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'Aha Hana Lima ("Gathering of the Crafts")

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.


The Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition

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.

Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition of 2004 Photos

Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition of 2005
  •Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition of 2005 Photos

Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition of 2006

Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition of 2007

Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition of 2008
  •Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition of 2008 Photos

Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition of 2009
  •Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition of 2009 Photos

Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition of 2010
  •Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition of 2010

Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition of 2011 
  
Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition of 2012
The 2012 annual exhibition was juried by Jo Lauria. She is a respected art and design historian and independent curator. Formerly a decorative arts curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Lauria specialized in modern and contemporary decorative arts, craft, and design. She has published extensively, organized numerous exhibitions and produced and directed multi-media presentations and documentary films. From 2007-2009, Lauria served as chief curator of the exhibition, Craft in America: Expanding Traditions, a nationally touring show hosted by seven American museums. Lauria’s most recent exhibition, Master of Mid-Century California Modernism: Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman, was on view at the Mingei International Museum, San Diego March 2009-January 2010. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history from Yale University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in studio art from Otis College of Art and Design.

Sculpture MFA candidate Abi Good served as the overall chair and project coordinator for Hawaii Craftsmen’s 2012 Statewide Juried Exhibition.

Serving as exhibition designer was artist, curator, and former gallery owner, Keiko Hatano. Neighbor island submissions were coordinated by Hawaii Craftsmen board representatives, Hugh Jenkins (Big Island), Tim Garcia (Maui), and Kathy Cowan (Kauai).

  •Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition of 2012 Photos


Fiber Hawai'i



Fiber Hawai'i is offered every other year. This exhibition encourages participation from artists in all media who wish to explore fiber related work. In this case fiber as a media as well as fiber as an idea is encouraged. The juror also presents a slide lecture about their work or developments in the field, which is free and open to the public. When appropriate, a workshop is also offered. 




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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