Arts Club of Washington Exhibition

“East Meets West Through Sumi-e” exhibition at the Arts Club of Washington (website: We have 50 beautiful, accomplished paintings by 28 artists displayed in a very prestigious gallery in downtown Washington, DC. The Arts Club is located at 2017 I St. NW, Washington, DC 20006. The reception was held on Friday, October 6th. The above photos show the Arts Club Chair for Exhibits, Lorna … Read More

Sakura Sunday at National Harbor

We have been invited to participate in the National Harbor’s Sakura Sunday. Our Sumi-e Society of America’s President and member of NCAC, Carla Jaranson, was on the big stage giving a talk on the history and demonstrated the techniques of Sumi-e to the audience. This high profiled Washington DC’s Cherry Blossoms Festival event consisted of a wide array of free cultural activities including … Read More

Four Gentlemen Workshop by Bertrand Mao

We are honored to have Bertrand Mao as our instructor. He is a well-known local brush painter and calligrapher and has given our chapter several demonstrations. He has been painting for over 60 years and has taught students of all ages.  Mr. Mao is a true modern literati. He is well versed in the classics, is a master painter and calligrapher. For … Read More

Chesterbrook Taiwanese Presbyterian Church Open House

As part of their outreach program for the church neighborhood and the Taiwanese community, the Chesterbrook Taiwanese Presbyterian Church  held its first Open House event. Our NCAC chapter has been asked to participate as one of the fun activities. Several members volunteered to help teach children brush painting and calligraphy.