Winnipeg Art Gallery Ball 2015

I was thrilled to be asked to design for this year’s Gallery Ball.

We met to walk through the galleries to get some inspiration.

We loved Gallery 4 with the mix of black and white photography as well as interesting paintings such as this.


We thought it best to stay with a simple color palette, so we picked up on the greens and oranges in the paintings.  We were also thinking about the theme of light, so over the summer Penny and Wade collected lamps from yard sales.  Jodie spent a solid 4 hours and 200 blooms to use florist’s glue to attach the blossoms to the shade.


We used the lamps as vessels to attach florals to the tops of for the rest of the tables.  Pincusion protea were the focal flower in those bouquets.

I got a call a few weeks ahead that they added some tables to a room and needed more florals but in a different theme.  I called up my creative friend from Oakbank, Tammy, to see what she was working on at the time.


Her husband created these “place mat” trunks from trees in their yard and I thought they went fabulously with the rustic artwork in the room.  We went with a wild flower mix of fillers in the vases with some bold reds to bring out the colors in the paintings.


This year, the gallery sent a photographer to the shop to do a little profile and photo shoot with me.  it was very interesting to have still shots taken of me.  I’m much more comfortable with movement and interaction than with posing, but I had a great time and was happy with the result.


When set up was done, Jodie came to get some shots of the pieces.  It makes such a difference to have a semi professional with a good camera come and capture the rooms.  I can’t thank her enough for her time and great eye!

Another great year and experience.  I love being able to interact with the florists doing the other rooms and cheer each other on to be creative.

Can’t wait til next year.