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 2016
July 26, ABAS Monthly Meeting
Jonas Dupuich is another of our very talented local bonsai artists. This program will feature Jonas
styling a Yaupon holly for raffle. Click here for a link to Jonas' blog,
'Bonsai Tonight', for a terrific discussion of this type of tree. Jonas is a long time student of Boon Manakitivipart and a member of the Bay Island Bonsai club.
He was among a select group of bonsai artists invited to show a tree at Ryan Neil's Artisans Cup in Portland last September.
Visit this link to learn more about Jonas.
SPECIAL RAFFLE TONIGHT
A 'Power of One' registration to the Golden State Bonsai Federation Convention 39 will be raffled. This year the convention is here in Sacramento at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton on Arden Way. Visit the convention website, http://www.gsbfconvention.org/ to see the programs available.
To participate, a member must have volunteered to help the club in some capacity during the past year and will agree to present a program at a monthly meeting during the next year.
August 20 -21, Redwood Empire Bonsai Society 33rd Annual Show
At the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Avenue.
Show hours are 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday and 10 AM to 4 PM on Sunday with demonstration by Bonsai Master Artist Kathy Shaner from 1 to 3 PM both days.
Demo trees will be raffled. See the largest bonsai exhibition. Large bonsai vendor and member sales. Exciting silent auctions or “buy it now”.
Free refreshments by the Bonsai café. Free admission and parking. For more information visit our website www.rebsbonsai.org or
contact Bob Shimon at (707) 884-4126 or email@example.com.
August 23, ABAS Monthly Meeting
Doc Ward will demonstrate carving techniques on an old Korean hornbeam and
John Cota will style a beautiful Kiyohime Yatsabusa Japanese Maple. Both demos plus a few special surprise trees will be included in the raffle.
Don't miss this opportunity to add a quality tree to your collection!
September 27, 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 recorders (2), runners (6), cashiers (2), and back room tree holding area (2). 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
October 25, Monthly Meeting
Bjorn Bjorholm is our guest presenter.
Details to follow.
October 26-30, 2016 Sacramento, CA, Golden State Bonsai Federation Convention 39 “A Bonsai Convergence: Gather At The Rivers”
Headliners: Ryan Neil and Bjorn Bjornholm. More Workshops and Seminars from: Kathy Shaner, David Nguy, Peter Tea, and others.
Where: The Double Tree By Hilton 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, CA 95815. Hotel phone: 916-924-4900 (ask for the “GSBF Group Rate”)
For more information, contact: Scott Chadd, GSBF President at: 530-622-9681 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On-line registration opens on July 1, 2016 Click here: http://www.gsbfconvention.orgfor programs and details.
November 22, ABAS Monthly Meeting
Bob Bugay hosts his third 'Tree Improvement Program'. Members, please bring 1 or 2 trees for group feedback and suggestions. The audience will assist Bob with tree evaluation and provide suggestions for taking it "To The Next Level." Bonsai is a journey. So, bring your tree(s) to the November 22 meeting and let your fellow members help you on this journey.
ABAS Holiday Party
Details to follow.