|Asian/Pacific American Heritage Association Launches 2013 Art Contest and Expo|
HOUSTON – JANUARY 9, 2013 – The Asian/Pacific American Heritage Association (APAHA), with support from Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), announced earlier this month the ‘Go Green’ Art Contest, aimed at engaging Asian/Pacific American high school students to express environmental issues – such as sustainability, clean air, water quality, renewable energy and recycling – through art. The contest will accept Asian/Pacific American students from Greater Houston-area high schools and Asian language schools. Scholarships will be awarded in the categories of drawing, 2D and 3D designs. Due to growing interest in participation, APAHA has extended its deadlines to allow schools to register for the contest and students to submit their artwork until January 19th.
The entry must be original work, and the judging will be based on artistic execution, originality and creativity, interpretation of the theme and effectiveness in teaching and engaging the overall community. Scholarships will be awarded to the winners by APAHA.
“We launched the initial Go Green Art Contest last year as a way to celebrate our 20th anniversary of service to the Houston and Fort Bend communities in 2012, we wanted to showcase an issue that the Asian/Pacific American community is well-versed in,” said Philip Sun, the chair of APAHA’s ‘Go Green’ Art Contest. “This is our second year we are holding the contest. We encourage Asian students to show their creativity, passion and enthusiasm in conveying green stewardship through art.”
The judging panel will include government officials, experts and advocates in the fields of arts and environment and our sponsors. Wells Fargo is the ‘Legacy Sponsor’ of the contest. Other sponsors include: Houston Community College, City of Houston - Waste Management and HEB.
Students need to register through their schools and submit entries by January 19th. Finalists will be judged during an Art Expo at the United Way building (50 Waugh Dr.) on January 19th, where First, Second, and Third Place winners will be announced. The Grand Prize Winner will be presented at APAHA’s annual gala event, scheduled for May 31 at the Omni Galleria Houston Hotel. For more information about the guidelines and to submit an entry form, please visit www.apahaart.org.
About Wells Fargo
In Houston, Wells Fargo has more than 2,500 team members, more than 200 Community Banking stores and nearly 300 ATMs. The financial institution has donated more than $3 million to Houston-based non-profits and schools through corporate and foundation giving, and team members contributed more than 15,000 volunteer hours in 2010. Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.3 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (wellsfargo.com and wachovia.com) and other distribution channels across North America and internationally. With more than 270,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in America. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 23 on Fortune’s 2011 rankings of America’s largest corporations and is the #1 SBA lender in Texas. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.
As a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, the Asian/Pacific American Heritage Association (APAHA) was formed in 1992 to “promote awareness and increase understanding of the Asian/Pacific American culture and its diversity through education and celebration, focusing on May, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), and continuing throughout the year.” To make a difference in our community, Asian/Pacific American Heritage Association (APAHA) has collaborated with various community and educational entities to provide ongoing educational, cultural and scholarship programs to the Asian/Pacific and Greater Houston communities.
APAHA also celebrated their 20th year of service to the community in 2012.