Annual Statewide Exhibition 2020
OCTOBER 24 – NOVEMBER 14
DOWNTOWN ART CENTER
ONLINE JUROR PRESENTATION AND AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT
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.
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 (with the exception of artworks accepted into Hawai’i Craftsmen Fiber Hawai’i 2020). 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 THURSTON TWIGG-SMITH AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE - $1,000.00
THE CHARLES E. HIGA MEMORIAL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - $1,000.00
THE PAUL LOO MEMORIAL AWARD - $350.00
VIRGINIA MCGARGAHAN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN RAKU - $500
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.
ALL ENTRIES WILL BE JURIED ONLINE. Accepted entries may either be shipped to, or dropped off at the Downtown Art Center for the exhibition installation.
Accepted artworks must be shipped to arrive at the Downtown Art Center no later than Saturday, October 17.
Accepted artworks may also be delivered to the Downtown Art Center on Saturday, October 17, 11am-6pm.
Detailed delivery instructions will be emailed to accepted entrants by 5pm on October 12.
Hawai'i Island Chair: Jake Boggs, email@example.com
Maui Chair: Jennifer Owen, firstname.lastname@example.org, (808) 575-2523
Moloka’i Chair: Paula Scott, email@example.com (808) 567-9604
Kaua’i Co-Chair: A. Kimberlin Blackburn, firstname.lastname@example.org
O‘ahu Chair: Christopher Edwards, email@example.com, (808) 585-1965
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, Hawai‘i 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 artwork may be disqualified from the exhibition at the discretion of the Hawai’i Craftsmen board of directors if the images submitted for jurying are deemed to not truthfully reflect the artwork or intentionally hide flaws in craftsmanship.
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. Hawai‘i 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 Saturday, October 17th. Late arrivals, oversized art works, and entries that pose a shipping or handling problem may not be accepted. Detailed delivery instructions will be emailed to accepted entrants on October 12.
Hawai‘i 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 Hawai‘i Craftsmen Board of Directors.
HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK?
Because of Covid-19, this year we will be jurying artwork online, but are still planning on a physical installation of the exhibition at the Downtown Art Center. This is a significant change to our process, so please bear with us!
Online 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.
Step 1. If you are already a Hawai‘i Craftsmen member, log in to your Hawai’i Craftsmen account and check your membership status to make sure you are current through November 14, 2020. If you are not a member then you can either join Hawai‘i Craftsmen to receive the discounted registration price ($25), or register as a guest and pay the non-member price ($75).
Step 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 3 images of each piece.
Step 3. Pay the entry fees.
Step 4. Wait to find out if your artwork was accepted. We will notify you of the jurying results by email by 5pm on Monday, October 12.
Step 5. Get your accepted artwork to the Downtown Art Center for the exhibition.
If your work is accepted and you live 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 in your acceptance email. Shipped work must arrive at the DAC by Saturday, October 17.
If your work is accepted, and you live on O’ahu, you may either ship your work, or drop it off at the DAC on Saturday, October 17 between 11am and 6pm.
ARE THE IMAGES USED TO JUDGE THE ARTWORK?
Normally, we jury work in person, but this year we will be doing the jurying online. We understand that you may not be able to produce professional quality photographs, but 3 good images will help the juror evaluate your work. We suggest:
Photographing your 3D Art with an iPhone/Smartphone
And here’s a tutorial that goes into more detail:
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:
Hawai‘i Craftsmen is supported by the Hawai‘i 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.