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Roses by Helen McNabb

Grapes

by Paula White

Oklahoma

World Organization of China Painters, Inc.

DECLARATION OF CHINA PAINTING AS A FINE ART BY PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER


January 3rd,1980

Ninety-Sixth Congress of the United States

AT THE SECOND SESSION

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Thursday, the third day of January, one thousand nine hundred and eighty


JOINT RESOLUTION

JOINT RESOLUT


Designating July 1980 as "National Porcelain Art Month".


Whereas the art of painting on porcelain requires great skill, intensive training, and great artistic ability, and produces works of beauty; and

Whereas throughout history, the art of porcelain painting has provided a medium for the preservation of history and culture, and further, has been recognized as a fine art by all of the world's great civilizations; and


Whereas growing thousands of artists have studied ,explored, and enhanced the historic skills of porcelain painting, adding immeasurably to the cultural enrichment of our Nation; and


Whereas the efforts of these artists bring rich beauty and expanded dimensions to our national culture for the benefit and enrichment of the lives of all citizens:


Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

That July 1980 is designated as "National Porcelain Art Month" and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proc-lamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe such month with appropriate ceremonies and activities.


Approved July 2,1980 (filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 11:45 a.m., July 2,1980 ....Proclamation 4772)

·Thomas O'Neill - Speaker of the House of Representatives

·(signature illegible) - President of the Senate Pro Tempore

·Jimmy Carter - President of the United States of America


Too often, china painting is classified and written off as “just a hobby..” With this declaration, the United States government recognized the skill and talent required to create porcelain art., which is important to keep in mind as we share our art with the world

DECLARATION OF CHINA PAINTING AS A FINE ARTBY PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTERJanuary 3rd,1980Ninety-Sixth Congress of the United StatesAT THE SECOND SESSIONBegun and held at the City of Washington on Thursday, the third day of January, one thousand nine hundred and eightyJOINT RESOLUTIONDesignating July 1980 as "National Porcelain Art Month".Whereas the art of painting on porcelain requires great skill, intensive training, and great artistic ability, and produces works of beauty; and


Whereas growing thousands of artists have studied ,explored, and enhanced

the historic skills of porcelain painting, adding immeasurably

to the cultural enrichment of our Nation; and


Now, therefore, be itThat July 1980 is designated as "National Porcelain Art Month" and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe such month with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

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