It’s not too late to sign up for this year’s GSBF Convention 38 in Riverside, CA! We’re offering a schedule of excursions, demonstrations, workshops, seminars, round table talks, critiques, and socials. Hit the jump for a full schedule. (more…)
At the 2015 GSBF Convention in Riverside all registrants will find lots of workshops, seminars, round table talks, critiques, excursions, and open events to select from. Open to all registrants: Workshops (silent observers) and all round table talks. And, all registrants are invited to attend the exciting and informative demonstrations led by the convention headliners and guest artists, as listed after the jump. (more…)
The 2015 GSBF Golden Statements Website and Newsletter Contests are on going until October 1, 2015. Four categories make it possible for two winners in the website contest and two winners in the newsletter contest. All categories remain open until the deadline. We are looking for well-established websites and new websites or webmasters, as well as small (four pages or less) and large (more than four pages) newsletters.
This year great prizes were selected for the lucky winners from Katsura Forest http://katsuraforest.com/print03.htm. Bonsai in Japanese woodblock prints. “Beauties” by Chobunsai Eishi (1756-1829). Fully framed in glass. (more…)
All bonsai enthusiasts who are members of a GSBF club are invited to enter their bonsai in a judged competition wherein cash prizes will be awarded. Any person who is a recognized member of a GSBF club in good standing (current on dues) is eligible to enter their bonsai in the judged competition. Cash prizes are awarded to the winners in each category. A combined total of $1,500.00 can be awarded. Entries will be accepted starting on June 1st. Deadline for all entries is October 1st. All categories are open until the deadline. Click here for the official rules and entry form. (more…)
By Susanne Barrymore
On September 5, 2015, members of the Bonsai Club of Santa Barbara made a field trip to the Muranaka Bonsai Nursery in Nipomo, located on the central coast of California.
I went to the agreed location near Sears to car pool, and only found one couple there planning to go. Margaret Rose and Ronald Dolkart were there with their Honda van, and with my little Honda Civic as the other option, they offered to drive, with Margaret at the wheel. Ron had the foresight to get the directions from Google Maps, which turned out to be essential. Joining us at the nursery were our youngest member, Tyler DeBlauw, and his mother Cheryl, who live nearby. (more…)
Golden State Bonsai Federation Convention 38 offers 17 workshops led by the best artists from around the State and beyond. Some of the workshops are currently SOLD OUT. Examine the workshops below and register for any workshop currently open. (more…)
Golden State Bonsai Federation Convention 38 brings together the best vendors from around the State and beyond. They go the extra mile to bring their very best wares to the convention and make this the highlight of the bonsai-shopping year.
If you are a vendor interested in participating in the 2015 Convention, please contact, e-mail Cary & Steve Valentine, Vendor Chairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org. (more…)
Cheryl Manning, Convention 38 Chair, reports that there are no more convention rooms at the Riverside Hyatt Place Hotel, but $99/day convention rooms are still available at the Mission Inn. Don’t wait until the last minute to make your bookings.
Mission Inn Hotel, 3649 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501. Phone: 951-784-0300
A special arrangement has been made for all convention registrants to use their name badges to gain free access to the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, including Bonsai Court, following the convention on Monday, November 2, 2015.