Raku Ho'olaule'a 2024 Prospectus

The Campout

Thursday, March 21 - Sunday, March 24

Camp Mokulēʻia

68-729 Farrington Hwy, Waialua, HI 96791

https://www.campmokuleia.org


TIMELINE:

Thursday, March 21

12:00 noon - Load in and setup. The back gate will be open for unloading only

    Sunday, March 24

    9:00 am - Jurying
    11:00 am - Clean up and load out. The back gate will be open at 11:00 am
    1:00 pm - Check out


      REGISTRATION AND PRICING:

      All participants MUST register in advance through Hawaiʻi Craftsmen. If you already know the group you will be firing with, you can select that when you register. If you are not affiliated with an established group, you will be assigned to one and are expected to help with setup, breakdown, cooking, cleaning, etc.  Registration fees include camping. Individual groups may require additional fees for supplies and/or meals. 


      REGISTRATION FEES:

      Hawai'i Craftsmen Member $95.00 
      Hawai'i Craftsmen Member - Senior $90.00
      Hawai'i Craftsmen Member - Student $50.00 
      Non-members - $170.00

      Camping Only - $30.00


      EXHIBITION
      :

      Artworks selected by the jurors at the campout will be on display in an exhibition at The Arts at Marks Garage for the month of May. 

      Raku Hoʻolauleʻa Exhibition 2024
      May 1 - 31, The ARTS at Marks Garage
      1159 Nuʻuanu Ave, Honolulu


      EXHIBITION KEY DATES:

      Sunday, April 28

      Artist artwork delivery

      Friday, May 3, 6 - 8 PM

      First Friday Opening Reception

      Friday, May 31, 6 - 8 PM

      Final Friday Reception

      Saturday, June 1

      Unsold artwork pick up


      JURORS:

      Contemporary jurors: Don Ellis and Randy Brodnax

      Don Ellis is currently a professor and a Fine Arts Department Chair at San Juan College in Farmington, New Mexico and has been a Ceramics educator since 1986. He is known as a master of Alternative Firing techniques and copper matte glazes and has spent over 30 years mastering these special techniques. His work is featured in Alternative Kilns and Firing Techniques and Mastering Raku. 

      Randy Brodnax is a life-long potter and educator from Texas and Louisiana. He creates functional pottery, large decorative vessels, and clay sculpture. His creations are images of nature, animals, and fish, and he is a master on the potter’s wheel.  A Louisiana native, Randy has retained much of the Cajun joie de vivre with which he was raised and incorporates that into his entertaining and informative demonstrations which are not to be missed. 


      Traditional juror: Marilyn Sochi Naka

      Marilyn Sochi Naka will jury artworks in the traditional raku category. Ms. Naka is a member of Chado Urasenke Tankokai Hawaiʻi Association and the Urasenke Foundation of Hawaii. She has been a student of Chado for 19 years studying under Mrs. Hideko Shoshu Watanabe. Ms. Naka currently teaches Chado at Hongwanji Mission School and Seikoan Tea House located at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi.


        AWARDS:

        These exhibition awards are generously sponsored by the Susan Rogers-Aregger Memorial Collage & Clay Foundation

        Contemporary Category

        Best in Show 1st prize - $500

        2nd prize - $300

        3rd prize - $200

          Traditional Category

          1st prize - $150

          2nd prize - $100

          3rd prize - $50

            Minor Category 

            1st prize 

            2nd prize 

            3rd prize 


              REGISTER


              Rules and Regulations

              CAMPOUT:

              Everyone firing or camping MUST register in advance with Hawaiʻi Craftsmen. Non-registered day visitors must pay a fee of $7.00 to Camp Mokulē‘ia at the front office upon arrival.

              Assigned Camping and Firing Areas:

              Each group will be assigned a camping area that is adjacent to their assigned firing area. Size and placement of areas is based on size of group. Every effort will be made to accommodate group requests. Kilns and pit fire containers must be elevated above the surface to minimize scorching the ground. Reduction barrels/cans must be elevated or placed on kiln shelving/bricks. All reduction material must be extinguished and disposed of in the dumpster.

              Parking:

              Overnight parking will be available to registrants in designated parking areas only. Each driver must obtain a car registration form from your group leader and display it in the window of each vehicle. Outside overflow parking is available on the highway adjacent to the camp.

              Loading and Unloading:

              NO vehicles will be allowed in the camping area. Unloading will be allowed from the parking lot and possibly through a gate at the far end of the grounds. Remember to bring carts and hand trucks for transporting gear.

              PLEASE FOLLOW THE CAMP TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

              • Front Gate opens daily at 7:00 am, closes at 8:00 pm for registered participants.

              • No alcoholic beverages.

              • No smoking. 

              • No loud noise after 10:00 pm. 

              • No pets allowed (except for registered service animals).

              • Do not build fires or cook on the grass. 

              • Keep fires away from trees and tents. 

              • No nails in trees.

              • Dispose of wash (and glaze) water in sinks at rest rooms; do not dump in the sand or ocean. 

              • Take all trash and bulky trash items to the dumpster throughout the weekend.


              EXHIBITION 

              Pre-fired bisque pieces made and glazed by the entrant, and fired at the event are eligible for entry. Only registered firing participants may enter the juried competition. If a collaborative piece is to be considered for the Raku juried exhibit, everyone who participated in making it must be a registered participant. Each registered participant must complete an entry form and may enter a total of four pieces, with one of the four entries being for the traditional tea ceremony category (i.e. tea bowl, waste water container, fresh water container, tea caddy, sweets dish, vase, etc.).

              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. 

              Extreme care will be taken in handling all artwork; however, Hawai‘i Craftsmen and the exhibition venue 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 and are subject to photographic reproduction for educational and publicity purposes. Artists are encouraged to offer their entries for sale, and 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.


              More Information

              If you have any questions, or would like to find out more about how to participate, contact the Raku Hoʻolaulea chair Valerie Yokohama at valerie.yokoyama@gmail.com, or contact Hawaiʻi Craftsmen at adminassist@hawaiicraftsmen.org.




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