CONCEPT: Flowers were a favorite theme of artist Susan Kathleen Black (1948–2000). The
mission of the Susan Kathleen Black Foundation is art education. The concept of an international,
juried art competition and exhibition, the purpose of which is to recognize creative achievement
in current art with a floral theme, was a natural outgrowth of this fortuitous combination. To
encourage participation, the Susan Kathleen Black Foundation opened the competition to all
artists, promoted it worldwide, and offered generous awards. To ensure quality selections, it
assembled not one, but two juries of top-notch experts. To share the resulting exhibition with
audiences nationwide, and to document Blossom ~ Art of Flowers, a online museum tour was created
and a catalogue was published.