Upcoming Events



49th Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition 2016


Hawai’i Craftsmen invites artist submissions to the 2016 annual exhibition of Hawai’iʻs finest craft arts. 




Mandatory entry registration on CaFE is open from September 1 - October 1, 2016

Artwork intake, jurying, & juror lectures

Hawai‘i Is.: Oct.17

Maui: Oct. 18

Kaua‘i: Oct. 19

O‘ahu: Oct. 19-20

Molokai & Lana‘i: online only

Opening reception and awards ceremony to be held at the Honolulu Museum of Art School on O‘ahu, Oct. 25, 5:30-7:30 pm.


This yearʻs juror, Cindi Strauss, is the Sara and Bill Morgan Curator of Decorative Arts, Craft and Design and Assistant Director, Programming at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.




"Using CAFE as an Artist’s Management Tool"

Learn how to use CaFE, the online Call for Entry registration system

1)     to set up and maintain visual record of your art inventory

2)     to educate yourself about artist opportunities throughout the USA

3)     to perform effective searches for calls to enter exhibitions, gallery shows, art fairs, art competitions, fellowships, and other art opportunities

4)     to apply to calls for entry nationwide

5)     to keep track of your call for entry applications

Workshop participation is limited to14 participants. HC members will be given registration priority. Basic computer experience is necessary. If interested in participating in this workshop, please contact barbarathompson@hawaiicraftsmen.org and include your full name, email, and phone number.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 5:30-7:30 pm

Information Technology Services (ITS) Computer Training Lab

Information Technology Center
University of Hawaii-Manoa
2520 Correa Road, Honolulu Hawaii, 96822

For UH parking information please visit http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/parking.html

Fiber Hawaii 2016

In, Of, or About Fiber
Tuesday August 23rd to Saturday September 10th

Honolulu Museum of Art School
1111 Victoria St.
Honolulu, HI

Hawaiʻi Craftsmen 50th Anniversary Strategic Partnerships


Help us celebrate Hawaiʻi Craftsmen’s 50th Anniversary Year. In an effort to support an increased presence of fine craft programs during the year we are seeking partnerships with other art and fine craft organizations and community art centers, groups, and galleries. We hope that you will see the mutual benefits of these Strategic Partnerships and ideally we can begin an on-going working relationship to mutually support and promote Hawaii’s fine craft artists working primarily in functional and non-functional 2- and 3 dimensional art in clay, fiber, glass, wood, metal, stone, and mixed media.

We are accepting proposals for exhibits, art events, and workshops. 

Our over-arching goal is to celebrate and promote public art exhibitions, art displays, and events featuring fine craft arts and artists and by supporting artists working in clay, fiber, glass, wood, metal, stone, and mixed media through formal and informal workshops and educational opportunities. 

We consider this a fine way to celebrate 50 years of fine crafts in Hawaiʻi and we look forward to receiving an application from you at least 3 months in advance of your planned project. We are hopeful that together we can increase the appreciation and support of fine craft art throughout the state and beyond!

More Information HERE

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, Honolulu Museum of Art and The ARTS at Marks Garage, we reached just over 20,000 members of the public.

Hawaii Craftsmen is supported by the Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Hawaii Community Foundation, Atherton Family Foundation, the Cooke Foundation, the McInerny Foundation, several private family foundations and our members. 
Hawaii Craftsmen 1159 Nuuanu Ave. Honolulu, HI 96817 • info@hawaiicraftsmen.org • 808-521-3282

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