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MARCH 2017


2017 ‘AHA HANA LIMA


"Gathering of the Crafts" is an annual series of intensive 3-day hands-on workshops and lectures exploring various media: clay, metal, wood, fiber or glass. This year's workshop will be conducted by mainland artists, Matt Szösz (Glass), Dan Essig (Multi-media) and Lisa Klakulak (Fiber).  Registration is now open until March 6, 2017. 



MATT SZOSZ - GLASS 

Public Lecture & Reception with Matt Szösz, Dan Essig and Lisa Klakulak, Thursday, March 16th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Oahu)

Two of the same workshops will be presented on Oahu:

Out of the BoxFriday, March 17th - Sunday, March 19th (Oahu)

Out of the BoxFriday, March 24th - Sunday, March 26th (Oahu)

This class will focus on using the fusing kiln as a platform for hands-on working of warm glass. Students will be shown techniques for building flexible, inflatable or un-foldable structures in flat glass and how to successfully manipulate them at temperature. Students will also be encouraged to develop their own methods for the manipulation of warm glass and for construction and assembly of associated forms, tools and jigs. 

This workshop will expand skill sets and possibilities in radical new ways and open whole new areas for artist/ student exploration. Experimentation and innovation, as well as performative possibilities of the techniques, will be discussed and encouraged. 


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DAN ESSIG - MULTIMEDIA

Public Lecture & Reception with Matt Szösz, Dan Essig and Lisa Klakulak, Thursday, March 16th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Oahu)

 

Wooden Covers, Mica PagesFriday, March 17th - Sunday, March 19th (Oahu)

Developed as early as the fourth century, this Ethiopian binding style has withstood the test of time. The elegant sewing structure, combined with the use of traditional wooden covers and alternative mica pages, opens a wide range of possibilities for both the beginner and the advanced bookbinder. Using a variety of tools, both manual and power, you will drill, shape, and smooth your book covers. We will then cut, hammer, glue, slice, saw, paint, and sew back into the pages creating niches, alcoves and secret spaces to house and protect treasures, images and words. For the pages we will use a combination of paper and plate mica. The mica is a material designed for lamp shades but also works well as an element in book arts and collage. Finishing includes sealing your wooden covers with milk paint and a coating of wax as well as adding a leather closure. As time allows, Daniel will share various features he includes in his own bindings and sculptural books. 



Public Lecture, Thursday March 9th 5:30-7:30 (Maui)

Altered Book of Mica, Friday, March 10th - March 12th (Maui)

This workshop will explore the techniques of creating and filling a hand-bound book. Utilizing a binding that has withstood the test of time with its elegance, flexibility and strength, we will first bind a book of fine papers, translucent mica sheets and thin wooden pages. We will then cut, hammer, glue, slice, saw, paint and sew back into the pages creating niches, alcoves and secret spaces to house and protect treasures, images and words.  Participants will learn to work with mica using both the natural and manmade forms of this material becoming familiar with the in and outs of the unique characteristics of mica.


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LISA KLAKULAK - FIBER 

Public Lecture & Reception with Matt Szösz, Dan Essig and Lisa Klakulak, Thursday, March 16th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Oahu)

Resist-Based Pendants: Hollow Forms and Object EntrapmentMarch 17th -  Sunday March 19th (Oahu)

Explore multiple three-dimensional techniques for small-scale object development by way of employing resists to keep specified areas from felting together, including a bail for hanging. Study how the relationship of the weight of wool fibers to the area of layout determines the size of hollow forms and the quality of the felt. Sculpt unique hollow forms by modifying the density of fiber layout by incorporating shapes of partially felted wool. Additionally, learn to entrap a durable found object in a thin, high shrinkage felt skin and cut away specified areas to reveal the objects color, texture and material complexity of your chosen object.


Public Lecture & ReceptionThursday March 23rd (Kauai)

Solid Form Felting Techniques, Friday March 24th - March 26th (Kauai)

Explore solid felt forms of spheres, discs, barrels, cones, hoops, and cords. Learn graceful connection techniques for wet felting these basic forms together for making more complex clasps, hinges and undulating cords applicable for adornment, wearable closures and/or sculptural elements. Learn the appropriate tension and crosshatched preparation for dry wrapping and needle felting when preparing solid forms for wet felting. This technical sequence provides ample air space for shrinkage resulting in well-integrated surfaces that won't pill! Additionally, explore the integration of partially felted shapes in the dry preparation to create more defined edges and intriguing shapes by providing specific areas of greater felt density.



STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP FOR AHA HANA LIMA

A limited number of student scholarships are available. Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student and a current Hawai'i Craftsmen member. Please download the Stella O.H. Lee Scholarship Application Form for more details.


 



WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

ANNOUNCING an exciting opportunity for Hawaii Craftsmen members to show and sell their work. Hawai'i Craftsmen is participating in "Walk on the Wild Side" on Second Saturday, March 11, 2017.  "Walk on the Wild Side" is an event organized by the National Kidney Foundation that raises awareness for kidney disease and also creates an opportunity for visitors to explore the art and food of Chinatown's cultural scene. 

The Hawai'i Craftsmen Board of Directors has purchased 2 10'x10' tent spaces near the Pauahi St. Entrance to Fort St. Mall. We want to get our organization's name and mission out to the public and give you, our members, a venue to display and sell your work in a busy public forum. Each tent space will have room for 3 tables or display shelves. Members may bring three pieces and will be able to have at least one on active display for the duration of the the 11 am - 3 pm event. 


Artists must be active members in good standing, agree to help with set up and break down and sit for one hour. You are encouraged to stay, promote your work and the beneficial programs available to Hawai'i Craftsmen members. A 25% commission will be collected on all sold art works to support the mission of Hawai'i Craftsmen. 


To participate please contact: 

Jackie Mild Lau at jmlau585@gmail.com or Juvana  Soliven at juvana.soliven@gmail.com 


Please include one image of your work with your request to participate by March 5, 2017. 



2017 RAKU HO`OLAULE`A

Raku Ho‘olaule‘a is an annual community Raku ceramics workshop, firing and campout in a beautiful beach side setting at Camp Mokule‘ia, followed by an exhibit.

Contemporary guest artist/juror Shigeru Miyamoto
Traditional juror Marilyn Tamoe Naka

Prospectus will be available online March 6th.


The Community Kiln:

The public is invited to purchase and glaze Raku tea bowls and watch as Hawaii Craftsmen members fire them right on the spot! 

Saturday April 22 
10am-12 Noon

Honolulu Museum of Art School
1111 Victoria St
Honolulu, HI 96814



The Main Event:

The 41st annual community Raku ceramics festival and campout will be held in a beautiful beach setting at Camp Mokuleia on Oahu’s north shore.

Noon on Friday May 26 to noon on Monday May 29  

Camp Mokuleia
68-729 Farrington Hwy,
Waialua, Hawaii 96791


The Exhibition:

Selected works from the campout in traditional and contemporary Raku categories will be on display at Gallery `Iolani, Windward Community College.  Distinguished artist and educator Shigeru Miyamoto will serve as the contemporary Raku juror, Marilyn Tamoe Naka will serve as the traditional juror.

Friday September 8 to Sunday October 8 

Gallery 'Iolani
45-720 Kea'ahala Rd.
Kaneohe, HI 96744



SUPPORT HAWAIʻI CRAFTSMEN TODAY

For 50 years, Hawaiʻi Craftsmen has relied on the generosity of members, supporters, and volunteers like you, who have helped us accomplish our mission to serve as an integral part of the fine craft community, promote fine crafts throughout the state, and support our community of member artists. Help Hawaiʻi Craftsmen continue the sustainability and growth of its programs and events today by making a tax-deductible monetary contribution—however large or small by sending us a check or contributing online 


BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOMINATIONS

The board is currently seeking nominations for the executive position of President of the Board of Directors. The President is the principle executive officer of the organization; presides at all meetings of the members and of the Board of Directors; is primary signatory to contracts and documents; and, in general, supervises the activities and operations of Hawaiʻi Craftsmen. This position requires excellent leadership, organizational and people skills, as well as a strong understanding of fine craft arts. 

Please send your recommendations/nominations (self-nominations acceptable) and brief biographical information of potential candidates to Barbara Thompson, Acting President and Vice President, at

barbarathompson@hawaiicraftsmen.org.

            

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!

As a volunteer organization, Hawaiʻi Craftsmen relies on the active participation of its members in volunteering for a wide range of tasks that help us deliver our programs to members and the community. Please consider volunteering as a coordinator or member on one of the following committees. To sign up to volunteer, please visit our volunteer web page.


MEMBERSHIP DRIVE COMMITTEE 

Committee members should have interest/experience in membership development and will assist in membership outreach, building greater active membership, and soliciting updates of member contact and interests information. 

VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE

Committee members should have interest/experience in organizing volunteers; gathering data on volunteer skills, interests, and expertise; and working with program chairs and event coordinators to contact, solicit, and schedule volunteers. 

FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE 

Committee members should have an interest/experience in fundraising, particularly in working with donors and corporate sponsors. Members will be tasked with developing sponsorship packages, with outreach to potential donors and corporate sponsors, and with soliciting gifts in kind and/or monetary donations for programs and events. 

To sign up to volunteer, please visit our volunteer web page at 



"ROSTER" OPENING RECEPTION

Hawaii Craftsmen members Juvana Soliven and Calvin Lac are in a group show at Ars Cafe in March.

Ars Cafe
3116 Monserrat Avenue
Honolulu, HI
March 1, 6 - 830pm



REQUEST FOR HAWAII CRAFTSMEN
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS


Greg Smith


Do you have any photographs, newspaper articles, program files, or other information from past Hawaii Craftsmen events? We would love to centralize our archives and fill in any missing holes in our history. Please contact us at info@hawaiicraftsmen or call us at 808 521-3282.


NEWSLETTER CALL FOR CONTENT

Is your work in an upcoming exhibit? Do you know of a lecture or event that might be of interest to our membership? Please let us know by sending an email to newsletter@hawaiicraftsmen.org by March 22nd for inclusion in the next newsletter.

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.


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CALL TO ARTISTS


ART MAUI 2017

April 2 – April 30, 2017

Art Maui is about to begin for 2017! We look forward to seeing this year’s entries!

Online Registration is now open!

This year’s submission date is on March 25, 2017 at the Schaefer International Gallery at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center from 9am to 4pm.

The juror this year will be Sally French.

The 2017 symposium, Noodling the Creative Germ, was  presented by juror Sally French on January 28 in the Alexa Higashi Room at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.


Biennium Grant Program Community Peer Panels

The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts is looking for individuals to serve on its 2017-2019 Biennium Grant Program Community Peer Panels. The panels will meet in March 2017 to review grant applications and make recommendations to the HSFCA Board regarding non-profit organizations who conduct projects and programs that support arts, culture, and humanities in Hawaii. Panelists are needed to serve on panels in the following program areas: Presentation, Community Arts, Heritage and Preservation, Arts Education, and Presentation: Performing Arts. If you are currently working in or have had experience working in any of the above program areas and would like to participate on a panel, please go to culturegrants-hi.org, and complete and submit the Panelist Application form at the bottom of the page.


ARTIST OF THE MONTH CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

Hawai'i Craftsmen active members can now submit an application to be featured as “Artist of the Month.”  For more information email Juvana Soliven at juvanasoliven@hawaiicraftsmen.org .


MEMBERS, DO WE HAVE YOUR CURRENT INFORMATION?

We are making sure that we have all membersʻ current contact information to keep everyone informed and up to date on Hawaii Craftsmen events and opportunities. We are also tracking members preferred art medium to help us make decisions about what programs to provide. Please take the time to sign in at Hawaiicraftsmen.org, update your contact information, and adjust your membership level or status as needed, so we can serve you better!

 

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM

“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.”

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. 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, awards, 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 to support artists working in clay, fiber, glass, wood, metal, stone, and mixed media through formal and informal workshops and educational opportunities.

We consider this a wonderful 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!

CONGRATULATIONS TO HAWAII ISLAND ARTS ALLIANCE, HAWAII POTTERS GUILD, UH ART GALLERY-UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA, CURRENT RECIPIENTS OF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM AWARDS. 



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“Your involvement is vital to continue to make Hawai'i Craftsmen a success.”


BOARD MEETING 

Hawaii Craftsmen meets the Third Wednesday of the month and the meeting is open to members.  If you would like to attend, please sign up at Hawaiicraftsmen.org under Events.


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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