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AAWAA 15th Anniversary Celebration & Silent Auction
7:00-9:00 p.m., Saturday, October 9, 2004

Cynthia Tom

Clockwise from top:
Sue Tom, Ellen Yamada Tzvetin, Lucy Arai

Soumya Sitaraman

Asian American women artists transform a wooden bowl, exploring their interpretations of the simple object. The bowl is a universal object in Asian cultures: a vessel from which meals are partaken, beverages are drunk and offerings are made to ancestral gods. Taking inspiration from the bowl's gently curving walls which nestle space, breathing openness and potential, each artist has created unique objects of art from identical bowls.

The bowls, generously donated by IKEA East Palo Alto and transformed by artists, will be offered for silent auction on October 9th at the San Francisco Women's Building.

Come join us for a fun evening of food and drink to celebrate Asian American Women Artists Association's 15th anniversary. Individual tickets are $20-$50 (sliding scale).Click here for information on ordering your tickets. Tickets will also be available at the event.

Saturday, October 9, 2004
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: The Women's Building
Main Auditorium
3543 18th Street
San Francisco, CA

Yeung Ha

Susan Almazol

Christina Goh

Cynthia Tom
Keiko Nelson

Nancy Hom

Kay Kang

Shari Arai Deboer

Debbie Yee
Cynthia Tom

Amber Maclean

Paulette Liang

Julie McNiel

Mary Ijichi

Lydia Degarrod

Lucy Arai

Betty Kano

Sue Tom

Nakazato LaFreniere
Sue Tom

Kavita Bali

Ellen Yamada Tzvetin


Bowls donated by Ikea East Palo Alto


Photographs by John Diehl

July 12 - September 24, 2004
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San Francisco, CA
Reception: July 22, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Crossing Bridges featuring Susan Almazol, Grace Ilagen Angel, Kavita Bali, Violet Chew-Maclean, Shari Arai DeBoer, Naoko Haruta, Nancy Hom, Kay Kang, Betty Kano, Pavani Vijay Kaushik, Lori Kay, Christina Mazza, Julie McNiel, Reiko Muranaga, Paulette Liang, Sue Tom, Ellen Yamada Tzvetin, Christina Goh Williams and Wendy Yoshimura.

Past Events:

August 1st, 11am-2pm

Sue and Cynthia Tom lead a workshop on collaging and alternative techniques to incorporate text and other materials in creating mixed media works.

June 17 - August 14, 2004
d.p. Fong Galleries

Reception: June 17, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

A Night of Art and Wine
featuring AAWAA artists: Kavita Bali, Shari Arai DeBoer, Lydia Nakashima Degarrod, Yeung Ha, Naoko Haruta, Mary Ijichi, Kay Kang, Nakazato LaFreniere, Paulette Liang, Julie McNiel, Reiko Muranaga, Dawn Nakanishi, Corinne Okada Takara, Cynthia Tom, Sue Tom, Ellen Yamada Tzvetin, Christina Goh Williams, Flo Oy Wong, Wendy Yoshimura

Next door, the Wine Galleria is having an reception at the same time for Abstractions featuring Rachel Lazo.

383 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113
within walking distance of San Jose Museum of Modern Art

(S)kinship: African American and Asian American Connections

Exhibition dates: May 5-26, 2004

Reception: Saturday, May 8, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Literary reading: Saturday, May 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location & Hours: SomArts Cultural Center, Bay Gallery, 934 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA 94103, phone 415-552-2131 ex. 7, Tues.-Sat. 12-4pm

Mother's Land: artists on the theme of motherhood

Wednesday May 12, 2004, 8pm

In honor of Mother's Day, an artists' showcase about moms and being moms, Locus Arts and the Asian American Women Artists Association celebrate the love and complexity of motherhood with an array of artists working in different disciplines.
Featuring the audio documentary "Omma and Mamma" by Dutch Korean adoptee Eun-mi Postma, singer-songwriter Golda Supanova, poet and printmaker Nancy Hom, and spoken word fireball DanDiggity. More info and artist bios at:

Galeria de la Raza 2857 24th Street (@ Bryant)
Admission: $6-8 sliding scale. Bring your mom and get two admissions for the price of one.


April 10, 2004, 2:00-4:00 pm
Literary Reading featuring Barbara Jane Reyes

Chinatown Community Arts Program Gallery Chinese Cultural Center, 750 Kearny St., 3rd Fl. San Francisco, CA 94108

February 15, 2004, 11:30 am-1:00 pm
1942:Luggage From Home to Camp

Flo Oy Wong will give AAWAA members a tour of her multimedia exhibition at the Japanese American Museum of San Jose.
Japanese American Museum of San Jose, 535 North Fifth St., San Jose, CA 95112

December 7, 2003, 11am
AAWAA Potluck and Salon

AAWAA members shared food, art, poetry, prose at a salon hosted at the studio of Ellen Yamada Tzvetin

December 4, 2004, 7:30-8:30 pm
Literary Reading featuring AAWAA writers

Nancy Hom, Debbie Yee, Janice Hom, Vanessa Merina, and Mary Nakazato LaFreniere will share their works at the opening reception of the show Zen Den. Kay Kang is one of the artists featured in Zen Den, Lola Gallery, 2517 Mission St., San Francisco, CA

November 5, 2004, 7:30-8:30 pm
Under a Two-Thirds Moon

A reading of 7 Asian American women poets reading their own works and works by Asian American women writers who have inspired them
Chinatown Community Arts Program Gallery Chinese Cultural Center, 750 Kearny St., 3rd Fl. San Francisco, CA 94108





We are a Member of the Intersection Incubator, a program of Intersection for the Arts providing fiscal sponsorship, incubation and consulting services to artists. Intersection is San Franciscošs oldest alternative arts space, presenting groundbreaking works in the literary, performing, visual and interdisciplinary arts. Visit www.theintersection.org.