Mission

Lunar New Year Celebration 2013

Volunteer Brian Ignacio representing AAWAA at the Lunar New Year Celebration in San Francisco’s city hall.

 

ASIAN AMERICAN WOMEN ARTISTS ASSOCIATION (AAWAA)

MENTORSHIP. VISIBILITY. ADVOCACY.

 

 

Our mission is to advance the visibility and recognition of Asian American women in the arts.

Through exhibitions, publications, public programs and an informative website, AAWAA is an accessible resource and portal for educatorsacademics, researchers, arts and social justice communities and the general public.

Based in San Francisco, AAWAA has consistently promoted both local and national efforts to achieve its mission, defining and redefining the contributions of Asian American women artists since its founding in 1989 by noted regional artists Betty Kano and Flo Oy Wong along with Mills College professor Moira Roth and artist Bernice Bing. Established as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2007, AAWAA has evolved from a close-knit community organization into a respected producer of consistent high-quality multidisciplinary art exhibitions, community art projects, publications, and programming reaching diverse local and national audiences.

 

 

 

APOHO 2010

Isabelle Thuy Pelaud installing her piece for A Place of Her Own in 2010. Photo courtesy of Cynthia Tom.