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During September, make a donation to Hawaii Craftsmen at any Foodland or Sack N Save checkout, and Foodland and the Western Union Foundation will make a donation to our organization too! Our code is:
77341


How to Donate: 

1) Shop at Foodland or Sack N Save! 
2) Show your Maika'i card to the cashier at checkout. 
3) Tell the cashier our code  77341 and the amount of your donation (up to $249). 

Raku Ho'olaule'a 2018

SEPTEMBER 21ST - SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2018

CAMP MOKULE‘IA
68-729 FARRINGTON HWY, WAIALUA, HI 96791

Hawai’i Craftsmen is thrilled to announce that Scott Young will be the juror for the 2018 Raku Ho'olaule'a. 

Raku Ho'olaule'a is an annual community Raku ceramics workshop and camp out, preceded by an Urasenke tea bowl workshop, a public demonstration of the construction of a clay piece, a slide lecture and a reception for the guest artist. The camp out is followed by a juried exhibition opened by a festive reception with a Tea Ceremony firing demonstration.

We hope you are having a productive summer and are busily making new work for the September Raku Ho`olaule`a ceramics festival at Camp Mokule`ia.  It won’t be long before the free public activities that precede the festival begin so please review all the details in the prospectus.  If you’ve previously taken part in the Raku Ho`olaule`a, you’ll see the festival has moved from Memorial day weekend to September when hopefully more students and others can join the fun.  We are super psyched that Scott Young will serve this year as the guest artist and juror at the festival.  Scott is a native of Hawaii and participated in several previous Raku Ho`olaule`a festivals — including the very first one back in 1977.  Scott will join us from his home in California where he has exhibited and taught ceramics for many years.  Welcome home Scott!  We are also pleased to announce that the $500 Ginny McGargahan Award of Excellence, sponsored by the Timothy Y. C. Choy Fund of Hawaii Community Foundation, will be once again be presented to a deserving artist for an artwork created at during the festival.  If you are interested in taking part but are not currently affiliated with one of the six participating groups of potters, please contact us by email phone so we can make that happen...the more the merrier!

Valerie Yokoyama and Terry Savage, Co-Chairs

2018 Raku Ho`olaule`a

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED




51st Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition

OCTOBER 25th - NOVEMBER 11th, 2018

HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART SCHOOL
1111 VICTORIA St, HONOLULU, HAWAII 96814

The Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition of traditional and contemporary crafts brings a juror of national or international reputation to the state to jury entries on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Hilo, and Kona. The juror also presents a slide lecture at each site on his/her view and interpretations of either his work or the contemporary craft scene. Exhibiting artists and members of Hawai'i Craftsmen act as docents during the exhibit, which lasts for 3 weeks.

HAWAI‘I CRAFTSMEN INVITES ARTIST SUBMISSIONS TO THE 51st ANNUAL STATEWIDE JURIED EXHIBITION 2018

EMERGING AND ESTABLISHED ARTISTS,  MEMBERS AND NONMEMBERS  FROM ACROSS THE STATE ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT UP TO SIX COMPLETED ARTWORKS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR INCLUSIONS IN THE 51st ANNUAL STATEWIDE JURIED EXHIBITION

CaFE REGISTRATION IS OPEN AND CLOSES ON OCTOBER 1st, 2018

Hawai’i Craftsmen is thrilled to announce that Isabella Ellaheh Hughes, Co-Founder and Director of the Honolulu Biennial Foundation will be the juror for the 51st Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition.




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Victor Kobayashi Annual Exhibit 1980


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About our Mission

Hawaii Craftsmen celebrates fine craft as a vital and enriching part of contemporary life and supports the creative growth of our member artists and the education of the general public to the value of the crafts. We achieve our mission by increasing public awareness and appreciation of fine craft through community outreach and programs for craft artists. We provide opportunities for continuing education and regular exhibition of member work that supports and sustains a statewide community of craft artists. Our programs provide venues for shared experiences and communication and promote the organization and its members both within and without the State of Hawaii.

Our programs are designed for emerging and professional artists and craftsmen. They typically work with glass, metal, wood, fiber, clay or stone. Our members span generations from founding members (we have several Living Treasures on our roster) to students in art school. The raku program has a youth component and we have watched a generation of budding potters grow up. We take seriously our commitment to reach artist across the state and are the only arts organization to send our jurors to the neighbor islands to select work for our annual exhibition. We plan workshops on neighbor islands each year. On average, 20% or our membership (300+/-) are from the neighbor islands.

Our events are important to the community because they bring knowledge and skill to artists and audience across the Hawaiian Islands about craft in a variety of mediums. Our Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition is the ONLY exhibition that is truly statewide and includes all craft mediums. Our workshops and exhibits are highly anticipated by our members and supporters every year because of the professionalism of the instructors as well as the high quality of the craft exhibited. We strive to bring teachers and jurors from the mainland to bring fresh talents skills and perspectives to our islands. Everyone gains from the experience and it goes both ways Teachers and juror return home with a newly realized appreciation of the fine craft and passionate artists in Hawaii. This knowledge has sometimes opened up new venues for HC artists to exhibit and sell their work. Living so far from other counties and the mainland is important we do not succumb to insularity, but reach out and provide educational programs and exhibition to artist and the public all across Hawaii Art and creativity reach across languages cultures and people of all ages to generate conversion and provide fresh perspective 

For our 2014 programs we provided 634 artist experiences to approximately 250 individual artists. Because our programs are at popular arts venues such as the Honolulu Museum of Art, we reached just over 20,000 members of the public.

Partners & Allies

Hawaii Craft and Other Arts Organizations

Hawaii Craftsmen was founded in 1966 as a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting fine craft in the art community of Hawaii.  We are pleased to highlight the organizations listed here that provide a range of arts programs and services throughout the state to our members and the general public.





HAWAII CRAFTSMEN IS SUPPORTED BY THE HAWAI’I STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS,  THE HAWAII COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, THE ATHERTON FAMILY FOUNDATION, THE COOKE FOUNDATION, THE MCINERNY FOUNDATION, THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, THE LAILA TWIGG-SMITH ART FUND, SEVERAL PRIVATE FAMILY FOUNDATIONS AND OUR MEMBERSHAWAI‘I CRAFTSMEN 1110 NUUANU AVE, HONOLULU, HI 96817info@hawaiicraftsmen.org • 808-521-3282

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