The Elkhart Rotary Club's signature fundraising event for the Wellfield Botanic Gardens

Wellfield Gardens

Join us at Wellfield Botanic Gardens on August 27th, 2016



2017 Artist Award Winners:
Billie Jan Campbell – “Best Expression of the Gardens” Award Winner
Rebecca Flowers – “Best Overall” Award Winner
Paige Carnahan – “Best Booth Display” Award Winner

Thanks to our award sponsors for 2017:

D & W Inc – “Best Expression of the Gardens” Award
Welter Foundation, Inc – “Best Overall” Award
Housand Benefits Group

And Special Thanks to our Judges:
  • Steve Gruber – Arts on Main
  • Randy Roberts – Midwest Museum of American Art
  • Nanci Wirt – n.wirt design & gallery
Taste of the Gardens Artist Roster 2017
Name Also known as: Medium or Art Type
Avila, Francisco painting
Blackburn, Anne pottery
Blanton, Keith Blanton Arts oil painting
Boothe, Brian painting
Brumbaugh, Michael blown glass
Burbrink, Jessica jewelry
Buysse, Stefanie Art & Elements jewelry
Campbell, Billie Jan wood
Carnahan, Paige jewelry
Cook, Jim & Jo artistic copper sprinklers
Dines, Shana Elkhart Art League painting
Driver, Fred Driver Pottery clay
Flowers, Rebecca photography
Gowdy, Bruce wood
Groth, Janet stained glass/metal
Handow, Mike car part sculpture
Harshberger, Wayne stone
Havens, Charles “Ricc” wood
Johnson, Bertie painting
Kaufmann, Eric pottery
Kepper, Carol pressed flowers
Kreitner, Lisa jewelry
Kyle, Beau blown glass
Ladd, Judy jewelry
Leszczynski, Nancy jewelry
Longenbaugh, Jeff Photographers Guild photography
Mark, Brenda jewelry
McDowell, Dean wood
McIntyre, Robin upcycled glass
Mishler, John sculpture
Photographers Guild photography
Ridenour, Ellen printmaking
Schroth, Robin Upscale Time watch jewelry
Stanage, Sonya jewelry
Stancati, Maria Dismas Designs
Stawicki, Maddie painting
Stob, Scottie painting
Stoeckinger, Glenn photography
Tieszen, Erika painting
Van Husan, Lynne metal/ceramic
Vandygriff, Earl photography
Wall, Jasmine digital & linocut (cards)
Walsh, Barbara painting
Weber, Michael watercolors
Whisenhunt, Jerry & Penney Altra Design 2000 metal sculpture
Yeoman, Laura jewelry

Thanks to our 2017 Sponsors

Special thanks to this year’s Taste of the Gardens Sponsors! $5000 D & W Inc $2500 1st Source Bank $2000 Chiphone Federal Credit Union INOVA Federal Credit Union The Elkhart Truth – In Kind Sponsor $1000 Cornerstone CPA Group, LLP First State Bank Homan Lumber Mart, Inc Indiana Trust & Investment Management Company Stifel – The Elkhart Group Vala Marketing – In Kind Sponsor $500 A-One Signs & Graphics Collins & Company Crowe Horwath, LLP DJ Construction J A Wagner Construction Inc Mutual Bank Terry and Stacey Rodino Artist Award …Read More

Artists – – 2017 Artists application is out!!

Hi Artists.. The application for Taste of the Gardens, Saturday, August 26, 2017 is now available. Please download the Taste of the Gardens 2017 – Artist Application and follow the directions on the application. Deadline – July 14th !!

Award Sponsors and Judges for 2017

Award sponsors: Best Overall: Best Expression of the Gardens: Best Booth Display: Judges to be determined:

Taste of the Gardens media information

  For additional information or media inquiries, contact event committee co-chairs: Brian Housand – Eric Garton – or 602-284-5567  

Story of the Gardens

The Story of the Gardens The Elkhart Rotary Club conceived the Gardens as a community service project in 2002 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Rotary International. Over two years, the Club worked with a community steering committee to research and develop the concept, interview landscape architects and raise funds to create a Master Plan for Wellfield Botanic Gardens. The project was officially handed over to the Wellfield Botanic Gardens Board of Directors in 2005 to begin implementation of the Master Plan, which envisages 25 …Read More