Thursday, March 21 - Sunday, March 24
12:00 noon - Load in and setup. The back gate will be open for unloading only
9:00 am - Jurying
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.
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.
EXHIBITION KEY DATES:
Friday, May 31, 6 - 8 PM
Saturday, June 1
Contemporary jurors: Don Ellis and Randy Brodnax
Traditional juror: Marilyn Sochi Naka
These exhibition awards are generously sponsored by the Susan Rogers-Aregger Memorial Collage & Clay Foundation
Best in Show 1st prize - $500
2nd prize - $300
3rd prize - $200
1st prize - $150
2nd prize - $100
3rd prize - $50
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.
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.
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.