I'm preparing to enter a modern large-flowered arrangement and a modern miniature rose arrangement in this Saturday's rose show. You can see pictures of the nascent arrangements (and, eventually, the finished ones, as well as of the other entries).
Here is the arrangement schedule with the two categories I am interested in bolded:
Division 3 - Arrangement Classes
The Silver Screen
Arrangement Schedule by Sue Illg
This is an ARS interpretive Rose Arrangement Show. This year’s theme is to honor memorable motion pictures. All arrangements are to be the exhibitor's interpretation of the class title.
If an exhibitor chooses, a 3"x5" card may accompany each arrangement to assist
observers in their interpretation of the design. Please read and conform to Arrangement Show Rules.
Section A: Eligible for ARS Royalty Award
Class 1-- A Night to Remember (1954)- A ship’s officer sees disaster as the Titanic hits an iceberg and slowly sinks on its 1912 maiden voyage.
A traditional arrangement (line, line-mass, or mass - must note on entry card). Fresh roses and fresh and/or dried plant material.
Staged in a niche 40" high by 32" wide by 18" deep.
Eligible for ARS Artist Award
Class 2-- The Three Faces of Eve (1957)- A psychiatrist treats a southern housewife with three personalities.
A modern or abstract arrangement. Fresh rose(s) with fresh, dried, or treated plant material. Staged in a niche 40" high by 32" wide by 18" deep.
Section C: Eligible for ARS Miniature Royalty Award
Class 3--Sense and Sensibility (1995)- Suitors romance, then abandon sisters left destitute by their wealthy father’s death in late 1800’s England.
A traditional arrangement, (line, line-mass, or mass - must note on entry card). Fresh roses and fresh and/or dried plant material. Staged in a niche 9" high by 9" wide by 6" deep.
Section D: Eligible for ARS Miniature Artist Award
Class 4--Vertigo (1958)-A former San Francisco detective who dreads heights falls for a woman he is hired to protect.
A modern or abstract arrangement.
Fresh rose(s) with fresh, dried, or treated plant material.
Staged in a niche 9" high by 9" wide by 6" deep.
Eligible for ARS Oriental Manner Award
Class 5—The Good Earth (1937)—Set in pre-revolutionary China, a simple peasant farmer rises, with the help of his faithful wife to become a prosperous lord. Tragedy follows along the way as he betrays his family and neglects the earth he had worshipped.
One entry large arrangement. Designer's choice Traditional or Modern/Abstract-must note on entry card. Staged in a niche 40"high by 32" wide by 18" deep.
Section F: Eligible for ARS Miniature Oriental Manner Award
Class 6—Sayonara (1957)—An American jet ace has a poignant affair with the star performer of a famed Japanese acting company.
One entry mini arrangement. Designer's choice Traditional or Modern/Abstract-must note on entry tag. Staged in a niche 9" high by 9" wide by 6" deep
For the large arrangement, I walked around Home Depot and came up with an idea - flexible ductwork. The 4" wide duct is around 3' long but can be stretched to 6'. I attached it today to a rubber endcap that cinches onto it via a screwdown. I put some pepples down into the duct to settle in the cap and give it weight to counterbalance the "sculpture". Once I have a design I like, hopefully tomorrow, I'll spraypaint the duct black. I plan on hot glueing 3 water vials with roses to three different places on the duct.
I am thinking of doing some sort of hanging design for the miniature rose category. You can see more about my roses on my rose page, including past rose shows.