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[Please note that the artwork shown above (beneath the event's title) is work by Roger Shimomura.]


Our American Stories by Asian American Artists - Illuminating History, Culture, and Identity

   Exhibition Mar 15 to Sept 26 2014

   Opening Wed Apr 23 at 5:30pm

   Artist Panel Wed Apr 23 at 6:30pm

FREE admission 

   Exhibition of thought provoking and visually compelling Asian American stories



“Our American Stories by Asian American Artists, Illuminating History, Culture, and Identity” features stories that are both visually compelling and thought provoking. The exhibition is installed in the Madeleine Haas Russell Gallery, 2nd Floor, Rosenberg Library, City College of San Francisco. It is on view March 15 – September 26, 2014, with the Opening 5:30-6:30pm and Artist Panel 6:30-7:30pm on April 23, 2014 in the gallery. Participating artists are: Susan Almazol, Salma Arastu, Jung Ran Bae, MalPina Chan, Karen Chew, Reiko Fujii, Kathy Fujii-Oka, Nancy Hom, MariNaomi, Pallavi Sharma, Roger Shimomura, Scott Tsuchitani‬. “What do we choose to reveal, express, and explore, and why? Each artist creates his or her important tale in a unique way,” said Curator Judy Shintani. The City College educates members of the community across class, race and economic lines. The library estimates that 6,000 students will view the artwork during the six month showing. This exhibition is especially pertinent since one third of the students enrolled are Asian. The timing of the exhibition is in synch with the celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in May. The exhibition received the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center sponsorship award for the upcoming United States of Asian American Festival, which means that the exhibition will be highly publicized through posters, email, online, and press releases. \


=== LOCATION ===

Madeleine Haas Russell Gallery, 2nd Floor

Rosenberg Library, City College of San Francisco

50 Phelan Avenue, SF

Near Ocean Avenue



Susan Almazol:

Salma Arastu:

Jung Ran Bae:

MalPina Chan:

Karen Chew:

Reiko Fujii:

Kathy Fujii-Oka:

Nancy Hom:

Mari Naomi:

Pallavi Sharma:

Roger Shimomura:

Scott Tsuchitani‬: 

Curator Judy Shintani:, blog 



Curator Judy Shintani is an artist, curator, and facilitator of art events. She has co-curated Distillations: Meditations on the Japanese American Experience at JFKU in Berkeley. seven years of the Coastside Doctors Without Borders Art Benefit, and many exhibitions on the Coastside. Shintani has exhibited her own work throughout the Bay Area and Pacific Northwest. She has a MA in Transformative Art from JFKU, and a BA in graphic design from San Jose State. Shintani is a member of the Asian American Women Artist Association and a board member of the Northern California Women's Caucus for Art.

In the Crosshairs


In the Crosshairs
with Martha Rynberg & Thao P. Nguyen
A show about hair

Thu Apr 24
7:00pm Doors
7:30pm Show

Stage Werx Theatre
446 Valencia St, SF
Btwn 15 & 16 St

$20 general admission
$10 student*

* Student rate ONLY offered online (not at the door).
Must enter password: student

Thao P. Nguyen has been writing and performing solo shows since she joined the Solo Performance Workshop in 2007. Her full-length one-women comedy, Fortunate Daughter, was named one of the top ten Bay Area plays of 2013 by KQED Year in the Arts!

Martha Rynberg is the director and facilitator of the Solo Performance Workshop. She is director of the internationally acclaimed solo show W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour and a producer of the FX late-night television show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell!

For more information about the artists:

EatingCultures Exhibit


Opening Reception:

   Thu May 1, 6-9pm


   May 1- May 30, 2014

   Tues-Friday 12-7pm; Saturday 12-5pm

FREE admission


SOMArts Main Gallery

934 Brannan St, SF

Between 8th & 9th St


Co-produced by Asian American Women Artists Association 

Job Announcement: Project Coordinator

 Approximately 6-15 hr/wk, Contracted Position 

About the Organization:  The Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center's (APICC) mission is to support and produce multi-disciplinary art reflective of the unique experiences of Asian Pacific Islanders living in the United States.  Every year, APICC produces the 2014 United States of Asian American Festival (USAAF) to celebrate Pacific Islander and Asian American Heritage Month in May.  In addition to USAAF, APICC also produces and supports other cultural and artistic events year round.  For more information about the organization, go to

About the Position:

Title: Project Coordinator

Type of Employment: Contracted position, Part-time, Ongoing, Seasonal

Compensation: $14 / hour; Max $900 / month; Approximately 6-15 hours / week
Reports to: Artistic Director

Responsibilities include:

  • Project coordination, event planning, and management of cultural and artistic events;
  • Responsible for the coordination of APICC programs including the United States of Asian America Festival (USAAF);
  • Assist in the hiring of artists and the execution of contracts for events;
  • Work with Artistic Director on special projects;
  • Be on hand to work at events at various capacities as specified by Artistic Director; and
  • Volunteer/Intern Coordination (seasonal), including sourcing, tasking, and supervising volunteers/interns for events and projects.

Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Experience and proven success in planning, producing, promoting, managing, and executing professional cultural and artistic events;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Proficiency in computer skills (e.g., MS Word, MS Excel, Google Drive);
  • Ability to work effectively with team members, artists, other project coordinators, and arts organizations;
  • Ability to resolve conflicts and to respectfully engage in dialogue even amongst differences of opinion;
  • Accountability, responsibility, and follow-through. 

How to Apply:  Please email a cover letter, a resume, and a list of 2-4 professional references to the Artistic Director, Thao P. Nguyen at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  with the subject line: PROJECT COORDINATOR. 

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