• Newsletter May 2015

May 2015

Hawaii Craftsmen Newsletter

A heartfelt thanks goes out to our fellowship of members for an encouraging response to our letter asking each and every member to own their organization and pitch in whenever possible. We now have a very capable secretary, treasurer, and another board member. We also had another dozen responses from members willing to help with our programs.

Our 50th anniversary will involve some extra committees and the persons to fill those positions. Keep up the good work, and don’t be a stranger!

Your HC Board of Directors

Hawaii Craftsmen Event Calendar

Raku registration and t-shirt pre-orders are now open!

Register online at www.hawaiicraftsmen.org/events, and pre-order t-shirts online at www.hawaiicraftsmen.org/shop. Please note that t-shirts are only available by pre-order and will be delivered to the campsite.

Raku Ho'olaule'a 2015 Prospectus and printable registration and t-shirt pre-order form available as a download here, or stop by the ARTS at Marks Garage gallery to pick one up.

Some of the donated sake cups are being sold to Paiko, a botanical boutique and coffee bar in Kaka'ako. Paiko uses them as pots for small succulents and cacti plants, and tags them with Hawaii Craftsmen information. If you have cups to donate to the Raku exhibit opening reception or for sale to Paiko, you can bring them to the Hawaii Craftsmen office in the ARTS at Marks Garage (1159 Nuuanu Ave., downtown/Chinatown) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12:00 - 5:00 PM (ARTS at Marks gallery hours).

May 18 - 25: Raku Ho'olaulea with guest artists Charlie and Linda Riggs, Camp Mokule'ia 

May 18: Wet Clay Demo with our guest artists, Charlie and Linda Riggs at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Ceramics Lab, 5:30 - 8:00 PM. Potluck at 5:30, followed by demo.

May 19: Slide Lecture by Charlie and Linda Riggs at the ARTS at Marks Garage gallery (1159 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu/Chinatown), 5:30 - 8:00 PM. Reception at 5:30, followed by lecture. Free and open to the public. 

May 24: Community Kiln at Camp Mokule'ia 12:00 - 4:00 PM. Glaze and fire your own tea bowl!

June 4 - 27: Raku Exhibit at the ARTS at Marks Garage gallery. Opening reception on Thursday June 4 from 5:30 - 8:00 PM. Gallery hours for the show will be Tuesdays - Saturdays 12 AM - 5 PM. 

September 12: Second Saturday with Hawaii Craftsmen at the Hawaii State Art Museum (HiSAM)

October 27 - November 21: Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition at the Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery with guest juror Lowery Stokes Sims, curator at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in NYC.

This year, registration and entries will be done through the CaFE website (www.callforentry.org), which requires artists to set up a CaFE account (free of charge) and then register for the exhibit with digital images of the artwork being submitted for consideration.

July 1: opening of registration

September 15: deadline for registration

October 27 - November 21: ASJE 2015 Exhibit at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. Opening reception on Tuesday, October 27 from 5:30 - 8:30 PM at the Honolulu Museum of Art School.

Hawaii Craftsmen Member Directory

While the Our Members directory to member webpages is viewable to the anyone who visits the Hawai’i Craftsmen website, the Member Directory is designed for members to be able to look up and message other members. Information is limited to what you as a member want to make available, and your privacy settings can be changed by logging in to www.hawaiicraftsmen.org (upper right corner - the username is the email address you use for your membership, and if you do not remember your password, click on “forgot password”). If you have trouble logging in, please contact our Office Administrator, John Friend (info@hawaiicraftsmen.org, 521-3282).

Hawaii Craftsmen Member News

"Toshiko Takaezu: Toward a New Island Modernism"
In this illustrated lecture, Leila Philip considers the work of Hawai’i-born, internationally-renowned ceramic artist, Toshiko Takaezu (1922 – 2011), whose work delved into spaces between cultures, artistic traditions, and gender roles. In her talk Philip will look at Takaezu and her work from a somewhat modernist framework, presenting her in light of artists such as Frida Kahlo, who rather than make a formal rupture with the past, worked to bring forward elements of the past as part of her work as an artist and artistic personae. Takaezu, like Kahlo, evoked an indigenous heritage, insisting that this blend of old and new be part of her work and identity as an artist. For more information, please see the Honolulu Museum of Art Event Calendar
Doris Duke Theater (Honolulu Museum of Art)
900 S. Beretania St.
Sunday, May 3, 5:00 PM
Free and open to the public

FEATURE ARTICLE: ESTHER SHIMAZU | The Missoulian, April 16, 2015
"Honolulu-based ceramic artist dispenses technical, career advice at UM"
Esther Shimazu did demonstrations, a workshop, and a lecture in Montana in April, sharing her wealth of knowledge, both technical and business: "She said she's found that people often have low expectations of artists, and so it's to the students' advantage to buck that stereotype and learn all the different aspects of their business: marketing, networking, punctuality, writing skills, cataloging their work and more."

ART EXHIBITION: Through the Artist's Eye | Volcano Art Center
The first-ever Volcano Art Center invitational exhibition focusing on the native plant and animal species and minerals found in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. This multimedia show features the selected works of Kate & Will Jacobson, Tommy Adkins, Clytie Mead, Mary Goodrich, Joseph Ruesing, Monika Mann, Esther Szegedy, Sarah Taylor Ko, Charlene Asato, and Glorianne Garza. Workshops, lectures, and demonstrations will be given by the artists.
Volcano Art Center Gallery
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
April 25 - May 31, 2015

ART EXHIBITION: Aloha Ho'omaluhia XXXL | Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden
Curated by Sarah E. Bremser, featuring artists David Behlke, Ka-Ning Fong, Philippe Gross, Linda Hutchinson, Linda Kane, Kloe Kang, Katherine Love, Toni Martin, Neghin Modavi, Marcia Morse, Diane Nushida-Tokuno, Joseph Stanton, Russell Sunabe, Sharon Sussman, and Elizabeth Train.
Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden Visitor's Center Gallery
45-680 Luluku Rd., Kaneohe
May 4 - May 29, 2015
Artists' Reception Sunday, May 3, 4:00 - 6:00 PM, poetry reading at 5:15 PM by Joseph Stanton

ART EXHIBITION: Point(s) of View | Cedar Street Galleries
Presented by Second Floor @ Cedar Street Galleries and diptyque Paris. Featuring artists Gina Bacon Kerr, Daven Hee, Debbie Young, Janet Kelly, Harinani Orme, Barbara Okamoto, and Mark Chai. Show will be available online: www.cedarstreetgalleries.com

ART EXHIBITION: KATHY TOSH With Spirit In Mind | Gallery on the Pali
Fiber and works on paper by Kathy Tosh. Artist reception Saturday, June 6, 5:00 - 7:00 PM.
Gallery on the Pali (First Unitarian Church of Honolulu)
2500 Pali Highway, Honolulu
June 1 - July 10, 2015

ART EXHIBITION: MAYA LEA PORTNER, Urbanophilia/Urbanophobia | Love and Fear of the City
Maya Lea Portner is being honored by the Honolulu Museum of Art as the 13th recipient of the Catharine E.B. Cox Award for Excellence in Visual Arts. Portner’s work is inspired by the abstraction of mapped land. For her exhibition titled Urbanophilia/Urbanophobia—Love and Fear of the City, she will create a sculptural installation based on aerial photographs of selected zip codes in Honolulu.
For more information, please visit the Honolulu Museum of Art event calendar.
Honolulu Museum of Art
900 South Beretania St., Honolulu
June 11 - September 15, 2015

Honolulu Museum of Art exhibit information
July 2 - October 25, 2015

Calls to Artists

Hawaii's Woodshow 2015 | Na La'au o Hawai'i

Hawai'i Forest Industry Association's 23rd Annual Statewide Juried Woodworking Exhibition
Prospectus available at hawaiiswoodshow.blogspot.com. Deadline for entry August 7, 2015.

Call for Applications: Honolulu MOCA Art in City Buildings for Waianae Police Station Replacement
The City and County of Honolulu Commission on Culture and the Arts desires to commission a work of art for the Waianae Police Station Replacement building, 85-939 Farrington Highway, Waianae, Hawaii 96792. One location has been designated to receive art. This request for proposals is open to all artists, or artist teams, qualified to work in the City and County of Honolulu. The budget for this project is $70,000.00. Application deadline is August 7, 2015. For more information, please visit CallForEntry.org

Volunteer Opportunities

Hawai'i Craftsmen is seeking board members (including officers) for 2015 and 2016. For more information, please contact Mark White, board President, at president@hawaiicraftsmen.org.

We're looking for volunteers to help organize and plan the Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition for 2015. Interested? Please contact program chair Barbara Thompson at barbarathompson@hawaiicraftsmen.org.


Office: 1159 Nu'uanu Ave., Honolulu HI 96817 (same entrance as ARTS at Marks Garage gallery)
Office Administrator: John Friend, info@hawaiicraftsmen.org, (808) 521-3282
Newsletter Editor: Mamiko K. Carroll, newsletter@hawaiicraftsmen.org
Board President: Mark White,

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