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WAG Ultra Exhibit II now on display

Once again Windward Artists Guild has placed a show at Pauahi Tower’s gorgeous second floor space which is covered in beautiful travertine stone and topped by soaring coffered ceilings.  The spacious venue allows WAG artists to show their large works which offer a valuable interior design option for offices and homes and the chance to collect major works from talented local artists.

All works are for sale and 15% of those sales are donated to Windward Artists Guild whose mission since 1960 has been to stimulate the visual arts on Oahu.  We will use the proceeds to fund our education grants, workshops, and to help sponsor art events that are beneficial to the community.

The Ultra Exhibit is on the second floor (up the escalators or elevators).

Show Dates: August 4, 2018 – End date to be announced later (Likely early 2019)
Pauahi Tower is open from 6 am – 6 pm on weekdays, Saturdays 8 am – 2 pm; Closed Sunday
Location: 1003 Bishop St, Honolulu, HI 96813
Parking entrance is on the left at approximately 1080 Alakea Street (Bishop Square Parking), or you may park in public parking at Alii Place across the street if you prefer a more affordable option with a small walk.

WAG Workshop: Flower Power with Yvonne Manipon

Aloha Artists!  Join us for a wonderful workshop this October.

To participate, please download this form, fill out and return page 2:

2018 Flower Power workshop

Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 10:00 am until NOON
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden, 45-680 Luluku Rd., Kaneohe
Join Yvonne, an accomplished artist and art educator, in this fun workshop sponsored by Windward Artists Guild (WAG) for artists of all levels. Beginners are especially welcome.

This workshop will include:
• Using your observational skills and finding inspiration in nature
• Learning techniques for creating layers, using oil pastels and watercolors
• Developing your eye for good design and composition
• Creating captivating flower paintings infused with your unique style

Fee is $10 for WAG members and students*, $15 for all others; all materials will be provided. Payment must be received by October 6**.

Send registration form and check (payable to Windward Artists Guild) to: WAG, 88 Pinana Street, Kailua, HI 96734.

Get member rate by joining WAG online now!

(http:windwardartistsguild.org/joinrenew/).

*Students grade 9 and above.

**Workshop limited to 20 participants. We reserve right to cancel if insufficient enrollment; fees will be re-funded in full.

Please download, fill out page 2, and return this form:

2018 Flower Power workshop

Ultra Exhibit I at Pauahi Tower

Enjoy WAG’s larger art work at Pauahi Tower’s gorgeous second floor space which is covered in beautiful travertine and topped by soaring coffered ceilings.  The spacious venue allows WAG artists to show their large works.   All works are for sale and 15% of those sales are donated to Windward Artists Guild whose mission since 1960 has been to stimulate the visual arts on Oahu.  We will use the proceeds to fund our education grants, workshops, and to help sponsor art events that are beneficial to the community.

The Ultra Exhibit is on the second floor (up the escalators or elevators).
Show Dates: March 3 – August 3, 2018
Pauahi Tower is open from 6 am – 6 pm on weekdays, Saturdays 8 am – 2 pm; Closed Sunday
Location: 1003 Bishop St, Honolulu, HI 96813
Parking entrance is on the left at approximately 1080 Alakea Street (Bishop Square Parking), or you may park in public parking at Alii Place across the street if you prefer a slightly cheaper option with a small walk.
Artists Reception: Thursday, May 17, 4 pm – 6 pm. The public is encouraged to join us at the reception.

Here’s a handy postcard with all relevant info:

The show was curated by Katherine Love of Honolulu Museum of Art.  Thank you to Katherine for a job well done. Permission to display our work at this lovely location was graciously given by Douglas Emmett Management.  Many thanks to the management and security teams who have been so helpful to us.  Show Chair Wendy Roberts is the contact for any sales windwardartistsguild (at) gmail.com.  She would like to express her appreciation to Cindy Livermore, Cynthia Schubert-Richmond, Don Johnson, Adriana Franc, David Friedman, Thomas Deir, and Nadia Fairlamb who helped hang the artwork.

Artwork: “Quiet Exhuberance” by Julie McIntyre, “Beach Treasures” by Jill Butterbaugh, and “Kailua Beach Access #8” and “Ho’omaluhia After the Rain” by Cynthia Schubert are on display in the northwest corner of Pauahi Tower second floor.

Participating artists A-Z by first name (not all artists work will be on display at all times – we are constantly selling and adding new work):Adriana Franc, Barbara Guidage, Barbara Littenberg, Barbara Sumida, Carson Butterbaugh, Claudia Wallace, Cynthia Schubert, David Friedman, Davilla Harding, Dennis McGeary, Don Johnson, Frank Oliva, Jan Stiles, Jenee Wonderlich, Jill Butterbaugh, Julie McIntyre, Marshall Heaney, Marti Wiese Rounds, Nadia Fairlamb, Nadya Rego, Peggy Hoefer, Rance Nakama, Rebekah Luke, Saumolia Puapuaga, Sharon Baker, Thomas Deir, and Wendy Roberts

Artwork: “Monochromatic About It” by Dennis McGeary, “Moonlight Diving” by Nadya Rego, “Night Bloom” (sold) by Sharon Baker, and “”Peace Hope and Clarity” by Dennis McGeary. Our walls change over time. Come see what is there now!

 

One of the beautiful display cases filled with WAG art. Featured paintings: “Big Island Lava Tube” by Thomas Deir, “Lanikai” by Jenee Wonderlich, “Seadragons” by Barbara Littenberg, “The Eyes Have it” by Davilla Harding, “Honolulu Longliners” by Barbara Sumida, “Magic ISland” by Rance Nakama, “Robert Frost” by Claudia Wallace. 3D work: 3D works: “Sweet” Raku by Barbara Guidage and “Whimsical Fish” Ceramic Sculpture by Jan Stiles.

Colorbridges Workshop by Dawn Yoshimura

Color Bridges by Dawn YoshimuraDawn Yoshimura is teaching her techniques for handling watercolor and keeping it vibrant and clear by painting meditative Color Bridges®.

DATE AND TIME

Thu, April 12, 2018

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM HST

LOCATION

First Unitarian Church

2500 Pali Highway

Honolulu, HI 96817

 

Please see all the details here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/all-inclusive-color-bridge-workshop-learn-to-paint-harmonic-watercolor-tickets-43736844078?aff=es2

 

How to Frame and Photograph your Art: A Free Workshop by Dawn Yoshimura

Two excellent new workshops are on the calendar to be taught by Dawn Yoshimura.  The first is outlined below  and presented via AHA (Association for Hawaii Artists):

FREE:  HOW TO PREP FOR ART COMPETITIONS WORKSHOP

There is a FREE workshop that is important for more than just competitions – it’s all about the finer details of photographing and framing art properly.  This information will help give your work the polished presentation it deserves. Dawn Yoshimura will be teaching a workshop on how to get your paintings ready for competition from photography to framing. This is in partnership with Association for Hawaii Artists, but it’s open to anyone!

  • Do you know how to photograph your art and submit it at the right size?
  • Do you have beautiful art but the photos don’t do them justice?
  • Have you picked up your work from a venue and notice that someone has had to tighten the wire? 
  • Has your work ever fallen off the wall? 
  • Has a piece you have framed ever stuck to its protective glass? 
  • Do you use cardboard or boxboard to back your pieces even though they contain acid that will ruin your art over time? 
  • Do your eyehooks interfere with your piece hanging flush on the wall so the piece tilts?

No public confessions necessary!

Please come learn how to remedy these common mistakes and much more! We highly recommend you attend this FREE lesson on the best practices to make your art polished and professional. Better to know now what mistakes you are making than to have a problem at the next show!

Please RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-prep-for-art-competitions-your-image-file-and-presentation-tickets-43734518121?aff=es2

WAG ULTRA EXHIBIT I

UPDATE:  We have additional display space for small pieces.  Feel free to enter works under 24″ too… We can pretty much take anything up to 10′ now that the extra small works space is confirmed.  If you have already entered and want to add an additional piece and pay via Paypal, you may send the $5/piece to windwardartistsguild@gmail.com from your Paypal account using the “Send money” feature, or mail a check for the additional to the same address in the prospectus. 

This is an opportunity to be juried in to an amazing display space (Pauahi Tower’s gorgeous travertine lobby with soaring ceilings and a beautiful, spacious Koa display case) and to place your work on display for a longer term exhibit with the goal of selling some of our member’s larger pieces.  There are no awards, but the proceeds benefit our educational grants.  We are looking for original work that is for sale only.  The larger the piece is, the more likely it is to be selected for display (up to 10′ in the largest dimension is acceptable).  We can take some smaller works, but this will be competitive.  3D work is welcome and has unusually good display cases with glass protection – 3D work 48″ and less recommended.  All work must be corporate-friendly (meaning no controversial, religious, political, etc… art). Please visit the exhibit page below to download the prospectus – entries are due 2/24/18.http://windwardartistsguild.org/wag-ultra-show-i/

(which will only be available until the show is hung)

Paper Dyeing Workshop by The SRA Girls

If you missed your opportunity to study paper collage with Susan Rogers-Areggar, this is your chance to learn from the artists she taught, including a few WAG artists (Joy Ritchey, Dottie Brennan, and other talented collage artists).   You will create a stack of colorful, vibrant hand-dyed papers like a myriad of colorful butterflies. Please Download the PDF here to register and read more:

2018 FEBRUARY WORKSHOP_A

A preview of the PDF information is below:

Big News for Frank Oliva

Frank Oliva was recently selected for publishing in a book covering contemporary abstract art. The book is entitled Art Journey Abstract Painting: A Celebration of Contemporary Art, and features his work Aboriginal Delta (pictured below).

The book is a compilation of the best abstract pieces from The Artist Magazine and Pastel Journal. Congratulations to Frank!

You can read his page here:

FrankOliva_ArtJourneyAbstract

You can order the book here:

https://www.amazon.com/Art-Journey-Abstract-Celebration-Contemporary/dp/1440351600

 

Cynthia Schubert holds Kalapawai Solo Show

Cynthia Schubert has a solo show happening October 8 – November 11 at Kalapawai Cafe (750 Kailua Road, Kailua). The cafe serves great food and often features WAG artists.  Spencer Chang was featured in August, and Wendy Roberts and Marti Rounds displayed work in July,  and Sherree McKellar was the first in the new show schedule in June, kicking off a new format of monthly art displays by talented local artists that is managed on a volunteer basis by Sherree McKellar.  Many thanks to her for finding and scheduling the talented artists who show at Kalapawai! You can expect a steady stream of excellent shows under her guidance.