Annual Statewide Exhibition 2020
OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 14
DOWNTOWN ART CENTER
OPENING RECEPTION OCTOBER 23, 6:30-8:30PM
Held annually since 1967, the Hawai’i Craftsmen Annual Statewide Exhibition of traditional and contemporary crafts brings a juror of international reputation to the state of Hawai’i to jury entries and give public presentations on each island.
ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS: SEPTEMBER 7TH
HAWAI‘I ISLAND INTAKE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, DONKEY MILL ART CENTER
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 Hawai’i 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 O’ahu 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 entry, and $10 for each additional entry up to 6. Registration fees for non-members are $75 for the first entry, and $10 for each additional entry up to 6. Hawai’i Craftsmen membership must be active through November 14, 2020 to enter.
Visit http://www.hawaiicraftsmen.org/membership to create or renew your Hawai’i Craftsmen membership prior to registering.
Juror Susan Sayre Batton
Susan Sayre Batton is Oshman Executive Director at San Jose Museum of Art (SJMA) since 2017. She joined SJMA in 2015 as deputy director for curatorial affairs, and launched an ambitious acquisition and exhibition program along with a digital publication on fifty artists from the permanent collection called 50X50: Visionary Stories from Fifty Collection Artists, to be published in June 2020 on the Getty platform Quire. She published essays on the artists Giorgio Vigna for Magazzino Italian Art (2016); JAŠA and the Slovenian Pavillion for the Venice Biennale (2015); and edited the Assouline publication Modern Views: Inspired by the Mies van der Rohe Farnsworth House and the Philip Johnson Glass House (2010). Active on juries and panels, she serves on the Advisory Board of SETI Artist in Residence Program and is on the Advisory Council of the Marignoli di Montecorona Foundation in Spoleto, Italy (Duccio Kaumaulii Marignoli, President).
From 2009-2015, she worked at Dia Art Foundation in New York as the director of Dia:Beacon, and led the Spiral Jetty partnership. In 2008, she was acting deputy director at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. During her tenure as deputy director at the Honolulu Museum of Art 2005-2008, she organized commissions and exhibitions including Won Ju Lim: In Many Things to Come, 2007; and contributed to Life in the Pacific of the 1700s; One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now; Hawaiian Modern: The Architecture of Vladimir Ossipoff; and The Dragon’s Gift: the Sacred Art of Bhutan. At Honolulu Academy of Arts 1993-2005, she was Robert F. Lange Foundation Project Director, Michener Japanese Print Collection and started her museum career at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Batton received a BFA in Studio Art (ceramics, sculpture) from Denison University, and completed postgraduate studies in Visual Arts at Princeton University, where she studied with Toshiko Takaezu, followed by five years as head teaching assistant.
THE CHARLES E. HIGA MEMORIAL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - $1,000.00
THE PAUL LOO MEMORIAL AWARD - $500.00
MERIT AWARD IN CERAMIC ARTS - $250.00
MERIT AWARD IN METAL ARTS - $250.00
THE SAYOKO KAY MURA STUDENT AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE - $250.00
Registration opens Monday, September 7 and closes Monday, October 5. Registration of artworks will only be accepted online. Mail-in registrations and walk in entries are ineligible. If you would like help entering your work, please contact John Friend at firstname.lastname@example.org or your island chair. New or altered entries will not be accepted after the registration closing deadline.
Saturday, October 10
Donkey Mill Art Center
Hawai'i Island Chair:
Sunday, October 11
UH Maui College
Monday, October 12
Moloka’i Arts Center
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Tuesday, October 13
Kapaa Jodo Mission
Intake Saturday, October 17
Jurying Sunday, October 18
Artwork pickup, Monday, October 19
Downtown Art Center
O‘ahu Chair: Christopher Edwards
No intake; online jurying only. Accepted artworks will be announced via email by October 13.
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 Downtown Art Center assume no responsibility for loss or damage to artworks 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%.
O’ahu 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 Downtown Art Center with delivery no later than Monday October 19th. 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.
Hawaiʻi Craftsmen will be responsible for return shipping, including standard USPS insurance damage protection up to $50 liability per piece with no exceptions. Artists are encouraged to provide supplemental insurance or to make alternative shipping arrangements. Return shipping carriers, including USPS, UPS, FedEx, or Young Brothers, will be chosen at the discretion of the Hawaiʻi Craftsmen Board of Directors.
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 Lana’i).
1. Check your membership status. If you are already a Hawai’i Craftsmen member, make sure you are current through November 14th 2020. 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 September 7 - October 5. If you are new to this, give yourself a little extra time to work through any issues. We can’t accept any registrations after October 5.
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 entries from 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 and $10 for each additional entry up to 6. Registration fee for non-members is $75 and $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! This is a great opportunity to sell your work. This year we will not have any restrictions on sales (yay!) so we will be able to put price information on gallery labels, and in the catalog. We will also be able to process transactions immediately in the gallery as well as the online store on our website. Sales are split 60% to the artist and 40% to Hawai’i Craftsmen.
Was your question not answered? Contact the exhibition chair Chris Edwards:
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.