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 !
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…
Dawn 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
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
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!
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:
A preview of the PDF information is below:
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:
You can order the book here:
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.
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
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
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.