Aloha WAG members! We have a few pieces of news from our members. This week is the last to see two of our members’ art on display: Anita Bruce is at Gallery on the Pali (2500 Pali Highway) in a show entitled, “Undercurrents of Tradition”, Sherree McKellar is showing her work in the Honolulu Academy of Art’s Gallery at Linekona (1111 Victoria Street). Both shows run until the last day of January, so time is of the essence. Marcia Morse is part of a show called “13 Women” at the Pegge Hopper Gallery until February 21, 2015.
There are a few interesting art events continuing or starting in February. The Schaffer Art Portrait Challenge is now on display in Maui and runs until March 22, 2015. The People’s Choice Award will be announced on March 14 at the reception. WAG artist Jimmy Tablante was juried into the show, so make sure to look for his contribution if you get a chance to see the show. The Punahou Carnival is on the horizon, Opening night is Feb 3 4:30pm – 8 pm, and the carnival is happening on Feb. 6 and 7, 11am – 11pm. A couple of WAG members will be donating work, including Lynne Boyer and Esperance Rakotonirina.
If you are a WAG member and have news, a correction or addition to what you see posted here, a show, or a workshop you would like to have posted here, you can contact Wendy Roberts (wendysroberts (at) gmail.com).
With 2015 upon us, we have some exciting events coming up for the first half of 2015. Prepare your pieces for an upcoming spring show. More details will be announced closer to the show, but we are aiming for late spring (probably April or May). In the meantime, this past holiday season, we thought it might be fun and quite a bit easier to plan a gathering for February rather than trying to pack a WAG party in our already over-scheduled holiday season. Details are pending with these events, but it is something to look forward to as we wrap up winter and start the new year.
This year’s exhibition is currently being held from October 4 – October 24, 2014 at the Gallery at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens (located in Kaneohe at the end of Luluku Road). The gallery is open from 9 – 4 daily and visitors can not only see the show, but wander through the phenomenal gardens which are the inspiration for some of the paintings in the show. There is no cost for entry into the gardens or gallery. The curator for the show is Antoinette (Toni) Martin who worked hard to select the pieces for the show which consists of 64 works from 41 artists.
“My congratulations to to all Windward Artists Guild artists in this 55th Annual Membership Exhibition. The quality of the entire exhibit is outstanding. As a curator, I find that selecting awards to recognize only a few artists is very difficult among examples of such high quality craftsmanship. However, exhibitions and their audience look forward to selective acknowledgement of individual works. Therefore, I designated Award of Merit exemplifying examples of an artist’s integrity toward subject and materials, resulting in a personal voice.”
– Toni Martin
Award of Merit Recipients:
Barbara J. (Hoppy) Smith
Marti Wiese Rounds
Award of Merit Recipients Keiki:
Thank you to everyone who made it to the reception on October 10. It was a wonderful evening!