End of my artist in residency at chsa

Well… Like they say… All good things must come to an end. My two year residency at the Chinese Historical Society of America is ending at the end of this month.

It’s been good to be excepted by a Chinatown community organization. I’ve always thought that the Chinese community doesn’t back up their artists. Glad CHSA brought me in. They provided me with a space to work and showcase my art.

I guess from here it’s back to working out of my house. The doghouse. The basement. The garage.

I’m looking at space at pier 70 also. But not that crazy about the place. There’s no plumbing. No toilet. A portapottie. Electric is just pulled in. It’s a daytime space only. Given my habit of working into the night that would be tough.

It’s spooky there at night too. A perfect place to dump a body. Plus it’s not in the community and a lot farther from where I live.

The developers got their eyes on the area like a hawk. It can get sold in no time and it’ll be time to move again.

Don’t know if I will be able to stay in the house I’m at too. It’s going through a partition.

Anyway… As a closing party for my art residency at CHSA, I’ll be having a winter solstice party there this Saturday from 1-4pm. I’m making a big pot of tongyuen and celebrate our coming together. Free to the public!


Winter Solstice Reception with Leland Wong
December 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Leland Wong and the CHSA Museum cordially invite you to our Winter Solstice Reception on December 13th. We will gather to mark the start of winter and to celebrate Leland’s accomplishments throughout his two year-long residency at the CHSA Museum, which will conclude at the end of 2014.


We will look back at Leland’s accomplishments during his time at CHSA. Over the span of two exhibitions, Creative Spaces (2013) and Leland Wong: Chinatown Studio (2014), this unprecedented collaboration between a visual artist and CHSA has produced the following: original artwork and photography highlighting daily life in San Francisco Chinatown; new connections with the Asian American community and the Chinese diaspora; and dumplings, lots of dumplings.


Don’t miss out on this chance to view Leland Wong’s impressive large-scale works in the CHSA Museum: Kois at Dragon’s Gate and #Chinatown: Leland Wong’s Photographic Sketches.

Music and light refreshments will be served. Dumplings may be involved.


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