General meetings are the 4th Tuesday of the month, 7:00 PM, at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center in McKinley Park, 3330 McKinley Blvd. Click here for a map.
Events and Activities 2015
September 22, ABAS Annual Auction
Members, here is one of our yearly opportunities to trim down collections, pass on quality trees to others, and help the club raise funds for activities and events.
Sellers should deliver trees to the Garden and arts Center at 5:30 PM, buyer viewing begins at 6:00 PM, and auction begins at 6:30 PM. Volunteers are needed for runners,
cashiers, monitors for tree holding area, etc. Sign up sheets will be available at the August meeting.
Sellers, download information and forms by clicking the following links:
Auction Seller Instructions
Auction Seller Payment and Inventory Sheet
September 25 – 27, 2015, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon
The Artisans Cup is the premier exhibition of American Bonsai. The event will also feature select artisans who are creating distinctive supporting elements such as ceramics, woodwork, tools, and more. For further information, visit our website at http://www.theartisanscup.com/.
October 24 -25, Capital City Bonsai Association 15th Annual Show
Supporting the GSBF Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt and Sacramento bonsai clubs. Shepard Garden Center in McKinley Park, 3330 McKinley Blvd. Hours are 10 AM – 5 PM Saturday and 10 AM – 4 PM Sunday, with demonstration both days at 1:30 PM by sponsor clubs with bonsai benefit drawings to follow. Vendor and club sales throughout the show. For more information contact Gary Judd at 916-622-8048 or email@example.com .
October 27, ABAS Monthly Meeting
A Shohin Challenge
This program will be a competition between Dino, Doc, and John, to create the best shohin bonsai. Members will vote to choose the best tree. The trees will be included in the raffle
October 29 - November 1, Golden State Bonsai Federation Convention 38, Riverside, California
“Bonsai Fusion: Where Tradition Meets Innovation” at the Riverside Convention Center, 3637 Fifth Street near Main. Headliners: Bjorn Bjorholm and John Wang. Guest artists: David Nguy and Tak Shimazu. Demonstrations, seminars, critiques, workshops, benefit drawings, vendors, and much more. More information available at www.GSBF2015.com
November 24, ABAS Monthy Meeting
Doc Ward presents "Bonsai Fall Tune Up".
Details to follow.
December 17, 2015, Holiday Party
Join fellow ABAS members for an awesome potluck, gift exchange, bonsai tree decorating contest, and the opportunity to just socialize for an evening. Invite your friends and family. Turkey and ham are provided by ABAS. Bring a side dish or dessert to share, as well as, a plate and flatware for yourself and your guest(s). The bonsai tree Christmas decorating contest and gift exchange are optional but lots more fun if everyone participates. To participate in the gift exchange, bring a bonsai related wrapped gift, value not to exceed $20.00. There will be a special prize for the decorated bonsai tree voted best by the audience. Doors open at 5:30 PM for decorating and table set up, drinks and finger food at 6 PM. Dinner begins at 6:30 PM.