Designed to bring another form of imagery and perspective to Garden & Landscape Expo, the all-new garden galleries showcase garden art and design. There are a few things you can do now—contribute to a virtual community garden, view last year’s photography competition exhibit and learn about the upcoming gallery features. Then, beginning Feb. 20 during the virtual event, view this year’s photography competition gallery and vote for your favorite image for the Viewers’ Choice award. Also, explore a botanical quilt exhibit, watch a gardening still life painting demonstration and view a floral design display!
Photo Competition Gallery
The 3rd annual Garden & Landscape Expo photography competition allows amateur photographers to demonstrate their skills and display their work. The competition is juried and judged with six categories: Novice Eye, Macro, Landscape, Plants and Flowers, Abstract and Phone/Tablet. Cash prizes will be awarded for first through third place in each category. There is also a Viewers’ Choice award, which participants can vote on during the virtual Garden & Landscape Expo. This year’s photography competition gallery will be available beginning Feb. 20.
- Entry Form and Rules for Photographers (Deadline Dec. 15)
- View Last Year’s (2020) Exhibit
- View this year’s (2021) gallery beginning Feb. 20
Botanical Quilt Challenge Exhibit
Each year, PBS Wisconsin’s Great Wisconsin Quilt Show hosts a themed quilting challenge. This year’s quilts all incorporate a botanical theme. Enjoy a glimpse of spring splendor that’s sure to inspire next year’s garden! The exhibit will be available beginning Feb. 20.
Garden Still Life Painting Demo
Bethann Moran-Handzlik is a painter who works from direct observation and memory. Her work was part of the 2019 “Uprooted: Plants in a Changing Climate” exhibition held at The James Watrous Gallery in Madison. Bethann’s work has been exhibited in galleries, museums and plein air venues. She teaches at UW-Whitewater. Her work reminds us of the beauty of Wisconsin native plant communities and to slow down and keenly observe the world around us. Bethann’s video painting demonstration will be available beginning Feb. 20. In the meantime, view more of her work at bethannmoran.com.