Bay Island Bonsai holds its annual show, "An Exhibit of Fine Bonsai," in winter, because its members believe that is when many bonsai look their best. Winter allows viewers to see pines between growing seasons, early blossoms on flowering cherries, and the well developed branches of deciduous varieties. The show has received warm acclaim from the local bonsai community and attracted several hundred enthusiasts from across California.
Bay Island Bonsai’s Exhibit of Fine Bonsai
January 14–15, 2012
Oakland Lakeside Garden Center
(located at the Gardens at Lake Merritt in Oakland)
666 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, California
Saturday and Sunday, Hours: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Bay Island Bonsai presents its annual bonsai exhibit January 14–15, 2012 at a new location, the Oakland Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, California. Hours: 10am–4pm, Saturday and Sunday. The admission is FREE, but donations are gladly accepted.
Guided tours of the exhibit will be provided on both Saturday and Sunday, with an auction on Saturday 1 p.m. (preview at noon). The show will also feature vendor sales, club sales and educational bonsai material for sale. There will be a benefit drawing, and you need not be present to win. (Click here for press release).
About Bay Island Bonsai (“BIB”)
Bay Island Bonsai is a Northern California organization founded in 1998 by Boon Manakitivitipart. The organization came into being out of Boon’s desire to improve standards in bonsai, to produce a bonsai exhibit, and to establish a group of dedicated bonsai artists who could work and learn together.
Since its founding, Bay Island Bonsai has been open to all bonsai enthusiasts in the greater Bay Area who are dedicated to learning bonsai. The purpose of Bay Island Bonsai is to teach its members to recognize, create, and maintain high quality bonsai.
Members of all abilities are encouraged to gain competence in the art as quickly as possible and achieve this through regular meetings, hands-on workshops, and the careful study of bonsai display.
For more information about the club, go to www.bayislandbonsai.com.