Aloha Hawai‘i Craftsmen Members,
I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season and has found some time to be with family and friends. For myself the holiday season crescendos with an annual eggnog party that I host on Christmas Eve that features hand made eggnog and eggnog glasses. I hope that everyone was able to find gatherings and even to some time for yourselves during this busy holiday season.
There is still room in the Miguel Unson workshop if you would like to still sign up. It’s not too late! I am looking forward to meeting one of the rising stars for the glass fusing world and Hawai‘i Craftsmen's first fusing workshop for ‘Aha Hana Lima.
Please welcome May Izumi back as the editor for the newsletter. May has worked on the newsletter in the past and is no stranger to this publication, but is new to Wild Apricot and has been spending time getting acquainted with this platform. Submissions for the newsletter can be made to email@example.com or feel free to drop her a note to welcome her back.
This year for Giving Thursday we managed to bring in about $1775 for operational support for a total of $2335 in donations. We are about half way to our goal of supporting HC with $5,000 in donated funds for 2019. If you are planning on a year-end gift please consider a tax deductible gift for the 2019 the Hawai‘i Craftsmen Operational Fund.
President Hawai‘i Craftsmen
Miguel Unson Fused Glass Workshop
Registration closes 9:00 a.m. on January 3, 2020
Date: January 3-5, 2020
Time(s): Friday, January 3, 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 4, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 5, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Place: University of Hawaii, Manoa Art Dept. Glass Lab
Cost: HC member $495.00 (includes $40 lab fee)
Non-HC member $592.50 (includes $40 lab fee)
Student $225.00 (includes $40 lab fee)
Miguel Unson will introduce and cover his approach and techniques to creating his uniquely organic patterns in fused glass. He will share with students his signature method of firing vertical stringers to create unpredictable patterns as well as techniques of cutting, recombining, re-melting and manipulating glass to create unique works. Students will be encouraged to take these techniques as a departure point for their own work and build it into their aesthetic. Kilnforming is experience is helpful but not required.
Donkey Mill Art Center Schedule (Hawaii Island)
more information on classes and workshops please visit the Donkey Mill
1/12-1/19: Design Your Own Sketchbook
1/15-2/19: All Levels Clay
1/15-1/26: Mokuhanga On and Off the Press
1/16-3/19: Architectural Forms and Decals
1/25-3/14: All Levels Metalsmithing
1/25-1/26: Ceramics: Forms and Molds
1/25: Weaving Baskets and Hats
Hui No'eau Visitor Arts Center (Maui)
Start the New Year with creativity! Hui No'eau's January-June 2020 classes are online and open for registration.
Please visit their website at https://www.huinoeau.com/all-classes.
EKK 2020 Line-Up--"Mele, Hula & Mo'olelo"
Ten Mondays at the Kaua'i Beach Resort
Monday, January 20, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Malie Foundation Community Hula Night
Monday, January 27, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
(Puka Asing, Taneesha Asing, Cory Mau, Jonah Solatorio)
Monday, February 3, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Jerry Santos & Kamuela Kimokeo
Monday, February 10, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Michael Pili Pang--The Story of Hula in Songs
Monday, February 17, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Kupaoa & the Ke 'Ala Aumoe Dancers
Monday, February 24, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Na 'Ukulele 'Ekolu
(Bryan Tolentino, Kama Hopkins, Halehaku Seabury)
Monday, March 2, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Monday, March 9, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Walt Keale & LT Smooth
Monday, March 16, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Natalie Ai & I'olani Kamau'u & Sha-Lei Kamau'u
Monday, March 23, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
John Mahi/'Oiwi presents Kauai Falsetto Singers
Saturday, March 21, 4:00-9:00 p.m. (A Ticketed Event)
Special Concert: Hawaiian Sovereign String Band
Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall
First Nations Art of British Columbia
The First Nations Art of British Columbia exhibition at the EWC Gallery continues through January 12, 2020. First Nations art of British Columbia is among the most vivid and distinctive artwork in North America. It flourishes as an integral part of Indigenous cultures who live today, as they have for thousands of years, surrounded by old growth forests, mountains, oceans, islands, and an abundance of animal and sea life. These cultures create exquisitely carved objects, intricately woven materials, and beautifully painted surfaces. Totem poles, masks, rattles, bentwood boxes, bowls, and canoes are carved from cedar and other trees; baskets, blankets, and clothing are woven from bark, roots, and animal hair; drums are created from elk and deer hide; and paintings, drawings, prints, and intricate designs are crafted using pigments and dyes. Rich in tradition, and continually innovating in response to cultural circumstances, these dynamic art forms are recognized worldwide for their distinctive character and artistic excellence. This exhibition brings the artwork of some of the finest and most accomplished Indigenous artists of the Northwest Coast of British Columbia, Canada to the East-West Center. Included are traditional and contemporary works in a variety of mediums including painting, printmaking, woodcarving, textiles, basket-weaving, drawing, and etching. The EWC Gallery is located in Honolulu, HI. Please note that the EWC Gallery will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 29, 31, and Jan. 1. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and Sunday Noon–4:00 p.m.
“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.”
Congratulations, Kathy Tosh! Her wreath took top honors at this year's Honolulu City Lights.
The wreath, entitled “Work with what you’ve got”, received the Mayor’s Holly Award.
Hui No'eau 2020 Annual Juried Exhibition
Receiving Day for Artists: January 7, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: January 17-February 21, 2020
Opening Reception: January 17, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Juror: Kelly Sueda, Artist, Art Consultant, & Curator
This prestigious competition gives visitors an opportunity to view current work by local artists in all media. The Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture & the Arts recognizes this exhibition each year through its Art in Public Places Program. With renowned guest jurors offering a different perspective for a unique show each year, this exhibition offers an opportunity to view current work of local and mainland artists in all media. With no theme, this exhibition challenges artists to submit their best work created within the past two years.
For more information and the prospectus please visit Hui No'eau's website at https://www.huinoeau.com/exhibitions/2019/6/2020-annual-juried-exhibition.
Hawai'i Pacific University Gallery Call for Applications for 2020-2021 Exhibition Cycle
The Hawai‘i Pacific University Gallery is now accepting applications from artists who are interested in applying for an exhibition in the gallery’s 2020-2021 exhibition cycle. Hawai‘i Pacific University recognizes that exposure to art in various media enriches the life of its community of students, faculty, and staff and the University is a longtime supporter of the arts in the public community. The primary focus of the gallery is to present art in a variety of media produced by artists who live and work in Hawai‘i. The gallery provides 2,000 square feet of open exhibition space and there is no exhibition fee. The Hawai‘i Pacific University Art Gallery is located on HPU’s windward Hawai‘i Loa campus, 45-045 Kamehameha Highway, in Kaneohe. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Parking and admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call (808) 544-0228.
• Please submit resume including education and exhibition history in jpg format.
• Artist statement or proposal for exhibition.
• 5-10 color images of recent work in jpg format.
Send all materials to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: Materials must be received no later than February 16, 2020. Applicants will be informed of the HPU Gallery Board’s decisions no later than April 28,
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 email@example.com for inclusion in the next newsletter.
“YOUR INVOLVEMENT IS VITAL TO CONTINUE TO MAKE HAWAI’I CRAFTSMEN A SUCCESS.”
We are making sure that we have all members' current contact information to keep everyone informed and up to date on Hawaii Craftsmen events and opportunities. We are also tracking members' preferred art medium to help us make decisions about what programs to provide. Please take the time to sign in at Hawaiicraftsmen.org, update your contact information, and adjust your membership level or status as needed, so we can serve you better!
For 50 years, Hawaiʻi Craftsmen has relied on the generosity of members, supporters, and volunteers like you, who have helped us accomplish our mission to serve as an integral part of the fine craft community, promote fine crafts throughout the state, and support our community of member artists. Help Hawaiʻi Craftsmen continue the sustainability and growth of its programs and events today by making a tax-deductible monetary contribution—however large or small— by sending us a check or contributing online.
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Request for Hawaii Craftsmen Historical Documents
Do you have any photographs, newspaper articles, program files, or other information from past Hawaii Craftsmen events? We would love to centralize our archives and fill in any missing holes in our history. Please contact us at info@hawaiicraftsmen or call us at (808) 521-3282.
As a volunteer organization, Hawaiʻi Craftsmen relies on the active participation of its members in volunteering for a wide range of tasks that help us deliver our programs to members and the community. Please consider volunteering as a coordinator or member on one of the following committees. To sign up to volunteer, please visit our volunteer web page.
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE COMMITTEE
Committee members should have interest/experience in membership development and will assist in membership outreach, building greater active membership, and soliciting updates of member contact and interests information.
Committee members should have interest/experience in organizing volunteers; gathering data on volunteer skills, interests, and expertise; and working with program chairs and event coordinators to contact, solicit, and schedule volunteers.
Committee members should have an interest/experience in fundraising, particularly in working with donors and corporate sponsors. Members will be tasked with developing sponsorship packages, with outreach to potential donors and corporate sponsors, and with soliciting gifts in kind and/or monetary donations for programs and events.
To sign up to volunteer, please visit our volunteer web page.
The board is currently seeking nominations for the Board of Directors. These positions require excellent leadership, organizational and people skills, as well as a strong understanding of fine craft arts.
Please send your recommendations/nominations (self-nominations are welcome) and brief biographical information of potential candidates to firstname.lastname@example.org
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