Hawaii Craftsmen News & Events
September 2015

ANNUAL EXHIBIT ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 29TH     

The entry deadline is coming up quickly! This is a good time to set up your CaFE account and get familiar with the new registration process. Hawai'i Craftsmen members get a $50 discount on the annual exhibit registration with their coupon code - codes were emailed out to members at the beginning of July; you can have one re-sent to you by emailing John Friend at info@hawaiicraftsmen.org or Barbara Thompson at barbarathompson@hawaiicraftsmen.org

In this month's Where Are They Now: artworks acquired from Hawai'i Craftsmen exhibits by the Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. 


Hawaii Craftsmen Event Calendar


ANNUAL STATEWIDE JURIED EXHIBITION 2015

October 27 - November 21: Honolulu Craftsmen Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition at the Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery with guest juror Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims, Curator Emerita, Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in NYC.


This year, registration and entries will be done through the CaFE website (www.callforentry.org), which requires artists to set up a CaFE account (free of charge) and then register for the exhibit with digital images of the artwork being submitted for consideration. Entries will be juried in person by Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims at an appropriate location on your island (with the exception of Lana'i and Molokai).

REGISTRATION CLOSES SEPTEMBER 29th

September 29: deadline for registration

October 27 - November 21: ASJE 2015 Exhibit at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. Opening reception on Tuesday, October 27 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM, free and open to the public, at the Honolulu Museum of Art School.

TheWindow at ARTS at Marks

CALL TO ARTISTS: TheWindow is available for signups in 2016.
TheWindow is an exhibition space within the ARTS at Marks gallery in downtown Honolulu, available for use by Hawai'i Craftsmen members at no charge. For more information, please contact John Friend at info@hawaiicraftsmen.org or (808) 521-3282, or read about it here: hawaiicraftsmen.org/window 

Hawaii Craftsmen Member News

ART EXHIBIT: Tonia Moreno | Moonstones

August 6 - December 5

Reception: Thursday August 6, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Coffeeline, 1820 University Ave., Honolulu (inside the YMCA building)



ART EXHIBIT: Hawai'i Handweaver's Hui | 'Shear' Delight: Weaving in the Year of the Sheep
The Hawai'i Handweaver's Hui celebrates the year of the sheep in Chinese astrology and will look at wool as an important element in fiber traditions. Exhibit will start at the Honolulu Museum of Art School and then move to the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea (Big Island).
Juror: Deborah Jarchow
Tuesday, August 25, 5:30 - 8:00 PM: Honolulu opening reception, Honolulu Museum of Art School
August 25 - September 13, 2015: Honolulu exhibit
Friday, September 18, 5:00 - 7:00 PM: Waimea opening reception, Kahilu Theatre
September 18 - October 19, 2015: Waimea exhibit

ART EXHIBIT: HAWAI'I: Change & Continuity | Hawai'i State Art Museum
"The 50th anniversary exhibition of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts explores how artistic expressions define the character of our changing civilization and how artists define our aspirations and make a profound contribution toward explaining who we are." Exhibit includes several works by Hawai'i Craftsmen members/works acquired from Hawai'i Craftsmen exhibitions, including Satoru Abe, Ruthadell Anderson, Mary Babcock, Reiko Brandon, Joey Chiarello, Kahi Ching, Vicky Chock, Francisco Clemente, Yoko Haar, John Koga, David Kuraoka, Rochelle Lum, Jim Meekhof, Rick Mills, Kay Mura, Jo Rowley, Georgia Sartoris, Esther Shimazu, Toshiko Takaezu, and Russell Wee.
Friday, September 4, 2015, 6:00 - 9:00 PM opening reception/First Friday. Free and open to the public. Exhibit runs through June 2017.

ART EVENT: The Domestic Arts Room | 1821 Mission House
"A small upstairs room of the 1821 Mission House is coming to life as the Domestic Arts Room and will be a hands-on space to demonstrate the important role mission women played in training Hawaiian women to sew, create stitchery, and even to spin and weave." For more information, please visit www.missionhouses.org.
Saturday, September 5, 2015, 1:30 - 4:00 PM celebration of new addition to the 1821 Mission House, with hands-on activities 2:30 - 4:00 PM. Free and open to the public.

ART EXHIBIT: Schaefer Portrait Challenge | HMA at First Hawaiian Center
June 10 - September 25

The Schaefer Portrait Challenge, a juried triennial open to residents of Hawai‘i, always pushes the boundaries"Birds of a Feather" painted quilt by Kathleen Kastles (detail) of portraiture. Previously on view at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, this traveling exhibit is now in downtown Honolulu.The fifth challenge features 55 portrait or self-portrait works by 54 artists from across the state, including Ingrid Fregeau, Sally French, Roberta Griffith, Lynn Weiler Liverton, and Mydock, selected by jurors Esther Shimazu of O‘ahu, Keith Tallett of Hawai‘i Island, and Sidney Yee of Maui. In addition to Maui, the jurors visited O‘ahu, Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i Island to select the final portraits from hundreds of entries.The works represent a wide variety of media and methods including paint, pastel, graphite, watercolor, stone, clay, wood, and mixed media. For more information on the Honolulu exhibit, please see the info on the Honolulu Museum of Art website

FEATURE ARTICLE | Inside the Artist's Studio: Maya Lea Portner
by Lesa Griffith, published on the Honolulu Museum of Art website
Jay Jensen, HoMA's curator of contemporary art, recently visited Maya Lea Portner in her studio to check on her progress for her upcoming exhibition, Urbanophilia/Urabanophobia. Read more on the Honolulu Museum of Art blog.

ART EXHIBIT: Artists of Hawai'i 2015
July 2 - October 25, 2015
Seven artists and one artist collective have been selected to participate in the Honolulu Museum of Art’s biennial Artists of Hawai‘i, including Maile Yawata. For more information, please visit the Honolulu Museum of Art exhibit information.
Honolulu Museum of Art
900 South Beretania St., Honolulu

ART EXHIBIT: Shannon Webb
July 2 - September 25, 2015
WAIKIKI PARC Gallery 2233 Helumoa Rd
“Creating and making things is and has always been an interest for me. Being able to pull something from my imagination and flesh it out is uniquely euphoric. My explorations have led me to pottery and a fascination with line and form. The flow of lines in unison with the form of the pot along with a pristinely fine surface is crucial to my aesthetic. My goal is to create vessels that embody an unyielding elegance and emit the kind of euphoria I feel when I create." For more information, please visit the UH Department of Art and Art History website

ART TALK: TOM KLOBE | Art Lunch ~ Curating Change
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
12:00 noon - 1:00 PM
Hawaii State Art Museum Multipurpose Room (250 South Hotel St., first floor), free and open to the public
Former art professor/director of the University of Hawai'i Art Gallery and author of Exhibitions: Concept, Planning, and Design Tom Klobe will give a talk on the process of putting together the HAWAI'I: Change & Continuity exhibit at the Hawaii State Art Museum (which will include works by Hawai'i Craftsmen members, some acquired from Hawai'i Craftsmen events). Bring your own lunch and enjoy the air-conditioning!

ART EXHIBIT: Michelle Schwengel-Regala, Hadal Zone @ Actual Size
October 26 - November 20, 2015
Commons Gallery, University of Hawai'i Manoa
"
Her installation presents a glimpse of life in the hadal zone, the deepest trenches on earth (from 6,000 to 11,000 meters below the ocean’s surface). The viewer will encounter waves sewn from pages of marine science journal articles and numerous species of marine fauna. Suspended in the water column, these creatures are sculpted of wool, at actual size, and in their accurate colors." More information at the UH Dept of Art and Art History website.

WORKSHOP: Hawai'i Handweaver's Hui | Beginning Spinning
Sunday November 1, 1:00 - 4:00 PM, Honolulu Museum of Art School, Room 101. No registration necessary, just walk in! Supplies provided. $20 fee, payable at the workshop.

ART EVENT: Glass + Ceramics Holiday Sale

December 4 - 6, 2015
Commons Gallery, University of Hawai'i Manoa
The annual Glass + Ceramic Holiday Sale features great holiday gifts! Check off your gift list and support the art students and the Department of Art + Art History

ART EXHIBIT: ERIN MARQUEZ, Honoring Totems: Giving Presence of Form | WAIKIKI PARC Gallery
Referring to her recent works in Honoring Totems: Giving Presence of Form Erin states, “These sculptures are depictions of the mares’ emergence from the obscurity of my dreams. In the process of sculpting them they become whole, separating themselves from my memory. Their emergence from the ground they are set in thereby gives them presence outside my dreams. They each arrive as messengers, bringing knowledge, and guidance. Every visit, no matter how brief, is important to me.” Erin expects to receive her BFA degree from the Department of Art + Art History, UHM, in 2015. For more information, please visit the UH Department of Art and Art History website.
January 14 - April 1, 2016
WAIKIKI PARC Gallery
Public reception Thursday January 14, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Where Are They Now?

An update on a few of the many artworks acquired from Hawai'i Craftsmen exhibits by the Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. 

40W Tea, JM Ideta. Acquired from the Hawaii Craftsmen's 43rd Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition (October 2013), currently on display at the Hilo Public Library.



Visit to Takayama, Levina Gerritson. Acquired from the Hawaii Craftsmen '85 Exhibit, currently on display at the Hilo Judiciary Complex.


Heavenly Accomplishment, Boris Huang. Acquired from the Hawaii Craftsmen 43rd Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition (October 2010), currently on display in the Office of the Governor (reception area). 



Night Walk, Hugh Jenkins and Stephanie Ross. Acquired from the Hawaii Craftsmen 32nd Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition (October 2002), currently on display at the Department of Labor & Industrial Relations, Deputy Director's reception area.

Photos and text courtesy of the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. Visit their online gallery at sfca.hawaii.gov or visit the Hawaii State Art Museum in downtown Honolulu (250 S. Hotel St., corner of S. Hotel and Richards St, second floor of the No. 1 Capitol Place building. Entry is free.). The Art in Public Places collection is also a "museum without walls" with most of the collection currently on display in public buildings, including libraries, schools, and the Hawaii Convention Center.

Job Opportunities

Honolulu Museum of Art has job listings for a Curriculum Specialist, Museum Educator, Security Officer, Groundskeeper, and more. More information on their website: www.honolulumuseum.org

Bishop Museum has job listings for a Collections Technician, Director of Sales, and more. More information on their website: www.bishopmuseum.org

Calls to Artists

TheWindow @ ARTS at Marks | TheWindow is an exhibition space within the ARTS at Marks gallery in downtown Honolulu, available for use by Hawai'i Craftsmen members at no charge. For more information, please contact John Friend at info@hawaiicraftsmen.org or (808) 521-3282, or read about it here: hawaiicraftsmen.org/window

The Waimea Arts Council invites island artists to enter the 31st Annual Helen M. Cassidy Memorial Juried Art Show. This juried art show is open to current and new members of the Waimea Arts Council, adults 18 and older, all media accepted. Works must be submitted at the Firehouse Gallery 967-1201 Mamalahoa Hwy., Kamuela, Big Island). For more information, please visit waimeaartscouncil.org.

Volunteer Opportunities

We're looking for volunteers to help organize and plan the Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition for 2015. Interested? Please contact program chair Barbara Thompson at barbarathompson@hawaiicraftsmen.org.


The Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts is seeking volunteers for Acquisition Award Selection Committee Visual Arts Consultants to participate in the art selection process for acquisitions by the SFCA. For more information and an application form, please visit their website, sfca.hawaii.gov.

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