Plans have now been completed for our exciting 2016 5th US National Bonsai Exhibition which will be in the same spacious and well lighted venue on September 10-11, 2016. The Exhibition was composed of 175 displays including 48 shohin bonsai compositions of 120 individual trees. The total number of bonsai displayed was 320 representing 107 artists from 27 states and two provinces of Canada.
All information is now available in our new beautiful web site which was created by Vicki Chamberlain at: www.usnationalbonsai.com The web site will be upgraded when necessary and the date of the latest edition is on the bottom of the home page.
In addition to the web site a large flyer, which folds out to a poster, is now at the printer and will be available in a couple of weeks. Let me know if you would like one. Additional copies are available for your bonsai club members, just let me know how many you need. If your club has a newsletter I can easily send you an ad, as I’m looking for as much complimentary publicity as possible.
Several changes will take place for this year’s Exhibition. We have a new Hilton Garden Inn Hotel as our official residence. The hotel is near the Exhibition and they will provide some shuttle service as available. They will also pick you up at the Rochester International Airport, if you call ahead.
Our Award Banquet and Benefit Auction will be held at a highly regarded party house right around the corner from our hotel. The hotel will also provide shuttle service to the event. The Burgundy Basin Inn is large, spacious and I’ve reserved the ballroom which holds 500 people. The food is considered to be delicious and I’m sure we will not be crowded and be well fed.
This year we will have eight demonstrations as well as organized critiques by eleven of the most respected bonsai/suiseki artists in the United States.
Now is the time to submit a photo of your best bonsai for the selection process. Some have already been received as people seem to be anxious to share their bonsai. The deadline is June 1st OR until the spaces fill up. I don’t want to squeeze trees into the exhibition. Last year at the last minute we added more tables. Please encourage your friends to display too. An invitation flyer is also attached here.
Should you have any ideas, questions or problems, kindly let me know so we can work together to present some of the finest bonsai in the United States to the world. Oh, I’m working on having food available too, but there are nearby restaurants.
We are always looking for new advertising venues and financial support to help with the production of the Exhibition as well to help subsidize trucks to bring your bonsai from long distances. I look forward to welcoming you and your support and participation for the exciting new 2016 5th US National Bonsai Exhibition.
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