Artistic Crafts Report

CONGRATULATIONS to our top Artistic Crafts winner: Jeanne Bowen

Class 1                                    Gift Box

Judy Brzoska                            First

Gail Pica                                  Second

Fifi MacMahon                        Third

June Gibbs                              Honorable Mention

Class 2                                  Hats in the Garden

Nancy Cullman                       First

Judy Brzoska                          Second

Arlene Cluff                            Third

Barbara Crossley                   Honorable Mention

Class 3                                  Cake


Jeanne Bowen                        First  (Artistic Crafts Award)

Melinda Earle                         Second

Carol McCann                        Third

Barbara Crossley                   Honorable Mention

by Beth Bacon, Artistic Crafts Chair

Design Division Report

CONGRATULATIONS to our top award winners this year:

Gail Pica –  Table Artistry and Award of Design Excellence

Bobbye Raye Womack – Petite Award

Nancy Cullman –  TriColor Award

Irmeen Barsky – Designers Choice Award

Sondra Quinn – Novice Award


Class 1
Tropical Cocktails Top Award
Susie Estabrook First  
Barbara Crossley Second  
Sandy Hobby Third  
Wendy Knauer Honorable Mention  

Class 2
Mealtime Mosaic  
Raynelle Perkins First  
Hawryluk, Kathleen Second  
Marsocci, Connie Third  
Pulick, Mary Honorable Mention  

Class 3
Reflecting Ponds Top Award
Gail Pica First Table Artistry  Award & Design Excellence
Arlene Cluff Second  
Janice Wilhelm Third  
Sandy Kavouras Honorable Mention  

Class 4
Chasing Butterflies Top Award
Chris Brown First  
Carol Conant Second  
Barbara Ricci Third  
Irene Pejko Honorable Mention  

Class 5
Splashing Water Top Award
Bobbye Raye Womack First Petite Award
Gertie Myers Second  
Diane Green Third  
Dolly Ross Honorable Mention  
Class 6 Rock Climbing  
Catherine Ware First  
Sue Synnott Second  
Lin Sprigman Third  
Lois Allen Honorable Mention  

Class 7
Chattel House Celebration Top Award
Melinda Earle First  
Linda Heacock Second  
Liz Chehayl Third  
Mary Raymond Honorable Mention  

Class 8
Caribbean Salsa Top Award
Nancy Cullman First Tri color Award
Theo Kavouras Second  
Roberta Ross Third  
Sue Oldershaw Honorable Mention  

Class 9
Swinging Hammocks Top Award
Sue Synnott First  
Mary Pulick Second  
Terry Pinck Third  
Lindy Kowalczyk Honorable Mention  

Class 10
Opposites Attract-Yin Top Award
Billie Stevens First  
Barbara Sampson Second  
Irene Pejko Honorable Mention  
Glenda Farlander Honorable Mention  
Class 11 Opposites Attract-Yang Top Award
Barbara Sampson First  
Glenda Farlander Second  
Billie Stevens Third  
Irene Pejko Honorable Mention  

Class 12
Ancient Temples Top Award
Irmeen Barsky First Designer’s Choice Award
Womack, Bobbie Raye Second  
Diane Green Third  
Kay Cain Honorable Mention  

Class 13
Treasurers of Florida Top Award
Melinda Earle First  
Gail Pica Second  
Mary Pulick Third  
Raynelle Perkins Honorable Mention  

Class 14
Gift Shop Top Award
Sondra Quinn First Novice award
Peggy Coniglio Second  
Jean Lemmon Third  
Linda Heacock Honorable Mention  

By Mary Pulick, Design Chairman


Horticulture Division Report

CONGRATULATIONS to our top award winners this year:


Liz Chehayl – Award of Horticultural Excellence (Cassia bakeriana)

Ellen Meister – Award of Merit -Tropical Flowers (Strelitzia Nicolai)

Varick Niles – Award of Merit – Flowers from vines (Jasminum)

Liz Chehayl – Arboreal Award – Flowering shrubs/trees (Cassia bakeriana)

Varick Niles – Arboreal Award – Foliage shrubs/trees (Acalypha wilkesiana)

Roberta Ross – Award of Merit – Orchids (Dendrobium aggregatum)

Cathy Jo Harlow – Grower’s Choice Award –Flowering Plants (Begonia coccinea)

Phyllis Grootemaat – Award of Merit – Bromeliads (Cryptanthus zonatum ‘Silver’)

Kathleen Hawryluk – Award of Merit – Cacti & Succulents (Crassula ovata)

Paula Braida – Grower’s Choice Award –Foliage Plants (Adiantum pedatum)

Connie Kappas – Grower’s Choice Award – Combination (Combination Planting)

Diane Green – Collector’s Showcase Award (Cactus Collection)

Liz Chehayl – Collector’s Showcase Award (Fern Display)

Ethel Graham – NBG Director’s Award (Member Challenge)


Members bringing in the most entries:

Paula Braida, Liz Chehayl, Wendy Knauer – 20 each, Deborah Jalbert – 18, Leslie Branda – 16, Kathleen Hawryluk – 14 , Varick Niles and Phyllis Grootemaat – 13 each, Arlene Cluff – 11, Linda Brown – 10, Catherine Ware – 9, Ellen Meister & Robert Ross – 8 each, June Kroeschell, Pam McDonnell, Sondra Quinn – 5 each.  Non-members Terry Pinck, Cathy Jo Harlow and Jill Barry brought 8, 5 and 2 respectively

Some statistics:

  • Total entries 273, 12% less than last year. And 23% less than 2009.
  • 173 blue ribbon winners or 63% of total entries
  • 47 members or 21% of our total membership brought in at least 1 entry
  • 10 members brought 145 entries or 53% of total entries.
  • Largest number of entries per section:
    • Cut Tropical Flowers – 36
    • Foliage plants in containers – 34
    • Bromeliads in containers -33
    • Cactus & Succulents in containers – 28
    • Orchids – 24
    • Cut Ornamental Foliage – 20
    • Cut Foliage from shrubs & trees – 16

Our display was extremely colorful and the exhibits were in beautiful condition.  Thanks to all who brought in horticulture to the show!  Also special thanks to all who helped set up for our show this year!  And thank you to the Horticulture Committee for all their hard work and commitment to insuring the success of the show.

by Catherine Ware, Horticulture Chairman