Programs

A Place of Her Own (Community Partnership with Cynthia Tom Arts & Healing)

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Art-based workshops and culminating exhibition for healing uses intuitive art making processes of self-reflection and group sharing to address ancestral and familial trauma. The culminating art exhibition provides participants with a platform to artistically answer and share their response to: “If you had a place of your own, what would it be?” www.aplaceofherown.org

 

Cheers to Muses

Cheers To Muses An innovative anthology featuring visual art, fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction by Asian American women artists who challenge contemporary and historical assumptions about what it means to create Asian American art. What distinguishes Cheers to Muses from many other anthologies are the compelling dedications, written by our contributors, to other Asian American women whose lives or works have influenced and inspired their own. This anthology serves as a testament to the fact that these contemporary artists and writers are part of a continuum of the Asian American woman’s struggle for independence and creative freedom.

 

Emerging Curators Program

ECP: Shifting the BodyAn opportunity for emerging curators to develop their vision around Asian American Art. AAWA assists them with curating, planning, presenting, and documenting exhibitions at alternative venues, growing the dialogue and awareness between curators and Asian American women artists. AAWA’s Emerging Curators Program (ECP) aims to cultivate curatorial expertise in the Asian American community by providing dynamic opportunities for talented, motivated individuals to develop and present original contemporary art exhibits.

 

Exhibitions

underCurrentsEvery year, AAWA puts on large-scale multidisciplinary arts exhibitions at local galleries to provide opportunities to showcase the contemporary works of Asian Pacific American women in the arts and the diversity within the APA community. Each show features novel themes that challenge what it means to be Asian American, a woman, and an artist, enabling dialogue about the socio-political concerns of present day. Our most recent exhibitions: Eating Cultures and underCurrents & the Quest for Space.

Speaker’s Bureau

AAWAA at CAAAAWA hosts workshops on public speaking within an arts and social justice construct. We develop an ongoing pool of speakers that are artists, scholars, educators, etc. who provide professional presentations about AAWA, Asian American women in the arts, and their artworks. Speaker’s Bureau is available for lectures in the classroom, during functions and events.

The Worlds of Bernice Bing

Visionary artist Bernice Bing.A documentary short film illuminating the life and times of visionary artist and AAWA founding mother, Bernice Bing—Chinese American, lesbian, Buddhist and activist. Produced by AAWA, the film tells the powerful and inspirational story of a unique American icon of the arts.