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    • 01 Apr 2024
    • 18 Apr 2024
    • Downtown Art Center
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    Logo for Fiber Hawai'i 2024: In, Of, Or About Fiber

    This biennial exhibition encourages participation from artists in all media who wish to explore fiber-related work. In this case fiber as a media as well as fiber as an idea is encouraged. The juror also presents a slide lecture about their work or developments in the field, which is free and open to the public. 


    Exhibition 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 CraftHandwoven and ShuttleSpindle 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.

    Key Dates: (Full list is available on the Prospectus under "Exhibition Information"

    • April 18: Registration closes at 11:59 PM
    • April 28: Noon - 3 PM intake of artwork at DAC & 4 PM - 6 PM "Fiber Trails" lecture by Juror Cameron Taylor-Brown in DAC's middle gallery.
    • April 29: 3 PM - 6 PM pickup of artwork not accepted into the show
    • May 3: 5 PM Juror Walkthrough, 5:30 PM - 8 PM Opening Reception
    • June 1: Last day of show, closing reception 5 PM - 6 PM, and 6 PM takedown show and pick up work.


    Exhibition:

    Downtown Art Center, Honolulu, HI
    Friday, May 3 - Saturday, June 1


    Before registering for this event you are agreeing to the terms and conditions outlined in the prospectus.

    • 13 Apr 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuʻuanu Ave, Honolulu

    Glazed tea bowls loaded into our community kilns to be firedDuring the The HEART of Honolulu Street Festival in Chinatown, the public is invited to get “hands on” with raku in this family friendly activity! Participants get to glaze ceramic tea bowls under the direction of Hawai’i Craftsmen members, see them fired using the raku process, and take their finished tea bowls home that day. We will be setup outside of The ARTS at Marks Garage.


    Community Kiln volunteers taking tea bowls from a kilnSaturday, April 13, 10 am - 2 pm

    $15 per bowl, includes blank tea bowl, glaze, and raku firing.

    No reservation required, but supplies are limited, so come early!


    The HEART of Honolulu logo, a street festival in Chinatown


    • 03 May 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Downtown Art Center
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    This workshop is taught by Cameron Taylor-Brown and held in the Handweavers' Hui DAC classroom.

    Students will begin by briefly reviewing some images of Cameron’s artwork inspired by travel: Red Offerings (Bhutan), Colors of Gujarat (India) and Majestic Stone (Peru), and discuss the various techniques used to create the work.  

    Next, students will create a mixed media photo collage exploring these techniques - with layering of imagery, fabrics, stitching and yarns - starting with one of Cameron’s images or an image from their own journey.* The journey could be as far away as China or as close as your own backyard.


    “Reflections/North Lake #2, Eastern Sierra, CA”

    by Cameron Taylor-Brown, 2023

    Materials: linen, silk and paper yarns,

    silk and cotton fabric, wood and paint

    There is a materials fee of $15, and includes images printed onto cotton and silk organza cloth, a select amount of fabrics and yarns, stitch witchery, press cloths, and oil pastels. It is encouraged for students to place their fabric scraps and embroidery floss into a common pile for everyone to use.

    What to Bring:

    • $15 materials fee
    • Large and regular eye sewing needles
    • Sewing pins
    • Good scissors
    • Sewing thread and embroidery floss in a variety of colors
    • A variety of fabric scraps (translucent, opaque, patterned and/or solid)
    • A piece of stiff cardboard approximately 8” by 8"
    • Masking tape
    • Small amounts of yarns if you have some.
    • Snack and a drink (optional)


    $70 Members

    $80 Non Members

    This workshop is held in partnership between Hawai'i Craftsmen and Hawai'i Handweavers' Hui. Members of either organization may register for the event as a "Member."


    *If you want to use a photo from your travels, email Cameron a high resolution photo  by April 15. If the photo is not received, an image of Cameron's choosing from her travels will be provided.



    Instructor Bio:

    Cameron Taylor-Brown 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. Her website is www.camerontaylor-brown.com.



    Parking is available at nearby municipal parking lots.

    Chinatown Gateway Plaza off Bethel Street is connected to the DAC building. After parking take the elevator to the 2nd floor. Parking is credit/debit card only, and you pay with a ticket that you take at the entrance gate.

    Alternative parking is Mark's Garage, 22 S. Pauahi St. Parking is pay by phone with a QR code and only accepts credit/debit cards through the payment portal.

    Terms & Conditions

    Cancellations made prior to 14 days before the first day of the class will receive a full refund. Cancellations made less than 14 days prior to class will not be refunded unless there is someone on the waitlist who is willing to take the class.

    • 03 May 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • 31 May 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • HEART of Honolulu Street Festival

    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. 

    Friday, May 3, 6 - 8 PM, First Friday Opening Reception

    Friday, May 31, 6 - 8 PM, Final Friday Reception

    Raku Hoʻolauleʻa Exhibition 2024, May 1 - 31

    The ARTS at Marks Garage

    1159 Nuʻuanu Ave, Honolulu


    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.





HAWAII CRAFTSMEN IS SUPPORTED BY THE HAWAI’I STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS,  THE HAWAII COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, THE ATHERTON FAMILY FOUNDATION, THE COOKE FOUNDATION, THE MCINERNY FOUNDATION, THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, THE LAILA TWIGG-SMITH ART FUND, SEVERAL PRIVATE FAMILY FOUNDATIONS AND OUR MEMBERS

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