Hawai‘i Craftsmen 2015
48th Annual Statewide
Juried Exhibition


see more pictures of last yearʻs event on our facebook page here

The Judy Pyle and Wayne Pitluck Award of Excellence, Sponsored by Judy Pyle and Wayne Pitluck, $1000

Mark White, Blue Bamboo

The George Ellis Award, Sponsored by The Timothy Y. C. Choy Fund of the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation, $500

Rachel Baker, Honu and Coral

The Paul Loo Memorial Award, Sponsored by Violet Loo, $500

Cudra Clover, Pocho (Section of a Man O War)

The Charles E. Higa Memorial Award, Sponsored by the Peter Drewliner Trust, $500

Carol Yotsuda, “They Said: Perpetuating Superstitions”

The Peter Drewliner Award, Sponsored by the Peter Drewliner Trust, $500

Chris Edwards, #55

The Carol Malcom Koga Emerging Artist Award, Sponsored by The Timothy Y. C. Choy Fund of the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation, $500

Ingrid Fregeau, Pacifica

The Pegge Hopper Award, Sponsored by Pegge Hopper Galleries, $250

Patricia Greene, Folie 

Merit Award in Ceramics Arts, sponsored by the Peter Drewliner Trust, $250

Theresa Heinrich, Geisha Reliquary

Merit Award in Fiber Arts, Sponsored by the Peter Drewliner Trust, $250

Ghislaine Chock, Grief

Merit Award in Glass Arts, Sponsored by the Peter Drewliner Trust, $250

Rick Strini, Adventures in Paradise Platter

Merit Award in Wood Arts, Sponsored by the Peter Drewliner Trust, $250

John Mydock, Shape Shifter

Merit Award in Metal Arts, Sponsored by the Peter Drewliner Trust, $250

David Kuraoka, Double Bronze

Merit Award in Mixed Media Arts, Sponsored by the Peter Drewliner Trust, $250

Louda Larrain, Little Red Riding Hood

Honorable Mention Award, Sponsored by Hawai’i Craftsmen, $100

Emily Dubois, Bamboo Drape

Mary Ann Leigh, Going, Going, …

Francisco Clemente, Untitled [Norfolk Pine]

Hawai‘i Craftsmen 2015
48th Annual Statewide
Juried Exhibition

Registration is Closed

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Please read this prospectus thoroughly, noting changes in registration process and deadlines.

Eligibility & Registration

Artists residing in Hawai’i are invited to enter traditional or non-traditional crafts with a fresh approach or point of view. The exhibition is open to functional and non-functional three-dimensional art in the categories of clay, fiber, glass, wood, metal, stone, and mixed media. Juror selected cash awards will be presented at the exhibition opening reception at the Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery on October 27, 2015. 

Online registration opens July 1, 2015 and closes September 29, 2015. Mail-in registrations will no longer be accepted. All participants will need to register their completed entries via the online system, called CaFE  (https://www.callforentry.org).  Artist profiles and image portfolios need to be created in CaFE prior to registering for the exhibition and all registration materials, including entry fees, digital images of artwork, and a 1-page artist statement, uploaded into CaFE in the designated formats. Each artist may submit a maximum of six entries. Only completed artwork registered online by September 29 will be accepted for jurying on the intake dates and locations designated herein. No new entries will be accepted at intake/jurying days. As in previous years, intake and jurying of physical artwork will take place on Hawai’i, Kauai, Maui, and O’ahu islands. THE USE OF CaFE IS FOR REGISTRATION PURPOSES. ONLY Molokai and Lana’i artworks will be juried online. 

See CaFE Help (www.CallForEntry.org/cafehelp.phtml) for instructions on how to prepare your digital images for uploading and how to use the site for exhibition registration. Participants may join Hawai’i Craftsmen before or during registration to take advantage of members’ entry fee discount. Participants without computer access should call their island representatives well in advance of the registration deadline for assistance.

Registration Deadline: September 29, 2015

Registration is closed

Entry Fees

Member Entry Fee:

$25 for the first two entries (with discount coupon code), $10 for each additional entry

Non-Member Fee:

$75 for the first two entries, $10 for each additional entry

Membership Dues:

Family: $65 (2 adults and children under 18 living at the same address) 

Individual: $48

Seniors (65 and older): $30

Student (with valid ID): $25

Oct. 27 - Nov. 20, 2015
Free for public viewing

Honolulu Museum of Art School, Main Gallery
1111 Victoria St. Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 532-8741

Gallery Hours:
Mon.-Sat. 10:00 am-4:30 pm
Sun. 1:00 pm-5:00 pm.

Opening Reception: 
Tue., Oct. 27, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Public Lecture by juror Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims:
Oct. 22 Thu, 5:00 pm-5:45 pm
Honolulu Museum of Art School (Linekona), Rm. 101

The Juror

Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims

We are excited to host this year’s juror, Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims, Curator Emerita of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. At MAD, Dr. Sims first served as the Charles Bronfman International Curator and then as the William and Mildred Ladson Chief Curator. She served also on the education and curatorial staff of The Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1972-1999 where she curated over 30 exhibitions. She also served as executive director, president and adjunct curator for the permanent collection at The Studio Museum in Harlem from 2000-2007. 

A specialist in modern and contemporary art, Sims is known for her particular expertise in the work of African, Latino, Native, and Asian American artists. Her dissertation, Wifredo Lam and the International Avant-Garde, 1923-1982, was published by the University of Texas Press in 2002. At MAD, Sims co-curated Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary (2008), Dead or Alive: Artists Respond to Nature (2010), and The Global Africa Project (2010-11). She curated Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design, which opened at MAD in March, 2013. In 2014, she curated the exhibitions Maryland to Murano: Neckpieces and Sculptures by Joyce J. Scott and New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America

Dr. Sims has lectured and guest curated exhibitions nationally and internationally. She was Visiting Professor at Queens College and Hunter College in New York City; A.D. White Professor at Large at Cornell University; Distinguished Professor in the Claire Trevor School of Arts at the University of California at Irvine; a fellow at the Clark Art Institute; and Visiting Scholar in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota. She also served on the selection jury for the World Trade Center Memorial in 2003-2004 and is on the board of the Tiffany Foundation as well as Art Matters, Inc.

Program Coordinators

Program Chair and O’ahu Island Representative: 

Barbara Thompson

Neighbor Island Representatives

Patti Pease Johnson and Evan Jenkins (Hawai’i Island) 
Carol Ann Davis (Kauai)
Arabella Ark (Maui)

Interested in volunteering ?

Please contact Board Vice President and Program Chair 
Barbara Thompson at

Invited Artists

Each year Hawai‛i Craftsmen recognizes members who represent various media with their excellent work and who have made great contributions to the Hawai‛i art community at large. This year, the Hawai‛i Craftsmen Board of Directors has invited the following artists to participate as honored guests in the annual exhibition:

Joey Chiarello (Ceramics)

Michael Mortara (Glass)

Sharon Doughtie (Wood)

Hawai‘i Island Intake & Jurying

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Intake: 10:00 am-12:00 pm,
Jurying: 12:00-2:00 pm
Juror’s Lecture: 2:00-2:45 pm
Artwork pickup: 3:00-4:00 pm

Hawai‘i Museum of Contemporary Art
Theater Room, 141 Kalakaua St. Hilo, HI 96720


Patti Pease Johnson
pattij3@hawaiiantel.net, (808)966-8861

Evan Jenkins
epj@hawaii.edu, (808)640-0283 

Kaua‘i Intake & Jurying

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Intake: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Jurying: 2:00-4:00 pm 
Juror’s Lecture: 5:00-5:45 pm
Artwork pickup: 6:00-9:00 pm 

Galerie 103
2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka Rd #4, Koloa, HI 96756


Carol Ann Davis
carolanndavis@hawaii.rr.com, (808)639-1936 

Maui Intake & Jurying 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 

Intake: 2:00-4:00 pm
Jurying: 5:30-6:30 pm,
Artwork pickup: 7:15-7:30 pm
Juror’s Lecture: 6:30-7:15 pm

University of Hawai‘i-Maui College
Heona Fine Art Building 
310 Ka‘ahumanu Ave, Kahalui, HI 96732


Arabella Ark
arabella@arkceramics.net, (808)344-3885, (808)248-4890

O‘ahu Intake & Jurying

Wednesday, October 21 - Thursday, October 22, 2015 

Oct. 21, 6:00-9:00 pm & Oct. 22, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Jurying: Oct. 22, 2:30-4:30 pm
Juror’s Lecture: Oct. 22, 5:00-5:45 pm 
Artwork pickup: Oct. 22, 6:00-9:00 pm

Post-exhibition artwork pickup: Nov. 20, 4:30-8:00 pm 

Honolulu Museum of Art School
Main Gallery, 1111 Victoria St. Honolulu, HI 96814


Barbara Thompson, barbarathompson@hawaiicraftsmen.org, (808)256-8120

Lana‘i and Molokai Entries

Artwork from Lana‘i and Molokai will be juried online only after registration on CaFE (www.CallForEntry.Org) closes on September 15.

Submissions received after the September 15 deadline will not be considered. Accepted artworks will be announced via email on October 19. 

Shipping Procedures

Artists from neighbor islands are responsible for shipping their accepted artwork to the Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery with delivery no later than October 23, 2015. Late arrivals or entries that pose a shipping problem may not be accepted. Artists maintain sole responsibility for the timely delivery of their artwork to the gallery. To ensure successful return shipment, artwork must be accompanied by a completed return-shipping label with weight and dimensions clearly indicated. Shipping information will be provided online during registration for the annual exhibition via CaFE or contact your neighbor island chairperson for further information on shipping methods, mailing labels, required forms, and packing instructions. Entries must be packed in a sturdy, reusable container that is movable by two people and fits through standard doorways. Artists must make additional arrangements for delivery and pick-up of extremely large or heavy entries needing special handling. Ship artwork to: 

Honolulu Museum of Art School, Main Gallery
c/o Hawai‘i Craftsmen
1111 Victoria St.
Honolulu, HI 96814

Hawai‘i Craftsmen will be responsible for return shipping, including insurance damage protection of a value up to $150 per piece with no exceptions for additional liability. If desired, artists can provide supplemental insurance or may make alternative shipping arrangements. Return shipping carriers, including USPS, UPS, FedEx, or Young Brothers, will be chosen at the discretion of the Hawai‛i Craftsmen Board of Directors. 

Display Conditions & Regulations

All entries must be of original design and created independently within the last two years. Works previously shown at the Honolulu Museum of Art School or previously displayed in a juried exhibition on O‛ahu are not eligible. The installation committee will install the artwork. Entries that pose installation problems may not be accepted or, if accepted, the artist may be required to help install the work. All entries submitted for display are at the owner’s risk. Care will be taken in handling of artwork but neither Hawai‛i Craftsmen nor the Honolulu Museum of Art School will assume responsibility for loss or damage to works submitted, no matter how such damage might have been sustained, beyond the above-stated $150 liability limit.

Accepted works must remain in the exhibition for the length of the show. We encourage artists to offer their accepted entries for sale. Sales commission for Hawai‛i Craftsmen members is 40%; for non-members it is 50%. All work is subject to photographic reproduction for educational and/or publicity purposes. For each accepted entry, O‘ahu artists will be asked to sit the show for one shift, find a substitute, or pay a $30 sitter’s fee per shift. An artist who does not show up at the designated time for his/her shift will be required to pay a $50 no-show fee. Neighbor island artists are responsible for shipping their work one way in lieu of sitting the exhibition. Entrants must agree to all terms in order to participate.


Hawai‘i Craftsmen is partially sponsored by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts; the Hawai‘i Community Foundation; the McInerny Foundation; the Atherton Family Foundation; and our members. Mahalo to our award sponsors: Judy Pyle and Wayne Pitluck; The Timothy Y.C. Choy Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation; Violet Loo; and Pegge Hopper Gallery. Thanks also to the Honolulu Museum of Art School, O’ahu; Galerie 103, Kaua’i; Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art, Hawai‘i Island; and University of Hawai‘i—Maui College Art Program, Maui. Hawai‘i Craftsmen is a 501(c)(3) volunteer organization supported by members, donations, and charitable grants. Please support our fundraising efforts. Your contributions are completely tax deductible.


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