Taiwan Center First Annual International Pastel Open Juried Exhibition
New York Taiwan Center
The Taiwan Center was established in 1986 through the collective effort and private donations of Taiwanese Americans in the New York and New jersey area. Throughout the years, the Taiwan Center has served as an important meeting place for cultural and educational exchanges. For the last few years, the Center has expanded its role as a community center not only for Taiwanese immigrants, but also for mainstream Americans. Honorable guests from many countries, including the United States and Taiwan, have visited the Center to show their support for the Taiwanese American communities here in New York and New Jersey. The Center also offers rich cultural activities including lectures, music concerts and art exhibitions by many renowned intellectuals and artists to the Taiwanese and American communities.
In the summer of 2004, Professor Ching-tse Lee, President of the Golden Eagle Institute and I had a conversation about pastel painting gaining popularity in the States, and that there are many established Taiwanese American pastel artists trained by Professor Jason Chang. Prof. Lee proposed that the Taiwan Center organize an International Pastel Open Juried Exhibition as one of the events of the Taiwanese American Heritage Week in May. I concurred and then we decided to invite Professor Chang, President of the North America Pastel Artists Association, to join us in planning this event. We are very pleased to have a group of distinguished pastel artists to serve as jurors of selection and awards.
It is very heart warming to have many supporters and pastel artists from all over the world participate in this event. Many beautiful artworks from Taiwan, France, Italy, China and the United States have been selected for exhibition. I am happy to declare that this exhibition is a success and I hope that more pastel artists will join us for our second international exhibition.
On behalf of the Taiwan Center’s Board of Directors, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to members of the planning committee, judges, and many volunteers who make this event successful.
Posted in 2015/02