BANKING ON TALENTS: UCB Employees and Family Art Exhibition
On View November 8, 2007 through March 1, 2008
The Pacific Heritage Museum presents an exhibition showcasing artworks created by the employees of United Commercial Bank (UCB) and their close family members. As the Pacific Heritage Museum is owned by UCB, this exhibition gives its own members an opportunity to display their artistic talents. Many of the employees are busy with their banking jobs and daily family activities, and may find little time to pursue artistic endeavors. We hope that by giving them a venue to share their art with the public, they would feel encouraged to continue nurturing their artistic creativity. On the other hand, we also hope that the exhibition will reveal to the audience that bankers can be also very artistic people.

Over 290 entries were submitted and 100 artworks from 46 participants were selected for display in the exhibition. An art committee was formed to select the artworks for the exhibition. The committee was made up by three members of UCB and two outside consultants: Thomas Wu, Chairman, President and CEO of UCB; Sylvia Loh, Senior Advisor to the CEO; Eleanor Chang, Director of Marketing; artist Bai Ru Ng, and photographer Louis Ng. The Museum is grateful for the time that they spent selecting the artworks.

The objects in the exhibition cover a diversity of mediums ranging from ceramics to photography to oil paintings. Within each group, the range of styles differs from the modern to the traditional, from realistic to the abstract. Photography, especially with the popularity and accessibility of digital cameras, is well represented in the exhibition by images of people and places from different corners of the world. Traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy are also represented in the exhibition. A favorite is the children's category which shows the vivaciousness and innocence of the young artists. Hopefully the public will enjoy the variety of styles and subject matters presented in the exhibition.

On behalf of UCB and the Pacific Heritage Museum, we thank all the participants for sharing their work with us. They are:
William Blum
Roy Duret*
Serina Gee
Benjamin Chiang
Warren Chiu*
James Chu
Pauline Chu*
Francesca Enriquez
Hannah Hsu
Rachelle Kam
Kirk Kao*
Gabriel Kong
Regina Lam
Bailey Leung
Bronia Leung*
Dennis Leung
Francisco Liu
Manni Liu*
Anna Ma*
Claire Ma
Claudia Ma
Kimi Masui
Anna Matey
Emil Ng
Zhone Ping
Megan Quan
Fe Saavedra
Maranda Tam

Sabrina Tam*
Hantao Wang
Colin Wong
George Wong
Milton Wong*
Nicholas Wong
Ray Wong
Sally Wong*
Joy Wu
Shirley Wu
Lorraine C. Yee
Scott Yee
Shaun Yee
Wai Hang Yeung*
Adrienne Yung
Kevin Zhang
Savanna Zhang
Lisa Zhou
* Employee of UCB
Ayers Rock by Warren Chiu Carp Urn by Kimi Masui Cowherd by Hantao Wang Cracked by Sabrina Tam Self Portrait by Claudia Ma Tornado Tree by Roy Duret Love Birds by Pauline Chu
Ayers Rock by Warren Chiu Carp Urn by Kimi Masui Cowherd by Hantao Wang Cracked by Sabrina Tam Self Portrait by Claudia Ma Tornado Tree by Roy Duret Love Birds by Pauline Chu

For more information, please contact:
The Pacific Heritage Museum
608 Commercial Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: (415) 399-1124
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 AM to 4:00 PM.
Admission is free.