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Raku Ho'olaule'a 2018
SEPTEMBER 21ST - SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2018
Scott Young Wet Clay Demonstration
Raku Main Event
Hawai’i Craftsmen 51st Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition
Thank you for submitting your work to our 51st Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition. We’ve had a unprecedented number of entries this year and I wish I could thank each and every one of you for all that you do to keep the arts alive and well in Hawai’i. It’s your efforts and aloha that make this happen.
We are are busy preparing for intake, jurying, and our juror’s public lectures on Hawai’i Island, Maui, Kauai and O’ahu. For dates and times for your island, visit the prospectus: http://www.hawaiicraftsmen.org/page-1853256
51st Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition Chair
JOEY CHIARELLO, Pondering the Truth, 2013, Ceramic, underglaze, glaze, lusters, thorns, crystals, woodstain, polymer. HSFCA purchase from ASJE 2013
JONATHAN SWANZ, Merger: Gold and Shadow, 2015, Blown and silvered glass. HSFCA purchase from ASJE 2017, photo: Jeff Hawe
MARQUES MARZAN, Pāʻū ʻaha (cord skirt), 2017, Fiber (coconut rope). HSFCA purchase from ASJE 2017
ANNUAL STATEWIDE JURIED EXHIBITION GALLERY SPONSORSHIP AWARDS
We are VERY excited to announce 3 NEW awards for the Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition: Manoa Gallery, Cedar Street Galleries, and HISAM Museum Gallery Shop x Mori have all generously contributed to our new Gallery Award program!
This is a great example of local businesses giving back to the community and supporting Hawai’i Craftsmen artists. Mahalo nui to our Galley Award sponsors:
Second Saturday at HISAM
The project was mixed media sculptures loosely based on the Saturo Abe tree sculptures on display in the gallery. Artists if all ages had a great time creating unique sculptures. The event was facilitated by Liz Train with help from Myrna Spurrier and Gail Toma.
Is your work in an upcoming exhibit? Do you know of a lecture or event that might be of interest to our membership? Please let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 14th for inclusion in the next newsletter.
“HAWAII CRAFTSMEN CELEBRATES FINE CRAFT AS A VITAL AND ENRICHING PART OF CONTEMPORARY LIFE AND SUPPORTS THE CREATIVE GROWTH OF OUR MEMBER ARTISTS AND THE EDUCATION OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO THE VALUE OF THE CRAFTS.”
"FROZEN, FLOATING" BY MICHELLE SCHWENGEL-REGALA
307c KAMANI st
HONOLULU HI 96813
image provided by Michelle Schwengel-Regala
The BoxJelly and fishcake are excited to present "Frozen, Floating" by artist-in-residence, Michelle Schwengel-Regala, opening on Saturday, July 14th, 2018 and on view at least through October 13th, 2018. This exhibit is inspired by a recent trip to Antarctica as part of the National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists & Writers Program. The goal of the project was to give the public access to our planet's coldest and most remote ecosystem. Using familiar materials and techniques, Michelle depicts elements of her scuba diving experiences in sculptural form, while incorporating aspects that are exciting departures from previous works. A series of multiples interacting with a singular large piece make up the first component of this exhibit. Built to scale, this element represents a specific feature of the diving environment that she wants the audience to be able to visualize. A second component consists of a series of drawings. Over the last two years Michelle has been exploring a medium rarely used in modern times: metalpoint. Testing various materials for their functionality as drawing implements, this component is guided by a self-imposed directive #ifitmakesamarkdrawwithit. In this manner, she creates more small multiples demonstrating her experiments and sharing what she saw underwater.
From Mililani, Hawaii, Michelle is a science illustrator and fine artist who works in 2D and 3D, connecting the public with science through art. Her SciArt career began in college when a professor hired her as a science illustrator based upon her drawings produced to learn the various anatomies of her natural history subjects. Since then, she has illustrated many life forms in a range of media and worked on a diverse range of projects including technical science renderings, infographics, sculptures, and community art initiatives. Wool, metal, and paper have become her primary media, as she knits and crochets interpretations of science and nature.
Pau Hana Reception Friday, September 28th, 2018
5pm - 7:30pm
For more information or for interview requests with the artist, please contact email@example.com, phone 808.769.6921 or firstname.lastname@example.org phone 808.593.1231.
NATHAN LYNCH : NESTS
OCTOBER 1 – 19, 2018
UH MANOA ART BUILDING
Since 2009 ceramic artist Nathan Lynch has collaborated with MORELAB and Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge to design and fabricate nest modules that provide threatened seabirds interim breeding sites and shelters. In particular, the nests are designed to mitigate the impacts of burrow collapse due to erosion and mortality from nest predators. Lynch has designed 5 habitats to date. His most recent nests, designed for shearwaters, are being tested at Black Point, O‘ahu.
Lynch’s work offers an exciting and important example of multidisciplinary applied research between artists and scientists. He is faculty and Chair of the Ceramics Program at California College of the Arts in Oakland. As a sculptor and performance artist, Lynch has made collaboration and experimentation major components of his practice.
Tuesday, October 2
Special Events (free and open to the public)
3:00 – 3:30 pm Meet the artist (Commons Gallery)
3:30 – 4:30 pm ART + SCIENCE Panel Discussion (ART Auditorium)
• Gaye Chan: artist and Professor, UHM Department of Art + Art History
• Michelle Hester: executive director of Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge
• Nathan Lynch: artist and Professor, California College of the Arts
• Justin Walguarnery: Assistant Professor, UHM Department of Biology
HAWAII'S WOODSHOW 2018
HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART SCHOOL GALLERY
1111 VICTORIA ST, HONOLULU, HI 96814
Tuesday through Sunday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Buy Your Favorite Pieces!
This year all sales for Hawaii's Woodshow will be through our new online shop.
Aloha Hawaiʻi Island Artists,
The Three Mountain Alliance, the Hawai‘i Island Art Alliance, the Department of Land and Natural Resources Natural Area Reserves System and the Wailoa Center are proud to announce Hawai‘i Nei 2018, a juried art exhibition celebrating the native flora and fauna of Hawai‘i Island. Artists of all ages are invited to submit works of art highlighting the native plants, animals and habitats of our beloved island, our Hawai‘i Nei. Artwork will be displayed at the Wailoa Center from Nov. 2nd to Dec. 13th. All residents of Hawaiʻi Island are eligible to participate. Artwork in any medium or combination of media is welcome. All submissions must be original, feature a native species (endemic or indigenous) to Hawaiʻi Island, created in the past two years, and have not been previously shown in any other exhibition, gallery or website. The fall exhibition deadline will be here in no time! All entries are due on Oct. 12th by 8:59pm. Just a friendly reminder, registration is now open for both adult and youth entries. Keep in mind, all adult entries will be processed through a new registration platform called CaFE (www.callforentry.org).
• An online profile must be created to submit artwork along with an entry fee of $15 per piece.
• A photo of the artwork is required for registration (species screening and initial jury will be based on this photo).
• FYI, all pieces must be submitted at one time on Café.
• Saving entires and changes can be made prior to submitting, however once you click the submit button, changes can no longer be made until after jurying.
We appreciate your patience as we all become more familiar with this new online system. If youʻre having trouble registering your artwork, we will be offering a Kōkua Day on Sept. 26th at Wailoa Center from 10 am - 3 pm. Please contact us to set up an appointment.
Youth entries will be processed through a separate registration platform and are free of charge. A photo of the artwork is required for registration.
Initial jurying will take place on Oct. 13th. You will be notified by Oct. 15th if your artwork has been selected. Visit our website for more guidelines and to register http://www.hawaiineiartcontest.org/how-to-enter.html.
Help us spread the word about Hawaiʻi Nei! This show is a great opportunity for youth as well as up and coming artists. Please share this email with anyone who might be interested.
Me ka mahalo nui, The 2018 Hawaiʻi Nei Committee
"When taking her first ceramics class from Hawaiian-born and raised ceramic artist Toshiko Takaezu while a freshman at Princeton University, Connecticut native and retired University of Hawaii Maui College Associate Professor Jennifer Owen had no idea she would move to Hawaii and settle here.
That class did, however, guide her towards her life’s work.
“My love for ceramics prompted me to become an art history major,” explained Owen."
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“Mambo” -- Photo courtesy the artist
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Request for Hawaii Craftsmen Historical Documents
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MEMBERSHIP DRIVE COMMITTEE
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