There's an exciting new addition to Little Rose Show starting at the April Meeting: PHOTOGRAPHY
Members are encouraged to bring in 1-2 photos for display. The photos must be 8x10. Matting and scotch tape and a stand will be provided for the show.
Calling All Photographers
by Kathy Brooks
For many years the Little Rose Show, held at our general membership meeting, featured arrangements & horticulture displays for the months of April through November (not counting June & July). Members would bring their roses to show us what they had grown and/or assembled in an arrangement. However, many of you now have fewer roses to share during these months or like me, not creative enough to present any type of rose arrangements. Starting this month (April), our society will start having an exciting new division in the Little Rose Show.
We will start having members display their own photography. Each month we will present different features, such as: an introduction to photography, tips from the ARS Guidelines and Rules for Judging Rose Photography for our rose festival, explain the different photography classes in the festival, tips on how to take better photos, how to exhibit the photos, etc.
Here’s our vision, but we need to hear from you about more ideas. Starting this month, bring in your best 1-2 photos that you have already taken. You must have them enlarged to 8x10 and with a thin border. The border will help maintain the 8x10 size photo once placed in a mat. Costco sells 8x10s for $1.79 each. We will provide for the show: the mat, scotch tape & stand.
There will be no official judging. We may discuss positive opinions and also how it could be improved. No embarrassment here though! Okay, you say you don’t have an expensive camera, but you do have a cellphone that has editing features. They produce beautiful photos. One or two photos….that’s all that you will need to participate. Remember Grandma Moses started her creative interests in her 80s. Why can’t you start a new hobby?
We will be holding a fun “friends” outing (apart from BRS) to the C.A.R.D. Center on Vallombrosa at 10 AM on May 8th. Sign up at April’s meeting or call Kathy Brooks, Joanne Lester, or Jean Miller to let us know you are coming.
Next month at our May’s Little Rose Show, we will be featuring photos taken on the Members Only Garden Tour or any other photo you would like to bring. Sign up for the tour & take your cellphone or point & shoot camera for beautiful photo opportunities.
See you and your photos at the Little Rose Show table on April 30th.
PHOTO BY ALICIA STEWART
Little Rose Show exhibition opportunities: April, May, August, September, October, and November
Location: Chico Veterans Memorial Hall at 554 Rio Lindo Avenue in Chico, California
2019 LITTLE ROSE SHOW BASIC RULES
(See COMPLETE Standing Rules at the bottom of this page. Revised 2013)
The BRS monthly little rose show will be held at the April, May, August, September, October & November general membership meetings. The purpose is to share the beauty of the roses grown by our members and to educate members about entering American Rose Society (ARS) Rose Shows. It should be fun and celebratory; not overly competitive. All members are encouraged to participate. There will be helpers for those who need guidance in exhibiting their roses.
Awards: Awards will be presented in December to exhibitors who have accumulated the most points over the year.
Exhibitor Information: Exhibitors must provide their own containers. Entry tags will be available at the meetings.
Entries close at 6:55 P.M. Plan to arrive in time to get your entries properly placed. No late entries will be allowed!
Horticulture entries are limited to one variety per garden in each class.
No limit on the number of varieties in each horticulture class. Arrangements are limited to one entry per member.
NEW PHOTOGRAPHY RULES ARE BEING COMPLETED. POSTING WILL SOON OCCUR.
The April Little Rose Show winner of 2018 was Jan Burnham with "Midnight Blue."
LAST YEAR'S LITTLE ROSE SHOW WINNERS FOR 2017
The November 28, 2017 Little Rose Show winner was Pat Reynolds with "Winter Beginnings."
The October 31, 2017 Little Rose Show winner was Neva Youngs with "Vavoom."
The September 26, 2017 Little Rose Show winner was Mike Bertain with "Geoff Hamilton."
The August 29, 2017 Little Rose Show winner was Jan Burnham with "Marriotta."
The May 30, 2017 Little Rose Show winner was Wendy Pine with "Mardi Gras."
The April 25, 2017 Little Rose Show winner was Bill Reynolds with "R. rugose alba."