American Bonsai: The Artisans Cup

September 25, 2015 – September 27, 2015 all-day

The Artisans CupThe Artisans Cup is the first-of-its-kind competition and exhibition of American Bonsai from North America’s foremost artists, taking place at the Portland Art Museum. The prestigious competition features 70 of the top trees from across North America judged by a panel of renowned bonsai experts. The event also includes an adjacent vendor garden with trees, woodwork, ceramics, and other complementary elements of bonsai, and speaker panels throughout the weekend. The Artisans Cup is the vision of Ryan and Chelsea Neil, founders of the preeminent bonsai incubator and garden, Bonsai Mirai. For tickets and information, please visit

PAM members receive $5 off a single day admission.

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Select ticket and enter code PAMMEMBER into the Promotional Code field, located just above the Order Now button. Please note that $5 off excludes Eventbrite fees.


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.