Meet the Artists




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Tommie Farris – McNamara

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Social Media: IG: @mcnamaraflorist  FB: @McNamaraFlorist 



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Karen Morgason - JP Parker Flowers

Creating floral arrangements is the personal expression of the love of the variety and uniqueness of the texture and color of flowers!

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Social Media: IG: @jpparkerflowers



                            Newfields Greenhouse Team 

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Marian Keith - Greenhouse Coordinator

Marian Keith has worked in the professional horticulture field for more than 25 years, and is happy to have been with Newfields for the past 6 ½ years. She assists with general organization and planning of Greenhouse events and functions, as well as helping to care for its beautiful living collection. Marian creates many of the interior horticultural displays seen at both the Greenhouse and within the museum itself, has designed numerous floral arrangements for Newfields special events and seasonal festivals, and for the past four seasons has created most of the Beer Garden container displays at its current Greenhouse location.


Ian Wilhite - Greenhouse Horticulturist and Orchid Specialist (Wizard)

Ian has been a member Newfield’s staff on and off since 2007, with other stints such as estate gardening and as a Gardens Horticulturist at Marie Selby Botanical Garden. His passion is Orchids and other tropical and rare plants, with an emphasis on creating displays that invoke tropical, lush, beauty that educate and fascinate guest.


Sue NordPeiffer - Greenhouse Manager

Sue has been based in the Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse for twenty five years as manager. That role has changed greatly through the years and she is enjoying the new opportunities with a great team.  It is exciting to be bringing orchids and other tropical plants into The Galleries, as well as, presenting the living collection in a beautiful way in The Greenhouse.


Sandy Schipp

Sandy has been the part time Greenhouse Plant Assistant since 2019.  She is a retired high school art teacher and artist, specializing in fused glass.  She and her husband Mike and dog Abbey love hiking and exploring in State and National Parks, especially in Southern Utah and Northern California. Sandy has always loved nature, and anything growing and has a personal collection of almost 100 houseplants! When not working with plants at home or in the greenhouse, she is a dedicated Guide and Volunteer at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.


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Marcie Sherman - Revel & Hearten

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Social Media: IG: @revelandhearten  FB: @RevelandHearten





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Martha Atehortua

Decoration is the passion of Martha Atehortua Medina. She developed as an Interior Decorator and as a Professional Florist  for more than 25 years in Cali, Colombia, her Country.




Pamela Avenius – Eufloric Events

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Amy Beausir – Molly & Myrtle

Growing up in a neighborhood with the freedom to wander woods of stately oak, adventure through wildflower trails of trillium, violets, and watercress filled streams, I appreciate the leaf as much as the flower. Allour play with flowers and foliage respect and reflect nature--a rose open as if in a greeting, a fern’s tendril, waiting to relax and uncurl.  A bee asleep in a zinnea in the early morning garden.  Natural and whimsical are words to describe our brand.  We are committed to sustainability in all our practices.

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Social Media: IG: @mollyandmyrtle



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Dassie Brandt - White Clover Designs

White Clover Designs, owned by Dassie Brandt, is an Indianapolis based floral concierge and event design service focused on bringing custom floral design to local businesses and individual clients. I take pride in innovative arrangements, creative approaches to events and partnering with local farmers, businesses and makers to share the Indy love. I also teach a variety of classes including, flower crowns, arranging, and terrarium building. I provide all the holiday floral designs and weekly market bouquets for Goose the Market.

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Social Media: IG: @whitecloverdesigns  FB: @whitecloverdesigns




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Doysha Chanel – Raw Flower Design

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Social Media: IG: @rawflowerdesign  FB: @rawflowerdesign




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Candace – The Flower Box Indy

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Social Media: IG: @theflowerboxindy  FB: @theflowerboxindy




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Katie Dickson – Katalina Floral

Katie Dickson grew up planting flowers and vegetables with her parents and continued her study of plants earning a horticulture degree from Clemson University. She is the full time Floriculturist for Charleston’s idyllic Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, and finds equal fulfillment in her wedding design venture, Katalina Florals. When not immersed in plants she enjoys reading thrillers, good Italian food and wine, and an ongoing quest to visit all 50 US states.

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Social Media: IG: @katalinaflorals



Joy Devaughn – Floral Facade


Joy Devaughn – Floral Facade

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Social Media: IG: @floralfacade  FB: @floralfacade




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Jamie Gibbs - Jamie Gibbs Associate

Jaime Gibbs is Principal of the Indianapolis based interior design and landscape architecture firm, Jamie Gibbs Associates. The firm, with branch offices in New York, NY and Amsterdam, NL, specializes in the creation of highly personalized interiors and landscapes. Mr. Gibbs has over 40 years experience as an landscape architect and interior designer. His interior designs span a wide range of architectural styles and tastes. Mr. Gibbs is also the designer of numerous signature collections including “The Vintage Collection” for D’Kei Inc, carpets, fabrics, and drapery hardware. He has consulted on product design for over 20 manufacturers. Mr. Gibbs is currently active in preservation, horticulture, education, interior design, and philanthropic institutions.  

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Lauren Hall – Homegrown Florist (Lauren Hall, DBA)

Lauren Hall Bushman created Homegrown Florist in the Summer of 2015. With a large cut flower garden and a supportive community, she found herself harvesting, arranging and delivering flowers by bicycle to her neighbors. With vibrant support from the Irvington community, Lauren then expanded her work to include special events and weddings.

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Social Media: IG: @homegorwnflorist




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Robyn Harder – RK Florals

Robyn K. Harder, owner and lead designer of RK Florals, began her floral studio from a simple admiration and passion for flowers.

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Social Media: IG: @rkflorals  FB: @rkfloralsstudio




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Brittney Kee – Brittney Kee Floral Design

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Social Media: IG: @bkfloralandevent  FB: @BrittneyKeeFloralDesign




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Buffy Layton – Crown and Cloth Flower Co

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Social Media: IG: @crownandcloth  FB: @crownandcloth




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Jeanette Logan – The Flower Boys

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Social Media: IG: @flowerboysindy  FB: @flowerboysindy





Brandon Lowry – Utopos Gardents

Utopos Gardens is a garden development and management company.  We specialize in horticulturally rich spaces blending good design with plant collection.  Our team of gardeners work from the ground up starting with proper soil amendment selecting plants to fit the clients needs, and tending to them with an uncommon passion. 

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Eileen McCullough – Eufloric Events

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Magda Namyslowski – Flowers by Magdalena

After completing Medical University in Warsaw, Poland, it wasn’t long before I found my true calling as a flower designer. I have had the privilege of working for some of the best local designers in Indianapolis and loved every moment of it. Specifically, those with an appreciation for European style! I now work independently arranging custom pieces from fresh, silk and dry flowers for all occasions. I consider the incorporation of nature as my signature style. You can always find me collecting branches, pinecones and other materials outdoors.

Social Media: FB: @FlowersByMagdalena




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John Caleb Pendleton – Planks & Pistils

John Caleb Pendleton is originally from Grove Hill, Alabama but has lived in Chicago for the past decade. His love for flowers and woodworking came from his mother and father, respectively, who still live in Grove Hill tending to yard flowers and building custom kitchen cabinets. He began his floral design career by arranging for his dearly beloved wife.  John uses flowers to highlight Black stories with #FloralRemembrance on instagram. The most notable Floral Remembrance moment was Juneteenth 2020 when he adorned the Monument to The Great Northern Migration with thousands of blooms.

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Social Media: IG: @planksandpistils  FB: @planksandpistils



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Heather Wright – Heather’s Flowers

My love of flowers and art came about at a very early age.  My wandering, creative mind was enhanced in this field because of my Grandmother.  She grew flowers, pressed them, we made perfume with flowers, you name it!!!  Then my PERFECTIONISM grew through the help of my Mother!!!  While I was at Purdue, I took a floral design class, and the rest is history!  I have owned my shop now for 23 years.  I take pride in everything that has my name on it. 

Social Media: IG: @heathersflowers75  FB: @heathersflowers75



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Lisa Schmitz – Where Pigs Fly & Such

Lisa Schmitz has a love for the arts. After leaving corporate America in 2018, Lisa created her floral consultancy Where Pigs Fly and such, which is part of a nonprofit that Lisa and her husband John founded, the Mars Hill Arts Center. As co-founder, Lisa manages the arts center, which is focused on providing arts and community outreach programming for the neighborhood of Mars Hill.  Lisa is also an experienced HR professional. She served companies like the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Galyans, and finished her HR career as VP of Human Resources for a multi-million-dollar organization and continues to consult. 

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Social Media: IG: @wherepigsflyandsuch  FB: @wherepigsflyandsuch



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Deborah Summers – A Bride's Choice Florist

Deborah Summers is the owner, bridal consultant and lead designer of A Bride’s Choice Florist. As a second-generation entrepreneur, she has a wealth of experience with over 20 years in the industry. In addition to her floral wedding and event business, she was an instructor for the fully accredited Design Art Floral Academy and taught students seeking careers in the florist trade. Her sophisticated design aesthetic, inspired by her unique vision, is evident in her work. Deborah is a creative designer who has a passion for flowers, and a love of serving people with her friendly, relaxed style.

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Social Media: IG: @abrideschoiceflorist  FB: @Abridescoiceflorist



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Charise Tallent – Tallent Housing & Design

My journey in floral design started when I created my bridal bouquet from farmer’s market flowers for my own wedding in 2013. Prior to that, I would forage flowers and foliages from alleyways and abandoned lots in Fountain Square. Something about life growing up in unexpected places really spoke to me. Fast forward several years and I joined the staff at Wildwood Market where I helped grow their flower stand into the standalone business, Blooms By Wildwood. I love combining unexpected colors and texture to create surprising and emotion-evoking arrangements.




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Julie Vance – Buck Creek in Bloom

A Yorktown, Indiana native, Julie Harman graduated from Yorktown High School in 1988. She then attended college for commercial arts and design in Indianapolis. During this time she worked at two Indianapolis florists-Fairfield Florist and McNamara In 1992, Julie began creating the Indianapolis 500 Victory Lane wreath for the winning driver, thus earning the title of "The Wreath Lady". IN 2007 Julie's passion for flowers led her to open her own business, Buck Creek in Bloom in Downtown Yorktown.

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Social Media: IG: @buckcreekinbloom  FB: @BuckCreekInBloom


Floral display by Dassie Brandt. Artwork: Sol LeWitt (American, 1928–2007), Wall Drawing No. 652, Continuous Forms With Color Acrylic Washes Superimposed (detail), 1990, acrylic wash on wall, 30 × 60 ft. Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Gift of the Dudley Sutphin Family, 1990.40 © 2021 The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.