Bay Island Bonsai members were happy to entertain a visiting bonsai professional from Japan at their recent exhibit. Akio Kondo was in Northern California to visit the exhibit, to work on client trees, and to teach. While at the exhibit, Kondo selected a tree for a new award, the Akio Kondo Bonsai Award. The winning […]
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Members’ Choice Awards
Bay Island Bonsai held their 12th annual exhibit last weekend at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. The show was a big success, drawing several hundred bonsai enthusiasts from around the country. Each year a handful of trees receive Members’ Choice Awards. Here are the 2011 winners. Ogata (large) conifer bonsai – Western juniper Ogata deciduous or […]
Play of light
Sunlight coming through the windows at Bay Island Bonsai’s recent exhibit created some interesting shadows. Pine with second thoughts about becoming a Western juniper Spruce joining California juniper and Beech in spirit More photos from the exhibit coming soon!
Twelve years later
Bay Island Bonsai’s 12th annual Exhibit of Fine Bonsai will be held this coming weekend, January 15th and 16th, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. The exhibit will feature hands-on demonstrations, an expanded vendor area, an auction of high-quality trees, and nearly 100 formally displayed bonsai. Chinese Elm from BIB’s 2010 Exhibit This year’s exhibit also […]
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 display Another suiseki display featured a large scroll and accent plant. Suiseki display The […]