The Worlds of Bernice Bing

A documentary film project by Jen Banta and Lenore Chinn at the crowdfunding site Indiegogo

Description of the Film Project
We need to raise $5,000, to complete a documentary about visionary painter and community activist, Bernice Bing (1936-1998), titled, The Worlds of Bernice Bing. Cal Humanities Community Story Grant and San Francisco Foundation Bay Area Documentary Fund recognized the value of Bernice Bing’s story by awarding Asian American Women Artists Association grants to fund The Worlds of Bernice Bing. We are so close, but AAWAA needs to raise the last $5000 as per the contract of our grant awards. Help us to complete the film at a level of excellence that Bernice Bing’s memory deserves. Even if we do not meet the $5,000 goal, the movie will eventually get made, but AAWAA’s awards are contingent on this last critical sum of money. If we get MORE than $5,000 we will be able to pay people who have donated their time and skills.

Your contribution will go towards funding the following areas: Music clearances, Additional Editing time and Archival film clearances.”

Go to The Worlds of Bernice Bing at Indiegogo to make your contribution.

About Bernice Bing

Bernice Bing was a third-generation American Chinese born in Chinatown, San Francisco in 1936. In 1958, Bernice attended California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, but she soon transferred to the San Francisco Art Institute where she studied painting. Bernice Lee Bing entered the San Francisco Bay Area art scene in the 1960s and she were to be there as an active artist and community activist until her death in 1998. As an Asian American artist and queer woman she visualized her dual heritage through abstract expressionism, Chinese calligraphy and painting.

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