HISTORY OF K.A.S.C.

About KASC

The Korean Artists’ Society of Canada (KASC) was launched in 1980 by a group of Korean-Canadian immigrant artists. It was established as an official society in 1992. Since then, it has solidified its place in Canada as a prominent creative Fine Arts group. The KASC is one of the largest Korean immigrant artist groups in North America. 

The KASC holds gallery tours, art seminars, and annual exhibitions. We promote invitational exhibitions and sponsorships for second generation Korean-Canadians and collaborate on exhibitions with various artists. We adjudicate for children’s art contests every year and we also create art programs for community service and volunteer art education programs.

 Exhibition proceeds are donated to several groups in the Korean-Canadian community, including the Korean-Canadian Physically Challenged Adults’ Community (KCPCAC), KCWA Family and Social Services, and Korean Senior Citizens Society of Toronto (KSCST), University Settlement, Mental Health Programs, etc.

History of the Korean Artists’ Society of Canada (K.A.S.C.)

2021

  • produce and distribute Healing Art Kits to KCWA Family and Social Services
  • Support Online Art Education to Hong Fook Mental Health Centre, University Settlement, KCWA
  • New Horizon Project for Senior Art Program, Support by Ontario Service
  • New Website Open

2020

  • Art Online Seminar (Unveiling Korean Culture) Lecturer: Dr. Hee kyung Song
    Lecture 1: Royal culture of ChoSun dynasty
    Lecture 2: Civilian culture of ChoSun dynasty
  • Art Therapy Seminar (Art and Soul) / Lecturer: Sookyoung Cho
  • National Unification Advisory Council Adjudication for Online Kids Art Contest Awards
  • Ontario Trillium fund
  • Healing Art Kit production/distribution and Online Art Education for Hong Fook Mental Health Centre
  • The 29th Annual Exhibition (Online Gallery) / Title: Symbiotic World
    jointed with Emerging artist and Montreal, Québec Korean Canadian artists
  • The 15th Executive Board & Management Committee Meeting

2019

  • Board of Sponsorial Directors & Committee of Management
  • The 28th Annual Exhibition ( Papermill Gallery, Toronto )
  • The 1st Audit (Auditor Jun Tea Park. Member Miry cho )
  • Art Tour ( Albright Knox Art Gallery , Buffalo,USA) 
  • 1996 – 2019 Evaluation of Art Contest for Student Korea Daily newspaper, The Korean Times Newspaper, Ontario Korean Businessmen’s Association (OKBA) , Galleria Supermarket  

2018

  • Board of Sponsorial Directors & Committee of Management
  • K.A.S.C. Article of Association revised
  • Toronto Consulate General exhibits Annual replaced
  • Evaluation of The Korea Times Daily Drawing Contest
  • K.A.S.C. Retreat (Hosted at the home of member JooHee Jang)
  • Registered as a non-profit organization (Ontario Ministry of Government -August 24,2018)
  • The 27th Annual Exhibition (Dosaan Art Gallery, Toronto) 

2017

  • Special Exhibition to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Canadian
  • Confederation (The 26th Annual Exhibition) & Publication of Artwork, Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Toronto,
  • Fundraising Exhibition for Adult disabled community, Korean Canadian Cultural Association of Metropolitan Toronto
  • Toronto Fundraising Exhibition to Sponsor Korean Canadian Physically Challenged Adult Community (KCPCAC), Toronto KCPCC Donation KCPCAC $ 2600
  • Special Seminar to Commemorate the 100 Years after Tom Thomson’s Passing ‘ Reinterpretation of Nature’ ( Eunah Cho)
  • Board of Sponsorial Directors & Committee of Management
  • Address Book of Members reorganized
  • Exhibited work of KASC members at Yoon Space Gallery in Los Angeles 

2016

  • Special Exhibition for the 25th Anniversary of K.A.S.C. & Publication of Artwork (Southern California Korean Artist Association and invitation Exhibition of Korean Ceramic Artists),Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Toronto
  • Fundraising Exhibition to Sponsor Adult disabled community, Korean Canadian Cultural Association of Metropolitan Toronto, Toronto
  • Toronto Fundraising Exhibition to Sponsor Korean Canadian Physically Challenged Adult Community (KCPCAC), Toronto KCPCC Donation KCPCAC $ 900
  • Korean Canadian Physically Challenged Adult Community (KCPCC)
    Summer Art Camp
  • New York Art Tour (MOMA, Whitney Museum, New York Art Fair, Frieze Art Fair)
  • Board of Sponsorial and Managemental Directors Meeting
  • Gifted KASC Artists’ ceramic artwork to 38 Sponsors for KASC 28th Anniversary Year-End Party 2016 (gathering place between sponsorial directors and members)
  • Toronto Consulate General exhibits Annual replaced
  • K.A.S.C. website reorganized 

2015

  • Sponsorial Exhibition to Fundraise for the Korean Canadian Women’s Association, Do-Saan Art Gallery, Toronto
  • Gallery Tour
  • The 24th Annual Exhibition, Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Toronto 

2014

  • Sponsorial Exhibition to Fundraise for the KCWA family and Social Services 
  • Spring Project Exhibition & The Deceased Member (Yang Shim Kim) Posthumous 
  • Exhibition to Aid their Children, Do-Saan Art Gallery, Toronto
  • Korean Canadian Medical Association Sponsorial Gala Exhibition
  • Sponsorial Exhibition to Seniors of Korean descent
  • Toronto Consulate General exhibits Annual replaced
  • Ottawa Art Gallery Tour National Gallery of Canada
  • Korean group Awards Ceremony ,(Korean Canadian Cultural Association of Metropolitan Toronto)
  • Awarded the 32nd Korean Canadian Heritage Group Award by KCCA
  • The 23rd Annual Exhibition, Joseph.D.Carrier Art Gallery, Toronto

2013

  • Sponsorial Exhibition to Fundraise for the KCWA family and Social Services , The Grand Luxe, Toronto
  • U of T East Asian Library Mixed Culture Project Exhibition, U of T, Toronto
  • Gallery M Opening commemoration Invitation Exhibition , Toronto
  • The 21st Annual Exhibition & Publication of Artwork (Commemorative Exhibition for the 50 Years of Canada-Korea relations, Korean Artists invited), Do-Saan Art Gallery, Toronto
  • History and Articles of Association Reorganized
  • Awarded the 31st Korean group Canadian Heritage Group Award by KCCA (K.A.S.C)
  • Appreciation plaque presented to President Myung-Kyu Kim 

2012

  • Sponsorial Exhibition to Fundraise for the KCWA family and Social Services , Le Parc, Toronto
  • Participated in Korean Dano Festival (Organizer for Children’s Art and Crafts)
  • Art Tour New York Armory Show Korea Gallery Festival
  • Toronto Consulate General exhibits Annual replaced
  • The 21st Annual Exhibition, Do-Saan Art Gallery, Toronto
  • K.A.S.C. Website corrected
  • Gifted KASC Artists’ ceramic artwork to 35 Sponsors 

2011

  • Spring Project Exhibition, Do-saan Art Gallery, Toronto
  • Production of calendars of The Korean Times
  • The 20th Annual Exhibition, Do-saan Gallery, Toronto
  • Presented artwork to Consulate General Ji-In Hong
  • Participated in Hanka Exchange Exhibition (New Artists Association) 

2010

  • Participated in Korean Dano Festival (Organizer for Children’s Art)
  • New York Art Expo Tour
  • ‘Look Around’: Fundraising Exhibition for Haiti and Chile, Do-Saan Art Gallery, Toronto
  • The 19th Annual Exhibition(Korean artists invited), Do-Saan Art Gallery, Toronto
  • Toronto Consulate General exhibits Annual replaced
  • Sponsorial Exhibition for Rose of sharon and Donation, Don Valley Hotel, Toronto
  • Christmas Props Exhibition, Eden Gallery, Thornhill

2009

  • ‘Spring garden’ Join The Chicago American Art Association , Do-saan Art Gallery, Toronto
  • Incheon Art International Exchange Exhibition Incheon Culture & art Center, Korea
  • Seminar-Frame Workshop (Hoi Kwon Choi), Ceramic Art Workshop (Yoo Seung Lee)& Colour Psychology (Tae Hwan Oh)
  • Exchange Exhibition withThe Chicago KoreanAmerican Art Association, Greenleaf Art Centre, The Long Hall Gallery, Chicago
  • The 18th Annual Exhibition (Korean artists invited), Do-Saan Art Gallery, Toronto
  • Sponsorial Exhibition for Rose of Sharon, Toronto 

2008

  • “Without Boundary” LA, Seoul, Toronto Exchange Exhibition & Publication of Artwork, Korean Cultural Centre, Los Angeles
  • Exchange Exhibition to Fundraise for the Foundation of Korean Cultural Center of Chicago Publication of Artwork Collections, Open Space Gallery, Chicago
  • K.A.S.C. History reorganized
  • The 17th Annual Exhibition & Celebratory Exhibition for the Opening of Do-saan art gallery ,Do-saanGallery, Toronto
  • Sponsorial Exhibition for Rose of sharon, Toronto
  • 2008- 2014 Scholarship presented to OCAD University Students of Korean ethnicity
  • Contributed interior design and electric work for the establishment of Do-Saan Art Gallery
  • Created entrance sign for Do-Saan Art Gallery
  • Sponsored new artists and invited them to the KASC Exhibition
  • Gift presented to 23 sponsors and Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Toronto

2007

  • Toronto Consulate General exhibits Annual replaced
    Sponsored Toronto’s “Dream of Nature” exhibition of Korean artists
  • “Without Boundary” LA, Seoul, Toronto publication of exchange exhibition works, Rennox Contemporary Gallery, Toronto
  • The 16th Annual Exhibition, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, Toronto 

2006

  • Spring Exhibition 201, Toronto
  • The 15th Annual Exhibition, Rennox Contemporary Gallery, Toronto
  • Raffle proceeds donated to support Sun-Hee Baek Family
  • Raffle proceeds donated to Castleview Wychwood Towers Long-Term Care Home
  • New York Art Expo 

2005

  • Spring Exhibition, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, Toronto
  • The 14th Annual Exhibition & Publication of Artwork, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, Toronto
  • Website opened (www.kasc.ca)
  • 2005 – 2020 Displayed artwork of KASC members at the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Toronto

2004

  • Spring Exhibition, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke
  • Corrected the name to the Korean Artist’s Society of Canada
  • The 13th Annual Exhibition, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, Toronto
  • Chicago Art Fair 

2003

  • Spring Exhibition, Etobicoke Art Centre, Etobicoke
  • The 12th Annual Exhibition, Scarborough Civic Centre, Scarborough
  • Sketch Trip 

2002

  • Mono colour Drawing Exhibition, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, Toronto
  • The 11th Annual Exhibition, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, Toronto
  • Fundraising Exhibition for the Korean Senior Citizens Society, Toronto 
  • Buffalo Art Tour 

2001

  • Invitation Exhibition to Mississauga Living Art Center, Mississauga
  • Exhibition Celebrating the Opening of the Consulate General Gallery,
  • Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, Toronto
  • The 10th Annual Exhibition, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke 

2000

  • Millennium “We” Exhibition, Columbus Center, Toronto
  • The 9th Annual Exhibition, Ukrainian Canadian Art Foundation, Toronto
    Chicago Art Fair Tour, Chicago
  • Korean Daily Toronto Newspaper – 8th Anniversary Celebration
  • Appreciation plaque presented to sponsor – Jae-Rock Lee

1999

  • Sponsorial Exhibition for Children with Heart Disease, Korean Canadian Cultural Association, Toronto
  • Millennium Fundraising Tea Party Korea Broadcasting Fundraising
  • Korea Broadcasting Fundraising
  • Chicago Art Fair tour
  • “Women’s Voice” and “We” Projects selected by the 2000 Millennium Art Fund
    Canada Council for Arts Grant $80,000
  • City of Toronto’s Millennium Grant $10,000
    Publication of Artwork.
  • The 8th Annual Exhibition & Publication of Artwork, Ukrainian Canadian Art Foundation, Toronto 

1998

  • Vancouver Exhibition, 84th Ave. Gallery, Vancouver
  • The 7th Annual Exhibition, Multicultural History Society of Ontario, Toronto,1999
  • KASC Members’ artwork gifted to 15 Sponsors
  • Chicago Art Fair tour

1997

  • YMCA Youth Project Fundraising Exhibition
  • The 6th Annual Exhibition, Gallery 80, Toronto
  • “Incorporation and Identity” Symposium

1996

  • Invited to Michigan korean Art festival, American Centre Lobby, Detroit
  • The 5th Annual Exhibition, Toronto
  • Korean Canadian Cultural Association of Metropolitan Toronto Construction
    Fundraising Exhibition Donated $1000
  • Evaluation of Art Contest for Student Korea Daily newspaper, The Korean Times
    Newspaper, Ontario Korean Businessmen’s Association (OKBA) , Galleria Supermarket
  • Christmas Props Exhibition, Art Academic Gallery, Toronto

1995

  • The Board of Sponsorial Directors launched
  • Invitation Exhibition to Etobicoke City Hall Art Gallery, Etobicoke
  • The 4th Annual Exhibition & Publication of Artwork, Gallery 80, Toronto, Gallery 80,Toronto
  • Congratulations on the relocation of The Korea Times newspaper 

1994

  • The 3rd Annual Exhibition, Gallery 80, Toronto

1993

  • The 2nd Annual Exhibition & Publication of Artwork, Gallery 80, Toronto

1992

  • Re-launched as the Korean Artists’ Society of Canada 
  • Fundraising Exhibition for Student Aid Foundation, Regal Constellation Hotel, Toronto
  • K.A.S.C. Foundation Exhibition, Theodore Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto

1990

  • Fundraising Exhibition for the Foundation of the R.O.M.’s Gallery of Korea,
    OISE,Toronto

1987

  • Discovery’ 87 (Club-wide Exhibition) College Park Gallery, Toronto

1980

  • K.A.S.C. launched
  • K.A.S.C. Exhibition, KOREART 80, Toronto

캐나다 한인 미술가 협회 연혁

2020

토론토 문화 예술토론 (한국 총영사 초청)
제 15 기 임원진및 운영 이사회 회의
아트테라피 온라인 세미나 1- 강사 : 조수경 주제: (Art and Soul) Art Therapy Seminar
한인회관 평 통사무실에서 미술대회 심사
온라인 미술대회 시상식 행사 심사평
힐링 아트키트제작및 배부
홍푹 정신건강 센터 아트 온라인 미술교육 ( 매달 8 개월간 온라인미술교육)
총영사관주최 캐네디언과 2 세들을 위한 한국알리기행사
한국미술 온라인 세미나 2 회 강사: 송희경 /동시통역:에드워드윤,서한준
제 1 강: 조선의 왕실문화 /제 2 강:조선의 평민문화
29 회 연례전 몬트리얼 퀘벡 미술인협회. 2 세 영아티스트 협업 전시 ( Online Gallery)
29 회 온라인 총회  

2019

후원 이사회 및 운영위원회
28회 연례전 (Paper mill Gallery, Toronto)
제 1회 회계 감사 (외부 회계 감사위원 박준태회계사 , 내부 회계 감사 조미리)
아트투어( Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA) 

2018

후원 이사회 및 운영위원회
K.A.S.C. 정관 개정
토론토 영사관 대여 전시 작품 교체
한국 일보 사생대회심사
K.A.S.C. 피크닉 (장주희 전 회장님 댁)
비영리 단체 등록 (온타리오 주 정부 -2018 년 8 월 24 일)
제 27 회 연례 전 (도산 아트 갤러리  Dossan Art Gallery) 

2017

캐나다 연방 건국 150주년 기념 특별 전시회(제26회연례전)및 작품집 출판, Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Toronto,
성인 장애인 공동체 후원 기금 마련 전시회, 한인화관, Toronto
캐나다 국민화가 ‘탐 탐슨’ 사후 100주년 기념 특별 세미나
‘ 자연의 재해석’ ( 발제; 조은아 )
후원 이사회 및 운영위원회 회원 주소록 재 정리 

2016

제 25주년 특별 전시회 및 작품집 출간 (남가주 한인 미술협회 및 한국 도예 작가 초대 전시),Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Toronto
성인 장애인 공동체 후원 기금 마련 전시회, 한인회관, Toronto
뉴욕 아트 투어(MOMA, Whytney Museum, New York Art Fair, Frieze Art Fair)
토론토 총 영사관 대여 전시 작품 교체

후원 이사회 및 운영 이사회

2016년 송년회 ( 후원이사와 회원들간의 만남의 장)
미협 웹싸이트 재 정리 

2015

한인 여성회 기금 마련 후원전
봄 작은 그림전, 도산 갤러리, Toronto
갤러리 투어
제24회 연례전, Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Toronto 

2014

한인여성회(K.C.W.A.) 기금마련 후원전,
봄 기획전 및 고 김양심회원 자녀돕기 유작전, 도산갤러리, Toronto
한인의사협회 갈라 후원전
한인시니어 후원전
토론토 총영사관 대여 전시 작품 교체
오타와 미술관 투어.
한인상 단체상 시상식.(한인회)
제23회 연례전, Joseph.D.Carrier Art Galler, Toronto 

2013

한인여성회(K.C.W.A.) 기금마련 후원전, The Grand Luxe, Toronto
토론토 대학 동아시아 도서관 복합문화 기획전, U of T, Toronto
Gallery M 개관 기념 초대전, Toronto
제 22회 연례전 및 작품집 출판(한캐수교 50주년 기념전, 한국작가 초대), 도산 Gallery, Toronto
연혁 및 정관 재정리
제31회 한인상 단체상 수상.(한인 미술가 협회) 

2012

한인여성회(K.C.W.A.) 기금마련 후원전, Le Parc, Toronto
New York Art Tour
토론토 총영사관 대여 전시 작품 교체
제 21회 연례전, 도산 Gallery, Toronto
미협 웹사이트 수정 

2011

봄기획전, 도산 Gallery, Toronto
한국일보 달력제작
제20회 연례전, 도산 Gallery, Toronto 

2010

New York Art Expo Tour
‘Look Around'(하이티, 칠레 기금 마련)전, 도산 Gallery, Toronto
제19회 연례전(한국작가 초대), 도산 Gallery, Toronto
토론토 총영사관 대여 전시 작품 교체
무궁화의 집 후원전 및 작품 기증, Don Valley Hotel, Toronto
크리스마스 소품전, Eden Gallery, Thornhill 

2009

‘봄뜨락’전 (시카고 미협 참여), 도산 Gallery, Toronto
인천미술국제교류 대전, 작품집 출판, 인천종합문화예술회관, Korea
세미나-Frame Workshop(최회권), Ceramic Art Workshop(유성이) 및 색채 심리학(오태환)
시카고 미협 교류전, Greenleaf Art Centre, The Long Hall Gallery, Chicago
제18회 연례전 및 작품집 출판(한국작가 초대), 도산 Gallery, Toronto
무궁화의 집 후원전, Toronto 

2008

“Without Boundary” LA, Seoul, Toronto 교류전 및 작품집 출판, LA한국 문화원, LA 시카고 문화회관 건립기금 모금 교류전 및 작품집출판, Open Space Gallery, Chicago
협회 연혁 재정리
제17회 연례전 및 도산 아트갤러리 개관 기념전, 도산 Gallery, Toronto
무궁화의 집 후원전, Toronto 

2007

토론토 총영사관 대여작품 교체
“Without Boundary” LA, Seoul, Toronto 교류전 및 작품집출판, Rennox Contemporary Gallery, Toronto
제16회 연례전, 토론토 총영사관, Toronto 

2006

봄 전시, Gallery 201, Toronto
제15회 연례전, Rennox Contemporary Gallery, Toronto 

2005

봄 전시, 토론토 총영사관, Toronto
제14회 연례전 및 작품집 출판, 토톤토 총영사관, Toronto
웹사이트 개설(www.kasc.ca) 

2004

봄 전시, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke
명칭을 한인 미술가 협회로 정정
제13회 연례전, 토론토 총영사관, Toronto 

2003

봄 전시, Etobicoke Art Centre, Etobicoke
제 12회 연례전, Scarborough civic Centre, Scarborough 

2002

Mono colour Drawing Exhibition, 토론토 총영사관, Toronto
제 11 회 연례전, 토론토 총영사관, Toronto
노인회 기금 마련전, Toronto 

2001

제 9 회 연례전, Ukrainian Canadian Art Foundation, Toronto Chicago Art Fair Tour, Chicago
Mississauga Living Art Center 초대전, Mississauga
총영사관 Gallery 개관 기념전, 토론토 총영사관, Toronto
제 10 회 연례전, Nelson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke

2000

Millennium Art Fund 에 “Women’s Voice”와 “We” 프로젝트 당선 Canada Council for Arts
Grant $80,000 City of Toronto’s Millennium Grant $10,000
작품집 출판
제 8 회 연례전, Ukrainian Canadian Art Foundation, Toronto
Millennium “We” Exhibition, Columbus Center, Toronto 

1999

심장병 어린이 후원전, 한인회관, Toronto

1998

밴쿠버전, 84th Ave. Gallery, Vancouver
제7회 연례전, Multicultural History Society of Ontario, Toronto 

1997

제6회 연례전, Gallery 80, Toronto
“혼성과 정체성” 심포지엄 

1996

미시건 한인 미술 축제 초대전, American Centre Lobby, Detroit
제 5회 연례전 (토론토 한인회관 개관 기념 및 미시건과 미술 교류전), Toronto
크리스마스 소품전, Art Academic Gallery, Toronto 

1995

후원 이사회 발족
Etobicoke City Hall Art Gallery 초대전, Etobicoke
제4회 연례전 및 작품집 출판, Gallery 80, Toronto 

1995

후원 이사회 발족
Etobicoke City Hall Art Gallery 초대전, Etobicoke
제4회 연례전 및 작품집 출판, Gallery 80, Toronto 

1994

제3회 연례전, Gallery 80, Toronto

1993

제2회 연례전 및 작품집 출판, Gallery 80, Toronto

1992

캐나다 한인 미술인협회(Korean Artists’ Society of Canada)로 재발족
장학재단 기금마련전, Regal Constellation Hote, Toronto
KASC창립전, Theodore Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto 

1990

온타리오 왕실 박물관(R.O.M.)한국관 설립 기금 모금전, Toronto

1987

Discovery’ 87 (동호회전/Club Exhibition) College Park Gallery, Toronto

1980

캐나다 한인 미술인 협회 발족
협회전, KOREART 80, Toronto