AUGUST 30, 2019 – OCTOBER 4, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION AND AWARDS CEREMONY: SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 6:30-8:30 PM
ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS: MONDAY, JULY 15
HAWAI‘I ISLAND INTAKE: THURSDAY, AUGUST 15
Call to Artists
EMERGING AND ESTABLISHED ARTISTS FROM ACROSS THE STATE ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT UP TO SIX COMPLETED ARTWORKS FOR JURYING.
Eligibility To Enter
Artists residing in Hawaii are invited to enter traditional or non-traditional crafts. The exhibition is open to residents of Hawai’i for artworks in the categories of clay, fiber, glass, wood, metal, stone, and mixed media. Entries must be of original design and created independently within the last two years. Artworks previously included in juried exhibitions on Oahu or displayed in any Honolulu Museum of Art School exhibition are ineligible. Juror selected cash awards will be presented at the exhibition opening reception and awards ceremony.
Registration fees for Hawai’i Craftsmen members are $25 for the first two entries, $10 for each additional entry up to 6.
Hawai’i Craftsmen membership must be active through October 4, 2019 to enter. Membership fees are: $50 individual, $30 senior, $25 student, $75 family, $2,500 lifetime.
Visit http://www.hawaiicraftsmen.org/membership to create or renew your Hawai’i Craftsmen membership prior to registering.
Juror Emily Zaiden, Director and Curator, Craft in America Center
Emily Zaiden, Director and Curator, Craft in America Center, Los Angeles, CA
After completing an M.A. at the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture and a B.A. from UC Berkeley in American Studies and Italian, Zaiden served as Research Associate to the Decorative Arts department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Prior to becoming Craft in America Center Director in 2010, she was a research editor for Architectural Digest and she consulted for private collections and institutions focusing on American and European decorative arts, material culture, architecture and design.
THE CHARLES E. HIGA MEMORIAL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - $1,000.00
THE PAUL LOO MEMORIAL AWARD - $500.00
THE HISAM MUSEUM GALLERY SHOP X MORI BY ART + FLEA AWARD - $250.00
THE CEDAR STREET GALLERY AWARD - $250.00
MERIT AWARD IN CERAMIC ARTS - $250.00
MERIT AWARD IN METAL ARTS - $250.00
THE SAYOKO KAY MURA STUDENT AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE - $100.00
Hawai’i Hands: State of the State
Emily Zaiden, Director and Curator of the Craft in America Center, is curating a selection of exceptional work from each of the Hawai'ian Islands to be featured during the exhibition.
Top row: Chenta Laury, Maui; David Kuraoka, Kaua’i; Gregory Paul, Hawai’i Island; Jonathan Swanz, O’ahu. Bottom row: Terry Klerlein, Moloka’i; Patricia Gorelangton, O’ahu; Marques Hanalei Marzan, O’ahu; Vince Cabanilla, Lana’i
Registration opens Monday, July 15 and closes Sunday, August 11, 2019. Registration of artworks will be only be accepted online. Mail-in registrations and walk in entries are ineligible. New or altered entries will not be accepted after the registration closing deadline.
MOLOKAI AND LANAI
No intake; online jurying only. Accepted artworks will be announced via email by August 17.
Thursday, August 15
Co-chairs: Suzanne Wang and Kirsten Eberly
Friday, August 16
Saturday, August 17
Location: Kaua’i Society of Artists
Intake: Sunday, August 18, 3:00 - 8:00 pm
Jurying: Monday, August 19 and Tuesday, August 20, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
FOR MORE INFORMATION: WWW.HAWAIICRAFTSMEN.ORG
The installation committee will install all accepted artworks. Entries that pose an installation problem may be rejected or require the artist’s assistance. Artists with extremely delicate or unwieldy entries must make separate arrangements for delivery, handling, and pick-up of their artwork. 2-D entries shall not exceed 5’ h x 7’ w; 3-D entries shall not exceed 6‘ h x 6’ w x 6’ d. Entries exceeding 250 lbs. or requiring more than 2 people to handle are subject to approval by the exhibition chair. Care will be taken in handling all artwork; however, Hawaiʻi Craftsmen and the Honolulu Museum of Art School assume no responsibility for loss or damage to art works on display or in transit beyond $50 liability limit no matter how such damage may have been sustained. All accepted entries will be displayed at the owner’s risk.
Accepted entries must remain in the exhibition for the show’s duration and are subject to photographic reproduction for educational and publicity purposes. Artists are encouraged to offer their entries for sale. Hawaiʻi Craftsmen will retain a sales commission of 40%.
Oahu artists are required to sit one shift per accepted piece during the show, find a substitute, or pay a $30/shift sitter’s fee. Artists failing to show up for their designated shift must pay a $50 no show fee.
Entrants must agree to all terms stated in the prospectus and online registration to participate.
Artists from neighbor islands are responsible for shipping their accepted artwork to the Honolulu Museum of Art School with delivery no later than Wednesday, August 21. Late arrivals, oversized art works, and entries that pose a shipping or handling problem may not be accepted. Shipping information and labels will be provided to accepted artists on the day of jurying. Artists from Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i are eligible for shipping subsidies up to $75. Please contact your neighbor island chairperson for further information.
Ship all accepted artwork to:
Honolulu Museum of Art School, Main Gallery, c/o Hawaiʻi Craftsmen
Are you new to this exhibition? Read our FAQs!
THE VISIBLE HAND: HAWAI‘I CRAFTSMEN STATEWIDE EXHIBITION
AUGUST 30, 2019 – OCTOBER 4, 2019
HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART SCHOOL GALLERY
HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK?
Applying to this exhibition is a 2 step process. First, you register online. Then you bring your artwork in to be juried. We jury all artwork in person (with the exception of Moloka’i and Lana’i).
1. Check your membership status. If you are already a Hawai’i Craftsmen member, make sure you are current through October 4, 2019. If you are not a member then you can either join Hawai’i Craftsmen to receive the discounted registration price ($25), or continue as a guest and pay the non-member price ($75).
2. Submit up to six pieces online through our event registration form. You will need your: contact information, artwork titles, artwork dimensions, artwork prices, and a photo of each piece.
3. Pay the entry fees.
Registration is open from July 15 - August 11. If you are new to this, give yourself a little extra time to work through any issues. We can’t accept any registrations after August 11.
1. Bring your registered artwork to drop off location on the date and times listed in the prospectus
2. Pick up your artwork after the jurying on the dates and times listed in the prospectus. This is when you will find out if your work was accepted.
3. Consider attending the free public lecture by the juror, held in the same location.
If your work is not accepted, don’t feel bad! Seriously, it happens to everyone and is not a judgement on the quality of your work. The juror is tasked with putting together a cohesive exhibition that represents all of the islands and a variety of media. Not every great piece gets accepted.
If your work is accepted on one of the neighbor islands, you must pay for shipping to O’ahu, and we will pay for shipping back to you when the exhibition closes. Shipping instructions will be provided at artwork pickup.
ARE YOU USING CaFE?
Not this year. Based on member feedback, online registration will be through hawaiicraftsmen.org
ARE THE IMAGES USED TO JUDGE THE ARTWORK?
No. We use them for administrative purposes. Although great quality images are recommended, they are not required. Only Moloka’i and Lana’i are juried online.
DO I HAVE TO APPLY ONLINE?
Yes, although there are many ways to get help with this and we are happy to do it! No shame! Contact your island chairperson. You can find their contact information in the prospectus.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Registration fee for Hawai’i Craftsmen members is $25 for the first two entries, $10 for each additional entry up to 6. Registration fee for non-members is $75 for the first two entries, $10 for each additional entry up to 6.
Hawai’i Craftsmen Membership fees:
- Individual Membership $50
- Senior-65 and older $30
- Student-full time, proof of status needed $25
- Family-one household, 2 individuals $75
- Corporate/Business Membership $250
- Individual Lifetime $2,500
CAN I SELL MY WORK?
Absolutely! With almost 1,500 visitors and a prestigious exhibition location, this is a great opportunity. Sales are transacted in our online store, and are split 60% to the artist and 40% to Hawai’i Craftsmen.
Was your question not answered? Contact the exhibition chair Chris Edwards: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hawaiʻi Craftsmen is supported by the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Hawaii Community Foundation, the Atherton Family Foundation, the Cooke Foundation, The McInerney Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Laila Twigg-Smith Art Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation, several private family foundations and our members.
Mahalo to our award sponsors: the Peter Drewliner Trust, Violet Loo, the Timothy Y. C. Choy Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation, Mānoa Gallery, HiSAM Museum Gallery Shop x Mori by Art + Flea, Cedar Street Galleries, and friends of Kay Mura.