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BIB 11th annual exhibit – black pine

Posted in Display, Exhibits by Jonas Dupuich on January 22, 2010

Last weekend, Bay Island Bonsai held its 11th annual exhibit in Pleasanton, CA. It was a huge success. After 10 years of hosting our exhibit in Hayward, we were uncertain about switching venues. Turns out this was our top-attended event. Thanks to all who visited and all who helped.

I’ll be writing a number of posts about the exhibit, but since BIB has long been known as a black pine club, I thought I’d start with photos of a few of the black pines on display.

Slant style

Shohin black pine – semi-cascade

Slant style

Bunjin black pine

Slant style

Cork-bark black pine

Shohin black pine – slant style

Root over rock black pine – nanban pot

Slant style

Pine nebari

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  1. Mark said, on January 23, 2010 at 4:26 am

    It is great to see such clean, healthy and well designed JBP. The care reveals deep respect by the Artists. I appreciate that very much. Thank you for sharing them!
    I am curious about the description of Slant style for all but the first tree. They appear to be Informal Upright style?


  2. AlexV said, on January 23, 2010 at 7:36 am

    Thanks for posting the pics! The pines look great.

  3. xwires said, on January 23, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Thanks Mark – there’s a fine line between informal upright and slant style. I actually don’t go in for style much but chose slant simply because the apex didn’t appear “exactly” over the base of the tree. In hindsight I’d go with informal upright because that better characterizes the trees’ movement.

  4. Michelle Dougherty said, on January 25, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    I kicking myself for not driving up to see the show. LOVE the pine pictures!

    Waiting with anticipation for more. I especially appreciate seeing the complete displays – Boon is a master of the finer points of composing the complete layout. It’s very interesting to see how and which scrolls and accent pots were chosen and positioned…

  5. boon said, on January 29, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    the 4th one from the top, that bunjin was not shown. i had to take it back because there were a few trees that showed up late.
    you’ve done a great job posting these pictures.

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