We have had a huge response to the 2014 Joy of Bonsai Event! Our vendor area is now sold out and I am very excited to let everyone know we have a huge line up of world class vendors for this years event! Here is the list of our very special friends who will be at the 2014 Joy of Bonsai Event. Come by an spend so money at their booths!
Mike Rogers Bonsai - Palm Beach Bonsai - Taiko Earth Pottery - Steven Smith Bonsai
Mary Madison – Orlando Bonsai - D & L Nursery - Tropical Green Bonsai
Mark Rhyne Stands & Stones – Chinese Paintings - Bellota Enterprises
Our workshops are selling fast so hurry and get your registrations in if you want a spot!
I have also posted the lunch menu which is a must for preorder. Please don’t forget to send the lunch order in with your registration!
See everyone real soon!
LouiseBonsai lunch Postcard 2014
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January 17,18 & 19, 2014 The Joy of Bonsai will again fall on Martin Luther King weekend and this years special guest artist is Sean Smith. Sean will have just returned home from a trip to Japan and his goody bags will be full of wonderful items for sale and his workshops will feature some of these treasures. We are very excited to offer two great workshops, the first is a Bonsai Stand workshop where each participant will make his or her own bonsai stand with Sean’s help. The second workshop is a Scroll making workshop and Sean will have all new silk paper from Japan for those attending this workshop. We have also secured from Sean four beautiful high quality demo trees andwill be doing an interactive demo with Sean. Don’t miss out on a very educational weekend with Sean and an opportunity to purchase some beautiful material.
Mike Rogers will be our second artist for the weekend and his Bring Your Own Tree workshop will be a styling and carving workshop. Mike will also have several beautiful high quality demo trees which will be auctioned off after each days events.
We also have a special surprise guest artist, along with our huge vendor area and raffle tables. Don’t miss out on this fantastic weekend. The exhibit promises to be another huge exhibit with world class trees. So come and join us for another event you won’t want to miss.
For information on this event pleases email me at email@example.com.
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The next Kawa Bonsai meeting will be held on November 15, 2013 at the Flagler County Extension Office located at 150 Sawgrass Road Bunnell Florida. Mike Rogers will be working on a beautiful collected ilex, he will have a large amount of carving and styling to do on this beautiful old collected piece. The meeting will start at 7 PM after a short business meeting and Joy of Shohin report. Refreshments will be provided to those attending.
Mike will have bonsai supplies for sale for anyone needing items for their trees. If you need something special please contact Mike before the meeting so he can order any special items.
We will do a formal show and tell before the demo so please bring any bonsai related item you want to share with the membership. If you bring a tree please make sure it is presented weed and insect free.
Dues are due starting this meeting so lets try to get everything in early so Marylou and Gerry can comply with BSF on time this year. PLease bring a check payable to Kawa Bonsai Society. We will also be firming up the Christmas party dates at this meeting and working out the details for our January Joy of Bonsai event.
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Thank you to all who came to the first shohin and small tree event in Florida! The weekend was wonderful, with world class artists working on great material. The exhibit was huge and beautiful! The vendors were packed, their merchandise was beautiful and everyone was able to find something to bring home to add to their collection. The workshops had great attendance and those attending walked away with smiles on their faces and very happy trees to add to their collections. Many spectators commented it was the best Joy of bonsai to date and that the exhibit was never better!
I would like to thank all of members who worked so hard to make Kawa Bonsai the first to do this event in the southeast and in Florida and after testing the waters for this event, we are happy to say that this event will be held every other year as a Joy of Bonsai event in January! Shohin and small trees are here to stay!! So, if you missed this one, mark the dates for the next one January 2015!
We exhibited 101 beautiful trees some local and many from as far as Delaware, Tennessee, Ft Walton Beach, Maimi, Bevard, Tampa, Plant City and as far south as Ft Meyers! What a wonderful display of great trees! Thank you for taking the time to prepare your trees and travel to Bunnell to share them with the attendees! Peter Warren and Robert Malher both commented that it was the beautiful collection of shohin trees and that many of them could have been exhibited at a exhibit in Japan.
I will share a few pictures of the event with you and post the winners of a few of the awards we presented. Again I would like to say thank you to all my friends who worked as hard as I did to make this happen! I can say with pride you are the best!
Best in Show
Mike Feduccia’s Needle Juniper
- Best Shito Bonsai 2″
Lee Vanderpoole’s Display
Best Pine, Wave stone & hunting hawk
Best Kifu Bosai
Kawa Club Award
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