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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.

Two Fundraisers organized by WAG member Sherree McKellar

Please take a look at these two special events generously organized and hosted by Sherree McKellar.

October 1, 2017, 2 – 5 p.m.: Painting Party to benefit Make a Wish.

Choice of 3 teachers:  Mark Brown, Patrick Ching, Rebecca Snow.

Artist Gathering with Refreshments

Music to Follow 5 – 6:30 p.m.

*Potluck Contribution Appreciated (Contact Sherree).
*Take an art class with your favorite artist and also receive
a gift piece of their work.

$100 Prepaid registration reserves your limited space. Artists will provide all paint, canvas, brushes and supplies and donate 50% of registration fees directly to Make-A-Wish Hawaii.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED – PLEASE SEE FLYER BELOW

Make a Wish Artists Workshop Info

October 29, 2017, 2 – 5 pm.  Art Sale to Benefit the Leukemia Society

Please consider donating work.  Contact Sherree to arrange donation: sherreemckellar (at) gmail.com

Sunday, October 29, 2017
From 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
148 Kaimoani Way
Kailua, Hawaii

Fifty percent of all sales that day go to Lymphoma, Leukemia Society in honor of James E. McKellar (1940-2015) who fought bravely against CMML, a rare kind of leukemia.

Leukemia Society Fundraiser

WAG 58th Annual Member Exhibit will be on display in October

Windward Artist Guild 57th Annual Member Show 2016
Panorama from the center of the gallery from the 2017 show

We are pleased to announce the upcoming WAG Member show which will be on display for the public from October 2 – 28.  It is the 58th annual exhibit – quite a long running show! Our members are encouraged to place 2 works in the show.  Like last year, it will not be juried this year.  Due to state policies, we are not allowed to show any nudity, otherwise, you are free to select quality work to show at the beautiful Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden Gallery.

A link to the prospectus is below:

ProspectusWAG58thAnnualMembersShow2017

Opportunity to Work with Creative Arts Experience

WAG has been contacted to help announce the need for artists and administrators who would like to work with Creative Arts Experience, a non-profit with a focus on creative education for kids and kupuna.  The deadline is August 21, 2017.
Photo courtesy of Creative Arts Experience

SEEKING TRAINER/FACILITATOR and GRANT ADMINISTRATOR/PLANNER

Creative Arts Experience (CAE) is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to increase the quality of life for individuals, families and communities by making creative arts and creative experiences more available, especially for under-served populations. It accomplishes its mission exclusively by volunteers and contracted services.

Applicants would assist CAE in identifying individuals qualified to provide certain services relating to CAE’s awarded grant for FY 2018 from the City and County of Honolulu’s Grant in Aid program.

DEADLINE FOR RESPONSES: August 21, 2017.

Please download this PDF document if you want to learn more:  Kupuna Art Project

You can learn more about CAE on Facebook

Persons meeting all specified qualifications should contact:

Sandy Pohl
President
Creative Arts Experience (808) 226-4787

News for July/August

Aloha!

Ho’omaluhia Gardens

We will be meeting at the end of August to draft our prospectus for the Annual Member Show in October at Ho’omaluhia. It will be the 58th annual show this year – ready your beautiful work and stay tuned for details!

Call for Entry

There are a few very exciting shows coming up as fall begins. Please visit our call for entry page in the website if you are looking for interesting local competitions.

  • The Japanese Chamber of Commerce is holding the annual Excellence Show with intake in August
  • The Hawaii Watercolor Society Open Show 2017 will have intake in September
  • WAG 58th Annual Member Show will have intake in October

 

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Jimmy Tablante on his acceptance into the San Diego Watercolor 37th Annual International Exhibition!

Save the Date

Save the date for the Christmas Party – Sunday evening, Dec. 3. Kaneohe Yacht Club.

Until the next batch of news, happy creating!

Wendy Roberts
WAG webmaster

P.S. If you have news for the WAG newsletter, feel free to email me wendy (at) wendyrobertsfineart.com

Workshop: Lynne Boyer

Kaimana Sun Fun by Lynne Boyer
Kaimana Sun Fun by Lynne Boyer

Lynne Boyer 4 day Plein-air Artist Workshop
Date:   May 15th – 18th, 2017
Price:   $295.00 …  WAG members get 15% discount!

This four day workshop allows students to learn the basics of plein air painting at some of Oahu’s most picturesque beaches.  Whether you are a budding artist still learning the basics, or a more advanced painter, this is a unique opportunity to enhance your skills.  Benefit from one on one attention and explore Oahu’s natural beauty.  This workshop is limited to 8 students allowing for plenty of individual attention.

Please go to Lynne’s website for the Application. You can find contact info for Lynne on her site as well if you have any questions, she invites you to call or email.

The supply list will be sent out upon registration.

www.lynneboyer.com

WAG in MidWeek

The awards given by WAG were covered in the Midweek paper. Here is the link to the newspaper article again for those who want to see all the photos and read more:
http://midweek.com/pdf/Windward/2017/0308/

Please view page 4 to begin reading the article. It looks like the screenshot below…

WAG in Midweek

WAG board members Don Johnson, Suzanne Barnes, MaryAnne Long, Roger Tinius, and Wendy Roberts spent a couple of hours selecting awards, which was certainly a tough task – there were many talented artists in the display. The representatives from the board chose 12 young artists to award $50 each in order to encourage their development as artists.

Don Johnson gave out a special award to an incredible fashion piece in his wife’s honor, and he and MaryAnne Long matched WAG funds to assure we could grant more awards for encouraging our next generation of artists. Thank you Don and MaryAnne for the generosity extended to our next generation of artists!

Art Awards given to Student Artists

Watch the newspaper for an upcoming article about our awards for the recent student show at Hawaii State Art Museum.  WAG board members Don Johnson, Suzanne Barnes, MaryAnne Long, Roger Tinius, and Wendy Roberts spent a couple of hours selecting awards, which was certainly a tough task – there were many talented artists in the display.  The representatives from the board chose 12 young artists to award $50 each in order to encourage their development as artists.  The show was wonderful and had many different media types. Our award choices included paintings, graphite drawings, ink drawings, multimedia, a ceramics piece, a watercolor, an etching, a photograph, and a video produced by 5 students that made everyone a little teary-eyed.  It was all pretty amazing! Photos may be able to be posted later, but may spoil the surprise if posted online right now.

Don Johnson is slated to give out a special award to an incredible fashion piece in his wife’s honor, and he and MaryAnne Long matched WAG funds to assure we could grant more awards for encouraging our next generation of artists. Thank you Don and MaryAnne for the generosity extended to our next generation of artists!