Welcome to the Society of Asian Art of Hawai’i, Inc.
We are a non-profit educational and charitable organization growing out of the Oriental Art Society of Hawaii, founded in 1974.
SAAH was established to (1) promote the appreciation, enjoyment, and understanding of Asian art; (2) promote and encourage the creation, preservation, and collection of Asian art; and (3) promote education about Asian art. Programs are held almost every month during the academic year, September through May, wherein experts give illustrated lectures or gallery walkthroughs to SAAH members and guests.
Also, an International Guest Speaker’s Forum is occasionally offered to the community at large, featuring an esteemed visitor from off-island. One or more annual fund-raising events, such as auctions and dinners, enhance the Society’s ability to provide scholarships and internships to worthy young university students. Finally, all these events take place in an informal social setting, with camaraderie, animated discussion among members, and often, refreshments.
Below: Photos from SAAH Annual Banquet / Saturday, May 5, 2012 / Kapiolani Community College, Ohelo Dining Room