February 13, 2022: The first exhibit of the great work by the winners of the 2021 Youth Art & Poetry Contest has just been released! This anthology showcases the talent of the winners in the Art Category. We invite you to view the eight pieces of art in our Exhibit page. In the next couple of months, we will publish the poetry and photography winners' entries.

Updated on March 1, 2022: The second exhibit of the winners' works from the 2021 Youth Art & Poetry Contest is now published. This exhibit is a collection of 6 poems by the winners in the Poetry Category. Please enjoy!

Updated on April 13, 2022: The third exhibit of the winners' works are now available. This is a collection of 7 photos by the winners of the Photography Category.

Looking at Paintings

January 22, 2022: It was an extremely tough job for the contest committee to review all the incredible submissions from California to New York and from Washington to Florida to select the winners. After careful considerations of all aspects of the work, including the artistic values and the messages delivered, we finally completed the selection process and announced the winners on the contest page. In the next several months, we will be exhibiting the winning entries category by category. We just can't wait to show you all the great talents of the AAPI young artists.

Award Winner

Updated on January 20, 2022: Now we have released Part II of the 130 Haiku Collection. Please enjoy!

December 27, 2021: At this holiday season, we are honored to share with you some great work from a group of friends - Part I of 130 Haiku Collection. 14 friends worked on this fun project and documented their days in the form of Haiku in the past fall. Enjoy, and maybe create your own poem as well!

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Special Exhibit: Interview Mr. Xinning Shi

November 29, 2021: Our first Special Exhibit was just published. We were fortunate to talk with Mr. Shi, a renowned artist currently resides in Southern California. This exhibit presents you with the details of the interview, and two pieces of his artwork.

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New Exhibit: Life Is Sweet

November 1, 2021: Our first photo exhibit is here, and it has everyone's favorite. Please enjoy.


New Exhibit: Day of Remembering by Manshu

October 8, 2021: This exhibit consists of a poem and a watercolor painting. Also, the poem is shown in two kinds of Chinese Calligraphy.

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Now Open: 2021 AAPI Youth Art & Poetry Contest

September 25, 2021: The first ever art & poetry contest hosted by AAAA is now open and accepting entries! Contest guidelines are available here. We are so excited to see your great works soon.

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September 12, 2021: Enjoy the latest featured exhibit on our website: 'Who is in control?' by Daphne Dao.


August 25, 2021: The first ever art & poetry contest hosted by the AAAA is coming up as we work to finalize the details. Please keep a lookout! We are so excited to see your great works soon.

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August 3, 2021: We are excited to announce the first featured exhibit on our website: Eat Bitterness (Chīkŭ) by Sophie Zhu.

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Summer of Creation

July 15, 2021: We are lining up several artists' work for exhibition in our brand new website. There are plenty of virtual spaces on our website to host your work. Let us know if you are creating this summer, and want to demonstrate your talent in painting, poem, photography, music, or other art forms. We can't wait to see what you’ve been up to!


Upcoming Programs

June 10, 2021: We are super excited to announce that we are in full operations. There are so many programs we want to introduce: themed exhibits, contests, funding art supplies and more. Stay tuned as we roll out the initial set of exhibits later in July and for our new programs!

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From Idea to Reality: The Evolution of Asian American Artists Association

May 1, 2021: It all started from a look around the society we live in, where diversity is lacking and Asian/Pacific Americans are underrepresented in the arts. Each having experiences in pursuing dreams of creativity, a group of youths came together with a shared goal. By encouraging and supporting each other and our endeavors, we wanted to  build something that would make a difference for other artists from the AAPI community. A couple of months later, here we are: running events and programs to support Asian/Pacific American artists and showcase their work.

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