WAG Annual Member Exhibition Prospectus

Windward Artists Guild is holding the 56th annual member exhibition coming up in October at the Gallery at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens (45-680 Luluku Road, Kaneohe).  Intake for the show is October 3, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. (No late entries – please be on time to prevent disappointment).

WAG 56th Annual Membership Show Prospectus

Reception will be Friday, October 9, 2015 5:30 – 7:00 P.M.

Exhibiting artists, please bring a pupu to share. Bring your friends to celebrate!

Pastel Artists of Hawaii 2015 Juried Show Prospectus

Pastel Artists of Hawaii will present their 2015 Juried Open Pastel Show on November 5, 2015, at Place, the WAG venue this Spring. The juror for this year’s show is Dawn Emerson ( http://dawnemerson.com/ ), who will also be presenting a four-day Pastel Workshop November 6 – 9 in Nuuanu. Entry deadline is September 14, and the PAH requires that submitted works be at least 80% soft pastels, and no oil pastels. Full entry details are in the prospectus.

2015 PAH Open Juried Show Prospectus

 

Note: The prospectus has undergone a revision 8/8/15.  I have changed the above prospectus to the new one.

Windward Artists Guild Grants

Although this story is mentioned briefly in the newsletter for WAG, I wanted to flesh out the details and share a little more of the story of the charitable side of the Windward Artists Guild. For years now, WAG has been donating grants to education in the community in the arts. Each year, windward Oahu teachers can apply to receive grants to help buy art supplies for the classroom to lighten the burden on the art teachers in our community. WAG also helps with the Total Life Recovery Program in the Women’s Community Correctional Center by providing a grant to Cynthia Schubert Richmond, a member of WAG and the volunteer art teacher in charge of the art class for WCCC. In teaching the ladies at the facility, she hopes they will learn to use artistic expression as a coping mechanism with the challenges they face.

I asked Cynthia to write a little bit about the program, and this is what she wrote, “Ruth Pistor, who was a member of WAG and a signature member of the Hawaii Watercolor Society started teaching there about eleven years ago. Unfortunately, she passed away at 91 a little over two years ago. That’s when I came into the picture. Ruth and I were friends from church and after she passed away, she left a huge gap in our hearts and in the prison ministries. That’s when I decided to talk with Chaplain Tammy from TLR who told me that they would love to have me take over. All volunteers have to go through an eight hour training session at the Dillingham correctional facility. So after doing that and turning in letters of recommendation, I began teaching one day a week, an hour and a half each time. I can’t say enough about how this ministry helps both the women and the teachers. I feel blessed by the experience of being with women who are free just by knowing God even though they are in prison. I teach them about art. They teach me about life. Doesn’t seem like a fair trade but that’s how it is! :)

WAG has generously given our class $250 in 2013 and increased it to $500 in 2014! TLR and I are indebted to this financial support. If anyone would like to donate art supplies, they can email me.” Cynthia’s email is c_schubertrichmond (at) hotmail.com. Please note that I always include emails written in a format to avoid the automatic SPAM robots, so simply replace the (at) with @ and take out the spaces. For more information about the Total Life Recovery Program, please visit http://totalliferecovery.org/programs.html

Member News

Aloha WAG members! We have a few pieces of news from our members. This week is the last to see two of our members’ art on display: Anita Bruce is at Gallery on the Pali (2500 Pali Highway) in a show entitled, “Undercurrents of Tradition”, Sherree McKellar is showing her work in the Honolulu Academy of Art’s Gallery at Linekona (1111 Victoria Street). Both shows run until the last day of January, so time is of the essence. Marcia Morse is part of a show called “13 Women” at the Pegge Hopper Gallery until February 21, 2015.

There are a few interesting art events continuing or starting in February. The Schaffer Art Portrait Challenge is now on display in Maui and runs until March 22, 2015. The People’s Choice Award will be announced on March 14 at the reception. WAG artist Jimmy Tablante was juried into the show, so make sure to look for his contribution if you get a chance to see the show. The Punahou Carnival is on the horizon, Opening night is Feb 3 4:30pm – 8 pm, and the carnival is happening on Feb. 6 and 7, 11am – 11pm. A couple of WAG members will be donating work, including Lynne Boyer and Esperance Rakotonirina.

If you are a WAG member and have news, a correction or addition to what you see posted here, a show, or a workshop you would like to have posted here, you can contact Wendy Roberts (wendysroberts (at) gmail.com).