Instructor Celeste Johnston


  • 2 yrs Horticulture and flower design  Nova
  • Corcoran College of Art and Design.  Certified in Botanical Art and Illustration


On going education  

  • US Botanical gardens
  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
  • Corcoran College at GW University
  • Studies Abroad  Master classes in Italy, Scotland and Portugal


Work History 

  • Kenmore
  • James Monroe Library
  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, (past)
  • Westmoreland County Museum
  • Tappahannock Art Gallery
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Art ( currently)



  • 1st President of 5 Rivers Spinners and Weavers
  • Century Gallery
  • Craft director,  Metropolitan Richmond Artist Ass. exhibitions chair
  • Founding member of Central Va Botanical Artists
  • Council Member VMFA
  • Board member Westmoreland Museum
  • Westmoreland Garden Club Exhibits Chair