Flower Empower Blooms: Floral Arts Showcase

April and May 2021

Love flowers and art? Be part of Flower Empower Blooms: Floral Arts Showcase and help keep Flower Empower blooming!

Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a total pro, you can compete in up to seven floral arts categories for an exciting array of prizes. Enter individually or as a team with family, friends or colleagues in as many categories as you like as many times as you like.

Cast YOUR vote to help decide which entries go forward to our panel of Star Judges who pick final winners. A People’s Grand Prize Winner and a Judges’ Grand Prize Winner will be selected.

KEY DATES

April 15–May 3

Upload your entries.

April 12–May 15

Buy your Dream Spring Flower Box.

May 4–8

Cast YOUR vote in the online “people’s vote.” A People’s Grand Prize Winner will be selected from highest number of votes received.

May 9–12

Star Judges pick the overall winners of the category they are judging from the five contestants in each category with the most “people’s votes.” A Judges’ Grand Prize Winner is randomly selected from the 21 finalists.

May 13

All winners are announced on the website.

CATEGORIES & CLASSES

Categories

Enter your best work or get together with family, friends, or colleagues to enter as many categories as you like as many times as you like.

Tablescape
Create your most stunning floral tablescape for a special occasion or themed dinner. Let your imagination fly!

Headpiece
Is your head full of flowers? Show us your floral wreaths, headbands, combs, clips, hats, or any other way you can wear flowers on your head!

Hand-tied Bouquet
Show us your best bouquets for a wedding, prom, or any other special occasion.

Orchid Display
Elegant and understated or wild and wonderful! Show your unique arrangement and container using one or more orchids.

Found Treasures
Upcycle those found items and incorporate them into an unforgettable floral design.

Contemporary Garden Photography
Share your captivating color or black and white close-ups of a flower, bush, tree, or area.

Master Garden Still Life Painting
Enter your still lifes of flowers painted in and on any medium, such as paper, tree or bark.

Classes

WHICH CLASS IS FOR YOU?

Youth
18 years and under? Enter the Youth classes!

Amateur
Love creating bouquets or painting or photographing flowers as a hobby? This category is for you!

Professional
Do you earn your living in the field of floral design, photography or painting? Enter the professional classes!

KEEP FLOWER EMPOWER BLOOMING!

Do something awesome! Make a donation with your entry and YOU will be helping Flower Empower deliver beautiful bouquets to people in hospices, cancer centers and their homes in the Santa Barbara area.

Youth entries are invited to make a donation of $25 per entry. Amateur and Professional entrants are invited to make a donation of $50 per entry. Entering more than once? Donate $100 for a bundle of three entries.


THE PRIZES

Every Class Winner receives a prize, and there are two additional Grand Prizes!

People’s Vote Grand Prize

The entry with the highest number of “people’s votes” will receive a two-night stay for two in a Sevilla King Room, Hotel Californian, Santa Barbara, plus 48 hours of driving in a Tesla Model 3 or Model Y!

Hotel Californian continues to redefine luxury in the celebrated American Riviera. The 121-room hotel is a magnet for the Hollywood elite, international visitors and locals alike. Featuring dazzling spaces from celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, the iconoclastic enclave – part history, part imagination and all Californian – continues to drive the revitalization of Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone while upending conventional expectations. Hotel Californian is Santa Barbara’s premier urban destination.

You and a guest will live in the lap of luxury with a two-night stay in a Sevilla King Room, where you will relish in the splendor of the California lifestyle, and take in the majestic views from your Juliet balcony.

You will have an exclusive invitation to pick up your Tesla Model 3 or Model Y at Tesla Santa Barbara, and drive up to the Hotel Californian in style, with your 48 exhilarating hours of luxurious driving!

Hotel stay donated by: Hotel Californian

Judges’ Grand Prize

One winner randomly selected from all 21 Class Winners will receive a two-night stay for two in a deluxe king room at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara, including two spa treatments and dinner for two in one of the hotel restaurants, plus 48 hours of driving in a Tesla Model 3 or Model Y!

Perched high in the Santa Barbara hills, this iconic hideaway offers the best of the American Riviera. Spread across seven acres of secluded gardens, El Encanto opened in 1918 and has been part of Santa Barbara’s social scene ever since. The resort is gleaming and glamorous, yet relaxed and low key. The kind of place that invites you to recline poolside, breathe in the ocean air, and sip a glass of crisp local wine.

You and a guest will spend two luxurious nights in a deluxe king room (Sunday – Thursday, midweek only), and pamper yourselves with two spa treatments ($490 value) in the serene and beautiful Spa at El Encanto. Visit the wet room to indulge in a little hydrotherapy or a bespoke treatment packed with healing botanicals from Californian soils. If that wasn’t enough, enjoy the culinary delicacies of one of the famed El Encanto restaurants ($190 value), where you will have dinner for two. Expect locally-sourced, seasons produce and herbs plucked from the chef’s garden.

You will have an exclusive invitation to pick up your Tesla Model 3 or Model Y at Tesla Santa Barbara, and drive up to the El Encanto in style, with your 48 exhilarating hours of luxurious driving!

Hotel stay, spa treatments and dinner for two donated by: El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel

Class Prizes

Tablescape

Tablescape Professional: SoCal Luxury Lifestyle Selection

One bottle of 2018 Pinot “Slice of Heaven” from Babcock Winery & Vineyards; one bottle of Lilly Rosé from Folded Hills; a “glass flower floater” from Botanik Summerland; a gift bag of assorted home and lifestyle brand Michel Design Works products from Coast to Coast Collection; an adjustable gold necklace featuring an effortlessly feminine flower charm from Gorjana; beautiful signature sateen floral face masks from Johnny Was, Montecito; a “To Plant a Garden is to Believe” seed packet from American Meadows; one bottle of Curious Elixir No. 1, a “booze-free” ode to the classic Negroni; a hand-cut tin butterfly ornament from Letter Perfect; a “facial kit” from Estetica Mia-A Jurliqiue Lifestyle Spa; a $50 gift card from the popular women’s contemporary clothing boutique Dylan Star in the Funk Zone, Santa Barbara; a $25 gift card from Summerland’s newest lifestyle store, Field & Fort; a 375ml bottle of Viva Oliva’s Ultra Premium extra virgin olive oil, listed as the highest quality standard in the world.

PRIZE VALUE: $383.45

Alcohol will not be shipped outside of the state of California, nor given to Winners under the age of 21. Dream Foundation is unable to offer any substitutes for any prizes.


Tablescape Amateur: Indulgent Array of Gifts

One bottle of 2018 Pinot “Slice of Heaven” from Babcock Winery & Vineyards; a bottle of Lilly Rosé from Folded Hills; “glass flower floater” from Botanik Summerland; a gift bag of assorted home and lifestyle brand Michel Design Works products from Coast to Coast Collection; an adjustable gold necklace featuring an effortlessly feminine flower charm from Gorjana; a beautiful signature sateen floral face mask from Johnny Was, Montecito; a “To Plant a Garden is to Believe” seed packet from American Meadows; one bottle of Curious Elixir No. 1, a “booze-free” ode to the classic Negroni; a hand-cut tin butterfly ornament from Letter Perfect; a “facial kit” from Estetica Mia-A Jurliqiue Lifestyle Spa; a a $25 gift card from Summerland’s newest lifestyle store, Field & Fort;  $25 gift card from Fabulousflorals.com; a 375ml bottle of Viva Oliva’s Ultra Premium extra virgin olive oil, listed as the highest quality standard in the world.

PRIZE VALUE: $358.45 

Alcohol will not be shipped outside of the state of California, nor given to Winners under the age of 21. Dream Foundation is unable to offer any substitutes for any prizes.


Tablescape Youth: Opulent Abundance

Get up close and personal in the majestic Santa Barbara ocean with your choice of either 2 single kayaks, 1 double kayak or 2 SUP rentals for one hour, from Santa Barbara Sailing Center; a “lip embroidered” t-shirt from designer Catherine Gee; a “glass flower floater” from Botanik Summerland; a gift bag of assorted home and lifestyle brand Michel Design Works products from Coast to Coast Collection; an adjustable gold necklace featuring an effortlessly feminine flower charm from Gorjana; a beautiful signature sateen floral face mask from Johnny Was, Montecito; a $20 gift card from Backyard Bowls, Santa Barbara; a $15 gift card to The Habit Burger Grill, Santa Barbara; $5.50 gift card to Blenders In The Grass, Santa Barbara; a free pizza & drink from Blaze Pizza, Santa Barbara; one free item at Chipotle good at any Chipotle in the US; a “To Plant a Garden is to Believe” seed packet from American Meadows.

PRIZE VALUE: $303.50

Dream Foundation is unable to offer any substitutes for any prizes.

Headpiece

Headpiece Professional: SoCal Luxury Lifestyle Selection

One bottle of 2018 Pinot “Slice of Heaven” from Babcock Winery & Vineyards; one bottle of Lilly Rosé from Folded Hills; a “glass flower floater” from Botanik Summerland; a gift bag of assorted home and lifestyle brand Michel Design Works products from Coast to Coast Collection; an adjustable gold necklace featuring an effortlessly feminine flower charm from Gorjana; beautiful signature sateen floral face masks from Johnny Was, Montecito; a “To Plant a Garden is to Believe” seed packet from American Meadows; one bottle of Curious Elixir No. 1, a “booze-free” ode to the classic Negroni; a hand-cut tin butterfly ornament from Letter Perfect; a “facial kit” from Estetica Mia-A Jurliqiue Lifestyle Spa; a $50 gift card from the popular women’s contemporary clothing boutique Dylan Star in the Funk Zone, Santa Barbara; a $25 gift card from Summerland’s newest lifestyle store, Field & Fort; a 375ml bottle of Viva Oliva’s Ultra Premium extra virgin olive oil, listed as the highest quality standard in the world.

PRIZE VALUE: $$383.45

Alcohol will not be shipped outside of the state of California, nor given to Winners under the age of 21. Dream Foundation is unable to offer any substitutes for any prizes.


Headpiece Amateur: Indulgent Array of Gifts 

One bottle of 2018 Pinot “Slice of Heaven” from Babcock Winery & Vineyards; a bottle of Lilly Rosé from Folded Hills; “glass flower floater” from Botanik Summerland; a gift bag of assorted home and lifestyle brand Michel Design Works products from Coast to Coast Collection; an adjustable gold necklace featuring an effortlessly feminine flower charm from Gorjana; a beautiful signature sateen floral face mask from Johnny Was, Montecito; a “To Plant a Garden is to Believe” seed packet from American Meadows; one bottle of Curious Elixir No. 1, a “booze-free” ode to the classic Negroni; a hand-cut tin butterfly ornament from Letter Perfect; a “facial kit” from Estetica Mia-A Jurliqiue Lifestyle Spa; a $25 gift card from Summerland’s newest lifestyle store, Field & Fort; a $25 gift card from Fabulousflorals.com; a 375ml bottle of Viva Oliva’s Ultra Premium extra virgin olive oil, listed as the highest quality standard in the world.

PRIZE VALUE: $358.45

Alcohol will not be shipped outside of the state of California, nor given to Winners under the age of 21. Dream Foundation is unable to offer any substitutes for any prizes.


Headpiece Youth: Opulent Abundance

Get up close and personal in the majestic Santa Barbara ocean with your choice of either 2 single kayaks, 1 double kayak or 2 SUP rentals for one hour, from Santa Barbara Sailing Center; a “lip embroidered” t-shirt from designer Catherine Gee; a “glass flower floater” from Botanik Summerland; a gift bag of assorted home and lifestyle brand Michel Design Works products from Coast to Coast Collection; an adjustable gold necklace featuring an effortlessly feminine flower charm from Gorjana; a beautiful signature sateen floral face mask from Johnny Was, Montecito; a $20 gift card from Backyard Bowls, Santa Barbara; a $15 gift card to The Habit Burger Grill, Santa Barbara;$5.50 gift card to Blenders In The Grass, Santa Barbara; a free pizza & drink from Blaze Pizza, Santa Barbara; one free item at Chipotle  good at any Chipotle in the US; a “To Plant a Garden is to Believe” seed packet from American Meadows.

PRIZE VALUE: $303.50

Dream Foundation is unable to offer any substitutes for any prizes.

Hand-Tied Bouquet

Hand-Tied Bouquet Professional: SoCal Luxury Lifestyle Selection

One bottle of 2018 Pinot “Slice of Heaven” from Babcock Winery & Vineyards; one bottle of Lilly Rosé from Folded Hills; a “glass flower floater” from Botanik Summerland; a gift bag of assorted home and lifestyle brand Michel Design Works products from Coast to Coast Collection; an adjustable gold necklace featuring an effortlessly feminine flower charm from Gorjana; beautiful signature sateen floral face masks from Johnny Was, Montecito; a “To Plant a Garden is to Believe” seed packet from American Meadows; one bottle of Curious Elixir No. 1, a “booze-free” ode to the classic Negroni; a hand-cut tin butterfly ornament from Letter Perfect; a “facial kit” from Estetica Mia-A Jurliqiue Lifestyle Spa; a $50 gift card from the popular women’s contemporary clothing boutique Dylan Star in the Funk Zone, Santa Barbara; a $25 gift card from Summerland’s newest lifestyle store, Field & Fort; a 375ml bottle of Viva Oliva’s Ultra Premium extra virgin olive oil, listed as the highest quality standard in the world.

PRIZE VALUE: $383.45

Alcohol will not be shipped outside of the state of California, nor given to Winners under the age of 21. Dream Foundation is unable to offer any substitutes for any prizes.


Hand-Tied Bouquet Amateur: Indulgent Array of Gifts

One bottle of 2018 Pinot “Slice of Heaven” from Babcock Winery & Vineyards; a bottle of Lilly Rosé from Folded Hills; “glass flower floater” from Botanik Summerland; a gift bag of assorted home and lifestyle brand Michel Design Works products from Coast to Coast Collection; an adjustable gold necklace featuring an effortlessly feminine flower charm from Gorjana; a beautiful signature sateen floral face mask from Johnny Was, Montecito; a “To Plant a Garden is to Believe” seed packet from American Meadows; one bottle of Curious Elixir No. 1, a “booze-free” ode to the classic Negroni; a hand-cut tin butterfly ornament from Letter Perfect; a “facial kit” from Estetica Mia-A Jurliqiue Lifestyle Spa; a $25 gift card from Summerland’s newest lifestyle store, Field & Fort; a $25 gift card from Fabulousflorals.com; a 375ml bottle of Viva Oliva’s Ultra Premium extra virgin olive oil, listed as the highest quality standard in the world.

PRIZE VALUE: $358.45

Alcohol will not be shipped outside of the state of California, nor given to Winners under the age of 21. Dream Foundation is unable to offer any substitutes for any prizes.


Hand-Tied Bouquet Youth: Opulent Abundance

Get up close and personal in the majestic Santa Barbara ocean with your choice of either 2 single kayaks, 1 double kayak or 2 SUP rentals for one hour, from Santa Barbara Sailing Center; a “lip embroidered” t-shirt from designer Catherine Gee; a “glass flower floater” from Botanik Summerland; a gift bag of assorted home and lifestyle brand Michel Design Works products from Coast to Coast Collection; an adjustable gold necklace featuring an effortlessly feminine flower charm from Gorjana; a beautiful signature sateen floral face mask from Johnny Was, Montecito; a $20 gift card from Backyard Bowls, Santa Barbara; a $15 gift card to The Habit Burger Grill, Santa Barbara; $5.50 gift card to Blenders In The Grass, Santa Barbara; a free pizza & drink from Blaze Pizza, Santa Barbara; one free item at Chipotle good at any Chipotle in the US; a “To Plant a Garden is to Believe” seed packet from American Meadows.

PRIZE VALUE: $303.50

Dream Foundation is unable to offer any substitutes for any prizes.

Orchid Display

Orchid Display Professional: SoCal Luxury Lifestyle Selection

One bottle of 2018 Pinot “Slice of Heaven” from Babcock Winery & Vineyards; one bottle of Lilly Rosé from Folded Hills; a “glass flower floater” from Botanik Summerland; a gift bag of assorted home and lifestyle brand Michel Design Works products from Coast to Coast Collection; an adjustable gold necklace featuring an effortlessly feminine flower charm from Gorjana; beautiful signature sateen floral face masks from Johnny Was, Montecito; a “To Plant a Garden is to Believe” seed packet from American Meadows; one bottle of Curious Elixir No. 1, a “booze-free” ode to the classic Negroni; a hand-cut tin butterfly ornament from Letter Perfect; a “facial kit” from Estetica Mia-A Jurliqiue Lifestyle Spa; a $50 gift card from the popular women’s contemporary clothing boutique Dylan Star in the Funk Zone, Santa Barbara; a $25 gift card from Summerland’s newest lifestyle store, Field & Fort; a 375ml bottle of Viva Oliva’s Ultra Premium extra virgin olive oil, listed as the highest quality standard in the world.

PRIZE VALUE: $383.45

Alcohol will not be shipped outside of the state of California, nor given to Winners under the age of 21. Dream Foundation is unable to offer any substitutes for any prizes.


Orchid Display Amateur: Indulgent Array of Gifts 

One bottle of 2018 Pinot “Slice of Heaven” from Babcock Winery & Vineyards; a bottle of Lilly Rosé from Folded Hills; “glass flower floater” from Botanik Summerland; a gift bag of assorted home and lifestyle brand Michel Design Works products from Coast to Coast Collection; an adjustable gold necklace featuring an effortlessly feminine flower charm from Gorjana; a beautiful signature sateen floral face mask from Johnny Was, Montecito; a “To Plant a Garden is to Believe” seed packet from American Meadows; one bottle of Curious Elixir No. 1, a “booze-free” ode to the classic Negroni; a hand-cut tin butterfly ornament from Letter Perfect; a “facial kit” from Estetica Mia-A Jurliqiue Lifestyle Spa; a $25 gift card from Summerland’s newest lifestyle store, Field & Fort; a $25 gift card from Fabulousflorals.com; a 375ml bottle of Viva Oliva’s Ultra Premium extra virgin olive oil, listed as the highest quality standard in the world. 

PRIZE VALUE: $358.45

Alcohol will not be shipped outside of the state of California, nor given to Winners under the age of 21. Dream Foundation is unable to offer any substitutes for any prizes.


Orchid Display Youth: Goody Goody Gifts

Get up close and personal in the majestic Santa Barbara ocean with your choice of either 2 single kayaks, 1 double kayak or 2 SUP rentals for one hour, from Santa Barbara Sailing Center; a “lip embroidered” t-shirt from designer Catherine Gee; a “glass flower floater” from Botanik Summerland; a gift bag of assorted home and lifestyle brand Michel Design Works products from Coast to Coast Collection; an adjustable gold necklace featuring an effortlessly feminine flower charm from Gorjana; a beautiful signature sateen floral face mask from Johnny Was, Montecito; a $20 gift card from Backyard Bowls, Santa Barbara; a $15 gift card to The Habit Burger Grill, Santa Barbara; $5.50 gift card to Blenders In The Grass, Santa Barbara; a free pizza & drink from Blaze Pizza, Santa Barbara; a “To Plant a Garden is to Believe” seed packet from American Meadows.

PRIZE VALUE: $303.50

Dream Foundation is unable to offer any substitutes for any prizes.

Found Treasures

Found Treasures Professional: SoCal Indulgence

One bottle of 2018 Pinot “Slice of Heaven” from Babcock Winery & Vineyards; one bottle of Lilly Rosé from Folded Hills; a “glass flower floater” from Botanik Summerland; a gift bag of assorted home and lifestyle brand Michel Design Works products from Coast to Coast Collection; an adjustable gold necklace featuring an effortlessly feminine flower charm from Gorjana; beautiful signature sateen floral face masks from Johnny Was, Montecito; a “To Plant a Garden is to Believe” seed packet from American Meadows; one bottle of Curious Elixir No. 1, a “booze-free” ode to the classic Negroni; a hand-cut tin butterfly ornament from Letter Perfect; a “facial kit” from Estetica Mia-A Jurliqiue Lifestyle Spa; a $50 gift card from the popular women’s contemporary clothing boutique Dylan Star in the Funk Zone, Santa Barbara; a $25 gift card from Summerland’s newest lifestyle store, Field & Fort; a  $25 “La Sumida” Nursery Gift Certificate.

PRIZE VALUE: $378.40

Alcohol will not be shipped outside of the state of California, nor given to Winners under the age of 21. Dream Foundation is unable to offer any substitutes for any prizes.


Found Treasures Amateur: Pamper Selection

One bottle of 2018 Pinot “Slice of Heaven” from Babcock Winery & Vineyards; a bottle of Lilly Rosé from Folded Hills; “glass flower floater” from Botanik Summerland; a gift bag of assorted home and lifestyle brand Michel Design Works products from Coast to Coast Collection; an adjustable gold necklace featuring an effortlessly feminine flower charm from Gorjana; a beautiful signature sateen floral face mask from Johnny Was, Montecito; a “To Plant a Garden is to Believe” seed packet from American Meadows; one bottle of Curious Elixir No. 1, a “booze-free” ode to the classic Negroni; a hand-cut tin butterfly ornament from Letter Perfect; a “facial kit” from Estetica Mia-A Jurliqiue Lifestyle Spa; a $25 gift card from Summerland’s newest lifestyle store, Field & Fort; a $25 gift card from Fabulousflorals.com; a $25 “La Sumida” Nursery Gift Certificate.

PRIZE VALUE: $363.50

Alcohol will not be shipped outside of the state of California, nor given to Winners under the age of 21. Dream Foundation is unable to offer any substitutes for any prizes.


Found Treasures Youth: Goody Goody Gifts

Get up close and personal in the majestic Santa Barbara ocean with your choice of either 2 single kayaks, 1 double kayak or 2 SUP rentals for one hour, from Santa Barbara Sailing Center; a “lip embroidered” t-shirt from designer Catherine Gee; a “glass flower floater” from Botanik Summerland; a gift bag of assorted home and lifestyle brand Michel Design Works products from Coast to Coast Collection; an adjustable gold necklace featuring an effortlessly feminine flower charm from Gorjana; a beautiful signature sateen floral face mask from Johnny Was, Montecito; a $20 gift card from Backyard Bowls, Santa Barbara; a $15 gift card to The Habit Burger Grill, Santa Barbara; $5.50 gift card to Blenders In The Grass, Santa Barbara; a free pizza & drink from Blaze Pizza, Santa Barbara; a “To Plant a Garden is to Believe” seed packet from American Meadows.

PRIZE VALUE: $303.50

Dream Foundation is unable to offer any substitutes for any prizes.

Contemporary Garden Photography

Contemporary Garden Photography Professional: SoCal Indulgence 

One bottle of 2018 Pinot “Slice of Heaven” from Babcock Winery & Vineyards; one bottle of Lilly Rosé from Folded Hills; a “glass flower floater” from Botanik Summerland; a gift bag of assorted home and lifestyle brand Michel Design Works products from Coast to Coast Collection; an adjustable gold necklace featuring an effortlessly feminine flower charm from Gorjana; beautiful signature sateen floral face masks from Johnny Was, Montecito; a “To Plant a Garden is to Believe” seed packet from American Meadows; one bottle of Curious Elixir No. 1, a “booze-free” ode to the classic Negroni; a hand-cut tin butterfly ornament from Letter Perfect; a “facial kit” from Estetica Mia-A Jurliqiue Lifestyle Spa; a $50 gift card from the popular women’s contemporary clothing boutique Dylan Star in the Funk Zone, Santa Barbara; a $25 gift card from Summerland’s newest lifestyle store, Field & Fort; a $25 “La Sumida” Nursery Gift Certificate.

PRIZE VALUE: $378.40

Alcohol will not be shipped outside of the state of California, nor given to Winners under the age of 21. Dream Foundation is unable to offer any substitutes for any prizes.


Contemporary Garden Photography Amateur: Pamper Selection

One bottle of 2018 Pinot “Slice of Heaven” from Babcock Winery & Vineyards; a bottle of Lilly Rosé from Folded Hills; “glass flower floater” from Botanik Summerland; a gift bag of assorted home and lifestyle brand Michel Design Works products from Coast to Coast Collection; an adjustable gold necklace featuring an effortlessly feminine flower charm from Gorjana; a beautiful signature sateen floral face mask from Johnny Was, Montecito; a “To Plant a Garden is to Believe” seed packet from American Meadows; one bottle of Curious Elixir No. 1, a “booze-free” ode to the classic Negroni; a hand-cut tin butterfly ornament from Letter Perfect; a “facial kit” from Estetica Mia-A Jurliqiue Lifestyle Spa; a $25 gift card from Summerland’s newest lifestyle store, Field & Fort; a $25 gift card from Fabulousflorals.com; a $25 “La Sumida” Nursery Gift Certificate.

PRIZE VALUE: $363.50 

Alcohol will not be shipped outside of the state of California, nor given to Winners under the age of 21. Dream Foundation is unable to offer any substitutes for any prizes.


Contemporary Garden Photography Youth: Goody Goody Gifts

Get up close and personal in the majestic Santa Barbara ocean with your choice of either 2 single kayaks, 1 double kayak or 2 SUP rentals for one hour, from Santa Barbara Sailing Center; a “lip embroidered” t-shirt from designer Catherine Gee; a “glass flower floater” from Botanik Summerland; a gift bag of assorted home and lifestyle brand Michel Design Works products from Coast to Coast Collection; an adjustable gold necklace featuring an effortlessly feminine flower charm from Gorjana; a beautiful signature sateen floral face mask from Johnny Was, Montecito; a $20 gift card from Backyard Bowls, Santa Barbara; a $15 gift card to The Habit Burger Grill, Santa Barbara; $5.50 gift card to Blenders In The Grass, Santa Barbara; a free pizza & drink from Blaze Pizza, Santa Barbara; a “To Plant a Garden is to Believe” seed packet from American Meadows.

PRIZE VALUE: $303.50

Dream Foundation is unable to offer any substitutes for any prizes.

Master Garden Still Life Painting

Master Garden Still Life Painting Professional: SoCal Luxury Lifestyle Selection

One bottle of 2018 Pinot “Slice of Heaven” from Babcock Winery & Vineyards; one bottle of Lilly Rosé from Folded Hills; a “glass flower floater” from Botanik Summerland; a gift bag of assorted home and lifestyle brand Michel Design Works products from Coast to Coast Collection; an adjustable gold necklace featuring an effortlessly feminine flower charm from Gorjana; beautiful signature sateen floral face masks from Johnny Was, Montecito; a “To Plant a Garden is to Believe” seed packet from American Meadows; one bottle of Curious Elixir No. 1, a “booze-free” ode to the classic Negroni; a hand-cut tin butterfly ornament from Letter Perfect; a “facial kit” from Estetica Mia-A Jurliqiue Lifestyle Spa; a $50 gift card from the popular women’s contemporary clothing boutique Dylan Star in the Funk Zone, Santa Barbara; a $25 gift card from Summerland’s newest lifestyle store, Field & Fort; a 375ml bottle of Viva Oliva’s Ultra Premium extra virgin olive oil, listed as the highest quality standard in the world.

PRIZE VALUE: $383.45

Alcohol will not be shipped outside of the state of California, nor given to Winners under the age of 21. Dream Foundation is unable to offer any substitutes for any prizes.


Master Garden Still Life Painting Amateur: Indulgent Array of Gifts

One bottle of 2018 Pinot “Slice of Heaven” from Babcock Winery & Vineyards; a bottle of Lilly Rosé from Folded Hills; “glass flower floater” from Botanik Summerland; a gift bag of assorted home and lifestyle brand Michel Design Works products from Coast to Coast Collection; an adjustable gold necklace featuring an effortlessly feminine flower charm from Gorjana; a beautiful signature sateen floral face mask from Johnny Was, Montecito; a “To Plant a Garden is to Believe” seed packet from American Meadows; one bottle of Curious Elixir No. 1, a “booze-free” ode to the classic Negroni; a hand-cut tin butterfly ornament from Letter Perfect; a “facial kit” from Estetica Mia-A Jurliqiue Lifestyle Spa; a $25 gift card from Summerland’s newest lifestyle store, Field & Fort; a $25 gift card from Fabulousflorals.com; a 375ml bottle of Viva Oliva’s Ultra Premium extra virgin olive oil, listed as the highest quality standard in the world.

PRIZE VALUE: $358.45


Master Garden Still Life Painting Youth : Goody Goody Gifts

Get up close and personal in the majestic Santa Barbara ocean with your choice of either 2 single kayaks, 1 double kayak or 2 SUP rentals for one hour, from Santa Barbara Sailing Center; a “lip embroidered” t-shirt from designer Catherine Gee; a “glass flower floater” from Botanik Summerland; a gift bag of assorted home and lifestyle brand Michel Design Works products from Coast to Coast Collection; an adjustable gold necklace featuring an effortlessly feminine flower charm from Gorjana; a beautiful signature sateen floral face mask from Johnny Was, Montecito; a $20 gift card from Backyard Bowls, Santa Barbara; a $15 gift card to The Habit Burger Grill, Santa Barbara; $5.50 gift card to Blenders In The Grass, Santa Barbara; a free pizza & drink from Blaze Pizza, Santa Barbara; a “To Plant a Garden is to Believe” seed packet from American Meadows. 

PRIZE VALUE: $303.50

Dream Foundation is unable to offer any substitutes for any prizes.

STAR JUDGES LINE UP

Here are the Star Judges chosen for their exceptional skills and all-round awesomeness confirmed so far.


Penelope Bianchi

Penelope Bianchi

Based in Montecito, California, decorator Penelope Bianchi is currently working on projects in both Montecito and Pasadena. Her eye for beauty and talent has fueled a successful career spanning over five decades. One of her favorite things in the world is her festivity crowns. Penny’s keen eye for aesthetics and immense knowledge make her an ideal judge.


Joost Bongaerts

Joost Bongaerts, Florabundance

The owner and president of Florabundance, Joost Bongaerts began his professional career in 1981, marketing fresh-cut flowers from Holland for The Dutch Flower Auctions & Exporters Organizations. From 1983 to 1991, Joost worked for several Dutch Flower Bulb Companies selling flower bulbs and perennial plants to specialty cut flower growers in The United States and Canada. In 1991 Joost and his wife Alexandra opened Bonfleur (Bongaerts Flowers), a European-style retail flower shop in New Canaan, CT, which they sold in 2002. During this time, Joost also imported flowers from Holland and was president of First American Florist, an online wholesale flower company. After doing business with Florabundance, Joost became a partner in the company in 2002 and took full ownership in 2008. Under his leadership, Florabundance has become one of the premier wholesalers in the United States.


Erika Carter

Erika Carter

Erika Marie Carter’s paintings are rooted in her travels to Central Mexico over the past 20 years. Her grandparents immigrated from Central Mexico to the US circa 1915. Felix and Ester started and raised their family in Montecito, California, in a cozy stucco and red-tiled groundskeeper’s house of a prominent estate that Felix managed. Erika and her six siblings explored winding pathways and secret gardens filled with free-roaming chickens, rabbits and goats. The architecture, colors and texture of the two homes and the lush green and flowery walk that connects them have become the aesthetics imprinted on her imagination. These memories and the influence of Mexican Culture are expressed in her paintings rendered in acrylic on wood/tin.


Holly Chapple

Holly Chapple, Holly Heider Chapple Flowers

Holly Heider Chapple has an endless passion and enthusiasm for all things flowers. She is a visionary in the industry, a trendsetter, a mentor, an influencer, a developer and an advocate for those with careers in floristry and farming. Holly is best known as the co-creator of the international network of florists and event designers known as The Chapel Designers. Her floral arrangements have made her an Instagram celebrity with more than 110,000 followers on her personal account.


Dewey Nicks

Dewey Nicks

The work of master photographer Dewey Nicks is a part of the compendium of American photography and culture. His adventures into commercials, documentaries and feature films have cemented his legacy as an American visual storyteller. His aspirational, cinematic and airy style has powered the success of too many brands to mention. Noted for his seamless blend of Mid-West innocence and California cool, his deft use of the international language of the photographic image allows his work to cross all oceans and borders effortlessly. His new book “Polaroids of Women” features a personal collection of one-of-a-kind Polaroids, each a jewel, dripping in light, color and his signature exuberance and authenticity.


Toine and Kandie Overgaag

Toine and Kandie Overgaag, Westerlay Orchids

Toine and Kandie Overgaag are the proud third-generation owners of family-run Westerlay Orchids. Based in beautiful Carpinteria, California, Westerlay Orchids is proud to serve as Southern California’s largest commercial orchid grower. The company annually distributes over three million orchids directly to customers and local and national supermarket chains, florists and designers. Westerlay Orchids is a pioneer in environmental and sustainability practices and regularly contributes to local schools, nonprofit organizations, and many other community causes.


Mindy Rice

Mindy Rice, Mindy Rice Floral and Event Design Inc.

Mindy Rice is the owner of Mindy Rice Floral and Event Design Inc. and has worked with clients around the globe to create singular events that never fail to impress. Her work has been featured in top magazines including Town and Country, Martha Stewart, Brides, Elegant Bride, C Magazine, Santa Barbara Magazine, Grace Ormonde, Flower, InStyle, Inside Weddings, Bride and Bloom Magazine People and The Knot. Mindy has also been selected by Harper’s to feature in BAZAAR Bride’s Little Black Book: The Top Wedding & Event Designers in the World for three straight years.


Christina Rottman

Christina Rottman, Christina Rottman Designs

With a background in business and environmental design, Christina Rottman began her career as visual director for Valentino, creating complex window designs in Beverly Hills. As the founder and principal designer of Christina Rottman Designs, her love of high fashion and luxury translates into each vignette of every project she takes on, be it a private residence, boutique, or signature restaurant. An avid international traveler with Greek roots, Christina has an allure for the exotic, infusing a worldly romance into her work which blends effortless, chic, California lifestyle and cosmopolitan sensibilities with rich color and texture to give interiors purposeful, perpetual beauty. She is currently creating a debut product line (CRDetails) and planning her next adventure.


Alicia Schwede

Alicia Schwede, Flirty Fleurs

Alicia Schwede began her professional career at a computer software company in San Francisco, but her childhood love of flowers inspired by her grandmother drove her to take floral design classes at San Mateo College. Following a move to Denver, Colorado in 2002, she launched Bella Fiori in 2003, creating floral designs for weddings and events for the next decade. She then moved to Washington state, where she lives today and continues to design flowers for weddings and events in Washington state and beyond. Obsessed with flowers and the flower industry, she inspires florists and flower lovers everywhere with her blog, Flirty Fleurs. She is the author of “Bella Bouquets” and editor-in-chief of Flirty Fleurs Magazine.

Buy a Dream Spring Flower Box by Fabulous Florals!

Whether you buy a box for yourself or as a gift for someone else, a portion of the purchase price of every Dream Spring Flower Box helps Flower Empower deliver bouquets to people in need of comfort and cheer in the Santa Barbara area!

Every box includes an array of peonies, tulips, stock, Sweet William, ranunculi, carnations, scented geraniums, spray roses and sweet peas as fresh as the day they were harvested. Choose all white or all colorful spring flowers.

Kim Curtis of TOAST Santa Barbara, Flower Empower’s 2020 Florist of the Year, offers expert guidance on arranging your blooms. Look for the video link on the card included with every box to watch her top tips!

$125.00 per box, plus shipping.
Flowers may vary according to availability.
Available April 12–May 15.

Dream Spring Flower Box in White

Dream Spring Flower Box in Color

FLOWER EMPOWER BLOOMS: FLORAL ARTS SHOWCASE SPONSORS

PEONY

Kate & Arthur Coppola; Wells Hughes, Arlington Financial Advisors; Shelley & Paul Schulte, Rudi Schulte Family Foundation

ROSE

The Himovitz Family; Montecito Bank & Trust; Daryl & John Stegall

ORCHID

Elizabeth & Andrew Butcher; Casa Dorinda; Jennifer Gillon Duffy, Rimon Law; Roberta & Stan Fishman; In loving memory of Richard Orsua; Amy & Mike Mayfield; San Marcos Dream Team Club

DAISY

Anonymous; Hospice of Santa Barbara; Kim and Andrew Busch Family Foundation; Laurie & George Leis; Stephanie & Dewey Nicks

UNDERWRITERS

Anonymous; Brittingham Family Foundation; Roberta & Stan Fishman; The Himovitz Family; Connie & Richard Kennelly; Elizabeth & Kenny Slaught


PEOPLE’S GRAND PRIZE SPONSOR

Hotel Californian

JUDGES’ GRAND PRIZE SPONSOR

El Encanto


IN-KIND SPONSORS

American Meadows; Babcock Winery & Vineyards; Backyard Bowls; Bell’s Restaurant; Blaze Pizza Santa Barbara; Blenders In the Grass; Botanik; Catherine Gee; Chipotle; Chocolats du Cali Bressan; Coast 2 Coast Collection; Colette Cosentino; Curious Elixirs; Deckers Brands; Dylan Star; Estetica Mia-A Jurliqiue Lifestyle Spa; Eye of the Day Nursery; Fabulous Florals; Field + Fort; Folded Hills; Gorjana; The Habit Burger Grill; Jan Barboglio; Johnny Was; J. Wilkes; La Sumida Nursery; Letter Perfect; Miller Family Wine; Porch; Santa Barbara Sailing Center; Seasons Catering; Southwest Airlines; Starbucks; Viva Oliva; The Well Summerland; Westerlay Orchids


MEDIA SPONSORS

805 Living; Montectio Journal (The Giving List); Santa Barbara Life & Style; The Voice

ABOUT FLOWER EMPOWER

Based in Santa Barbara, this volunteer-driven program delivers floral bouquets, fresh-baked cookies, fine chocolates and cards to people in need of comfort and cheer in hospices, cancer centers and their homes in the Santa Barbara area.

To date, volunteers have assembled and delivered over 110,000 bouquets using flowers donated by growers in our community, along with homemade cookies baked by longtime Flower Empower Supporters the Himovitz Family, artisanal chocolates provided by Chocolats du CaliBressan and cards hand made by school children and other volunteers. Since the beginning of 2020, Flower Empower has delivered an unprecedented 25,000 bouquets and orchids to our community, including to front line and essential workers.

A few fun facts from 2020:

8140
bouquets made
8000
cookies delivered with flowers
3100
buckets of flowers unloaded
5059
volunteer hours recorded
6195
bunches of roses stripped
11
volunteers recorded over 100 hours
16408
orchids delivered
22
volunteers recorded over 50 hours
10000
cards made
248
volunteers for 2020

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

MAGNOLIA: $10,000

  • Name inclusion on 100 bouquets delivered this coming year
  • Name and logo inclusion on invitation, website, social media videos and event emails*
  • Opportunity to serve as Star Judge AND enter competition
  • Curated VIP Flower Empower Gift

GARDENIA: $7,500

  • Name inclusion on 75 bouquets delivered this coming year
  • Name and logo inclusion on invitation, website, social media videos and event emails*
  • Opportunity to serve as Star Judge OR enter competition
  • Curated VIP Flower Empower Gift

PEONY: $5,000

  • Name inclusion on 50 bouquets delivered this coming year
  • Name and logo inclusion on invitation, website, social media videos and event emails*
  • Opportunity to serve as Star Judge OR enter competition
  • Curated VIP Flower Empower Gift

ROSE: $2,500

  • Name inclusion on 25 bouquets delivered this coming year
  • Name and logo inclusion on invitation, website, social media videos and event emails*
  • One team/individual competition entry
  • Special Flower Empower Gift

ORCHID: $1,000

  • Name inclusion on 10 bouquets delivered this coming year
  • Name and logo inclusion on invitation, website, social media videos and event emails*
  • One team/individual competition entry
  • Special Flower Empower Gift

DAISY: $500

  • Name inclusion on 5 bouquets delivered this coming year
  • Name and logo inclusion on invitation, website, social media videos and event emails*
  • One team/individual competition entry
  • Special Flower Empower Gift
*Please note that we need your commitment no later than March 30 to include your name and logo on the event invitation.

UNDERWRITING OPPORTUNITIES

PROGRAM: $10,000

  • Name inclusion on 100 bouquets delivered this coming year
  • Provide one year of operational support of program
  • Name and logo inclusion on invitation, website, social media videos and event emails*

TRANSPORTATION: $7,500

  • Help with Flower Empower van maintenance: new tires, oil changes
  • Fuel for flower pick up and deliveries
  • Name and logo inclusion on invitation, website, social media videos and event emails*

BOUQUET WRAPPING: $5,000

  • Give towards wrapping supplies: wrapping paper, stickers, ribbon, Arrive Alive to keep the bouquets fresh
  • Name and logo inclusion on invitation, website, social media videos and event emails*

BOUQUET SUPPLY: $2,500

  • Provide bouquet making supplies: clippers, rubber bands, tables, collapsible trash cans
  • Name and logo inclusion on invitation, website, social media videos and event emails*

VOLUNTEER SUPPLY: $1,000

  • Help keep our volunteers clean and safe: aprons, gloves, cleaning of aprons and gloves
  • Name and logo inclusion on invitation, website, social media videos and event emails*

FLOWER EMPOWER CARD: $500

  • Give card making materials
  • Name and logo inclusion on invitation, website, social media videos and event emails*
*Please note that we need your commitment no later than March 30 to include your name and logo on the event invitation.

2021 FLOWER EMPOWER COMMITTEE

Jen Abed; Lucia Engel; Marisa Grimes; Lynette Hall; Robin Himovitz; Andra Macleod; Stephanie Nicks; Boris Palencia; Thea Palencia; Melinda Rogers; Alan Rose; Christina Rottman; Shelley Schulte; Crosby Slaught; Sheri Smith; Isabelle Stapf


HONORARY COMMITTEE

Jenn Duffy; Jodi Fishman; Jenny Hoffman; Jet Martin; Amie Parrish; Steve Shulem; Cynthia Spivey; Daryl Stegall; Kelly Weiser


SUPPORTERS

Thanks to our wonderful growers and suppliers, who support Flower Empower throughout the year: Chocolats du CaliBressan; Florabundance; Hilltop Flowers Inc.; The Himovitz Family; Maximum Nursery; Myriad Flowers; Trader Joe’s; Westerlay Orchids; Westland Floral

Flower Empower

April and May 2021

Contact Us

1528 Chapala Street, Suite 304
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

805-564-2131
info@dreamfoundation.org

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