2011 Bonsai Show List

Jan 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Bonsai Events, Featured Articles

It is the beginning of another year, and I have made a list of bonsai shows that will be held in 2011 (excluding bonsai shows in Japan) so for all bonsai lovers to mark their calendars and plan ahead. While this is a long list with most of the major bonsai shows listed, it is not fully comprehensive. To complete the list, I would need your help. If you find a bonsai show that is not on the list (especially those big major ones) or any information on this list that isn’t correct, I would really appreciate it if you could let me know the details.

Thanks in advance and Happy Bonsai!

What? Where? When?
Consurso Bonsái Paterna 2011 Paterna, Spain 12-13 February 2011
 
Noelanders Trophy XII International Bonsai Show Heusden-Zolder, Belgium 22-23 January 2011
 
9th Swindon Bonsai Winter Show Swindon, UK 20 February 2011
Swindon & District Bonsai will host its 2011 Winter Show in The Stratton Community Centre.
 
“Shohin Off” presented by The British Shohin Association Norhumberland, UK 19-20 March 2011
Workshops, lectures, critiques, forums, exhibitions, bonsai traders and more
 
National Bonsai Expo Coventry, UK 26 March 2011
Bonsai Traders Association holds 3 trade shows every year.
 
Mistral Bonsai Spain 2-3 April, 2011
Two days of bonsai workshops, plus Chinese tea tasting, ikebana, live martial arts demonstration and more
 
Best of British Bonsai 2011 Birmingham, UK 9-10 April 2011
Workshops,exhibitions, and trade fair
 
Bonsai Slovakia 2011 Slovakia 14-17 April 2011
Bonsai, suiseki and tea exhibition with international cultural and art show, also bonsai demonstrations, tea Ceremonies, music, workshops and more
 
28th Annual Mid-Atlantic Bonsai Societies Spring Festival PA, USA 15-17 April 2011
“Renowned international professional bonsai artists will present lecture/demonstrations, workshops, and critiques of bonsai”; plus exhibition and bonsai vendors
 
26th Arcobonsai Convention Arco (Trentino), Italy 6-8 May 2011
“Exhibitions of bonsai and suiseki. Featuring Takashi Iura and the 10th So-Saku Bonsai Award and the 1st Masahiko Kimura Award. Concurrently there’s the 13th Arcofiori.”
 
Lone Star Bonsai Federation 2011 Convention “Gateway of Bonsai” TX, USA 13-15 May 2011
Hosted by the Corpus Christi Bonsai Society; Featuring Ed Trout, Bill Valavanis, Sean Smith, and Terry Ward. Details from Yvonne Padilla at myforest@sbcglobal.net.
 
“West Meet East – East Meet West” Poland 20-22 May 2011
Demo: Taiga Urushibata, Kevin Willson, Robert Kempinski, Jarek Lenarczyk
 
24th National Bonsai Convention – Come Together Perth, Western Australia 20-23 May 2011
Featuring Min Hsuan Lo (Taiwan), Megumi Bennett and Yasuko Aoki; 3.5 full-days of demos and workshops
 
Atelier do Bonsai Ribeirão Preto, Brazil 27-29 May 2011
Atelier do Bonsai Mario A G Leal is proud to present its 6th annual BONSAI. Demonstrators Nacho Marin from Venezuela and Bernie Callaghan from Namibia.We have International visitors like Marita Gurruchaga from Argentina, Daniel Daza from Chile, and Louis Nel from South Africa and other Brazilian masters.For more information go to http://www.atelierdobonsai.com.br or contact by E-mail:mario@atelierdobonsai.com.br
 
National Bonsai Society Annual Show Southport, UK 29-31 May 2011
 
6th International Bonsai & Suiseki Exhibition and 2nd Japanese Festival Vilnius, Lithuania 9-12 June 2011
Hosted at Commerce and Entertainment Centre “OZAS”, Ozo str. 18 LT-08243, Vilnius, Lithuania. Featuring Salvadore Liporace, Vaclav Novak, Keiko Borjeson, and Sae Won Kim.
(Thanks Tomas Adomaitis for the information)
 
38th BSF Convention FL, USA 10-12 June 2011
Demonstrations and workshops by Ryan Neil and Florida artists; also, bonsai exhibition, auction, vendor night, and more
 
Bonsai South West 2011 Exmouth, UK 12 June 2011
Exhibits by bonsai societies, traders, sales, etc. More info: Roger on 01392 623 842 or e-mail: brancheseverywhere@live.co.uk
 
Bonsai in the Bluegrass: BCI/ABS 2011 KY, USA 16-19 June 2011
A joint bonsai event held by American Bonsai Society (ABS) and Bonsai Clubs International (BCI); Demonstrations by international bonsai artists from Europe, Asia, Mexico, and the United States; Bonsai traders and large exhibition
 
National Bonsai Expo Middlesex, UK 26th June 2011
Bonsai Traders Association holds 3 trade shows every year.
 
34th Mid-America Exhibit IL, USA 19-21 Aug 2011
“One of the largest bonsai shows in the US, attracting over 100 trees, in Chicago Botanic Garden, with its world-class bonsai collection, features the CBG’s bonsai collection, competition, workshops, demos, and over a dozen of the top national vendors from around the country.”
 
Bonsai World 2011 West Sussex, UK 3-4 September 2011
Leading Bonsai Artists, Marc Nöelanders, John Armitage, Ken Norman and Rammon Hamers, will be holding demonstrations and workshops in the bonsai show. In addition, there will be a variety of Bonsai Trader Stands, together with displays from Sussex Bonsai Group and other bonsai clubs.
 
African Bonsai Convention Durban, South Africa 22-26 September 2011
International Headliners: Robert Steven, Bill Valavanis
 
National Bonsai Expo Sheffield, UK 25 September 2011
Bonsai Traders Association holds 3 trade shows every year.
 
European Bonsai Association Annual Convention and Exhibition – “Bonsai in the middle of Europe” Ratingen, Germany 30 Sep – 2 Oct 2011
Demos: Othmar Auer, Werner M. Busch, Aurelio De Capitani, Serge Clemence, Udo Fischer, François Jeker,
Hartmut Münchenbach, Christian Przybylski, Ralf Steiner, Jürgen Zaar; Lectures: Willi Benz and Peter Krebs
 
Carolina Bonsai Expo Carolina, USA 8-9 October 2011
Exhibits by bonsai enthusiasts from a six-state region, renowned bonsai marketplace, workshops, demo, Ikebana exhibit, and more
 
Golden State Bonsai Federation 2011 Convention XXXIV: Bonsai Full Circle CA, USA 27-30 October 2011
Golden State Bonsai Federation (GSBF) promotes the art of bonsai throughout California with vendor area, demos, workshops, and more.

7 Comments to “2011 Bonsai Show List”

  1. Paul says:

    Nothing in eastern Canada? Too bad…

    Thanks for sharing this list.

    All the best
    Paul

  2. Sandy Sandy says:

    Hi Paul,

    It would be great if you can let me know the details of any major bonsai show that will be held in Canada this year ;)

    Happy Bonsai!

  3. May 27-29 – Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
    Atelier do Bonsai
    Atelier do Bonsai Mario A G Leal is proud to present its 6th annual BONSAI. Demonstrators Nacho Marin from Venezuela and Bernie Callaghan from Namibia.We have International visitors like Marita Gurruchaga from Argentina, Daniel Daza from Chile, and Louis Nel from South Africa and other Brazilian masters.For more information go to http://www.atelierdobonsai.com.br or contact by E-mail:mario@atelierdobonsai.com.br

  4. Sandy Sandy says:

    Thank you Mario. Atelier do Bonsai definitely looks interesting. I wish I could attend this event sometime someday.
    In addition, your landscape penjing are awesome! I wish there are more English translation of your website in the future ;D

  5. ROTIMI OBADIA-WILLIAMS says:

    Bonsai greetings to you,
    Give more details concerning the National Bonsai Expo to be held in Sheffield, UK ( 25 September 2011). Am a Nigerian journalist based in Ivory Coast.
    Thanks
    Happy Bonsai.
    Williams.
    timibee77@yahoo.co.uk

  6. Sandy Sandy says:

    Hi Rotimi,

    Following is the information I found on Bonsai Traders Association’s website.

    25th Sept 2010 – (Sunday)
    Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield
    Traders selling a wide range of trees, pots and tools
    Club displays – Demonstrations – a Competition
    Shohin display – Suiseki display
    For more information contact Alan Harriman on 01427 890434

    For more information, I would suggest you to contact Alan Harriman. Happy Bonsai!

  7. hj says:

    on october miri sarawak malaysia venue miri roundabout bonsai competition

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