Category Archives: Community Events

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!

A literally priceless opportunity for WAG Members

Coral Reef in Florida by Jerry Reid, WO-3540-CD42A, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Coral Reef in Florida by Jerry Reid, WO-3540-CD42A, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Aloha WAG Members!  As part of the Coral Reef Symposium, WAG will have an art booth with no commission (hence, the literally priceless opportunity) where you may sell art to the conference-audience (which will be marine biologists and other ocean specialists). We are having a booth either June 22, 24 or possibly both.

CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION:

  1. You must have current WAG membership which you can renew or join up here:http://windwardartistsguild.org/joinrenew/ (if you’re unsure, please message me and I will check for you)

2. All art offered MUST be ocean or beach-related subject matter.

3. All art must be able to be packed in a suitcase or able to be taken to the post office or UPS to be mailed to the customer’s address within 48 hours of sale. Prices for shipping need to be able to be estimated on the spot.

4. There is no commission. This is a WAG member perk.

More details will be forthcoming, but you need to email windwardartistsguild (at) gmail.com if you are interested ASAP.

Wendy Roberts  spearheading this event. (image utilized is from Wikimedia Commons)

Independence Art Exhibit Prospectus

Aloha Windward Artists!  There are plenty of shows coming up in the busy summer months.  WAG will be holding one in July this year.  The prospectus is pending.  In the meantime here is another summer show to keep your paintbrushes busy:

Independence Art Exhibit

Independence Art Exhibit is coming up at Honolulu Hale in the John C. Lane Gallery from May 26 to June 30. They will be highlighting local artists in several media such as oil, acrylic, photography, mixed media, watercolor, pastel. This will be a juried show.

Deadline to email or mail images of your entries is Monday, May 9.  Please download the prospectus below for all other info:

Prospectus 2016 Asia Pacific Arts

A Free Demonstration by Thomas Deir

Thomas Deir

KAILUA ARTIST THOMAS DEIR
TO GIVE FREE WORKSHOP AT BEN FRANKLIN

Thomas Deir, who specializes in everything from tile murals to realism and abstract art, will give a free 2 hour workshop at Ben Franklin in Enchanted Lakes on Saturday, March 19 from Noon till 2:00.

HOW TO CREATE A PAINTING FROM SCRATCH
It will consist of planning an idea to a finished colored sketch and then to a painting. There will be no special tools needed, just a note book and a pencil to take notes.

Deir will be prepared do some demonstration of painting techniques as well. Feel free to ask questions along the way. Deir wants to help people express their ideas and show them how he does it. To see some of his work, go to www.ThomasDeir.com

 

Invitation from Urban Sketchers to WAG (and beyond)

uskoWAG members (and really any interested artist reading this), is invited to become involved in  Urban Sketchers O‘ahu (USkO) . I received the following invitation to our membership from Sebastian, one of the members of USkO:
” Urban Sketchers O‘ahu is the regional chapter of Urban Sketchers, an international organization dedicated to raise awareness, interest, and enthusiasm for urban sketching (aka “sketching on location”) as a way to document local scenes, express ourselves artistically, and make connections with the community. Our group is made up of artists of all experience levels and with varied preferences when it comes to styles and media. At present, we meet monthly, generally on Saturday mornings, but we will be adding events in the future. 
 
Our next event will be at “Art on the Zoo Fence” by Kapi‘olani Park on October 3, 2015. It will give us the opportunity to sketch people and art stands, as well as interact with local artists. We hope that you will join us!
 
Aloha,
Sebastian”
If you read this entry after October 3, 2015 or you can’t attend on the Oct. 3 event (which is also the intake date for our WAG show, so understandably, this may not be the most easy event for many of us to attend), you can always find out the latest events and join USkO at the following link: https://uskoahu.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/
Thank you for reaching out to us, Sebastian and Urban Sketchers!