Image: Daniel Moe, Tattooed Makau, 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. 


Downtown Art Center, Second Floor Exhibition Hall
1041 Nuʻuanu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96817

Saturday, September 30 - Saturday, October 28

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 30, 6 pm - 8pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11 am - 6 pm


Online Registration: August 1 - 31

Intake and Jurying: September 6 - 10 (see below for details)

Notification of Acceptance: September 14

Delivery of Accepted Artwork: O‘ahu September 24, 10am-2pm, Neighbor island work must arrive at DAC by September 25


Beth C. McLaughlin, Artistic Director and Chief Curator at Fuller Craft Museum

“In my role as craft curator, I look for artworks with a strong point of view, those that demonstrate clarity of expression, both conceptually and technically. I also connect with objects that are thought-provoking, and ones that contribute to the ongoing conversation of contemporary craft. Risk-taking, innovation of concept, and mastery of technique are additional key elements that resonate with me.” 

Beth C. McLaughlin
is Artistic Director and Chief Curator at Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts. Beth has held leadership and curatorial roles in the arts and museum fields for nearly 30 years at institutions across the U.S., including Fuller Craft Museum, Oakland Museum of California, and DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. She has curated and organized over 50 exhibitions and has served as a juror for a number of cultural organizations, including American Craft Council, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and Fiber Art Now. Beth has been published in several books and periodicals, such as American Craft Magazine, Crafting Democracy: Fiber Arts and Activism, and the Decorative Arts Society Newsletter. She was a nominee for 2021 Boston Design Week’s Social Impact Award and currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Craft for Social Change book series. Beth is passionate about expanding awareness of the craft field, promoting the makers, and exploring the transformative powers of handmade objects.


Māhalo nui loa to our generous award sponsors! We have over $12,000 in awards to be designated by our juror and winners will be announced at the exhibition opening reception. More awards will be posted here as they are confirmed.

The Thurston Twigg-Smith Best in Show Award – $3,000

Sponsored by Sharon Twigg-Smith


The Elizabeth Rice Grossman Award of Excellence – $2,000

Sponsored by Elizabeth Rice Grossman


The Charles E. Higa Memorial Award of Excellence – $1,000

Sponsored by the Peter Drewliner Trust


The Sam and Mary Cooke Memorial Award – $500

Sponsored by Cathy Cooke


The John Young Award – $500

Sponsored by the John Young Foundation


The George Ellis Award – $500

Sponsored by the Timothy Y. C. Choy Fund of the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation


The Carol and Malcolm Koga Emerging Artist Award – $500

Sponsored by the Timothy Y. C. Choy Fund of the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation


The Diane Chen Koch Weser Award for Collaborative Work – $500

Sponsored by the Timothy Y. C. Choy Fund of the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation


The Virginia McGargahan Award of Excellence in Raku – $500

Sponsored by the Timothy Y. C. Choy Fund of the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation


The Earle F. Long Memorial Award for Woodturning – $300

Sponsored by MaryAnne Long

The Garden Island Arts Council Annual Artist Award – $250

Sponsored by the Garden Island Arts Council

The fishcake Award - $250

Sponsored by fishcake


The Hawaiʻi Handweavers Hui Award – $250

Sponsored by the Hawaiʻi Handweavers Hui


The Sayoko Kay Mura Student Award for Excellence – $250

Sponsored by friends of Kay Mura


The Cedar Street Galleries Award – $250

Sponsored by Michael Schnack


Merit Award in Ceramic Arts – $250

Sponsored by the Peter Drewliner Trust


Merit Award in Fiber Arts – $250

Sponsored by the Peter Drewliner Trust


Merit Award in Glass Arts – $250

Sponsored by the Peter Drewliner Trust


Merit Award in Metal Arts – $250

Sponsored by the Peter Drewliner Trust


Merit Award in Mixed Media Arts – $250

Sponsored by the Peter Drewliner Trust


Merit Award in Wood Arts – $250

Sponsored by the Peter Drewliner Trust


The Ron and Myra Kent Award for Creative Innovation – $200

Sponsored by the Kent Family Trust and Kenny Kicklighter


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.

Eligibility To Enter

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, or in any juried exhibition on O‘ahu are ineligible.


Registration is now closed. 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 the exhibition chair at or your island chair. New or altered entries will not be accepted after the registration closing deadline.

Intake And Jurying

After registering online, all artists must bring their work to their islandʻs jury location, and pick up their artwork after jurying (with the exception of Lānaʻi which is juried online). Accepted artwork notification will be on Thursday September 14, at and by email.

Hawaiʻi Island - September 9

Artwork Intake: 11:00am - 12:30pm

Jurying: 1:00 - 3:00pm

Juror's public presentation: 4:00 - 5:00pm

Artwork pickup: 3:00 - 4:00pm

Location: Donkey Mill Art Center, 78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy, Hōlualoa, Hawaiʻi 96725

For those on the Hilo side who are unable to make the drive to Kona, we are offering to transport your work to and from the jurying location. Drop off for this shuttle will be Friday, September 8 from 9-9:30 am at the Wailua Center, and return of artwork will be Wednesday, September 13. RSVP required to Jake Boggs or Rick Beck at 808-963-5453

Chair: Jake Boggs,

Kauaʻi - September 8

Artwork intake: 12:00 - 2:00pm

Jurying:  3:00 - 4:00pm

Juror's public presentation: 4:30 - 6:00pm

Artwork pickup: 6:00 - 7:00pm

Location: Kauai Society of Artists, 3-2600 Kaumaulii Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766, in Kukui Grove Center, E8 next to Foot Locker

Chair: Shannon Hiramoto,

Date and location: Online only

Maui - September 7

Artwork intake: 1:30 - 4:00pm

Jurying: 4:30 - 5:30pm

Juror's public presentation: 6:30 - 7:30pm

Artwork pickup: 6:00 - 6:30pm

Location: UH Maui College, 310 W Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, HI 96732, Heona Art Building. 

Art Dropoff directions:  Deliver artwork to Heona Art Building via the recycling center entrance to campus on Wahinepio Ave.  Drive into campus until you reach a barrier, then turn right to the Heona Art Building.

Chair: Jennifer Owen,,  ‭(808) 575-2523

Molokai - September 6

Artwork intake: 9:00 - 11:00am

Jurying: 12:30 - 1:30pm

Juror's public presentation: 2:00 - 3:00pm

Artwork pickup: 3:00 - 5:00pm

Location: Kualapuʻu Recreation Center, 1 Uwao St, Kualapuu, HI 96757

Chair: Paula Scott,, (808) 567-9604

Oʻahu - September 9-10

Artwork intake: Saturday, September 9, 2-7 pm

Artwork pickup: Sunday, September 10, 5-7:30 pm

Juror presentation: Sunday, September 10, 6-7 pm

Location: Kawananakoa Middle School, 49 Funchal St, Honolulu, HI 96813 For detailed directions, Click here

Co-chairs: Christopher Edwards., Pamela McCleave,

Shipping And Delivery Procedures

Detailed delivery instructions and shipping labels will be provided to artists upon notification of acceptance by email and on our website. 

Accepted artworks from the neighbor islands must be shipped to arrive at the Downtown Art Center no later than Monday, September 25. If you need to ship your artwork with a carrier other than USPS, UPS, or FedEx, please contact Christopher Edwards at

Accepted artworks from O’ahu must be delivered to the Downtown Art Center on Sunday, September 24, 10am-2pm. 

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.

Entry Fees

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 October 28, 2023 to receive the discounted registration. 

Visit to create or renew your Hawai‘i Craftsmen membership prior to registering. 

Display Conditions And Regulations

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 assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to artworks on display or in transit no matter how such damage may have been sustained. All entries will be juried and displayed at the owner’s risk.

Accepted entries must remain in the exhibition for the show’s duration, and are subject to photographic reproduction for educational and publicity purposes. Artists are encouraged to offer their entries for sale, and each entry may only have a single price. 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. 

Frequently Asked Questions


Online registration is open from August 1-31. If you are new to this, give yourself an extra day or two to work through any issues. We can’t accept any registrations after midnight on August 31, and unregistered walk-ins will not be accepted at intake.

Step 1: Update your membershipIf 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 September 2023. 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 ($85).

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 artworkAll artists must pick up your artwork immediately after the jurying. 

Step 5. Find out if your work was acceptedWe will post accepted entries on our website by September 14. 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 Downtown Art Center no later than September 25. 


Yes, although there are many ways to get help with this and we are happy to do it! No shame! Contact your island chairperson. 


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: here’s a tutorial that goes into more detail:


For each entry you will need its title, media, price, dimensions, artwork statement, and one image.

Typically, titles have each word capitalized (My Entry Title), media has the first material capitalized with additional materials separated by commas (Ceramic, gold leaf, steel), price should be in whole dollar amounts ($3,250), and dimensions are given as height x width x depth in inches (13” x 10” x 2”). Please don’t use ALL CAPS unless you intend to shout.

Each piece can have a short artwork description. This will be shown to the juror, so please do not include identifying information. This typically includes information about your inspiration, intent, or process for the work you are submitting.

You will be asked if you are an emerging artist (you have NOT been in a group exhibition with 3 or less people, AND you have been working in your medium less than 5 years), if an entry was created when you were a full time student, if an entry used the Raku ceramic process, and if you collaborated with another artist. These indicate your eligibility for specific awards.

We will also ask you to provide the names of any collaborators, as well as any social media accounts you use (so we can help promote your work).


If you are logged in to your account at Hawai’i Craftsmen you can do this as long as you don’t hit submit and pay for your entry. However, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the entry requirements and then complete your registration in one sitting. It’s just less prone to mistakes that way.


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.


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. Each entry must have a single price. Sales are split 60% to the artist and 40% to Hawai‘i Craftsmen. Work can be purchased at the gallery and online.

Was your question not answered? Contact the exhibition chair Chris Edwards:



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