Asian Artists Featured at Women’s Building Annual Celebration of Craftswomen

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The Women’s Building Annual Celebration of Craftswomen, showcasing the work of more than 150 juried artists, takes place two Saturdays and Sundays, November 24-25, and December 1-2, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day at the Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. Admission is $9.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors, students and disabled, and free for children ages 12 and under. A two-day pass is $12.00.
Now in its 34th year, the Celebration of Craftswomen — the only exclusively female show in the country — is the jewel of San Francisco’s alternative holiday shopping season. Featuring more than 150 artists, from near and far, this community-driven celebration offers the latest trends in handcrafts as well as the classics. Visitors can peruse and purchase a vast array of clothing, furniture and accessories, jewelry, bags and purses, bath and beauty items, housewares, ceramics and pottery, paper goods, glass, and art – all under one roof, and all made in the USA.

Holiday shopping at the Celebration of Craftswomen not only provides a variety of unique gifts, but a new twist on engaging with your inner-crafts persona. This year’s show will include a large knitting lounge, engaging live art projects and entertainment. There will also be a gift-wrapping station, coat and baggage check, a café and food cart services celebrating the many food-craftswomen in the community. Also new this year will be a special Women in Film Program where visitors can take a break and catch a series of films especially programmed for the Celebration of Craftswomen.

Introducing a New Highlight – A Celebration of Women in Film 

On Saturday, December 1, A Celebration of Craftswomen launches a brand new program for the first time this year called A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN AND FILM featuring two dynamic film programs: LUNAFEST – a series of nine short films from women around the world ; and the new acclaimed documentary by Bay Area filmmaker Kristy Guevara-Flannagan WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF SUPERHEROINES, a benefit for the Women’s Building in SF that includes a pre-screening reception, a post-screening discussion with filmmaker in-person and a silent auction.

The Celebration is wheelchair accessible. For more information please telephone 650-615-6838, email to, or visit

The Celebration of Craftswomen loves the world of social media. You can keep track of their latest news, glimpse artist profiles and more when you like us on Facebook ( Follow our brief missives on Twitter (@CraftsWomenSF). Check out our newly designed website ( and use Pinterest ( to show your favorite objects to your friends. Or better yet, create your pre-event shopping list!

Here’s a look at participating Asian American Artists:



Bunlay Ouk, Fiber/Quilts



Samnang Ouk, Fiber/Quilts




Cybele Chang, Fiber/Needlework



Paula Chang, Jewelry/Mixed Media

San Mateo


Theresa Kwong, Jewelry

San Mateo


Rose Lee, Ceramics



Carol Mortensen, Jewelry



Terry Ow-Wing, Glass

 San Francisco


Kimberly Sau Wai Miller, Fine Art/Paint




Yan Inlow, Fine Art



Hitomi Jacobs, Jewelry

San Rafael


Serena Kojimoto, Jewelry

Los Angeles


Kris Marubayashi, Ceramics



Jami Miyamoto, Metal

Santa Monica


Rachel Radcliffe, Fiber



Momoko Sudo, Fine Arts/Paint



Itsuko Zenitani, Ceramics





Jae Song, Fiber/Sewn Clothing






Ming-Chu Oye, Fine Art/Mixed Media

Monterey Park

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