Also known as the Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition of traditional and contemporary crafts, brings a juror of national or international reputation to the state. They jury entries on Oahu and the neighbor islands (Maui, Kaua‘i, Molokai, and Hawai‘i island). The juror also presents a slide lecture at each site on their view and interpretations of either their work or the contemporary craft scene. Exhibiting artists and members of Hawai'i Craftsmen act as docents during the exhibit, which lasts for 3 weeks.
Gathering of the Crafts is an annual series of intensive 3-day hands-on workshops and lectures exploring various media: clay, metal, wood, fiber or glass and usually conducted by artist-craftsmen from outside Hawai'i. A free public lecture is part of this event.
is an annual community Raku ceramics workshop and camp out, preceded by an Urasenke tea bowl workshop, a public demonstration of clay technique, a slide lecture and a reception for the guest artist. The camp out is followed by a juried exhibition opened by a Tea Ceremony, and firing demonstration.
is generally offered every other year. This exhibition encourages the participation of artists in all media who wish to explore fiber related work. In this case, Fiber as a medium as well as fiber as a concept is encouraged. The juror also presents a slide lecture that is free and open to the public. When appropriate, a workshop is also offered.
Hawai‘i Craftsmen also participates in various community outreach programs such as Second Saturday sponsored by the Hawaii State Art Museum. Individual members are involved in many other volunteer educational and charitable activities. To learn more about our organization read our about us information.