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A Gallery of Trees: Living Art of Pacific Bonsai Museum

A beautifully designed book featuring the life stories of 30 bonsai in our collection.

A Gallery of Trees: Living Art of Pacific Bonsai Museum

A beautifully designed book featuring the life stories of 30 bonsai in our collection.

$11,043
pledged of $24,000pledged of $24,000 goal
99
backers
30days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, December 13 2019 7:59 AM UTC +00:00.

About

A Gallery of Trees: Living Art of Pacific Bonsai Museum is the first-ever book about our collection.  Follow along the journeys of 30 iconic bonsai.

About the Book

See the changes each tree has been through, traced in extensive archival photographs and documents.

Read why, and how they became what they are, as the Curators explain their process, their decision-making, and their vision for what they will become.

Hardcover; Full color; ~200 pages of exceptional design.

You’ve never seen a bonsai book like this one. 

Whether you are brand new to bonsai or a seasoned practitioner, there is something in this book for everyone.

Contributions to the book have come from the Museum archival texts and photographs, oral histories, Curators' notes, and artist statements, and has been edited by Katherine Wimble Fox, Pacific Bonsai Museum Communications Manager. 

Why Kickstarter?

We can’t print this book without you. As a non-profit Museum, our primary expense is for the care of our collection. With your backing, this book will allow us to share the deep history of these resilient beings and contribute to the collective bonsai knowledge shared around the world.   

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Acknowledgments

Some footage used in the video for this project was filmed for Pacific Bonsai Museum by Bonsai Mirai. 

Current Curatorial Team: Aarin Packard, Curator; Scarlet Gore, Assistant Curator. Curator Emeritus: David De Groot

Risks and challenges

This is an all-or-nothing project, so if this project doesn't reach its goal, the book won't be funded. If that happens, you will receive a full refund.
With all publishing, printing errors are (an unlikely) but possible outcome. We're working very closely with our printer to ensure this doesn't happen. Shipping is also a priority so that these books arrive in as perfect condition as possible and in a timely manner.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please let us know. Thank you so much for the support in helping us print this book!

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    Enamel Bonsai Pin

    Enamel pin designed by Seattle small business owner Zack Bolotin, this pin is meticulously modeled after our famous "Captain Hook" Sierra Juniper bonsai styled by Ryan Neil and featured in A Gallery of Trees. The pin measures 1" x 1".

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    Screen-Printed Bonsai Poster

    18″X24″; Bright and bold, custom-printed poster of our Chinese Juniper on Sierra Juniper Bonsai featured in /A Gallery of Trees/, custom-designed by Will Hays. High-quality screen printing and paper.

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