SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Dec. 27, 2012) – The Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC) is hosting its annual poster contest in partnership with the Asian American Women Artists Association, Asian Art Museum, Center for Asian American Media, and Kearny Street Workshop. Graphic artists are sought to create an exciting image to become part of the personality for the 9th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration to be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 in front of the Asian Art Museum, leading up to the Little Saigon District in San Francisco.
|The 8th Annual AHSC winning design by Klaudiusz Madej was featured citywide on Muni buses and billboards. Photo courtesy of the Asian Heritage Street Celebration.|
The winning artwork will be featured in a wide-scale multi-media marketing campaign in both the mainstream and Asian Pacific markets in a combination of posters, postcards, Muni bus ads, newspaper ads and in a TV commercial. The winner will also earn a $500 grand prize.
The Asian Heritage Street Celebration gathers all communities among Asian Pacific Islanders in the San Francisco Bay Area, and enables cross cultural interaction through sharing of cultures, promoting Asian inspired arts and crafts vendors, creation of innovative programs and entertaining activities for visitors and participants.
“The poster contest is a fantastic chance for any artist to have their work showcased in a major multi-media promotional campaign,” said Joyce Juan Manalo, Kearny Street Workshop’s Administrative Manager. “We encourage everyone to enter!”
“We are extremely proud to be one of the only street fairs in the nation to host an annual poster contest to represent our event,” said Ted Fang, of the AsianWeek Foundation and founder of the Asian Heritage Street Celebration. “The submissions over the years have been astounding and we are looking forward to seeing what the community will come up with!”
Deadline for submissions is Friday, January 25, 2013 at 5 p.m.
Entries should be submitted online here:
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For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 373-4002.
About the AsianWeek Foundation
The Asian Heritage Street Celebration is organized by the AsianWeek Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3), in cooperation with over 250 organizations in the local and Asian American community. It is held the 3rd Saturday of every May in San Francisco. AsianWeek Foundation encourages the sharing of differences and appreciation of diversity across culture, language, generation and ethnicity, working to strengthen relations among Asian Pacific Islander communities and between Asians and non-Asians. www.asianfairsf.com
About the Asian American Women Artists Association
AAWAA is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to ensuring the visibility and documentation of Asian American women in the arts. Through exhibitions, publications, and educational programs, they offer thought-provoking perspectives that challenge societal assumptions and promote dialogue. www.aawaa.net
About Asian Art Museum
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 17,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. The museum is a public institution whose mission is to lead a diverse global audience in discovering the unique material, aesthetic, and intellectual achievements of Asian art and culture.
About Center for Asian American Media
The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. CAAM does this by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media. www.asianamericanmedia.org
About Kearny Street Workshop
KSW, a non-profit, community-based organization whose mission is to produce, present and promote art that empowers Asian Pacific American artists and communities. KSW serves the community as an information resource and through our four areas of arts programming: adult arts education, next generation arts support and training, multidisciplinary arts presentations, and publications. www.kearnystreet.org