|Maeya Art Festival
01/23 to 02/10,2015
Rolling Hills Estate, CA
The 2015 Maeya Art Festival, The Award Ceremony VIPs and Performers
6:00-8:30PM; Jan.25, 2015
550 Deep Valley Drive; Room 261B; Rolling Hills Estate, Ca 90275
|David Hadley, California State Assembly
Mr. Hadley is an American politician currently serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Republican representing the 66th district, encompassing parts of the South Bay. Prior to being elected to the state assembly, he was an entrepreneur and investment banker. Prior to committing to run for the California State Assembly, Hadley was the chairman of the Republican Party for the 66th State Assembly District after having been elected to the leadership of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County in 2012. Under his leadership, the local Republican Party formed a community of supporters called the South Bay 100. This group made the higgest contribution in 2013 than any other Republican Assembly District central committee in the state
|Ping Jiang, Producer, Screenwriter.
Ms.Jiang is the CEO of Yuetong Cultural Media—a well know event management company in China. She has been making movie start from the talent agent, casting director, screen writer, executive director for many TV and films , then become a producer and film investor. Even though, she has been produced over 10 big events, such as Model competitions, youth Art competitions, etc. The first movie she produced is "Feeling the Love Flute " that won the Best Children Film and Best Screenplay in 2014 San Diego International Kids Film Festival.
|Ronld Nelson; Museum Director
Mr.Nelson is the Executive Director of Long Beach Museum of Art for over 10 years ; Curator of important Southern Californian private collections in all types of arts; Juror of The 23 Annual Norman Gottlieb Art Show and Competition;Owner of a successful Southern California gallery; member of American Association of Museums; California Association of Museums and
Association of Fundraising Professionals (APF); Art Museum Development Association; Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
|Huang He, Actress
Stage Name Miaomiao, national first-level actor; China children’s film association deputy secretary-general; Television Artists Association director; St Culture Advocacy (USA) Chinese culture ambassador. Best Actress winner of the 13th Flower Film Awards and received by the China President Jiang Zemin (China); Best Performance winner of the 9th San Diego international Kids Film festival ( USA); The 14th Nantes three continents international film festival award "golden globes" ( France); Berlin International Film Festival “youth forum award “ (Germany); Shanghai film critics association award top ten best films (China); China Times Express “Outstanding films”award ( Taiwan); The golden rooster award for best directorial debut; The best Childers's film in Huabiao Film awards, and the best Childers's film in Cairo Film awards and won the special spirits award in the 15th International Family Film Festival ( USA).
|Mr.Max Presneill, Artist, Museum director
Max Presneill is an artist and curator. He has exhibited throughout the world including New York, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Istanbul, Sydney, Guangzhou and Tokyo and is represented by the Garboushian Gallery, Beverly Hills, Gallery Lara in Tokyo as well as the Durden & Ray collective. His work has been included in the Istanbul Biennial and the Yokohama Triennial as well as international museums.
Currently he is the Head Curator for the Torrance Art Museum as well as Curatorial Director of ARTRA Curatorial (www.artrala.org), an independent curatorial projects management team.
|Ms. Nifang Huo; Actress
Ms.Huo is from the Chinese legend movie maker family, graduated from Central Academy of drama ( China), has been in leading roles for over 20 movies and 100 TV eposes. She is the best actress award winner of the 16th Changchun Film Festival ( China); Leading rule movie “ Sunshine in your mind” won the best education film of the 9th San Diego International Kids Film Festival
|Peggy Sivert Zask; Artist, gallery director
Ms.Zask was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Palos Verdes Peninsula. She received a BA in Art Education from California State University, Long Beach and a Masters degree in Humanities from CSU Dominguez Hills. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer for two years in Central America and Worked as a high school Art teacher in Manhattan Beach for 20 years. She is also an artist and has always made sure to block out time everyday to create her personal work. She ran several galleries and a non-profit art museum in the 1990s, but returned to art teaching while she raised her children. She began Zask Gallery in 2006 located in Rancho Palos Verdes, which ran for 8 years until 2013 when she incorporated as South Bay Contemporary and became non profit public charity art organization. She will be hosting her exhibitions in a space in San Pedro as of 2015.
|Mr.Xiaoxi Shi, Artist; Designer
Xiaoxi is a founding partner and Creative Director of 2-LA. An award winning and highly recognized designer, Xiaoxi’s work has been widely published, respected and exhibited in museums and competitions. His award winning work ranges from consumer electronics to furniture design. He has recently received the IDEA Gold award for the Nokia2520 Tablet and Power Cover.
|Ms.Jody Wignnes, Artist
Jody Wignnes is a contemporary artist, her color variations share a mood and
different shapes and linear design. She learn the art from her grandmother, Edith Sherman and her goal is to follow Mrs.Sherman footsteps and pursue all of her dreams in the art world. Her education includes classes and influences from Otis College, USC, Dominguez and private classes with Gemma Taccogna and several others.
|Katherine Ni, Master of Ceremony, Actress
The older Ni twin by 9 minutes, Katherine is a fourth-year student at UCSB studying film and media studies, technology management and art history. She appreciates social media, graphic design, and great friends. Katherine is currently the Publicity Coordinator for AS Program Board at UCSB and is involved with the Reel Loud Film Festival at UCSB and Santa Barbara Film Festival. She is also a synchronized swimmer for the Aqualillies. Katherine hopes to one day travel the world while working within the film industry in Los Angeles.
|Cynthia Ni, Master of Ceremony, Actress
Cynthia (Carla) Ni is currently a 4th year undergraduate student at UC Santa Barbara, double majoring in Communication and Psychology. She serves as President of the UCSB chapter of the American Marketing Association, as well as the Digital Media Coordinator for Associated Students Program Board at UC Santa Barbara. Her passions lie mostly in the intersection of the worlds of music, technology, modern art and fashion. She is also a synchronized swimmer with the Los Angeles based performance company Aqualillies
|Ms. Ye Mining Yang, Singing Artist
Yang Ye mining [stage name Phoenix], singing artists, Chinese Musicians Association, in 1990, graduated from Guangxi Arts Vocal Department, served as the Guangxi Folk Song and Dance Ensemble soloists, who has visited the show and performances around the country, has been held in China personal music concert, won vocal Competition [Third Sister Liu's hometown], [only folk King family], [Lijiang love] gold, get [the blessing of the motherland], [good luck], the first prize, in 2010 emigrated to the US, many times Sino-US cultural exchanges in the Chinese performances, becoming the favorite singer of the American people, the Americans called the [golden voice] Golden Phoenix.
|Chinese Cultural Dance Club (CCDC) at UCLA
The UCLA Chinese Cultural Dance Club (CCDC) was founded in February of 2000, offering free dance classes to the UCLA community. Lotus Steps, the club’s annual dance showcase, is a free, professional level, cultural event to which UCLA students and local patrons could attend. This show is designed to carry on the tradition of the club and its mission statement of “sharing Chinese culture through dance”. The UCLA Chinese Cultural Dance Club currently stands at a membership of seventy. Lotus Steps has grown so large that it now has its own production team and for the past eight years has been held at UCLA’s prestigious Royce Hall which seats 1,818 audience members (and last year we filled over 900 of those seats!)