2013 Alabama Flora and Fauna Arts Festival
April 20, 2013
3050 Lanark Road | Millbrook, Alabama
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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2013 Flora and Fauna Arts Festival was a Huge Success!
The weather was perfect for the 9th Annual Alabama Flora and Fauna Arts Festival at the historic Lanark Estate in Millbrook, Alabama. Lanark was host to around 800 guests over the course of the April 19-21 weekend events; a true celebration of Alabama’s magnificent abundance of plant life and wildlife, showcased in art and nature.
The weekend kicked off on Friday night with a VIP reception recognizing eleven artist for their exceptional talents.
Sue Taylor White of Gardendale won Best of Show this year with her beautiful oil painting of Great Blue Herons called, “Spring Construction”. Other winners include; Best of Flora: Montgomery's William Shipman Schaum, Jr., who used steel and acrylic to create “Wind of Magnolia,” a metal sculpture of a magnolia blossom; Best of Fauna: Pamela Askew of Tuscaloosa with her oil painting, “Red Foxes At Play," of red foxes; Best of Ornamental: Diane Gibson Newsome of Trussville also used oil for “Hydrangeas With Nest," a beautiful composition of hydrangeas.
Awards of Excellence went to Jim Denney of Alexander City for “Wisest in the Woods” and Lavanna Story Brazil of Mountain Brook for “Spring Greeter”.
Awards of Merit went to Nettie Bean of Pell City for “Where Did I Leave That Shovel?”, Sue Blackshear of Tuscaloosa for "Grass of Parnassus", Carol Furman of Daphne for “Quiet Moment", Ainsley McNeely of Mobile for "Delta Light" and Teresa Wamble of Calera for "Alabama Cave Salamander".
Historic Lanark was the setting for approximately 50 pieces of original artwork depicting nature themes of Alabama wildlife and plants from talented artists all over the state. On Saturday, featured artists also showcased their artwork for sale under the pavilion. At the Garden, there were plant sales with quality plants from the Lanark grounds, plus, Eagle's Roost Herb Farm, delicious honey from Dancing Bee Aviary, Donny Tomlin's grafted Japanese maples, speakers, face painting and other activities from the Autauga County and Elmore County Master Gardeners.
The Alabama Wildlife Federation would like to thank the following sponsors, without whom the art festival would not be possible. The William R. Ireland Sr. Family; City of Millbrook; Central Alabama Electric Cooperative; Sonny and Florence Cauthen; Jimmy and Margaret Lowder; David and Kelly Thomas; Anne Gunderson and First South Farm Credit. A special thanks to the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts for their generous help in making the event possible.
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The Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) is pleased to announce the 9th Annual Alabama Flora and Fauna Arts Festival at Lanark in Millbrook, Alabama - home of the Alabama Nature Center and headquarters of the Alabama Wildlife Federation. This artistic celebration of Alabama’s magnificent abundance of plant life and wildlife will feature the original nature-themed works of Alabama artists in a variety of mediums and style, to include ready-to hang wildlife and floral paintings, wood and stone sculpted items, fine prints and much more!
The Alabama Flora and Fauna Arts Festival is a juried event that will be open to the general public on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 8 am to 6 pm. Only fine art and fine crafts will be exhibited at this event.
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE GARDENS ON SATURDAY, APRIL 20TH
9:45 A.M. - 10:30 A.M. Japanese Gardens
Rhona Watson, a Master Gardener from Elmore County, will present her knowledge of the components that make a Japanese garden, while exhibiting her lovely pictures of Japanese gardens.
11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon Shade Gardens
Mary McCroan, a Master Gardener from Elmore County, will speak about shade gardens, while teaching us which plants flourish in the shade. She will also display her beautiful slide show of shade loving plants.
1:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. Fabulous Ferns
Dr. Dan Jones, Professor Emeritus at UAB, will present a 45 minute to one hour educational program on ferns as well as worthwhile companion plants. Afterward, he will conduct a fern identification walk on one of the three Nature Center trails, pointing out native ferns that grow at Lanark, along with tree and shrub identification.
Lanark Plant Sale - SATURDAY ONLY, there will be a sale of plants from the Lanark grounds, with proceeds benefitting the gardens at the AWF headquarters.
Eagle’s Roost Herb Farm, owned and operated by Barbara and Fred Muenzmay, will be selling their amazing variety of herbs, while giving expert advice on their usage.
Donny Tomlin will be selling his beautiful grafted Japanese maples. If there is time, he may conduct a grafting demonstration. He will also be selling his original watercolor art work.
Melinda and Randy Marijanian, of Dancing Bee Aviary, will sell their delicious honey and answer your questions about raising bees and collecting honey.
Aric Adams will sell his delicious goats cheese. Aric raises his own goats and produces the cheese himself.
FREE FUN ACTIVITIES:
BOOTH SPACE STILL AVAILABLE:
The Alabama Wildlife Federation is still accepting applications for
booth space at the Arts Festival on April 20th. Please only artists who
have their own original, nature-inspired works. Learn more about booth
space at the Festival by CLICKING HERE.
Questions about the Alabama Flora and Fauna Arts Festival may be directed to to Ann Harper at (334) 285-4550 or email@example.com
Thanks to our generous sponsors who help make the Alabama Flora and Fauna Arts Festival possible:The William R. Ireland, Sr. Family
The Alabama State Council on the Arts and The National Endowment of the Arts
The City of Millbrook
Sonny & Florence Cauthen
Jimmy & Margaret Lowder
David and Kelly Thomas
First South Farm Credit
David and Neal Ann Kell
Also, for giving their time and expertise to promote, work and educate on behalf of the Festival, we would like to thank the following:
Central Alabama Master Gardeners Association
Autauga Master Gardeners Association
Dr. Dan Jones, Mary McCroan and Rhona Watson
Mallory Kelly, Regional Extension Agent