Tony Palmieri, AIFD – A member of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) since 1994, Tony has received several first-place honors in local and regional design competitions including Northeast Floral Expo’s Designer of the Year 2007 and 2008 and a blue ribbon for his entry in the 2007 Fine Art and Flowers event at The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. His roots in graphic design, combined with a taste for the surreal, add a sculptural edge to his work.
As an accredited member of AIFD, Tony is part of a world-wide artist community committed to promoting the highest professional standards in floral design. This affiliation fuels his drive to innovate by providing education through national design symposia, which feature top floral design experts from around the world.
Catherine Epright, AIFD – Taking her cue from the infinite patterns of nature, Catherine feeds a growing passion for innovation through her chosen medium. As an accredited member of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD), she continues to explore the endless possibilities for expression inherent in the art of florasculpture.
She has received several awards, placing first in the 2008 regional design competition hosted by Connecticut Florist’s Association.