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Artist Talk with HIROTA Raifu – Special Event in Conjunction with CWAJ 2020 Open Print Art Gallery

Tweet Saturday, October 24, 202010:30 – 11:30 Artist talk open to the public11:30 – 12:00 Conversation Gathering for attendees who are visually impaired. This conversation will be available in either English or Japanese On Zoom – Registration Required Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to discover the fascinating world of Hirota’s linocuts! An enchanting harmony of colors HIROTA Raifu was born in 1947 in Kanagawa Prefecture. He is a highly regarded and much-loved print artist working in JapanHIROTA Raifu has exhibited at 14 CWAJ Print Shows, including his debut in 2000 with “Polonaise Fantasy,” a delightful, music-themed linocut that graced the catalogue cover. This year he presents “Bare Piano” that also embodies

October Virtual General Meeting and an Artist’s Look into Japanese Printmaking 

Date: October 14, 2020 Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am Venue: Virtual MeetingTopic: Creativity and Innovation in Japanese PrintmakingSpeaker: Katsutoshi YuasaSign-up: RSVP by noon on 12 October 2020 Woodblock printmaking was one of the major forms of information media during the Edo period. Newspapers, books, toys, posters, advertising – everything was made by woodblock print. However, after the Meiji Restoration, many new technologies were imported from abroad. Technologies imported from abroad such as etching, lithography and photography were highly valued, so the value of traditional woodblock printmaking declined. When traditional woodblock printmaking was left behind, some artists revolutionized their work. The painting artist, Kanae Yamamoto launched a creative print movement which

Foreign Students Circle (FSC) – October Event

Tweet Foreign Students Circle (FSC) will be taking our foreign students toMANGA toshi TOKYO EXHIBITION at The National Art Center,featuring Japan’s MANGA, animation and game culture. All CWAJ members and family are welcome to join us.Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we will be making visits in small groups.Therefore, we have set three dates and times:- Sat. Oct 3, 11:00,Sun. Oct 4, 14:00,Sat. Oct 24, 13:30 Fee: Payment at the entrance on the day1,600 yen (Adults), 1,200 yen (College students) 1,000 yen (students of Campus member schools)Meeting place: National Art CenterSign up deadline: Sept.25 <Sign-up>  If you are a member of CWAJ, please go to the member site. Tweet

CWAJ Artists in USA Exhibit, 1956–1965 Japan’s Women Printmakers

Tweet The eagerly anticipated 2020 CWAJ Open Print Art Gallery, an online exhibition and sale of contemporary Japanese print art, will open to the public Monday,  October 12.  CWAJ has a 71-year history of supporting artists and supporting women and we are gratified to learn that The Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon USA will hold an exhibit that explores the history of women artists in Japanese printmaking. The exhibit, Joryu Hanga Kyokai, 1956 – 1965 (which means The Women’s Print Association) features many women who have participated in the CWAJ Print Show over the years. Please see the link below to learn more about the bold history of women in Japanese art and if you are

September General Meeting & Open Print Art Gallery Kick-Off

Tweet Please join us Wednesday, September 16th at 10:00 am over Zoomfor the September General Meeting and to kick off the:2020 CWAJ Open Print Art Gallery Date: September 16, 2020 Time: 10:00 amVenue: Virtual Meeting Fee: FreeSign-up: RSVP by 17:00 Monday, September 14th Director of Print Show and Print Show Co-Chairs will unveil our exciting new show. They and PS committee members have worked tirelessly to launch this online exhibition and sale of contemporary Japanese print art and it is fantastic! The 64th CWAJ Print Show has been postponed until October 2021. But, do not despair! The 2020 CWAJ Open Print Art Gallery will be available to the public online

2020 CWAJ Open Print Art Gallery

Tweet The College Women’s Association of Japan (CWAJ)  is excited to announce our first-ever virtual print art exhibition, the 2020 CWAJ Open Print Art Gallery to be held in October. It is our great pleasure to provide this occasion to appreciate and purchase high quality prints from the comfort of your home.