Maeya Art Festival
01/23 to 02/10,2015
Rolling Hills Estate, CA
 
 
The 2015 Maeya Art Festival, The Chinese Art Finalists are here:
Click their photos to see all the original works that will display at the festival Gallery
Ms. Hongmei Gong
Hongmei Gong started learning painting from her father since her childhood. Graduated from Hebei Normal University, Hongmei Gong has been working as an art editor for newspapers for years and is now the photojournalist at the News Center of Heibei Legal Newspaper. A member of the Hebei Branch of China Artist Association and Hebei Photographer Association, Hongmei Gong is also the director of Heibei Press Photography Council and the Vice Chairwoman of Hebei Contemporary Art Research Institute.
     
Mr. Yaohua Zhao
Born in Cangzhou, China in 1942, Yaohua Zhao is now the Vice Chairman of Hebei Mao’s Calligraphy Research Institute and the Advisor of Hebei Calligraphy and Painting Art Research Institute and Heibei Pen Calligrapher Association. Working predominantly in the medium of brush calligraphy, Yaohua Zhao is also a member of Art Council of China Calligraphy Research Institute. 
 
     
 

Ms.Shuyun Zhou
Born in Weixian, Hebei province, China in 1940, Shuyun Zhou is currently a member of Hebei Artist Association, Hebei Photographer Association and China Excalibur Literature and Art Society. She has devoted herself in Chinese Traditional Painting for years. Her paintings are of very wide range. She is particularly good at paintings of flowers and birds, especially painting of peonies. Her works have been received many awards, and selected to be included in many newspapers and collections of calligraphy and painting. In 2008, Shuyun Zhou’s “Shuyun Zhou – Chinese Traditional Painting of Peonies” Collection was published. In 2010, she held a gallery exhibition of her paintings. In 2011, her “Shuyun Zhou – Chinese Traditional Painting of Flowers and Birds” Collection was published. In June 2013, she held another gallery exhibition of her paintings of peonies.

 

     
  Mr.Guofeng Liu
Born in Wuyang, Henan Province, China in 1942, Guofeng Liu is a calligrapher with his own unique calligraphic style. He is currently a member of Chinese Calligrapher Association. His calligraphy works have been listed in many national calligraphy and painting competitions and exhibitions. Since 2008, his calligraphy works have been received over fifty awards in various national competitions and have been selected to be included in more than sixty calligraphy collections. In recent years, Guofeng Liu’s outstanding works have helped him won honorable titles, such as “National Calligraphy and Sketch Artist”, “Excellence Artist in both calligraphy skills and Moral Integrity”, and one of the “China’s Top 100 Painters and Calligraphers”.
 
     
  Ms.Ju Liu
Born in 1949 in China, Ju Liu is one of the “100 Chinese Signed Calligraphers and Painters”. She works predominantly in the medium of painting. Her paintings are widely recognized by authority and have been received national and international awards. Her painting The Foot of the Great Wall has won the Golden Award at the Sino-British International Painting and Calligraphy Art Exhibition. Other award-winning paintings include A Spring of White Clouds in The Taihang Mountain, Taihang in Dream, Yunshan after Wind and Rain and so on. With these paintings, Ju Liu is honorably titled as “Chinese Calligrapher and Painter Celebrity”, “Chinese Outstanding Calligrapher and Painter” and “Chinese Culture Heritage Inheritor”.
 
     
 

Mr.Laiji Liu

Laiji Liu is a member of Hebei (China) Calligrapher Association, as well as the Vice Chairman of Hebei (China) Business Culture Institute.

 
     
 

Ms.Yanmin Jiang
Born in China in 1953, Yanmin Jiang is a member of Hebei Artist Association and Elderly Calligraphy and Painting Research Council. From 2003 to 2007, Yanmin Jiang studied Chinese traditional painting of flowers and birds at Hebei (China) Elderly University. Since 2006, she has kept improving her painting skills in a local Chinese Traditional Painting class. In 2007, ten of her paintings were selected by the 1st Traditional Chinese Realistic Painting Exhibition for the Elderly at Hebei Art Museum. Since then, every year her works have been selected or collected by multiple exhibitions of fine art.

 
     
  Mr.Zhiheng Zhang
Born in Hebei province, China in 1947, Zhiheng Zhang is one of the Chinese First-Class Artists. Graduated from Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1969, Zhiheng Zhang is now the Lifetime Honorary President of Chinese National Artist Association, and the Vice President of China Calligraphy and Painting Research Institute and China Landscape Painting Research Institute. His paintings have been exhibited at top art galleries in China as well as in other countries such as Japan, Korea, Singapore, Australia, and Canada. His paintings have been published on over eighty newspapers and magazines including People’s Daily, China Daily, Beijing Daily and Guangming Daily. In October 1998, Zhiheng Zhang held his gallery exhibition of his landscape paintings at National Art Museum of China and then in other cities all over the Mainland China. With his extraordinary achievement in landscape paintings, Zhiheng Zhang is honorably titled as “Excellence Artist in both Painting and Moral Integrity”, and one of the “China’s Top 100 Painters and Calligraphers” and so on.
 
     
  Ms.Li Zhang
Born in China in 1969, Li Zhang is one of the top new generation painters in China. Graduated from oil painting department of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Li Zhang’s oil paintings have both classical artistic temperament and contemporary cultural atmosphere. Her paintings are very popular among the domestic and overseas collectors and have been included in over thirty gallery exhibitions. Especially, the painting The Beauty of Spring in Li River is selected as one of the permanent collections at China’s Great Hall of the People. In 2012, her painting won the Golden Award at the Calligraphy and Painting Art Exhibition for celebrating the 40 anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and UK. With her representative works such as Memory, Bride, Power and so on, she was honorably titled as one of the “Chinese Leaders in Innovation” at the same year.

 

 
     
  Mr.Zhengquan Shi
Born in Peixian, Jiangsu Province, China in 1964, Zhenquan Shi is a member of China Calligrapher Association and the director of China’s Creative Center of Art Exchange. Graduated from the art department of Shanxi University in 1983, Zhenquan Shi had been a student of some master painters such as Xueshi Bai, Yan Zhu, Tingbai Shi, and Professor Yunxiang Bai. Zhenquan Shi's paintings have been included in over ten domestic and overseas gallery exhibitions and received multiple golden and silver awards. Many of his works have been published on multiple newspapers and collected by leaders from many countries.
 
  Mr.Shiwen Li
Born in Tianjin, China in 1943, Shiwen Li is one of the Chinese First-Class artists. Graduated from Hebei University in 1967 with the philosophy degree, Shiwen Li is now a member of China Calligrapher Association and the Vice President of Hebei Elderly Calligraphy and Painting Research Institute. Shiwen Li works predominately in cursive and semi-cursive scripts in Chinese calligraphy. Shiwen Li’s calligraphy works were selected to be included in multiple national and provincial art exhibitions, such as the 2nd China (Tianjin) Calligraphy Art Festival and the 1st National Elderly Calligraphy Exhibition. His calligraphy works have been collected by National Museum, National Stadium (aka the Bird's Nest), and Xi’an Bolin Museum. In 2002, Shiwen Li’s calligraphy collection was published by Hebei Art Publisher. He has participated art exchange activities in Japan, Korea, Thailand, France, and the United States.
 
     
 

Ms.Fengzhen Wu
Born in China in 1943, Fengzhen Wu is now a member of Hebei Artist Association and China Elderly Calligraphy and Painting Research Institute. After retirement, Fengzhen Wu started studying Chinese traditional painting of flowers and birds at Hebei (China) Elderly University in 2000. Since then, her paintings have been published on multiple newspapers such as Yanzhao Evening Post, Hebei Pictorial and China Elderly Calligraphy and Painting. In 2007 and 2008, Fengzhen Wu organized the 1st and 2nd Hebei Traditional Chinese Realistic Painting Exhibition for the Elderly at Hebei Art Museum and Qunyi Art Museum. She is currently planning and preparing for the “Colorful Life” Traditional Chinese Realistic Painting Exhibition that will be held at Shijiazhuang Art Museum.

 
     
  Mr.Changan Shi
Born in Hebei province, China in 1951, Changan Shi started learning Chinese traditional painting at age of 5. Graduated from Fine Art Department of Hebei Normal University, Changan Shi works predominantly in paintings of landscape. As a member of China Calligrapher and Painter Association and China Landscape Painting Institute, Changan Shi’s paintings have been received multiple awards from domestic and international art exhibitions. His name was enrolled in World Who’s Who. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, an exclusive interview program about Changan Shi was broadcasted on CCTV Calligraphy and Painting Channel. His paintings are collected by overseas Chinese in the United States, Australia, Korea and Singapore.
 
     
  Mr.Rongxin Ge
Born in Pingquan, Hebei province, China in 1958, Rongxin Ge is the Vice Chairman of Hebei Contemporary Art Research Institute and the President of Zilingge Painting Institute. On November 9, 2003, Rongxin Ge was invited by China’s Great Hall of the People to do a live painting demonstration for the state leaders. His eight-foot traditional painting Shocking Waves and Three Moving Mountains was appraised by the public as vigorous and innovative. In 2007, his painting of carps Circle Waves was included in the “100 Well-Known Painters’ Art Gallery” Exhibition in the CPPCC Auditorium. His traditional paintings have been introduced by and included in multiple newspapers such as People’s Weekly, Shanxi Daily, Yanzhao Evening Post, and so on. Most of his paintings have been collected by domestic and international organizations and friends.
 
     
  Mr. Yongwei Jia
Born in Xinjiang Province, China and raised in Zhaozhou, Yongwei Jia is a member of Hebei Calligrapher Association. With his achievement in both South Post and North Tablet calligraphy styles, Yongwei Jia started to create a new calligraphy style that integrates both styles. He inherited Chinese calligraphy traditions and kept up with the times in his compositions. After over twenty years practice, Yongwei Jia has formed his own unique calligraphy style. 
 
     
Mr.Yingjie Ma
Born in Lulong, Hebei Province, China in 1942, Yingjie Ma is a member of China Elderly Calligraphy and Painting Research Institute and Hebei Calligrapher Association. Started learning calligraphy and painting since childhood, Yingjie Ma joined the advance class and creative class at the training center of China Calligrapher Association and majored in regular and cursive style calligraphy after his retirement. Since then, his calligraphy works have been received many awards in domestic competitions and have been included in exhibitions such as “China Chongyang Calligraphy and Painting” Exhibition and “The 500 Best Chinese Calligraphy Works and Paintings”. After exhibited in Korea and other five countries, his works are now collected by Korea Calligraphy and Painting Association.
     
Mr. Yunjiang Gong
Born in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, China, Yunjiang Gong is one of Chinese First-Class Artists. As the first generation descendant of Master Kuchan Li, Yunjiang Gong spent his adolescence studying the traditional paintings of flowers and birds. He started leading the western painting at his middle age. Yunjiang Gong advocated gathering advantages from all aspects and being innovative while inheriting the traditions. With his hard working, Yunjiang Gong has formed his own unique artistic style and techniques to paint eagles. This East-meets-West style of painting has opened up an entirely new way of paintings of eagles in China. Yunjiang Gong’s paintings have been received many awards from domestic and international awards such as the Golden Award of World Confucius Cultural Art Award and China Art Flying Apsaras Award. His paintings have been exhibited in many countries and collected by state leaders and professional collectors from the United States, Canada, and Southeast Asia.
     
Mr.Hanling Dang
Born in China, Hanling Dang is now the member of Hebei Calligrapher Association and Hebei Artist Association. As the director of Shijiazhuang Artist Association, Hanling Dang started painting since his childhood. Graduated from China Calligraphy and Painting Correspondence University and Hebei Elderly University, Hanling Dang works predominately on the paintings of figures, landscape, flowers and birds, especially eagles. His paintings of eagles are unique in composition and excellent in both form and spirit. He also planned and organized the “Song of Eagle” Literature and Art Exhibition. Two collections of eagle painting were issued under his general editorship. Currently Hanling Dang is preparing to establish a research institute about eagle culture in hope of inheriting the traditional calligraphy and painting art and promoting the eagle culture.