Tuesday, January 12. 2016
Club Giveaway 7:00pm
Annual dues are due in January but this year we have a special surprise for members. The first 30 members that pay their dues and show up at the January meeting will receive a free Kingsville boxwood. For our program we will have an open workshop on our Kingsville Boxwood giveaways. Club wire will be available for your use.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 (note: later date due to Mardi Gras)
How and why to draw your bonsai – Kathy Barbazon 7:00pm
Open Workshop with assistance 7:30 pm
Kathy will do a short presentation on how and why to draw your bonsai with guidelines and suggestions on computer programs/methods etc that those members without drawing ability can use. For the rest of our program we will have an open workshop with advanced members available for advice. Kathy will draw or help members draw different suggestions for the workshop trees. Try to bring material for which you either need styling direction or for which you would like to see some other styling options.
Friday, March 18, 2016
Program: Brussel Martin Harland Boxwood demo 7:00pm
Brussel Martin, owner of Brussel’s Bonsai will demo a Harland Boxwood. Though most of us know Brussel as the owner of Brussel’s Bonsai, he is also a talented bonsai artist who began studying bonsai as a teenager. His former teachers include John Naka and Ben Oki. Don’t miss this opportunity to watch him at work on one of the better dwarf boxwood species for bonsai.
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Program: Brussel Martin Harland Boxwood workshop 8:00am
Brussel Martin, bonsai artist and owner of Brussel’s Bonsai, will conduct a workshop on some beautiful Harland Boxwoods. Harland Boxwoods have nicely fissured bark and though dwarf are faster growers than the smaller Kingsville. The fee for the workshop is a budget friendly $75. Sign up and pay at the February meeting or contact Peggy Howard 504-887-3116. Members not in the workshop are welcome to attend free as silent observers. You will have the opportunity to watch Brussel as he gives advice and helps to style ten trees.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Program: Robert Reed Flowering species lecture 7:00pm
Robert Reed, a past president of GNOBS and a very proficient and experienced bonsai artist will lecture on the care and styling of various flowering species with some examples on hand. Robert is an excellent teacher and very knowledgeable. I would encourage you to attend. Members are encouraged to bring a flowering bonsai (whether it’s in flower or not) for display and discussion..
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
An Evening with Guy Guidry 7:00pm
Be a part of an intimate evening of conversation with our own resident Bonsai Master, Guy Guidry as we discuss all things bonsai. This will be an excellent opportunity to both hear what Guy has to say on various subjects and to ask questions of a master.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Program: Randy Bennett Trident Maple Forest demo 7:00pm
Randy Bennett, a long time member and past president of GNOBS and a very respected, experienced bonsai artist will do a demonstration on creating a Trident Maple forest planting. If you only have single bonsai in your collection, this is an opportunity to learn how to do a multi-planting correctly in both style and assembly.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Program: Dawn Koetting Shohin Demo 7:00pm
Program: Johnny Martinez Competition
Dawn Koetting known for her Shohin styling and last year’s winner of the Johnny Martinez Award will do a Shohin demo and a critique of the trees entered for the competition. More details on the competition will be announced.
Friday, August 13, 2016
Program: Annual GNOBS Auction
Click here to view the annual Auction page for complete details.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Program: Louisiana Day of Bonsai featuring Ryan Neil
The Greater New Orleans Bonsai Society hosts the annual Louisiana Day of Bonsai on Saturday, September 17, 2016 – featuring internationally renowned bonsai master Ryan Neil. Ryan will be conducting workshops and demonstrations all day. Multiple local and regional vendors will have custom pots, slabs, bonsai soil, stones, pre-bonsai and bonsai for sale. Raffles all day for bonsai items. Admission fee of $15 includes lunch. Registration begins – 8:00am. Event: 9:00am – 5:30pm. Marine Corps League Hall, 2708 Delaware St, Kenner, LA. 70062 (near Williams Blvd & Veterans Blvd.)
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Program: Ugliest Tree Competition 7:00pm
Program: Swap Meet Workshop
Time to have a little fun. In honor of Halloween, bring in your ugliest tree for competition.
For the second part of the program, bring in nursery material suitable for bonsai ($15 to $25). We will pull numbers and swap the material. Everyone will style the material they receive and we will vote on the best styled tree.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Program: Dwarf Crepe Myrtle workshop with Dawn Koetting
Our own Dawn Koetting, winner of more than one Vaughn Banting Award, will conduct a workshop on dwarf crepe myrtles. The workshop, which includes the tree, will be $15. Sign-up sheet is available at the meetings. Dwarf crepe myrtes are harder to find than the full size types so this is a good opportunity to add one to your collection with styling advice from Dawn
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Program: Annual GNOBS Christmas Party