SAN FRANCISCO (U.S. ASIAN WIRE – December 7, 2010) – The Asian Heritage Street Celebration announced its annual poster contest in partnership with the Asian Art Museum, Center for Asian American Media, and Kearny Street Workshop. The 7th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration will be held on Saturday May 21, 2011 in front of the Asian Art Museum, leading up to the Little Saigon District.
Organizers are looking for this year’s innovative graphic artists to create an exciting and unique image. The winning artwork will become part of the personality for this year’s event and 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, BART banners, bus shelters, newspaper ads and in a TV commercial. The winner will also earn a $500 grand prize. All entries will be posted at www.asianfairsf.com.
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 Asian Heritage Street Celebration is the largest pan-Asian street fair nationwide, highlighting the diversity of the Asian American community. The poster contest is an amazing opportunity for any up-and-coming artist to have their work showcased in such a huge scale!” said Ellen Oh of Kearny Street Workshop.
Deadline for submissions is Friday, January 7, 2011. Entries should be submitted online here: http://asianfairsf.com/2010-poster-contest-entry-form/
For rules visit http://asianfairsf.com/features/poster-design-contest/
The Asian Heritage Street Celebration is organized by the AsianWeek Foundation in cooperation with over 150 organizations in the local and Asian American community. It is held the 3rd Saturday of every May. The AsianWeek Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) committed to developing Asian American community. All proceeds from the Celebration are donated to local and national non-profit organizations.
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.
The Center for Asian American Media 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.
Kearny Street Workshop is a non-profit, community-based organization whose mission is to produce, present and promote art that empowers Asian Pacific American artists and communities. Having just celebrated its 35th anniversary, 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.