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Ginkgo Awards 2007

Photographs by Bonsai Focus and Dorothy Schmitz
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The 6th Ginkgo Award 2007 marks a historical moment in bonsai, a moment in which we can reflect on the past shows while complimenting the future of the show. Danny Use has made it known that this will be the last Ginkgo he will host, certainly a loss the bonsai community will feel world-wide.

Rumours have circulated that Danny will pick back up the show in five years or that Salvatore Liporace will take the reins and lead the show forward. Regardless of if the show continues or not, we all owe Danny a lot, he has helped to raise the level of bonsai for everyone and it was his hard work and dedication that made the show one of the very best events that drew the biggest names in bonsai and inspired us all. The art of bonsai would not be what it is today without the many years of his work that went into the six Ginkgo shows.

This year we had editors from AoB and KoB attending the Ginkgo show and our very own editor and representative, Dorothy Schmitz was allowed to take photographs for a gallery here at AoB, she was given the rights to publish an official press release announcing the winners of the show, which can be viewed here and she received permission to publish photographs from Bonsai Focus not only of the winning entries, but from all areas of the show, as well.

What follows is a vast collection of photographs from the show, divided into sections featuring the winning entries, the award presentation, bonsai from Danny's personal collection, and of the many artists who attended what no doubt is a historical occasion in the world of bonsai. AoB is proud to present this gallery of what is if not the last Gingko Show, is certainly the marker of a change that affects us all.

The editorial staff here at AoB and KoB wish to thank Danny Use for all he has done for the art and to express our sincerest appreciation for allowing us to publish the following photographs. We also would like to express our deepest gratitude to Bonsai Focus for allowing us to use their photographs in this gallery.

Please also see:
· A review of this show by Dorothy and Maureen Wallner at http://www.artofbonsai.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1292
· A completely different take on the show by Nick Lenz at http://www.artofbonsai.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1282
· A gallery of some of the demostartions presented at the show at our sister site, The Knowledge of Bonsai Forum, www.knowledgeofbonsai.org

The Winners

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Angel Mota (ES)
Olea europea collection

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Mario Komsta (PL)
Shohin composition

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Salvatore Liporace (Italy)
Cork Oak (Quercus suber)

The Nominees

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David Barlow (UK)
European Beech (Fagus sylvatica)

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Ian Stewardson (UK)
Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris)

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Steve Tolley (UK)
Shimpaku (Juniperus chinensis)

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Serge Clémence (CH)
Common Juniper (Juniperus communis)

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Mario Pedrazzetti (CH)
Chinese Quince (Pseudocydonia sinensis)

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Carlos Huerta (ES)
Olive (Olea europea)

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David Benavente (ES)
Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris)

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Xavier Massanet (ES)
Common Myrtle (Myrtus communis)

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Xavier Massanet (ES)
Savin Juniper (Juniperus sabina)

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José Manuel Frontán (ES)
Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris)

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Enrico Savini (Italy)
Trident Maple (Acer buergerianum)

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Mauro Stemberger (Italy)
Cork Oak (Quercus suber)

Certificate of Merit

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Jaume Canals (ES)
Field Elm (Ulmus minor)

Certre Award

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Matteo Caldiero (Italy)
Needle Juniper (Juniperus rigida)

The Award Presentations

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Maruo Stemberger

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Mario Komsta

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The Exhibit Area

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AoB/KoB Editor, Dorothy Schmitz.

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The People of Gingko 2007

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Suthin Sukosolvisit and William Valavanis

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Danny Use

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Colin Lewis

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Dorothy Schmitz

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Marco Invernizzi and Maruo Stemberger

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Suthin Sukosolvisit, William Valavanis, and Walter Pall

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Sandro Segneri

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Peter Warren

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Tony Tickle

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Dorothy Schmitz and Marinko Beg

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, Walter Pall, and Tony Tickle

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Mario Komsta and Ernie Fernandez

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Nick Lenz

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Hans van Meer

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Marco Invernizzi and Marinko Beg



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