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San Francisco Suiseki Kai – 30th annual exhibit

Posted in Exhibits by Jonas Dupuich on August 16, 2011

San Francisco Suiseki Kai – 30th annual exhibit

The San Francisco Suiseki Kai recently held their 30th annual exhibit. It was my first visit to their event, and I was glad I had the opportunity to attend. Here is a selection of the stones on display.

Suiseki

Suiseki

Water stone

Tamari (Shuhbo) – Eel River

Yamagata - Little Truckee

Yamagata – Little Truckee

To-yamgata (soshun) - Klamath River

To-yamgata (Soshun) – Klamath River

Hut stone

Hut stone

Klamath River

Klamath River stone

Klamath River

Klamath River stone

Eel River

Eel River stone

Eel River

Eel River stone

Suiseki

Suiseki

Klamath River

Klamath River stone

Big Bend, TX

Stone from Big Bend, TX

Eel River

Eel River stone

Eel River

Eel River stone

Eel River

Eel River stone

“Klamath Forest” – Black Butte Lake

Yamagata (matsuyuki) - Klamath River

Yamagata (Matsuyuki) – Klamath River

Iwagata - Eel River

Iwagata – Eel River

Iwagata - Eel River

Iwagata – Eel River

Suiseki

Suiseki

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More from GSBF Convention Exhibit

Posted in Display, Exhibits by Jonas Dupuich on November 12, 2010

More from GSBF Convention Exhibit

The GSBF XXXIII Convention Exhibit included more stones than bonsai. The two ends of the exhibit hall were devoted to suiseki, and some of the stones were displayed in more formal arrangements. The composition below was created by Mas Nakajima.

Suiseki

Suiseki display

Another suiseki display featured a large scroll and accent plant.

Suiseki display

The remainder of the suiseki were displayed along the walls of the exhibit room.

Suiseki

Suiseki

Suiseki

Suiseki

Suiseki

Suiseki

Suiseki

Suiseki

Suiseki

Suiseki

In looking over my photos from the exhibit, one display caught my attention – the shimpaku-olive display below. While both are outstanding trees with very different characters, they happen to be very similar in height. Is this an issue here?

Shimpaku, Olive

Shimpaku and olive

Shimpaku

Shimpaku – interior

Olive

The exhibit also contained some great accents. One of my favorites hinted at the season.

Accent

Accent

Even the mini-slab on which the accent sits is well done – one of many details that helped make this such an enjoyable exhibit.

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Suiseki on display

Posted in Exhibits by Jonas Dupuich on June 18, 2010

Suiseki on display

Here are some more photographs from the California Suiseki Society’s 15th Annual Show.

Coastal – Italy

Figure stone – Northern California

Mountain – Northern California

Mountain – Northern California

Coastal – Northern California

Doha – Japan

Doha – Japan

Mountain – Northern California

Meditation stone

Meditation stone

Meditation stone

Mountain range – Northern California

Dobutsu-seki – Mendocino, California

Waterfall – Northern California

Kinzan-seki – Northern California

Mountain range – Northern California

Mountain range – Northern California

Distant mountain – Northern California

Mountain – Northern California

Mountain – Northern California

Tropical island – Northern California

Mizukagami – Northern California

Mizukagami – Northern California

Kisogawa – Northern California

Kisogawa detail – Northern California

See more suiseki from this show.

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California Suiseki Society 15th Annual Show

Posted in Exhibits by Jonas Dupuich on June 15, 2010

California Suiseki Society 15th Annual Show

The California Suiseki Society held its 15th Annual Show at the Lakeside Garden Center in Oakland, California on June 12-13, 2010. Typically members display stones new to their collections – this year President & Founder Felix Rivera encouraged members to display their very best stones. The result was a wonderful collection of close to 100 suiseki.

Most of the stones on display were “mountain stones” from Northern California. I was a bit surprised by this – either most engaging stones in California make good representations of mountains, or the mountain style speaks to members. A core of over a dozen are from the Bay Area – most of the rest are located across the country. Worldwide, the active membership is about 50.

I was also surprised by the diversity of rock geology. Northern California is clearly home to diverse collections of rock making it a great place for collecting.

Here’s a sampling of the suiseki on display. I’ll post more later this week.

Mountain & arch stone – Northern California

Mountain – Northern California

Mountain – Northern California

Near mountain – Northern California

Mountain – Northern California

Waterfall – Northern California

Distant mountain – Northern California

Waterfall – Northern California

Mountain – Northern California

Mountain – Northern California

Lake – Northern California

Mountain range – Northern California

Nearby mountain – Northern California

Island – Northern California

Island detail – Northern California

Mountain – Northern California

Plateau – Northern California

Waterfall – Northern California

Distant mountain – Northern California

Mountain – Northern California

Mountain – Northern California

Mountain – Northern California

Kinzan-seki – Northern California

Mountain – Northern California

Distant mountain with river – Northern California

Mountain – Northern California

Mountain range – Northern California

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