April 2015

Hawaii Craftsmen Newsletter

'Aha Hana Lima 2015 Workshops

Thank you to visiting artists Boyd Sugiki and Lisa Zerkowitz of Two Tone Studios (glass), Sara Ransford (paper clay), Catherine Nash (fiber), and all who participated for helping to make the 'Aha Hana Lima 2015 workshop and lecture series a success! Photo albums will be posted in the near future; for now, please check out the Hawai'i Craftsmen Facebook page and the photos below. Boyd Sugiki was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with his high school glass blowing instructor Hugh Jenkins on the Big Island!

Hawaii Craftsmen Events

May 18 - 25: Raku Ho'olaulea with guest artists Charlie and Linda Riggs. Have you made your campsite/cabin reservation at Camp Mokule'ia yet

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. 

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. 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 at the Hawaii State Art Museum (HiSAM)


October 15 - November 18: 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. Dates are approximate; we'll update information on the ASJE 2015 page when final dates are set.

Hawaii Craftsmen Member Directory

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Hawaii Craftsmen Member News

Rick Mills, "The Spirit of Manoa"RICK MILLS, The Spirit of Manoa | Manoa Public Library Congratulations to Hawaii Craftsmen member Rick Mills, whose commissioned work of art for the Manoa Public Library was unveiled in March. 

BUD SPINDT, Ae'o | Mokapu Elementary School
Congratulations to Hawaii Craftsmen member Bud Spindt, whose commissioned work of art for Mokapu Elementary School was unveiled in March.Shigeru Miyamoto, "Whale Effigy" (detail)

More details on both of these newly unveiled works are in the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts April e-News, which also includes photos and a mention of Hawaii Craftsmen member Rochelle Lum at the Art at the Capitol event that took place on March 6th. Rochelle is just one of many Hawaii Craftsmen members whose work is in our State Legislature! Works on view this year include pieces by Jackie Mild-Lau, Charles Higa, Robert W. Butts, Shigeru Miyamoto, Esther Shimazu, May Izumi, and Francisco Clemente.

ART EXHIBITION: JACKIE MILD LAU, Not Just Kidding Around | The Gallery at Ward Centre

Maggie McCain, "Ships Ahoy"

ART EXHIBITION: MAGGIE MCCAIN, Ships Ahoy | TheWindow at ARTS at Marks Garage
The ARTS at Marks Garage gallery
April 1 - 30, 2015

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. An opening reception with the artists will be held at the gallery on Saturday, April 25, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. 

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. Preview reception Friday, April 24, 5:30 - 8:00 PM at Cedar Street Galleries (817 Cedar St., Honolulu). Show will be available online: www.cedarstreetgalleries.com

ART EXHIBITION: MAYA LEA PORTNER, Urbanophilia/Urbanophobia | Love and Fear of the City
The Catharine E.B. Cox Award Exhibition
Honolulu Museum of Art
June 11 - September 15, 2015

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

Calls to Artists

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 also 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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