Regula Allenspach Weill
415-731-2694

Artist's Statement

As a Floral Designer by trade, I have always enjoyed "playing with textures."
My mind is constantly looking at the various forms and shapes that nature provides. A few blades of grass or some leaves, my handmade paper and printed textiles are blended with solid materials to create my Floral and Botanical Art Sculptures.

I tailor the Art to the client's specific needs. It has to be noted, that each Design is a "One of a Kind." Therefore, an exact copy is not possible, due to nature's "twist"!

Although my work is sometimes described as "playful and whimsical" it also has a deeper meaning to me. It reflects a great sensitivity to feelings, and echoes my respect of nature's gifts.

Education/Professional Experience

Apprenticeship in Floral Design - Basel Switzerland Swiss State Exam in Floral Design (Gewerbliche Lehrabschlusspruefung Floristin)

International Floral Design School - Skaade, Denmark

Worked in various Countries in Europe as a Floral Designer before moving to the US.

1966 New York City, Floral Designer

1968 Flower Shop Manager in the Bank of America's World Headquarters in S.F., CA  

1974 -1989 Owner/Manager of REGULA'S EUROPEAN DESIGN in San Francisco's   
          Financial District
.
1989 -Present: Relocated Retail Business to a Design Studio with a focus on Botanical
          Art Sculptures

1997-1998 Attended classes on Fiber Sculpture at College of Marin, Kentfield, CA.

Group Exhibitions

2011
Group Show, Nov/Dec. “Running Fence Recycled”,
Presbyterian Church, Sausalito  
Group Show, June/Dec. Union Bank Buildings Lobby,
350 and 400 California Street, San Francisco
Annual Bouquets to Art Exhibitions at the Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco
Group Show, Jan/Nov. 500 Howard Street Lobby, San Francisco
2010
Group Show, fiber/Dimensions, “Intersections 5”, The Presidio of San Francisco
Annual Bouquets to Art Exhibitions at the Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco
2009
"Green Dimensions" Recycle Show, Fort Mason, SF
Group Show, O'Hanlon Center Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
fiber/Dimensions, Falkirk Cultural Ctr. San Rafael, CA
Running Fence Recycled" Carmel Valley, CA

Annual Bouquets to Art Exhibition at the Fine Arts Museums, SF
2008
Group Show fiber/Dimensions "Intersections 4" The Presidio of SF
June/July Running Fence Recycled, Healdsburg,CA 
Annual Bouquets to Art Exhibition at the Fine Arts Museums SF
2007
Group Show "Running Fence Recycled" 555 California Street, Concourse Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Annual Bouquets to Art Exhibition at the Fine Arts Museums SF
2006
Group Show in August, "Running Fence Recycled" Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA
Group Show, fiber/Dimensions, "Intersections III" The Presidio of San Francisco
Annual Bouquets to Art Exhibition at the Fine Arts Museums SF
2005
Juried Group Show, Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, CA Merit Award. See picture: "Sushi on the Rocks"
Juried Group Show, Marin Society of Artists, Ross, CA
Group Show, fiber/Dimensions at the Bay Model, Sausalito, CA
Annual Bouquets to Art Exhibition at the Fine Arts Museums SF
2004
Group Show, fiber/Dimensions, "Intersections II" The Presidio of San Francisco
Annual Bouquets to Art Exhibition at the Fine Arts Museums SF
2002
Group Show, fiber/Dimensions, "Intersections" The Presidio of San Francisco
Annual Bouquets to Art Exhibition at the Fine Arts Museums SF
2000
Group Show, fiber/Dimensions, Contract Design Center, San Francisco
Annual Bouquets to Art Exhibition at the Fine Arts Museums SF
1999
Group Show, fiber/Dimensions, College Art Gallery, Kentfield, CA
Annual Bouquets to Art Exhibition at the Fine Arts Museums SF
1994
Featured Fiber Artist exhibitor in local Bay Area Designers Showcase Houses
Annual Bouquets to Art Exhibition at the Fine Arts Museums SF
1986
Annual Bouquets to Art Exhibition at the Fine Arts Museums SF

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2003 Featured Artist at 500 Howard Street, San Francisco
2001/1999 Featured Artist in the High-end Fashion Gallery CICADA, S.F., CA
1999 Featured Artist, ECCO Gallery, Westlake Village, CA

Selected Collections/Commissions

1999-Present: Eddie Saunders of Saunders Design, San Francisco
1992-2004: Represented at Robert Brian's Japanese Antique Furniture Showroom,   
         located at the San Francisco Design Center. 

Selected Publications

2006   Featured Designer in a 192 page Floral Art Book, representing "Bouquets to Art"
           Exhibitions over the last 9 years.

          "California Home&Design" Magazine. Featured Promotional Image for the
          Bouquets to Art Exhibition at the New de Young Museum

2003 "California Home & Design" Magazine, Design Achievement and  
           Excellence Award in Floral Design
2003 "Flowers&" Magazine, Feature Story about Creative Gift Wrapping
2001
"California Home & Design" Magazine, Design Achievement and  
           Excellence Award in Floral Design
2001 "Fiberarts" Magazine, Featured Image of my Fiber Sculpture Kimono
1999 "Special Event's" Magazine, First Prize: "Most Original Design Concept"
1999 "Fiberarts Design Book Six" Selected Artist
1998 "Special Event's" Magazine, First Prize: "Most Creative use of Floral"
1997 "Japanese Design" Magazine, Feature Story of my Botanical Art


Related Activities

Ongoing Hands-on instructions in "Ornamental Packaging", in "Decorative Gift Cards", as well as "Building Armatures" and in "Floral Design" if requested

Lectures to Professional Organizations

Consultations with clients and Designers to plan sculptural accents as permanent installations

Fresh signature Designs for Corporate and Private accounts

2002 Featured On-stage Program Designer, American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) Symposium, San Diego, CA (Solo Presenter for an audience of 750 people) "The Art of Creative Gift Wrapping"

1996 Guest Instructor and Exhibitor of Floral Art Sculptures, Tokyo Japan

1993 Featured On-stage Program Designer (as a Mime) AIFD Symposium, S.F., CA

1990 Co-Produced a Video "The Hand-Tied Bouquet, An Introduction"

Link: Running Fence Recycled