Workshops & Opportunities
The Artist, Kapa Maker, and Teacher, Page Chang of Pukoʻa Studios is opening a pop-up art gallery and Kapa workshop for the Holiday Season. Currently Page operates Pukoʻa Studios upstairs at 90 North King Street in Chinatown.
The pop-up gallery is located downstairs at 96 North King Street, across from The Pig and The Lady, Pageʻs oil paintings, Kapa art, and Kapa jewelry are on display and for sale. Kapa making and design demonstrations daily.
Kapa is a beautiful, renewable, sustainable product and is a true Hawaiian art. Come in and shop and/or learn how to make your own Green, Local, Native Hawaiian products. Schedule a private Kapa Wear Party for up to 20 of your friends.
The Pop-Up gallery/workshop will open on November 24, 2017 and close on January 6, 2018.
Hours of operation will be:
Private classes and Kapa Wear parties will be held throughout the week.
DISPLAY ARTWORK AT REAL OFFICE SPACE IN CHINATOWN
Artists! We still have the option to display artwork at Real Office Center space in Chinatown. Currently, Deanna Gabiga has macro photography of her wire sculpture work hanging in the foyer:
Turning the camera lens on her own wire sculpture pieces, Deanna opens up new views of her work. The Ocean Wave Series contains “Out to Sea” (16” x 20”) which was juried into the 2016 Fiber Exhibition, In, Of, or About Fiber. The additional 5 pieces are also printed on Aluminum, 20” x 20"
100 SCULPTORS OF TOMORROW
100 SCULPTORS OF TOMORROW will be an insightful, diverse, and inspiring survey of emerging and unknown talent working in the field of sculpture, selected by a distinguished and knowledgeable panel of international jurors, and will be the culmination of a major undertaking to identify the 100 most exciting, up-and-coming sculptors presently at work. It is the follow-up to the groundbreaking and highly-regarded publication 100 PAINTERS OF TOMORROW, which went on to launch many artists’ careers and is still a leading resource on some of the most important emerging painters working today worldwide.
100 SCULPTORS OF TOMORROW will be the second book in the series and, like its predecessor, will be authored by Kurt Beers, Director of Beers London, and published by Thames & Hudson.
The goal of the book is to offer a platform for included artists to reach a wider audience and gain international exposure and critical reception. For the purpose of consideration, ‘sculpture’ will refer to any artwork predominantly defined – but not limited by – its three-dimensionality made by carving, modelling, casting or constructing; or any artwork including installation, site-specificity, and which may also include some two-dimensional work, temporal/video-based work, sound-based and/or performance work.’
The book will feature high-quality reproductions of each artist’s work (see examples of interior), plus short texts that include biographical information and quotations from the artists themselves, to provide greater insight into their ways of thinking and individual creative methods. It will also include other resources, such as a further listing of artists to watch, recommended reading, and individual juror picks. This will be the definitive book on the most promising emerging sculptors currently at work.
The 100 artists selected for inclusion will be chosen by a jury of professionals in the field of sculpture, through a combination of online open-call submissions, as well as juror recommendation*. 100 PAINTERS OF TOMORROW included 53 men and 47 women from 37 countries.
The jurors are Anne Ellegood, Senior Curator at the Hammer Museum; Clare Lilley, Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park; Jiang Jiehong, Professor of Chinese Art at Birmingham School of Art; Francesca Gavin, freelance writer, curator and editor whose credits include Dazed & Confused, Vogue, and Elle; David Huber, critic, editor, and frequent contributor to Artforum; Natalie King, curator and Senior Research Fellow at the Victorian College of Arts, Melbourne; Stefan Simchowitz, art collector, curator and advisor; and Anita Zabludowicz, UK-based collector and head of the renowned Zabludowicz Collection; as well as author Kurt Beers, Director of Beers London and author of 100 PAINTERS OF TOMORROW.
*Artists selected through juror recommendation will be identified as such in the book, and will amount to approximately 35-50% of total inclusion.
100 Sculptors of Tomorrow focuses on emerging sculptors working anywhere in the world. There is no age limit for entry, but selected artists should have gained a certain level of professional recognition as detailed below. There are no specific educational or professional criteria for selection but eligible applicants should have achieved at least one of the following:
• a degree from an accredited institution; or
“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.”
Hawaii Craftsmen mourns the loss of one of our founding members, Frances Pickens. She was a key founder of Hawaii Craftsmen in 1968 and served as President in 1988-89. Frances passed away at home on November 4th at the age of 90. Frances was a jewelry and metal artist since 1963. She taught art at Punahou School, Kamehameha School, the University of Hawaii and the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Frances played a key role in establishing the jewelry metal shop and classes at the Honolulu Museum of Art School.
“Frances Pickens: A Retrospective,” which included selected creations from forty years of Frances’s work, including jewelry and sculptural forms constructed from a variety of metals and techniques, was exhibited in the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Graphic Arts Gallery, in 2001. Frances’ work is included in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Honolulu Academy of Arts, and the Hawai’i State Art Museum. Her work has also been exhibited in shows at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, Renwick Gallery, Washington D.C., Artists of Hawai’i (Distinguished Artist in 1991) and many Hawaii Craftsmen Annual Shows.
There will be a memorial service January 19 from 5-8 PM. Email Carole Chun at email@example.com for more information.
LIFT - THE AIR SHOW
DECEMBER 16, 2017 - JANUARY 6, 2018
HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART SCHOOL GALLERY
Opening Reception: Friday, December 15, 5:30-8:00 PM
A group of nine Hawaii Craftsmen member artists will present an all media art exhibition titled “lift” exploring the elemental force – Air. The lift exhibition seeks to explore the ways in which we encounter and experience the concept of "air" and its myriad associations. This exhibition presents interpretations and observations to promote dialogue between artists and viewers. Air is the breath we take in on our first day and give up on our last. Gentle breezes, cooling trade winds, dangerous hurricanes--air is the hand that touches all. Colorless and odorless, or gray and foul, air is the chameleon with a multitude of faces. Gliding unseen or scattered through with leaves, air is the invisible fox winding through our cities. Air is thin blue serpent between earth and the black void of space. Participating artists and their retrospective media/technique are as follows:
Adella Buss –ecoprinting, fiber, mixed media
A Brief History of the Exhibits
The group was established in 2003 by ceramist and past president of Hawaii Craftsmen, Jim Winters, for ceramists interested in collaborating with artists working in other media. This first exhibition was entitled “Multiple Personalities” and focused on the artists presenting a portfolio of their current work along with a large collaborative group piece. This show, as well as all subsequent shows were held in the Main Gallery of the Honolulu Museum of Art School and were curated by the current director. The first show included artists working in wood, ceramics, and mixed media.
Upon the close of that show and the death of Winters, a subset of participating artists decided to continue working toward his goals of connecting artists from differing disciplines, exhibiting new work, and providing learning opportunities for the arts community and general public. This new group developed the second exhibition entitled “Illuminate” (the Moon Show). This 2007 curated exhibition included new mediums – jewelry, fiber and metal clay. This exhibit also incorporated new exhibition goals that directly addressed the educational mission of the Honolulu Museum of Art School and their programs.
“Thirst” (the Water show), which was held in 2011, was the group’s third exhibition. That exhibition added printmaking, a guest performance piece and an educational video into the mix. This video project, which was produced by the Video Technology Group under OCISS of the Hawaii State Department of Education, was made available for use by classroom teachers and the general public across the state.
“Dirt”, the fourth exhibition in the series, was shown in September of 2014, continuing a pattern of a group exhibit every three to four years. Through these exhibitions the group continues its efforts to provide unique opportunities and educational experiences for artists and the viewing public.
“Lift”, will be the fifth exhibition in the series and will feature nine artists that have exhibited previously with the group. Like a flock of birds, the ideas and objects presented here alight in unexpected places. Unlike birds, however, the only traces they leave are the ones viewers carry away inside.
IRRESISTIBLE RESIST: THE ART OF INDIAN DYES AND DESIGN
OCTOBER 29, 2017 - FEBRUARY 11, 2018
MAYOR JALABAI KHALIFA WEARING A TIE-DYE SADLA, BHADALI, BHUJ, GUJARAT,2016 PHOTOGRAPHER: GAYLE GOODMAN
Hours: Weekdays: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sundays Noon-4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free of charge
Guided gallery tours will be offered Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
Between Ocean and Sky: Hana Yoshihata
Hawai'i-island artist Hana Yoshihata is inspired by her experiences on traditional voyaging canoes such as the Hokule‘a. Working on sheets of paper placed flat on the floor or table, Yoshihata applies sea and fresh water, and adds ink and paint, allowing them to flow together and dry freely. She often combines this technique with detailed brushwork of linear patterns and forms, resulting in sensual, layered surfaces that evoke coastal and submerged topography, or the vastness of the night sky.
The Feeling of Movement: Sculptural Woodwork of Derek Bencomo
Maui-based wood artist Derek Bencomo uses the wood’s natural shape and grain lines to create fluid pieces that curve and stretch out in three dimensions. His works appear to be crawling or dancing on spider-or-anemone-like legs or call to mind natural shapes such as shells, leaves or flower buds.
Petrichor Fall: Dana Brewer
Dana Brewer draws inspiration from the natural world and from the power of heat and gravity used in the creation of her glass forms. Her installation designed for the First Hawaiian Center gallery features multiple blown glass leaves and is reminiscent of the shape and movement of a waterfall.
Into the Woods: Hiroko Sakurai
Artist and paper conservator Hiroko Sakurai exhibits images of trees on multi-panel screens, scrolls, and mixed-media paintings on wood. Her works express a stillness and tranquility in their simplified forms and employ meticulous handwork, often borrowed from traditional art and craft techniques, which she practices repeatedly and patiently, as though the process were a kind of meditation.
MIXED MEDIA MINIATURE No 20
NOVEMBER 16 - DECEMBER 16, 2017
Opening Reception on Thursday, Nov. 16 4:30-7:30 pm
MATCHBOOK PLUS XIII
NOVEMBER 17TH - DECEMBER 30TH
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.
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!
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Request for Hawaii Craftsmen Historical Documents
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