History of Events (Text)

SINGAPORE ART SOCIETY

In October 1949, The Singapore Art Scene registered a historical change with the founding of “The Singapore Art Society” the main objectives was to foster the practice and appreciation of art and to raise the quality of art in Singapore, to promote the exchange of art between Singapore and other countries and to create learning and exhibition opportunities for artists. Membership was open to any art lover, regardless of race or creed. The founding members were nine respectable leaders from different institutions, namely:
• Mr Richard Walker, A.R.C.A. (Art Superindent)
• Mr Charles Sulisbury, (British Council)
• Mr Francis Thomas, (Chairman, Inter School Art Exhibition Committee)
• Mr Liu Kang, (President, Society of Chinese Artists)
• Dr C.A.Gibson-Hill (Raffles Museum)
• Professor Roy Morell (University of Malaya)
• Mrs Phillis Mackenzie
• Mr Suri bin Mohyani
• Mr Tok Khoon Seng

To further enhance the objectives, representatives from various ethnic based Art Groups and Educational Institutions were invited to sit in the Council so that they could play an active role to promote the new Singapore ART vision to their members. The first full council consisted of representatives from:
1. The British Council
2. Society of Chinese Artists
3. Malay Art Society
4. Indian Art Society
5. Y.M.C.A. Art Club
6. Singapore Camera Club
7. Singapore institute of Architects
8. Singapore University
9. Teacher’s Training College
10. Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
11. China Society
12. Friends of Singapore
13. The Art Superintendent, Singapore (As ex-offico member)

The Presidents
Over last 65 years, eight Presidents held this portfolio. They were outstanding leaders who had worked with strong conviction, clear vision and integrity to uphold the image of the society. They had played significant part to promote Art and to lead members to conquer new barriers. Under their leadership the Singapore Art Society had grown to be the largest art promotion organization with more than 491 members. Those who had served in this position are as follows:

presidents

Patrons
The Society had the privilege of having strong support from very distinguished patrons in the course of half a
Century; and it regretted their demise.
• The Late Dato Sir Roland Braddell
• The Late Dato Loke Wan Tho
• The Late Dato Dr Aw Cheng Chye
• The Late President Yusof bin Ishak
• The Late President Sheares
• The Late Professor Yeoh Ghim Seng
• The Late Dr Tan Tsze Chor

Secretary
The role of the secretary is like the axial around which moves the various functions of the society and through which
is established its external liaison. With their noteworthy contributions, the names of those who had served in this
position are mentioned as follows:
Messer:
• Tok Khoon Seng • Wong Kian Ping • T.Y.Choy
• Ong Teong Hean • Choy Weng Yang • Khor Ean Ghee
• Choy Chan Wah • Yau Tian Yau • Koh Boon Piang
• Hong Kim Geok, Irene • S.K.Lee • Loke Yong Fun, Peter
• Foo Chee San • Ho Yue Weng • Chia Wai Hon
• Lai Sen Fong • Lim Yong Peng • Ng Woon Lam
• Lim Mu Hue • Kwok Pin Kin

Exhibition Organizer
The main function of the Art Society has been the presentation of exhibitions. The members who had held this
position are also held in high regards. The following members had served in this position.
Messer:
• Frank Sullivan • Ho Ho Ying • Lee See Sin
• L.M. Harrod • Rene S.K. Young • Foo Chee San
• Triska Le Peltier • Loh Khee Yew • Tan Chee Teck
• Choy Chan Wah • Yau Tian Yau • Leo Hee Tong
• Suri bin Mohyani • Choy Weng Yang • Lee Choon Kee
• Koeh Sia Yong • Anne Lim Geok Kuan • Chew Swee Fah
• Chung Hock Lee

Selection Committees
This committee has the important task of setting standards for our Annual Exhibition. The Society is Indebted to the
following for services in such committees:
Messer:
• Dr.C.A.Gibson Hill • Wong Kian Ping • Ng Eng Teng
• Liu Kang • Chen Chong Swee • Lim Mu Hue
• Ho Kok Hoe • Wong Chai Leng • Wee Beng Chong
• Michael Sullivan • Tay Wee Poh • Khor Ean Ghee
• Chen Wen His • Chan Khun Yew • Koeh Sia Yong
• Lim Hak Tai • Kwan Sai Kheong • Lee Boon Wang
• Frank Sullivan • Lim Yew Kuan • Leo Hee Tong
• Georgette Chen • Ng Yat Chuan • Tan Kian Por
• Cheong Soo Peing • Chia Wai Hon • Tan Tee Chie
• S.Manasseh • Choy Weng Yang • Chang Kwang Wee
• Lim Cheng Hoe • Lim Yong Peng • Nai Swee Leng
• Ho Kok Kit • Lim Chong Kiat • Tan Kee Sek
• Chen Jen Hoe • Tan Seng Yong • Yong Cheong Thye
• Liu Pau Kiang • Lim Tze Peng • Goh Yau Kee
• Ho Kar Leong • Low Puay Hua • Tan Choh Tee
• Lee Hock Moh

The Activities of the Society

The Society had been active in organizing Art exhibitions for its members both in Singapore and overseas. During the last 65 years Art Exhibitions were held at the former British Council Building, Victoria Memorial Hall, National Library, Orchard Point exhibition hall and the Paragon exhibition hall, Ngee Ann Exhibition Hall, Atrium (MCCY Bldg). Overseas exhibitions and painting tours were also organized. The following are the records of activities:

1949 October, The Society was founded

1950 First local Artists’ Exhibition

1951 2nd local Artists Exhibition, Liu Kang, Chen Wen Hsi, Cheong Chong Swee and Cheong Soo Pieng Exhibition, 4 Artists from China Exhibition.

1952 3rd Local Artists Exhibition, Chinese Art and Exhibition

1953 4th Local Artists Exhibition. “Historical Bali Exhibition” Liu Kang, Chen Wen Hsi, Chen Chong Swee and Cheong Soo Pieng. European Art Exhibition, Eastern and Western Musical Instruments Exhibition, 12th Inter-School Art Exhibition.

1954 5th Local Artists Exhibition. 13th Inter –School Art Exhibition. Ancient Chinese Art Exhibition Francis Wu’s Photographs-Exhibition. 5th Annual Photographic Exhibition. Chang Da Chiang, Huang Ping Hong and Pei Shih-Exhibition. Indian and Ceylonese Art Exhibition.

1955 6th local Art Exhibition. In July, Mr. Ho Kok Hoe organized an Art exhibition of selected members work at the Imperial Institute (London). The artists’ exhibiting included Ho Kok Hoe, Liu Kang, Chen Wen Hsi, Cheong Soo Pieng, Chen Chong Swee, Lim Hak Tai, Tay Wee Koa and Suri bin Mohyani. “The Singapore Artist” was published 6th Annual Photographic Exhibition. Contemporary Indonesian Art Crafts Exhibition. Hong Kong Chinese Artists Exhibition. Hong Kong University Architecture Students’ Works Exhibition. Book Jacket Designs Exhibition, Malayan Art &Crafts Exhibition, Chinese Calligraphy Exhibition, Black & White Exhibition, Women Artists’ Exhibition, French Religious Art Exhibition, Lu Chong Min Exhibition, Mohyani Exhibition, 14th Inter-School Art Exhibition.

1956 7th Local Artists Exhibition, “Singapore 10 Years of Art” Exhibition. “Cheong Soo Pieng” Exhibition, “Batik” by Chua Thean Teng Exhibition.

1957 8th Local Artists Exhibition, “Liu Kang” Solo Art Exhibition.

1958 9th Local Artists Exhibition, Conducted Art Classes. Beginners’ Works Exhibition. Yong Sho Shih Exhibition, Basoeki Abdullah Exhibition, Contemporary Phillipine Art Exhibition, Kam Zin Choon Exhibition, Taiwan Artists Rin In Tin-American Scene Exhibition, 18 Thai Artist Exhibition, 2 Vietnamese Lacquer Artists Exhibition, Reproduction of French Contemporary Paintings Exhibition, Indonesian Artist-Hassan Jaffer Exhibition, Singapore Artists’ Exhibition In London, 1st South East Asia Photographic Exhibition.

1959 10th Local Artists Exhibition, Cultural Festival, 10 years of Art, Chen Chong Swee’s Orchards Exhibition, Kok Cheng Fatt Exhibition.

1960 11th Local Artists’ Exhibition, 1st Singapore Artist’ Exhibition at Kuala Lumpur, Foo Chee San, Lim Mu Hue, Pang Sin Foong, Quek Wee Chew, Tay Eng Exhibition, Lim Pei Cheng Exhibition.

1961 12th Local Artists Exhibition, Ahmed Jamal Exhibition, Korean Art Exhibition, Malaysian Art Exhibition, Wee Beng Chong Exhibition, Mak Kum Siew, Chui Kok Kay, Chow Yin Lien, Goh Beng Kwan, Chen Siew Meng Exhibition, Bombay Artist-Armakar Exhibition.

1962 13th Local Artist Exhibition, Tan Choon Ghee Exhibition, 6 Seremban Artists’ Exhibition, Sim Pang Liang and Sim See Boon Exhibition, Tan Tee Chie Exhibition, Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, 6 young Artists Exhibition, 4 Artists Exhibition, Hong Kong Artist- Lim Cheng Shih Exhibition.

1963 14th Local Artists’ Exhibition, Cheong Soo Pieng Exhibition, David Kwo Exhibition. Chia Yu Chiang Exhibition, Ultrich Ehlers Exhibition, 5 Thai Artists Exhibition, Members’ contributions to the General Hospital.

1964 15th Local Artists’ Exhibition Chang Nai Tong Chung Chen San Exhibition, Peter Stuyvesant: Joy of Living

Exhibition, Tay Bak Koi Exhibition.

1965 16th Local Artists’ Exhibition, 2nd Singapore Artist Exhibition at Kuala Lumpur, 6 Young Artist Exhibition, Medeline Enright, Tay Bak Koi, Tay Chee Toh and Quek Wee Chew Exhibition, New Zealand Contemporary Art Exhibition, Watercolours and Sketches Exhibition, Lim Li Chih Exhibition, Singapore Conference Hall and Trade Union House Official Opening Inaugural Art Exhibition.

1966 17th Local Artists’ Exhibition, Chang Yu Chi, Lim Hak Tai and Yang Mun Sen Memorial Exhibition, Japanese Decorative Art Exhibition (sponsored by Ministry of Culture and Consulate General of the Japan), David Kwo Exhibition, Ng Yat Chuan Exhibition, 10 Man Show, Abrahim Hussein Exhibition, Foo Hong Tatt Exhibition, Kam Zin Choon Exhibition, Thomas Yeo Exhibition,Lim Li Chih Exhibition,Contemporary Malaysian Artists Exhibition.

1967 18th Local Artists’ Exhibition, 1st Singapore Sculpture Exhibition, Aw Eng Kwang, Cheong Soo Pieng, Lim Nan Seng, Lim Yew Kuan, Hoisington, Ng Eng Teng, Yeo Hwee Bin (117 works), Lee Man Fong Exhibition, Mak Kum Siew Exhibition, Liu Fong Exhibition.

1968 19th Local Artists ‘Exhibition, Tan Chee Kuan, Lee Chow Kiat, Koh Yuan Wan, Khoo Swee Hoe Exhibition, Hong Kong Artist Ho Yu Chi Exhibition.

1969 20th Local Artists’ Exhibition and Launching of the Souvenir Magazine to commemorate the 150th Anniver- sary of the Founding of Singapore and the 20th Anniversary of Singapore Art Society (Donation of $3,500 by Lee foundation), Members Get-Together at the President, Mr. Liu Kang’s home. Madeline Enright and Quek Wee Chew Exhibition. Han Chee Yen, Hua Chia Yong, Lee Hee Tong Exhibition. Thomas Yeo Exhibi- tion, German Artist Dieter Dankebring, Lim Seow Cheng, Yeo Hoe Koon, Ho Tet Hua, Yeo Kim Seng, Lee See Choon.

1970 21st Local Artists’ Exhibition, Members get together at Patron Mr. Tan Tsze Chor’s home they did sketching and view Mr. Tan’s private art Collections. Tan Choon Ghee, Chin Chan Wah Exhibition, Poh Thong Hen, Loh Foh Sang Exhibition, Chiu Lian Joo Exhibition. Participated in organizing the National Day Exhibition, Solo Exhibition of See Hiang Tuo, Tan Kim Ser, Tan Kok Kew, Kam Kee Yong, Lee Rern, Madeline Enright, Lim Mau Shiu, Praphan Sristova, Thomas Yeo, Khoo Sui Hoe, Wee Beng Chong, Tang Kian Hiong, Yik Suet Sek, Prof. Li-Sheng Shaw, Yeo Hoe Koon, Lion Liu, Lin Yoon Chow, Wee Kong Chai, Ng Eng Teng Sculpture, Lim Mu Hue, Wee Kong Chai, Peasant Painters from Bali Exhibition.

1971 22nd Local Artists’ Exhibition, Mr. & Mrs. Chew Shir Sin Exhibition, Peter Lau Pottery Exhibition, Tay Bak Koi

Exhibition, Ng Eng Teng Sculpture Exhibition.



1972 23rd Local Artists’ Exhibition, Forum on Abstract Art with speakers Liu Kang, Chen Wen Hsi, Ho Ho Ying and Goh Beng Kwan. Lecture and colour slide show by Mr.Liu Kang Featuring his trip to India, Nepal, Kashmir, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Lecture and colour slide show by Architect Ang Choon Kiat. Portrait Exhibi- tion by Local Artist, Kan Siong Ann and Kan Siong Joo Exhibition, Hiang Yong Chung Exhibition, Abstract Art Exhibition, Ng Eng Teng Sculpture Exhibition.




1973 24th Local Artists’ Exhibition. Members get-together at the Villa of Mr. Yong Khee Leng for lunch and view his Art Collection. Council members were hosted to a house warming party and view the Art Collections of our Patron, Mr. Tan Tsze Chor. Hua Chai Yong, Leo Hee Tong Exhibition, Tan Choo Kuan Exhibition, Thomas Yeo Exhibition, Aw Family Sculpture and Ceramic Exhibition, Peter Lau, Anne Coues Pottery and Textile Exhibi- tion, Hou Hse Ching, Lim Tse Ping Exhibition.

1974 25th Anniversary Memorial Art Exhibition, Publication of Souvenir Magazine “ ART IN SINGAPORE “ sponsor- ship of $6,500 from Lee Foundation and $1,500 from Mr. Tan Tsze Chor. Nai Swee Leng Exhibition, Lin Cheng Yee Exhibition, Wang Lei Seng Exhibition, Tan Ann Huat Exhibition, Tan Tong, Tan Joo Jong Exhibition.

1975 26th Local Artists’ Exhibition. International Women’s year Exhibition with Guest of Honour, First Lady Mrs.

Sheares. Nayang Siang Pau sponsored $2,000 for this exhibition. Art Work from Ms. Georgette Chen, Su- nyee, Chen Yeh Siew, Lai Fong Moi and Rohani Ismail was exhibited in Indonesia organized by the Min. of Culture. The Society sponsored $600 each to 14 art Exhibition by our members, Namely – Tew Nai Tong, Tsue to Tee, Tan Teng Kee, Yip Foong Yin, Shou-po, Goh Beng Kwan, Cheo Chew Hiang, Tan Yee Hong, Yeo Hoe Koon, Peter Lau, Leong Chun Hong, Leong Chun Keng, Sieh Hui-Shian and 10 members from Kuala Lumpur Art College. 200 members gather for a lunch hosted by Mr. Tan Kong Pit at his home.

1976 27th Local Artists’ Exhibition, Lee Foundation sponsored $ 750 towards the printing of the art catalogue.

Mr. Liu Kang gave lecture and a slide show on our members tour to Europe. Excursion to the Aw Eng Kwang’s Pottery at Johere. The Society and Sin Chew Jit Poh jointly organized a Sketching Competition and Exhibition held at the National Museum Art Gallery, 70 members Participated. Solo Show of Lam Yiu Rui, Leong Chun Hong, Chow Chin, Tan Joo Jong, Hou His Cheng, Tung Chen Shi, Lim Leong Seng and Tsue Ta Tee.

1977 28th Local Artists Exhibition, Our Patron, Dr Tan Tsze Chor was conferred Honorary Doctorate in Taiwan, he donated $ 50,000 to the society set up the Dr. Tan Tsze Chor Art Award Fund. Paintings donation to Tong Chai Hospital and an art book “Paintings for Tong Chai Hospital” was launched. Solo Exhibition by Wu Tsai Yen, Tan Seng Yong, Jen Chan Han, Lee Wei-On, Chia Yin Choo, Lee Ching Mon, Yot-Por Cheng, Cheng How Chien and Low Puay Hua.

1978 29th Local Artists Exhibition, Lee Foundation Sponsored $700 for publishing the Exhibition catalogue. A Dinner was held at the Apollo Hotel, attended by more than 100 members, the owner of the hotel sponsored

$840.50. Solo show of Wong Teng Hee, Yang Tiung Chin, Kwok Kong Yu, Lam Po Wah, Lee Siak Koong, Chan
Tien, Kang Siong Joo, Shou -Po Tao.

1979 30th Anniversary Commemorative Art Exhibition and Inauguration of the “Dr.Tan Tsze Chor Art Award”, The First Winner was Ms Lin Hsin Hsin. A souvenir magazine was published and a dinner was organized to celebrate the occasion. Solo Exhibition by Yeo Hoe Koon, Aw Eng Kwang and Yik Yuet-Sek.

1980 31st Local Artists’ Exhibition.

1981 32nd Local Artists’ and Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award Exhibition. The Winners are Tay Chee Toh and Ng Eng Teng.

1982 33rd Local Artists’ and Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award Exhibition. The Winners are Tang Kian How.

1983 34th Local Artists’ and Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award Exhibition. The Winner is Leo Hee Tong. The Society sponsored a Solo show “ Sketches and paintings” by Ho Kok Hoe at the National Museum Art Gallery.




1984 35th Anniversary Commemorative Art Exhibition, Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art award, and publishing of an Art Album. A dinner was also organized, five members were awarded the long service medals, they were Liu Kang, Ng Eng Teng, Wong Kian Ping, Foo Chee San and Yah Tian Yau. Taiwan Contemporary Art Exhibition, Ren Zhen Han Art Exhibition, Nai Swee Leng Art Exhibition, Sunyee’s Art collection, Wy Shyh Guey Solo show, Hong Kong Artist Exhibition, Liu Yue Sheng and Cheng Song Guo Two men show. First Youth Art Exhibition and Dr. Tan Tsze Chor Youth Art award was awarded to Goh Ee Choo, Wong Shin, Ng Siew Eng, Yeo Siak Goon.




Constitution Revision

On 28th April 1984, a sub- committee was formed to revise the Constitution of the Society. The members were Liu
Kang, Ho Ho Ying, Choo Keng Kwang, Wong Kian Ping, Tong Siang Eng and Quek Kian Guan.
On 30th September 1984, the revision was approved at the 35th AGM with the following amendment:
1. Reduced the number of Vice-Presidents from four to one
2. The Council members amended as follows:

President:

1

Vice President:

1

Secretary:

1

Asst. Secretary:

1

Treasurer:

1

Asst. Treasurer:

1

Exhibition Officer:

1

Asst. Exhibition Officer:

1

Research Officer:

1

Asst. Research Officer:

1

Public Relation Officer:

1

Asst PR Officer:

1

Council Members:

3

3. Deleted representatives of Cultural and Art organizations.
4. Annual Ordinary Membership subscription increase to $20 per Annum, Life Membership is $300 (one full payment)
5. A Certified Auditor would be engaged for auditing the accounts.
6. Trustees for the Tan Tsze Chor Art Awards Fund were reorganized as follows:
Liu Kang, Dr Earl Lu, Ho Ho Ying, Wong Kian Ping and one representative from the Tan Tsze Chor’s family.

1985 36th Local Artists and Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award Exhibition. An art Exhibition was organized to tour the major cities in Taiwan, a total of 70 Artwork by 64 members were displayed. Artist accompanying the tour were Ho Ho Ying (leader), Lee See Sin, Chieu Shuey Fook, Teng Wen Chang, Lu Wen Ying, Lai Wen Kee, Wong Kian Ping, Yeo Siak Goon, Yang Shao Qiu, Tan Yee Hong, Aw Hong Beng, Su Qi Hua and Xia Jing Lian. ASEAN Art and Photography Exhibition, 21 representatives from the Asean countries attended the show opening. Hong Kong Chinese University Chinese Resources Charity Exhibition in Hong Kong- Members of SAS and other Art Societies donated 130 pieces of Art work. The President, Ho Ho Ying and Adviser Pan Shou were invited to the opening of the Exhibition. Poems, Calligraphy and Painting Exhibition by Xiao Yao Tian.

1986 37th Local Artists’ and Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award Exhibition. Joint Art Exhibition with Japan Art Associa- tion, three members were awarded International Art Awards, they were Kuan Soong (Calligraphy), Tong Chin Sye (Watercolours) and Ng Yak Whee (Oil Painting). 2nd Youth Art Exhibition and Dr Tan Tsze Chor youth Art Award. A cultural and Art exchange exhibition on Chinese paintings was jointly organized with Metro. Eastcoast Art Fair organized in conjunction with People’s Association, Aw Tee Hong Art Exhibition, Three Professors from Beijing Art Exhibition. Solo Show of Ma Jia Bao, Lim Kang Kee, Tan Seng Yong and Zheng Shi Jun.

1987 38th Local Artists and Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award Exhibition. 3 Korean, Lee Byung Suek, Lee Woo Chong, Choi Sung Min Exhibition, Six Taiwan Artists Exhibition, Wee Beng Chong and Students Art Exhibition, Tang Ta Wu Demonstration Art, Solo show of Cheng Yong Jie, Hou Hsi Ching, Zheng Shi Jun, Ang Chee Teng, Tay Chee Toh Sculpture. Flowers Photography Exhibition by Lim Yew Ching, President of the Kao Shung Art Society, Liu Hai Su Art Exhibition. Open air Art Exhibition at Orchard Road On-the-Spot painting demonstra- tion by Ho Kah Leong, Aw Tee Hong, Aw Hong Beng, Lim Siak Tiong, Tan Yee Hong, Kuan Song and Ching Kok Wah. Joint organize with People’s Association, National Day Visual Art sale and Exhibition. Ren Zhi Yu Talk and demonstration on figure Painting.




1988 39th Local Artists and Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award Exhibition. A talk on Art was presented by Prof. Li Zhe Hou at the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station Pub, Tan Kian Por –7th Solo Exhibition, Teng Xiao Xia Solo Art Exhibition.




1989 40th Anniversary Commemorative Art Exhibition and Dr Tan Tsze Chor art Award Exhibition. A book entitled “Contemporary Singapore Artists” was Published to Commemorate this Occasion. At the celebration dinner “Long Service Medals” was awarded to Ho Ho Ying, Tan Tee Chie, Choo Keng Kwang, Siew Soo, Dr Choong Chee Pang, Leo Hee Tong, Lim Leong Seng, Quek Kian Guan and Chang Kwang Wee. A tour of the Silk Route in China was organized, participating members were Ho Ho yong (Leader), Chieu Shuey Fook, Lee See Sin, Ms Cheng, Ching Hing Kang, See Chin Tee, See Chin Chuang, Lee Choon Kee, He Da Song and others. Liu Kang, See Chin Tee, See Chin Chunag, Lee Choon Kee, He Da Song and others. Liu Kang Solo Exhibition, jointly organized with the Ministry of Information and the Arts and National Arts Museum. Spring Festival art Exhibition jointly with Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News. Solo show of Aw Hong Beng, Chew Hiong San, Shi Wei Jun, Kuang Zhong Ying, Tao Shou Bo, Chan Hong Calligraphy, Chua Soo Bin Photography, ZhengShi Jun, Hou Hsi Ching, Tan Tian Tong Watercolours Painting Exhibition.

1990 41st Local Artists and Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award Exhibition. 12 members participated in the Macau and Singapore joint art exhibition. 3 men show, Tan Ping Chiang, Sim Pang Liang and Swee Khim Ann. Tay Bak Koi Exhibition, Kao Shiong International Art Exhibition, Quan Zheng Huan, Li Cheng and Li Tong Art Exhibition, Lee Peng Yong, Loh Lee Fong Art Exhibition. Lim Yew Ching Photographic Exhibition, Joint Organised Wang Lan Re and Huang Wen fung Art Exhibition, Liao Ning art College, Kao Huai Calligraphy Exhibition. Founding member of the Federation of Art Societies Singapore.

1991 42nd Local Artists and Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award Exhibition. Winners were Tan Chin Chin, Teng Nee

Cheong, Hou Hsi Ching and Tan Kian Por.

1992 43rd Local Artists and Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award Exhibition. Winners were Chui Choo Sin, Au Yeung Hing

Yee and Tong Chin Sye.

1993 44th Local Artists and Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award Exhibition. Winners were Lim Tze Ping, Chau Tat, Lim Thian Seng, Koh Mun Hong, Ang Hiong Chiok.

1994 45th Local Artists and Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award Exhibition. Winners were Lu Ping, Chan Chang How, Leo Hee Tong, Goh Siew Guan, Goh Chiew Lye.

1995 46th Local Artists and Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award Exhibition. Winners were Lee Teck Suan, Chng Nai Wee.

Koeh Sia Yong, Chye Kiat Ken, Yam Yok Lun Chiang Hong Pte Ltd, donated $ 50,000 towards the Dr Tan Tsze
Chor Art Award Fund. The Fund now stand at $ 250,000.

1996 47th Local Artists and Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award Exhibition. Winners were Han Kin Kwang (Gold), Lim Kay Hiong (Chinese Ink) and Tan Chee Teck (Western). Chiang Hong Pte Ltd, donated $ 50,000 towards the Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award Fund. The Fund now stand at $ 300,000.

1997 48th Local Artists Exhibition and Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award with a total Prize money of $ 12,000. Gold Award ($6,000) Lim Leong Seng, 3 Excellence Awards of ($2,000) each, Chan Choy Har, Seah Kang Chui and Kong Yin Ling. Chiang Hong Pte Ltd., Mr. Tan Gek Gnee and Mr Tan Gek Chong each donated $ 50,000 towards the Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award Fund. The Fund now stand at $ 450,000. China Art Exposition ’97 at Beijing, 10 members participated in this event, they were Khor Ean Ghee, Irene Hong, Chieu Fook, Koeh Sia Yong, Teo Chin Keong, Low Puay Hua, Ching Hing Kang, Lim Kay Hiong, Tan Chin Guan, Tan Kay Nguan. On

28th of March the Singapore Art society was relocated at 10, Kampong Eunos. Khor Ean Ghee represented SAS to sit in the selection committee for Kampong Glam CC Art Diploma Award. Keoh Sia Yong represented SAS to the Tea Reception at Mandarin Hotel. Khor Ean Ghee and Irene Hong represented SAS at the NAC dialogue session.



1998 49th Local Artists Exhibition and Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award with total Prize money of $ 20,000.Adopting a new format the award was separated into 4 categories namely Calligraphy, Chinese Ink Painting, Represen- tational and Abstract Art. The first prize of $3,000 each was awarded to Yong Huay Peng, Lee Hock Moh, Tan Juat Lee and Ng Yak Whee. Distinction Prize of $ 1,000 each was awarded to Kong Yin Ling, Poh Yew Kwan, Tay Shuh Fun, Fan Shao Hua, Wong Kian Ping, Lee Sah Yang, Chua Say Hua and Loke Yong Fun. A full colour Catalogue was published.




Chiang Hong Pte Ltd., and Mr. Tan Gek Gnee each donated $ 50,000 towards the Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award
Fund. The Fund now stand at $ 550,000.
A Mini Painting Exhibition size not larger than 20cm X 30cm was held the Orchard Point Exhibition Hall, a total of 397 paintings by 66 members was exhibited. The Director of the Singapore Art Museum Mr. Kwok Kian Chow was the Guest-of-honour at the opening. 13th International Watercolours Exhibition of Asia in Hat Yai, Thailand,10 members participated in the exhibition and outdoor painting tours.

1999 50th Anniversary Commemorative Art Exhibition was held at the new Paragon Exhibition Hall,180 members participate in this show, the Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award Prize money is $ 20,000 divided into 4 categories, namely Chinese calligraphy Chinese Ink Painting, Representational and Abstract Art. The First Prize of $3,000 each was awarded to Ng Cheng Kee, Chen Wuji (Defa) Tan Kay Nguan and Chieu Shuey Fook. Distinction Prize of $1,000 each was awarded to Phang Weng Kiong, Lee Kiah Ngee, Tay Bak Chiang, Lee Soon Heng, Lim Kay Hiong, Chung Hock Lee, Tay Chee Toh, Low Puay Hua.

The Family of Dr Tan Tsze Chor donated $ 50,000 towards Art Award Fund. The Fund now stand at $ 600,000.
18 of our members went on a painting tour to Malaka in March, a get-together dialogue session was held with the local Artists at the Malaqua House art Gallery.
Anhui Artist Association extended an invitation to Singapore Art Society to start and exhibition exchange program where the two organizations will take turn to host the exhibition. In this Inauguration show, Singa- pore Watercolours Painting Exhibition, 40 members were represented with 80 watercolour paintings in this exhibition. 12 members traveled to Anhui to attend the opening ceremony, engage in art forums, seminars and conduct outdoor watercolours painting demonstration. Painting tours to scenic landscape around the region was also organized. A Commemorating art Catalogue was published, with funding from The National Arts Council and The Lee Foundation.
To commemorate the Golden anniversary of the Society, it embarked on publishing a case bound book entitled “Singapore art Society 50th Anniversary Artists’ Directory” featuring the history of the Society, 180 pages of members’ work in full colour and a full members’ addresses and contact listing.

2000 AGM was held on March 2000. The Council Members (2000-2001) were elected as follow: President: Khor Ean Ghee, Vice President: Wong Kian Ping, Hon Secretary: Ho Yue Weng, Secretary (Chinese) Lu Ping, Hon Treasurer: Lai Sen Fong, Asst Tresurer: Sio Sit Min, and Tan Chee Teck, Koeh Sia Yong, Ho Ho Ying, Lee See Sing, Jeannette Chan, Alan Long, Lok Yong Fun, Leo Hee Tong and Khoo Chek Miang.

14th International Watercolour Exhibition of Asia held from 28 September to 12 October at XuChang, China. Twenty artists were invited: Khor Ean Ghee, Sim Tong Khem, Wong Kam Chuen, Ang Ah Tee, Keong Hean Keng, Seah Kang Chui, Seah Kam Chuan, Anne Lirn Geok Kuan, Teo Li Keng, Tan Kah Nguan, Low Puay Hwa, Goh Chye Kee, Poh Siew Wah, Tan Chee Teck, Tan Leong Kheng, Tan Seng Heng, Carree Ng, Ruby Tan Geok Kim, Belinda Chua Buay Lin and Tan Cheng Cheng.

Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award Competition 2000 held on 17 – 22 November at Paragon. The Guest of Honour was Mr Choo Thiam Siew, Executive Director of National Arts Council, 46 Chinese Calligraphy and Chinese Ink Paintings were on show. The prizes were: Chinese Calligraphy: one winner of $5,000 and two distinction of $1,000 each. Chinese Ink Painting: one winner of $5,000. and two distinction of

$1,000 each.

From this year, the Chinese Calligraphy and Chinese Ink Painting of the Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award competition were OPEN to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. The Objective is to promote art in Singapore and to provide a platform for artists to showcase their artistic creation and recognition for achievements.

51 Anniversary Exhibition cum Dr Tan Tsze Chor Western Art Award were held on 22 to 30 December at MITA, the Guest of Honour was Mr Choo Thiam Siew, Executive Director of National Arts Council.

90 paintings were on show. For the western art Representation and Abstract (member only) one winner of




$3,000 and one distinction of $1,000 in each Section.



Mini Painting 2000 was held at Orchard Point. 360 paintings from 120 artists participated in the show.

SAS with China Anhui Artist Association exchange programme Exhibition in Singapore were held on 14-20
September at Paragon Gallery. Sixty paintings from 6 Anhui Artists and 30 paintings from 30 SAS watercolour painters were on show. Guest of Honour was Mr Yatiman Yusof, Senior Parliamentary Secretary.

Mr Tan Gek Gnee Donated $1,000 towards SAS telephone: (6743 0609) and Email: [email protected]

Members solo exhibitions:

The European Inspiration by Teo Kim Liong held on 4-11 May at Paragon Gallery

Hui Yuet Heung held her solo exhibition on 14-19 July at the Paragon Exhibition Hall

2001 There was no election at the 10th March 2001 AGM.

Mini Painting 2001 was held on 19-25 April at Orchard Point Exhibition Hall, Guest of Honour was Mr Choo

Thiam Siew. Sixty artists with 322 paintings were on show.

Dr Tan Tsze Chor Chinese Calligraphy & Chinese Ink Art awards and Prize Presentation held on 9 to 14

December at NAFA Gallery. Mr Tan Gek Gnee top up $2,000 towards the Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award Fund for the prizes this year. The cash prizes for Chinese Calligraphy and Chinese Ink one winner each of $5,000; and two each distinction prizes of $1,000. for western Art Representational and Abstract Painting.

The SAS Art Exhibition 2001 cum Dr Tan Tsze Chor Western Art Award was joined with Diversity-Nokia Singapore Art 2001 exhibited at MTTA. Guest of Honour was Mr Kwok Kian Chow, Director of Singapore Art Museum.

Asian Pacific Watercolour Painting Exhibition held on 2-25 March at Taipei, Taiwan. 20 of SAS artists were invited to participate in the show.

Out Reach Programs:

Art Exhibition at Singapore General Hospital held on 23-27 July at Blk 7, 120 painting of 60 artists were on show. Art Exhibition at Changi General Hospital held on 13-25 November. 86 paintings from 39 artists on show.

Singapore-New Zealand Cultural Exchange Art Exhibition held on 17-19 Auckland, The Guest of Honour was Mr Phil Goff, Minister of Foreign Affair NZ. Artists participated were: Khor Ean Ghee, Koeh Sia Yong, Kong Tong Hong, Chieu Shuey Fook and Tam Kim Ying.

Members Solo Exhibitions:

Fascination with Orchids by Tan Cheng Cheng held on 7-10 September

Watercolour Painting 2001 by Khor Ean Ghee held on 25-3 1 October

2002 SAS 2002 AGM held on 10 March. The Council (2002-2003) were as follow: President: Khor Ean Ghee, Vice President: Wong Kian Ping, Hon Secretary: Ng Woon Lam, Asst Secretary: Lu Ping, Hon Treasurer: Sio Sit Min, Asst Treasurer: Lai Sen Fong; and others committee were: Leo Hee Tiong, Koeh Sia Yong, Ho Ho Ying, Lee See Sin, Anne Lim Geok Kuan, Khoo Chek Miang, Lee Choon Kee, Tan Kai Huat, and Khew Chwee Mun.

Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award Fund shall be called Dr Tan Tsze Chor-Singapore Art Society Trust” the Trust Deed was being drafted by Ms Allen & Gledhill (Chiang Hong Pte Ltd) and our Legal Advisor Ms Ellen Lee & Company (to date Fund was $60,000).




Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award Open Competition 2002 held on 21-30 November, at [email protected] Exhibition Hall. Guest of Honour was Mr Choo Thiam Siew, Chief Executive Officer of National Arts Council. Artists participated 147 with 147 artworks on show.




This year Art award cash prizes were: Chinese Calligraphy and Chinese Ink Painting each one winner of
$3,000 and each one distinction of $1,000; the Western Representational and Abstract Painting each one winner of $1,000 and each one distinction of $500.

2002 Grand Festival of Asia Watercolour Painting Exhibition held on 7-12 October at Busan Citizen’s Hall, Korea. 10 artists participated: Khor Ean Ghee, Ng Woon Lam, Khoo Chek Miang , Lee Choon Kee, Tiong Tian Tong, Lok Kark Hwang, Hong Kim Geok, Tang Mun Kian, Neo Kim Chye, and Ler Hock Chuan.

Singapore-Japan Art Exchange Exhibition held on 15-19 May at Osaka, Japan. Besides 40 artists participated, the following artists attending the opening: Khor Ean Ghee, Koeh Sia Yong, Tan Kay Nguan, Chua Buay Lin, Anne Lim Geok Kuan, Chin, Yung C Hu (Amelia) ,Angeline Hing.

21 Japan Modern Arts Exhibition held on 16-20 October at Osaka, Japan. 7 artists were invited to participate at the show, they were: Khor Ean Ghee, Tan Kay Nguan, Tay Chee Toh, Yeo Siak Goon Fan Shao

Hua, Yap Ming Chan, Ng Woon Lam. Khor Ean Ghee won one of the top winner prize (外务大巨赏), Tan Kay
Nguan won Oaska Mayer Prize (大阪市长赏).

15th Watercolour of Asia at Seoul, Korea held on 18-24 December at Sejong Center Museum of Fine Art

Exhibition Hall. 17 artists were invited to participate at the exhibition.

Mini Painting 2002 held on 17-20 October at the Chinese Camber of Commerce & Industry Exhibition Hall. Dr Ho Kah Leong was our Guest of Honour. 62 artists with 122 paintings were on show.

Members Solo Exhibitions:

Junior by Tan Kay Nguan held on 29 May-2 June at Sentosa

Reminiscence Singapore by Koeh Sia Yong held on 1-7 March at Tanjong Pagar CC

Magic Space Stage Design by Lu Ping held on 26 Apr – 9 May at NAFA

Journey with Oil & Ink by Wong Kian Ping on 25-31 July at NAFA

2003 SAS 2003 AGM held on 21 March. (no election) The Dr Tan Tsze Choe-Singapore Art Society Trust ($700,000.00) Trustees :Tan Gek Chong , Tan Gek Gnee, Khor Ean Ghee , Wong Kian Ping, Lai Sen Fong. Charity Registration No: 1700 ; Registration Date: 17-6-2003 Secured Cash Server Plan in OAC (OCBC Bank Centre), Interest :1.388% ( $9,716.00 per year) for art award use only.

Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award 2003 cum 54th SAS Art Exhibition held on 15-21 November at Kreta Ayer CC Exhibition Hall. Total award sum this year was $11,000.00; artists participated 147; Sculpture on show 3. Guest of Honour was DR Ho Kah Leong, President of Singapore Arts Federation

Mini Painting 2003 held on 18-25 June at Krata Ayer CC. Guest of Honour was Dr Ho Kah Leong, President of Singapore Arts Federation. Artists participated were 63 with 132 paintings.

22nd Japan Modern Arts Exhibition held on 15-19 October at Osaka, Japan. Khor Ean Ghee and Tan Kay

Nguan were invited to participate at the show.

Member Solo Exhibitions:

Lee Boon Wang_ Art 2003 by Lee Boon Wang held on 10-15 Jan at Ngee Ann

Visual Enchantments by Ang Ah Tee held on 12-16 July at CCC&I

The Art World of Chan Tung Ping held on 5-11 Sept at CCC&I

Solo Exhibition by Yee Siew Pun held on 7-9Nov at CCC&I

Memories by the Lake Art Exhibition held on 5-10 Dec at Ngee Ann




2004 SAS AGM 2004 held on 21 March. The council member (2004-2005) had been elected were as follow: President: Khor Ean Ghee, Vice President: Wong Kian Ping, Hon Secretary: Kwok Peng Kin, Chinese Secretary: Lu Ping, Treasurer: Khew Chwee Mun, Asst Treasurer: Sio Sit Min, others committee were: Leo Hee Tong, Lee Choon Kee, Tong Chin Sye, Lee See Sin, Anne Lim Geok Kuan, Koeh Sia Yong, Sim Pang Liang and Chung Hock Lee.




Dr Tan Tsze Chor-Singapore Art Society Trust received another $100,000.00 from Chiang Hong Pte Ltd dated 1 November 2004 with the $100,000.00 already put in Easicash Saver (OCBC Bank) till Nov 2010. The total amount in the Trust Fund is $800,000.00.

Ekspresi PPCI 2004 (National Exhibit ion of The Indonesian Watercolour Society) held on 4-14 February at the National Gallery, Indonesian. Ten artists participated. They were: Khor Ean Ghee, Anne Lim Geok Kuan, Lai Sen Fong, Pang Teng Khoon, Tan Cheng Cheng, Ler Hock Chuan, Keong Hean Keng, Neo Kim Chye, Ruby Tan Geok Kim, and Ng Woon Lam.

Thailand Watercolour Seminar & Demonstration held on 14-16 May at Bangkok organized by Watercolour

Society of Thailand. Khor Ean Ghee was invited as one of the speakers.

Japan International Watercolor Seminar held on 20-25 May at Niigata, Japan. Khor Ean Ghee was invited to talk as well as participated in out-door demonstration.

Grand Festival of Asia Watercolour held on 18-24 December at Sejou Centre Museum of Fine Art Exhibition Hall, Korea. ASA members participated were: Khor Ean Ghee, Lai Sen Fong, Anne Lirn Geok Kuan, Ng Woon Lam, Neo Kim Chye, Ruby Tan Geok Kim, Tan Cheng Cheng, Ler Hock Chuan and Lee Choon Kee.

16th Asia Watercolour Art Exhibition 2004, Malaysia held on 4-7 September at Wisma Kebudayaan SGM, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Participating artists were: Khor Ean Ghee, Ng Woon Lam, Poon Ee Way, Lok Kerk Hwang, Anne Lim Geok Kuan, Chin.Yung C.Hu (Amelia), Neo Kim Chye, Lai Sen Fong, Angel 1ine Hing, Ler Hock Chuan, Chua Buay Lin, Taan Kay Nguan, Ruby Tan Geok Kim, Diana Lim, Lim Hwee Tiong, Hong Kim Geok, Low Puay Hua, and Poh Siew Wah.

2004 Grand Festival of Asian Watercolour held on 18-14 December at Seoul Korea

Mini Painting 2004 held on 25-28 June at Krata Ayer CC. Guest of Honour was Dr Ho Kah Leong, President of Singapore Arts Federation.

Member Solo Exhibition:

3-10 Oct New Expression Chinese Painting by Tan Lee Keng at [email protected]

2005 Launching of SAS Artists’ Directory cum Fast Forward Art Exhibition

Held on 19-23 March at the Exhibition Hall, 320 Havelock Road
The Guest of Honour was Dr Balaji Sadisivav; total number of artworks was 320

17th Asia International Watercolour Alliance Exhibition 2005-Singapore

The SAS joining with SWS organized the 17th Asia International Watercolour Exhibition in Singapore held on 26-29 August at the Ngee Ann Cultural Centre. 192 watercolorists from Singapore, China Tianjin, Shinghai, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar & Thailand were taking part in the Event The Guest of Honour was Mr Edmund Cheng, Chairman of National Arts Council. Total audience was 578
Singapore Artists payment $200.00 each (for the cost of exhibition, books and welcome dinner)

Asian Watercolour Confederation-Bali

On 1-30 September 2005, 14 of SAS members were invited to exhibit at Agung Rai Museum of Art in Ubud
Bali,

5th International Watercolor Exhibition-Japan

10 of our watercolorists were invited to take part in the exhibition at Niigata Prefectural Civic Centre 3F Gallery on 9-12 June and at Amusement Asdo 1F Gallery on 25 June to 3 July.

Mr Wong Loy Hin Calligraphy & Painting Solo Exhibition

Solo exhibition of Mr Wong held on 24-27 November 2005 at The Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce




& Industry, Singapore. The Guest of Honour was Dr Ho Kah Leong, President, Singapore Arts Federation.



Fruits & Lotuses-Solo Exhibition by Thian Joo

Exhibition held on 16-20 December 2005 at the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the main topic were the local fruits and lotuses etc

Memories by the Lake Art Exhibition

23 of our SAS Members were taking part in the exhibition held on 10-14 December at the Ngee Ann Cultural
Centre, Guest of Honour was Mr Goh Leng Tse . total artworks was 150.

World Watercolor Painting Federation

Khor Ean Ghee was invited to attend the opening in Celebration Founding Exhibition of the World Watercolor
Painting Federation, Korea. Khor was invited to be one of the Founder Member as well.

SAS 56th Annual cum Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Awards Exhibition 2005

Held on 28-31 December at Ngee Ann Cultural Centre.
Guest of Honour was Dr Ho Kah Leong President, Singapore Arts Federation.
142 artists participated in the exhibition, Number of audience attending was 499
Western Painting (Representational) 1st Prize : Tan Choo Kai; (Abstract): 1st Prize; Leo Hee Tong.

Patron of the Arts Award 2005

Nomination M/S Chian Hong Pte Ltd for ‘Friend of the Art Award’ (amount contributed in 2004 was $100,000.00 )

2006 SAS AGM 2006

Held on 3.30pm 28 May 2006 at 10 Kampong Eunos, Singapore
After 15 minutes later of AGM, the new Council called for the meeting in order to elected the Executive
Council 2006-2007 from the 15 elected members were as following:
President Khor Ean Ghee Vice President Thang Kiang How Hon Secretary E Florebce Shn
Hon Secretary C Lai Sen Fong
Hon Treasurer Yau Tian Yau
Asst Hon Treasurer Anne Lim Geok Kuan
Exhibition Officers Koeh Sia Yong, Joyce Zhang Shi Yue
Research Officers Lee See Sin, Tan Choo Kai
Public Relation Officers Lee Choon Kee, Khew Swee Mun
Council Members Wong Kian Ping, Lee Hee Tong, Alan Louis R.

18th Asia Watercolor Painting Alliance 2006-Taiwan

The Exhibition was held at Tainan, Kaohsiung,& Tai-Tung. From 17 June to 2 August 2006

23 of our members participated in the exhibition: Khor Ean Ghee, Allan, Louis R, Ang Teck Ee, Chua Buay Lin, Chin Yung C.Hu; Fan Sh ua, Angeline Hing, Hong Kim Geok Irene, Lai Sen Fong, Lau Kim Yet, Lim Geok Kuan Anne, Lim Hwee Tiong, Shirley Mok, Neo Kim Chye, Poon Ee Way, Seah Kang Chui, Anne Tang, Tan Cheng Cheng, Tan Lee Song, Tan Kay Nguan, Tiong Tian Tong, Wong Swee Yee, and Joye Zhang Shi Yue. 7 of us attending the opening at Kaohsiung, outdoor painting and tour ‘Kaohsiung River’, Museum etc. were: Khor Ean Ghee, Chua Buay Lin, Fan Shao Hua, Anne Lim Geok Kuan, Tan Kay Nguan, Lai Sen Fong and Chin,Yung C.Hu Amelia.

6th International Watercolor Exhibition – Niigate, Japan

10 of the Singapore watercolorists participated the exhibition from 8 to 11 June at Niigate Prefecture Civic




Centre 2F Gallery; and on 1-9 July on Amusement Asdo 1F Gallery.



2006 International Exhibition of Classics of Chinese Watercolorists – Taipei

Khor Ean Ghee were invited to participate the The Wind Rises:the Water Ascends’ 2006 International Exhibition of Classics of Chinese Watercolorists held on 28 April to 13 August 2006 at the National History Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.

2006 Grand Festival of Asia Watercolor Painting Federation

The event held on 28July to 13 August 2006 was in commemoration of Busan Biennale
10 SAS Artists were invited to participate in the exhibition: Khor Ean Ghee, Lee Choon Kee, Seah Kang Chui, Lai Sen Fong, Anne Lim Geok kuan, Neo Kim Chye, Anne Tang, Amelia Yung C>Hu Chin, Low Puay Hua,Poh Siew Wah, and Fan Shao Hua.

2006 World Watercolor Painting Festival

Khor Ean Ghee was invited to attend the event held on 6-12 September 2006 at Sejong Cultural Crntre
Gallery, Korea in Celebration of the 2nd year of the exhibition of World Watercolor Painting Federation.

SAS 57th Annual cum DrTan Tsze Chor Art Awards2006

150 artists participated in the event held on 22-24 September 2006 at Ngee Ann Cultural Centre. For this exhibition it showcases oil, watercolour, mixed medium, sculpture etc.
Guest of Honour was Dr Ho Kah Leong, Result of Art Competition: Chinese Ink Open Competition 1st Prize: Teo Chin Keong; Western Art (Representational) 1st Prize: Tan Kay Nguan; Western Art (Abstract) 1st Prize: Chieu Shuey fook.

2007 19th Asia Watercolor Painting Alliance Exhibition 2007- Osala

Event was held on 16-21 April 2007 at Osaka, Japan. The following 18 members of SAS took park in the exhibition: Khor Ean Ghee, Lai Sen Fong, Anne Lim Geok Kuan, Joyce Zhang Shi Yue, Ang Teck Ee, Chua Buay Lin Belinda, Hong Kim Geok Irene, Keng Tiang Tee, Kim Tae Ryoung, Lai Wong Thye, Lisa Lee Poh Yook, Lim Hwee Tiong, Loh Kerk Hwang, Neo Kim Chye, Ng Kwee King, Seah Kang Chui, Tiong Tian Tong, Tsai Oi Chen Jenny.

Japan International Watercolor Painting Exhibition 2007

Held on 7-10 June at Niigata and 26 May -3 June 2007 at the Island. Following 9 members participated in the exhibition: Khor Ean Ghee, Lai Sen Fong, Joyce Zhang shi Yue, Anne Lim Geok Kuan, Neo Kim Chyo, Lai Wong Thyo, Lim Hwoo Tiong, Peng Tong Khoon,

Taiwan International Watercolor Painting Exhibition 2007

5 of SAS members were invited to take part in the event: Khor Ean Lai Sen Fong, Lim Geok Kuan, Joyce Zjang
Shi Yue, and Seah Kang Chui.

Memories by the Lake Art Exhibition IIV -2007

Held on 15-18 December 2007 at Ngee Ann Cultural Centre 23 of our members were joining with former
Chung Cheng High School old student to exhibit their artworks.

SAS 58th Annual cum DrTan Tsze Chor Art Awards 2007

Held on 22-25 September 2007 at Ngee Ann Cultural Centre.
Guest of Honour was Dr Ho Kah Leong. 150 artworks of 150 artists showcased their works of oil, watercolour painting, mixed medium, sculpture etc. Number of audience at exhibition was 907; The oil painting talk & demonstration was done by Mr Ng Woon Lam ( number of audience was 63 )

Chinese Ink 1st Prize was Mr Tay Chee Toh ; Western Art (Representational) 1st Prize was Mr Ng Woon Lam; Western Art (Abstract) 1st Prize was Ms Chan Choy Har.

2007 World Artist Festival-Korea

Held on 23 November – 2 December 2007 at Seoul, Korea




Khor Ean Ghee and Ho Yee Ping were invited to participate in the Exhibition




2008 2008 SAS AGM2008

Held on 3.30pm 29 June 2008 at 10 Kampong Eunos Singapore 417775
Election of 15 members from AGM then re-elected the SAS Executive Council 2008-2009 as following:
President Khor Ean Ghee Vice President Wong Kian Ping Hon Secretary Ng Woon Lam Hon Vice Secretary Lai Sen Fong
Hon Treasurer Anne Lim Geok Kuan Asst Hon Treasurer Joyce Zhang Shi Yue Exhibition Officer Leo Hee Tong, Koeh Sia Yong
Research Officer Teng Wen Chang, Yau Tian Yau
Public Relation Officer Lee See Sin, Khew Chwee Mun
Council Members: Lee Boon Wang, Lee Choon Kee, Sio Sit Mi

20th Asia Watercolor Painting Alliance Exhibition 2008- Korea

Held on 13-20 March 2008 at Seoul Arts Centre, Korea. Participated Countries : Korea, China Shanghai, Tianjin, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand.
Singapore Art Society artists 20 participated in the Exhibition.
150 Korea Artists; and number of other country artists was: 112. (total:262 artists artworks on show)

SAS 59th Annual cum DrTan Tsze Chor Art Awards 2008

Held on 18-20 October 2008 at Ngee Ann Cultural Centre. Display 126 artworks of Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Ink Painting, Western Art, also including the Prize winner and invited artists on show.
Guest of Honour was Dr Ho Kah Leong; Mr Chung Shih Dah
1st Prize of the Chinese Ink Open Competition was : Ms Hui Yuet Heung
Special thank to: Mr Chung Shih Dah’ donation $5,000.00

2008 Incheon Globqal Cities Arts Exchange Exhibition

Held on 7-13 November 2008 at Incheon Cultural Arts Centre, Korea. Khor Ean Ghee, Lai Sen Fong, Anne Lim
Geok Kuan, Seah Kam Chuan, Seah Kang Chui, and Joyce Zhang Shi Yue, participated in the exhibition.

Chinese Landscape Painting by James Hong Yung Chang

A solo exhibition of Chinese Landscape Painting by Mr James Hong Yung Chang held on 29-31 August 2008 at the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Guest of Honour was Dr Ho Kah Leong

2008 Grand Festival of Asia Watercolor Painting

Held on 23 August – 29 September 2008 at Busan Cultural Centre.9 Artists : Khor Ean Ghee, Lai Sen Fong, Anne Lim Geok Kuan, Ho Yee Ping, Lee Choon Kee, Neo Kim Chye, Seah Kang Chui, Ng Woon Lam, and Lim Hwee Tiong.

2008 World Artist Festival – Korea

Held on 7-14 October 2008 at Sejony Centre, Korea.




Participated Countries were: Algeria, Armenia, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Tunisia and USA. Khor Ean Ghee and Ho Yee Ping were invited to participate the in the exhibition.