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Cultural Confluences: The Art of Lenore Chinn at Artist Reception The Luggage Store Gallery, Friday, June 8, 2012, 6pm – 9pm

Opening Reception: Friday, June 8, 2012, 6pm – 9pm
Location: Luggage Store Gallery at 1007 Market Street near 6th Street, 2nd Floor (mezzanine), San Francisco, CA 94103

Exhibition: June 8 – 30, 2012
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 12-5 pm and by appointment
Tel. 415. 255 5971
Fax. 415 863 5509

Cultural Confluences: The Art of Lenore Chinn celebrates the public unveiling of The Oracle Room, a painting for which Chinn has received a 2011 San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Commission, in Visual Arts. It is contextualized by Chinn’s most iconic canvases which focus on Asian American and LGBT themes.

“The unveiling of every new painting by Lenore Chinn is a cultural event worth seeing – as Chinn is among San Francisco’s most inspiring artists. Her elegant work bridges communities and aesthetics.”

— Mark Dean Johnson
Professor of Art and Gallery Director at San Francisco State University; Editor, “Asian American Art: A History, 1850–1970;” Co-Curator, “Asian/American/Modern Art: Shifting Currents,” de Young Museum
Supported by the San Francisco Arts
Commission Cultural Equity Grants
Program through an Individual Artist
Commissions grant.


—UPDATE—please find an article on the artist and show from SF Gate here:

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Past Present | Future Imperatives: Queer Space Time Việt Lê, Genevieve Erin O’Brien, Jai Arun Ravine, Tina Takemoto

Sabina Lee Gallery,

Opening Saturday February 25, 2012, 6-9pm
(Screening, Food, Installations & Performances) 6pm start | 7pm short screenings | 8pm One Night Band

Exhibition February 25-March 24, 2012 | open Wednesday – Saturday 11-6 pm


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Illuminations: Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) 2011

Illuminations: Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) 2011 
Exhibition: October 7 – November 5, 2011 
October 7th: Opening Reception $6-10  sliding scale
Nov. 5: Closing reception 
$6-10  sliding scale
SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103
Participating AAWAA members are Cynthia Tom, Shizue Seigel and Kathy Fujii-Oka

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Studio Visit: Ursula O’Farrell

If you are up for a creative adventure in art, please come join me during this year’s Santa Cruz County Open Studios Art Tour. I’d love to see you. My painting studio is at 800 Estates Drive in Aptos, CA 95003 and will be open from 11am to 5 pm on:

October 8 and 9 (Saturday and Sunday)

October 15 and 16 (Saturday and Sunday)

At my studio, I’ll have signed copies of my new book available. It’s a 100-page color catalogue ($25 plus $2 tax) that includes an in-depth interview by Dr. Peter Selz, along with essays by art critics Mark Van Proyen and Maureen Davidson.
PS  Also, feel free to join me at two other upcoming art events:
(1) “Emotion in Motion: New Paintings by Ursula O’Farrell,” runs October 1 – 31 at Bryant Street Gallery in Palo Alto, California.  Public art reception at the gallery: Friday, October 7 from 6 to 8 pm.  Bryant Street Gallery is located at 532 Bryant Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301 (650)321-8155
(2) In March 2012, come see my soon-to-be newest works at Patricia Rovzar Gallery  in Seattle, Washington.

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INdiVISIBLE: The Art and Activism of Cynthia Tom, Shari Arai DeBoer and Nancy Hom

October 5th to December 9th, Multicultural Center, University of California, Santa Barbara.

For Asian American artists Cynthia Tom, Shari Arai DeBoer and Nancy Hom, art and activism are indivisible. They couple their singular artistic vision with a strong connection to roots and community activism. When Asian American arts are neglected by the mainstream, they create opportunities—educating and inspiring others through exhibitions, lectures and publications. Curated by Shizue Seigel.
Multicultural Center, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Phone Number: (805) 893-8411, Mon-fri-8am-10pm, Fri 8am-5pm

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QUESTIONNAIRE: Asian American Art and Its Institutional Spaces

Because of your valuable contributions to the field of Asian American art, I am requesting 5 -10 minutes of your time to complete a questionnaire that surveys your experience(s) of bringing Asian American art to the public. If you chose to remain anonymous, your identity will not be released to the public. All participants will be consulted if the data is to be used in a manner other than specified.

I am interested in studying how Asian American art is available in institutional and non-instutitonal settings by capturing the changing landscape of Asian American art practitioners’, scholars’, critics’, administrators’, and viewers’ experiences over the past 20 years. By recording, analyzing and discussing this information, my hope is that this research helps to preserve, learn, grow and celebrate Asian American culture and its contributions to U.S. society.

This research project was designed as part of the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, “State of the Arts” annual conference. A tabulation of this research will be shared through a panel, “Assessing Asian American art and its Institutional Spaces,” at this year’s conference, “Future Tense: Alternative Arts and Economies in the University,” held at the University of California, San Diego, November 18-21, 2010. If you would like to attend the conference please notify me with your name and attendance date(s) and you will be added to the guest list. Your participation is deeply appreciated!

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Krystal R. Hauseur

OVERVIEW: I have broken the questionnaire into four sections: first, to share my rationale for doing this research; second, a background of influential scholars whose work I am building on; third, instructions to clarify my use of terms; and, finally, the actual questionnaire. You may skip to any, or all, of the first three sections to immediately begin taking the questionnaire (Section 4).

QUESTIONNAIRE: Assessing Asian American Art and Its Institutional Spaces
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Background Narrative
Section 3: Instructions
Section 4: Questionnaire (15 questions, 5 optional)



Responses are collected by Krystal R. Hauseur, Doctoral Candidate, Ph.D Program in Visual Studies, University of California, Irvine, by Saturday, October 9, 2010. Please contact her with your questions or thoughts.

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“Binh Dahn: Collecting Memories”

Mills College Art Museum, August 21-December 12, 2010

Binh Danh collects photographs and other remnants of the Vietnam War and reprocesses and represents them in ways that bring new light to a complicated, multivalent history.

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A PLACE OF HER OWN September 2 – October 3, 2010

Asian American women artists creatively respond to the question,
“If you had a place of your own, what would it be?”

Driftwood Salon, San Francisco
39 Isis St. (between 12th St & United States Highway 101)
San Francisco, CA 94103 Neighborhood: SOMA
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12 pm – 6 pm

Exhibition: September 2 – October 3, 2010

* Opening Reception Friday, Sept. 3, 5 pm – 9 pm

* Panel Discussion Thursday, Sept. 16, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join panelists from API (Asian Pacific Islander) Legal Outreach and
Cameron House as they discuss how the arts and projects like A Place
of Her Own can be used as vehicles of communication, healing and
building community for their clients and staff.

* Artist Talk : “Afternoon with Nancy Hom” Sunday, Sept. 19, 2 pm – 4 pm

See her new work for A Place of Her Own as she shares her creative
process. Celebrate this amazing woman, leader, artist and activist.
The event is a fundraiser for AAWAA’s Archive project. Suggested
donation $15 – $25

* Closing Reception: Saturday, October 2, 6 pm – 9 pm

Artists Featured
Visual Artists: Nancy Hom, Vivian Truong, Xiaojie Zheng,
Isabelle Thuy, Pelaud, Solongo Tseekhuu, Shari Arai DeBoer,
Susan Kitazawa, Sue Tom and Irene Wibawa
Writers: Nancy Hom, Angie Chau and Beverly Quintana

AAWAA is supported by California Arts Council, San Francisco Arts Commission

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Meditations on the Japanese American Experience: Lucien Kubo, Shizue Seigel, Judy Shintani, and Reiko Fujii

Four Sansei women artists draw from personal, family and collective narratives to explore the complex legacies of the Japanese American experience through collage, assemblage, glass, found objects, painting, photography, image transfer, word, video, installation, and performance.

Aug 14-Sept 18, M-F 11am-5pm, Sat noon-5pm
Arts and Consciousness Gallery, John F Kennedy University
2956 San Pablo Avenue, 2nd Floor, Berkeley, CA

RECEPTION: Sat, Aug 21, 6 – 9 pm

Artist Talk, Sat, Aug 21, 4 – 6 pm Seeking the Essence: Memory, Legacy
and Untold Stories With artists Judy Shintani, Shizue Seigel, Reiko Fujii

Artist Talk, Sun, Aug 28, 2 – 4 pm Intergenerational Legacies: The Meaning of Hybridity in an Evolving California by Shizue Seigel, artist and author of In Good Conscience: Supporting Japanese Americans During the Internment

Art Making Workshop, Sun, Aug 29, 1 – 4:30 pm Honoring Ancestors Through Art, Tell their stories through writing, painting, and collage. Facilitator: Judy Shintani, JFKU Arts & Consciousness Alumna. $25 RSVP:

Multi-Media Performance, Sat, Sept 18, 3 – 4:30 pm Grandmothers From Far Away Lands; The Egg House Wall; Stories about Internment Camp; The Farm and The Glass Kimono Performed by Reiko Fujii, Judy Shintani, Lisa Petrides. Artist Q&A following performance

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