Our mission of the UN JC gallery is to foster appreciation and understanding of artists and their works. Our gallery advances art and its role in multicultural and multiracial societies through the partnership with the community. The gallery organizes exhibitions, cultural events, and educational programs for artists, art admirers, and the community. Our gallery supports the United Nations sustainable development goals (SDGs) through the international organizations and UN consultative status non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Since the first art competition in 2002, with the theme of fostering racial harmony, we have committed to bring up the community voice towards racial harmony and the communities development. Global and environmental issues have been fostered with our communities artists. We have been supporting the advancement of understanding cultural diversity to learn to live together better through the UN consultative status non-governmental organizations (NGOs) such as Actions for Peace through Prayer and Aid (APPA, UN Economic and Social Council member NGO).
Prof. Sandy Kita (right)
Sponsored by Action for Peace through Prayer and Aid
Art competition for children with a theme focused on fostering racial harmony.238 African American and Korean American children participated in this event with grand prix winner Seung Hee Sung. This competition was co-sponsored by the University of Maryland and APPA (UN Economic and Social Council member NGO) with judges: David Jung (Prof. at George Mason University), Sandy Kita (Prof. at University of Maryland), Gabriele Strauch (Prof. at University of Maryland), Richard Walker (Prof. at University of Maryland), and Bong Kim (Korean American Artist Association at Washington Metropolitan Area).
UN JC Gallery
Our gallery advances art and its role in multicultural and multiracial societies through the partnership with the community
UN Economic and Social Council Member Status NGO
-September 21, 2000 - October 13, 2000
Art festival for racial harmony between Korean American and African American communities. Co-sponsored by the D.C. Mayor’s Office, Korean Society of Greater Washington, and Action for Peace through Prayer and Aid (APPA).
-September 10, 2002
-August 15, 2003
Seminar presentation at the Korean American Centennial Commemoration Forum hosted by the Smithsonian Institute’s Asian Pacific American Program. Music performance in celebrating the Korean independence from Japan. Co-hosted by the Seoul Opera Company.
-November 1, 2005
Exhibition focused on the theme of “ending poverty” capturing the poor and homeless people in the inner-city of Washington D.C.
-October 27, 2007
International art competition for ending homelessness and fostering racial harmony. Co-hosted by Korean Society of Maryland, Korean American Association of Howard County, Baltimore ACtion for Peace through Prayer and Aid. Co-sponsored by World Taekwondo Federation, the Republic of Korea Embassy in USA, GCS International (UN ECOSOC member NGO), Korean American Artists Association, KORUS (Korea-US) House in Korean Embassy in USA, Bridgeway Community Church, KAGRO of Maryland, the Korea Times, and the Korea Daily.
-December 23, 2007
Gingerbread house making event for the children of low income families in Washington D.C. Co-sponsored by APPA and the Korean Student Association from Cornell University.
-April 22, 2009
UN International Earth Day Poster Competition for teenagers. Emphasized on the future of planet earth and the survival of life on earth.
-July 18, 2010
UN Nelson Mandela International Day Poster Competition for teenagers. Emphasized on the amount a small gesture of solidarity can do for the global movement for good.
-September 21, 2011
UN International Day of Peace Poster Competition for teenagers. Supporting the UN General Assembly's declared day of strengthening the ideas of peace within and among nations and people. The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by resolution 36/67 of the United Nations General Assembly to coincide with its opening session, which was held annually on the third Tuesday of September. This Day of Peace was initiated by Dr. Young Seek Choue, founder of Kyung Hee University and GCS International.
-May 21, 2012
UN World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development Poster Competition for teenagers. A day to initiate respect for other cultures through the exchange of view on life from other cultural perspectives. Co-sponsored by the Korean Christian Television System (CTS) and APPA.
-August 12, 2013
UN International Youth Day Poster Competition for teenagers. A day to make aware of the youth who are discouraged. Co-sponsored by Graduate Institute of Peace Studies (GIP), GCS International, and APPA.
-April 7, 2014
UN World Health Day Poster Competition for teenagers. A day that offers communities opportunities of activities for better health. Co-sponsored by Kyung Hee General Hospital, Kyung Hee University, and APPA.
-April 22, 2015
UN Mother Earth Day Poster Competition for teenagers, sponsored by APPA. "But the big decisions that lie ahead are not just for world leaders and policy-makers. Today, on Mother Earth Day, I ask each one of us to be mindful of the impacts our choices have on this planet, and what those impacts will mean for future generations. " -UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
-September 21, 2015
-May 21, 2015
UN World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development Poster Competition for teenagers, sponsored by APPA. A day to initiate respect for other cultures through the exchange of view on life from other cultural perspectives.
-September 21, 2015
UN International Day of Peace Taekwondo Performance at the UN HQ (New York), co-sponsored by UN Department of InformationKorea Foundation, GCS International (UN ECOSOC Member NGO), World Taekwondo Federation, ROK Permanent UN Mission, and APPA.