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Details on shipments of artisans Cup –

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This post is a bit longer than the others, which is a reprint of Ryan and very informative email about Chelsea Neil artisans presentations Cup. If you did not receive the email and you’re thinking of filing, is a very useful reading

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and has on May 12, which means that there are only three weeks to send their trees to be shown at the opening of the artisans Cup! We have written the answers to some of our most frequently to help smooth the process of submitting questions. This includes testing of samples for artist statement. Read below and send your trees before June 1 to be part of this historic event!

Any and all bonsai trees are welcome for submission. The aim of the artisans Cup is to celebrate and accurately represent the movement of bonsai in North America in all its forms, sizes and skill levels. If you have a tree, we would be happy to see him.

are allowed traditional Japanese style TREES, or will ONLY accept American BONSAI?
Yes, and even Japanese origin bonsai European style is welcome. Our focus on the movement of American bonsai is mainly based on location (bonsai is being done in America) rather than a particular style.

I am fairly new to this. Can I send a tree, or this is only for professionals?
Yes, please send your trees! You might be surprised. And consider: the nature of the bonsai is a tree that is never “finished” – it is a living being, which will evolve to breathe (hopefully) hundreds or thousands of years. We love to see bonsai at all stages.

What if my tree is not selected?
Let notified personally by email at the right time to let you know. The beauty of requests is that even if the tree is not selected, you have the option (for a small fee) to receive a justification of the decision of our jury. Our hope is that this can provide valuable information on how you can improve your practice and work towards having rewarded trees in the future. In addition, you have access to detailed criticisms of trees exposure of our judges after the event closes.

I would love FILING but I can not pay all the costs involved. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
We heard him: bonsai can be a costly endeavor. We have seen a number of instances where clubs local bonsai have supported artists covering the entrance of $ 250 and $ 200 for transportation back and forth to the use of artisans van Cup. This is a fantastic opportunity for clubs with brilliant artists in their communities, and for artists to make a great leap by having their trees show. If you are an artist, we recommend that reach local organizations. If you are a club, please consider arranging some funds to support artists in their community.

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and I have some trees that are up SNUFF. What do I get ENTERING?
Well, first there are the awards. First, second, and third prize is $ 10,000, $ 5,000 and $ 3,000, respectively: negligible. But there is much more at stake than money or placement. Bonsai in the United States has been hungry for a place and the show featuring bonsai as a respected art form. The Cup is that artisans event. It promises to provide the ultimate proving ground for serious professionals to display their best and create a unique niche in the canon bonsai art in the United States.

Can you explain more about the “Essay INTENT” in the exhibitor form?
artists and customers alike have bonsai bonsai final appeals to them reasons. This is your chance to tell the jury and judges what those reasons are for you. If you created the tree itself, why take the stylistic decisions you made? If you purchased the tree style or hired a professional style, what about the tree you find inspiration? What you identify with on a personal level? We have included some reference samples testing

Test 1:
When I bought the tree was an informal upright. I thought the best course to carry out the best tree would develop as a cascade.I process began about five years ago to get suggestions from artists along the way. My goal during my trees is to use its basic form to create a living sculpture.

Test 2:
This tree represents the resistance of plants in nature. It is grown from seed and trained in a field as formal upright. During the work of other trees, which was executed accidentally giving the tree its current angle. The original coach, thought the tree would die, but he did not and prospered. During his training, a bonsai “master” recommends removing all the dead bark of the trunk. This caused a very ugly face and the challenge of this tree was to distract from the front exposed. This was achieved by extensive wood carving, burning with a flame and allowing repetitive exposure to the sun. The final distraction so extensive foliage is achieved at the next previous to cover the upper half of the trunk. The final composition was meant to be light and airy and express a more natural look prim and avoiding the “perfect” structure pad foliage is often seen in the junipers.

Test 3:
Rather than just being a substitute for the land of the vessel is the artistic mechanism, the human element that enacts the drama of bonsai. As a sculptor I am inspired by the visual relationships in nature, especially those that intersect with the man-made. The architectural space is a perfect example of this intersection. I identify with the power of the elemental forms and primary simpler forms that have evolved as archetypal symbols. In this tree, instead of trying to imitate nature I wanted to refer to the almost abstract architectural configuration of a root of a lone tree taken at the foot of a high Butte. frequent trips southwest inspired this modular site that was made for this specific tree.

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you ask for photos of my trees. Do they need to be photos PROFESSIONALS?
Not at all. We just want to be able to see the tree from all angles to assess it against our section for accepting exposure. Our decision will not be in any way be swayed by or based on the quality of the photos, so do not let that be an obstacle to the presentation of your tree (s).

HOW YOU announce what trees have (or have not) been accepted?
Both will be individually notified by email after the end of the presentations. Shipments have been accepted will receive an email to congratulate them for their acceptance and warns them of details. They will also receive a package of physical acceptance in the mail with details and relevant materials in preparation for the event. Shipments that have not been accepted will receive a personalized email notifying them of the decision not to accept the tree. If desired, an option will be available for a small fee to receive a justification of the decision and an explanation of how to achieve an acceptable format in the future.

Can you explain the process of the jury?
Bonsai professionals Ryan Neil and Mike Hagedorn have extensive exposure to bonsai in all its forms throughout the world. As jurors, who apply their expertise to evaluate all submissions and choose bonsai bonsai represent quality, art, craft and make a beautiful bonsai art form. Together, Mike and Ryan select the trees that best represent the caliber and diversity of bonsai in North America.

Currently we are finalizing our rubric to judge, to be published on our website in its entirety once completed. Our five judges will use this rubric to judge all the trees in the exhibition.

live in California, where phytosanitary rules are very restrictive. How will I be able to show a tree in CUP AND ARTISANS it back across the border?
California All trees have been transported in the truck Artisans Cup will be inspected and approved for reentry before leaving California. The certifications will keep the tree when it is sent back. Bob Shimon is the point of contact on this issue.

If I buy BONSAI / plant material vendors, I can take back to California?
An agricultural inspector will be present in the vendor area to inspect and certify any material acquired bound for California.

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