Show Dates: Sat. April 9 – Sun. May 1, 2022
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 9, 3-5 PM
In the Small Gallery: Carmen Frank’s Memorial Show
Special Demonstration Event: Sunday, May 1, 1:30pm – 5:00pm
The Salon show ends with the demonstrations of
Egg Tempera by Eileen Kennedy and Encaustic by Regina Bernadette Quinn (more info)
Gallery Hours: Sat. & Sun. 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Participants: Ellen Alt, Ayako Bando, Bienvenido Banez Bones, Jr., Beryl Brenner, Orin Buck, Clay Burch, Linda Butti, Charles Compo, Chris Craig, Rita Finnegan, Sandra Forrest, Karen Franck, Debra Friedkin, Jeffrey Friedkin, Ayakoh Lenart-Furukawa, Glen Goodenough, Richard Hatter, Miho Hiranouchi, Kumi Hirose, Susan Jacobs, Emma Anne Johnson, Sam Jungkurth, Yuko K., Oxana Kovalchuk, Frank Krasicki, Margo Mead, Mieko Mitachi, Mauricio Morillas, Kenichi Nakajima, Ben Perini, Elisabeth Page Purcell, Renee Radenberg, Germania Reyes, Nobuko Saji, Julie Saypoff, Larry Scaturro, David Schulman, Jessica Schulman, Tasneem Shahzad, Kayo Shido, Joel Simpson, Anthony Samuel Sivio, Linda Smith, Janet Stafford, SUPRINA, Larry Szycher, Gayle Tanaka, Villo Vargo, Jeff Watts, Mary Westring, Ellie Winberg
Upon founding the WAH Center in late 1996 based upon my “Bridge Concept,” I was determined to ensure an enduring and long lasting high quality art center. To realize my desire, I came up with the idea of a membership program in which artists would participate in an annual member’s group show. So I organized and curated the WAH Salon shows for the past 22 years. I have stayed as the sole organizer and curator (except the last year, 2021) so that I could see how my envisioned program could be realized within my own capacity. During those long years, I got to know the salon members better, and we’ve enjoyed each other and we’ve grown together. I value and treasure the friendships we’ve established! The members have worked with me to support the program as volunteers fulfilling the necessary duties in order to make the show possible. I am truly grateful for having talented artists with kind and generous hearts who have helped the WAH Salon grow.
—Yuko Nii: Founder & Artistic Director of the WAH Center & Founder of the Yuko Nii Foundation
Photos and Video
Below are sample works from artists in the exhibition, not the works that will be shown. Come visit the exhibition to see their included artworks.