2001 east west orchid show

OSSC's display at the 2001 East West Orchid Show, held at the New Otani Hotel & Garden in the Little Tokyo section of downtown Los Angeles, won an unprecedented number of awards, both for the display and the plants therein.  The show ran from Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21, and attracted thousands of orchid lovers from the Los Angeles area.

Click to see large version of 2001 OSSC East-West Orchid Show DisplayThis year's theme was "Orchid Trek", and OSSC's entry conjured up the feeling of a South American seaport at the end of an orchid-gathering trek, with a galleon laden with orchids and a dock full of crates bulging with more orchids ready to ship back to the orchid houses of mid-19th Century England.

Click here for more pictures.  Click here for the list of volunteers that created the display.


Incorporating over 150 blooming orchids, the OSSC display won the following awards:

  • American Orchid Society Show Trophy for the Most Outstanding Orchid Exhibit
  • L.A. Times Award for Best Theme of Show
  • Orchid Digest Show Trophy for Best Display
  • East West Hotel Award for Best Display of Show
  • Cymbidium Society of America Award for Best Paphiopedilum Display
  • Southland Orchid Show Silver Medal for Best Display over 50 Square Feet

In addition, the plants displayed within OSSC's entry won numerous awards:

Bryce Canyon ‘Splendiferous’  Best Cattleya of Show Dan Dickey
Den. Banyan Pink ‘Taida’ Best Dendrobium of Show Dan Dickey
Aerides lawrenceae AM/AOS (84 pt) Orchids Only
Paph. Paul Parks ‘Great Lengths’ AM/AOS (82 pt), First in Class, Second in Section Paphanatics UnLtd.
Paph. mastersianum ‘Green Note’ HCC/AOS (79 pt), Second Paphanatics UnLtd.
Paph. Mystic Knight ‘Silver Lightening’ Bronze/CSA, First Paphanatics UnLtd.
Paph. unreg. (‘Vini Peacock’) Bronze/CSA, Second Paphanatics UnLtd.
Angreacum eichlerienum First Steve Myers
C. aclandiae First/first Alfred Hockenmaier
Den. phalaenopsis First Dan Dickey
Dtps. Kiska ‘Bonnie Vasques’ First Steve Myers
Dtps. Maureen Minnick ‘Zumita’ First Zuma Canyon Orchids
Dtps. unreg. (Malibu Theme ‘Zuma Beach’ x P. Coastal Beauty ‘Malibu’) First Zuma Canyon Orchids
Onc. forbesii ‘Lucy’ First Dan Dickey
Paph. King Aurthur First Orchids Only
Paph. French Can-can ‘Nana’ First Dan Dickey
Paph. maudiae ‘The Queen’ First Steve Myers
Paph. Raisin Jack First Orchids Only
Phal. Be Tris ‘Zuma Nova #2' First Zuma Canyon Orchids
Phal. unreg. (Carmela’s Brite Lites ‘Inferno’ x Brother ‘Rov’) First Zuma Canyon Orchids
Tolumnia Golden Sunset ‘Waiomao’ First Alfred Hockenmaier
Den. (Snow Elf x Candy Stripe) Second Dan Dickey
Dtps. Malibu Leopard Second Zuma Canyon Orchids
Lc. Love Knot Second Dan Dickey
Paph. Virtuous ‘Linda’ Second Orchids Only
Paph. unreg. (Oriental Enchantment x fairieanum) Second Orchids Only
Phrag. Lutz Rolke ‘Orchids Only’ Second Orchids Only
Phrag. schlimii Second Orchids Only
Blc. Mac Holmes ‘Ray’ Third Dan Dickey
Paph. Jupiter (hookerae x rothschlidianum) Third Orchids Only
Phrag. Lutz Rolke Third Orchids Only
Phrag. (Alwine album x Alma Gavaert album) Third Orchids Only


OSSC's success was the result of many hours of dedicated work by the following members:

Principal Coordinators
  • Alberto Ossa (display construction)
  • Alfred Hockenmaier (plant and volunteer coordination)
  • Dan Dickey (plant display)
Display Construction Team (In Alphabetic Order)
  • Susan Aqui
  • Ted Augustyn
  • David Dassey
  • Dan Dickey
  • Astrid Ferency
  • Norm Franzie
  • Lumi Guy
  • Joe Herbert
  • Alfred Hockenmaier
  • Derek M. Kemp
  • Estee Magid
  • Jan-Olof Olsson
  • Gordon Quan
  • Ray Rennebaum
  • Susan Roberts
  • Herb Rohwer
  • Harry Sinanian
  • Ron Smith
  • Harlan Spatz
  • Robert Van Meter
Plants Supplied By (In Alphabetic Order)
  • Ted Augustyn
  • Linda Cadwallader (Orchids Only)
  • Dan Dickey
  • Dr. Harold Koopowitz (Paphanatics UnLtd.)
  • Dr. Norito Hasegawa (Paphanatics UnLtd.)
  • Alfred Hockenmaier
  • Steve Myers
  • Ron Smith
  • Diola Snell
  • George Vasquez (Zuma Canyon Orchids)
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