News Flash! J.A. will speak at 2013 Int’l Association for Special Education Conference

The 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Special Education will be held at the University of British Columbia, in Canada on July 7-11,2013. Artist J.A. Tan has been invited to be keynote speaker at the event.  The Conference theme is: “The Bridge from Segregation to Inclusion…A Long Journey.” We will have more details…


An Invitation to the Annual Christmas Soiree at J.A.’s Art Studio

The Annual Christmas Soiree at J.A.’s studio on Granville Island will be held on Friday, November 30th 5-9pm and Saturday, December 1st 3-7pm. The studio is located at 1650 Duranleau St. Granville Island (entrance is right beside the bright yellow awning of MAKE). According to J.A.: “All 6 artists on our floor are involved and…

J.A. Tan’s Painting “Victory” featured on United Nations Stamp

Mr. Tan describes himself as an artist with autism. Diagnosed as a high-functioning autistic child before his third birthday, J. A. aims to show through art how his mind works. J. A. was born and raised in the Philippines and is now based in Vancouver, Canada, having completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the…


J.A. Graduates!

    On this beautiful spring day, J.A. graduated from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Photos above show J.A. receiving his diploma from Jake Kerr, Chancellor of Emily Carr University of Art + Design, ranked among the top 5% of art schools in North America….