Member Events

When:
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Online registration is now closed for this event. We are delighted to once again stage SAA’s holiday festivities at the fabulous Custer Avenue galleries anchored by Richard Gervais Collection and Living Green Design. This sumptuous space has something for everyone. Richard’s pan-Asian showroom is chockablock with every kind of unique artifact imaginable from furniture to sculpture, ceramics, textiles, basketry, jewelry, and more. Living Green Design delivers a synthesis of world class artifacts and design components that span cultures and centuries, set among a spectacular curated collection of outdoor plants and indoor foliage.
When:
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Instructor:
Jeff Durham

Discover the mysteries of Tibetan Buddhist art with Dr. Jeff Durham, curator of the exhibition Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment. Using some of the most fascinating paintings and sculptures in the exhibition, Dr. Durham reveals how art, meditation and ritual practice operate together to help the student "awaken" to the true nature of the mind. From traditional masterworks to contemporary visions, you will see how this artistic tradition promotes the practice of visualization, the key meditative technique in Tibetan Buddhism. 

When:
Friday, January 31, 2020
Instructor:
Allison Tolman

Contemporary Japanese prints are renowned for their technical excellence and high level of creativity. Allison Tolman will talk about several artists working today, starting from the postwar period to the present day.

Allison Tolman is a second-generation dealer of contemporary Japanese prints. She was raised in Tokyo and graduated from Yale University in 1981. She now resides in New York. She lectures frequently on Japanese prints and is actively involved in building private, corporate and museum collections of Japanese works on paper. She is an active member of the Japanese Art Society of America.

When:
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Have you ever wondered what your Asian Art treasure is worth? Join us for a day of appraisals, learning and fun at the new premises of Bonhams on California Street. You can bring up to three items to be appraised by the specialists, be it porcelain, painting, calligraphy, textiles, netsukes, snuff bottles, jade carvings, bronze works, scholar's objects, Buddhist art or curios. If the item is too big to carry, bring a photo. This is a MEMBERS ONLY EVENT.
When:
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Have you ever wondered what your Asian Art treasure is worth? Join us for a day of appraisals, learning and fun at the new premises of Bonhams on California Street. You can bring up to three items to be appraised by the specialists, be it porcelain, painting, calligraphy, textiles, netsukes, snuff bottles, jade carvings, bronze works, scholar's objects, Buddhist art or curios. If the item is too big to carry, bring a photo. This is a MEMBERS ONLY EVENT.
When:
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Join us to celebrate the Year of the Rat and the coming of spring in many cultures across Asia. We will feast on a tasty multi-course dinner on the second floor of one of our favorite Chinese restaurants, Ton Kiang. Sign up now to ensure your place at this most enjoyable social event. Wine will be served.
When:
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Instructor:
Thomas Murray
Textiles are an eloquent form of cultural expression and of great importance in the daily life of Japanese people, as well as in their rituals and ceremonies. Thomas Murray will speak to us about his Textiles of Japan collection, composed of hand-made textiles used by country people, farmers, and fishermen.
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