Join other enthusiasts who love the beauty and enchantment of small size bonsai. The U.S. National Shohin Bonsai Exhibition will be held in the beautiful North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, North Carolina. This is a short 30 mile drive north of Charlotte, North Carolina.


Display Your Finest Shohin & Small Size Bonsai

If you have a beautiful shohin (8”) or small size bonsai (up to 12”)
and you would like to submit your bonsai for the selection process please send a photo
by E-mail to
Shohin bonsai compositions and three point displays will be featured.

The entry fee of $50 per composition is due when your bonsai is accepted for display.
Don’t delay to submit your photos. 

Only a limited number of display areas are available in this prestige building, don’t delay. 



Guest Artists
Minoru Akiyama- Japan
Marc Arpag- NY
Michael Ryan Bell- MS
Mark Fields- OH
Carlos A. Morales- PR
David Paris- NY
John Romano- RI
Michael Sullivan- FL
Sean Smith- PA
Peter Warren- England
Wm. N. Valavanis- NY

click here to view artist biography

click here to view workshops

click here to view programm

Best Shohin Bonsai of Show under 8”
Best Small Size Bonsai of Show over 8”
Best Mame Bonsai of Show under 4”
Best Evergreen Bonsai
Best Deciduous Bonsai
Best Broad-leaf Evergreen Bonsai
Best Tropical Bonsai
Best Shohin Bonsai Composition
Best Bonsai Companion Combination
Best North American Species Bonsai

Complete Registration $95 Includes
Before May 1st

All Educational Programs & Demonstrations
12 lecture/demonstrations  

Shohin Bonsai Exhibition & Sales Areas

Sunday Morning Exhibition Critique

Workshop Eligibility, Auction

Optional Saturday Award Banquet $45

Click here to register 

 Support Opportunites

Our first US National Shohin Bonsai Exhibition in  2017 was an outstanding success and received excellent reviews. Beautiful bonsai from across the United States were displayed in an elegant setting. Staging and organizing such a historic event requires the support of many generous donors. If you would like to support the growth, appreciation and improvement of shohin bonsai, please consider a contribution to this worthwhile event and be part of creating the history of bonsai in the United States.

Please contact William N. Valavanis for support details.

Official Hotel
Comfort Inn & Suites Kannapolis/Concord
3033 Cloverleaf Parkway
Kannapolis, NC 28083
(704) 795-4888
Special Shohin Exhibition Rate  
includes breakfast bar

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