Category Archives: Bonsai Expo

KBS Fall 2019 Meetings Schedule

Thanks to everyone who came out to the 6th Annual Knox Asian Festival – it was a great success for KBS, displaying over twenty member trees, demonstrations, tree give-aways, and vendors!

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We also gave out 400+ new KBS business cards, if you are interested in becoming a NEW MEMBER be sure to email Dat Tran and come to the next meeting this Fall:

  • Next meeting is next Saturday, September 7th, from 10-1 at Dat’s house.
  • October meeting is on Oct 5th from 10-1 and also at Dat’s house.
  • The 2019 Asheville EXPO Bonsai Show is coming up on October 12 and 13. This is the largest show on the Southeastern part of the US. It is at Asheville Arboretum.
  • Mauro Stemberger is coming to Knoxville again for workshop and it will be on Saturday, November 16, at my house from 9 to 6 with 1 hour for lunch.
  • November meeting will be on November 9 and it will be at Charlene’s place.
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Knoxville Asian Festival August 25th!

Please join KBS on August 25th at World’s Fair Park for the 6th Annual Knoxville Asian Festival!

KBS will have 25-30 member styled trees on display, juniper demonstrations with give-aways announced on Facebook, and NEW THIS YEAR vendor table selling beginner trees and other bonsai materials.

More details can be found at the Knoxville Asian Festival Website and below:

At World’s Fair Park
August 25, 2019 • 11am – 8pm • FREE To The Public!
Booths & Food Open Until 6pm, Performances Until 8pm.

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KBS Meeting Sat. Feb. 9th

KBS Members and Welcome New Members!

Please mark on your calendar:

Again just a friendly reminder that the meeting is this Saturday, 2-9-19, at Dat’s house from 10-2. Bring your trees especially pine or juniper trees if you need help, or need to prepare your Display trees for the show.
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The Winter Display show is Feb 16 & 17.

  • Set up is on Friday 15 from from 4 to 7.
  • Show times are: Saturday – from 10-5 and Sunday is from 10-3.
  • Shannon’s trident workshop at the show on Saturday, 2-16-19, from 12-4 and 8 people max. The cost is $30. This is bring your own trees to the workshop. He has trident seedlings for sell for 10 seedlings for $15. Please contact him if you need some.  This is the time of the year to work on Trident (trimming, cutting, grafting and re potting) so sign up!
  • The show silent auction – Please collect your bonsai items, tress, books, pots, etc… to donate to the silent auction!
  • Tim Weckman from KY will be our Vendor. Tim has lots of trees in pre-bonsai and bonsai for sale.

Feb.16-17th KBS Winter Display

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The Knoxville Bonsai Society Annual Winter Show/Display is on Feb 16th and 17th and it is at Knoxville Botanical Garden – bldg, Dogwood Center. This a FREE event open to the public! Times for the show is 10 to 5 on Saturday and 10 to 3 on Sunday.

Come see local examples of Bonsai art and beautiful styled miniature trees in their winter forms. There will be vendors, silent auction, and a Trident maple workshop from 12 to 4 on Saturday with local Bonsai artist. There will also be a Bonsai styling demonstration going on Sunday (time TBD).

Carolina Bonsai Expo Oct. 13th

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The North Carolina Arboretum’s annual Carolina Bonsai Expo will be held on Saturday, October 13, and Sunday, October 14, 2018, in the Arboretum’s Baker Exhibit Center and Education Center buildings.

This nationally known event features juried displays by bonsai enthusiasts hailing from a seven-state region, including N.C., S.C., G.a., Ala., Tenn., Va. and Pa. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in bonsai workshops, watch free demonstrations and purchase bonsai plants and supplies.

Carolina Bonsai Expo Oct.13th

Knoxville Bonsai Society will be entering trees to compete with some of the best in the Southeast!  Come on out and support KBS on Oct.13 from 9am-5pm at the NC Arboretum in Asheville!

October 6th – KBS Meeting to prepare for the Carolina Expo, bring your best tree (cleaned, prepped, moss and stand) to Shannon’s for selection.

Winter Show Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 KBS Winter Display show winners!

  • Best Shohin (small size tree) – Japanese black pine – Gary Andes
  • Best Chuhin (mid size tree) – Trident Maple – Amy Blanton.
  • Best Ogatan (large size tree) – American Hornbeam – Tom Bjorholm
  • Best of Show – Japanese Maple – Tom Bjorholm
  • People Choice – Jonny Lee – Mugo Pine

KBS Winter Display & 2018 Events

Thanks to everyone who came out to Knoxville Botanical Gardens last weekend and supported the KBS Winter Display!  We hope everyone enjoyed their time and learned more about bonsai.  There was tremendous interest and enthusiasm from all around the Knoxville community, including many new member sign-ups.

KBS Officers and Members would also like to extend thank you to Neil Dellinger Guest Artist, and to Jim Richards and Knoxville Botanical Gardens for letting us using the bldg for the show and their Hospitality.

Be sure to check out the UPDATED Events Schedule and follow our Facebook page for upcoming workshops, meetings, and displays/expos.

 

 

 

Winter Display this Weekend!

February 17-18th at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum…see you there!

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2018 KBS Winter Show – Feb. 17-18

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***Next KBS Monthly Meeting for winter show planing – Feb 10th
1 – Set up is on Friday, Feb 16 from 5 PM to 8 PM
2 – Saturday set up is from 8 to 10 and the show is from 10 AM to 5 PM.
    a – Demo from 10:30 to 12
    b – BYOT workshop with Neil from 1 to 5. Fee is $50. 8 people max
    c – Silent Auction from set up from 1 – 5
3 – Sunday from 10 to 3.
    a – Show Critique from 9 to 10.
    b – Show is from 10 to 3.
    c – Awards are announced at 11 for the outstanding trees.
    d – Awards are: Best of Show, Best Shohin, Best Chuhin, Best Ogata and People Choice.
    e – Silent auction closed at 2. Winning bids announced.
4- The Guest Artist is Neil Dellinger out of Westfield, Indiana. Neil is an outstanding bonsai Practitioner.
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