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Bay Island Bonsai 2010
« on: January 19, 2010, 01:18 PM »
We have our show on Jan 16-17 at Alameda Fairground in Pleasanton.
here are some pictures.  i will post when the time allowed.
the first is the display of a california juniper.  it was the last tree that i collected from my first trip ???
now, it has a new owner, Peter Tea.  He is very talented young artist.

the next one is a bird nest spruce.  it was from Mas Imazumi collection.  one of BIB member own it since 2005.  we repotted it every other year in the beginning.  but now it is so healthy.  we have to repot it every year.  it is displayed in a chinese antique pot and chinese antique stand
 

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Re: Bay Island Bonsai 2010
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2010, 04:31 PM »
cork bark black pine Jonas D collection.  he has done a great job bringing  back to heath, get it more compact and reduce the size of the needles.

Shimpaku from Jim Gremel collection.  it won grand prize at the first national exhibit in New York

juniper occidentalis 4 years in trainging.  collected 5 years ago.

an old locally grown jbp over pumice rock.  Rick T bought from auction.  it was weak and leggy.  now it is healthy and compact.
 

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Re: Bay Island Bonsai 2010
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2010, 06:25 PM »
Boon,

Looks like another great show!  I can't wait for the book!

How did everyone like the new venue?
 

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Re: Bay Island Bonsai 2010
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2010, 10:33 PM »
some said it is hard to find the building.  some said it is easy.
All of them like larger space.  they can stand back and look at the trees.
we missed you.
 

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Re: Bay Island Bonsai 2010
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2010, 08:55 AM »
Thanks Boon.  I'll definitely try to make it next year.
 

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Re: Bay Island Bonsai 2010
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2010, 02:24 PM »
It was a fantastic show. The extra square footage also allowed tandem loading/unloading of trucks, and while I wasn't there for setup, I've never seen this show come down so quickly! The light was better (it'll never be perfect until someone builds specifically for a bonsai show, I suppose), and all in all I think it was a very positive thing.

Great show, Boon! Thanks for everything!

Chris
 

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Re: Bay Island Bonsai 2010
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2010, 04:12 AM »
Chris,
it was good to be able to get the truck close to the exhibit area.  that helped a lot.
it was good to have you here.

here are more pictures
sierra juniper collected 10 years ago. we start training it 4 years ago. chinese pot ** members choice award large conifer **
display with full moon maple. chinese antique pot.


native hawthorn pot -japanese display with japanese five needle pine 'myojo' pot - yamaaki

japanese beech grove pot japanese

hinoki cypress-**members choice award-medium conifer** - pot -yamaaki
 

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Re: Bay Island Bonsai 2010
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2010, 06:23 PM »
The pictures look great.  I can't wait to see the book when it is done!

Alex
 

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Re: Bay Island Bonsai 2010
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2010, 07:29 PM »
Boon, I was commissioned to build a stand for the Beech grove. I have always had problems with tables for group/forest plantings. This table seems adaquate for the group, but the legs are wrong.

Do you have an opinion on how group/forest/groves should be displayed?
 

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Re: Bay Island Bonsai 2010
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2010, 10:05 AM »
Do you have an opinion on how group/forest/groves should be displayed?

Good question.  Thoughts?
 

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Re: Bay Island Bonsai 2010
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2010, 11:24 AM »
I like the display here, http://www.bonsaiboon.com/images/photos/bib/2007/bib_exhibit_2007.html (photo 102).  Simple, elegant, and separates the trees well in height.  Something like that might work, no?