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June 2019





We would like to invite everyone to 

KAY MURA
CELEBRATION OF HER LIFE


SATURDAY, JULY 6TH FROM 12PM-4PM
HANAHAUOLI SCHOOL

DOORS OPEN AT 12PM
CEREMONY  1-2PM
REFRESHMENTS AND MEMORY SHARING 2-4PM

Please share with all that would like to come.

Kay Mura Celebration Committee

Contact information:  Christine Feldmann 808-469-7668



Fibermorphic Fashion show

Photo credit: Brandyn Liu









Annual Statewide Exhibition 2019

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO ENTER IN THE HAWAI‘I CRAFTSMEN ANNUAL STATEWIDE EXHIBITION THIS YEAR?

Our world class juror Emily Zaiden will be visiting the Big Island, Maui, Kaua’i and O’ahu to jury each work in person and give free presentations.

REGISTRATION OPENS JULY 15TH AND CLOSES AUGUST 11TH

We have a new and improved online registration system, so if you felt frustrated with CaFE, we hope you will find this much easier to use.

Check out the prospectus for more information:
http://www.hawaiicraftsmen.org/page-1853275


2019 Raku Ho‘olaule‘a Program

Hawaii Craftsmen is pleased to announce the 2019 Raku Hoʻolauleʻa program which was founded in 1977.  Activities celebrate the Raku ceramics art form that originated in 16th century Japan, and will include:

  • Traditional Japanese tea ceremony demonstration at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, East-West Center Garden.  Saturday, September 7, 10:00-12 noon.  Free to the public.
  • Japanese tea bowl "hands-on" wet-clay workshop at the University of Hawaii-Manoa Art Department ceramics studio.  Saturday, September 7, 12 noon-5:00 p.m.  Free to the public.
  • Community Kiln raku firing at Honolulu Museum of Art School. Participants may glaze ceramic tea bowls under the direction of Hawai’i Craftsmen members, see them fired using the Raku process, and take their finished tea bowls home that day. Sunday, September 8, 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Materials fee: $15 per bowl.
  • Raku Hoʻolauleʻa, a three-day community workshop, firing and campout to be held at Camp Mokule'ia on Oahu's beautiful North Shore, from noon Thursday, September 19 through noon Sunday, September 22.  Art works fired over the weekend will be juried in traditional and contemporary raku categories and awards will be presented in both categories.  Registration required.
  • Raku Hoʻolauleʻa exhibition of selected juried art works at Gallery Iolani at Windward Community College.  Friday, November 8 through Sunday, December 5.  Free to the public.

Details on registering for Raku Hoʻolauleʻa activities will be posted in the July Hawai`i Craftsmen newsletter.

Please note: Hawai`i Craftsmen members are welcome to attend meetings of the Raku Hoʻolauleʻa committee that coordinates the program.  Volunteer input and engagement is essential to producing quality program activities that serve Hawai`i Craftsmen members and the community.  The next meeting is scheduled at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, June 5 at Kenjo, Inc. (524 Kalihi Street, corner Colburn Street).


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 info@hawaiicraftsmen.org for inclusion in the next newsletter.

“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.” 

Opportunities


ANOTHER THING TO RING
BELL AND CHIME WORKSHOP

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JUNE 22- 23, & 29-3010 AM - 5 PM





Over the course of two weekends participants will have the opportunity to;

  • Embellish your own bell pattern from a selection of wax shapes
  • Learn how to prepare your pattern for casting
  • Experience the beginning of the investment process
  • Watch and participate in a bronze pour
  • Chase and finish your casting with a patina 

All materials provided. Your own low wattage soldering iron is helpful if you already have.

Cost: $140 + $40 supply fee

Workshop to be held at: Ocean Woodcraft

46-217 Kahuhipa St., #25. Kaneohe, Hi 96744

Contact: jmlau585@gmail to register.

Call 808-232-3971 for questions

(Dragon and Chicken Bells by Susan Thomas)



DONKEY MILL ART CENTER SEEKS TEACHING ARTISTS!




Aloha,

The Donkey Mill Art Center is now soliciting Class Proposals from Teaching Artists for our Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters, and we would love it if you could share with your Teaching Artists and network.

We are seeking proposals for Arts and Culture programs for both youth and adults.

Class Proposals may be submitted via our online form, and are due by June 1, 2019. Our programs staff will reach out for additional details and to confirm classes by June 15, 2019.

DMAC Online Class Proposal Form

Additional information can be found on our website here (this is the most useful link to share if only sharing one). OurTeaching Artist Guide may also be helpful.

Mahalo for all you do to make our islands a more artful place, and thank you for helping to spread the word.



Exhibitions


ALGORYTHMIC EARTH

FISHCAKE 
307C KAMANI ST. 
HONOLULU, HI 
96813 
808.593.1231 

info@fishcake.us

New work by Hawaii Craftsmen members Rae Douglass and Christopher Edwards at fishcake. 

Opens Thursday, May 23
Hours: Monday-Friday 9-5, Saturday 10-4




HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART GIFT SHOP SPOTLIGHT ON MOLOKAI ARTISTS


PINE NEEDLE BASKETS BY TERRY KLERLEIN

Living on Moloka’iTerry Klerlein gathers all the materials used in creating her one-of-a-kind pine needle baskets. Her love for the mountains and forests combined with her appreciation of color, texture, rich designs and natural materials translates easily to the ancient traditional art of pine needle basket weaving. “I’m in awe of the wealth of natural materials to be found on Moloka’i: the treasures from the sea and vegetation. My love of the island and its incredible beauty are my inspiration. I hope every basket I weave is evidence of the joy I find in creating with nature’s gifts, my hands, and my heart.”



T-Shirts by PōMahina designs

Kanoelani Davis, founder of PōMahina Designs, is a true kama a Hina (child of the goddess Hina), with familial ties to Moloka’i extending back for generations. A lifelong cultural practitioner, her dedication to culture, advocacy for cultural awareness and love for design form the basis of the patterns adorning the wearable art of PōMahina Designs



MONOPRINT CARDS BY PAULA SCOTT, $15

Each of Paula Scott‘s handmade monoprints is unique. The botanical prints are from leaves, collected from a nearby forest in Pala’au Park on Moloka’i. Stencils are also used in combination or alone to create layered images. Each card easily fits a 5×7″ frame but they can also be layered in groups of unique color combinations.



GOURMET SEA SALT BY SALT MASTER NANCY GOVE, $12.95

Nancy Gove’s pioneering spirit and devotion to creating the finest quality salt has put Pacifica Hawaii in the forefront of international salt production. Pacifica Hawaii gourmet sea salts are complex on the palate–offering subtle sweetness with the piquancy of sea-extracted salt. The signature gourmet line of Hawaiian Traditionals is timeless and flavorful. The Blush Salts are sophisticated and enticing. The Specialty line is delectable and fun.



Ceramic salt jars by Kim Markham, $40-80

Retired accountant Kim Markham has found her true passion in clay and sculpture.  “As long as I am alive and can shape the clay, I shall be delighted to indulge in earth and water, painting with oxides and elements, pushing forms upward and imagining how my glaze concoctions will mature. And yet, as a ceramic artist I am tormented because I must surrender my creations, in regular and ritual sacrifice, to the kiln gods.  Every firing is followed by days of uncertainty.  Will my intentions be blessed or will I find a horrid mess, an explosion, an abject failure that took many of the diminishing days of my life to create? I’m on a roller coaster of intermittent gratification. I am like a mother who lives vicariously through her children. As my skill has grown, more of my artworks survive, and some are sublime. After firing, I touch them many times to imbue them with additional mana.  I keep them for a while, tracing the glaze runs, memorizing the colors and textures, until it’s time to release them.”


BATIK TEXTILE EXHIBIT BY LIZ TRAIN AND HER STUDENTS

MARCH 09, 2019 - JUNE 09, 2019 
SPALDING HOUSE CAFE
2411 MAKIKI HEIGHTS DR
HONOLULU, HI 96822




EXHIBITION OVERVIEW

Batik is an Indonesian word meaning writing with wax. Waxed areas create a resist design that dyes and paint cannot penetrate. Traditional batik techniques involve successive applications of wax and dye, submerging the fabric in a dye vat one color at a time and layering the wax resist. In this class we use a more modern technique of painting diluted acrylic paints instead of dyes. This allows the artist to use a variety of colors next to each other without the colors mixing with the previous color layer. The tjanting is a traditional tool with a little spout used to apply lines of wax; the tjap is a copper stamp that can be dipped in hot wax to create multiple design areas. Traditional tools and brushes were used to apply hot soy wax resist to the fabric. Soy wax is environmentally friendly and washes out with hot water. Gel glue was also employed as a resist.

The batik class is usually offered in the fall semester at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. Contact etrain@honoluluacademy.org for info.





EXHIBIT: HULIHIA: THE HAWAI‘I NEI INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION

VOLCANO ART CENTER GALLERY
VOLCANOS NATIONAL PARK
1 CRATER RIM DRIVE
VOLCANO, HI 96785

MAY 11 - JUNE 16, 2019






Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition titled HulihiaThe Hawaiʻi Nei Invitational Exhibition on display 9am - 5pm, daily from May 11th until June 16th, 2019 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.  The multi-media exhibition showcases seven outstanding artists who were selected by members of the VAC Board of Directors from the 2018 Hawai’i Nei Exhibition. The selected artists include Elizabeth Miller, Kathleen MishinaNorman Negre, Robin Scanlon, Suzy Zenk-Thompson, Carol Ekela Tredway, and Robin Racoma were asked to explore the theme Hulihia, meaning “complete change”. The resulting body of work honors the extraordinary events of 2018 which created new landscapes of our beloved Hawaiʻi Nei. A special opening reception with the artists is on Saturday, May 11th from 5-7 pm at VAC gallery. Park entrance fees apply.


10x10x10 ARTISTS CHALLENGE

WAILOA CENTER
200 PIOPIO ST,
HILO, HAWAII 96720



Being an exhibiting artist at Wailoa Center is normally a laid-back experience. Participants generally bring in their art at a designated date and time, drop it off with all the necessary information and then leave. When they come back to the artists opening reception they are relaxed and ready to greet the public to talk about their art. Well, that is the normal process for most of the year, but not for May 2019 when Wailoa hosts its annual 10x10x10 Artists Challenge.  Artists participating in this year’s challenge have had one year to develop and construct an installation for one of the ten spaces in the Main Gallery. Artist have only been able to use the defined nine materials plus their artist choice material and only four days to install their art in their assigned space. Anxiety and stress levels are high, even with a good plan because on site issues tend to create a whole new set of problems not encountered in the artist’s studio. This year’s roster of brave artists includes Liz Ambrose, Lahela Camara, Nidhi Chabora, Susan Champeny, Jan Perry-Clark, Nancy DeLucrezia, Shelly Hanaoka, Emily Leucht, Debbie Mitchell, NJ Moses and Kim Roland. The only materials they can use are wooden chopsticks, plastic clear water bottles, crayons, feathers, chicken wire, cardboard, white paint, PVC pipe, connectors/fasteners and their artist choice of a material which they have been asked to keep a secret until installation day. 

There are two previous years where twenty artists have taken up the “Challenge” and are now alumni. Fifteen of these Alumni artists will occupy the Fountain Gallery and the Education Lanai on a much smaller scale using all the same materials and abiding by all the same rules as the Main Gallery artists. Those artists who choose to participate are Dover Abrams, Rose Barber Adare, Charlene Asato, Phan Barker, Baixin Chen, Bob Douglas, Joe Hampton, Codie King, Ben Krome, Jim Rhodes, Trudee Siemann, Shelby Smith, Karrieanne Turvey Warren, Patrick Warren and Jay West.

Wailoa Center will be open during the week of the exhibit installation starting April 29th, however, the Main Gallery will be closed to the public due to the chaos of installation and safety concerns. The galleries will re-open at the reception for the artists on Friday, May 3rd from 5 pm to 7pm. Artists will be introduced at 5:00 p.m. after which time the Main Gallery will be open to the public. Light refreshments will be offered. This event is free and open to the public.  In addition, Saturday, May 4TH Wailoa Center will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  with the 10x10x10 artists being present for a gallery walk and talk with visitors from 10:00 a.m. to noon. There will be a demonstration later in the month on how to create chopstick structures by artist Susan Champeny on Thursday May 16TH from noon to 2:00 p.m.

Wailoa Center is a Division of State Parks, Department of Land and Natural Resources. It is free and opened to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Center is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and State Holidays. For additional information please call 933-0416 or email wailoa@yahoo.com.




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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.  

Volunteers Needed

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. 


VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE 

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. 


FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE 

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.

Board of Directors Nominations

The board is currently seeking nominations for the Vice President and Treasurer of the Board of Directors.  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 president@hawaiicraftsmen.org 

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