■A Short History of The Akita Fine Artists Association ■ 2017.17.15update

 
1953 May      16 artists living in Akita Prefecture and exhibiting in nationwide exhibitions in Tokyo form the Akita Fine Artists Association.
          The First Exhibition is in the third floor auditorium of the Sakigake Newspaper Company.
1953 Nov. 20-23   An Exhibition of small works for autumn at the Kagaya Bookstore Gallery in Akita.
1954 Feb. 8-9    Exhibitions of small works in in Odate and Yuzawa cities.
1954 May 19-21   Second Exhibition at the Akita Chamber of Commerce Auditorium, juried open exhibition.
1955 May 10-12   Third exhibition at the Akita Prefectural Memorial Museum, open exhibition.

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1956 Feb. 10-15   Small works exhibition at Kinouchi Department Store.
1956 Sept. 14-16   Fourth Exhibition at Kinouchi Department Store, sculpture section established, open exhibition.
1957         No Exhibition as exhibition space is unavailable.
1958 March 3-8    Fifth Exhibition at Kinouchi Department Store.
1959 May 16-20   Sixth Exhibition at Kinouchi Department Store, May 24-26 exhibition travels to Noshiro City Civic Hall.
1960 Nov. 11-16   Seventh Exhibition at Kinouchi Department Store.

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1961 Nov. 30-Dec. 5  Eighth Exhibition at Kinouchi Department Store.
1962 Dec. 13-16   Ninth Exhibition at Kinouchi Department Store.
1963 Nov. 29-Dec.4  Tenth Anniversary Exhibition at Kinouchi Department Store. Membership consists of 49 painters and 8 sculptors, total 57.
           Association magazine established.
1964-1966       No Exhibition as exhibition space is unavailable.

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1967 Nov. 21-26   Eleventh Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum.
1968 Nov. 21-26   Twelfth Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum.
1969 Nov. 21-26   Thirteenth Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum.
1970 Jan. 16-20    Fourteenth Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum. Association magazine published, thereafter annually.
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1971 July 14-19    Fifteenth anniverasary small works exhibition at Akita Kinouchi Department Store.
1971 Nov. 10-14   Fifteenth Commemorative Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum. Membership is 57 Painters and 14 sculptors, total 71.
1972 Nov. 24-28   Sixteenth Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum.
1973 Nov. 21-25   Seventeenth Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum. Open juried exhibition (All subsequent exhibition have this section)
1974 Nov. 22-26   Eighteenth Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum.
1975 Dec. 17-20   Nineteenth Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum. Admission fee 50 yen.
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1976 Nov. 26-Dec.6  Twentieth Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum. Admission fee 100 yen.
1977 Nov. 15-19   Twenty-first Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum. Admission fee 150 yen.
1978 Nov. 5-9    Twenty-second Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum.              
1979 Nov. 25-30   Twenty-third Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum.           
1980 Nov. 29-Dec.3  Twenty-fourth Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum.           
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1981 Nov. 17-21   Twenty-fifth Commemorative Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum.           
1982 Jan. 15     "Akita Fine Artists Association By-laws" are decided.
1982 Nov. 16-21   Twenty-sixth Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum. Admission fee 200 yen.
1984 Jan16-22    Twenty-seventh Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum. Guest lecturer is Tamon Miki           
           Slide record of exhibited works begun. Regional Exhibition in Yokote City in June.
1984 Nov. 18-22   Twenty-eighth Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum. Guest lecturer is Minoru Harada.
           Membership is 74 painters and 14 sculptors, total 88.
1985 Nov. 20-25   Twenty-ninth Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum. Guest lecturer is Seiichiro Kuboshima.
           Membership is 80 painters and 12 sculptors, total 92.
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1986 Nov. 17-21   Thirtieth Commemorative Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum. Catalog is published. Guest lecturer is Mamoru Yonekura.
           Commemorative Small Works Exhibition at Saigado Gallery. Regional exhibition in Honjo City.
1987 Nov. 18-22   Thirty-first Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum. Guest lecturer is Takahiko Okuda. Regional exhibition in Oga in September.
1987         Commendation from the Ministry of Education for the promotion of regional culture.
1988 Nov. 18-22   Thirty-second Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum. Guest lecturer is Kimio Nakayama. Regional exhibit in Odate in Sept.
           The name of the organization is officially established. Membership is 79 painters and 12 sculptors, total 91
1989 Jan. 6-15    Thirty-third Exhibition at Atorion Art Exhibition Hall. Admission 300 yen. Guest lecturer is Tadayasu Sakai.
           Regional exhibition in Odate in August. Membership is 81 painters and 13 sculptors, total 94.
1990 Nov. 10-14   Thirty-fourth Exhibition at Atorion Art Exhibition Hall. Guest lecturer is Konosuke Hibino.
           Regional exhibition in Odate in August. Membership is 80 painters and 12 sculptors, total 92.
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1991 Nov. 10-14   Thirty-fifth Exhibition at Atorion Art Exhibition Hall. Guest lecturer is Yoko Mori. Main exhibition travels to Odate in November
           Regional exhibition in Yokote in September. Membership is 82 painters and 15 sculptors, total 97.
1992 Nov. 18-23   Thirty-sixth Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum. Guest lecturer is Akira Asahi. Regional exhibit in Odate in Sept.
           Recieve funding for the promotion of cultural acitvities in November. Membership is 83 painters and 16 sculptors, total 99
1993 Nov. 2-7    Thirty-seventh Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum. Guest lecturer is Ichiro Sato. Regional exhibit in Noshiro in August..
           Recieve funding for the promotion of cultural acitvities in November. Membership is 83 painters and 16 sculptors, total 99
1994 Nov. 2-7    Thirty-eighth Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum. Guest lecturer is Norio Awazu. Regional exhibit in Honjo in August..
           Recieve funding for the promotion of cultural acitvities in November. Membership is 83 painters and 17 sculptors, total 100.
1995 Nov. 2-7    Thirty-ninth Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum. Guest lecturer is Shuji Nomiyama. Regional exhibit in Kakunodate in August..
           Recieve funding for the promotion of cultural acitvities in November. Membership is 86 painters and 18 sculptors, total 104
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1996 Aug.      Takanosu Exhibition 
1996 Nov. 2-7    Fortieth Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum. Guest lecturer is Tetuo Mizu.
           Recieve funding for the promotion of cultural acitvities in November. Fortieth commemorative catalog published.
1997  Jan. 15     By-laws are ammended.
1997  July      Regional Exhibition in Yokote
1997 Nov. 12-17   Forty-first Exhibition at Atorion Art Exhibition Hall. Guest lecturer is Yohikuni Ida. Recieve funding for the promotion of cultural acitvities.
1998 July       Showa Regional Exhibition.
1998 Nov. 14-17    Forty-second Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum. Guest lecturer is Bunmei Suita.
1999 Sept.      Odate Regional Exhibition..
1999 Nov. 11-16    Forty-third Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum. Guest lecturer is Shuichi Yamada.
2000 July 20-30    Honjo Regional Exhibition..
2000 Nov. 9-14    Forty-fourth Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum. Guest lecturer is Tadanori Yokoo.

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2001 June 10-17    Noshiro-Yamamoto Regional Exhibition..
2001 Nov. 7-12    Forty-fifth Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum.                  
2002 Sept 29-Oct. 5  Oomori Regional Exhibition..
2002 Nov. 9-14    Forty-sixth Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum.
2003 June 3-9     Oouchi Regional Exhibition..
2003 Nov. 19-23    Forty-seventh Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum.
2004 Oct. 29-Nov. 4  Oomori Regional Exhibition.
2004 Nov. 11-15    Forty-eighth Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum.
2005 Nov. 16-21    Forty-ninth Exhibition at Akita Prefectural Art Museum.
2006 Nov. 9-14    50th Exhibition(Japan-South Korea exchange)  at Akita Prefectural Art Museum.
2007 Jun. 27-July.3  (Japan-South Korea exchange) Seoul Exhibition
2007 Nov. 8-13    51th Exhibition  at Akita Prefectural Art Museum.
2008 Nov. 20-25   52th Exhibition(Japan-South Korea exchange)  at Akita Prefectural Art Museum.

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2009 Jun. 21-July.29 (Japan-South Korea exchange) Seoul Exhibition
2009 Nov. 07-11   53th Exhibition  at Akita Prefectural Art Museum.
2010 Nov. 11-16   54th Exhibition(Japan-South Korea exchange)  at Akita Prefectural Art Museum.
2011 Oct. 17-Oct.23 (Japan-South Korea exchange) Seoul Exhibition
2011 Nov. 11-16   55th Exhibition  at Akita Prefectural Art Museum.
2012 Nov. 08-13   56th Exhibition(Japan-South Korea exchange)  at Akita Prefectural Art Museum.
2013 Nov. 18-21   57th Exhibition(Japan-South Korea exchange)  at Atorion Art Exhibition Hall.
2014 Nov. 12-16   58th Exhibition  Akita Art Museum.
2015 Dec. 09-13   59th Exhibition  Akita Art Museum.
2016 Nov. 23-28   60th Exhibition  Akita Art Museum.
2017 Nov. 8-12    61th Exhibition  Akita Art Museum.