WAG Workshop: William Zwick

The Figure in Plein Aire for Oil Painters
WAG Members 2016 Workshop

William Zwick
William Zwick

William Zwick is well known in the arts community of Oahu; he the owner and principal instructor at Zwick Academy of Fine Art (ZAFA) in Honolulu. He is extremely accomplished in portraiture, figurative work, and landscape.

He will teach The Figure in Plein Aire for Oil Painters in our first workshop of 2016.

SCHEDULE
William Zwick will teach The Figure in Plein Aire for Oil Painters as a workshop over 4 consecutive Mondays sessions from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Feb 22, Feb 29 (it’s Leap Day!), March 7 and March 14, 2016.

Session 1 – Elements of figure drawing and painting at ZAFA Studio. Live model.
Session 2 – Elements of Landscape Painting from nature.
Session 3 – We will be working from a live model in a landscape setting.
Session 4 – Same as Session 3.

PREREQUISITES
Participants should already have familiarity with the use of oil paints.
Materials list will be provided after registration.
The workshop is being offered to WAG members. You may renew or join, but you must be a member to participate.

HOW TO RESERVE A SPOT
Cost is $200.00. Participants should send a check for the full amount to:
Windward Artists Guild
1293 Maleko St,
Kailua, HI 96734

Deadline for registration is February 15, 2016.
The workshop is limited to a maximum of 10 participants, and will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Please write your check payable to “Windward Artists Guild”, and provide your name, phone number, and email address in order to receive updates and the supply list.

We anticipate this workshop will fill well before the deadline, but all checks must arrive by February 15.

ABOUT THE TEACHER
William Zwick runs and teaches at the Zwick Academy of Fine Arts (ZAFA) 1041 Maunakea Street, Honolulu. Please see zwickacademyoffinearts.com

A Free Demonstration by Thomas Deir

KAILUA ARTIST THOMAS DEIR
TO GIVE FREE WORKSHOP AT BEN FRANKLIN

Thomas Deir, who specializes in everything from tile murals to realism and abstract art, will give a free 2 hour workshop at Ben Franklin in Enchanted Lakes on Saturday, March 19 from Noon till 2:00.

HOW TO CREATE A PAINTING FROM SCRATCH
It will consist of planning an idea to a finished colored sketch and then to a painting. There will be no special tools needed, just a note book and a pencil to take notes.

Deir will be prepared do some demonstration of painting techniques as well. Feel free to ask questions along the way. Deir wants to help people express their ideas and show them how he does it. To see some of his work, go to www.ThomasDeir.com

 

Holiday Party

It’s almost holiday time and WAG is celebrating in style. We have planned a beautiful catered party at Sherree’s courtyard on the beach. There will be live music and great company, gourmet food and an amazing ambiance. Please join us – if you are not a WAG member, you can join us and get year’s worth of access to exhibits, events, and workshops as well as helping to fund the charitable activities WAG performs every year. Educational grants and sponsorships of events that stimulate the arts in our local area are the focus of WAG’s efforts in the community. See the flyer for details. We hope to see you there!

WAG Holiday Party 2015 Invite

Please note, you do not have to live on the windward side to be a WAG artist. We were founded on the windward side, and most of our educational grants are centered here, but if you are on Oahu and want to participate, we welcome you!

AHA Miniature Show 2015

The Association of Hawaii Artists (AHA) announces its Fourth Annual Miniature Show opening November 2 through November 28 at the Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden, Visitor Center Gallery, 45-680 Luluku Road, Kaneohe, HI. Exhibit hours are daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The public is invited to the opening reception on Saturday, November 14, 4-6 p.m. All artwork is 8×10 inches (without frame) or smaller and will be available for purchase.

Juror James Goodman is an Associate Professor of Art and Dean of Arts and Sciences, Leeward Community College.
Warren Stenberg will be the curator.
Linda Umstead will be chair of the show.

Reception and Awards from the 56th Annual Member Exhibit

With October almost over, it’s the perfect time to plan a visit to the exhibit if you have not seen it yet. The show is up until October 30, 2015, at the Gallery at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens (45-680 Luluku Road, Kaneohe). The gallery is open daily from 9 AM – 4 PM, and entry into the gallery and garden is free.

The reception and awards were presented on the evening of Friday, October 9, 2015. I am finally posting a recap with photos of the reception.

First, the awards for this exhibit were as follows:

Juror William Zwick, Linh Tang, Davilla Harding, Warren Stenberg, K Armstrong, Dorothy Brennan
Juror William Zwick, Linh Tang, Davilla Harding, Warren Stenberg, K Armstrong, Dorothy Brennan

First Place: Linh Tang
Second Place: Davilla Harding
Third Place: Warren Stenberg
Honorable Mentions: Dorothy Brennan, K Armstrong

Congratulations to all our excellent winners! The work was of a particularly high caliber this year. Thank you to William Zwick, the curator, for helping jury and hang the show.

The board members were all present except for President Carol Moore.

WAG Board: Cindy Livermore, Sherree McKellar, Wendy Roberts, Marti Rounds, Ted Clark, Suzanne Barnes, Anita Bruce, (not pictured: Carol Moore)
WAG Board: Cindy Livermore, Sherree McKellar, Wendy Roberts, Marti Rounds, Ted Clark, Suzanne Barnes, Anita Bruce, (not pictured: Carol Moore)

Thanks to everyone who attended the reception. Thanks also to everyone who visits the show throughout October, and particularly to those who have purchased works from the show. We appreciate your support of the arts in our community!

WAG 56th Annual Member Art Exhibit

Hoomaluhia WAG 56th Annual Members Exhibit
Hoomaluhia WAG 56th Annual Members Exhibit

Windward Artists Guild is holding the 56th annual member exhibition October 4 – 31, 2015, at the Gallery at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens (45-680 Luluku Road, Kaneohe).  The gallery is open daily from 9 AM – 4 PM, and entry into the gallery and garden is free. Please join us at the reception (open to the public), Friday, October 9, 2015 5:30 – 7:00 P.M.

The show was juried by William Zwick and features a wide array of styles and genres from talented Oahu artists.

After a whirlwind of activity setting up the show, we are pleased to say that there were a lot of amazing pieces entered in the latest Windward Artists Guild Exhibit.  The overall caliber of work is very strong this year.

Here are a few photos for a glimpse of the show, but it doesn’t begin to capture every piece, or the beautiful details of each work.  Don’t miss the chance to see it in person!

Hoomaluhia WAG 56th Show
Hoomaluhia WAG 56th Show
Hoomaluhia WAG 56th Show
Hoomaluhia WAG 56th Show
Hoomaluhia WAG 56th Show
Hoomaluhia WAG 56th Show

 

 

Invitation from Urban Sketchers to WAG (and beyond)

uskoWAG members (and really any interested artist reading this), is invited to become involved in  Urban Sketchers O‘ahu (USkO) . I received the following invitation to our membership from Sebastian, one of the members of USkO:
” Urban Sketchers O‘ahu is the regional chapter of Urban Sketchers, an international organization dedicated to raise awareness, interest, and enthusiasm for urban sketching (aka “sketching on location”) as a way to document local scenes, express ourselves artistically, and make connections with the community. Our group is made up of artists of all experience levels and with varied preferences when it comes to styles and media. At present, we meet monthly, generally on Saturday mornings, but we will be adding events in the future. 
 
Our next event will be at “Art on the Zoo Fence” by Kapi‘olani Park on October 3, 2015. It will give us the opportunity to sketch people and art stands, as well as interact with local artists. We hope that you will join us!
 
Aloha,
Sebastian”
If you read this entry after October 3, 2015 or you can’t attend on the Oct. 3 event (which is also the intake date for our WAG show, so understandably, this may not be the most easy event for many of us to attend), you can always find out the latest events and join USkO at the following link: https://uskoahu.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/
Thank you for reaching out to us, Sebastian and Urban Sketchers!

WAG Grant Helps Fund a Castle High School Art Field Trip

High School Students working at Hoomaluhia
High School Students working at Hoomaluhia

Lucky Castle HS art students! Their teacher, Casilda Gracias used her 2015 WAG grant for a field trip to Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden.

Her concept was to have students research native Hawaiian plants, then create both a pastel painting, and a canvas painting, using the techniques of artist Georgia O'Keefe. They additionally learned the meaning of endemic, indigenous and native plants, as well as state laws that govern over threatened and endangered native Hawaiian plants.

Hard at work
Hard at work

Their chalk pastel painting designs were first sketched in pencil.  The subject had to touch all 4 sides of the paper, and the focal point was required to be off center. The sketches showed value, shadows and highlights, then were colored with pastel in either warm, cool, or realistic colors. At the end of the project, each student successfully produced a Native Hawaiian mini canvas watercolor painting.

Some of the finished works
Some of the finished works