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Talk & presentation on Camp Days 1942-1945
Sunday, July 12, 2015, 2:30pm
Cypress Library
5331 Orange Ave, Cypress, CA 90630 • (714) 826 0354
public invited


LA Opera's 2014 Summer Opera Camp • "The White Bird of Poston"
on August 8, 2014, 9 a.m., at the Barnsdall Park Theater in Hollywood,
Chiz delivered a talk to the students who participated in the opera
regarding her childhood experiences in the Poston concentration camp,
and the paintings she created as an adult, which inspired the opera.
The paintings "Goodbye to Freedom" & "A Good American"
were especially inspirational.


May was Asian Pacific Heritage Month
on May 23, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Chiz delivered a talk & presentation on Camp Days 1942-1945 to the
Department of Homeland Security / U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services

24000 Avila Road- Room 6000, Laguna Niguel, CA

Chiz delivered her Camp Days presentation to DHS/USCIS and other government agency employees.
After the presentation she told the inspiring story of how, when the US government finally allowed
Asians to become citizens, her father gained his long-awaited and hard-earned American citizenship,
and how much it meant to him.


Group Exhibition, featuring 6 paintings from Camp Days 1942-1945
April 6 - 27, 2013    Santa Ana Library
20 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701   •   714.647.5400
For library information, visit: http://www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us/library/about/hours.asp

Chiz participated in a Panel Discussion held on April 6
Topic: U.S. Concentration Camps during World War II


El Toro Branch Library • Lecture & Presentation: Camp Days 1942-1945
24672 Raymond Way, Lake Forest, CA 92630   •   949-855-8173
Friday, October 26, 2 p.m.

In addition to her lecture, Chiz screened excerpts from her 'Camp Days 1942-1945' DVD.


Japanese American Museum of San Jose - Grand Re-Opening
535 North 5th Street, San Jose, CA 95112   (408) 294-3138   www.jamsj.org
Camp Days 1942-1945 Exhibition
OPENING CEREMONY: Saturday, October 16, 2010, 1 p.m. • Chiz and other dignitaries were introduced.

The exhibit was so popular, it was held over through December, 2011.
At the museum's book store Chiz's Camp Days books, as well as giclee reproductions of
Camp Days paintings and Camp Days note cards were on sale.


"New Birth of Freedom:
From Civil War to Civil Rights in California"

Oct.19, 2011     4 - 7 p.m.
CA State Fullerton, Pavillion and Classroom Complex
adjacent to the O.C. Agricultural and Nikkei Heritage Museum, in the Fullerton Arboretum

Chiz presented her new DVD "Camp Days 1942-1945".


L.A. Harbor College
Wednesday, October 11, 2011
Chiz spoke on "Camp Days" at 9:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

1111 Figueroa Place, Wilmington, CA 90744 - Tel: 310-233-4000
hosted by Denise Dumars


Poston I Reunion
October 7, 8, & 9, 2011
Aquarius Hotel, Laughlin, Nevada

Chiz exhibited & sold "Camp Days 1942-1945" paintings, cards, books, & DVDs.


Henry Fukuhara Manzanar Paint Out, Manzanar, CA

May 12, 13, 14, & 15, 2011
All artists were welcome, beginners to advanced.


Group Show: Exhibition of 50 Manzanar Painters

April 10 - May 15, 2011     Manzanar National Historic Site
Chiz was one of the 50 artists represented in the Manzanar Gallery;
her book is available at the Manzanar Interpretive Center, Manzanar, CA.


Santiago Canyon College • "Camp Days 1942-1945" Presentation

March 8, 2011     11:50 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
8045 Chapman Av, Orange, CA, Roomm D22, Multicultural Psychology
Hosted by Dr. Christine Umali Koop.


Long Beach City College - PCC • "Camp Days 1942-1945" Presentation

Feb. 28, 2011     12:15 & 2:00 p.m.
1305 Orange Av., Long Beach, CA, Room MD31
Hosted by Prof. Denise Dumars. There was a question & answer session folowing the presentation.


Speaker Series at Little Theatre

Feb. 24, 2011     11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
University High School, 4771 Campus Drive,Irvine, CA 92612
Chiz presented her "Camp Days 1942-1945" power point show.


Japanese American Museum of San Jose • Grand Re-Opening
Camp Days 1942-1945 Exhibition

OPENING CEREMONY: Saturday, October 16, 2010, 1 p.m.
Chiz and other dignitaries were introduced.
POWERPOINT PRESENTATION: Sunday, October 17, 2010, 1 - 2 p.m.
Question and Answer session followed.
WATERCOLOR DEMONSTRATION: Sunday, October 17, 2010, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Workshop with Student participation.

535 North 5th Street, San Jose, CA 95112   (408) 294-3138   www.jamsj.org
The exhibit was on display for 6 months. At the museum's book store Chiz's Camp Days
books, giclee reproductions of Camp Days paintings, and Camp Days note cards were on sale.


Back to Basics
Group Exhibition from the XIII Annual Henry Fukuhara Workshop

Painted Interpretations
of Independence, Lone Pine, Alabama Hills, Manzanar, and Keeler

August 22 - September 26, 2010
OPENING RECEPTION Sunday, August 22, 2010   1 - 5 p.m.

FINE ARTS & GRAPHICS GALLERY   1621 Cabrillo Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
310-328-0366   apcgraphics@sbcglobal.net


Santiago High School, Language Arts Dept.
"Camp Days 1942-1945"
Artist Talk, and Question & Answer Forum


March 19, 2010
12342 Trask Avenue, Garden Grove, CA 92843   951-739-5600

Hosted by Jessica Fuller, Language Arts and AVID instructor


Palos Verdes Art Center Associates
General Meeting

5504 W. Crestride Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
6 p.m.   February 25, 2010

"Painter Chizuko DeQueiroz and her work, depicting her life as she knew it
during WWII, in a concentration camp for Japanese Americans in Poston, Arizona."
Chiz was the program speaker, and followed with a book signing.


Immigrant Experiences
Artist Invitational
Sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee Gallery
634 S. Spring Street, 3rd floor, Los Angeles
Show ended March 16, 2009

Click here to view 3 NEW featured works


"Camp Days Paintings, 1942-1945"
and Current Art Work
Palos Verdes Art Center
Crenshaw Blvd and Crest Road, Palos Verdes, CA   (310) 541-2479
January 30, 2009 - March 8, 2009
Artist Reception: Friday, January 30, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Executive Director: Bob Yassin


Speakers Series
Santiago Canyon College, Orange, CA
Building D, Room 101
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008

Public was invited. Chiz showed her PowerPoint presentation
and spoke on Camp Days 1942-1945.



Beauty in Captivity - exhibit poster
Print: "Towers", by Valerie Abe

June 5 - August 31, 2008

Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego, Balboa Park

Chiz had two works from her "Camp Days 1942-1945" series in this exhibition:
(11) ARMED GUARDS WATCHED OVER THE SCRAP LUMBER PILES DURING THE DAY. AT NIGHT MY BROTHERS, AS WELL AS MANY OTHERS, HAD TO STEAL THE LUMBER TO MAKE OUR FURNITURE, AS WE HAD NOTHING TO SIT ON OR PUT OUR CLOTHES AWAY IN.
(12) OUT OF THE SCRAP LUMBER , MY DAD AND BROTHERS MADE ALL OUR FURNITURE AND WOODEN "GETAS" FOR OUR FEET. THEY NAILED TIN CAN LIDS, THAT THEY GOT FROM THE MESS HALL, OVER HOLES IN THE BARRACK FLOORS AND WALLS TO KEEP OUT SCORPIONS, MICE, AND BUGS. WE ROLLED NEWSPAPERS TO FILL THE CRACKS BETWEEN THE WALL BOARDS TO TRY TO KEEP THE SAND OUT.


Eight works from "Camp Days Paintings, 1942-1945"
in a Three-Artist Exhibition
Art Gallery of the California State Teachers' Retirement System
CAL STRS Office Building, 7667 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95851
April 14 - June 30, 2008


Manzanar Art Exhibit
Manzanar Interpretive Center
at the National Historic Site - Manzanar, California
April 4 - May 4, 2008

Chiz was one of 45 artists who were chosen for this exhibition by the legendary artist, Henry Fukuhara, who holds yearly workshops at Manzanar.


- Two University Presentations -
"Japanese Myths and Superstitions (Growing up Japanese American)"
and
"Growing up Japanese American in the Internment Camps of WWII"
California State University San Bernardino   February 5, 2008

These lectures were sponsored by the Asian Studies Minor program and the Department of Anthropology, and were hosted by Associate Professor Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D.

Following is biographical material posted by the university, in advance of the presentations:

About the Guest Speaker: Ms. Sugita de Queiroz is a well known and highly esteemed Japanese American artist in Southern California, where her work has been widely displayed. A few years ago, her exhibit of water color paintings that illustrated the three years during World War II, when she and her family were confined to an internment camp, were on display at Pfau Library.

Ms. Chizuko Judy Sugita de Queiroz has been drawing and painting since childhood. As a class artist in elementary school, yearbook artist in high school and college, she has numerous awards for her artistic works. She has a BFA and MFA from Long Beach State University and Dominquez Hills University, respectively. She began her career as a high school art teacher and has taught art and art history at local colleges. She has written a children's book. Her art has been exhibited in a number of galleries and cultural centers, and art institutes and museums, around California and Arizona. Among her more recent collective works is her series of Japanese Nature paintings. Also, currently, she is working on an article for publication dealing with mythologies, legends, and superstitions among the Japanese American community in which she grew up in. Her guest lectures this week promise to be most enticing and meaningful; everyone is welcome to attend and seating is ample (though, depending on interest generated, may be limited in current classroom locations, so please kindly let me know right away if you are interested in case I need to change venue to a larger room and will post any changes; otherwise, the event will be held in my class rooms: Ch 114 has at least 27 seats open and SB 210 has about 12 seats open; again room can be changed if needed so please let me know if you are interested in attending this rare and precious event). Thank you.

http://psg.csusb.edu/ Webmaster, Philippine Studies Group, Inc., of the Association for Asian Studies


Camp Days 1942-1945   Presentation
Cypress College, Cypress, CA

March 8, 2007

Chiz gave a talk and PowerPoint slide presentation, to students of Megan Tanaka's Asian American History Class, on her internment camp experiences as told through her Camp Days 1942-1945  paintings.


Camp Days 1942-1945   Presentation
De Anza College / California History Center, Cupertino, CA

March 1, 2007

Chiz gave a talk and PowerPoint slide presentation, to students and faculty, on her internment camp experiences as told through her Camp Days 1942-1945  paintings. Her book was also for sale in the college bookstore.


"Prime Timers" Talk & PowerPoint Presentation
Torrance Methodist Church, Torrance, CA

November 11, 2006

Chiz gave a talk and PowerPoint slide presentation on her internment camp experiences as told through her Camp Days 1942-1945  paintings. Everyone was welcome.


Camp Days Art Exhibition
Hiroshima, Japan - the old Bank of Japan building

October 12-16, 2006

The old Bank of Japan building, which now contains an art gallery, is located 460 yds from the A-Bomb blast. Its exterior sustained surprisingly little damage. The use of this building is controlled by the Peace Dept. of Hiroshima City. They had info about my show on the city's website. The site's text was in Japanese, but here is a translation from a friend in Japan:
"Chizuko Judy Sugita de Queiroz, whose parents are originally from Hiroshima, was detained in a concentration camp in Poston, Arizona during WWII. She painted 61 watercolors which express the cruel experience of camp life. She will visit Hiroshima all the way from the U.S., and will make a personal appearance at this exhibition. She will speak of her own experiences and will talk about justice, civil rights, racism, and most of all, the wish for world peace. She wishes to appeal to the world, together with the people of Hiroshima, the importance of 'No More Wars' and 'Peace on Earth'. She will meet meet and discuss 'Peace' with the people of Hiroshima".


Exhibition: "Watercolors by Chiz"
Sandstone Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

September 5 - October 2, 2006
Art Walk: Thursday, Sept. 7      Opening Reception: Sunday, Sept. 10

Chiz exhibited a new set of paintings, the centerpiece of which was
her "Earth Portraits" series.


Cypress College PowerPoint Presentation
Cypress College, Cypress, CA

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Chiz gave a talk and PowerPoint slide presentation on her internment camp experiences as told through her Camp Days 1942-1945  paintings. She spoke to students of Professor Megan Tanaka.


Camp Days 1942-1945
Talk & Power Point Slide Presentation
North Hollywood Library, North Hollywood, CA

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Chiz gave a talk and PowerPoint slide presentation on her internment camp
experiences as told through her Camp Days 1942-1945  paintings.


Hiroshima Sunday - an Affirmation for Peace
Irvine United Congregational Church, Irvine, CA

Sunday, August 6, 2006

Chizuko was 1 of 4 guests from Japanese Internment Camps who shared their World War II experiences. 38 of her Camp Days paintings were displayed, and her PowerPoint presentation was shown in the Social Room. There were 1,000 white paper cranes hanging from the ceiling, creating a canopy in the church. There were also Children's art displays. All were welcome.


Nisei Week Fashion Show
Marriott Hotel, downtown L.A.

Saturday, August 5, 2006

Chiz modeled new pieces from the Tadashi collection,
with other past Nisei Week queens.

Proceeds benefitted Nisei Week and Keiro.


Continuing Education for Nisei Widowed
Saturday, July 15, 2006      1415 W. 187th Place, Gardena, CA 90248

Chizuko spoke about and showed her artwork from Camp Days 1942-1945.


Santiago High School
Thursday, May 18, 2006      12342 Trask Av., Garden Grove, CA 92843

Chizuko spoke about and showed her artwork from Camp Days 1942-1945.


Orange County Widows Club Luncheon
Saturday, May 13, 2006      Huntington Beach, CA

Chizuko spoke about and showed her artwork from Camp Days 1942-1945.


L.A. Times Festival of Books
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Chizuko signed her book with the bookseller Heritage Source.


Time for Sharing Craft Show
at the Gardena Elks Lodge #1919

December 11, 2005      1735 W. 162nd St., Gardena, CA 90247

Chizuko signed her book with the bookseller Heritage Source.


Beary Best Friends Boutique
at the Holiday Inn Buena Park

November 20, 2005      7000 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90620

Chizuko signed her book with the bookseller Heritage Source.


Krafty Delites
at the Carson Center

October 30, 2005      801 E. Carson St., Carson, CA 90745

Chizuko signed her book with the bookseller Heritage Source.


Holiday Arts & Craft Faire
at the San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center

October 9, 2005      12953 Branford St., Pacoima, CA 91331

Chizuko signed her book with the bookseller Heritage Source.


Annual Holiday Boutique and Pancake Breakfast
at the Southeast Japanese School and Community Center

October 8, 2005      14615 Gridley Rd, Norwalk, CA 90650

Chizuko signed her book with the bookseller Heritage Source.


15th Annual Japanese Cuture Day
at the Camarillo Community Center

sponsored by the Ventura County JACL   www.vcjacl.org
October 2, 2005      1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo, CA

Chizuko signed her book with the bookseller Heritage Source.


Aki Matsuri (Fall Festival)
at the Venice Japanese Community Center

sponsored by the West Los Angeles JACL Auxiliary
September 25, 2005      12448 Braddock Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Chizuko signed her book with the bookseller Heritage Source.


"Camp Days" PowerPoint Presentation & Lecture
at Cypress College

September 13, 2005      9200 Valley View St., Cypress, CA 90630

Chizuko presented a PowerPoint show of her 61 watercolors
from"Camp Days 1942-1945", with commentary.

A question and answer dialogue followed the presentation.


Kodomo No Gakko Culmination Program
August 20, 2005      186th Street School - Gardena, CA

Chizuko signed her book with the bookseller Heritage Source.


Group Show:
"8th Annual Henry Fukuhara Workshop at Manzanar"

at the Fine Artists Factory   www.fineartistsfactory.com
August 4 - August 28, 2005      474 S. Raymond Ave #110, Pasadena, CA
Reception: Saturday, August 6

Chizuko had 2 works in the show.


Pasadena Buddhist Church Obon Festival
Pasadena Buddhist Church

July 16 & 17, 2005      1993 Glen Ave., Pasadena CA 91103

Chizuko signed her book with the bookseller Heritage Source.


Presentation & Talk at Suzume No Gakko Elementary School
at the United Wesley Methodist Church

June 21, 2005      566 North 5th St., San Jose, CA

Chizuko gave her "Camp Days 1942-1945" PowerPoint presentation
and talk, and also signed her book.


Studio Arts Festival 2005
at the Irvine Fine Arts Center

June 4, 2005      14321 Yale Ave at Heritage Park, Irvine, CA

Chizuko displayed 16 works in Gallery 1,
with sales of her artwork and book of "Camp Days" watercolors.

(Artists were juried in.)


University Lecture & Presentation
at the Pfau Library, Cal State Univ. San Bernardino

June 1, 2005      5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA

Chizuko gave a talk and PowerPoint presentation on the three years during
World War II, when she and her family were confined to an internment camp.

Acknowlegement: This event was sponsored by the Diversity Committee, College of Arts and Letters, Cross Cultural Center, and the Department of Anthropology. Special thanks to the Pfau Library for hosting the exhibit. Co-sponsors were the International Institute, Asian Faculty and Staff Association, Ethnic Studies Program, and Women's Studies Program. Special thanks to individuals from the departments of English, Art, Pyschology, and the Library who helped co-sponsor this event whose names go unmentioned but who are appreciated all the same.


Asian American Artists Exhibit
at the American Friends Gallery
May 14 - June 23, 2005      980 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA

Chizuko exhibited 17 paintings from her "Camp Days 1942-1945" series.


Manzanar Family Day
LA Artcore at Union Center for the Arts
May 14, 2005      120 Judge John Aiso Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Sponsored by:
California Civil Liberties Public Education Program | East West Players
LA Artcore | Visual Communication | Union Center for the Arts

Chizuko presented a watercolor painting demonstration and hosted a hands-on watercolor activity table in which everyone was invited to participate. There was also a performance of a play on Manzanar, as well as art and photography exhibits, story telling, and writing & reporting activity tables.


L.A. Times Festival of Books
April 24, 2005      University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Westwood

Chizuko presented and signed her book Camp Days 1942-1945
with the bookseller Heritage Source.


Pasadena Cherry Blossom Festival
4th Annual Pasadena Cherry Blossom Festival
April 2 & 3, 2005      Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA

Chizuko presented a special exhibit of her paintings
in the Japanese American Historical Pavillion.


Matsuri Festival
February 26 & 27, 2005      Historic Heritage Square, 115 North 6th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Chizuko exhibited her Camp Days paintings, and signed her book.


COSSINS Luncheon
Febuary 23, 2005      Leisure World Clubhouse 2, Laguna Woods, CA 92653

Chizuko presented a slide show of her Camp Days paintings.


"A Time for Sharing" Holiday Boutique
December 12, 2004      Gardena Elks Lodge, 1735 West 162nd Street, Gardena, CA

Chizuko signed her book Camp Days 1942-1945 with the bookseller Heritage Source.


Holiday 2004 Musicale:
Benefit for the Asia America Symphony Guild

December 11, 2004      Lunada Bay Resort, 2735 Via Oledas, Palos Verdes Estates, CA,
-Music-     -Fashion & Holiday Gifts-

Chizuko was there to sign her book Camp Days 1942-1945.


Lecture & Slide Presentation at Chapman University
November 22, 2004      Chapman University, 333 Glassell St., Orange, CA 92866

Chizuko spoke about experiences which inspired her series of paintings titled Camp Days 1942-1945, WWII childhood memories of one of America's concentration camps. Her 61 watercolor paintings told the visual story of her young life during the war years.

Hosted by Dr. Lovelace Chandler | Cultural Diversity, Chapman University

"Beary Best Friends" Christmas Boutique
November 20, 2004      Holiday Inn, Buena Park - 7000 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA

Chizuko signed her book Camp Days 1942-1945 with the bookseller Heritage Source.


Asian Flair Craft Show
November 13, 2004      Cypress Senior Center - 9031 Grindley, Cypress, CA

Chizuko signed her book Camp Days 1942-1945 with the bookseller Heritage Source.


Round Table West - "Meet the Authors"
November 12, 2004    Noon Luncheon
Newport Beach Country Club, 1600 E. Pacific Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA

Three authors talked about their books, which were available for purchase and signing. Chizuko was one of the authors, and she spoke about her book Camp Days 1942-1945.



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