Art Alive 2014
Thank you to everyone who made Art Alive 2014 an incredible success!
For 33 years, Spring in San Diego has meant one thing for The San Diego Museum of Art—Art Alive. An immersive, multi-sensory experience, the Museum's signature fundraiser and annual floral exhibition has, and continues to grow and blossom with the years.
Art Alive 2014 featured more than 120 floral interpretations of famous works from the Permanent Collection, The Gardens of Alhambra: Heaven on Earth, the 2014 Rotunda design by Carlos Franco of Green Fresh Florals, and a weekend of uniquely beautiful events.
From the Members Preview, to BLOOM BASH, the New Opening Celebration, the Floral Lecture with contemporary artist Jennifer Steinkamp, and the Floral Masterclass with Tam Ashworth of Isari Flowers Studio, Art Alive 2014 offered 10,000 attendees a chance to participate, experience, learn, and create.
The funds raised during Art Alive allow the Museum to keep art alive in San Diego. Each year the Museum reaches almost 250,000 attendees, and is able to provide meaningful art experiences to an increasingly large audience. From April 11 through 13, almost 10,000 attendees filled Museum galleries, and helped raise $975,000 to support the Museum's exhibitions, education outreach, programs, and events throughout the year.
Congratulations to the 2014 Members Choice winners Jolene De Hoog Harris (first), Dinah Brown (second), and Alice Harmon (third), and thank you to every member, donor, visitor, event partner, sponsor, floral designer, and friend, who has helped make Art Alive a beloved and sustaining community tradition.
We hope that you can join us for Art Alive 2015, April 24-26 2015, and look forward to seeing you at the Museum soon!
A Special Thanks to:
Signature Sponsor: Audrey S. Geisel, Dr. Seuss Fund, The San Diego Foundation
2015 Presenting Sponsor: Conrad Prebys and Debbie Turner
Supporting Sponsor: Valerie and Harry Cooper
Roy Polatchek, Sarah B. Marsh-Rebelo and John Rebelo, Jacki Johnson-Widder and Kenneth Widder
Rotunda Designer Sponsors: Bill and Ellen Whelan
Floral Lecture Sponsors: Mr. Gordon J. Brodfuehrer and Laurie Mitchell and Brent Woods
And to: Our Premiere and Elite Patron Honorary Committee members, our Art Alive 2014 Committee Chairs and Steering Committee, BLOOM BASH Chairs, Ticket Team, Event Partners, and to everyone who made this weekend possible.