I’m honored to be a participating artist in “
Scanning the Room
Vashon Center for the Arts
(May 5-28). This invitational exhibit, co-curated by June Sekiguchi and Lynann Politte, presents works from 20 Asian American Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander (AANHPI) artists that speak to identity, politics, or experience of how AANHPI artists view their place in predominantly white spaces.
You can take a 3D tour of the exhibit
And here’s a short reel of our opening night. Thanks to all who came out!! It feels wonderful to be back in spaces where we can gather, discuss, and celebrate the arts!
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Composing a Life” – Acrylic mixed media on 24″x 24″ wood shipping panel.
This week, I decided to offer my art as a gift to my beloved BIPOC and queer friends who have been inspiring me with their leadership.
The words and actions of these educators, journalists, writers, organizers, health care workers and artists over the past few months has kept me going.
So I created an online room and invited them to browse through recent paintings. And if any piece caught their eye, it was theirs.
This is the first wave of paintings that will be hand-delivered (or shipped) to their new homes this weekend…🖤
Thanks to everyone for your enthusiastic response to my Birthday Art Fundraiser!! I’m delighted to share that, thanks to the art you purchased and the matching program through Tom’s work, I was able to donate
$600 to the COVID19 Artist Trust Relief Fund!!
Fueled by the success of this sale, I am inspired to raise funds another organization where my daughter and I volunteer.
(member of Feeding America) supplies
food to 300 shelters, food pantries, and community meal programs across Western Washington. They provide 134,000 meals daily with 96% of their expenses going towards feeding people facing hunger.
So for this fundraiser, I’m selling my SOLO series. They are original oil paintings on paper, matted in 11″x 14″ frames, as seen below.
– They are $125 apiece, or three for $300.
– $30 from each sale will be donated to $30 provides enough food to feed one family of four for 4 days. Food Lifeline.
all donations will be matched through Tom’s work (Gilead Sciences), so your purchase will go twice as far!
– If you’re in the Seattle area, we can arrange a no-contact, in-person delivery. (Otherwise free shipping anywhere in the US).
1) I get the joy of knowing my art is bringing color and joy to someone’s home.
2) You get an original painting to dress your walls, and the pleasure of knowing you’re supporting a living artist and a good cause. At the end of the sale, I will send you a letter confirming the donation that was made on your behalf.
3) By supporting Food Lifeline, we are helping to get food out to folks who need it most.
As far as I can tell, this is a WIN-WIN-WIN. So happy browsing! If you see a piece you like, you can click on the purchase link in its caption.
SOLO #7 https://checkout.square.site/buy/2YOG3S55CB26444NZCQDCPBR
SOLO #9 https://checkout.square.site/buy/TP65L7O2PSPD7PWE4PEXJH4Z
As we round the corner to my birthday week, I’ve been thinking about ways to ease the suffering and share the joy. So I’m trying an experiment…a Birthday Art Fundraiser.
Here’s how it works:
– All the works below are original oil paintings on paper, matted and framed as seen in the first picture below.
– They are all selling for $225.
– $150 from each sale will be donated to the
COVID 19 Artist Trust Relief Fund.
– This art sale will run through Friday, April 10 at 11:59pm.
– If you’re in the Seattle area, we can arrange a no contact, in person delivery. (Otherwise free shipping anywhere in the US.)
What we get:
1) I get the joy of knowing my art is living on and bringing joy (Best Birthday Gift Ever!!!)
2) You get an original piece of art to dress your walls, and that whole hearted feeling of knowing you’re supporting a living artist and a good cause.
3) Artists everywhere will feel the love through the emergency relief efforts of
Artist Trust, an organization I hold in high regard.
So…what say ye?? Dress your walls! Celebrate my birthday with me!
All the pieces are matted and in black frames as seen here, flanking the bigger piece 🙂