Annual Statewide Exhibition 2021
OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 19
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 SEPTEMBER 1 - OCTOBER 1
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. Unless they have a strong 3 dimensional quality, or directly relate to the practice of craft, painting and photography are not eligible. Entries must be of original design and created 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 19, 2021 to enter.
Visit http://www.hawaiicraftsmen.org/membership to create or renew your Hawai‘i Craftsmen membership prior to registering.
Juror Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy
Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy (She/Her) is a Los Angeles and New York-based curator, writer, and arts administrator of contemporary art and craft, focusing on ceramics. Her current research investigates the use of humor, cuteness, and leisure in art as protest. Amplifying the voices of artists of color is central to her practice. She serves as Assistant Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), New York. Since 2016, she has been an integral part of MAD’s curatorial team, helping to organize over twenty exhibitions. She also oversees MAD’s Burke Prize (est. 2018), a highly-competitive prestigious contemporary craft award. In 2020, Vizcarrondo-Laboy curated Clay Is Just Thick Paint, an exhibition of Jennifer Rochlin’s ceramics for Greenwich House Pottery’s Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York. She also curated Sleight of Hand, which brought together the work of six contemporary artists of color using humor in clay as a tool of resistance, resilience, and healing for the Center for Craft, Asheville, North Carolina, where she was a 2020 Curatorial Fellow. She is currently working on an expanded version of this exhibition for MAD, titled Funk You Too!. It is slated to open in the Fall of 2023. Additionally, she is one of the inaugural recipients of the Cultured Magazine x Parker Pen Writer’s Grant. She penned Seriously Cute: Six Artists Harnessing the Power Dichotomy of Cuteness for the occasion. She holds a BA in Art History from the University of Florida with minors in Anthropology and Ceramics and an MA from the Bard Graduate Center, New York, in Decorative Arts, Design History, & Material Culture. Vizcarrondo-Laboy was born and raised in Puerto Rico.
We expect to have over $6,000 in awards to be designated by our juror. A complete list of the awards will be posted here.
Accepted work will be photographed and featured in a full color catalog available in print and electronic versions. To see an example, visit the Hawaiʻi Craftsmen Annual Statewide Exhibition 2020 catalog page here.
Registration opens Wednesday, September 1 and closes Friday, October 1 at midnight. 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.
A link to online registration will be posted here prior to opening.
INTAKE AND JURYING
Jurying will take place in person on Hawai‘i Island, Maui, Moloka‘i, Kauai‘i, and O‘ahu. Lāna‘i will be juried online.
Hawai‘i Island: Thursday, October 7
Moloka‘i: Friday, October 8
Maui: Saturday, October 9
Kaua‘i: Sunday, October 10
O‘ahu: October 16-17
Public juror presentation: Sunday, October 17, 5-6p.
Accepted work notification and artwork pickup: Sunday, October 17, 6-8p, and Monday, October 18, 10-12a
DISPLAY CONDITIONS AND REGULATIONS
The installation committee will install all accepted artworks. Entries that pose an unusual installation challenge may be rejected or require the artist’s assistance. Artists with extremely delicate or unwieldy entries should make separate arrangements for delivery, handling, and pick-up of their artwork.
We love challenges, but if your entry exceeds 6’ on any side, weighs more than 150 lbs. or requires more than 2 people to handle please check in with your exhibition chair before you enter your work.
Extreme 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 a $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. Hawai‘i Craftsmen will retain a sales commission of 40%.
Oʻahu 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.
Accepted artworks from the neighbor islands must be shipped to arrive at the Downtown Art Center no later than Monday, October 18. Detailed delivery instructions and shipping labels will be given to accepted artists on the day of jurying. If you need to ship your artwork with a carrier other than USPS, UPS, or FedEx, please check in with the O‘ahu co-chair.
Hawai‘i Craftsmen will be responsible for the cost of return shipping, including standard insurance damage protection up to $50 liability per piece. Artists are encouraged to request supplemental insurance by indicating that on their return documents, and will be invoiced by Hawai‘i Craftsmen for the actual cost of the insurance. Return shipping carriers, including USPS, UPS, FedEx, or Young Brothers, will be chosen at the discretion of Hawai‘i Craftsmen.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you new to this exhibition? Read our FAQs!
HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK?
Online registration is open from September 1 - October 1. 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 1, and unregistered walk-ins will not be accepted at intake.
Step 1: Update your membership
If you are already a Hawai‘i Craftsmen member, log in to your Hawaiʻi Craftsmen account and check your membership status to make sure you are current through November 19, 2021. 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: Register your entries online
Submit up to six pieces online through our event registration form. You will need your: contact information, artwork titles, artwork dimensions, artwork prices, and 1 image of each piece.
Step 3: Bring your registered artwork to intake
We jury all work in person (with the exception of Lānaʻi). The intake and jurying schedule is different for each island, so be sure to check the schedule carefully. For the neighbor islands, intake, jurying, juror presentation and acceptance notification all happen on the same day.
For Oʻahu, intake happens on a Saturday, and the juror public presentation and acceptance notification take place Sunday evening.
Step 4. Pick up your artwork
For the neighbor islands, you must pick up ALL your artwork immediately after the juror presentation. Shipping instructions will be provided for accepted work, which must be shipped to arrive at the DAC no later than Monday, October 18.
If you live on O‘ahu, you can pick up your artwork immediately following the juror presentation.
ARE THE IMAGES USED TO JUDGE THE ARTWORK?
No. All artwork is seen in person by our juror (with the exception of Lāna‘i). Yup, thatʻs a lot more work for everybody, but we feel itʻs the only way to responsibly evaluate 3 dimensional artwork.
HOWEVER, we do require 1 representative image of each of your submissions to be uploaded when you register. We do this because of our unique situation where work is juried on different islands. Before the juror begins, we send them a document that has the image of your work, the title, the media description, and your statement. This helps the juror become familiar with your work, and gives them a sense of the submissions from across the entire state.
We suggest JPEG or JPG images, under 5MB and at least 1200 pixels or larger on the longest side.
Here are a couple of videos that can help you photograph your 3D Art with a smartphone:
This video gives a good overview of the process. It references a free app called Snapseed, but most phones have similar editing capabilities built in already:
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.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The registration fee for Hawaiʻi 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, and we have scheduled acquisition visits from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, as well as the Honolulu Museum of Art. Sales are split 60% to the artist and 40% to Hawai‘i Craftsmen.
Was your question not answered? Contact the exhibition chair Chris Edwards: