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Welcome to the Lone Star African Violet Council

The Lone Star African Violet Council (LSAVC) is an association of individuals with an interest in African Violets. LSAVC was founded in 1975 and is a resource for African Violet enthusiasts across the state of Texas. Members of LSAVC, including local African Violet Societies and individuals, are interested in sharing information about the culture of African Violets and other gesneriads. LSAVC members work to stimulate interest in African violets by providing educational activities and judged African violet shows in communities statewide.



Lone Star 2018 Convention and Show

"Violets Without Borders"

Inn of the Hills, Kerrville, TX
Nov 1-3, 2018

The First Austin African Violet Society and the Central Texas Judges Council are joining forces to host the LSAVC 2018 Convention. 


The beautiful "Inn of The Hills"

Our Convention Registration is now open online!!!   After you register online an email acknowledgment will be sent to you.   A detailed paid convention invoice will  follow from  Convention Registration Chair Sarah Warhaftig within a day or two.  Payment types accepted are Paypal as well as Visa/MC.  Register online from the following link:



Hotel Registration

Please use the following info to reserve your hotel room at the Inn of The Hills:

If traveling to convention by plane, the closest major airport is the San Antonio International airport, which is 66 miles from the convention hotel (via I-10).  The drive from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is 109 miles.

Event Schedule

The event schedule has details of entries, judging and showroom hours.  In addition, the event schedule has the time and topics for the presentations, banquet and other important convention detail.  

Show Schedule

To exhibit in the LSAVC show, you must register for convention and be a member of LSAVC or a member of a Texas Affiliate Club.   The Final and Approved Show Schedule:

Volunteer or Donate

Convention and Show Chairs


Designer Reminders!

  • Design reservations due Oct. 22
  • Don’t let this year’s convention logo lead you astray – see convention show schedule rule 38 (no US flags, state flags or national flags allowed in design exhibits)
  • Please be gentle with the design niches and only use removable glue dots, tape, etc. when attaching to the niches
  • All entries must be in the showroom by 8:00pm on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018


Here is the exciting lineup of convention presentations you will not want to miss:


Anticipated vendors this year:

  • Glenda’s House of Violets
  • Hill Country African Violets & Nursery
  • Jo’S Violets
  • Steven’s Plant Shop
  • Guest Vendor – Pat Hancock



Watch  this page as additional information related to the 2018 convention becomes available.

See you in Kerrville!

Penny Smith-Kerker
Irene Harney


Lone Star 2017 Convention and Show Results



The complete text listing of Convention results is here:  ​LSAVC 2017 Convention Awards
Also on the Houston 2017 Convention pages is a nice photo album by Candace representing the top awards
Credits: All photos below by Candace Baldwin


Lonestar 2017 Honors Table (photo by C Baldwin)

Best in Show Buckeye Nostalgia Won by: Wayne Geeslin from Sugar Land, TX 


Best in Design "Swimming With The Dolphins" Won by: Vickie Crider from Humble,TX