Category Archives: Bonsai Master

2020 KBS Meetings and Winter Display

Happy New Year Knoxville Bonsai Society!  The 2020 Event Schedule is updated.

2020 meeting dates coming up, mark your calendars for January 18th and February 1st, from 10am-1pm.  January meeting will be at Shannon’s and February meeting is at Tom’s.  For directions/locations please see KBS emails, or sign up (Contact Us Here!) to get on the mailing list.

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Knoxville Bonsai Society will have a 2020 Winter Bonsai Show on Feb 15 & 16. Set-up is on Friday (Feb 14 from 4-6 PM and Saturday, Feb 15 from 8-10 AM)
The show will be held at the beautiful Knoxville Botanical Garden in the Dogwood Center BLDG. The address is 2743 Wimpole Ave. Knoxville, TN 37914
The schedules are:
Feb 14, Friday set-up from 4-6 PM
Feb 15, Saturday Set-up from 8-10 AM. Show starts from 10 to 5 PM.
Feb 16, Sunday, doors open from 9 and show end at 3 PM
The Guest Artist is Arthur Joura. Mr. Joura is the Bonsai Curator at the NC Arboretum in Asheville, NC.
We will have Silent Auction, Vendors, demo and workshop (more details later). Awards will be giving to best trees
We are inviting five other Bonsai Society clubs beside Knoxville club to participate and they are:
Nashville
Chattanooga
Asheville, NC
Atlanta
MABK (Johnson City)
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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

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.

Workshop with Bjorn!

In June, KBS welcomed back bonsai master Bjorn Bjorholm for a workshop focused on juniper and other conifers.  Photos below, and also check out upcoming events/workshops at the Schedule page – updated for June thru the fall!

 

If you are interested in learning more about bonsai master Bjorn, his art, and his nursery in Japan, please visit his website: BjornBjornlom.com

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More workshop photos – Bjorn

More photos from Bjorn’s workshop in August – thanks Ken for sending!

Check out all the Bjorn Workshop photos in our Gallery

 

Interested in Joining KBS?  Contact us here for Membership Info!

Workshop with Bonsai Master Bjorn Bjorholm.

Great Bonsai workshop with Bonsai Master Bjorn Bjorholm – affectionately known as the “Brad Pitt of Bonsai” :)