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.
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.
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
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.
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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!
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!
January is a busy month for workshops. Here are the workshops in chronological order:
JEAN SANDROCK COLLAGE WORKSHOP
WAG presents: Painting in Paper Collage Workshop by Jean Sandrock, Mixed Media Collage Artist www.jeansandrock.com
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 8:30am – 3:30 pm.
Private Residence in Kailua – exact address sent to participants
$40 per WAG participant; $55 for non-WAG members
Max 20 participants
* UPDATE 1/5/2017 * Most seats are filled but there are a couple of spots left. Please contact us at windwardartistsguild at gmail.com to let us know you are attending, and send a check for $40 (or $55 for non-WAG members – you can join for $30 and immediately get the WAG member discount if you prefer. Membership is available here: http://windwardartistsguild.org/joinrenew/)
88 Pinana Street
Kailua HI 96734
More details and the exact address of the workshop will be given with an email letting you know how to prepare for the workshop. Materials are included in your fee and most if not all will be provided by the teacher.
Dawn Yoshimura will teach her meditative watercolor art technique “Color Bridges Watercolor Workshop” on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 10:00am to 12:30pm at the Nohea Gallery, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96814. The cost is $50.00. Go to the website below to get a full description