Friday, May 25, 2012

Bonsai competition coming to Portland!!

The delicate art of Bonsai is something that is unfamiliar to a majority of the United States. To gain more interest and appreciation for the art, Portland, known for being a city of natural beauty, will embrace Bonsai through an exciting event taking place in October of 2013. Two of the world's leading experts; Michael Hagedom and Ryan Neil are proud to be the creators of the First Annual Artisan Cup of Portland Bonsai Exhibition.

This is the only one Bonsai competition in the US and it will be held at the prestigious Portland Art Museum.  Submissions are open to all and will consist of photographs with detailed descriptions of the trees chosen. Once selected, 5 qualified Bonsai professionals will be evaluating based on a number of criteria.  Then the top 3 trees with the most votes will be awarded cash prizes ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 dollars.

The Artisan's Cup will definitely be a huge tourist attraction, as well as another great reason for residents of Portland to love the city they are living in.

The Artisan Cup of Portland Bonsai Exhibition will take place October 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2013 at The Mark Building inside The Portland Art Museum, 1219 Southwest Park Ave. Portland, OR 97025. Donations for this nonprofit event are currently being accepted.  Please contact us for more information and support this incredibly universal, beautiful and green art form!

For more information on the event, visit

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