Fine Arts Museums Auxiliary’s Bouquets to Art 2013
The 29th annual Bouquets to Art exhibition opened at the de Young Museum on March 18, 2013. The Golden Age, a preview and benefit gala drew some 1,150 supporters and raised over $300,000 for the Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco. Floral designers from all over the Bay Area submitted 125 bouquets for the five-day exhibition, all inspired by art from the museum’s permanent collection.
Scenes from The Golden Age Preview Gala:
Leslie Podell and Danielle Rollins at Bouquets to Art opening night gala, The Golden Age, held at the de Young Museum
Amy Keith and Jacqueline Sacks viewed DeVoy Designs (Atherton, CA) bouquet inspired by Brice Marden’s Five Plates, 1973
The Golden Age Gala Chair Sandra J. Swanson with Fine Arts Museums Auxiliary President Martha Woollomes and Bouquets to Art Event Chair Lisa Harris
Rachel Shinfeld, Fine Arts Museums president Dede Wilsey, Alexis Ice
Floral design inspired by Gustav Grunewald’s The Niagara River at the Cataract, ca 1832, by J. Miller Flowers & Gifts of Oakland, CA
Bouquets to Art Event Chair Judith Heuser with Elizabeth Heuser
Anne Dautun, floral bouquet by Chestnut and Vine Floral Design, Berkeley, CA
Terry S. Gross of Urban Chateau in San Francisco with her bouquet inspired by Girl with a Pearl Earring
Barbara Traisman, Klaus Murer
Michael Holmes Designs
Marybeth La Motte next to a floral design by by Kate’s Blossoms of Novato, CA, inspired by Julie Mehretu’s Auguries, 2010
Photos by Drew Altizer Photography
Bouquets to Art, presented by the Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums, included not only a gala evening, but also a program of lectures and lunches. Sandra J. Swanson and Judith Heuser served as Bouquets to Art opening gala chairs, and Lisa Harris and Barbara Harbinson co-chaired the floral committee.