GSBF Upcoming Events






2018



April 4 - 8, 2018 Daly City, California
Bonsai Society of San Francisco Bonsai Exhibit at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show, Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Avenue. Show hours are 10 AM - 7 PM Wednesday thru Saturday, and 10 AM - 6 PM on Sunday. There will be demonstrations daily and sales of bonsai trees, pots, and other bonsai-related items by the club. For more information contact Bernard Marque at imarque@yahoo.com, or see show website http://www.sfgardenshow.com/the-show.




April 14 - 15, 2018 Sacramento, California
American Bonsai Association, Sacramento: Annual Spring Show at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center in McKinley Park, 3330 McKinley Blvd. Show hours are 10 AM - 4 PM with demonstrations by Peter Tea at 1:30 PM both days and a hands-on beginner workshop Sunday morning from 10 AM – 12 PM. There is a large member and vendor sales area, plenty of free parking and admission. A benefit drawing follows the demonstration each day and will include that day’s demonstration tree and many bonsai and bonsai related items. For additional information call Renee Seely (916) 929-2106 or email breadcrust@comcast.net , or visit our website http://abasbonsai.org.




April 14 - 15, 2018 Santa Cruz, California
Santa Cruz Bonsai Kai: 30th Annual Bonsai Show at the Museum of Art & History, 705 Front Street. Show hours are from 10 AM - 5 PM with demonstration at 2 PM both days. Saturday’s demonstrator is Jonas Dupuich and Sunday’s is yet to be determined. Demonstration tree and trees prepared by club members will be part of the raffle after each day's demonstration. Sales area will include quality vendor and member trees, pots, and other related bonsai items. In addition, enjoy the Watsonville Taiko Drummers, a Martial Arts demonstration, and other Japanese cultural events in the recently revitalized Abbott Square next to the Museum. Admission price is $5.00 for both the Museum and the Bonsai Show. For more information, contact Ed Lambing at edinbonnydoon@comcast.net.



April 14 – 15 San Jose, California

San Jose Betsuin Bonsai Club: 47th annual spring Exhibit at San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, 640 North Fifth Street. Show hours are Noon – 5 PM Saturday and Sunday Noon – 4 PM with demonstrations at 1 PM both days demo tree will be part of raffle. Also, sales of plants and pots by the club.

The following vendors will be in attendance: David and June Nygen will be coming up from Southern California and will have Tools, wire, and lots of soil, and pots. David Goscinski with Shohin Bonsai will be coming down from Sacramento and will have very small Shoin bonsais, small wood carvings, Suiseki plus other tiny cool stuff. Bonsai Fusion will also be there with small pots and Bonsai rose trees, Tea Bowls and Flower Vases.
For more information contact Jim Urhausen (408) 275-8059





April 15, 2018 Fresno, California
GSBF Clark Bonsai Collection at Shinzen: Köen-Nai No Bonsai, Bonsai in the Park, 7775 North Friant Road. We have planned a new event style this year. Join us for an afternoon BBQ on Friday and a full day of bonsai on Saturday.



April 15, 2018 Fresno, California
The Köen-Nai No Bonsai, Bonsai in the Park, will be a single day event within the Shinzen Japanese Garden in Woodward Park. The activities will include the Annual Toko-Kazari Tokonoma Display Competition, a huge silent auction of bonsai and related items, two bonsai exhibitions including a show devoted to the trees of Ray Thieme, a plant sale and curator guided tours of the garden. The Köen-Nai will be held concurrently with the Shinzen Spring Multicultural Festival, featuring food, music and dancing from throughout our diverse valley. Parking is $5.



April 21, 2018 Modesto, California
Modesto Bonsai Club: 36th Annual Show at the Clarion Inn, 1612 Sisk Rd. Show hours are 10 AM – 4 PM with demonstration by Bonsai artist Sam Adina at 1 PM. Free admission, open to the public. Exhibit, multiple raffles, and sales of trees, pots and other related items.




April 21 – 22, 2018 Palo Alto, California

Kusamura Bonsai Club: 58th Annual Show, Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road. Show hours are Noon – 5 PM Saturday, and 11 AM - 5 PM Sunday with demonstrations at 1:30 PM each day. Saturday's demonstration by Darren and Laura Wong (Soh-Ju-En Satsuki Bonsai) and Sunday's demonstration by club members. Free admission and kids corner. Bonsai trees, pots, and other bonsai-related items will be for sale. For more information contact Charlene Fischer at charlenerae@mac.com or visit www.kusamurabonsai.org.




April 28 - 29, 2018 San Diego, California
San Diego Bonsai Club: Spring Show at the Casa Del Prado, Room 101, Balboa Park. Show hours are 10 AM – 5 PM with demonstrations at 11 AM and 1 PM both days. Free admission; there will be Bonsai plants, Bonsai Pots for sale, as well as other bonsai-related items. For more information visit www.sandiegobonsaiclub.com, or contact Abe Far 619-384-0004





April 29, 2018 Watsonville, California
Watsonville Bonsai Club: 45th Annual Bonsai Exhibit held at the Watsonville Buddhist Temple, 423 Bridge St. Show hours are 10 AM - 4 PM, with a demonstration by award winning Bonsai Master Katsumi Kinoshita at 1:30 PM. Over 50 outstanding bonsai, large and small, young and old, will be on display. A raffle of bonsai items, plants and the demo tree will follow. Tea & cookies will be served. Plenty of parking for vehicles of all sizes; even for group outings. A vendor will be available to sate your plant appetite for bonsai or otherwise. For more information contact Michael Anderson at (831) 247 - 9028 or margiesmemories@aol.com





May 4 - 5, 2018 Sacramento, California

Sacramento Bonsai Club: 72nd Annual Show Buddhist Church of Sacramento, 2401 Riverside Blvd. Show hours are Noon - 5 pm , Saturday and 10 am - 4 pm Sunday with demonstrations at 2 pm by Bonsai artist Sam Adina both days, followed by benefit drawings. Free Admission, open to the public. Club member sales of bonsai-related items.






May 5 - 6, 2018 Gardena, California

Dai Ichi Bonsai Kai: 33rd Annual Bonsai Exhibit & Sale "Serenity through Bonsai" Ken Nakaoka Community Center, 1670 W. 162nd Street. Show hours are 10 AM – 4 PM. The show features an exhibition and sales area. Saturday events: beginner's workshop, round-robin demonstration, private dinner reception (open to all SoCal bonsai club members), and our club auction. Sunday events: Saikei demonstration by Frank Goya. The public is welcome and admission and parking is free.




May 12- 13, 2018 Albuquerque New Mexico
Albuquerque Bonsai Club: 40th Annual Bonsai Show at the Albuquerque Biological Park, 903 10th SW. Show hours are 9 AM - 5 PM both days with daily demonstrations. The indoor show will be held in the Botanic Garden Showroom. Trees from novice to master exhibitors will be on display.All events are free with garden admission. Please visit our web site, abqbonsaiclub.com





May 19 - 20, 2018 Santa Barbara, California
Bonsai Club of Santa Barbara: Annual Bonsai Exhibition and plant sale in Fellowship Hall at Trinity Lutheran Church, 909 N. La Cumbre, (Corner of Foothill Rd.). Hours are 11 AM - 4 PM Saturday and 10 AM - 4 PM Sunday with demonstrations by Ann Erb and Mel Ikeda. Free admission. For more information, contact Joe Olson 805-964-0869, email joeyuccaseed@verizon.net, or visit www.santabarbarbonsai.org.



May 19 - 20, 2018 Oakland, California
Bay Area Satsuki Aikokai (BASA): 23rd Annual Satsuki Azalea Bonsai Show, Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave. Show hours are 10 AM – 5 PM Saturday and 10 AM – 4 PM Sunday with demonstration by Johnny Uchida Saturday 1 – 3 PM (Demonstration tree to be raffled). Beginning bonsai workshop Sunday 1 – 3 PM limited space available, $20 fee and sign-up required. Participating vendors – North American Satsuki Bonsai Center – Rick Garcia and Shojuen – Darren and Laura Wong. Free admission. Public parking available. For more information contact George Haas at gwhaas@comcast.net or visit BASA website http://satsukiazaleabonsai.org.




May 19 – 20, 2018 Sacramento, California
Satsuki Aikokai Association: Annual show held at Shepard Garden Center 3330 McKinley Blvd. Show hours are 10 AM - 5 PM Saturday and 10 AM – 4 PM Sunday with demonstrations at 1:30 PM both days by botanist and bonsai nurseryman Yuzo Maruyama. Create your own azalea bonsai class at 11 AM both days. Raffles, vendors and Satsuki information booth. Free entrance and parking. For more information contact: Ronn Pigram (916) 428 8505 or email - satsukiaikokaisac@sbcglobal.net



May 19-20 Oakland, Californina

California Suiseki Society: Suiseki and aiseki stones exhibition at the Garden Center at Lake Merritt (1600 Bellevue Ave.) in conjunction with the Bay Area Satsuki Aikokai show of flowering azaleas. Show hours are Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM and Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM.





May 19 - 20, 2018 Palo Alto, California
Akebono Bonsai Club and Kashu Suiseki Kai: Annual Show held at the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple, 2751 Louis Road. Show hours are Noon - 5 PM with a demonstration at 2 PM both days. Free Admission. Raffle drawing for door prizes and demonstration tree immediately following each demonstration. Must be present to win. There will be bonsai trees available for sale by the club. For additional information, contact Carl Yanari at (408)781-5937.




May 20, 2018 Van Nuys, California
Sansui Kai of Southern California: Annual Bonsai Show and Sale, Japanese Garden, Tillman Water Reclamation Center, 6100 Woodley Ave. Hours are 10 AM - 4 PM with demonstrations at 1PM. Entry fee $5 to show and garden. There will be bonsai trees for sale as well as bonsai related things (pots, stones etc.).




June 2, 2018 Las Vegas, Nevada


Las Vegas Bonsai Society: Annual Spring Awakenings Bonsai Show at the West Charleston Library, 6301 West Charleston Boulevard. Show hours are 10 AM - 4PM with an "Introduction to Bonsai in Las Vegas" lecture at 11 AM and demonstration by Mel Ikeda at 2 PM. For information call Ira Sisson (206) 852-6510.




June 2 - Sept. 30, 2018 Frenso, California

Clark Bonsai Collection: “Going Native” a bonsai exhibition at the Clark Bonsai Collection in Shinzen Friendship Gardens, Woodward Park. Exhibition lecture by Curator Bob Hilvers on June 9 at 10 AM. Join us and marvel at desert Junipers over a thousand years old or an ancient Live Oak known as the Del Monte ogre. Gaze in wonder at a Pygmy Cypress that displays the very image of a coastal monarch yet is only 30 inches tall. See the rarest of the rare, a Monterey Pine bonsai. These and other wonders of the art of bonsai will be on display. Visit us at gsbfclarkbonsaicollection.org for more information.




June 2 - 3, 2018 San Mateo, California
Sei Boku Bonsai Kai: 35th Annual Show at the San Mateo Garden Center. 605 Parkside Way (next to Beresford Park). Show hours are 10 AM - 4 PM both days, with demonstration by Jonas Dupuich from 1 – 3 PM on Saturday (tree will be raffled off at the conclusion of his demo). On Sunday an open view workshop from Noon – 3 PM (one of the workshop trees raffled at conclusion). Large club member plant sale, vendors, door prizes and our always popular raffles. Admission is free. Dr. Bonsai will be available to offer styling and care tips. For more information contact Marsha Mekisich at eclectic.gardener@yahoo.com.




June 3 - 4, 2017 San Mateo, California
Sei Boku Bonsai Kai: 34th Annual Show at the San Mateo Garden Center. 605 Parkside Way (next to Beresford Park). Show hours are 10 AM - 4 PM both days, with demonstration by Matt Reel from 1 – 3 PM on Saturday (tree will be raffled off at the conclusion of his demo). On Sunday Matt will lead an open view workshop from Noon – 3 PM (one of the workshop trees raffled at conclusion). Large club member plant sale, vendors, door prizes and our always popular raffles. Admission is free. Dr. Bonsai will be available to offer styling and care tips. For more information contact Marsha Mekisich at eclectic.gardener@yahoo.com.



June 3, 2018 Seaside, California
Monterey Bonsai Club: 55th Annual Exhibition at the Monterey Buddhist Temple, 1150 Noche Buena Street. Show hours are from 11 AM - 4 PM. Demonstration is at 1:30 PM by Katsumi Kinoshita. Bonsai door prizes and bonsai trees will be available. Silent auction area will include bonsai, pots, plants and books. For more information: email Rich Guillen at richguillen@sbcglobal.net or Drew Tucker at dtucker128@gmail.com.




June 16 - 17, 2018 Livermore, California
Valley Bonsai Society: 10th annual show at Alden Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Lane. Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM with a demonstration at 1PM on both days. The finished tree will be raffled off at the end of the demonstrations. Bonsai pots, soil, etc. available for purchase. Admission is free.




August 25 - 26, 2018 Santa Rosa, California

Redwood Empire Bonsai Society (REBS): 35th Annual show at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Avenue. Show hours are 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday and 10 AM to 4 PM on Sunday with demonstration by Bonsai Master Artist Kathy Shaner from 1 to 3 PM both days. Demo trees will be raffled. See the largest bonsai exhibition. Large bonsai vendor and member sales. Exciting silent auctions or “buy it now”. Free refreshments by the Bonsai café. Free admission and parking. For more information visit our website www.rebsbonsai.org or contact Bob Shimon at (707) 884-4126 or shimon@mcn.org.



September 6 - 9, 2018 Santa Ana, California

Kofu Bonsai Kai: 2018 Bonsai Fest at the Bowers Museum - John M. Lee Court, 2002 N. Main St., Daily 10 AM - 4 PM, Featuring bonsai trees of the members of Kofu Bonsai Kai and special presentations by noted speakers (names, dates and times to be announced). Free entrance to bonsai area. Access to other museum exhibits requires admission ticket. Questions? Call the museum at (714) 567-3695 or email Michael Walsh at michaeljwalsh@outlook.com. Final speaker and presentation schedules will be posted on the Bowers Museum Website: http://www.bowers.org/ and Kofu Bonsai Kai: http://www.bowers.org/





September 22, 2018 San Andreas, California
Mother Lode Bonsai Club: 4th Annual Bonsai Exhibition at the San Andreas Public Library, 1299 Gold Hunter Road (off Mt. Ranch Rd.). Show hours are 10 AM - 4 PM with demonstration by bonsai artist Joan Scroggs at 1 PM and benefit prize drawing immediately following. Vendor and member bonsai-related items will be available for sale. Open to the public with free admission and parking. For more info, contact Richard McKinstry (209) 288-2330 or email richardwandr@aol.com. Visit club website at www.motherlodebonsai.org.




October 6 – 7, 2018 Thousand Oaks, California

Conejo Valley Bonsai Society: 15th Annual Bonsai Exhibition at the Resource Center at the Gardens of the World, 2001 Thousand Oak Blvd. Hours are 9 AM – 4 PM with demonstrations in the Bandstand at 1 PM both days. Free Admission. No sales of bonsai related items. For information, call Marj Branson at 805-373-1330 or visit our web site at www.cvbs-bonsai.org .




October 24 - 28, 2018 Sacramento, California
Golden State Bonsai Federation: Convention 41 “Creativity taking Flight” held at the McClellan Conference Center. Registration begins July 1st online at http://www.gsbfconvention.org/ for Convention, Workshops, Seminars, Excursions, etc. GSBF recommended lodging is Lion’s Gate Hotel at McClellan Park. This year's headliners are Yasuo Mitsuya, Suthin Sukosolvisit, and Bjorn Bjorholm. Please join GSBF and Yasuo Mitsuya’s esteemed students in honoring Mitsuya-san for his influence on bonsai in the modern era. Hosting Yasuo Mitsuya’s visit are: Kathy Shaner, Hideko Metaxas, Boon Manakitivipart, Kenji Miyata, Cheryl Manning, David DeGroot, Gordon Deeg.