About us

Mission Statement

The Asian Society of Arts [“ASA”] was formed in 2003 for the purpose of supporting the arts. Its primary function today is to assist foreign artists to establish themselves in the USA. ASA is a not-for-profit organization that has received 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. ASA will attempt to hold exhibitions to showcase the work of foreign artists. ASA will showcase the work of all foreign artists who are approved by the Board members. ASA supports a broad range of artists and entertainers, including visual artists, performing artists, multi-disciplinary artists, graphic designers, animation artists, jewelry and accessories designers, set and lighting designers, photographers, and culinary artists. Artists are welcome to submit their work to contact@asanyc.org to be featured on the site. Featured artists are welcome to email ASA with news and updates of their work and exhibitions.

The Board Members of ASA are:
Koji EL Kamada – Founder
elkamada@asanyc.org

EL Kamada was born in Japan. At the age of 20, he began to study acting at the Zen Hirano Seminar, with Mr. Zen Hirano who is a full member of The Actors Studio in New York. In Tokyo, he played roles in such famous productions as “Yabu-no-Naka” by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, “ Hanjyo” by Yukio Mishima, and “The Odd Couple” by Neil Simon, all under Zen Hirano’s direction. He came to New York in 1996 and studied ballet at the New York Conservatory of Dance with the late Vladimir Dokoudovsky, who cast him in the role of Pierrot in “Carnaval.” In January 2000, Mr. Kamada founded Faune Dance Troupe with Miho Maeda, who also trained with Mr. Dokoudovsky.

Since 2003, Mr. Kamada has been involved in Japanese and Asian arts festivals and productions in New York City, allowing artists and performers to showcase their works in a variety of settings. Productions organized by Mr. Kamada have been selected as part of New York’s Immigrant Heritage Week which is coordinated by The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
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Jane Orgel
janeorgel@asanyc.org

Jane Orgel was born in Ireland and lived, studied and worked in the UK and Middle East before moving to the United States. She obtained a BA in Political Science from Columbia University in New York in 1993, and a JD from Rutgers University in New Jersey in 1997. She is admitted to practice law in the states of New York and New Jersey. She is also admitted to the Federal District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, AILA, and the New York State Bar Association.
Jane Orgel has always been deeply interested in the arts. Based in New York, her immigration practice, Jane Orgel P.C. focuses largely on obtaining visas and Green Cards for performing and visual artists, and the practice has a large number of Asian clients. Jane Orgel P.C. works with ASA to assist foreign artists with visa issues, exhibitions and related matters.