PROGRAMS CFAA Seminar 2020
“Celebrate the Americas"
CFAA PRESENTS OUR 2020 FEATURED DESIGNER FROM Mexico
"Celebrating the Americas with Creativity and Color!"
Pilar Medellin, a proud Mexican, mother and grandmother. has earned numerous degrees in Education and most recently, Art History. She has been affiliated with NGC since 1976 and was a Founding Partner and President of Club la Vid in 1977, Club Geranio in 1985 and 2016, and former president of the Council Lagunero of Judges in Torreón Coahuila México. As an NGC Master Judge, she has evaluated multiple National and International Exhibitions held in Coahuila, San Luis Potosí, Mexico City, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, and International in Argentina, Uruguay, Venezuela Brazil, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Colombia, Nicaragua and Honduras.
The annual Seminar, limited to members, is held annually in Orlando, Florida. The event is a fantastic experience for floral designers, whether novice or advanced. Attendees are treated to Workshops, trend-setting Programs, a display of designs by members, and commercial sales of design materials, containers and mechanics. Our commercial Vendors offer wide-ranging products and essentials for the avid designer. Membership in CFAA costs $35 annually; members are eligible to attend the Seminar and to receive two issues each year of the news magazine Design Dimensions.
“A Detour into Creativity”
David Robson - Many are surprised that David Robson, a well-known and accomplished Horticulture Instructor for NGC, is also an imaginative and creative floral designer whose designs have been published numerous times in “Vision of Beauty” and whose witty and creative presentation is an asset to any design program for which he is invited to participate. CFAA is thrilled that David has agreed to travel from his home in Illinois, join our organization and be an entertaining and creative part of our Seminar.
Tony Todesco, founder and owner of Stow Florist/One Main Street Studio, of Stow, Massachusetts, has designed and commented for trade shows and has appeared on television promoting the use and enjoyment of flowers.
He is a regular guest designer, lectures and instructor for Civic, Design Groups, and Garden Clubs on state, national and international levels. Design program have been presented to numerous museums, including The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and The Minneapolis Institute of Art. Tony's large scale designs are a regular exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts.
Among his many accomplishments are set design and staging for numerous flowers shows, including The Massachusetts Horticultural Societies Annual, New England Flower Show. He is proud to be a National Garden Clubs, Master Flower Show Judge, and served on the The National Garden Club Flower Show Committee as New Design Development chair (2001-2017). Because of his creative use of plant material and technical knowledge, he not only interprets design trends, but helps creates them. He is proud to be a National Garden Clubs Master Flower Show Judge and served on the the NGC Flower Show Committee as New Design Development Chair (2001-2017) where he developed and introduced eleven new design types. These exciting new designs will be the focus of his program.
In addition to over 35 years in the Metrowest Boston area, Tony's colorful style and expertise, make him a sought after designer, lecturer, and commentator. Because of his creative use of plant material in his designs and technical knowledge, he not only interprets design trends, but helps creates them.