(A selection of events, 2018)
Feb. 10: FA3, Bonhams to present talk on Chinese porcelain
Friends of the Asian Art Association announced that it would co-present with Bonhams a talk on “The Eight Friends of Pearl Mountain: Porcelain Production in Late Qing China (ca 1900) through World War II” by Daniel Herskee, a specialist in the Asian Art department at Bonhams since 2010. FA3 says participants are encouraged to bring in one Chinese work of art: porcelains, jades, photographs of furniture and textiles, as the speaker is willing to examine/review/appraise them and provide a complimentary verbal auction estimate. The Seattle Tennis Club, 922 McGilvra Boulevard East, Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10 a.m. – Noon (Light refreshments will be served.) Registration by January 31: $15; Registration after January 31: $20. To register, go to FA3 website here.
Jan. 29: China Council “Corporate Executive Briefing” on China investment
The Washington State China Relations Council will begin 2018 with a Corporate Executive Briefing Series event with the title “Washington State Investment Insights: China and the World.” Speaker will be Allison Clark, Managing Director of the Business Development unit at the Washington State Department of Commerce, overseeing the business recruitment, retention, and expansion activities for the state. She formerly managed export promotion and international trade programs in the King County Executive’s Office, including an international trade mission to China. January 29, 2018, 11:30 am-1:00 pm at K & L Gates LLP, 925 Fourth Avenue, Suite 2900, Seattle. For registration, go to eventbrite here.
Jan. 19: China Club dinner on Seattle Asian American Film Festival
The China Club of Seattle's first dinner of 2018 will feature a panel of three speakers from the Seattle Asian American Film Festival, which will run Feb. 22-25: Vanessa Au, co-founder; Martin Tran, co-director and independent filmmaker, and Leilani Nishime, grant writer and associate professor at the UW Department of Communication. SAAFF showcases films by and about Asian Americans across North America, with an emphasis on filmmakers from the Pacific Northwest. The Club said, “This will be a lively and entertaining program ahead of the Chinese New Year!” Friday, Jan 19, China Harbor Restaurant, 2040 Westlake Ave. North, Seattle; 6:30 pm Social; 7:00 pm Dinner; 8:15 pm Speaker. For registration, go to eventbrite here.
(For more information on major events in Washington state-China relations, go to WA China Chronicle.)