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Annual Statewide Exhibition 2021

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.  

OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 19
DOWNTOWN ART CENTER
1041 NUUANU AVE. , HONOLULU, HI

Gallery is open to the public Wednesday - Sunday 11am - 6pm. 

DIRECTIONS AND PARKING 

JUROR PRESENTATION

In this Zoom presentation, the Hawaiʻi Craftsmen Annual Statewide Exhibition 2021 juror Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy discusses her background as a Los Angeles and New York-based curator, writer, and arts administrator of contemporary art and craft. Her presentation is followed by questions from the audience.


JUROR PRESENTATION

AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT

Due to current capacity restrictions, we are unable to hold an opening reception this year, but we will post our award winners here by Friday, October 22 by 6:00pm.

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.

ENTRY FEES

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



JUROR BIO

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.


https://www.angelikvizcarrondo.com/

INVITED ARTISTS

Hawaiʻi Craftsmen is pleased to give special recognition in our 2021 exhibition to 3 Hawaiʻi artists for their commitment to education and Hawaiʻi Craftsmen.

Mary Babcock - https://marybabcock.com/

Maya Lea Portner - http://www.mayaleaportner.com

Juvana Soliven - http://www.juvanasoliven.com


AWARDS

We expect to have over $10,000 in awards to be designated by our juror. More awards will be posted here as they are confirmed.

THE THURSTON TWIGG-SMITH BEST IN SHOW AWARD – $2,500.00
Sponsored by Sharon Twigg-Smith

THE ELIZABETH RICE GROSSMAN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – $1,000.00
Sponsored by Elizabeth Rice Grossman

THE CHARLES E. HIGA MEMORIAL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – $1,000.00
Sponsored by the Peter Drewliner Trust

THE JOHN YOUNG AWARD – $500.00
Sponsored by the John Young foundation

THE GEORGE ELLIS AWARD – $500.00
Sponsored by the Timothy Y. C. Choy Fund of the Hawai'i Community Foundation

THE CAROL AND MALCOLM KOGA EMERGING ARTIST AWARD – $500.00
Sponsored by the Timothy Y. C. Choy Fund of the Hawai'i Community Foundation

DIANE CHEN KOCH WESER AWARD FOR COLLABORATIVE WORK – $500.00
Sponsored by the Timothy Y. C. Choy Fund of the Hawai'i Community Foundation

VIRGINIA MCGARGAHAN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN RAKU – $500.00
Sponsored by the Timothy Y. C. Choy Fund of the Hawai'i Community Foundation

THE RON AND MYRA KENT AWARD FOR CREATIVE INNOVATION – $400.00
Sponsored by the Kent Family Trust and Kenny Kicklighter

THE PAUL LOO MEMORIAL AWARD – $350.00
Sponsored by Violet Loo

EARLE F. LONG MEMORIAL AWARD FOR WOODTURNING – $300.00
Sponsored by MaryAnne Long

MERIT AWARD IN CERAMIC ARTS – $250.00
Sponsored by the Peter Drewliner Trust

MERIT AWARD IN FIBER ARTS – $250.00
Sponsored by the Peter Drewliner Trust

MERIT AWARD IN GLASS ARTS – $250.00
Sponsored by the Peter Drewliner Trust

MERIT AWARD IN WOOD ARTS – $250.00
Sponsored by the Peter Drewliner Trust

MERIT AWARD IN METAL ARTS – $250.00
Sponsored by the Peter Drewliner Trust

MERIT AWARD IN MIXED MEDIA ARTS – $250.00
Sponsored by the Peter Drewliner Trust

THE SAYOKO KAY MURA STUDENT AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE – $250.00
Sponsored by friends of Kay Mura

THE CEDAR STREET GALLERY AWARD – $250.00
Sponsored by Michael Schnack

THE MĀNOA GALLERY AWARD – $250.00
Sponsored by Cathy Cooke

THE GARDEN ISLAND ARTS COUNCIL ANNUAL ARTIST AWARD – $150.00
Sponsored by the Garden Island Arts Council

CATALOG

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

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 info@hawaiicraftsmen.org 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

Hawaiʻi Island

Thursday, October 7
Donkey Mill Art Center, 78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa, HI 96725
Chair: Jake Boggs, jp80665@gmail.com

Kona artwork intake: 1:30 pm-3:30 pm
Jurying: 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
Juror public presentation: 4:30 pm-5:30 pm

For those on the Hilo side who can’t make it to Kona for the intake and juror presentation, Patti Pease Johnson will be collecting work and will deliver it to Kona for intake. Please pack your artwork for transport in a car. Weight limit is 45 lbs. Contact Patti with any questions at 808-756-1245 or pattipeasejohnson@gmail.com

Hilo artwork intake: 11:15-11:45
Wailoa Center, 200 Piopio St., Hilo, HI 96720

Lānaʻi

No intake, online jurying only. Accepted artworks will be announced via email by October 10. Contact Oʻahu co-chairs with any questions: Christopher Edwards, christopheredwards@hawaiicraftsmen.org, (808) 585-1965, and Kat Kazlauskas, katherine.kazlauskas@gmail.com

Molokaʻi

Friday, October 8

Molokaʻi Art Center, 1630 Farrington Ave, Kualapuu, HI 96757

Chair: Paula Scott, pmondoy@gmail.com (808) 567-9604

Artwork intake will happen throughout the week prior to jurying
Jurying: 10:30 am-12 pm
Juror public presentation: 1:30 pm-2:30 pm

Maui

Saturday, October 9

UH Maui College, Heona Art Building Ceramics Classroom, 310 W Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, HI 96732 

Chair: Jennifer Owen, jowen@hawaii.edu  ‭(808) 575-2523

Artwork intake: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Jurying: 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
Return of work: 5:00 pm-5:30 pm 
Juror public presentation: 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Kauaʻi

Sunday, October 10

Kapaʻa Jodo Mission, 4524 Hauaala Road, Kapaʻa, HI

Chair: Kimberlin Blackburn, 808-651-7726

Artwork intake: 12:30 - 3:30pm
Juror public presentation: 5:00pm
Potluck and artwork pickup: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Oʻahu

October 16-17

Downtown Art Center, Second Floor Exhibition Hall, 1041 Nuʻuanu Ave., Honolulu, HI 96817

Oʻahu co-chairs: Christopher Edwards, christopheredwards@hawaiicraftsmen.org, (808) 585-1965, and Kat Kazlauskas, katherine.kazlauskas@gmail.com

IMPORTANT: per City of Honolulu, proof of vaccination and masks are required by everyone.

Artwork intake: Saturday, October 16, 11:00-4:00pm
Artwork pickup: Sunday, October 17, 5:00pm-8:00pm, and Monday, October 18, 10:00am-12:00pm. We will try to notify artists who do not need to pick up their entries.
Juror public presentation: due to current indoor gathering limits, the O‘ahu public juror presentation will be held virtually. Details to be announced soon.

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.

SHIPPING PROCEDURES

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMaUhKJgQv0

And here’s a tutorial that goes into more detail:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G6FHgWLlkI


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:

christopheredwards@hawaiicraftsmen.org



HAWAII 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 MCINERNY FOUNDATION, THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, THE LAILA TWIGG-SMITH ART FUND, SEVERAL PRIVATE FAMILY FOUNDATIONS AND OUR MEMBERS

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