Hawaii Craftsmen’s members are cordially invited to the organization’s annual meeting which will be held on Friday, October 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 101 at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. The annual meeting will follow a lecture by British-Kenyan artist Magdalene Odundo at Honolulu Museum of Art, and a potluck reception for Ms. Odundo provided by our members. The annual meeting agenda will include the election of board members and officers for the coming year, and an overview of Hawaii Craftsmen’s programmatic highlights and finances for the past year. We hope you will attend.
We are pleased to note that the Hawaii Craftsmen 50th Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition will open on Tuesday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery. The evening will include refreshments and the presentation of awards provided by a number of generous local donors. Please join this special celebration of Hawaii Craftsmen’s 50th anniversary and the many talented artists who work in a variety of mediums throughout the state.
Hawaii Craftsmen 50th Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition
HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART SCHOOL
Artwork by Harue McVay and photography by Jon Rawlings
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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
Workshops & Opportunities
BRONZE CASTING CLASS WITH JACKIE MILD LAU
Bronze Casting Class Schedule
September 28, - December 14, 2017
Thursday, September 28: Intro, Slide show overview, Map out projects, Begin modeling in clay or wax, Armature, Fees, Safety gear
Thursday, September 12: Continue to develop and complete clay or wax model
Thursday, October 19: Mold making, Plaster, Other
Thursday, October 26: Cast and chase waxes
Thursday, November 2: Gating
Thursday, November 9: Begin ceramic shell investments. Class members will take turns in groups to dip and stucco 10 layers during the week. Times arrangements to be determined as a group.
Thursday, November16: Begin de-wax. We may need to add additional days as necessary to complete whole class body or work
Thursday, November 30: Pour
Thursday, December 7: Chase and additional pour if needed
Thursday, December 14: Chase and Patina
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 pm approximately
Fees: Tuition is $300 for duration of 3 month class & $150 for supplies during class. Additional shop time beyond class is $100/month & $50/month for supplies if working on a new project. No supply fee to finish ongoing work. Students can arrange for additional shop time with in scheduled class period at no extra charge. Supplies provided are recycled clay, plaster, wax, ceramic shell, propane, abrasives, patina chemicals and use of reference books. Bronze will be paid for based on the weight of the completed casting. The shop, located on Kahuhipa Street in Kaneohe is a rented space so your tuition is a big help in covering that expense. Please wear covered shoes at all times. Additional safety gear will be discussed in the first class meeting.
Bronze Casting Course Description
September 28, - December 14, 2017
This class will explore the process of creating a work of art using a Lost Wax method of metal casting and a ceramic shell form of investment. We will progress fromdeveloping an original image in clay, wax or other material, to making simple molds, adding gatingsystems to promote a steady flow of metal during the pour into investments of built up layers of liquid ceramic shell and granular coatings of stucco. Once wax is removed from the completed ceramic shells they will be filled with molten bronze and allowed to cool. After breaking away the ceramic shell investment from the castings, metal necessary for the pour, but not part of the artwork is cut away. For the final steps a patina and protective wax coating are applied to to the finished surface. Students will work both individually and as a cooperative group during the various phases of the class. For questions email Jackie Mild Lau at firstname.lastname@example.org
“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.”
THE GLASS MENAGERIE
LOUIS POHL GALLERY
OCTOBER 3 - OCTOBER 27, 2017
MEET THE ARTISTS FIRST FRIDAY OCTOBER 6, 6-9 PM
Featuring recent glass art by Kathy Farley, Sidney Lynch, Drew Matsumoto, Terry Savage, Bud Spindt, and Liz Train
2017 HAWAII’S WOODSHOW™
SEPTEMBER 23 - OCTOBER 8, 2017
TUESDAY - SUNDAY 10 AM to 5 PM
HAWAI’I CRAFTS II: CERAMICS FROM HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART
AUGUST 24, 2017 - OCTOBER 20, 2017
ABSTRACTIONS IN PAINT, WOOD, AND FIBER:
AUGUST 24, 2017 - OCTOBER 20, 2017
BIG ISLAND WOODWORKERS INVITATIONAL
GENDER BEND: WOMEN IN WOOD, MEN AT THE LOOM
Congratulations to Hawaii Craftsmen Member Sharon Doughtie for a mention in October/November edition of American Craft magazine for her piece in the Fuller Craft Museum's show "Gender Bend, Women in Wood, Men at the Loom".
FULLER CRAFT MUSEUM
OCTOBER 21, 2017 - MARCH 11, 2018
Gender Bend: Women in Wood, Men at the Loom is a multi-media exhibition featuring male weavers alongside female wood turners – two populations that have been traditionally underrepresented in their fields. This project will introduce the public to remarkable artists who challenge our long-held perceptions about their chosen fields, while encouraging new practitioners to consider mediums rich in possibility. The visually resplendent exhibition offers wide appeal across all audiences, providing multiple programming opportunities geared to engage our patrons during the exhibition’s run and beyond. Jon Eric Riis and Tib Shaw are co-curators.
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.
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
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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We are making sure that we have all members' current contact information to keep everyone informed and up to date on Hawaii Craftsmen events and opportunities. We are also tracking members' preferred art medium to help us make decisions about what programs to provide. Please take the time to sign in at Hawaiicraftsmen.org, update your contact information, and adjust your membership level or status as needed, so we can serve you better!
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 email@example.com by October 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.
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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 THE RECIPIENTS OF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM AWARDS INCLUDING HAWAII ISLAND ARTS ALLIANCE, HAWAII POTTERS GUILD, UH ART GALLERY-UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA, MOLOKAI ART CENTER, HFIA/HAWAII'S WOODSHOW, AND EAST HAWAII CULTURAL COUNCIL.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Hawaii Craftsmen’s annual meeting will be held on Friday, October 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 101 at the Honolulu Museum of Art School.
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.