Monday, October 10, 2016

XIX. Czech international bonsai exhibition


I had the honor to have been invited to the XIX. Czech international bonsai exhibition which was held these past few days in Kroměříž. I was one of the demonstrators and also exhibited a few of my trees. I had an awesome time there with all my old and new friends. Thanks for having me!

Pretekle dni sem preživel na XIX. Češki mednarodni razstavi v Kroměřížu, kamor sem bil, na moje veselje, povabljen za demonstratorja, prav tako pa sem razstavljal nekaj mojih bonsajev. Imel sem se zares super v družbi starih in novih prijateljev. Še enkrat hvala za povabilo!




The awarded bonsai.
Nagrajeni bonsaji.








Pinus sylvestris, declared for best bonsai at the show.
Rdeči bor, razglašen za najboljši bonsaj na razstavi.






Among the awarded trees/compositions was also my shohin composition which wan a Czech nomination and Best shohin composition award given by our Hungarian friends.
Med nagrajenimi bonsaji je bila tudi moja kompozicija shohinov, ki je prejela Češko nominacijo in nagrado za najboljšo shohin kompozicijo s strani Madžarskih kolegov.




My second exhibited bonsai - mugo pine.
Moj drugi bonsaj na razstavi - ruševje.





My demonstration on a Pinus sylvestris.
Moja demonstracija na rdečem boru.




And of course a visit to Isabelia bonsai center was a must.
In seveda še 'obvezen' obisk Isabelia bonsaj centra.







Thursday, September 29, 2016

VII. International bonsai exhibition, Medvode, Slovenia

This past weekend our bonsai club organised our VII. International bonsai exhibition, which was this time held in Medvode, Slovenia. As the new president of our club, I was in charge of organising this event - or any other for that matter - for the first time.
Since the club had some difficulties in 2014 and 2015 after being without a president, we were unsure if we could even make this event happen till end of spring this year. Nevertheless everything worked out well for us, for which I am very pleased.

Pretekli konec tedna je Slovenski bonsaj klub organiziral že svojo VII. Mednarodno razstavo bonsajev, tokrat v športni dvorani v Medvodah. Kot novi predsednik kluba sem bil prvič zadolžen za organizacijo tega - oz. katerega koli - dogodka.
Zaradi težav v klubu pretekli dve leti - klub je bil brez vodstva - vse do konca pomladi nismo bili prepričani, ali nam bo sploh uspelo izpeljati razstavo. Kljub vsemu se je vse lepo izšlo in razstava je uspela.










Aikido demonstration.
Prikaz aikida.


Our demonstrators at the event were Milan Karpišek, Rene Sukaro, Roland Petek and myself. 
Naši demonstratorji na razstavi smo bili Milan Karpišek, Rene Sukaro, Roland Petek in jaz.




The award-giving ceremony.
Podelitev nagrad.


Spruce by Roland Petek - nomination, EBA award
Smreka Rolanda Petka - nominacija in EBA nagrada.


Spruce by Miha Medvešek - nomination
Smreka Mihe Medveška - nominacija


Prunus mahaleb by Janez Oblak - nomination
Rešeljika Janeza Oblaka - nominacija


Shohin composition by Nik Rozman - nomination
Shohin kompizicija Nika Rozmana - nominacija


Juniperus by Tomaž Kovšca - nomination. We also decided to give Tomaž a special award for his past good work as the president of our club. It looks like he was pretty happy :)
Kitajski brin Tomaža Kovšce - nominacija. Za Tomaža pa smo pripravili še eno prav posebno nagrado za dosedanje delo predsednika kluba. Mislim, da je je bil precej vesel :)



Parthenocissus quinquefolia by Silvio Pianigiani - best decidious at the exhibition
Parthenocissus quinquefolia Silvia Pianigiania - najboljši listavec na razstavi


Pinus nigra by Nik Rozman - best conifer at the exhibition
Črni bor Nika Rozmana - najboljši iglavec na razstavi


Our two judges mafia - Sandor Papp and Milan Karpišek
Naša sodniška mafija - Sandor Papp in Milan Karpišek


My other bonsai exhibited at the event.
Slike ostalih mojh bonsajev na razstavi.







And some of the other many great bonsai from the exhibition.
In še nekaj ostalih čudovitih bonsajev z razstave.



Chamaecyparis by Rajko Podgornik Reš - best tree by visitors vote
Chamaecyparis Rajka Podgornika Reša - najboljše drevo po mnenju obiskovalcev




At the end the event was a big success and again at a higher level as our previous exhibition. And one more time I would like to thank everyone who took part in it and thank you for all your help.

Na koncu je bila razstava velik uspeh in ponovno na višjem nivoju kot prejšna. Še enkrat pa bi se rad zahvalil vsem sodelujočim in hvala za pomoč.