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Presentation => Bonsai Shows Discussion => Topic started by: Jay on March 20, 2013, 08:38 PM

Title: MABS
Post by: Jay on March 20, 2013, 08:38 PM
In a month the Mid Atlantic Bonsai Societies , MABS, will hold their yearly event. This year it is in Harrisburg Pa. From April 19 through 21.
I plan on being in the area and attending  Saturday (I will not be there for the dinner).
Are there any other forum members planning on attending?

Two of the vendors are our own Bill Valavanis And Dale Cochoy

Sooooo, are you going?

Jay
Title: Re: MABS
Post by: John Kirby on March 20, 2013, 08:44 PM
I will be there representing the Hartford club.
Title: Re: MABS
Post by: Jay on March 21, 2013, 07:10 AM
Great! Looking forward to seeing you again.
So, has your club picked it's trees yet, and are any of them yours?
I'd love to see that lovely little Red Pine of yours again.
Jay
Title: Re: MABS
Post by: John Kirby on March 21, 2013, 07:46 AM
Jay, no the meeting got cancelled for snow. I won't have any trees in the show, we are a bit overpacked due to the collapse of our conifer house this winter. A few of the trees I would have shown had mind damage, but a year or two and they will be fine.

The red pine is in California, it may be put forward for Portland in October, we will see.

See you in a few weeks.
Title: Re: MABS
Post by: Jay on March 21, 2013, 07:50 AM
John... understandable. Look forward to seeing you, and any others that I know.
Jay
Title: Re: MABS
Post by: Owen Reich on March 21, 2013, 09:43 AM
I'll be in the area.  Trying to get over for the first day if possible.
Title: Re: MABS
Post by: bigDave on March 21, 2013, 08:02 PM
  A few of the trees I would have shown had mind damage,  ...

Howd that happen, full contact tackle bonsaiball

 ;)
Title: Re: MABS
Post by: John Kirby on March 21, 2013, 08:18 PM
We had 3+ feet of snow in less than 18 hours. I was down with a serious respiratory illness. We couldn't keep up and the weight of snow crushed the metal structure and wood bracing. Broke trunks, branches and a few Yamaaki pots. So while humorous to those in San Diego, was tough here. Mind should have been minor without auto correct.
Title: Re: MABS
Post by: Jay on March 21, 2013, 09:01 PM
John... I understand. Life in the northeast has it challenges but I've yet to see a Larch come out of Southern California ....
The storms this winter have damaged many a grower. Hope you and your trees recover quickly.
Jay
Title: Re: MABS
Post by: reddog on March 21, 2013, 09:17 PM
Jay, no the meeting got cancelled for snow. I won't have any trees in the show, we are a bit overpacked due to the collapse of our conifer house this winter. A few of the trees I would have shown had mind damage, but a year or two and they will be fine.

The red pine is in California, it may be put forward for Portland in October, we will see.

See you in a few weeks.

Nice to see that you may be putting your red pine in the Artisans Cup in October.  You had mentioned earlier that because you were not Japanese trained you were not going to enter a tree.  Not sure what that had to do with it but I'm glad you are thinking about sending a tree to Portland.
Title: Re: MABS
Post by: Adair M on March 21, 2013, 09:22 PM
Oh my goodness!

 John, I hope you completely recover from your illness.  The trees can't recover unless you do first.  Take care of yourself.

- Adair


Title: Re: MABS
Post by: Judy on March 22, 2013, 07:47 AM
That photo says it all.  Wishing you a speedy recovery, and the trees as well.
Title: Re: MABS
Post by: rockm on March 22, 2013, 01:24 PM
John,

Get well soon. God forbid we get that much snow. We had five feet three winters ago. I worried about the roof on the house collapsing--building codes down here don't take that much snow load into account.

God speed your recovery and rebuilding.
Title: Re: MABS
Post by: Chrisl on March 24, 2013, 01:38 PM
Sorry for your losses John!  Hope you're feeling better!!  I can relate, I just got out last night from a week in the hospital for a
really bad case of viral gastroenteritis. I was really sick, yuck!  But, I couldn't open my overwintering house during the daytime, so everything is blooming and it's 35F out. (Plus the 2 immed. prior wks away on vacation of the same conditions).  Exciting times lol  Your house pic looks like it made things even more stressful for you, my best out to ya bud.
Chris
Title: Re: MABS
Post by: Owen Reich on March 24, 2013, 05:01 PM
Lete know I you need a hand John.  I'll be at the show and in the area to work at Bill's 40 Anniversary event on the 23rd.  Come one come all  ;D.
Title: Re: MABS
Post by: Don Blackmond on March 24, 2013, 05:18 PM
We had 3+ feet of snow in less than 18 hours. I was down with a serious respiratory illness. We couldn't keep up and the weight of snow crushed the metal structure and wood bracing. Broke trunks, branches and a few Yamaaki pots. So while humorous to those in San Diego, was tough here. Mind should have been minor without auto correct.

That looks disheartening.  Sorry to hear about your illness and your damage.

Best of luck.
Title: Re: MABS
Post by: Jay on April 12, 2013, 11:42 AM
Thought I'd give this thread a bump. In seven days the MABS show starts, as I've stated before I'll be there for most of Saturday. I will look forward to seeing John, and Owen if you can make it.

Soo, are there any others planning on attending?
I'll be in the vendor area as well as checking out the trees on display.....

Jay
Title: Re: MABS
Post by: DougDT on April 12, 2013, 09:54 PM
Ths lurker will be there, busy goofball trying to help the artists.
Showing a Crab Apple and Red Cedar.
To bad Crab will not be flowering yet.
Title: Re: MABS
Post by: Owen Reich on April 13, 2013, 05:33 AM
Looking forward to the show.  That, and heckling Peter Warren....  ;D
Title: Re: MABS
Post by: Jay on April 15, 2013, 02:24 PM
OK... for those who do come I thought you might want to know what I look like...in case you want to say hello.
I am tall about 6' 3" with a full very gray beard and I wear glasses. I will have a baseball style cap on.
With a little luck a picture is attached.
Jay
Title: Re: MABS
Post by: Owen Reich on April 21, 2013, 02:19 AM
Great show.  Great vendors and auction.  ;D  The last of Nick Lenz's pots are on sale here and I got a few nice ones.

If you are within striking distance, it's worth coming to see the exhibition and vendors for sure.  Minoru Akiyama, Ryan Neil, and Peter Warren have put on some great demos, workshops, and presentations.  I had the honor of translating for Akiyama-san during his critique of the exhibition.  Having studied Keido (the art of display) at Shunka-en gave him a great deal of experience in this aspect of bonsai.
Title: Re: MABS
Post by: MatsuBonsai on April 21, 2013, 08:58 PM
Pics or it didn't happen.  ;)
Title: Re: MABS
Post by: William N. Valavanis on April 22, 2013, 04:18 PM
Here are some photos of the event:

http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t13244-2013-mid-atlantic-spring-festival-exhibit (http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t13244-2013-mid-atlantic-spring-festival-exhibit)
Title: Re: MABS
Post by: Owen Reich on April 22, 2013, 04:22 PM
Bill Valavanis took some photos of the show.  I just hassled him to post some.  His garden is just waking up as am I after the show and it was 27 here last night....
Title: Re: MABS
Post by: Jay on April 23, 2013, 09:21 AM
I am home after a week away. I checked and see that Owen has linked to Bills pictures of the Professional Exhibit, there were 16 at this exhibit and all were wonderful trees, I especially enjoyed Bill's Quince, Marty Schmalenberg's Cork-bark Elm and Jim Doyle's Japanese Maple.

In the regular Exhibit, I really like two forests: Hank Gross' Larch and Robert Neems Black Hills Spruce. Both of which I have attached pictures. Hank moved from Vermont and I am very familiar with his Larch, this isn't the only nice tree. There are 10 clubs I believe that make up the Mid Atlantic and each club choose up to 3 trees to be in the exhibit. In total there were 27 trees presented.

I greatly enjoyed the trees. The Vendor area was a good place to stop and see old friends and buy material. I was happy to see John Kirby but regret not having the time to sit and chat. wish I ran into others but perhaps another time.