried plant materials. No mechanics may be visible.
Horizontal Design: A composition in which the components are arranged on an axis parallel to the horizon.
Jewelry: (BA) a design created entirely of dried plant material and made to resemble wearable jewelry in both size and function. No mechanics or structural base may be visible.
Key Card: A numbered list of botanical and common names accompanying an exhibit. Corresponding numbers are placed with each individual sample of untreated plant material. Card to be supplied in Botanical Arts Exhibitor’s package.
Mass Design (Modern): Groupings of limited varieties of plant material with emphasis on bold design, blocks of color, contrasting forms and textures.
Mass Design (Traditional): Profusion of flowers of various forms and sizes arranged in an oval, triangular or fan-shaped design, a closed silhouette having more solids than voids.
New Exhibitor: A person or group who is entering The Newport Flower Show for the first time in their respective division. Exhibitor(s) must self-identify for this award.
Novice: An exhibitor/s who has never won a blue ribbon in their respective division at The Newport Flower Show. Exhibitor(s) must self-identify for this award.
Pot-de-Fleur: A design composed of a combination of growing plants (in or out of pots) and fresh cut flowers.
Statement of Intent: A brief written paragraph (no more than 25 words) offering explanation of the exhibitor’s creation. Blank cards to be supplied in Exhibitor’s package.