Due to quarantine, all events and workshops have been cancelled for spring and summer. The needs of the community will determine our plans, thus, we are still planning to hold the member show in October, assuming quarantine allows.
Thank you! We look forward to seeing all the new work of our members when it is safe to emerge from our homes and studios.
Wishing you all a wonderful New Year at the easel and beyond!
This is just a small update to let you know the Call for Entry page has been updated (for now). There are more show prospectus expected to come, including Hawaii Watercolor Society’s Member Show within a few days…
Windward Artists Guild held a workshop October 19 with Carl Jennings Professor of Art atWindward Artists Guild held a workshop October 19 with Carl Jennings Professor of Art at Kapiolani Community College. The topic was Nature and the Natural World. Participants were encouraged to develop awareness and sensitivity to nature. They were paint in a way that reveals the feelings of the object or place in a creative way instead of copying literally.
The 59th Annual WAG Member Show is on display at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden Gallery in Kaneohe until October 30. Thank you to everyone who came to the reception and for those who purchased artwork especially! The exhibit is very good and several art pieces found their new homes during the reception. Congratulations to all the artists and to everyone who will be taking home beautiful new original art! Come see the show between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm daily. The gardens are free to the public and boast some of the most beautiful views outside the gallery as well. It’s a great idea to see the show, and then enjoy a picnic lunch or a stroll to the lake. Below are a few of the walls you will see at the show, but not all of them – enjoy the preview!
Take your art to the next level by incorporating your own hand-pulled sheets of paper. Join well-known artist and educator Allison Roscoe who specializes in making unique, beautiful papers for her 2-D and 3-D artwork, including handmade books, sculptures, and illuminated pieces. Her Intro to Papermaking mini-sessions on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 will provide the opportunity for you to make your own sheets of paper while learning about the history of papermaking. Note that these sheets are acid-free, archival quality from fibers pulped in a specialized (and expensive!) Hollander beater.
Sessions are held at the Manoa Heritage Center in Manoa – an inspiring and serene location perfect for these classes. Visit their website at www.manoaheritagecenter.org to register for class, explore additional papermaking special topic classes, and learn more about the center and its mission.
WAG’s Education Committee is in the process of arranging a 2020 workshop onproducing handmade books with Allison to be held on the windward side. Stay tuned for details in early 2020!
From WAG’s Education Committee (Eileen Towata and Jan Stiles)
Hey, WAG members, WAG “wanna-be’s”* and anyone interested in improving your art skills – we have great news about art happenings on the windward side.
In June, we offered “Color Workshop for Painters” at that jewel of a location, Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden in Kaneohe. Our guide into the fascinating realm of color was Professor Carl Jennings**, who gave us 4 hours of in-depth explanations of color and light as well as many helpful hands-on exercises to start turning those concepts into practical solutions for color choice, mixing and application dilemmas. The sold-out workshop attracted artists working with watercolor, acrylics and oil. It was wonderful to see so many members participate and to have non-members also join in. Open to artists at all levels, even experienced painters gained valuable lessons and unanimously are clamoring for more from Carl:
“This workshop taught me about important aspects in mixing color that I hadn’t learned before. The take away from this workshop for me was the value of understanding undertones.”
“The most important thing I learned was to pay attention to the undertones when deciding how to mix colors.”
“How about we reinvite Carl Jennings and have a painting class this time. We have loved his color theory class.”
So after all those Rave Reviews of Carl, we are pleased to announce the Upcoming News that he will be back this fall to teach another workshop. It is planned for October 19 at Ho’omaluhia. Please keep checking the website for registration procedures which will be posted as soon as all details are finalized. And how convenient is it that the workshop is scheduled for October – when you and all your family and friends will be heading to Ho’omaluhia to check out the annual members’ exhibition in the gallery? That second bit of Upcoming News is also a good reminder to you to pay up your dues as only active WAG members may participate in this open (unjuried) show.
*If you are not yet a member, consider joining so that you can participate in WAG exhibitions as well as receive member workshop discounts. Membership is open to all O’ahu residents.
**A great article by artist Maryanne Long profiling Professor Jennings and his innovative approach to color appeared in Windward O’ahu Voice, January 23, 2019 issue. In addition to being a professor and head of painting/drawing division at Kapi’olani Community College, Carl is also an adjunct faculty member at University of Newcastle (Australia).
Color mixing exercise provides great reference for duplicating desired colors for future needs.