BLOOM: Ink Art Fundraiser


Nikkei National Museum 8th Annual BLOOM Art Auction
Saturday, May 28, 2016
7:00-9:30 pm
Tickets $25 + tax | Members $20 + tax
info & tickets 604.777.7000

Gallery exhibit & online preview from May 17, 2016

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Taking inspiration from Takao Tanabe’s Sumie works, the Museum’s annual spring fundraiser will be around the theme of INK! Featuring gorgeous pieces by a diverse group of contemporary and traditional artists and artisans who have generously donated work in all media, there will be a preview for two weeks prior in the Nikkei National Museum gallery as well as online. Many of the participating artists will be in attendance.

  • Bid on over 60 select artists’ interpretations of INK
  • Ink Brush Banquet by Open Sesame
  • MC by Tetsuro Shigematsu
  • DJ Rennie Foster
  • Taiko performance by Sansho Taiko
  • Live shodo calligraphy performance by Kisyuu
  • Sumie and calligraphy station
  • a chance to snap up some amazing silent auction prizes!

Confirmed artworks (as of April 30, 2016)

Michael Abe, Mariko AndoDiyan Achjadi, Miriam AroesteRachael Ashe, Anita Bhatia, Taiga Chiba, Ted Colyer, Christopher Dahm, Miki DareLeanne Dunic, Cindy Fang, John Ferrie, Hitomi Fukui, Zoe Garred – Fleet Objects, Yoriko Gillard, Lori Goldberg, Miko Hoffman – Coral + Cloud, Sally Hutcheon, Yuriko Iga – Blim, Tomoyo Ihaya, Aya Ikeda-Barry, Keith Ikeda-Barry, Shima Itabashi, Toshiaki Nick Kanaya, Kaori Kasai – Sleepless Kao, Jace Junggyu Kim, Roy Kiyooka, Allison Koberstein, Tsuneko Kokubo, Catrina Megumi Longmuir, Marko, Merry Meredith, Cindy Mochizuki, Corey Moraes, David Morgan, Sarah Mousseau, Raymond Nakamura, Christina Norberg, Michael Nardachioni, Natalie Purschwitz, Terry Sasaki, Kathy Shimizu, Miyuki Shinkai, Claire Sower, Jeremy Isao SpeierJeff Chiba Stearns, Candie TanakaM. A. TateishiTaka Sudo – Tifdyl, Bob Suzuki, Takao Tanabe, Nao Uda, Yvonne Wakabayashi, Arleigh Wood, Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, Sachi Yamabe, Taizo Yamamoto, Clare Yow, Teodora Zamfirescu, Tasha Zimich

Thank you to our generous donors!

AG Hair, Amano Foods, Artisan Sake Maker, Bill Reid Gallery, Burnaby Art Gallery, Canadian Fishing Company, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden,Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Hapa Izakaya, Kodo Collection, Museum of Anthropology, Museum of Vancouver, Musqueam First Nation, Nine O’Clock Gun Co., OK Gift, Opus Art Supplies, Pacific Theatre, Paper-ya, Vancouver Police Museum, Science World British Columbia, The Cultch, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver Canadians, YYoga, Zipang Provisions, Silk Road Tea, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Writers Fest

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