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