Annual Statewide Exhibition 2020
OCTOBER 24 – NOVEMBER 21
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 José Museum of Art (SJMA) and oversees programming and organizational development. Stewarding SJMA’s mission and growing its visibility both locally and beyond, she expands SJMA’s position as one of the leading contemporary art institutions in the Bay Area in dialogue with California and national partners. Recent exhibitions include With Drawn Arms: Glenn Kaino & Tommie Smith, the mid-career retrospective of Rina Banerjee and the first major US exhibition in ten years of Dinh Q. Lê -- True Journey Is Return. She joined SJMA in 2015 after 6 years as managing director, Dia:Beacon at Dia Art Foundation and director of the Western Projects (Spiral Jetty and Lightning Field); acting deputy director at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and deputy director, Honolulu Museum of Art (then HAA). During her tenure in Honolulu, she organized contemporary commissions and exhibitions including Won Ju Lim: In Many Things to Come, 2007; and contributed to ambitious exhibitions which traveled including 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. From 1993-2005 she directed the Robert F. Lange Foundation Project with the Michener Japanese Print Collection.
Batton completed her BFA Studio Art at Denison University (ceramics, sculpture) followed by postgraduate studies in Visual Arts at Princeton University with Toshiko Takaezu and a graduate diploma in book and paper conservation. As head teaching assistant in Takaezu’s studio at Princeton, she organized the residency of Raku Kichizaemon XIV and other visiting artists.
Active on juries and panels nationally, she serves on the Advisory Board of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Artist in Residence Program and the Advisory Council of the Marignoli di Montecorona Foundation in Spoleto, Italy (Duccio Kaumaulii Marignoli, President).
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 - $500.00
MERIT AWARD IN CERAMIC ARTS - $250.00
MERIT AWARD IN METAL ARTS - $250.00
THE SAYOKO KAY MURA STUDENT AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE - $250.00
GARDEN ISLAND ARTS COUNCIL ANNUAL ARTIST AWARD - $100.00
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 email@example.com or your island chair. New or altered entries will not be accepted after the registration closing deadline.REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Maui Chair: Jennifer Owen, email@example.com, (808) 575-2523
Moloka’i Chair: Paula Scott, firstname.lastname@example.org (808) 567-9604
Kaua’i Co-Chair: A. Kimberlin Blackburn, email@example.com
O‘ahu Chair: Christopher Edwards, firstname.lastname@example.org, (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.