The British Shohin Association 6th Annual Exhibition is now only 4 weeks away – to be held on Saturday 10th and 11th March 2012 at Willowbog Bonsai.
This year’s show promises to be every bit as good as previous exhibitions, with critiques, demonstrations and talks featuring Peter Warren, John Armitage and Mark & Ritta Cooper.
In addition to the main exhibition, there is a pottery workshop with David Jones (Walsall Ceramics), plus talks on Kusamono & Shitakusa, a tree clinic, a bonsai workshop with Peter Warren, the famous Saturday night auction plus much, much more…
For the exhibition section, as in previous years we invite individual exhibitors to display single trees or compositions of Shohin, Mame and Chuhin trees. As we recognise it is sometimes difficult to put together a full 3,5 or 7 tree composition on an individual basis, we would more than welcome group entries. So we invite Bonsai clubs the length and breadth of the UK to put together a club composition featuring the best trees the members possess to form a collaborative effort.
But it doesn’t stop there!
As a new, more inclusive feature to our show aimed at those of you who are beginning to reach the level where you would like to display your trees but are not sure of the final steps, we enthusiastically invite you to bring them along your small trees that you think are nearly show-worthy and under the guidance of Peter Warren and John Armitage they will be prepared for the show and displayed as part of a larger composition or as an individual tree in a special display area.
This is an all-inclusive event and we are aiming to show you the fun of participating in the BSA show and also help you to improve your trees and displays. We even have two new award categories this year for the ‘Best Collaborative Composition’ and the ‘Best Work-in-Progress Tree’.
So don’t worry if you:
• think your tree is not ready
• do not have the time to prepare your trees
• do not have stands, scrolls, accents (we have a wide range of special shohin stands and accompaniments for free use over the weekend)
• are not a member of the BSA – you don’t need to be a member to take part (however…. if you do want to become a member, and we’d love you to, then it’s only £20 and quick and easy to sign-up)
We are here to help with advice, moss and more stands than you can shake a stick at! Come and join in!!
Should you wish to enter compositions or individual trees for the Show it’s not too late, please Email Peter at Willowbog at email@example.com
Remember the Show is open to both members and non-members to exhibit trees There will be the usual suspects of side-events, traders and of course the legendary Saturday Night meal and entertainment. You are most welcome and we’d love to you to come along and join in – this is sure to be a not-to-be-missed event.