EMERGING AND ESTABLISHED ARTISTS FROM ACROSS THE STATE ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT UP TO SIX COMPLETED ARTWORKS FOR JURYING.
ANNUAL STATEWIDE EXHIBITION 2022
Image credits from left: Daniel Harano, Kaleidonism in Division, Ceramic, 7" x 14" x 8", Oʻahu; Georgia P. Sartoris, Hue Wai Pawehe. #119, Traditional dyed Hawaiian gourd, 14” x 8” x 8”, Hawaiʻi Island; Ellen Crocker,Torn Apart or Mending?, Hand-stitched on muslin with Japanese cotton sashiko thread, 27" x 27.25" x 1", 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.
This year the exhibition will open on O'ahu and then travel to the Schaefer International Gallery in partnership with Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
Downtown Art Center
September 17 - October 15
Opening reception Saturday, September 17, 6pm
1141 Nuʻuanu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96817
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Schaefer International Gallery
November 8 - December 23
One Cameron Way, Kahului, HI 96732
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
Online Registration: August 1-15
Intake and Jurying: August 24-28 (see below for details)
Notification of Acceptance: August 30
Delivery of Accepted Artwork: O‘ahu September 11, Neighbor island work must arrive at DAC by September 12
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
Hawai‘i Craftsmen is proud to be partnering with Maui Arts & Cultural Center on this exhibition. Bringing this exhibit to Maui will widen our audience, strengthen our inter-island presence and showcase our members.
Neida Bangerter, Director, Schaefer International Gallery, Maui Arts & Cultural Center (MACC)
“I am drawn to unlikely matches and combinations of material that show evidence of challenging boundaries. Extreme craftsmanship in both traditional and non-traditional art forms and a strong statement will connect me to the uniqueness of you… the maker.” - Neida Bangerter
Neida Bangerter is Director at Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Schaefer International Gallery, where she has overseen the curation and facilitation of exhibitions since 2009, presenting the contemporary and historic art of local, national, and international artists. She has developed and facilitated education programs including ARTWORKS tours, Young Creatives Teen Program, and Young Art Makers, as well as innovative programs such as ArT=Mixx – an interactive, multimedia social event for the 21 and over crowd. As a teaching artist, she has provided visual arts instruction for students K-12, community organizations, and professional development for teachers both locally and nationally for over 20 years through the Kennedy Center Artistic Teaching Partners, Hawai‘i Arts Alliance, and State Foundation on Culture & the Arts.
Bangerter studied painting at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO. An artist herself, she maintains a studio and exhibits locally, and has lived with her family in Kula, Hawai‘i for 40 years.
We expect to have over $10,000 in awards, which will be posted here as they are confirmed. Juror selected cash awards will be presented at the exhibition opening reception and awards ceremony.
Accepted work will be photographed and featured in a full color catalog available in print and electronic versions. To see examples and for a free download from past years, go here
Artists residing in Hawai‘i are invited to enter traditional or non-traditional crafts. The exhibition is open to residents of Hawai‘i for artworks in the categories of clay, fiber, glass, wood, metal, stone, and mixed media. Unless they have a strong 3 dimensional quality, or directly relate to the practice of craft, painting and photography are not eligible. Entries must be of original design and created within the last two years. Artworks previously exhibited at the Downtown Art Center, Schaefer International Gallery, or in any juried exhibition on O‘ahu or Maui are ineligible.
Registration opens August 1 at 9am and closes August 15 at midnight. Registration of artworks will only be accepted online. Mail-in registrations and walk in entries are ineligible. If you would like help entering your work, please contact John Friend at firstname.lastname@example.org or your island chair. New or altered entries will not be accepted after the registration closing deadline.
A link will be posted here prior to the opening registration.
Chair: Jake Boggs, email@example.com
No intake, online jurying only.
Contact Christopher Edwards, firstname.lastname@example.org, (808) 585-1965, with any questions.
Chair: Jennifer Owen, email@example.com (808) 575-2523Molokai
Chair: Paula Scott, firstname.lastname@example.org (808) 567-9604
Chair: Shannon Hiramoto, email@example.com
Intake August 27, jurying August 28
Chair: Christopher Edwards, firstname.lastname@example.org, (808) 585-1965
Registration fees for Hawai‘i Craftsmen members are $25 for the first entry, and $10 for each additional entry up to 6. Registration fees for non-members are $75 for the first entry, and $10 for each additional entry up to 6. Hawai‘i Craftsmen membership must be active through December 30, 2022 to receive the discounted registration.
Visit http://www.hawaiicraftsmen.org/membership to create or renew your Hawai‘i Craftsmen membership prior to registering.
The installation committee will install all accepted artworks. Entries that pose an unusual installation challenge may be rejected or require the artist’s assistance. Artists with extremely delicate or unwieldy entries should make special arrangements for delivery, handling, and pick-up of their artwork.
We love challenges, but if your entry exceeds 6’ on any side, weighs more than 150 lbs. or requires more than 2 people to handle please check in with your exhibition chair before you register your work.
Extreme care will be taken in handling all artwork; however, Hawai‘i Craftsmen, Downtown Art Center, and Maui Arts & Culture Center assume no responsibility for loss or damage to artworks on display or in transit no matter how such damage may have been sustained. All accepted entries will be displayed at the owner’s risk.
Accepted entries must remain in the exhibition for the show’s duration on Oʻahu AND Maui, and are subject to photographic reproduction for educational and publicity purposes. Artists are encouraged to offer their entries for sale. Hawai‘i Craftsmen will retain a sales commission of 40%.
Oʻahu artists are required to sit one shift per accepted piece during the show, find a substitute, or pay a $30/shift sitter’s fee. Artists failing to show up for their designated shift must pay a $50 no show fee.
Accepted artworks from the neighbor islands must be shipped to arrive at the Downtown Art Center no later than September 12. Detailed delivery instructions and shipping labels will be given to artists upon notification of acceptance. If you need to ship your artwork with a carrier other than USPS, UPS, or FedEx, please contact Christopher Edwards at email@example.com.
Hawai‘i Craftsmen will be responsible for the cost of return shipping, including standard insurance damage protection up to $50 liability per piece. Artists are encouraged to request supplemental insurance by indicating that on their return documents, and will be invoiced by Hawai‘i Craftsmen for the actual cost of the insurance. Return shipping carriers, including USPS, UPS, FedEx, or Young Brothers, will be chosen at the discretion of Hawai‘i Craftsmen.
Entrants must agree to all terms stated in the prospectus and online registration to participate.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR?
For those of you who have participated in this exhibition before, we are making a few changes to the process based on your feedback and because this exhibition will be traveling to Maui.
Online registration is open from August 1-15. If you are new to this, give yourself a little extra time to work through any issues. We can’t accept any registrations after midnight on August 15, and unregistered walk-ins will not be accepted at intake.
Step 1: Update your membership
If you are already a Hawai‘i Craftsmen member, log in to your Hawaiʻi Craftsmen account and check your membership status to make sure you are current through December 2022. If you are not a member then you can either join Hawai‘i Craftsmen to receive the discounted registration price ($25), or register as a guest and pay the non-member price ($75).
Step 2: Register your entries online
Submit up to six pieces online through our event registration form. You will need your: contact information, artwork titles, artwork dimensions, artwork prices, and 1 image of each piece.
Step 3: Bring your registered artwork to intake
We jury all work in person (with the exception of Lānaʻi). The intake and jurying schedule is different for each island, so be sure to check the schedule carefully.
Step 4. Pick up your artwork
All artists must pick up your artwork immediately after the jurying.
Step 5. Find out if your work was accepted
We will post accepted entries on our website by August 30. Shipping and packing instructions will be provided by email for accepted work. Accepted artwork from the neighbor islands must be shipped to arrive at the DAC no later than September 12 .
ARE THE IMAGES USED TO JUDGE THE ARTWORK?
No. All artwork is seen in person by our juror (with the exception of Lāna‘i). HOWEVER, we do require 1 representative image of each of your submissions to be uploaded when you register. We do this because of our unique situation where work is juried on different islands. Before the juror begins, we send them a document that has the image of your work, the title, the media description, and your statement. This helps the juror become familiar with your work, and gives them a sense of the submissions from across the entire state.
We suggest JPEG or JPG images, under 5MB and at least 1200 pixels or larger on the longest side. Here are a couple of videos that can help you photograph your 3D Art with a smartphone:
This video gives a good overview of the process. It references a free app called Snapseed, but most phones have similar editing capabilities built in already:
And here’s a tutorial that goes into more detail:
DO I HAVE TO APPLY ONLINE?
Yes, although there are many ways to get help with this and we are happy to do it! No shame! Contact your island chairperson.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The registration fee for Hawaiʻi Craftsmen members is $25 for the first entry and $10 for each additional entry up to 6. Registration fee for non-members is $75 and $10 for each additional entry up to 6.
Hawai‘i Craftsmen Membership fees are: Individual Membership $50, Senior-65 and older $30, Student-full time, proof of status needed $25, Family-one household, 2 individuals $75, Corporate/Business Membership $250, and Individual Lifetime $2,500.
CAN I SELL MY WORK?
Absolutely! This is a great opportunity to sell your work, and we have scheduled acquisition visits from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, as well as the Honolulu Museum of Art. Sales are split 60% to the artist and 40% to Hawai‘i Craftsmen. Work will be able to be purchased at the gallery and online.
Was your question not answered? Contact the exhibition chair Chris Edwards: firstname.lastname@example.org