Two Fundraisers organized by WAG member Sherree McKellar

Please take a look at these two special events generously organized and hosted by Sherree McKellar.

October 1, 2017, 2 – 5 p.m.: Painting Party to benefit Make a Wish.

Choice of 3 teachers:  Mark Brown, Patrick Ching, Rebecca Snow.

Artist Gathering with Refreshments

Music to Follow 5 – 6:30 p.m.

*Potluck Contribution Appreciated (Contact Sherree).
*Take an art class with your favorite artist and also receive
a gift piece of their work.

$100 Prepaid registration reserves your limited space. Artists will provide all paint, canvas, brushes and supplies and donate 50% of registration fees directly to Make-A-Wish Hawaii.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED – PLEASE SEE FLYER BELOW

Make a Wish Artists Workshop Info

October 29, 2017, 2 – 5 pm.  Art Sale to Benefit the Leukemia Society

Please consider donating work.  Contact Sherree to arrange donation: sherreemckellar (at) gmail.com

Sunday, October 29, 2017
From 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
148 Kaimoani Way
Kailua, Hawaii

Fifty percent of all sales that day go to Lymphoma, Leukemia Society in honor of James E. McKellar (1940-2015) who fought bravely against CMML, a rare kind of leukemia.

Leukemia Society Fundraiser

WAG 58th Annual Member Exhibit will be on display in October

Windward Artist Guild 57th Annual Member Show 2016
Panorama from the center of the gallery from the 2017 show

We are pleased to announce the upcoming WAG Member show which will be on display for the public from October 2 – 28.  It is the 58th annual exhibit – quite a long running show! Our members are encouraged to place 2 works in the show.  Like last year, it will not be juried this year.  Due to state policies, we are not allowed to show any nudity, otherwise, you are free to select quality work to show at the beautiful Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden Gallery.

A link to the prospectus is below:

ProspectusWAG58thAnnualMembersShow2017

Opportunity to Work with Creative Arts Experience

WAG has been contacted to help announce the need for artists and administrators who would like to work with Creative Arts Experience, a non-profit with a focus on creative education for kids and kupuna.  The deadline is August 21, 2017.
Photo courtesy of Creative Arts Experience

SEEKING TRAINER/FACILITATOR and GRANT ADMINISTRATOR/PLANNER

Creative Arts Experience (CAE) is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to increase the quality of life for individuals, families and communities by making creative arts and creative experiences more available, especially for under-served populations. It accomplishes its mission exclusively by volunteers and contracted services.

Applicants would assist CAE in identifying individuals qualified to provide certain services relating to CAE’s awarded grant for FY 2018 from the City and County of Honolulu’s Grant in Aid program.

DEADLINE FOR RESPONSES: August 21, 2017.

Please download this PDF document if you want to learn more:  Kupuna Art Project

You can learn more about CAE on Facebook

Persons meeting all specified qualifications should contact:

Sandy Pohl
President
Creative Arts Experience (808) 226-4787

News for July/August

Aloha!

Ho’omaluhia Gardens

We will be meeting at the end of August to draft our prospectus for the Annual Member Show in October at Ho’omaluhia. It will be the 58th annual show this year – ready your beautiful work and stay tuned for details!

Call for Entry

There are a few very exciting shows coming up as fall begins. Please visit our call for entry page in the website if you are looking for interesting local competitions.

  • The Japanese Chamber of Commerce is holding the annual Excellence Show with intake in August
  • The Hawaii Watercolor Society Open Show 2017 will have intake in September
  • WAG 58th Annual Member Show will have intake in October

 

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Jimmy Tablante on his acceptance into the San Diego Watercolor 37th Annual International Exhibition!

Save the Date

Save the date for the Christmas Party – Sunday evening, Dec. 3. Kaneohe Yacht Club.

Until the next batch of news, happy creating!

Wendy Roberts
WAG webmaster

P.S. If you have news for the WAG newsletter, feel free to email me wendy (at) wendyrobertsfineart.com

Workshop: Lynne Boyer

Kaimana Sun Fun by Lynne Boyer
Kaimana Sun Fun by Lynne Boyer

Lynne Boyer 4 day Plein-air Artist Workshop
Date:   May 15th – 18th, 2017
Price:   $295.00 …  WAG members get 15% discount!

This four day workshop allows students to learn the basics of plein air painting at some of Oahu’s most picturesque beaches.  Whether you are a budding artist still learning the basics, or a more advanced painter, this is a unique opportunity to enhance your skills.  Benefit from one on one attention and explore Oahu’s natural beauty.  This workshop is limited to 8 students allowing for plenty of individual attention.

Please go to Lynne’s website for the Application. You can find contact info for Lynne on her site as well if you have any questions, she invites you to call or email.

The supply list will be sent out upon registration.

www.lynneboyer.com

WAG in MidWeek

The awards given by WAG were covered in the Midweek paper. Here is the link to the newspaper article again for those who want to see all the photos and read more:
http://midweek.com/pdf/Windward/2017/0308/

Please view page 4 to begin reading the article. It looks like the screenshot below…

WAG in Midweek

WAG board members Don Johnson, Suzanne Barnes, MaryAnne Long, Roger Tinius, and Wendy Roberts spent a couple of hours selecting awards, which was certainly a tough task – there were many talented artists in the display. The representatives from the board chose 12 young artists to award $50 each in order to encourage their development as artists.

Don Johnson gave out a special award to an incredible fashion piece in his wife’s honor, and he and MaryAnne Long matched WAG funds to assure we could grant more awards for encouraging our next generation of artists. Thank you Don and MaryAnne for the generosity extended to our next generation of artists!

Art Awards given to Student Artists

Watch the newspaper for an upcoming article about our awards for the recent student show at Hawaii State Art Museum.  WAG board members Don Johnson, Suzanne Barnes, MaryAnne Long, Roger Tinius, and Wendy Roberts spent a couple of hours selecting awards, which was certainly a tough task – there were many talented artists in the display.  The representatives from the board chose 12 young artists to award $50 each in order to encourage their development as artists.  The show was wonderful and had many different media types. Our award choices included paintings, graphite drawings, ink drawings, multimedia, a ceramics piece, a watercolor, an etching, a photograph, and a video produced by 5 students that made everyone a little teary-eyed.  It was all pretty amazing! Photos may be able to be posted later, but may spoil the surprise if posted online right now.

Don Johnson is slated to give out a special award to an incredible fashion piece in his wife’s honor, and he and MaryAnne Long matched WAG funds to assure we could grant more awards for encouraging our next generation of artists. Thank you Don and MaryAnne for the generosity extended to our next generation of artists!

Upcoming Workshops

January is a busy month for workshops. Here are the workshops in chronological order:

JEAN SANDROCK COLLAGE WORKSHOP

Collage by Jean Sandrock
Collage by Jean Sandrock

WAG presents: Painting in Paper Collage Workshop by Jean Sandrock, Mixed Media Collage Artist  www.jeansandrock.com

Saturday, January 14, 2017, 8:30am – 3:30 pm.
Private Residence in Kailua – exact address sent to participants
$40 per WAG participant; $55 for non-WAG members
Max 20 participants

* UPDATE 1/5/2017 *  Most seats are filled but there are a couple of spots left.  Please contact us at windwardartistsguild at gmail.com to let us know you are attending, and send a check for $40 (or $55 for non-WAG members – you can join for $30 and immediately get the WAG member discount if you prefer.  Membership is available here: http://windwardartistsguild.org/joinrenew/)

WAG
88 Pinana Street
Kailua HI 96734

More details and the exact address of the workshop will be given with an email letting you know how to prepare for the workshop. Materials are included in your fee and most if not all will be provided by the teacher.

You will cover the following topics

  • sources of inspiration
  • resources
  • methods and techniques
  • materials and supplies
  • designing in collage
  • tearing vs. cutting
  • how to get the most out of your papers
  • demonstration/how to
  • embellishments and additions
  • finishing methods

LYNNE BOYER PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP

A beautiful plein air painting by Lynne Boyer
A beautiful plein air painting by Lynne Boyer

Lynne Boyer’s Plein Aire Workshop
Accomplished plein aire artist Lynne Boyer will be leading her 4-day Plein Aire Workshop on January 23 – 26th 2017.  There are only 8 slots, so if you are interested, sooner is better.  More information can be found on her site: http://lynneboyer.com/workshops or Click here to go straight to the January 2017 listing.  There is an application on the page to fill out online.

Workshop Dates: 1/23/2017 – 1/26/2017
Contact: Lynne Boyer
Email: lynneboyer@me.com
Phone: 808-375-7315

DAWN YOSHIMURA COLOR BRIDGES WORKSHOP

Dawn Yoshimura Color Bridges Workshop
Dawn Yoshimura Color Bridges Workshop
Dawn Yoshimura will teach her meditative watercolor art technique “Color Bridges Watercolor Workshop” on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 10:00am to 12:30pm at the Nohea Gallery, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI  96814.  The cost is $50.00.  Go to the website below to get a full description
of the watercolor workshop.

“Across the Board” Show coming up at Gallery on the Pali

Across the Board Show - WAG Board of Directors
Across the Board Show – WAG Board of Directors

The board of directors for the Windward Artists Guild will be showing their latest work at Gallery on the Pali.

The participating artists are Suzanne Barnes, Marshall Heaney, Don Johnson, Cindy Mochel-Livermore, MaryAnne Long, Cynthia Schubert, Wendy Roberts, Marti Wiese Rounds, and Roger Tinius

The Show will be on display from December 4, 2016 to January 6, 2017 with a reception on Friday, December 9, from 6 – 8 p.m.

Gallery on the Pali is located on the corner of Niolopa Place and Pali Highway in Honolulu. The Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm, weekends from 2 pm-6 pm. There is no admission charge and parking is convenient and free.

We hope to see you there!

57th Annual Member Show is on display

Windward Artists Guild is holding its 57th annual Member’s show at the Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden Gallery October 2 – 28, 2016. Please join us at our reception Saturday, October 8 from 5:00 – 7pm.

MemberShow2016-Announcement

Below is a preview/overview of the show.  The works are beautiful especially in person, and each piece is carefully placed in order to harmonize with the art next to it.  Cynthia Schubert (who organized the exhibit and directed the placement of art on the wall),  MaryAnne Long (who assisted the entire day), and the members who helped hang the art did a wonderful job. Thank you to all our excellent  volunteers and to the members who are displaying their talents.  WAG hopes our visitors enjoy the show!

Windward Artist Guild 57th Annual Member Show 2016

Windward Artist Guild 57th Annual Member Show 2016
Windward Artist Guild 57th Annual Member Show 2016

Windward Artist Guild 57th Annual Member Show 2016

Windward Artist Guild 57th Annual Member Show 2016

Windward Artist Guild 57th Annual Member Show 2016

Windward Artist Guild 57th Annual Member Show 2016