• Newsletter July 2015

Hawaii Craftsmen News & Events
July 2015


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Raku Ho'olaule'a 2015

Congratulations to the Raku Ho'olaule'a 2015 exhibit award winners:

Virginia McGaraghan Award of Excellence
: Leihulu Greene, Turtlescape

1st Place Contemporary: Russell Wee, Reciprocal Red
2nd Place Contemporary: Jeff Chang, Spirit Warrior
3rd Place Contemporary: Faye Maeshiro, Darkness Descending 

Contemporary Honorable Mentions
Barbara Nickerson, Tea Time in the Fern Garden
Barbara Guidage, Ancient Times
Sue Emerson, Chloe’s Rock

1st Place Traditional: Ed Takahashi, Shigaraki Butter
2nd Place Traditional: Ed Higa, Speckled Red
3rd Place Traditional: Philip Markwart, Homage to Imbe II

Traditional Honorable Mentions
Valerie Onizuka-Yokoyama, Water Falling
Virginia McGaraghan, Drifting Condo
Lynn Eiko Wallenhorst, Moonlight on Golden Pond

1st Place Keiki: Ka’eo Wongbusarakum, Soaring High

Thanks again to all those who helped make Raku Ho'olaule'a 2015 a success! 

Letter from the Board President

Dear Hawai'i Craftsmen Members,

 For our 2015 Annual Statewide Juried Exhibit rumors abound that jurying will be done digitally through the CaFE website (www.callforentry.org). This is not the case. While this website is often used by art institutions for digital jurying, that will not happen for Hawaii Craftsmen’s annual exhibit. We would never allow your creative 3-dimensional artwork to be judged from a mere 2-dimensional image. As in all other years our juror, Dr Lowery Sims, will be traveling to four different locations to select the best artwork submitted for the 2015 exhibit. We will use the CaFE registration process, including imagery, to register your entries, but all jurying will done in person at an appropriate location on your island. The only exceptions are Lanai and Molokai. If you haven’t already, you will receive an ASJE 2015 prospectus explaining this process in more detail.

We are once again in need of a permanent Board Secretary. If you have an interest in joining Hawaii Craftsmen’s board as a board officer, the duties of the secretary are simple but important and they include:

  • Attend (or arrange for a substitute) monthly Board of Directors and yearly Annual Membership meetings to record official minutes
  • Certify to our financial institution (First Hawaiian Bank) that the signatures of Board Officers are current and accurate
  • Certify to Grantors and State of Hawaii agencies as needed, that signatories for official transactions are current and accurate.
  • Work with office management staff to ensure official minutes and records are appropriately maintained

Please consider helping out your all-volunteer Board of Directors by volunteering to fill this critical Board Officer and Executive Committee position. Let me know of your interest by emailing me at president@hawaiicraftsmen.org.


Mark White, Hawai'i Craftsmen Board President

Hawaii Craftsmen Event Calendar

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

October 27 - November 21: Honolulu Craftsmen Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition at the Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery with guest juror Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims, Curator Emerita, 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. Entries will be juried in person by Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims at an appropriate location on your island (with the exception of Lana'i and Molokai).

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 - 7:30 PM, free and open to the public, at the Honolulu Museum of Art School.

Hawaii Craftsmen Member News

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: Schaefer Portrait Challenge | HMA at First Hawaiian Center
June 10 - September 25

The Schaefer Portrait Challenge, a juried triennial open to residents of Hawai‘i, always pushes the boundaries"Birds of a Feather" painted quilt by Kathleen Kastles (detail) of portraiture. Previously on view at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, this traveling exhibit is now in downtown Honolulu.The fifth challenge features 55 portrait or self-portrait works by 54 artists from across the state, including Ingrid Fregeau, Sally French, Roberta Griffith, Lynn Weiler Liverton, and Mydock, selected by jurors Esther Shimazu of O‘ahu, Keith Tallett of Hawai‘i Island, and Sidney Yee of Maui. In addition to Maui, the jurors visited O‘ahu, Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i Island to select the final portraits from hundreds of entries.The works represent a wide variety of media and methods including paint, pastel, graphite, watercolor, stone, clay, wood, and mixed media. For more information on the Honolulu exhibit, please see the info on the Honolulu Museum of Art website

FEATURE ARTICLE | Inside the Artist's Studio: Maya Lea Portner
by Lesa Griffith, published on the Honolulu Museum of Art website
Jay Jensen, HoMA's curator of contemporary art, recently visited Maya Lea Portner in her studio to check on her progress for her upcoming exhibition, Urbanophilia/Urabanophobia. Read more on the Honolulu Museum of Art blog.

ART EXHIBITION: MAYA LEA PORTNER, Urbanophilia/Urbanophobia | Love and Fear of the City
June 11 - September 15, 2015 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

July 2 - October 25, 2015
Seven artists and one artist collective have been selected to participate in the Honolulu Museum of Art’s biennial Artists of Hawai‘i, including Maile Yawata.For more information, please visit the Honolulu Museum of Art exhibit information.
Honolulu Museum of Art
900 South Beretania St., Honolulu

WORKSHOP: DONNA SHIMAZU Viking Knit Chain | Honolulu Museum of Art School
This workshop covers making single and double knit Viking chains with metal wire. Finishing off and making simple clasps will be included. 2 Saturday sessions starting July 25. For more information, please visit the Honolulu Museum of Art School website.

WORKSHOP: ESTHER SHIMAZU Fat Dogs | Honolulu Museum of Art School

We will make small roly-poly hollow ceramic dogs using standard handbuilding techniques. These are a riff on Pre-Columbian terra cotta dogs but with some updating and more detail and humor. 3 weekend workshops starting August 1. For more information, please visit the Honolulu Museum of Art School website.

Job Opportunities

Honolulu Museum of Art has job listings for an Outreach Programs Manager, Collections Technician, Junior Graphic Designer and Marketing Assistant, and Security Officer. More information on their website: www.honolulumuseum.org

Bishop Museum has job listings for Director of Education, Special Exhibit Guide, Education Interpreter, and Gift Shop Staff. More information on their website: www.bishopmuseum.org

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.

37th Annual Commitment to Excellence Art Exhibition | Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce
Entry Dates:  Monday, August 3 & Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at the Honolulu Museum of Art School.
For more information, please visit hjcc.org.

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

Second Saturday @ HiSAM: A chairman and media volunteers are needed to work this wonderful one-day event for children and families. Hawaii Craftsmen will be putting on three different craft activities from 10am to 4pm at the Hawaii State art Museum on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Typical craft activities could include wood block sculpture building, bending wire sculptures, fiber weaving or even faux fossil printing. To volunteer, please send an email to Mark White at president@hawaiicraftsmen.org

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.


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