UPCOMING EVENTS

The Puget Sound Bonsai Association was formed in 1973 and is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the education of its members and the general public in the art and culture of bonsai. Club members have bonsai experience that ranges from beginner to recognized experts in the art. PSBA holds regularly scheduled club meetings featuring demonstrations and educational programs by national and international bonsai artists. The club also stages public shows and participates in community events where members' trees are showcased. 

Wednesday
May282014

June 23, 2014 - Greg Brenden and the Idea of Kusamono

Summary of June 23, 2014 meeting: Moss and violets, rusted tuna cans and railroad hardware. At PSBA's June general meeting, Greg Brenden shared his passion for kusamono, a companion art to the art of bonsai. Kusamono simply defined are potted arrangements of wild grasses or flowers in unique pots or trays. Creating kusamono is a bit like painting, using a palette of colors and textures, then framing the composition with a compatible container. His demonstrations ranged from lava rock to a piece of blue-green glass from an electrical transformer.

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Friday
Apr252014

June 7, 2014 - 9th Annual PSBA Bonsai Auction

 

Summary of 2014 PSBA Bonsai Auction: The ninth annual PSBA bonsai auction turned out to be the best ever, attracting bidders from all over the region. Connoisseurs seized the opportunity to see and bid on extraordinary trees from some of the oldest, deepest collections in the Pacific Northwest.  Lucky bidders found affordable offerings in both live and silent auctions. Still others, drawn by curiosity, found themselves with paddle in hand, getting into the spirit. Everything sold, and everyone went home happy. 

The majority of each item's selling price goes to the seller. PSBA's commission covers auction expenses and serves as a fundraiser for club activities. 

The PSBA auction is always the first Saturday in June. See you next year! 

Wednesday
Apr232014

May 3 and 4, 2014 - Annual Spring Show

    Summary of 2014 Spring Show: May showers couldn't dampen the enthusiasm of attendees at PSBA's spring show at the Pacific Rim Collection. Visitors enjoyed displays of both trees and viewing stones, while the occasional puddle was perfect for stomping, according to show co-chair Pat Negron. Starter trees and handmade pots sold briskly. See you next year!

Wednesday
Apr232014

April 28, 2014 - Bonsai trailblazer - Kathy Shaner

Summary of April 28, 2014 meeting: Bonsai trailblazer Kathy Shaner was the guest speaker to a packed house at PSBA's April general meeting. Kathy shared tips, techniques, and her own philosophy of bonsai.

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Monday
Mar102014

May 3 to June 11, 2014 - Viewing Stones Exhibit

 

  

The Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection in Federal Way hosted the fifth annual exhibit by the Viewing Stones Group of PSBA between May 3 and June 11, 2014. See the Viewing Stones Gallery to see the caliber of this material. All stones were of North American origin and had not been exhibited previously. Watch the calendar for the 2015 event.

 

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