Text saying: Tying the Threads - an exhibit on intergenerational healing

As immigrants, refugees, and their descendants, members of the Vietnamese community have strived to bridge connections across generations. Whether it be the lingering weight of wartime pain, unspoken mental health struggles, loss of cultural ties… the efforts to form that bridge have been met with difficult challenges. However, the spirit of the Vietnamese community is resilient. Within our stories are hardships, but also recovery, growth, and collaboration to mend the wounds of past and present to achieve intergenerational healing.

This 10-month exhibit showcases artworks from six local artists of Vietnamese descent:

  • Jess Boyd
  • Amy Duong
  • Cindy Anh Thư Nguyễn 
  • Sarah Nguyễn
  • Caitlin Truong
  • Tai Vugia 
Learn more about the artists and their work here:

Upcoming Call for Art

Are you interested in showcasing your art at the Little Saigon Creative? The 2024 exhibit’s art call is now open for submissions! The theme for this upcoming exhibit is Viet American Imaginaries.
View the selection criteria and the full call for art below.

Selection Criteria

The selection of the art will be a community process and will go through a selection committee. The community selection committee will consist of a diverse panel of community members from various art and culture backgrounds. Below are some of the selection criteria:
  • Artistic expression: Mastery of skills and techniques, communication of unique vision or perspective, approaches to process and presentation. How does the artist connect their piece and experience to the presenting theme and does the piece represent this vision?
  • Experience with the Vietnamese diaspora and/or AANHPI communities: Experiences working with or being a part of the Vietnamese diaspora and/or AANHPI communities; understanding their identities, challenges, and culture.
  • Representation: Does the artist and artwork represent a notion or idea valued by sectors of the Vietnamese diaspora community? Is the artist a representative of the community? Does the artist and/or their work represent a voice for underrepresented communities?
  • Depth of creative vision: Presenting a thought-provoking or inspiring idea through visual/literary/aesthetic means. Successfully sharing a personal story while understanding the history of the Vietnamese diaspora.
Call for Art