Chesterfield Beautification Committee

Chesterfield, MO Bench

Beauty in Benches — Chesterfield Beautification Committee provides benches, from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Sunday, January 9, 2011). “The Chesterfield Beautification Committee recently gave three iron benches to the city for placement close to bus stops along Chesterfield Parkway… The group’s intentions were to create a colorful and functional art piece in three locations to help bring awareness of outdoor sculpture to the city, help bus patrons by providing resting places and establish a precedent for future outdoor artwork that serves Chesterfield citizens. The benches were fabricated by Trellis Art Designs… using a new design called ‘Leaves.’ The benches were painted in bright colors — lime green, robin’s-egg blue and sunshine yellow — using automotive paint for endurance and low maintenance.”
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Trophy Gardens

Local Art in the Garden, from The Gateway Gardener (July/August, 2011). Editor Robert Weaver writes, under the headline “Fancy Fences, Trellises and More!” – “Through her business Trellis Art Designs, Diane produces some of the area’s most beautiful custom-designed gates, fences, trellises, mailbox posts and wall art. Diane creates designs for stock items, and works with clients to create custom-designed items for their gardens and homes.”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Great Garden Contest was a popular, annual competition organized by the now-retired garden editor, Becky Homan. Top winners got “a lofty prize of $1,000 in garden-center gift certificates for first place, and… the plaque (pictured, below left), created for the contest by artist Diane Sauer of Trellis Art Designs.”

Markers for Award Winning Gardens

Above: A trophy garden marker for Great Garden Contest winners was a Trellis Art Designs’ innovation which later became popular as gift for homeowners and institutions making their gardens available for gardens tours. We’ve made garden markers for the Secret Gardens of Webster Groves, the Garden Club of Jackson, the American Hemerocallis Society and others.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

DIANE SAUER’S TRELLIS ART IS SOMETHING SPECIAL TO GROW ON, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Thursday, March 21, 2002). “I think this two-dimensional, somewhat three-dimensional medium is perfect for fences,” Sauer says, leafing through a catalog that she’s putting together – “I like that it is both artistic and functional, that you can bring beauty to something so functional.”