Summer has come and gone and Hawaii Craftsmen has a busy fall planned for artists and the public. The 2017 Raku Ho`olaule`a Exhibition at Gallery `Iolani at Windward Community College will open on Friday, September 8 and will be open throughout the month. The show will conclude on Saturday, October 7 when WCC will hold its own 17th annual Windward Ho`olaule`a celebration and the public will have an opportunity to purchase tea bowls, sake cups and other ceramic wares produced by HC members. Artists should also note that they should register their entries online for the Hawaii Craftsmen 50th Annual Juried Statewide Exhibition this month before the deadline of October 1 (see details below). Have a productive September!
Hawaii Craftsmen 50th Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition
HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART SCHOOL
CALL TO ARTISTS
Artwork by Harue McVay and photography by Jon Rawlings
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
MOLOKAʻI & LANAʻI ONLINE JURYING ONLY
HAWAIʻI ISLAND OCTOBER 16
MAUI OCTOBER 17
KAUA‘I OCTOBER 18
O‘AHU OCTOBER 18
OCTOBER 20, 5:30-6:30 PM
HAWAII CRAFTSMEN 50TH ANNUAL STATEWIDE JURIED EXHIBITION
OCTOBER 24, 6:30-8:30 PM
OCTOBER 1, 2017, 5:30-6:30 PM
HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART SCHOOL
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
OCTOBER 9, 2017, 5:30-6:30 pm
VOLCANO ART CENTER
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Raku Ho'olaule'a 2017
CONTEMPORARY JUROR SHIGERU MIYAMOTO
SEPTEMBER 8 - OCTOBER 7
Selected artwork from the campout will be on display at Gallery `Iolani. The Raku Exhibit will open with a reception and award ceremony.
Mark Sfirri Woodturning Demo
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017
9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
1041 PUUWAI STREET
HONOLULU, HAWAII 96819
$50 (INCLUDES LUNCH) ~ IF PAID BY SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
The Hawaii Forestry Industry Association (HFIA) is bringing in Mark Sfirri this fall for their Woodshow. The Honolulu Woodturners are partnering with HFIA and will have a demonstration and hands-on workshop. The demonstration will be open to general public as well as club members. The hands-on workshop will be restricted to club members.
Mark is well-known in the woodturning world for his brain-bending multi-axis work, and for the humor he brings to both presentations and sculptural pieces like those in his Rejects From the Bat Factory series.
He lectures and demonstrates woodturning and woodworking design and techniques throughout the US, Canada, France, Ireland, England, New Zealand, and Australia.
Mark grew up in Middletown, Pennsylvania and studied fine arts at Penncrest. Mark, who earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Rhode Island School of Design in 1974, and his Master of Fine Arts from the same institution in 1978, was heavily influenced by his mentor Frid, who encouraged Mark to use his primary tool, the lathe in new, creative ways.
Mark uses the lathe to create conventional bowls and spindles which he then manipulates using multi-centered spindles, and a series of crosscuts; the resulting pieces combine concave and convex surfaces with curvilinear contours.
“As a furniture maker and sculptor much of my work centers around the wood lathe-turned object. Turned pieces sometimes turned on several different axes have allowed me to explore form in a spontaneous, mathematical, creative way.”
Well known for his bold composition and meticulous attention to detail, Mark has collaborated on individual pieces with numerous other artists, including Michael Hosaluk and painter Robert Dodge.
2nd Annual Contemporary Craft Juried Exhibition
Follow this link for more information about the upcoming Contemporary Craft Juried Exhibit!
“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.”
BERNICE PAUAHI BISHOP MUSEUM
For the past year I have been conducting weekly Sci-Art sessions at the Bishop Museum where I work on a SciArt project in the public space and talk story about it with visitors. I will be continuing these Tuesday sessions in the Science Adventure Center near the exhibit through its run (29 Sept). My usual hours are 9am-noon. Free with admission!
ART OF THE DRINK AND OTHER DISTRACTIONS:
A STUDY IN LINE PATTERN AND FORM
LOUIS POHL GALLERY
1142 BETHEL STREET
HONOLULU, HAWAII 96813
EXHIBIT DATES AUGUST 1 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 29
MEET THE ARTIST FIRST FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 6-9 PM
Mark Mitsuda’s work is an exploration of line, pattern and texture. He strives to create by reinterpreting both traditional and nontraditional shapes. He seeks to use Venetian techniques to reflect a contemporary aesthetic. Mark seeks to create elegance from a functional shape. Often the relationship of proportion and ornamentation results in a contradiction or implied absurdity, questioning the relationship between decorative and function. His current body of work explores utilitarian vessels through the lens of Venetian technique and contemporary design.
67-1186 LINDSEY RD,
WAIMEA, HI 96743
Hinalua'iko'a in the Hamakua Gallery & Kalo in the Kohala Gallery will
both open on August 3, 5-7 pm, with a short Artist Walkthrough. Both
exhibits will be up August 3 through September 8, 2017, and I will be
doing an Artist Talk on August 19, 10:30-11:30 am.
BODY OF WORKJUNE 29, 2017 - APRIL 29, 2018
Since Paleolithic peoples carved female fertility symbols from stone, we have been fascinated by our own image, and are driven to represent that form in art. Self-representation helped our ancestors create meaning in a dangerous, unknown world, and artists today use the human form to communicate desires, ideologies, and individual and cultural experiences.
These primarily American and European paintings, sculptures, photographs and works on paper, drawn from the museum’s modern and contemporary collection, focus on the human figure in classically inspired works as well as personal and experimental pieces that challenge viewers’ preconceptions. See works by such artists as Robert Arneson, Elmer Bischoff, Robert Colescott, Robert Mapplethorpe, Vik Muniz, Mickalene Thomas, Kara Walker, and Tom Wesselmann that deal with themes such as religion and spirituality, identity, gender, and politics.
This was the final collection-based exhibition organized by Curator of Contemporary Art James Jensen, who sadly passed away in April. His knowledge of the collection, attention to detail, and dedication to the museum will never be forgotten.
TREE OF LIFE
JUNE 4 - SEPTEMBER 10, 2017
EAST-WEST CENTER GALLERY,
JOHN A. BURNS HALL
1601 EAST-WEST ROAD
“TREE OF LIFE,” VLADIMIR PUCHKOVSKI, UZBEKISTAN, CONTEMPORARY, BATIK COLLAGE
This exhibition showcases diverse objects from 20 Asian countries. Although the emphasis is on textiles there are also examples of the Tree of Life image in a multitude of media including paintings, ceramics, basketry, metal work, jewelry, lacquer, stone, wood, and leather. The aim of the exhibition is to create awareness about the importance of ecology to stimulate creativity as well as to highlight cultural understanding and sustainability.Free admission, open to the public
ROBERTA GRIFFITH | UNPLEASANT CONVERSATIONS
THE JOHN DOMINIS AND PATCHES DAMON HOLT GALLERY
JULY 28 TO NOVEMBER 12, 2017
Opening Reception for general pubic:
I have incorporated image transfers into my ceramic work since the 1970s. Research for my current project started three years ago when I began painting abstract compositions with underglaze colors, including text, on thin porcelain sheets, then kiln-firing them for permanence. Titled, The NO Series, the text consisted of one word, which began with NO and expanded to include the words NEVER, NOT, NOPE, NOTHING and NO-NO. These negatives are a visual response to natural and man-made disasters, political and social conflicts, and incivilities that plague our contemporary world.
Unpleasant Conversations consists of white porcelain plates and cups installed in the gallery. Decals made from four black ink NO Series drawings are attached to the plates and cups though kiln-firing. While the cups are installed in disarray on a black table in the center of the gallery, the plates are installed on a yellow band encircling the area. The yellow band, which recalls a yellow caution tape, is bisected by a continuing red line with an arrow that delineates space in various ways. First, as a reference to the horizon line, and therefore, distant space; second, as part of an encircling band, which wraps around and encloses the space encouraging conversation; and third, as an arrow which directs the eye around the area. Normally red signals stop, or the ceasing of movement, yet here it acts to encourage the viewers’ movement around the gallery.
The idea of conversation is further examined through variations of the text. The printed words act as declarations, but also as responses, echoes or even yells, among the plates and the cups or among people. The simple black panels with white text on the circular plates and cups, coupled with the communal reference to the sharing of food and drink, pull people in. At the same time, the words on these everyday objects push people away, reflecting the overwhelming negativity, divisiveness and hostility often found in society today.
FIBER JOURNEYS 2017 JURIED EXHIBITION
HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART SCHOOL GALLERY
AUGUST 25 - SEPTEMBER 10, 2017
TUESDAY - SATURDAY 10:00 AM - 4:00 P
SEPTEMBER 15 - OCTOBER 22, 2017
MONDAY - FRIDAY 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Congratulations to Beverly Major for winning the Hawaii Craftsmen award.
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For 50 years, Hawaiʻi Craftsmen has relied on the generosity of members, supporters, and volunteers like you, who have helped us accomplish our mission to serve as an integral part of the fine craft community, promote fine crafts throughout the state, and support our community of member artists. Help Hawaiʻi Craftsmen continue the sustainability and growth of its programs and events today by making a tax-deductible monetary contribution—however large or small— by sending us a check or contributing online.
Newsletter Call for Content
Is your work in an upcoming exhibit? Do you know of a lecture or event that might be of interest to our membership? Please let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 14th for inclusion in the next newsletter.
Request for Hawaii Craftsmen Historical Documents
Do you have any photographs, newspaper articles, program files, or other information from past Hawaii Craftsmen events? We would love to centralize our archives and fill in any missing holes in our history. Please contact us at info@hawaiicraftsmen or call us at (808) 521-3282.
Strategic Partnerships Program
“IN AN EFFORT TO SUPPORT AN INCREASED PRESENCE OF FINE CRAFT PROGRAMS DURING THE YEAR WE ARE SEEKING PARTNERSHIPS WITH OTHER ART AND FINE CRAFT ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITY ART CENTERS, GROUPS, AND GALLERIES.”
Help us celebrate Hawaiʻi Craftsmen’s 50th Anniversary Year. In an effort to support an increased presence of fine craft programs during the year we are seeking partnerships with other art and fine craft organizations and community art centers, groups, and galleries. We hope that you will see the mutual benefits of these Strategic Partnerships. Ideally we can begin an on-going working relationship to mutually support and promote Hawaii’s fine craft artists working primarily in functional and non-functional 2- and 3 dimensional art in clay, fiber, glass, wood, metal, stone, and mixed media.
We are accepting proposals for exhibits, art events, awards, and workshops. A limited number of awards remain available for additional partnerships.
Our over-arching goal is to celebrate and promote public art exhibitions, art displays, and events featuring fine craft arts and artists and to support artists working in clay, fiber, glass, wood, metal, stone, and mixed media through formal and informal workshops and educational opportunities.
Potential partners should submit an application at least 3 months in advance of your planned project. We are hopeful that together we can increase the appreciation and support of fine craft art throughout the state and beyond!
CONGRATULATIONS TO HAWAII ISLAND ARTS ALLIANCE, HAWAII POTTERS GUILD, UH ART GALLERY-UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA, CURRENT RECIPIENTS OF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM AWARDS.STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS
As a volunteer organization, Hawaiʻi Craftsmen relies on the active participation of its members in volunteering for a wide range of tasks that help us deliver our programs to members and the community. Please consider volunteering as a coordinator or member on one of the following committees. To sign up to volunteer, please visit our volunteer web page.
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE COMMITTEE
Committee members should have interest/experience in membership development and will assist in membership outreach, building greater active membership, and soliciting updates of member contact and interests information.
Committee members should have interest/experience in organizing volunteers; gathering data on volunteer skills, interests, and expertise; and working with program chairs and event coordinators to contact, solicit, and schedule volunteers.
Committee members should have an interest/experience in fundraising, particularly in working with donors and corporate sponsors. Members will be tasked with developing sponsorship packages, with outreach to potential donors and corporate sponsors, and with soliciting gifts in kind and/or monetary donations for programs and events.
To sign up to volunteer, please visit our volunteer web page.
The board is currently seeking nominations for the executive position of President and Treasurer of the Board of Directors. The President is the principle executive officer of the organization; presides at all meetings of the members and of the Board of Directors; is primary signatory to contracts and documents; and, in general, supervises the activities and operations of Hawaiʻi Craftsmen. The Treasurer oversees the financial operations of the organization. These positions require excellent leadership, organizational and people skills, as well as a strong understanding of fine craft arts.
Please send your recommendations/nominations (self-nominations are welcome) and brief biographical information of potential candidates to Terry Savage, Acting President, at email@example.com
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The 2017 annual meeting has been rescheduled to October. The date and venue will be announced once they have been confirmed.
Hawaii Craftsmen meets the Third Wednesday of the month and the meeting is open to members. If you would like to attend, please sign up at Hawaiicraftsmen.org under Events.