Retrospective Exhibit Pass

Whether you had the opportunity to experience The Artisans Cup exhibit in person or you’re looking to experience the exhibit the first time, the Retrospective Exhibit Pass grants you unlimited access to all the content you’ve been waiting for.

Thank you for considering the purchase of a Retrospective Exhibit Pass. Your purchase allows us to continue to curate ground breaking events like The Artisans Cup.

What's Included

  • 355 audio critiques by renowned judges: Boon Manakativipart, Colin Lewis, David DeGroot, Peter Warren and Walter Pall. See every tree through the judges eyes as you listen to their invaluable teachings; an educational opportunity sure to help any level Bonsai practitioner grow as an artist.
  • Exhibitors Gallery featuring stunning studio photography of all 71 participating trees. 

  • Enjoy never before seen event photography by Portland event photographer Arthur Hitchcock and Skylab Architecture.

  • Full length video of all three event panel discussions: Ask the Judges (featuring all five judges); Intersection of Bonsai, Art, & Design: a discussion with creative collaborators; and The Future of American Bonsai: a Q&A with The Artisans Cup Founders Ryan & Chelsea Neil.



The Artisans Cup Retrospective Book

Retrospective books have arrived for the inaugural Artisans Cup! Perfect bound and craft-printed in Portland, OR, this 178-page volume is the perfect companion to the ground-breaking exhibition. It’s a comprehensive look at both the exhibition and the art itself, with behind-the-scenes photos, insights from founder Ryan Neil, and details of all 71 trees exhibited. Pair it with your site membership for a complete artistic and educational bonsai experience.


71 trees.
150 sheets of plywood. 12,000 feet of steel. A full mile of welds.
27 hours of set-up. 60 gallons of coffee. 17 hours live.
3,200 attendees from 19 countries. 

An art form forever changed.



Artisans Cup - Winner of American Institute of Architects 2015 Merit Award. The AIA Merit Award is a significant honor, which acknowledges the quality of the project in a regional and national context. The award is a testament to the skill, dedication, and integration of a stellar team of designers, fabricators, and so many others. The Jury, made up of respected designers from across North America, applauded Skylab Architecture and the Artisan's Cup for its ability to transport the visitor into a unique world, placing them in intimate contact with these exceptional works of art. Event photography by Arthur Hitchcock and Skylab Architecture.