The 21st Annual All-American Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy Competition
(Sponsored and Organized by the Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts, April, 2012)
Winners’ List 2012
The following 65 winners were chosen from a total of 337 entries (Brush Painting: 190, Calligraphy: 147) submitted by 26 different Chinese Schools, arts studios, and individuals from 8 states (MD, NJ, MA, MN, CA, NH, WA, TX) The photos of the 65 winners will be posted on our website at: www.ChinesePerformingArts.net around May 30, 2012. We have also listed the finalists from each groups, their works were excellent. This project is funded in part by: “The Tan Family Culture Fund” and the donation from the general public. The names of the judges are listed at the end of this release. This competition will be repeated next year: deadline for submission is April 15, 2013, and the jury date will be Saturday, April 20, 2013.
By Sophia Yee, painter and poet
Spring allows me to express myself fully and freely in a dynamic movement of colors,shapes, lines, light and shadows and to capture the essence of the moment and perhaps the light and shadow that raises me from a sinking mood and a dead spirit. Spring speaks in a unique language that I am eager to learn and digest, to succumb to what is necessary in order to have a meaningful dialogue within the framework of the existing time and space. It is my desire to recreate a time and space in the forms of my canvases; to rediscover and reconstruct a new and to retrieve a ground that I am intent to gain. It is also an opportunity to unveil the mystery and to submit to the self to minimize the feeling of longing, losing and belonging and to come to understand the pain, the joy and the dreary.