Fiber Hawaii 2018
AUGUST 25TH - SEPTEMBER 9TH
HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART SCHOOL
Fiber Hawai'i is offered every other year. This exhibition encourages participation from artists in all media who wish to explore fiber related work. In this case fiber as a media as well as fiber as an idea is encouraged. The juror also presents a slide lecture about their work or developments in the field, which is free and open to the public. When appropriate, a workshop is also offered.
HAWAI‘I CRAFTSMEN INVITES ARTIST SUBMISSIONS TO FIBER HAWAII 2018
EMERGING AND ESTABLISHED ARTISTS, MEMBERS AND NONMEMBERS FROM ACROSS THE STATE ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT COMPLETED ARTWORKS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR INCLUSION IN THE EXHIBITION
REGISTRATION OPENS JULY 23RD
SEPTEMBER 21ST - SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2018
68-729 FARRINGTON HWY, WAIALUA, HI 96791
Raku Ho'olaule'a is an annual community Raku ceramics workshop and camp out, preceded by an Urasenke tea bowl workshop, a public demonstration of the construction of a clay piece, a slide lecture and a reception for the guest artist. The camp out is followed by a juried exhibition opened by a festive reception with a Tea Ceremony firing demonstration.
Hawai’i Craftsmen is thrilled to announce that Scott Young will be the juror for the 2018 Raku Ho'olaule'a.
SCOTT B. YOUNG
Scott is a ceramics artist/teacher who is known for his slab built Raku Boxes. He’ll use a paper box template that he designed and lay on a thin slab of clay to cut, fold, attach and construct together. He’ll invent parts for the handle(s) and feet from coil and/or slab pieces to complement his boxes. The boxes are inspired by the element of surprise when one opens a box and by an eclectic collection of Asian and Polynesian aesthetics.
In some of Scott’s career highlights, he’s a frequent invited or juried artist in numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally, some of which has garnered purchase and honorable mention awards. From 1992 to 2011, he was a nineteen consecutive year ceramics exhibitor in the Festival of Arts Pageant of the Masters; Summer Juried Art Show in Laguna Beach, CA. In his first summer, a large Raku box was selected as one of the purchase award recipients for the Festival’s permanent art collection. He’s a frequent guest workshop artist. One of the most notable workshops was at the Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN, where he was invited in 2009, 2001 & 1999. He organized two fundraisers, one if which was the “Mashiko Earthquake Appeal Fundraiser” in 2011, which featured a four artist demo, a Rice/Tea Bowl Silent Auction, a Shimpo Potters Wheel Raffle and a Kazegama Firing. The donations raised benefited the Mashiko ceramics community which suffered earthquake damages in Japan. Both fundraisers were held at Aardvark Clay and Supplies, Santa Ana, CA. He also was the curator of two Saddleback College ceramic invitational exhibitions, the most recent was titled “Clay Today: A Re-Visit”, a fourteen ceramic artist invitational in 2011.
Scott is a native of Honolulu, HI and started his ceramics education in 1974 at Leeward Community College in Pearl City, HI. He transferred to California State University at Fullerton, Fullerton, CA in 1978 and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1981 and a Master of Arts degree in 1986, both with the emphasis in ceramics.
Back in 1986 to 2016, he was fortunate to be hired as an adjunct ceramics instructor to teach beginning hand building and wheel throwing courses at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA. Through his teaching experience he has also taught intermediate and advance ceramic levels. In 1988, he was hired and continues teaching ceramics for the Emeritus Institute, which is a division of Saddleback College’s Community Education, Emeritus Institute and K-12 Partnerships. Scott has also taught as an adjunct ceramics instructor at Soka University of America in Aliso Niguel, CA and other community colleges in the Orange and San Diego Counties in Southern California.
Scott currently resides in San Juan Capistrano, CA. with his 4 year old pet rabbit Maka.
OCTOBER 25th - NOVEMBER 11th, 2018
HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART SCHOOL
1111 VICTORIA St, HONOLULU, HAWAII 96814
The Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition of traditional and contemporary crafts brings a juror of national or international reputation to the state to jury entries on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Hilo, and Kona. The juror also presents a slide lecture at each site on his/her view and interpretations of either his 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.
HAWAI‘I CRAFTSMEN INVITES ARTIST SUBMISSIONS TO THE 51st ANNUAL STATEWIDE JURIED EXHIBITION 2018
EMERGING AND ESTABLISHED ARTISTS, MEMBERS AND NONMEMBERS FROM ACROSS THE STATE ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT UP TO SIX COMPLETED ARTWORKS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR INCLUSIONS IN THE 51st ANNUAL STATEWIDE JURIED EXHIBITION
CaFE REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON SEPTEMBER 1st, AND CLOSE ON OCTOBER 1st, 2018
Hawai’i Craftsmen is thrilled to announce that Isabella Ellaheh Hughes, Co-Founder and Director of the Honolulu Biennial Foundation will be the juror for the 51st Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition.
It is an honor to be the 51st juror of the Hawai’i Craftsmen Annual Statewide Exhibition! I am excited to have the opportunity to visit many of the neighbor islands as a juror, and am a strong champion of exhibitions and programs such as this that bring our state-wide creative community together. It generally feels that each island operates independently, and far too often exhibitions and programs are O’ahu-centric. Although my professional career in the arts has largely been centered on contemporary art, I have a deep appreciation of craft that I was introduced to at a young age growing up in Hawai’i. In recent years, I have become particularly enthusiastic about the growing synergies between contemporary art and craftsmanship; I firmly believe some of the strongest amalgamations of contemporary art and craft are coming out of our local creative community. As a juror, I am particularly interested in the relationship between traditional techniques and materials, reimagined with an innovative, original aesthetic. Creating forward-thinking, inventive pieces, yet looking to and honoring the past (heritage, history, tradition) as a point of inspiration has always been of great fascination for me and will absolutely be something that will resonate strongly when jurying.
Isabella Ellaheh Hughes, Co-Founder and Director, Honolulu Biennial Foundation
Born and raised in Honolulu, Hughes is one of the co-founders and directors of Honolulu Biennial Foundation, an international biennial focused on artists from the cultures linked by the Pacific Ocean. She is also an independent art critic, curator, and food and beverage entrepreneur. Sheʻs written for ArtAsiaPacific, Brownbook, Contemporary Practices, Frieze, Harper’s Art Bazaar Arabia and Ibraaz, and contributed to exhibition catalogues for Honolulu Biennial 2017, Singapore Art Museum, Barjeel Art Foundation, Agha Khan Museum, and Bahrain’s Ministry of Culture. She is the editor of the monograph, Sama Alshaibi: Sand Rushes In (Aperture Foundation, 2015), and has curated exhibitions nationally and internationally, including for Art Dubai Projects, Ayyam Gallery, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Transformer Gallery, and Maraya Art Center. A frequent speaker and moderator of panels, Hughes has also served as a nominator for the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship Program; Abraaj Capital Art Prize, as well as a juror for the YICCA 2013 International Contest of Contemporary Art, and Art Omi International visual arts residency. Most recently she has served as co-curator of CONTACT: Foreign and Familiar at the Honolulu Museum of Art School in 2016, and juror for the 40th Art Maui Exhibition in 2018.
CaFE registration will open on September 1, and close on October 1, 2018.
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Oct. 24, 2018 6:30-8:30
Jurying: Big Island Oct. 8, Maui Oct. 9, Kauai Oct. 10, Oahu Oct. 19
Oct. 18, 2018 5:00-8:00 pm, Artwork Intake, HoMAS Foyer & Main gallery
Oct. 19, 2017 12 pm-5 pm, Artwork Jurying. HoMAS Main gallery
Oct. 19, 2017, Juror public lecture and reception, 5:30-8:00 pm, HoMAS room 101
Oct. 20, 10:00am-1:00 pm Artwork pickup, HoMAS Foyer & Main gallery
October 24, 6:30-8:30 Public opening reception and awards ceremony
Exhibition closes: Nov. 11, 4:30 pm
Artwork pickup, Nov. 11, 4:30-7:30 pm
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Hawaii Craftsmen celebrates fine craft as a vital and enriching part of contemporary life and supports the creative growth of our member artists and the education of the general public to the value of the crafts. We achieve our mission by increasing public awareness and appreciation of fine craft through community outreach and programs for craft artists. We provide opportunities for continuing education and regular exhibition of member work that supports and sustains a statewide community of craft artists. Our programs provide venues for shared experiences and communication and promote the organization and its members both within and without the State of Hawaii.
Our programs are designed for emerging and professional artists and craftsmen. They typically work with glass, metal, wood, fiber, clay or stone. Our members span generations from founding members (we have several Living Treasures on our roster) to students in art school. The raku program has a youth component and we have watched a generation of budding potters grow up. We take seriously our commitment to reach artist across the state and are the only arts organization to send our jurors to the neighbor islands to select work for our annual exhibition. We plan workshops on neighbor islands each year. On average, 20% or our membership (300+/-) are from the neighbor islands.
Our events are important to the community because they bring knowledge and skill to artists and audience across the Hawaiian Islands about craft in a variety of mediums. Our Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition is the ONLY exhibition that is truly statewide and includes all craft mediums. Our workshops and exhibits are highly anticipated by our members and supporters every year because of the professionalism of the instructors as well as the high quality of the craft exhibited. We strive to bring teachers and jurors from the mainland to bring fresh talents skills and perspectives to our islands. Everyone gains from the experience and it goes both ways Teachers and juror return home with a newly realized appreciation of the fine craft and passionate artists in Hawaii. This knowledge has sometimes opened up new venues for HC artists to exhibit and sell their work. Living so far from other counties and the mainland is important we do not succumb to insularity, but reach out and provide educational programs and exhibition to artist and the public all across Hawaii Art and creativity reach across languages cultures and people of all ages to generate conversion and provide fresh perspective
For our 2014 programs we provided 634 artist experiences to approximately 250 individual artists. Because our programs are at popular arts venues such as the Honolulu Museum of Art, we reached just over 20,000 members of the public.
Hawaii Craft and Other Arts Organizations
Hawaii Craftsmen was founded in 1966 as a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting fine craft in the art community of Hawaii. We are pleased to highlight the organizations listed here that provide a range of arts programs and services throughout the state to our members and the general public.