Excursion Americus -- an Exhibition of Floral Design

October 17, 2009: The World Association of Flower Arrangers [WAFA] exhibited floral designs by 48 of the top amateur designers from eastern North America and the Caribbean and judged by 88 international judges from 22 of the 30 member countries. The 48 designs were divided into 8 classes of American landmarks and monuments--Excursion Americus.

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GATEWAY ARCH, Class One










1a Jackie Lundberg, Ohio, Second Place (left); 1b Trece Chancellor, Alabama, First Place (right):















1c Lynn Fronk, Ohio (left); 1d Angela Raitano, Pennsylvania, Mention (right):















1e Susan Detjens, Massachusetts, Third Place (left); 1f Peggy Moore, Connecticut (right):















GRAND CANYON, Class Two





2a Brenda Bingham, New Jersey, Third Place (left); 2b Marianna Brewster, Texas, Mention (right):















2c Penny Decker, Florida, Second Place (left); 2d Lillian Rico, Puerto Rico, First Place (right):















2e Marigold Harding, Jamaica (left); 2f Jane Owen Barbot, North Carolina (right):














WASHINGTON MONUMENTS, Class Three











3a Judy B. Binns, Virginia, Second Place (left); 3d Bobbi Heenan, Georgia, Third Place (right):















3b Sara H. Lavelle, North Carolina and close-up of reflection:















3c Julie Spear, Arkansas, First Place and MOST INNOVATIVE:














3e R. Ellen Avellino, Connecticut (left); 3f Diane Hughes, Pennsylvania (right):















EPCOT, WALT DISNEY WORLD, Class 4





4a Deidre Gross, New Jersey, First Place (left); 4b Jo Ann Wade, Alabama, Third Place (right):














4c Clare H. Stewart, Maryland (left); 4d Gay Estes, Texas (right):















4e Cathy Westerfeld, New York, Second Place (left); 4f Linda Masland, Maryland (right):















GIANT REDWOODS, Class 5









5a Rilla M. Crane, Virginia, Third Place (left); 5b Helen Goddard, Massachusetts, First Place and BEST USE OF TEXTURE (right):















5c Pamela Rhoda, New York (left); 5d Susan Sikorski, Virginia, Second Place (right):















5e Mary Corley, Maryland, Mention (left); 5f Sylvia Deck, Maryland (right):















SPACE NEEDLE, Class Six







6a Diane B. Herman, Pennsylvania, Third Place (left); 6b Lula Potter, Texas, Mention (right):















Press play to rotate Herman's space needle:
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6c Helen Martin, South Carolina, First Place and BEST IN SHOW (left);
6d Lissa Williamson, Maryland (right):
















6e Michaela Robinson, Virginia, Second Place (left); 6f Barbara Campbell, New York (right):















MAUNA LOA VOLCANO, Class Seven



7a Di Cook, Virginia, Third Place (left); 7b Matilda H. Bradshaw, Virginia, First Place (right):















7c Bonnie Mirmak, Virginia (left); 7d Jeanne T. Nelson, New York, BEST USE OF COLOR (right):














7e Mary Ellen Alden, Virginia, Second Place (left); 7f Marilyn Whitmore, Pennsylvania (right):















NIAGARA FALLS, Class Eight





8a Muriel Turner, Virginia, Mention (left); 8b Sarah Salomon, Maryland (right):















8c M. Liz Piazza, New York, Second Place and MOST INTERPRETIVE EXHIBIT (left)
8d Frances Thrash, Virginia, First Place (right):














8e Claudette J. Smith, Ontario, Canada (left); 8f Dale Wybrow, Florida, Third Place (right):
















Photos by Bill Dean.