NEW CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ARTS INITIATIVE ISSUES CALL FOR GALLERIES

  • SAN FRANCISCO, California
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  • July 12, 2011

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San Francisco Arts of Pacific Asia Show
Caskey Lees
White Rain, Shigeki Kuroda
Caskey Lees

 

SAN FRANCISCO ARTS OF PACIFIC ASIA SHOW PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON CONTEMPORARY & HISTORIC ASIAN ARTS AT FEBRUARY SHOW.

The San Francisco Art of Pacific Asia Show (SFAPA) will debut a Contemporary Asian Art Initiative at the 2012 show.  Pacific Asia Contemporary at the San Francisco Arts of Pacific Asia Show will spotlight the growing contributions of Asian artists to the Contemporary Art scene, providing an accessible and sophisticated environment for collectors to discover new artists and galleries. Thousands of collectors attend the SFAPA show annually, and more are expected with the addition of this contemporary element.  Galleries from the United States and China are invited to participate in this exciting new opportunity. 

Contemporary Asian Art has grown in prominence in the last decade.  As Asia's importance in the world market rises, so do its artistic traditions.   The Arts of Pacific Asia show brings 75 galleries and more than 10,000 historic and museum quality art objects to the Fort Mason Center each year. Pacific Asia Contemporary addresses a growing demand for contemporary Asian Art by the collecting community.

Pacific Asia Contemporary at the San Francisco Arts of Pacific Asia Show is produced by Caskey Lees, a leader in the Fine Art Show arena.   The production team of Bill Caskey & Elizabeth Lees developed the concept of antique shows sharply focused on culturally aesthetic themes in the mid-1980s, elevating the field to a new level.  By 2005, they were acknowledged in Art & Auction Magazine as one of the most powerful couples in the art world.  The Arts of Pacific Asia Show assembles the finest works in the Asian genre for a community of dedicated collectors.  

San Francisco Arts of Pacific Asia Show
Caskey Lees

The 2012 SFAPA will present a special exhibition of Tibetan rugs and more than 75 vetted private and international galleries showcasing works from Mainland and Pacific Asia as well as the United States.  The SFAPA had more than 10 000 art works on display and available for purchase in 2011 and the 2012 event is expected to be both larger and more encompassing.  The SFAPA will open with a gala benefitting the Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Arts & Culture.

 Gallery Applications:

Galleries interested in exhibiting in Pacific Asia Contemporary at the San Francisco Arts of Pacific Asia Show may contact Weimei Chen at weimei@caskeylees.com.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: General admission to the San Francisco Arts of Pacific Asia Show is $15.  Please call  (415) 581-3788 or email apa@asianart.org to purchase for the opening night benefit preview. For additional information, the public should call (310) 455-2886, or visit www.caskeylees.com. For additional information on Pacific Asia Contemporary at the San Francisco Arts of Pacific Asia Show, please visit www.pacificasiacontemporary.com.  

Contact:
Agnes Gomes-Koizumi
AGK Media Group
323-937-5488
agnes@agkmedia.com


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