Hawaii Craftsmen announces its biennial juried art exhibition, “Fiber Hawaii 2020: In of or About Fiber” that will run from April 3 – May 3, 2020 at ‘Iolani Gallery at Windward Community College in Kaneohe, HI. Art works in any medium “in, of or about Fiber” will be accepted in person from 1-4 pm on the entry day March 6, 2020, at the ‘Iolani Gallery. Hawaii Craftsmen is very excited that mother-daughter duo, Junco Sato Pollack (textile artist professor emeritus) and Maika Pollack (Director and Chief Curator John Young Museum of Art and University Galleries, Assistant Professor of Art History at UH Manoa) will jury this iteration of Fiber Hawaii.
Hawaii Craftsmen celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016. “Fiber Hawaii” began as a biennial event in 1982. The subtitle, “In, Of or About Fiber” is meant to encourage artists of any craft media to make artwork with a fiber sensibility. Artists have entered woven glass or clay, wood and metal. Works of handmade paper, mixed media sculpture, basketry elements, stitchery, batik, surface design on textiles, etc. Entries are open to statewide participants but neighbor islanders must mail their work to O‘ahu for the jurying process.
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Prospectus & Entry Information
CONDITIONS AND DISPLAY REGULATIONS
Artists are encouraged to enter in traditional or nontraditional fiber media with a fresh approach to using fiber materials or techniques. Entries in media other than fiber are welcome and will be judged from the perspective of a fiber theme. All entries must be of original design and created independently within the last two years. No work previously juried and exhibited on Oahu is eligible. All accepted works will be installed by the installation committee. Those entries that pose an installation problem may require the artists’ assistance; please include installation instructions and materials at the time of drop-off.
It is understood and agreed that all entries are submitted at the owner’s risk. Care will be taken in the handling of all entries, but neither Hawai‘i Craftsmen nor Gallery Iolani will assume responsibility of the loss of, or damage to works submitted, no matter how such damage might be sustained. Accepted works, even when sold, must remain at Gallery Iolani for the FULL duration of the show and are subject to photographic reproduction for educational or publicity purposes. Artists that are members of HC receive 50% on sold artwork; non-members receive 50 %.
ELIGIBILITY AND FEES
All artists are invited to submit entries to “IN, OF or ABOUT Fiber”, including wearables. Any craft media will be accepted for jurying. Fees are as follows:
Hawaii Craftsmen Members: $25 for 1 entry
Nonmembers: $75 for 1 entry
Additional entries: $10 per additional entry
Participants may join Hawai‘i Craftsmen at entry time to take advantage of the member’s entry fee. HC is supported in part by membership dues. Membership dues: Seniors $30; Students (w/ valid ID) $25; Individual $50; Family (up to 2 parents, and children living with the same address $75.
Awards will be given.
REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE
REGISTRATION IS ONLINE ONLY.
PAYMENT MAY BE MADE ONLINE OR BY MAIL.
FOR QUESTIONS OR ASSISTANCE WITH REGISTRATION PLEASE EMAIL US AT INFO@HAWAIICRAFTSMEN.ORG OR CALL US AT 808 521 3282.
Artists off island who would like to submit their work for jurying are responsible for all mailing/shipping and insurance costs to get their work to Honolulu.
Work must be received on or before March 1st, 2020 in order to be considered for jurying.
Unless your entry is extremely large or heavy, HC will be responsible for return mailing or shipping and insurance for up to $100. You must include a completely filled out return label or we cannot ship your work back to you. You must include weight and dimensions with the return label. All submissions must be packed and sent in a sturdy reusable container / packing materials and include clearly written packing instructions.
ACCEPTED ARTIST RESUMES
A book of artist resumes or statements will be available for gallery visitors. All accepted artists should provide a one page document with artist information, letter-sized standard format only. Hard copy is preferable, or email it as a PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org Subject line FIBER HAWAII Artist Statement. Please submit your artist statement by March 6th.
For general inquiries or more information, please contact exhibition chair.
Maya Portner: email@example.com
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, THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, THE LAILA TWIIG-SMITH ART FUND, SEVERAL PRIVATE FAMILY FOUNDATIONS AND OUR MEMBERS.
INTAKE OF REGISTERED WORKMARCH 6, 2020 1-4PM
ENTRIES NOT ACCEPTED MUST BE PICKED UP IN PERSON ON
APRIL 3rd, 2020 5:30-8:30PM
MARCH 9TH, 2020 6PM-8PM
LUKE LECTURE HALL
FREE TO THE PUBLIC
Junco Sato Pollack (MFA, Textile Design, Rochester Institute of Technology 1991) is an artist and retired Associate Professor of Textiles at the E. G. Welch School of Art and Design of Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, where she served 1992 – 2012. Native of Japan, and having lived in the United States for over 40 years, Pollack creates Zen-inspired meditative, abstract art textile works, fusing the Eastern aesthetics and sensibility with the kinetic energy of the West, and incorporating chance composition. Junco’s works are on display in public spaces, and are housed in the permanent collection of the Museum of Art and Design (MAD), New York, the Francis Loeb Library Materials Collection of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and the Wallace Library Collection of RIT, Rochester, New, York, and are included in numerous corporate and private collections. Her works are exhibited internationally in 30 cities in 13 countries around the globe in the past 30 years. Junco served as a jury for Fiber Hawaii '99, and now travels regularly between Georgia and Honolulu to visit her daughter and grand daughter.
Maika Pollack is the new director and chief curator of the John Young Museum of Art and University Galleries at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, where she is also assistant professor of art and art history. Pollack is an art historian, critic, and former gallery owner. In 2000, Pollack co-founded Southfirst, an art space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that was a reliable source of venturesome and eclectic shows by a multigenerational cast of artists. Pollack is also the founder of the publishing imprint Object Relations, and before opening Southfirst, she was a curatorial assistant at PS1 in Queens. Pollack received her Ph.D. from Princeton, with a dissertation on Odilon Redon focused on color and colonialism in French painting and printmaking of his era. She was a faculty member at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, from 2013 to 2018. She has also taught at Pratt and New York University.