1. The Worlds of Bernice Bing Screening Night

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    The Worlds of Bernice Bing illuminates the life and times of Bernice Bing - artist, Chinese American, lesbian, and activist. The powerful story of a woman who used color, paintbrush, and canvas to speak from her heart, this film promises to energize and inspire viewers with the resilience of a unique American icon. Bing came of age during a time when 'lesbian' was a bad word, racism was rampant, and women were expected to be housewives. As a young artist, she won a scholarship to attend the California College of Arts & Crafts (now California College of the Arts), where she was a student of Richard Diebenkorn. After earning her BFA there (1959) and her MFA at San Francisco Art Institute (1961), she emerged at the forefront of the avant garde and thrived in the heart of the North Beach bar scene, her large circle of friends including Joan Brown and Jay DeFeo. In addition to producing her own masterful compositions, Bing affected changes in the San Francisco art world and community arts organizations that continue to be vital today. Directed by Madeleine Lim and presented by Asian American Women Artist's Association (AAWAA) along with Bing scholar Jennifer Banta Yoshida, this film finally gives Bernice Bing the attention she so well deserves. Want to know more about the movie "The Worlds of Bernice Bing"? Sign up with http://AAWAA.net See "The Worlds of Bernice Bing" at https://vimeo.com/74667135 Photo Bernice Bing in her studio, ©late 1950s, photograph by Charles Snyder http://everydaypractices.com/blog/archive/the-painting-in-the-rafters/

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    • The Worlds of Bernice Bing TRAILER by Madeleine Lim

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      Riding the waves of American history, THE WORLDS OF BERNICE BING explores the life, activism and art of this Abstract Expressionist painter, Beat-era Existentialist, Buddhist, feminist, activist, and Chinese American lesbian. This poignant documentary is a lush tribute to Bernice Bing, the little-known foremother of Asian American avant-garde art. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Madeleine Lim, this film does justice to her legacy as a San Francisco icon. To screen or purchase the full documentary, contact: distribution@qwocmap.org Produced & Directed by Madeleine Lim Executive Producers Asian American Women Artists Association Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project Edited by Amal Kouttab Music Performed by Anthony Brown's Asian American Orchestra Made Possible With Support From Cal Humanities, Community Stories Grant San Francisco Arts Commission, Individual Artist Commission The San Francisco Foundation, Bay Area Documentary Fund AUDIENCE AWARD 2013 Queer Women of Color Film Festival FILM FESTIVALS - Official Selection Athena Film Festival, NY BFI London LGBT Film Festival, UK Bologna Lesbian Film Festival, Italy Boston LGBT Film Festival, MA CAAMFest San Francisco Asian American Film Festival, SF Frameline San Francisco LGBT Film Festival, SF Glitch Film Festival, Glasgow, Scotland Out Takes Film Festival, Auckland & Wellington, New Zealand Queer in Shorts, Cambridge, UK Queer Women of Color Film Festival, SF Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Seattle, WA MUSEUMS Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA UNIVERSITIES California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA Mills College, Oakland, CA Stanford University, Stanford, CA University of California, Berkeley, CA

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      • NEN Hall of Fame

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        Congratulations to Bernice Bing for receiving theNEN Hall of Fame Award at the 5th Annual NEN Awards!

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