According to Art In Bloom 2020 Chair Therese Rourk,
“The Dallas Museum of Art League’s Art in Bloom 2020 will celebrate all things “royal” on Monday, March 2. My wish is that the community will join me, along with Honorary Chair Amy Warren and DMA League President Dyann Skelton, for the 21st annual event, which supports the Dallas Museum of Art’s exhibition and education programs, as well as the DMA League’s Floral Endowment Fund.
“The day will start with a reception and silent auction preview, followed by our featured presenter, British floral designer Shane Connolly. Shane is the florist behind the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011; he has been working in floral since 1987 and in 2006 was bestowed the Royal Warrant of Appointment to HRH The Prince of Wales. You will not want to miss his elegant and original designs.”
“Guests will then enjoy a delicious seated luncheon followed by a live auction of one-of-a-kind items and experiences. The day will conclude with a book signing with Shane, as well as the opportunity to be the first to view the fourth annual Art in Bloom Floral Exhibition, a unique display of floral arrangements created by local designers. On display in the Museum’s galleries, the floral exhibition will showcase designs inspired by works from the Museum’s permanent collection.
“I am also thrilled to announce the 2020 host committee which includes: Cathy Allday, Fonda Arbetter, Barbara Averitt, Betty Baird, Susan Bell, Marsha Benda, Nancy Bierman, Barbara Bigham, Mary Black, Lilli Braniff, Diane Brierley, Sharon Bromberg, Carol Ann Brown, Regina Bruce, David Cadwallader, Sandra Campbell, Suzanne Caruso, Fran Wittenberg Cashen, Valerie Casillas, Leslie Champlin, Kristin Cordiak, Maura Costello, Mollie Allen Crow, Barbara Daseke, Allison Doherty, Sheila Durante, Rusty Duvall, Paige Elliott, Mari Epperson, Susan Fisk, Sue Flynn, Beverly Freeman, Tara Bond Freeman, Barbara Gary, Mary Geosits, Empress Gilbert, Ilene Greene, Alfred Guinn, Diana Gutman, Sarah Jo Hardin, Sharon Harrison, Norine Haynes, Kim Himes, Marian Hines, Marilyn Hubble, Jolie Humphrey, Sylvia Hunt, Jana Irwin, Jode Johnson, Teresa King, Melinda Knowles, Joni Krieg, Emily Maduro, Karen Hoover Marshall, Susan McCombs, Pat McDonough, Lisa Meyer, Debbie Myers, Abbé Patton, Katherine Phillips, Marilyn Porter, Loretta Powers, Sarah Roby, Lauren Roe, Deedie Rose, Lori Routh, Deborah Ryan, Alisa Sell, Peggy Sewell, Nancy Shutt, Amerian Sones-Wolinsky, Debbie Stack, Vicki Stensrud, Venise Stuart, Erin Taylor, Susan Vaughan, Gail Vesledahl, Kay Weeks, Donna Arp Weitzman and Cheri Weyman.
“Sponsorships beginning at $5,000 and $500 Patron tickets are on sale now, which include an exclusive invitation to a February 29 patron party with Shane Connolly. For more information about Art in Bloom 2020: A Royal Affair, contact Edwina Gonzalez at the DMA’s Office of Special Events at 214.922.1800, or visit www.dmaartinbloom.org.”