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Presentation => Bonsai Shows Discussion => Topic started by: Jay on April 19, 2014, 06:46 AM

Title: Mid Atlantic Bonsai Societies Show
Post by: Jay on April 19, 2014, 06:46 AM
Next weekend is the MidAtlantic. I will be in the area this year, so I plan on stopping by on Saturday. The vending area is always a good visit. There are many top vendors there, Bill Valavanis is just one. I plan on shopping and visiting with old friends. Looking at the trees in the display area and just enjoying the day.
Should I be on the look out for anyone?
Ramada Inn in East Hanover NJ. The entry fee is a bit high,$20 a day but.... I'll be there.
Jay
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Bonsai Societies Show
Post by: William N. Valavanis on April 19, 2014, 07:05 AM
Jay,

I look forward to seeing you again next weekend!

Bill
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Bonsai Societies Show
Post by: Owen Reich on April 19, 2014, 07:47 AM
I'll be there as well  :). 
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Bonsai Societies Show
Post by: John Kirby on April 19, 2014, 12:19 PM
Me three! Will be bringing a tree as well.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Bonsai Societies Show
Post by: Jay on April 19, 2014, 05:49 PM
Look forward to seeing both Bill and John.... And meeting Owen.
Have always enjoyed MABS I'm sure it will be a worthwhile day for me.
Jay
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Bonsai Societies Show
Post by: Jay on April 22, 2014, 09:41 AM
I'm leaving on a road trip to Cape Cod on the way to MABS. May not get a chance to write again before I go.
If anyone is looking to say hello, I'll try and wear a red baseball style cap with GERMANY in yellow letters..

See you all there
Jay
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Bonsai Societies Show
Post by: Owen Reich on April 22, 2014, 05:37 PM
I'll be the really tired guy who just drove 13 hours  ;D.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Bonsai Societies Show
Post by: Jay on April 29, 2014, 03:09 PM
Well, I thought one of the members of the MABS clubs would post... if they don't I have some pictures I'll get up in the next few days.
This was not the best show for vendor area. The display trees were nice.
J
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Bonsai Societies Show
Post by: Jay on April 30, 2014, 10:47 AM
Some pictures from MABS. These were trees I enjoyed no particular order or reason.
first picture Azalea
next Larch
Next Japanese Black Pine
last Korean Hornbeam

more coming
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Bonsai Societies Show
Post by: Jay on April 30, 2014, 10:49 AM
Three more
Korean Hornbeam
Azalea
Common Juniper
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Bonsai Societies Show
Post by: Jay on April 30, 2014, 10:56 AM
And as I said, I was not impressed with the vendor area. I did meet a potter I may have build me a pot. But all in all a very ordinary group of vendors. Within my ability to purchase (price) I did not see anything that interested me. I was there first thing Saturday AM. I did see a few trees marked sold that may have interested me.

On the way back to where I was staying I stopped at a little Bonsai shop run by a Korean Family. They have been there for more than fifteen years (well that is what I remember).

Picked up a Korean Hornbeam in a 5 gallon tub. When I got it out of the dirt (it wasn't soil) I found a mess of large roots. repotted it after removing some of these oversized roots. If it wasn't a buy I would have been upset. oh well...
here are two not so great pictures. One as purchased and the other after potting.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Bonsai Societies Show
Post by: John Kirby on April 30, 2014, 06:49 PM
Hi Jay,
The Black Pine is mine and was judged by the program artists  to be "Best in Show". Was good to see you on Saturday.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Bonsai Societies Show
Post by: Brian Van Fleet on April 30, 2014, 10:25 PM
Nice pine John...pot too, old Chinese?
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Bonsai Societies Show
Post by: Owen Reich on April 30, 2014, 10:39 PM
I thought the vendor area was nice.  Lots of different container makers and a number of harder to find hard goods available.  I did a critique of the show there and I thought the club displays were pretty darn diverse.  If you got a photo of the Hinoki Jay, please post it.  That cascade J. communis was pretty darn cool with the stone accent filled with water.  There were other nice displays there too.  The thoughts for good displays were there.  All the variables (stand color and size / container selection / kusamono design) were not always cohesive.  But, I thought all in all the displays were nice.  Most of the trees were healthy and the timing here is basically "waking up" time.  A show worth attending for sure in the future.

Takashi Iura (Japan) and Corin Tomlinson (UK), and Suthin Sukosolvisit (USA) did a great job with their demonstrations.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Bonsai Societies Show
Post by: Judy on May 01, 2014, 06:43 AM
Thanks for the pics Jay, do you have any more?  And congrats John, do you have a better photo of the pine? 
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Bonsai Societies Show
Post by: John Kirby on May 02, 2014, 09:12 PM
Here it is back in its mid. 60's Tokoname Dragon Pot. The display was hood, I had a leg issue on an antique Japanese stand while loading up. 17" pot, need an intermediate size stand, I have two, so I used a stand that was too short, buy it looked OK. Have to thank Boon and John Romano for the lively and enjoyable conversation as we tried out pots for the show. It was in a middle crossing Chinese oval with great patina.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Bonsai Societies Show
Post by: Brian Van Fleet on May 02, 2014, 09:48 PM
Plenty of character in that first branch!
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Bonsai Societies Show
Post by: Judy on May 03, 2014, 08:13 AM
The authenticity of the accent chair really sets off the whole display!

Love the low branch, and how it twists toward the front. 
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Bonsai Societies Show
Post by: Jay on May 03, 2014, 11:47 AM
Owen and Judy, I apologies for not replying to your earlier posts. Been extremely busy, hope to reply in the next day or two
J
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Bonsai Societies Show
Post by: Sorce on May 05, 2014, 06:54 AM
Judy, I agree. The flannel gives it a GREAT impreasion of age!

Nice tree.
Title: Re: Mid Atlantic Bonsai Societies Show
Post by: Jay on May 11, 2014, 07:55 PM
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Things have been wild here. Had/Having some computer issues non earth shacking but still...

As for the additional pictures, sorry not going to happen. read above. Although only days have past it seems like a long long time. It was enjoyable and I enjoyed re-kindling some old friendships... if only for the day.
J