The 39th Mid-Atlantic Bonsai Festival was held on March 31-April 2, 2023 in Parsippany, New Jersey. This year there were many beautiful bonsai displayed by the 10 member clubs of the Mid-Atlantic Bonsai Societies. Each club displayed three or four bonsai. There were a total of 44 bonsai and several suiseki to delight the participants and public.
During the past year we lost three bonsai artists who significantly influenced and shared their skills with others: Nick Lenz, Pauline Muth and Marty Schmalberg. There were several of their bonsai on display the respect and tribute they deserved.
I was personally impressed by the high quality of the bonsai and also for the artistic effort put into the display compositions. Although there were many bonsai which could be displayed in the 2023 8th US National Bonsai Exhibition, to a few were selected for the exhibition. Please join us in September 9-10 2023 to see which bonsai will be on display.
It’s always great when begin introducing bonsai to young people