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FEBRUARY 2017



LETTER FROM THE ACTING PRESIDENT

For 50 years, Hawaii Craftsmen has relied on the generosity of active 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. As a volunteer-based, non-profit organization, we have experienced and survived challenging financial times but through the hard work of a volunteer Board of Directors and your generosity, Hawaii Craftsmen has been able to continue the sustainability and growth of programs and events. 

In 2016, successful grant-writing efforts helped us fund new initiatives for our anniversary year. However, we now cast our eyes to the economic uncertainty of our times, the ever-decreasing grant opportunities available to arts organizations locally and nationwide, and the challenges that rising costs pose of the long-term financial stability to an organization without an endowment. 

We therefore ask that members consider making a tax-deductible monetary contribution—however large or smallto help support us in serving you, our members, and the fine crafts community in Hawaiʻi with quality programs, events, exhibitions, and learning opportunities. Please make a donation by sending us a check or contributing online 

Here 

Mahalo nui loa for your continued support,

Barbara Thompson, Ph.D.
Acting President and Vice President


OPEN STUDIO WITH NANCI AMAKA


This First Friday, Nanci Amaka will be opening her space Ark Of The Unicorns #203 at the Chinatown Artists Lofts from 6p -9p as a communal workspace. She's inviting the art and crafts community to come work either on their own projects, or to help crochet drop-shaped orbs for an upcoming collaborative project called, The Oil & Water Drop Project, which is sponsored by Pow!Wow!! and Kala Roots and will be shown in Kakaʻako Agora in mid February. These drop-shaped orbs will eventually be filled with plastic debris collected from beaches around Oahu as part of an effort to bring awareness and start dialogue on the effects of oil on our water: plastics in oceans, oil spills, toxic pollution by corporations, etc. Please join us if you can and spread the word. For more information or questions about the project, please email nanciamaka@gmail.com.



HEATHER MACALI LECTURE

Presented by Hawai‘i Craftsmen & Hawaii Handweavers Hui

Wednesday February 22nd 6:30 – 7:30

Honolulu Museum of Art School
Room 203
1111 Victoria St
Honolulu, HI 96814

As a contemporary fiber artist, Heather Macali has
focused primarily on color, pattern, texture, distortion
and memory. Her frequent use of colors and patterns is
a product of a childhood rich in experiences from the
1980’s and 1990’s Midwest material culture. Macali grew
up in Munroe Falls, Ohio and received her Bachelors
of Arts (focus in Crafts) from Kent State University. She
continued her art research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison receiving a Masters of Fine Arts in Textiles in 2009. Macali’s work has recently been published in the books: Art Yellow Book #1, by Leejin Kim, Digital Jacquard Design, by Julie Holyoke, and Textiles: The Art of Mankind, by Mary Schoeser. She worked in the apparel industry for four years as a print and pattern designer at Abercrombie & Fitch and La Senza. Macali currently resides in Detroit, Michigan working as a fiber artist and a professor at Wayne State University.


www.heathermacali.com


WELCOME TO THE BOARD, PAULA SCOTT

The Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Molokai artist, Paula Scott, as its newest member. Paula joins the board as an accomplished artist of great range and diversity with extensive experience also as an arts advocate. Born and raised on Molokai, Paula obtained a B.A. in Psychology from San Diego State University in 1978 and in May 2007, completed a second Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Art Studio, from the University of New Mexico. Paula works in several mediums: photography, acrylic, encaustic, mixed media collage work, and hand pulled printmaking (primarily intaglio and monotypes).

As an artist and an active advocate for the arts, Paula served several terms as an Art Commissioner for the City of Rio Rancho, New Mexico and served as a board member and chair of communications for the Rio Rancho Art Association. She has organized and curated numerous art exhibits, including annual youth art exhibits and served as art curator for the Esther Bone Library bringing in many art related programs and exhibits to the community of Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Paula currently serves as a board member for the Molokai Arts Center. In 2016, she was instrumental in reaching out to and assisting Molokai artists with their participation in Hawaiʻi Craftsmenʻs 2016 Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition. In her new role on the board of Hawaiʻi Craftsmen, Paula will play a vital role in expanding the organizationʻs outreach to and connectivity with Molokaiʻs fine craft community.


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. Workshops are usually conducted by artist-craftsmen from outside Hawaii.  The online Prospectus will be available February 1st. Registration will open on February 9th at 9am.


Oahu Public Lecture & Reception with
Matt Szösz, Dan Essig and Lisa Klakulak

Thursday, March 16th, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Please join us for a Presentation, Q&A and Reception.

Punahou School Luke Lecture Hall
Wo International Center 
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

Media Contact
mmitsuda@punahou.edu



MATT SZOSZ
GLASS 

Born in Rhode Island, Matthew Szösz approaches materials with an innate impulse to alter, build, and investigate. As an artist using glass as his primary medium, he creates performance-based experiments and the resulting works have been unexpected and boundary-pushing. Says Szösz, “Many of my works start from a basis of ‘un-likeliness.’” He has received a BFA, BID (Industrial Design), and MFA (Glass) from Rhode Island School of Design. He has worked professionally in art and art related fields in Rhode Island, New Mexico and California for the last twelve years. He was an Emerging Artist in Residence at Pilchuck in 2007 and a Wheaton Fellow in 2008. In 2009 he was an artist in residence at Nagoya Institute for the Arts and taught a workshop at Toyama Glass Institute. He won the 2009 Jutta Cuny-Franz Memorial Award, becoming the second American ever to do so. More recently he has been the Craftsperson in Residence at Virginia Commonwealth University and a Proctor Fellow at Australia National University. In 2010 he founded Hyperopia Projects, a curatorial organization for the promotion of experimental and cross-genre work. In 2011 he was the Executive Director of Public Glass, a San Francisco non-profit, and was a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant Winner. In 2012, he completed residencies at the Toledo Museum of Art, Canberra Glassworks, and the Danish Royal Academy, Bornholm and was selected by the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution as one of the top young craft artists in America for their exhibition 40 under 40. During his 2014 residency at The Studio, Szösz investigated the intersection of glass, sound, and culture. Through the construction of glass instruments—“or at least sound-producing objects”—he focused on creating sounds both pre-planned through the construction of glass and discovered in the moment during the investigations.

Due to popular demand, two of the same workshops will be presented on Oahu.

Out of the Box (Workshop #1)

Maximum enrollment: 14 

$60 lab fee + tuition

Workshop half day
Friday, March 17th, 5pm-9pm
Workshop full day
Saturday& Sunday, March 18th-19th, 9am-5pm

Castle Arts Center
Punahou School 
 
1601 Punahou St
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

Media Contact
mmitsuda@punahou.edu

Out of the Box (Workshop #2)

Maximum enrollment: 14 

$60 lab fee + tuition

Workshop half day

Friday, March 24th, 5pm-9pm

Workshop full day
Saturday & Sunday, March 25th-26th, 9am-5pm

Castle Arts Center
Punahou School 
 
1601 Punahou St
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

Media Contact
mmitsuda@punahou.edu


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. 



DAN ESSIG 
MULTIMEDIA 

Daniel Essig was born in St Louis Missouri, studied at Southern Illinois University, Penland School and the University of Iowa. Nineteen years ago he moved to Asheville, North Carolina where he has maintained a full-time studio at Grovewood Gallery. Essig lectures and offers workshops at book centers, craft schools, colleges, and artist retreats as well as privately. Dan has created wooden and sculpture books for over 25 years. He is a recipient of the North Carolina Artist Fellowship Grant. Essig exhibits his work nationally and is in numerous private and public collections. Recently his work has been collected by the Smithsonian Renwick Museum, University of California Santa Cruz, McHenry Library, Special Collections and the Topeka Public library. 

Many of Essig’s sculptural pieces are featured in The Penland Book of Handmade Books. 

Artist Statement

Some people use my books as journals and fill them up with words. I don't write in my books. For me, the books themselves are journals, visual records of my life and work.

I am interested in traces of the past, ancient binding styles, reliquaries, distressed finishes, and found objects. Since I was six or seven years old, I've been collecting small objects. I have seashells and interesting rocks that I collected at the beach on childhood vacations I've stored up seedpods, rocks, bones, shells, bits of rusty metal, nails, animal teeth, fossils. They represent periods in my life, even just days or moments. I keep my collection of relics in drawers, bottles, and boxes within a single small room in my house. The space has the feel of a German Wunderkammer, a "cabinet of curiosities."

I often sit in the room and scan my collection, seeking just the right object to inspire a new book or sculpture.

A symphony conductor who collects my work once told me that he hides my books in a basket every evening before going to bed so they won't be stolen during the night. Until fairly recently all books were prized possessions -- medieval libraries chained books to the shelves to prevent theft. In those days each volume was crafted with precision, elaborately decorated and embellished with precious stones and metals. I aim to make my books just as precious as those medieval manuscripts.

Most my work has a Coptic book at its heart. The binding was first used in the fourth century, in Ethiopia.

I became interested in the healing aspects that the books played within this culture which led in turn to a fascination with the magical and healing properties employed in both Reliquaries and N’Kisi N’konde figures.

danielessig.com


Wood Covers, Mica Pages

Maximum Enrollment: 12 students


$53 lab fee + tuition

Workshop half day 
Friday, March 17th, 5pm-9pm

Workshop full day 
Saturday & Sunday, March 18th-19th, 9am-5pm 

Castle Arts Center
Punahou School  
1601 Punahou St
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

Contact Sharon Doughtie
leaf@hawaii.rr.com


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. Many of Daniel’s books are featured in the Penland Book of Handmade Books.


Altered Book of Mica

Maximum Enrollment: 15 students

$50 lab fee + facilities Fee

Workshop half day
Friday, March 10th, 5pm-9pm

Workshop full day
Saturday & Sunday, March 11th-12th, 9am-5pm

Contact Mary Ann Leigh & Ted Loburg
maryannie@hawaii.rr.com

University of Hawaii Maui College
Heona Building
310 Ka`ahumanu Ave
Kahului, HI 96732


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. Many of Daniel’s books are featured in the Penland Book of Handmade Books.


Dan Essig Public Lecture

Thursday, March 9th, 5:30-7:30

Heona Building
University of Hawaii Maui College
310 Ka`ahumanu Ave
Kahului, HI 96732 

Media Contact
Mary Ann Leigh & Ted Loburg
maryannie@hawaii.rr.com

Please join us for a Presentation, Q&A and Reception.



LISA KLAKULAK
FIBER 

Resist-Based Pendants: Hollow Forms and Object Entrapment

Limit 10 Students

$25 lab fee to be paid to instructor
+ tuition

Workshop half day 
Friday March 17th 5pm-9pm
Workshop full day 
SaturdaySunday March 18th, 19th 9am-5pm

Media Contact
Liz Train
lizabethtrain@hotmail.com

University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Hawaii at Manoa Art Department
2535 McCarthy Mall, Room 306
Honolulu, Hawai’i 96822

Intermediate: participants should have experience with wet felting wool fiber

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.

Solid Form Felting Techniques

Limit 10 students

$30 lab fee to be paid to instructor
+ Tuition

Workshop half day 
Friday March 24th 5pm-9pm
Workshop full day
Saturday, 
Sunday March 25th, 26th 9am-5pm

Media Contacts
Kim Blackburn
akbjn@hawaiilink.net
Carol Ann Davis
carolanndavis@hawaii.rr.com

Kauai Society of Artists
Kukui Grove Center
3-2600 Kaumaulii Hwy
Lihue, HI 96766

All levels

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.


Lisa Klakulak Kauai Lecture & Reception

Thursday March 23rd 5:30-7:30

Please join us for a Presentation, Q&A and Reception.

Media Contacts
Licia McDonald
liciamcdonaldkauai@gmail.com
Kim Blackburn
akbjn@hawaiilink.net
Carol Ann Davis
carolanndavis@hawaii.rr.com

Kauai Society of Artists
Kukui Grove Center
3-2600 Kaumaulii Hwy
Lihue, HI 96766

Tuition Fees ( per workshop) Oahu & Kauai

Non-Member $350, Member $275, Student (W/ID) $150

Facilities Fee Maui

Non-Member $350, Member $275, Student (W/ID) $150 

LAB FEES ARE ESTIMATES AND ARE NOT EXPECTED TO INCREASE, HOWEVER STUDENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF REQUIRED TOOLS AND/OR MATERIALS AND SHOULD BE PREPARED TO SUPPORT EXTRA FEES AS EXPENSES WARRANT 

Student Scholarships

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.

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"THE WINDOW" TRANSFORMED

Since moving from The Arts at Marks Garage, we have been working hard toward securing a new space for active members to display their artwork. To begin, we will be transforming “The Window@The Arts at Marks Garage” to an online “Artist of the Month” feature page on our website, to include a brief artist bio and images of the artist and his/her artwork. We are pleased to announce also that, ROC, our new home in Chinatown, is excited to work with Hawaii Craftsmen to set up a small display area in the building, where art work created by the Hawaii Craftsmen Artist of the Month can be displayed and offered for sale. ROC will also share the news about our Artist of the Month display with their nationwide online network! 

The "Artist of the Month" online feature and display at ROC will be begin March 1, 2017For more information, please email info@hawaiicraftsmen.org.


A CALL FOR BOARD NOMINATIONS

With 2017 now in full swing, the Hawaiʻi Craftsmen Board of Directors has eagerly returned to its everyday business. Our volunteer directors play a vital role in the organization as a highly motivated and deeply devoted group of members, who keep the many programs running and help shape the future of fine crafts arts in Hawaiʻi. 

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.


CONGRATULATIONS!

Please join us in congratulating ASJE 2016 artists, Amber Aguirre, Daven Hee, Juvana Soliven, and Marianne Lowry, whose entries have been acquired by the Honolulu Museum of Art and Kenny Kicklighter and William Lowry, whose entries have been acquired by the Hawaii State Foundation for Culture and the Arts. 

Juvana Soliven - Connections


William Lowryʻs, Chris-anthemum

            

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR NEW TASK COMMITTEES 

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 any of the following task committees listed below. To volunteer your time, please visit our volunteer web page at www.hawaiicraftsmen.org/volunteer.

GRAPHICS DESIGN COMMITTEE

Committee members should have interest/experience in graphic design and will be tasked with working with the board of directors, graphic design professionals, and a communications team to develop a new organization logo and visual branding to be used from 2018 onward. 

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. 

HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE 

Committee members should have interest/experience in hospitality organization, such as arranging hospitality logistics, setting up tables with refreshments and snacks, and serving food and beverages at our program receptions, openings, and ad hoc events. 

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. 



ARTIST AT SEA EXHIBIT

The Artist at Sea exhibit is a showcase of painting, photography, music, and film inspired by science from Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research Vessel Falkor. 

Running from January 17 through February 3, 2017, at The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave. Honolulu Hawaii, this presentation includes work from internationally-recognized artists who have spent time aboard the research vessel as Artists in Residence, including Rebecca Rutstein, Hawaii Craftsmen Member Michelle Schwengel-Regala, Leslie Reed, Baltazar Bell, and Ben Cosgrove. 


EARTH, SKY, TIME, LIGHT, SPACE : THE CERAMIC ART OF WAYNE HIGBY

Works by Wayne Higby, Professor and the Robert C. Turner Chair of Ceramic Art at Alfred University, NY

January 17 – February 17, 2017
The Art Gallery
ART Building / 2535 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96822

EarthCloud: Interior 3, 2012. Photograph, wood frame and Plexiglas.
25″ x 35″ x 1″
Courtesy of the artist.

The exhibition Earth, Sky, Time, Light, Space: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby highlights the diverse work by esteemed and internationally-recognized contemporary ceramics artist Wayne Higby. The exhibition features a selection of approximately 21 works that range from the vessel form to tile, sculpture, and architectural installations. The exhibition is being held in partnership with Hawai‘i Craftsmen, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting fine craft in the art community of Hawai‘i. The Hawai‘i Craftsmen are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2016.

Artist Statement:
Earth, sky, time, light, space: my work is a meditation on the relationship between mind and matter.

Special events (free & open to the public):

Feb. 7:
1:00 – 2:00 p.m., The Art Gallery
Gallery walk-through with Wayne Higby

Feb. 9:
3:30 – 4:30 p.m., The Art Gallery
Reception

4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Art Building, room 101
Public lecture by Wayne Higby

Gallery hours:
Mon.-Fri. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun. 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Closed: Saturdays
Free admission. Donations are appreciated. Parking fees may apply.


POTLUCK WITH VISTING ARTIST, WAYNE HIGBY

Hawaiʻi Craftsmen members are invited to bring a dish and enjoy talking story with visiting ceramic artist, Wayne Higby, on Friday, February 10, at 6 pm at the Ceramics Studio, Art Department, University of Hawaii-Manoa.  


TAGAMI & POWELL GALLERY OPEN HOUSE



ANNIVERSARY STICKERS NOW AVAILABLE 


As part of our 50th Anniversary initiatives, Hawaiʻi Craftsmen is offering member artists the opportunity to celebrate with us by labeling their art works on display in galleries, museum and institutions throughout the islands (and nationwide) with a white and gold anniversary sticker. Stickers are now available and can be requested from the Hawaiʻi Craftsmen office, info@hawaiicraftsmen.org, at least 2 weeks before art works go on display.  We ask that member artists discuss using these wall and pedestal stickers with exhibition organizers and gallery owners prior to requesting stickers from Hawaiʻi Craftsmen.



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 in February.


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. 

Friday September 8 to Sunday October 8 

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


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 February 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

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.


Starts Prize 2017 Open Call

Two prizes (each €20,000), are offered to honor innovative projects at the intersection of science, technology and the arts: one for artistic exploration, and thus projects with the potential to influence or change the way technology is deployed, developed or perceived, and one for innovative collaboration between industry/technology and art/culture in ways that open up new paths for innovation. No Entry Fee.  Entry Due March 3rd, 2017. Details: http://starts-prize.aec.at/en OR starts-prize@aec.at


Recycle 2017

$3000 in cash prizes. Juried show of art crafted from cast-off, discarded and repurposed materials. We are seeking to exhibit sophisticated 2-D and 3-D art created in the re-use genre. Physical show in NYC. Entries must incorporate at least 50 percent of repurposed, recycled or reused materials. Juried once again by Harriet Taub is the Executive Director of Materials for the Arts. Entry Fee. Details: http://bit.ly/2fQP9Yk OR bwacinfo@aol.com

 

Wide Open 8

Announcing the 8th annual national juried art show at BWAC, Wide Open 8. Our juror is Cara Manes, Curatorial Asst., Dept. of Painting & Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art. $3000 in cash prizes will be awarded; includes $1000 Best in Show. Exhibit runs May 13 – June 18, 2017. This juried show looks to explore this idea of “wide open” in all the hidden niches of our collective psyche. Entry Fee. Details: http://bit.ly/2gGKdn4 OR bwacinfo@aol.com


MEMBERS, DO WE HAVE YOUR CURRENT INFORMATION ?

We are making sure that we have all membersʻ current email and mailing addresses 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 and update your information so we can serve you better! 

“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.”

HAWAIʻI CRAFTSMEN 50TH ANNIVERSARY STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

Aloha,

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. 


STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS


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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 MEMBERS

Hawaii Craftsmen
1150 Nuuanu Ave. Honolulu, HI 96817
info@hawaiicraftsmen.org
808-521-3282



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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