Past Events

Emerging Curators Program Workshops 2017

As part of the ECP program, we are excited to offer 4 affordable professional development workshops to our artists and greater community members.

Mural Muses Richmond Workshop

Join us on July 15 at Richmond Rec Center for our Mural Muses Richmond Community Feedback Workshop


AAWAA & Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center join forces to present the multidisciplinary art exhibition Shifting Movements: Art Inspired by the Life & Activism of Yuri Kochiyama (1921-2014), as part of the 20th annual United States of Asian America Festival.

May 4-25 at SOMArts Cultural Center


In honor of the organization’s 25th anniversary year, AAWAA presents Transformation: 25 Years of Asian American Women Artists. This multidisciplinary and intergenerational group exhibition will feature the works of 40+ AAWAA artists members, from past to present.

July 30 - September 3


An exhibition curated by Emerging Curators Program fellows, Erina C. Alejo and Diana Li. May 28 - July 9. Pacific Heritage Museum.


If you had a place of your own, what would it be? A group visual art exhibition featuring the vibrant dreams and hopes of 15 women artists, mostly Asian American, ages 25 to 72, expressing their visions of such a place with a variety of mediums: found objects assemblage, photography, written word, collage and sculpture. May 19 - June 30. I-Hotel Manilatown Center


An art exhibition, curated by Emerging Curators Program fellow Kelsay Meyers, that uses identity construction as a means to engage the audience in a 3-D collage of several artworks in various mediums and writing by largely Asian American women artists who have something significant to say about the importance of female identity in our contemporary world. May 4 - June 25. Sequoias Rotunda Gallery.


We're proud to announce that AAWAA is celebrating its 25th anniversary! Find more about special events and programs for AAWAA's 2015-2016 jubilee year.

SOMArts Cultural Center | 2015

A PLACE OF HER OWN features more than 30 artworks and large-scale installations that excavate the vibrant dreams and hopes of women. On view at SOMArts Cultural Center with accompanying public programming, the group visual arts exhibition amplifies the voices of 20 women artists with diverse cultural perspectives ranging in age from 24 to 89 years old. Each piece in the exhibition is a courageous visual answer to the question, “If you had a place of your own, what would it be?”


Feed the ghost. Join us for AAWAA's annual spring exhibition. Opening Reception on Thursday, April 2 from 6-9pm. Closing Reception, Community Potluck, and Literary Reading on Wednesday, April 29. 20 from 6-9pm.


This exhibition showcases the work of the women who participated in the Fall-Winter 2014-15 A PLACE OF HER OWN arts-based healing and transformation residency. Please join us for a special evening at the AAWAA Studio on Thursday, February 26 from 6-9pm for a special A PLACE OF HER OWN Open House. Join us Saturday, March 21 for an intimate artists talk from 1-4pm. And close out the show with a community potluck on Saturday, March 28 from 12-4pm.



Start off the new year connecting with AAWAA's members! Maya Lin's Art/ActSunday, February 1, 2015 at 11am, David Brower Center.

AAWAA Holiday Potluck

You are cordially invited to the HOLIDAY POTLUCK at the AAWAA Studio on Saturday, December 20, 4-8pm. Join us for an afternoon of celebration as we reflect upon a year of growth, and success and help us kick-off our 25th year as an organization!

Divided Attentions: “The Worlds of Bernice Bing”

AAWAA, Asian Art Museum, Asia Society, and Center for Asian American media presents THE WORLDS OF BERNICE BING. Program followed by an audience Q&A with the film's collaborators and director Madeleine Lim and a captivating panel discussion with a diverse panel of voices from Bing’s communities.

Thoreau Center | 2014

A PLACE OF HER OWN is an arts healing residency and exhibition that invites women, to respond to the question, “If you had a place of your own, what would it be?”

A PLACE OF HER OWN Retrospective | Thoreau Center

TWO SHOWS, ONE VENUE AAWAA presents an exhibition sharing stories of transformation while artist Colleen Quen hosts a benefit for AAWAA - addressing social justice through the arts.

Eating Cultures

AAWAA​ and Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC) join forces to present the multidisciplinary art exhibition ​EATING CULTURES for the United States of Asian America Festival, May 2014. Featuring over thirty​ ​Asian Pacific American artists from around the country, ​this is a deliciously provocative ​show of artworks inspired by Asian American food and foodways. Using food as a lens, artist share stories of global migration, adaptation, entrepreneurship, and the central importance of food in Asian communities around the world.

Annual Refresh Fundraiser

AAWAA invites you to celebrate the New Year with us during a full afternoon of renewal as part of our Annual REFRESH Fundraiser! Help us kick off the year 2014, which marks the 25th anniversary of our organization.