RAKU HO'OLAULE'A
FIBER HAWAI'I
ANNUAL STATEWIDE EXHIBITION
Image: V. Lee Cabanilla, Laka and the fire, Salvaged Koa wood, Lānaʻi
'AHA HANA LIMA

Upcoming Events


Raku Ho'olaule'a

About Our Celebration of Raku

Participants removing ceramic pot from Raku kiln Founded in 1977, Raku Ho'olaule'a means "a celebration of raku." This event brings together ceramicists of all skill-levels to participate in raku and related firing technique mini-workshops. Enjoy camping on the North Shore of Oahu in a beautiful beach setting while swapping knowledge with other artists. Works that are glazed and fired at the beach event are juried by experts in contemporary and traditional raku for an exhibition on O'ahu.

  Event Dates:
  • February 25, 2024 · Sold Out
    • Tea Ceremony & Tea Bowl Workshop, 11:30 AM - 3 PM

  • TBA
    • Guest Artists Demonstration

  • March 21 - March 24, 2024
    • The Campout

  • April 13, 2024
    • Community Kiln, 10 AM - 2 PM

  • May 1 - May 31, 2024
    • Exhibition at The Arts at Marks Garage

  • May 3, 2024
    • Exhibition Reception from 6 PM - 8 PM, at The Arts at Marks Garage

  • May 31, 2024
    • Exhibition Closing Reception from 6 PM - 8 PM, at The Arts at Marks Garage

    Fiber Hawai'i

    About Fiber of Hawai'i

    Outdoor installation of plants used as fiber swatches 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.

      Event Dates:
  • April 1 - 18, 2024
    • Registration for Fiber Hawai'i

  • April 28, 2024
    • Intake from Noon - 3 PM
      Fiber Trails Lecture from 4 PM - 6 PM

  • May 3, 2024
    • Fiber Trails Workshop & Opening Reception

  • May 3 - June 1, 2024
    • Fiber Hawai'i Exhibition

    Annual Statewide Exhibition

    About Our Annual Statewide Exhibition

    Image: Valerie Beck, Kealakekua Bay, Blown and sand carved glass, Hawaiʻi Island Held annually since 1967, the Hawai‘i Craftsmen Annual Statewide Exhibition features the finest traditional and contemporary craft from across the state of Hawai‘i. Our juror visits each island to make public presentations and select the very best work to be included in the exhibition. Additinally, the juror will present their work or discuss their profession in the arts during a free lecture that is open to the public.

      Event Dates:
  • August 1 - September 2
    • Registration for Annual Statewide Exhibition


  • September 10 - 15
    • Intake and Jurying


  • September 19
    • Notification of Accepted Artwork


  • October 4 - October 26
    • Annual Statewide Exhibition at Downtown Art Center
      Second Floor Exhibiition Hall

    'Aha Hana Lima

    About our Gathering of Crafts

    Jan McKeachie Johnston ceramic basket, and Randy Johnston teapot, and platter 'Aha Hana Lima means a "Gathering of the Crafts" and is held annually. Each year, we invite renowned craft artisan(s) to join us for events across the Hawai'ian islands. Hosting a series of intensive 3-day workshops, lectures, and dialogs concerned with various media: clay, metal, wood, fiber, or glass. Additionally, the artisan(s) partake in a free lecture about their work which is open to the general public and members.

      Event Dates:
  • TBA
    • We look forward to another fantastic 'Aha Hana Lima in 2024



    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

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