Fiber Hawai'i 2024

About Fiber Hawai'i

Fiber Hawai'i 2024 logo and exhibition open: May 3 - June 1Fiber Hawai’i is a biennial juried exhibit presented by Hawaii Craftsmen since 1982. The concept “In, Of, or About Fiber” was conceived as a challenge for artists who work in media other than fiber to try making pieces with a “fiber sensibility”. This might include coiled clay, woven wood, woven fused glass stringers, and mixed media installations. In this exhibit you will enjoy seeing some of the interpretations of the theme created by ceramic, wood, glass, video and mixed media artists. More traditional examples of fiber art: loom weavings, shibori, tie dye, painting, stitching, quilting, paper making , handmade books and collage are also on display. A very unique work created by Kauai artist Carol Yotsuda, is a fundraiser for the Hawai’i Community Foundation Maui Strong Fund. Her piece, titled “Let There Be Light” offers the opportunity to light the string of lights that have handmade paper sculptural lampshades by donating $25 to screw in a light bulb and bring light back to Maui.

Fiber Hawai’i 2024 was juried by Cameron Taylor-Brown, a well know fiber artist and exhibit curator from Los Angeles. In her juror’s statement she suggests that the work in Fiber Hawaii 2024 reflects a sense of place that is unique to these islands in both the materials and themes explored by the artists. The work maintains respect for traditional textile-based skills while also embracing experimentation. It is our hope that the viewer will engage with the many different approaches to fiber represented in Fiber Hawai’i and gain an increased appreciation for this varied medium.

Exhibition

Photograph taken by Tracy Chan of Downtown Arts CenterMAY 3 - JUNE 1, EXHIBITION

Fiber Hawai'i Exhibition 2024
Downtown Arts Center
1041 Nuʻuanu Ave., Honolulu

DAC Gallery Hours: Tues. - Sat. 11 AM - 6 PM, Sun. 11 AM - 4 PM, Mon. Closed


SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 11 AM - 6 PM, LAST DAY OF SHOW

Closing reception 5 PM - 6 PM, and at 6 PM takedown show and pick up work.

The exhibition saw over 500 visitors on opening night! 
 Image by Tracy Chan/Downtown Art Center

Cameron Taylor-Brown discussing "Sunshine Shoreline" by Liz Train during the Juror Walkthrough. Image Credit: Tracy Chan/Downtown Art Center
Susan Mori, "Walking Through the Rainbow," detail
Left: Juror Walkthrough, Cameron Taylor-Brown, discussing the individual block treatments on "Patterned Windows" by Joan Namkoong. Right: "Patterned Windows" detail
Award ceremony, Pauline Sheldon with Liz Train, Cameron Taylor-Brown, and Jackie Mild Lau
"Let There Be Light," by Carol Kouchi Yotsuda, with collaborators: Bon Moore, Kathleen Ho, Seji Yotsuda, Pepe OrbeImage Credit: Tracy Chan/Downtown Art Center
Christine Valles, "Para Gusto, Hay Colores" (For Tastes, There are Colors), Crochet Detail
Ashley Jeneé Collins, "Reconnecting"
Carky Ainlay, "Weave & Believe"
Junko Sato Pollack, Stitched Mandala #8 Kaivalya - Oneness. Winner of the Tamayo Kotomori Award, sponsored by Amos Kotomori
Johannette Rowley, (Left) Girl in a Pink Beanie, (Middle) Deconstructed/Reconstructed, (Right) Bonjour

Award Winners


Image by Tracy Chan/Downtown Art Center: (Pictured L-R) Liz Train (Fiber Hawai'i Liason & Chair), Ghislaine Chock, Sheldon Wong, Wendy Kawabata, Cameron Taylor-Brown (Juror), Glorianne Garza , Pauline Sheldon, Junco Sato Pollack, and Pratisha Budhiraja.

 Award  Artist Name  Title

Tamayo Kotomori Award, sponsored by Amos Kotomori

Junco Sato Pollack Stitched Mandala #8 Kaivalya -Oneness

Merit Award in Memory of Shore Hodge Lipsher, sponsored by Julian Lipsher and Shelby Hughes

Wendy Kim Messier Silk Hanging

2D Award of Excellence in Memory of Ethel Portner

Pauline Sheldon Colliding Nebulae

3D Award of Excellence in Memory of Ethel Portner

Shelly Hoist

Waipio Valley

Kahiau Design Group Award, sponsored by Kahiau Design Group, Todd Dwight

Mia Zheng

Crackers, Hawaiʻi

Temari Award

Wendy Kawabata

Incursion II

Hawaii Handweavers’ Hui Award

Joan Namkoong Patterned Windows

Garden Island Art Council

Pratisha Budhiraja Attack of the
Killer Nerve Fiber – A Study of Neurodegenerative Diseases
 Left Wing Right Brain Fund, sponsored by John Wythe White & Victoria Gail-White  Sheldon Wong Chained Silhouette, 2023

Chairman’s Award, sponsored by Liz Train

Angaea Cuna

Balat Triptych

Wearable Art Award Sponsored by MaryAnne Long

Carmen Scelsa

Mauve-you-lous

Merit Award in Memory of Jenny Matsuda, sponsored by Pat Hickman

Ghislaine Chock

Lifelong Conversations - in memory of Line D. (1952-2023)

Hawaii Stitchery Fibre Arts Guild Award

Glorianne Garza

Waves of Healing


Exhibiting Artists

First Name

Last Name

Title

Eve

Adams

Fern Spirits

Carky

Ainlay

Weave & Believe

Robin

Appasamy

The Middle Way

Wendy

Arbeit

Edgy Edges 2

Arabella

Ark

Exhuberant Tea

Arabella

Ark

Eclipsed
Vase

Brooke

Auchincloss

For children who don't know
the names of the nights...

Brooke

Auchincloss

Lineage

A.Kimberlin

Blackburn

Unraveling Her Past

Jake

Boggs

Prime Mover

Pratisha

Budhiraja

Vessel – Ili luna

Pratisha

Budhiraja

Attack of the Killer Nerve Fiber
– A Study of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Pratisha

Budhiraja

Lyric

Ghislaine

Chock

Lifelong Conversations
- in memory of Line D. (1952-2023)

Francisco

Clemente

A Queen's Dream

Cudra

Clover

Fungal Bungle

Ryann

Coleman

Candy Dish

Ashley Jeneé

Collins

Reconnecting

Amber

Coppings

The Gathering

Ellen

Crocker

Kukui

Ellen

Crocker

Is this Love

Angaea

Cuna

Balat Triptych

Christopher

Edwards

#164

Aileen

Feldman

"Fish Dreams"

Glorianne

Garza

Waves of Healing

Glorianne

Garza

An Eye for an Eye Leaves the Whole World Blind

GIPAHO

KOHELEPELEPE

GIPAHO

PAPAHANAUMOKU

Patricia

Golebieski

Heartfelt

Doug

Gordon

Underpressure

Lynn J Martin

Graton

Equatorial Belt

Lynn J Martin

Graton

Immersive Search

Lynn

Haia

Garden

Daven

Hee

interwoven

Linda

Hee

Lady Di, Tinfoil Helmet (for the sartorially inclined)

Vilsoni

Hereniko

'Af Lelei

Lynda

Hess

Goddess of War, 2 parts

Shelley

Hoist

Waipio Valley

Hazel

Ito

Storm at Sea

Joyce

Jeffers

Feeding time

Linda

Kane

The Landscape of War

Wendy

Kawabata

Incursion I

Wendy

Kawabata

Incursion II

Morgan

Kelly

Windjammer

Elizabeth

Kent

In Plain Sight (Braille)

Fatiha

Kheddaoui

Reclamation

Jinja

Kim Woollard

Pocket#9

Brett

King

‘Elua i ke aloha

(two in love)

Amos

Kotomori

Dance to the Light

Mary

Leigh

Twists and Turns Makes Fiber Wild

Lisa

Louie

Melissa's Downward Spiral of Addiction

Lynn

Lundquist

Whirlpool

Connie Lee

Lynch

Be Merry and Bright Tapestry

Connie Lee

Lynch

Create in Corriedale Tapestry

Sidney

Lynch

Fujino

Suzanne

Marinelli

Wailele

Drew

Matsumoto

Indigo Dreams

Wendy Kim

Messier

Silk Hanging

Jackie

Mild Lau

A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts

Jackie

Mild Lau

And Why Not?

Jackie

Mild Lau

Safe

Jackie

Mild Lau

Yesss/Noooo

Susan

Mori

Walking Through the Rainbow

Jane

Mount

Vernal

Joan

Namkoong

Fibonacci Blocks

Joan

Namkoong

Patterned Windows

Ian

Nash

Burlap Vase #2

Ian

Nash

Burlap Vase #3

Jane

Noe

Poncho Me

Rachel

Orr

Menehune

Cynthia

Oshiro

Behind the Mask

Jean

Otake

It's a Jean

Jordan

Paguirigan

He Kapa no Liliʻu

Jordan

Paguirigan

Balance In Tension

Junco Sato

Pollack

Stitched Mandala #8 Kaivalya -Oneness

Maya

Portner

Untitled (Gingko leaf design)

Jim

Powlan

Rainy Day

Paula

Rath

Jump! Small Kid Summer Time at Waimea Bay

Joy

Ritchey

Ahu'aila'au

Joy

Ritchey

Two Palm Basket

Allison

Roscoe

Friends

Allison

Roscoe

Twisted

Lyla

Rowen

Upcountry Afternoon

Johannette

Rowley

Girl in a Pink Beanie

Johannette

Rowley

Deconstructed/Reconstructed

Johannette

Rowley

Bonjour

Light

Ruth

Quilt Block

Light

Ruth

War Horse

Light

Ruth

Sunset

Hiroko

Sakurai

Where the Earth Seems to Meet the Sky

Georgia P.

Sartoris

By the Sea

Domenica

Sattler

Real Life Decision

Terry

Savage

Green Fissured Blade

Terry

Savage

Fissured Planet

Carmen

Scelsa

Mauve-you-lous

Carla

Schneider

Apapane

Samuel

Schryver

Martyr OS
First installment of the Operating System Series

Michelle

Schwengel-Regala

Capillary Action: Limu, Limu, Indigo II

Paula

Scott

Diamonds and Rust

Paula

Scott

The Invasives

Pauline

Sheldon

Shakti Rising

Pauline

Sheldon

Celebrating the Sunset

Pauline

Sheldon

Colliding Nebulae

Esther

Shimazu

Pit Venus

Donna

Shimazu

Pohas

Amanda

Smith

adapt

Bud

Spindt

Cosmic Effervescence

Danielle

Stanfill

Isomeric

Patricia

Steinhoff

Itʻs All In The Yarn

Beth

Stephano

Ocean Touching Sand

Jun

Szegedi-Duffield

Minhwa 1

Aljon

Tacata

Calm and Chaos

Christine

Tarski

The Reef

Christine

Tarski

Pieces of Gold

Christine

Tarski

Reflections

Margaret

Teruya

Haiku Valley

Kathy

Tosh

Take Your Time, Think It Over

Eileen

Towata

Metro Monster 2023.9

Liz

Train

Sunshine Shoreline

Liz

Train

Warp & Weft Honeycomb

Christine

Valles

Para Gusto, Hay Colores
(For Tastes, There are Colors)

Nina

Weiser

Hui

Sheldon

Wong

Chained Silhouette, 2023

George

Woollard

Space-time

Kimiko

Wu

Hibiscus Expressions

Carol

Yotsuda

Let There Be Light

Mia

Zheng

Crackers, Hawaiʻi


About the Juror

Cameron Taylor-Brown was introduced to textiles by artist Ed Rossbach at the University of California, Berkeley, and studied textile design at the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, where she later taught woven design. Since 1985, she has lived in Los Angeles where she is active in arts and education. Her work is widely exhibited and has been featured in Fiber Art Now, American Craft, Handwoven and Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot. In 2019, she curated the critically acclaimed exhibit Material Meaning: A Living Legacy of Anni Albers at the Craft in America Center. She is the founder of ARTSgarage, a textile resource center in Los Angeles. and teaches workshops at ARTSgarage, schools, guilds, museums and conferences throughout the United States and Canada. She is a past president of California Fibers and serves on the advisory boards of the Fowler Textile Council and Textile Arts Los Angeles.

To learn more, visit her website.


Reflections/North Lake #2, Eastern Sierra, CA

2023

H 25” W 14.5”

Materials: linen, silk and paper yarns, silk and cotton fabric, wood and paint

Techniques: weaving, photographic transfer, embroidery

Photography: Cameron Taylor-Brown

This work was recently featured at a show at Craft in America, see it in person during our show.




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