Fine Arts & Flowers: 2010 is presented by The Council of VMFA

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Fine Arts & Flowers Speakers

Hitomi Gilliam AIFD is a noted Canadian floral designer, lecturer and author known for her creativity, innovation and contemporary abstract styles. An international designer, she is currently the Creative & Education Director for DESIGN358, a floral design school and event company. In addition, she is one of only seven recipients of the AIFD ‘Design Influence’ Award given for signature design style.

Allan M. Armitage, widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost horticulturists, and is well known as a writer, speaker and researcher. At the University of Georgia, he runs the research gardens where new garden plants are evaluated. He is the recipient of numerous awards and his interest in new crop research has resulted in the Sunlover Series of Coleus and Ipomoea‘Margarita’.

Bryan Rafanelli, event planner extraordinaire, leads one of the most well known events teams in the country, with over 100 events planned annually throughout the world, including the Commander-in-Chief’s Ball in celebration of the inauguration of President of Barack Obama. He has made multiple guest appearances on NBC’s Today, and his work has been highlighted in numerous publications including Bride, Cosmopolitan, Town & Country, and more.

Dutch born designer, speaker, and educator René van Rems AIFD, is a world-renowned ambassador of the floral industry specializing in European-influenced styles. He has led design shows, workshops, and seminars throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. René and his work have been covered on HGTV and in magazines such as Sunset and Better Homes and Gardens. In 2009, he was recognized with the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) Award of Distinguished Service to the Floral Industry.

Jewelry Fair

The Jewelry Fair makes a shining return to Fine Arts & Flowers 2010.  Sixteen master artists will offer for sale their uniquely designed, classical to contemporary, handcrafted jewelry. Originality, meticulous attention to detail, and materials of the highest quality are hallmarks of these designers. At last, art from the museum that you can take home!

Alchemic Synthesis
Alderdice / Mansfield
Annapolis, MD

Barbara Bayne
Havre de Grace, MD

Vicki Eisenfeld
West Hartford, CT

Felice Designs
Felice Killian
Charleston, SC

Lilly Fitzgerald
Spencer, MA

Maenad Design
Julia Fluker
Baltimore, MD

Pat Flynn
High Falls, NY

Elizabeth Garvin
New York, NY

Stuart Golder
Cincinnati, OH

Valerie Hector
Wilmette, IL

Barbara Heinrich
Pittsford, NY

Seven Fingers, Inc.
Tom Herman
Stone Ridge, NY

Judith Kaufman
West Hartford, CT

Ayesha Mayadas
Englewood, NJ

Minor / Hentz
Barbara Minor and Christopher Hentz
Baton Rouge, LA

Rebecca Myers
Baltimore, MD

Event Has Concluded

General admission free  |  Tickets required for programs and events
Tickets are available for purchase online via the links below, by calling 804.340.1405, or in person or by mail from the VMFA Ticket Desk at 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, Virginia, 23220.