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August 2016

Message from the President

Aloha Members:

Fiber Hawaii!  Yes, its time for another great biennium Fiber Hawaii exhibit: “In, Of, Or About Fiber” is the theme again this year.  You don’t have to be a fiber artist to enter.  Just create something in, of, or about fiber and you’ll be eligible.  Other groups have great fiber exhibits but none have the unique Hawaii Craftsmen flare and diversity that you’ll see at the Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery (Linekona) Opening August 23rd until September 10th.  Registration, intake and jurying day is Saturday August 20 with guest juror Glen Kaufman.  Be sure to attend his slide lecture that same day at 5pm at Linekona, plus you’ll want to be part of his exhibit walk-though during the opening reception on the 23rd.  See you there!

Mark White

In, Of, or About Fiber
Tuesday August 23rd-Saturday September 10th

Public Lecture by juror Glen Kaufman "Installation"
Saturday August 20th 5pm-6pm
Opening Reception Fibermorphic Fashion Show
Tuesday August 23rd 5:30pm-8pm

Join us for a walk-through of the exhibit with our Juror at 5:00 pm.
Programming for the evening will include ‘Fibermorphic Fashion Show’, the 2nd wearable art fashion show featuring Hawaii fiber artists and fashion designers. Show starts at 7:00 pm.

This exhibit will feature works “in, of or about” fiber art. Entrants may use any media as long as it incorporates a fiber or textile technique or sensibility. Woven glass, clay or wire, handmade paper, traditional weaving, batik, and fabric painting are some possible techniques that would be eligible. Photography, traditional paintings or prints would generally not be acceptable.

Fibermorphic Fashion Show Call to Artists

We are looking for artists and designers to create pieces as well as performers to model the creations. Models should have a background in dance and/or improv. Artists and performers will transform ordinary materials into moving, fluid works of art. Use of traditional store-bought fabric is discouraged, but do keep in mind they will be worn and performed in. Show will be during the opening reception of our biennial Fiber Hawaii exhibition.

Email if interested in participating.

Volunteers needed for the Fiber Hawaii exhibit

In particular we need people to help on:

Saturday, August 20 4:00-6:30 Reception for the juror lecture - one person to purchase simple refreshments, serve and clean up afterwards

Saturday, August 20 6:30-8:00 Return of not accepted entries - need two or three more people

Sunday August 21 and  Monday August 22 all day Installation helpers - need three - six more people

Tuesday August 23 Reception Helpers Needed- six to eight people to prep and serve and clean up

Sunday September 11 10AM-1PM- Take down exhibit, return artwork, clean up - need three - six people

contact to Volunteer 

49th Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition

October 25 - November 13, 2016

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


Hawai’i Craftsmen invites artist submissions to the 2016 annual exhibition of Hawai’iʻs finest craft arts. This yearʻs juror is Emily Zilber, Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Mandatory entry registration on CaFE

September 1 - October 1, 2016

Artwork intake, jurying, & juror lectures

Hawai‘i Is.: Oct.16

Maui: Oct. 17

Kaua‘i: Oct. 18

O‘ahu: Oct. 19-20

Molokai & Lana‘i: online only

Opening reception and awards ceremony to be held at the Honolulu Museum of Art School on O‘ahu, Oct. 25, 5:30-7:30 pm.


Invited Artists:

Derek Bencomo

Bill & Sally Worcester

Daven Hee

Hawaii Craftsmen 50th Anniversary Strategic Partnerships


Help us celebrate Hawaiʻi Craftsmen’s 50th Anniversary Year. In an effort to support an increased presence of fine craft programs during the year we are seeking partnerships with other art and fine craft organizations and community art centers, groups, and galleries. We hope that you will see the mutual benefits of these Strategic Partnerships and ideally we can begin an on-going working relationship to mutually support and promote Hawaii’s fine craft artists working primarily in functional and non-functional 2- and 3 dimensional art in clay, fiber, glass, wood, metal, stone, and mixed media.

We are accepting proposals for exhibits, art events, and workshops. 

Our over-arching goal is to celebrate and promote public art exhibitions, art displays, and events featuring fine craft arts and artists and by supporting artists working in clay, fiber, glass, wood, metal, stone, and mixed media through formal and informal workshops and educational opportunities. 

We consider this a fine way to celebrate 50 years of fine crafts in Hawaiʻi and we look forward to receiving an application from you at least 3 months in advance of your planned project. We are hopeful that together we can increase the appreciation and support of fine craft art throughout the state and beyond!

More Information HERE

The Window at The ARTS at Marks Garage

Terry Savage
Fused Glass  

August 2016

Years ago I worked in clay which eventually led me to create larger handmade paper casts from molds I made from clay pieces.  Back then, I wanted to engage the viewer in thinking about the origins or inspiration of my stele-like forms and fragments that were inspired by objects I’d contemplated over the years in museums and historic sites. 

My subsequent non-linear career path led me away from making things, to helping others create art.  But I never stopped being an artist…I just took a 30 year sabbatical.  Fast forwarding a few decades, I resumed making objects in earnest several years ago, this time primarily in fused glass.  I love the way light passes through glass pieces, sometimes casting colorful shadows on surfaces behind them, and the interplay between colored and patterned shapes within them.  Some designs are inspired by maps which have fascinated me throughout my life.  I also incorporate floating and biomorphic forms in my pieces derived from organic shapes found throughout the natural world.  

TheWindow @ ARTS at Marks | TheWindow is an exhibition space within the ARTS at Marks gallery in downtown Honolulu, available for use by Hawai'i Craftsmen members at no charge. For more information, please contact or (808) 521-3282, or read about it here: 

For Sale

10 cuft West Coast brand, gas kiln for sale. $2000.  Stands about 6'x4'x4' with 6 bottom burners (natural updraft). takes 2 - 12x24" kiln shelves. Great condition for a kiln made in the mid-90s… soft brick in really good shape. I figure it would cost about $700 to move it on a flat-bed truck. Easy to load from my home in Waialua. For more info & pics, contact Bob at 223-8482 or email at -

I also have shelves/posts  and a 100gal. propane tank that are for sale at a reduced price with the kiln. 

Members Exhibits

New Space – Fresh Paint
July 9 – October 1

Galerie 103
2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka Koloa HI 96756
808 742 0103 | 808 652 0712

Featured Artists:  Tom Lieber, contemplative paintings; David Kuraoka, ceramic & bronze sculptures
“Changing Light: Presence of Absence” by Bruna Stude
Group Exhibition in celebration of Galerie 103’s first year anniversary in new upstairs gallery:  Chris Atkinson, A. Kimberlin Blackburn, Doug Britt, Kathleen Adair Brown, Margaret Ezekiel, Sally French, Karen Gally, Roberta Griffith, Ben Kikuyama, Deyana Mielke, Wayne Zebzda

Art Lunch
Tuesday August 30
New Generation Feather Lei Artist
Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
250 S. Hotel St 2nd Fl
Honolulu, HI 96813

Boris Kekaiuluikahikina Huang will share stories of his feather-working experiences and demonstrate his approach to the artform. An apprentice of the late renowned Hawaiian Feather Lei Master, Aunty Mary Lou Kekuewa, Boris creates original lei hulu patterns with techniques that are rooted in  traditional Hawaiian practices, and also reflect the influence of his own native Taiwanese heritage. Art Lunch is held from12 noon to 1:00 pm. in the museum's multipurpose room on the first floor.

August 19 through October 18
Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture
78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy., Holualoa, HI 96725

Big Island ceramic artists Kate and Will Jacobson have successfully worked together for decades to perfect their art and craft. As a result, they recognize that synergy between artists can result in an alchemy unattainable by a solitary artistic effort. 

When asked by DMAC to curate a ceramic exhibition, it is no surprise that the Jacobsons proposed a new twist to a traditional show asking artists working in clay to pick an artist with whom to collaborate. The symbiosis of ceramists with other ceramic artists and artists working in other media will be the focus of this exciting exhibition, in the gallery space August 19 through October 18. 

Join us for opening night on Friday, August 19 at 6:00 pm  

Free Event - Please bring a potluck dish to share

Please submit Member exhibit information to


Second Saturday

Discover Art

The ARTS at Marks
  • Saturday, August 13, 2016
  • 11:00am  2:00pm

Every second Saturday, the Creative Arts District presents "Discover Art" to feature artists and performers, stationed around the Chinatown community, to offer art classes, demonstrations and lessons. Activities will be interactive and geared toward children and families. Activities will include drawing, painting, music, dance, and theatre. 

Tools of the Trade

Shipping artwork internationally ? Simple guide HERE

Small Business Fair Offers Free Business Classes and Exhibition

Honolulu Community College will host the Summer 2016 Hawai'i Small Business Fair. The free one-day event will feature workshops and exhibitors from federal, state and local agencies and non-profit organizations. 

The Summer 2016 Small Business Fair
Saturday, August 6, 2016   7:30 AM- 1:00 PM

Attendees will enjoy a wide range of workshop topics to include: Government Contracts: How to Get Certified; Developing a Business Plan; Websites; HR Issues for Small Business; and Financing Options, to name a few. One-on-one business counseling will be provided by SCORE.

This fair is made possible by event participants: Honolulu Community College, DBEDT, Business Action Center, the Hawaiʻi Small Business Development Center, Internal Revenue Service, Leeward Community College, State Department of Transportation, and SCORE. 

More information HERE

Daisy Lum Kurashige

Daisy L. Kurashige passed away peacefully on Friday, June 10, 2016 at the age of 100. Born in Honolulu and an alumna of the University of Hawaii-Manoa, she lived a life full of good memories and accomplishments as a teacher, artist, community volunteer, and not least a wife and mother.  After obtaining a Master of Education from Columbia University in New York, she worked as a high school teacher in Kona where she met her husband, Dr. Wilfred H. Kurashige.  With two daughters, the family settled in Honolulu where her husband practiced as a dermatologist.  In Honolulu Daisy was an elementary school teacher but after several years returned to the University of Hawaii-Manoa to study Ceramics.  This became the center of her work and passions for the rest of her life.  Her artworks are included in Hawaii museum collections, and in the late 1960ʻs she opened the art gallery Daisy in Kapahulu to promote crafts and local artists. She was a founding member of Hawaii Craftsmen.

Calls to Artists
Rochester Contemporary Art Center 6x6x2017 call for entries is open ! More information HERE

Ceramics of Hawai‘i
The first statewide juried exhibition of ceramic art in Hawai‘i
Presented by: Hawai‘i Potters’ Guild
Juror: David Kuraoka
Honolulu Museum of Art School, Linekona Gallery
17 December 2016 - 8 January 2017


We'd love your help! The board members and committee chairs take the leadership role in planning activities, and they need committee members who can meet regularly and help them with the details of their projects such as …

Events, Receptions

Fundraising and community outreach

• Sales - large and small throughout the year
• Raku – selling tea bowls, t-shirts, silent auction, etc. PR and Promotional activities • Organize community displays of members work • Follow up press releases with phone calls and personal meetings.

Hospitality/Hospitality Chairperson to coordinate the following activities:

• Help with receptions (slide lecture, or opening receptions) • Host a visiting artist in your home • Spend the morning, afternoon, evening with a guest artist • Provide leis for our guests, award winners and other VIPs at our events  

Winter/Spring - 'Aha Hana Lima committee member

Winter/Spring - Fundraising Dinner and Art Sales

Summer/Fall - Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition

Late Fall, Alternate Years - Fiber Hawai'i exhibition

Spring/Summer – Raku Ho'olaule'a

If you are interested in volunteering, send us an email at 
or visit us on our website HERE

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Contribute to Hawai'i Craftsmen

Through the generous support of government, private foundations and individual donors, Hawai‘i Craftsmen has been able to continue to provide our community with successful programs. However, grants vary considerably from year to year and have recently been reduced significantly. Grants do not cover growing administrative costs such as rent, insurance and accounting expense or replacing aging office equipment such as computers and printers.    

Funding and cash flow remain the biggest challenges. We have a home in the Arts at Marks Garage but we must pay rent and our administrative costs, while moderate by industry standards, are increasing.

Your involvement is vital to continue to make Hawai'i Craftsmen a success. We are increasingly dependent on individual contributions to improve member services and to cover basic office operations. Your contribution to Hawai‘i Craftsmen, in any amount, is critical to our future and tangibly recognizes the value of our programs. We welcome all contributions and suggestions for guaranteeing our future financial sustainability and more years of serving the Hawai'i art community.

Mahalo for your support!



Office: 1159 Nu'uanu Ave., Honolulu HI 96817 
Office Administrator: John Friend,, (808) 521-3282
Newsletter Editor:
Board President: Mark White,

Hawaii Craftsmen is supported by the Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Hawaii Community Foundation, Atherton Family Foundation, the Cooke Foundation, the McInerny Foundation, several private family foundations and you, our members. 


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