The Garden Club of Palm Beach and the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardensare two area organizations sharing the spotlight focused on increasing appreciation for the area’s natural settings and landscapes. The Garden Club’s biennial GCA Flower Show is customarily a showstopper, attracting thousands during its two-day event at The Society of the Four Arts’ Esther B. O’Keeffe Gallery. This year GCPB hosted their organizational zone’s other clubs, making for a more diverse spirited exhibition. When sculptor Ann Weaver Norton left New York in the early 1940s to teach art at the Norton Art Gallery, she could not have imagined that almost 80 years later she would be inducted into the Florida Hall of Fame or that her studio and home would become part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Artist’s Home program. Congratulations to the Ann Norton!
April 23, 2019 Preview Party – 6:30 pm Garden Club of Palm Beach presents Gold Leaf A GCA Flower Show
The Society of the Four Arts – Palm Beach
Before the party, here is a glance at those who went home with ribbons, certificates and trophies.
The following works received recognition. Best in Show: Floral Design: Mary Moretz, Sand Hills Garden Club; Horticulture: Kit Pannill, GCPB; Photography – Marilyn Beuttenmuller, GCPB; Botanical Arts Mary Pressly, GCPB. In the Floral Design division: The Dorothy Vietor Munger Award: Ginny Parker, GCPB; The Harriett DeWaele Puckett Creativity Award: Mary Pressly, GCPB; The Sandra Baylor Novice Floral Design Award: Nancy Madden, GCPB. Miriam Rosengarten Memorial Trophy: Linda Beaty. Garden Club of Palm Beach. For Horticulture: The Catherine Beattie Medal: Vickie Denton, GCPB; The Clarissa Willemsen Horticulture Propagation Award: Holly Breeden, Grass River Garden Club; The Rosie Jones Horticulture Award: Vicky Hunt, GCPB; The Corliss Knapp Engle Horticulture Sweepstakes Award: The Garden Club of Palm Beach. The Photography Creativity Award: Ann Flinn, Grass River Garden Club. The Botanical Arts Creativity Award: Mary Pressly, GCPB. The GCA Novice Award winners were: Horticulture, Jennifer Banks, Jupiter Island Garden Club; Photography, Mary Webster, GCPB; Botanical Arts, Caroline Tucker, Cherokee Garden Club. For Conservation and Education: The Ann Lyon Crammond Award: The Garden Club of Palm Beach; The Marion Thompson Fuller Brown Conservation Award also went to The Garden Club of Palm Beach.
Garden Club of Palm Beach Flower Show Awards were given for the following: Floral Design: The Bunny Nelson Memorial Trophy: Marybeth Sotos and Joette Keen, GCPB; Traditional Arrangement Trophy: Ginny Parker, GCPB; Horticulture Club Sweepstakes Award: Kit Pannill, GCPB; Best Orchid in Show: Wylene Commander, GCPB; Best Novice in Orchids Award: Jennifer Banks, Jupiter Island Garden Club; Best Novice in Par Class Award: Alison Sieving, GCPB; The Bunnie DuPont Hibiscus Trophy; Jody Bush, Jupiter Island Garden Club; The JoJo Walton Memorial Trophy: Kit Pannill, GCPB; The Frances Archbold Hufty Trophy: Vickie Denton, GCPB; and The William G. Pannill Photography Trophy: Marilyn Beuttenmuller, GCPB.
ANSG earns spotlight
Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
253 Barcelona Road – West Palm Beach
“We are honored by the Florida Artists Hall of Fame recognition for Ann Norton’s artistic legacy and the National Trust’s acceptance of her home and gardens in the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios program (HAHS),” said Frances Fisher, chairman of the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens board of trustees. The Florida Artists Hall of Fame, administered by the Department of State’s Cultural Affairs Division, has tapped sculptor Ann Weaver Norton as one of its 2019 designates. Norton joins an illustrious group of past nominees, including Duane Hanson, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Addison Mizner, Tennessee Williams, Zora Neale Hurston, Jimmy Buffett, and Ernest Hemmingway. Ann Norton’s home, studio and gardens joins 30 other historic creative sites, including the Georgia O’Keeffe Home & Studio, Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center, Andrew Wyeth Studio, and the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Park. The HAHS program is ” … dedicated to preserving and interpreting the places where art was made … to communicate power of place through physical and ephemeral sensations.”