The 60th Annual Member Show is now online:
We are pleased to announce that the latest Windward Artists Guild Show is now available to view! Featuring 32 artists, 107 beautiful art works, and awards selected by accomplished Maui artist Carmen Gardner. Most of the art in the show is available for purchase with the click of a button (with shipping and taxes included) to make it an easy process to get a beautiful new piece of art !
WAG is turning 60 this year, so we are gearing up for a special show to celebrate this landmark. 2020 Online Show: 60 years of WAG will be an online show since many local venues are shut down.
Online shows do have certain advantages. They are easier to share with friends and family who live far away, and they don’t have to be taken down rapidly to share a finite physical space. Sales can be more easily facilitated by e-commerce. Lastly, anyone who is comfortable with technology can help select awards, no matter where they live.
We have taken this opportunity to seek a juror from the neighbor islands. Accomplished Maui watercolor artist and teacher Carmen Gardner has agreed to select awards for us.
Please see her artist bio sheet here, listing her many awards and professional highlights:
Also, please visit her website to see her beautiful art and learn more: www.carmengardner.com
We are excited to offer this show to our members! You may download the prospectus here:
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!
The 59th Annual Members Show is on display
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden Gallery
45-680 Luluku Rd Kaneohe, HI 96744
(located near the visitor’s center)
Open Daily 9 am – 4 pm
There is a reception open to the public
October 13, 2019
4 pm – 6 pm
You are invited to attend and encouraged to bring friends or family along to meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. We hope to see you there!
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!