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This was the 5th annual Art in Full Bloom and I have to say, it was the best one yet! Early on in the planning stages we settled on the theme of “Disco Celebration of Color” and as a super fan of disco, I was elated! With the help of Jim McCoy we were able to create an evening of full of dancing, socializing, networking, art and live entertainment! It was kind of like Mayesh’s version of Studio 54 and what better place than Vegas, baby!
This year we partnered with The Center, a community-based organization that helps furthering the human rights and overall well being of the LGBTQ community in South Las Vegas. This partnership was a perfect fit! Not only do we fully support their cause but the staff and crew were so amazing and easy to work with – everything came together seamlessly! Together we really pulled off a spectacular event.
Of course it would not be an Art in Full Bloom event without our favorite ladies Norma and Doris! They never seem to disappoint and bring so much life to the party. As usual their performance was crowd pleaser and their all night mingling makes for some fun and interesting conversation. They weren’t the only ones with a stellar performance, though. We also had a Diana Ross impersonator that was off the charts! The DJ was spinning disco classics all night long and everyone was shakin’ their groove thing! Our Floral Fantasy winner also designed an amazing art installation “Disco Cell” which provided the backdrop to many selfies and tons of photo ops!
I can’t say enough about this event! We manage to top ourselves every year and this year was no exception! If you were able to make it this year, then you understand how it would be impossible to capture the magic of the night through a blog post! If you weren’t able to make it out this year, there’s always next year!
For more photos of this year’s Art in Full Bloom: http://ow.ly/lkr7306YZC6
Thank you to everyone who made it such a special night!
For more information on the center visit: http://www.thecenterlv.org/
We are always excited to see how far our customer’s creativity can go and that is why we love the Floral Fantasy contest so much! As with any contest, picking a winner wasn’t easy but our team got together and picked the design that really spoke to the “disco celebration of color” theme for our annual Art In Full Bloom event.
Without further ado we would like to congratulate Brent Wang of Miguel Changs on being the winner of this years Floral Fantasy contest.
Brent describes the concept for “Disco Cell” as “a peak into the inner implosion of prismic color activity within one mirrored cell of a disco ball. Using reflections, lights and color, it creates a voyeuristic experience with a disco ball at the cellular level”.
We can dig that!
Can’t wait to see your vision come to life, Brent!
ART & FLORAL DESIGN EVENT TO BENEFIT THE CENTER – LAS VEGAS
NOVEMBER 11, 2016 4PM – 9PM
MAYESH LAS VEGAS
3950 WEST DIABLO #B11, LAS VEGAS, NV 89118
ART * FLORAL * FASHION * DISCO
This year’s theme – ART IN FULL BLOOM “A Disco Celebration of Colors” will be dedicated to The Center – the LGBT community and their talents within the art and floral industries. Artists and designers will be asked to focus on the uses of vivid colors in their art and floral designs. Attendees will be encouraged to participate with flamboyant costumes and revelry.
The Center – A Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, a community-based organization, supports and promotes activities directed at furthering the well-being, positive image, and human rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community, its allies, and low to moderate income residents of Southern Nevada.
Attendees are asked to make a donation to selected charity upon entrance, buy art, raffles and bid at the silent auct
Art in Full Bloom is a FREE event started as a simple open house for Mayesh Wholesale Florist and has grown into an eclectic mix of flora, art and fun! Local artists are asked to exhibit with opportunities to sell their art. In addition, local floral designers are asked to create a floral design to accent/complement the art piece. There will also be featured Floral Fantasy designs, a student competition, raffles, silent auction and fabulous noshes & libations.
Hope to see you there!
P.S. If you are a local artist or florist and are interested in participating in this year’s event, get more information here.
(Floral Fantasy winner, April Schwietz Mason of Mocha Rose)
This was the 4th annual Art in Full Bloom at our Mayesh Las Vegas branch. Each year it gets bigger and better and this year was no exception! Not only did we have an amazing turnout of about 200 guests but the art and flowers were out of this world. This year we added a new piece to the puzzle with a fashion show of designs from David Tupaz, Las Vegas’ premier couture designer. As always the entertainment for the night was provided by our two favorite ladies, Norma (Jim McCoy) and Doris (Jim Grifall) who gave us continuous laughs both on the stage and out mingling in the crowd. Our very own Design Star, Beth O’Reilly AIFD was also in attendance and gave a quick demo on how to make a flower crown. We even had a new addition to our photo booth… Johnny Depp! Well, the wax version of him from Madame Trousseau Wax Museum.
Mayesh would like to thank everyone who stopped by and joined in the festivities. Without you we wouldn’t have been able to raise over $6,000 for Safe Nest which is the driving force of this truly spectacular evening. We would also like to give a big thank you to Jim McCoy “Norma” and Jim Grifall “Doris”, MGM Resorts Events and of course the Floral Fantasy winners –Toni Andrade of Mayesh LAX and April Schwietz Mason of Mocha Rose Pittsburg, for making such outstanding designs. Great job to both of you ladies!
Come meet our Design Star, Beth O’Reilly AIFD for our Mayesh Las Vegas design workshop on Thursday November 12th at 3 pm and 5:30 pm.
Sign up now for this once in a lifetime design workshop and we will waive the $25 registration fee.
Classes will fill up soon, so please take advantage of this and get in on the fun & inspirational workshop.
Contact your sales rep for details.
3950 W. Diablo, B-11, Las Vegas, NV 89118
I love seeing what our customers dream up for our Floral Fantasy contest! Getting to go through the drawings and descriptions, I can feel the passion that each an every floral designer put into their designs. Like last year, we opened up the contest to our employees as well because we have so many talented designers and we want to give them the opportunity to get involved. As always, making a decision is never easy because we had so many amazing concepts entered. But alas, we did come to a decision and below you will find out our two winners, whose designs were both inspired by the French theme of our Art in Full Bloom event. Congratulations to April Schwietz Mason and Toni Andrade! Both winners will receive a trip for 2 to Las Vegas, be provided with the materials to create their floral fantasy, and have their designs showcased at Art in Full Bloom! Below are the details for both designs:
April Schwietz Mason of Mocha Rose in Pittsburgh, PA is our customer winner! When reading through her description, all I could think is that I really want to see a floral 3-D interpretation of Monet’s Water Lilies!! Here is April’s thoughts on her Floral Fantasy:
“What many people do not know is that Monet himself had a great love of flowers, so much that he spent decades digging the gardens, creating the waterlily pond, breeding new varieties of iris and traveling to Paris to collect rare seeds. Before he created the paintings, he created the gardens themselves.
It is my floral fantasy to bring Monet’s paintings to life once again as a three dimensional flower wall. I chose this particular painting because it has a good opportunity for depth. The wall itself would be 6 foot high and 7 foot long. Then the design would extend out so that it is 2-3 feet deep. From the top, I would hang feather eucalyptus to mimic the willow trees. Then the flower wall with be filled with mixed shades of delphinium and hydrangeas to fill the pond. This will be the furthest back area in the design to create depth. At the bottom of the wall, the lily pads and flowers will be closer to the viewer in the front of the wall and I will make detailed 3 dimensional water lilies made from a composite of pink cymbidium orchid petals and the lily pads made from mini monstera leaves.
I would hope that if Monet were alive today, he would take pleasure in seeing his gardens that became treasured paintings will come alive again as a wall made out of flowers.”
Toni Andrade, an Event Specialist of our Mayesh LAX branch, is a crazy talented designer and I was so excited to see that she entered this year! Toni wants to create the cabaret dancer, Edmonde Guydens, who wore a beautiful lace costume while performing at the Moulin Rouge nightclub in Paris (1926).
“I will recreate the lace costume with garden roses, lacey greens and novelty floral, and place it on a posed mannequin. My Floral Fantasy with be mostly flowers; however, other materials with be utilized to create texture and interest.”
We hope that if you are in the Las Vegas area on November 13th for our annual Art in Full Bloom event to benefit SafeNest (click here for more information).
You are officially invited to Mayesh Las Vegas’ 4th annual Art in Full Bloom event, which benefits Safe Nest! Local artists will display their work in one of three categories. Art & Floral in which each art piece will have a complimentary floral design. Flower Fashion incorporates fresh flowers into fashion items and the Student Competition where new florists will compete. Cost of admission will be a bag of gently used clothing for Safe Nest.
November 13, 2015
EVENT & HAPPENINGS
- Mayesh Sponsored Floral Fantasy Installation
- Silent and Live Auction
- Noshes and Libations
- Live Demos
3950 West Diablo #B11
Las Vegas, NV 89118
All Proceeds and donations will go to Safe Nest.
We have some more exciting news to share about the event so stay tuned!
Mayesh Wholesale Florist in Las Vegas is excited to announce its 4th annual Art in Full Bloom event! The art and floral show will be held on November 13, 2015 from 4pm to 8pm. This event will be a benefit to raise funds for Safe Nest, a non-profit that provides temporary assistance for domestic crisis.
Mayesh Las Vegas is looking for artists and florists that would like to participate in the art and design contest. Participants can display their art, design a floral piece, or do both! If you are a florist but need an artist or vice versa, don’t worry as we can match you up. Deadline for artists and florists registration is Friday, October 23, 2015.
-Artist & florist registration deadline is Friday, October 23, 2015.
-Local artists will place a piece for display in our studio.
-Floral designers will be assigned a specific work of art and then create a complimentary floral pieces.
-Designers will have access to their assigned art before the actual event and will have from 7am until 1pm on November 13, 2015 to install their piece for the show.
-Any flowers used for contest design must be purchased from Mayesh Las Vegas.
-Florists will be give a flower credit to help defray costs.
-Vases and hard goods are the responsibility of the floral designer.
-Floral design must be free-standing and self-supporting. Tables and stands will be provided for display.
-Floral may not be attached to the art piece.
-Awards for Best Floral Presentation and other categories.
-Due to space considerations, some size restrictions will be necessary. Any objects measuring larger than 4’x6’ must have approval due to limited display space.
For more information about the event, please contact Jonahs Kneitly or Sharon Hearne at 720-739-0418.
3950 West Diablo #B11, Las Vegas, NV 89118
If you were given complete creative license to create a piece of floral art, what would you dream up? All Mayesh customers, submit your floral fantasy in order to be the chosen designer who will fly to Las Vegas, create your design, and have it displayed at our Art in Full Bloom event in November. The event is a benefit for SafeNest with a turn of the century Paris theme! You may enter your plans for either the floral art or floral fashion category. A Mayesh panel will review all submissions and award 1 grand prize!
Entering is easy.
- Select either the “Floral Art” or “Floral Fashion” category
- Describe your floral fantasy designMust be within 6 feet tall, 8 feet wide, 3 feet deep dimensions
- Upload a sketch of your design (.jpg only) to the contest app on Facebook
Dream up your most creative & inspired design and you may be granted your own floral fantasy! Good Luck! ENTER NOW
Grand Prize (1)
Trip for 2 to Las Vegas includes:
Flowers, greens, and floral supplies to create your floral fantasy (see rules below).
Design will be displayed at this year’s “Art in Full Bloom” event (Las Vegas Mayesh) on November 13
Promotion of you and your design on our blog and social media.
Round trip tickets for 2 to Las Vegas, NV.
1 Hotel room for 4 days and 3 nights
Itineraryfly out Wednesday
design Friday with benefit that evening
Saturday is a free day
fly home on Sunday
The design needs to fit within a 6 feet tall, 8 feet wide, 3 feet deep dimensions
Floral budget will be $1500
$300 budget for supplies
2 days to create the masterpiece
All design and creation will be done on site at our Las Vegas branch
Mayesh will process all fresh product
HOW TO ENTER
Fill out the form, describe your floral fantasy, and submit a .jpg image of a sketch detailing the design by September 30, 2015. Please be as specific as possible, include any background information. ENTER NOW
Winners will be selected by a panel of Mayesh judges.
September 1: first day of contest
September 30th: last day to enter the contest
October 9th: Winner will be announced
November 11th: Fly to Las Vegas, NV
November 12/13: Floral Design Day
November 13th: Art in Full Bloom benefit will be held
November 14th: free day
November 15th: Fly home
Contestants must be current customers of Mayesh Wholesale Florist.
One entry per person.
Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc. reserves the right to close registration at any time should the number of respondents become unmanageable.
Mayesh reserves the right to change the parameters of the contest.
By registering for the event, you are agreeing to all terms & conditions set forth above.
Completed design and photos become the property of Mayesh Wholesale Florist and may be used in promotion and publicity.
Dates and times are subject to change based on need.
On November 14, Mayesh Las Vegas hosted their third annual Art in Full Bloom Benefit for SafeNest; a not-profit working with domestic crisis issues in Nevada. The event had a great turn out and community response was absolutely amazing.
Over 30 local florists and 10 local artists exhibited their work along with the two winners of Mayesh’s national Floral Fantasy contest, Korie Mulleady and Noralyn Romak. College of Southern NV student, Jessica Huth, won the student competition and for ‘Best Use of Color’; Danei Fowler and Rick Crause won Best in Art and Floral category, and Belinda Delcamp won Best in Flowers and Fashion. A strolling pair of drag society matrons entertained the crowd with some comedy. A silent auction, live demos by AIFD members, Julie Reed and Kenny Snauwert, and a live auction rounded out the evening. Mayesh Las Vegas wants to thank everyone who participated and donated their time, effort, and resources for the event and made it a truly one of a kind experience.
Check out some pictures from the night below (click to view larger pictures on Facebook). And don’t forget to check out all of the great posts on Instagram from the event! http://ink361.com/app/tag/artinfullbloom
Photos courtesy of http://www.lvphoto.co/