September 25-27, 2015

The Portland Art Museum

An event celebrating the beauty of time
and the balance of nature


The Artisans Cup is the premier exhibition of American Bonsai,
located in the heart of Portland, Oregon.

The time has come for American Bonsai. A steadily growing subset of the millenia-old art form, American Bonsai honors tradition while pushing the artistic boundaries of what is possible. The Artisans Cup is the leading expression of American Bonsai, showcasing the highest level of craftsmanship and skill in an experimental environment that will engage and inspire.

The Artisans Cup will be held at The Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon. Our panel of five internationally renowned Bonsai professionals will bestow honor to the top three most innovative and skillfully crafted trees. The event will also feature select artisans and craftsmen who are creating distinctive supporting elements such as ceramics, woodwork, tools, and more.


To the Artists, Craftsmen, and Compulsive Tinkerers:
Chase Perfection With Us.

with Us

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Support The
Artisans Cup

Interested in helping us bring this event to life? Your donations will help us bring American Bonsai the recognition it deserves. As thanks for your support, any donation over $100 will receive a complimentary Artisans Cup tee shirt.

our judges

The Artisans Cup welcomes five of the world’s premier Bonsai professionals to evaluate the trees and bestow honor to the top three most innovative and skillfully crafted examples of American Bonsai.

JOIN US IN Portland

The Artisans Cup will debut in Portland, Oregon, a city that is quickly becoming the world destination for American Bonsai.

Why Portland?

Portland is poised to become an international destination as the thriving epicenter of American Bonsai. The city’s Bonsai community has grown considerably in recent years, and is lovingly referred to as “The Portland Village.” If you’re interested in being a part of the movement to bring American Bonsai the artistic recognition it deserves, please volunteer to help at this year's Artisans Cup.

Getting There

The Artisans Cup will be held at The Portland Art Museum in the heart of downtown Portland, just 20 minutes from the Portland International Airport. Partnerships have been arranged with two downtown Portland hotels to provide discounted rooms to accommodate guests of The Artisans Cup. Get more information on our hotel partnerships



Commemorative t-shirts
are available for pre-order!