Hawai'i Craftsmen
News & Events

July 2016

Message from the President

Aloha Member,

We’re smack in the middle of a busy Hawaii Craftsmen year.  If you haven’t yet, come by The Arts at Marks Garage to see the 40th Annual Raku Exhibit.  Its great!  Don’t forget we’ll be hosting First Friday at Marks Garage on Friday, July1st featuring Raku artists, firing and wet clay demonstrations.  We could use some help and you should come and see the fun anyway!  Then in August we host another bi-annual Fiber Hawaii Exhibit—“In Of or About Fiber,” juried by Glen Kaufman.  You don’t have to be a fiber artist to enter!  You can create art in any media using a strong fiber aspect or motif and you too might be exhibited!


Mark White

President, Hawaii Craftsmen

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 tanyah@hawaiicraftsmen.org if interested in participating.

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

The Window at The ARTS at Marks Garage

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 info@hawaiicraftsmen.org or (808) 521-3282, or read about it here: hawaiicraftsmen.org/window 

Members exhibits

Ho‘omau: The Perpetuation of Kapa

Hawai'i State Art Museum
250 South Hotel St., Second Floor
Honolulu, HI

The newest exhibition at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum showcases kapa (Hawaiian barkcloth) and related works from the Art in Public Places Collection. Ho‘omau: The Perpetuation of Kapa features 14 works by the following kapa practitioners and artists: Pam Barton, Kau‘i Chun, Pualani Lincoln Maielua, Philip Markwart, Juliette May Fraser, Marie McDonald,  Lisa Schattenburg-Raymond, Dalani Tanahy, and Viliami Toluta‘u.

Voyaging: A Themed Exhibition

Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center
2841 Baldwin Ave, Makawao, HI 96768
NOW - July 28th

Jurors: Janet Chun & Tony Walholm   
Open Daily 9am - 4pm    

You do not want to miss this exhibition! Explore the concept of "Voyaging"- going on a long journey in the spirit of exploration - as you view artwork by local artists in a variety of media. Experience the artists' interpretations of moving through space, transitioning, wandering, and passing from one place to the next. Visit the gallery to see his spectacular show for yourself! Visit facebook.com/hui.noeau to view featured artwork and artists throughout the exhibition, Including ASJE Invited Artist Derek Bencomo and Hawaii Craftsmen member Mary Ann Leigh.  

Please submit Member exhibit information to newsletter@hawaiicraftsmen.org

Second Saturday

SECOND SATURDAY FESTIVITIES in Honolulu’s Downtown-Chinatown July 9th, 11 am to 4pm This Saturday, downtown/Chinatown kicks off its Second Saturday celebrations! Featuring these activities: • Summer Cinema Series at NextDoor • Psychic readings & culinary tours at Louis Pohl Gallery • Nu’uanu Ave & Bethel Street Sidewalk Sales (mauka of Pauahi Street) • Art Off the Wall Tours at the Hawaii State Art Museum Second Saturday is a daytime, family event dedicated to promoting the cultural, artistic and culinary richness of downtown Honolulu, from the Capitol District to historic Chinatown. Area museums, stores and entertainment venues will take turns presenting special activities to entertain on these dates. Saturday municipal parking is a $3.00 flat rate all day!!! 

Calls to Artists

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 info@hawaiicraftsmen.org 
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, info@hawaiicraftsmen.org, (808) 521-3282
Newsletter Editor:  newsletter@hawaiicraftsmen.org
Board President: Mark White, president@hawaiicraftsmen.org

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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