VAST art goes to the Smithsonian

The 3 paintings depicting the 3 geographical zones of Bhutan, to be exhibited in the upcoming Smithsonian Folk Life Exhibition is finally complete. After a month of sleepless nights, Asha Kama and the boys finally handed over the 3 paintings to the Royal Government this morning. The paintings will be shipped to Washingto DC, where it will be a part of the Bhutan Exhibition in June.

Bhutan by VAST – Paintings for the Smithsonian

Asha Kama, Pema Tshering and the others have been working for a while now, to produce 3 paintings of 8 square feet each. The paintings are for the Bhutanese Exhibition traveling to the famous Smithsonian Folk Life exhibition in Washington DC, in June 2008. The 3 paintings depict the Bhutanese in the alpine zone, temperate zone, and the sub-tropical zone.

The paintings are almost complete.

This is the 2nd time that VAST is involved in producing art for Bhutan to be displayed internationally – the first time being for World Expo 2005, Aichi, Japan.

On a personal level, Asha Kama brings in a wealth of experience, having worked as the creative director for the Bhutanese Pavilion at the  World Expo 2000, Hanover, Germany. The Bhutanese Pavilion was judged as the best exhibit.

1998 – 2008, 10 years of Art, Youth and Fun

Today is the 10th anniversary of VAST. To celebrate the day, we have a small exhibition planned at our studio, followed by dinner.

All of you not with us today, you are with us in spirit, and in our hearts.

What a journey it has been.


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