Reception and Awards from the 56th Annual Member Exhibit

With October almost over, it’s the perfect time to plan a visit to the exhibit if you have not seen it yet. The show is up until October 30, 2015, at the Gallery at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens (45-680 Luluku Road, Kaneohe). The gallery is open daily from 9 AM – 4 PM, and entry into the gallery and garden is free.

The reception and awards were presented on the evening of Friday, October 9, 2015. I am finally posting a recap with photos of the reception.

First, the awards for this exhibit were as follows:

Juror William Zwick, Linh Tang, Davilla Harding, Warren Stenberg, K Armstrong, Dorothy Brennan
Juror William Zwick, Linh Tang, Davilla Harding, Warren Stenberg, K Armstrong, Dorothy Brennan

First Place: Linh Tang
Second Place: Davilla Harding
Third Place: Warren Stenberg
Honorable Mentions: Dorothy Brennan, K Armstrong

Congratulations to all our excellent winners! The work was of a particularly high caliber this year. Thank you to William Zwick, the curator, for helping jury and hang the show.

The board members were all present except for President Carol Moore.

WAG Board: Cindy Livermore, Sherree McKellar, Wendy Roberts, Marti Rounds, Ted Clark, Suzanne Barnes, Anita Bruce, (not pictured: Carol Moore)
WAG Board: Cindy Livermore, Sherree McKellar, Wendy Roberts, Marti Rounds, Ted Clark, Suzanne Barnes, Anita Bruce, (not pictured: Carol Moore)

Thanks to everyone who attended the reception. Thanks also to everyone who visits the show throughout October, and particularly to those who have purchased works from the show. We appreciate your support of the arts in our community!

WAG 56th Annual Member Art Exhibit

Hoomaluhia WAG 56th Annual Members Exhibit
Hoomaluhia WAG 56th Annual Members Exhibit

Windward Artists Guild is holding the 56th annual member exhibition October 4 – 31, 2015, at the Gallery at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens (45-680 Luluku Road, Kaneohe).  The gallery is open daily from 9 AM – 4 PM, and entry into the gallery and garden is free. Please join us at the reception (open to the public), Friday, October 9, 2015 5:30 – 7:00 P.M.

The show was juried by William Zwick and features a wide array of styles and genres from talented Oahu artists.

After a whirlwind of activity setting up the show, we are pleased to say that there were a lot of amazing pieces entered in the latest Windward Artists Guild Exhibit.  The overall caliber of work is very strong this year.

Here are a few photos for a glimpse of the show, but it doesn’t begin to capture every piece, or the beautiful details of each work.  Don’t miss the chance to see it in person!

Hoomaluhia WAG 56th Show
Hoomaluhia WAG 56th Show
Hoomaluhia WAG 56th Show
Hoomaluhia WAG 56th Show
Hoomaluhia WAG 56th Show
Hoomaluhia WAG 56th Show

 

 

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!

WAG Grant Helps Fund a Castle High School Art Field Trip

High School Students working at Hoomaluhia
High School Students working at Hoomaluhia

Lucky Castle HS art students! Their teacher, Casilda Gracias used her 2015 WAG grant for a field trip to Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden.

Her concept was to have students research native Hawaiian plants, then create both a pastel painting, and a canvas painting, using the techniques of artist Georgia O'Keefe. They additionally learned the meaning of endemic, indigenous and native plants, as well as state laws that govern over threatened and endangered native Hawaiian plants.

Hard at work
Hard at work

Their chalk pastel painting designs were first sketched in pencil.  The subject had to touch all 4 sides of the paper, and the focal point was required to be off center. The sketches showed value, shadows and highlights, then were colored with pastel in either warm, cool, or realistic colors. At the end of the project, each student successfully produced a Native Hawaiian mini canvas watercolor painting.

Some of the finished works
Some of the finished works

WAG Annual Member Exhibition Prospectus

Windward Artists Guild is holding the 56th annual member exhibition coming up in October at the Gallery at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens (45-680 Luluku Road, Kaneohe).  Intake for the show is October 3, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. (No late entries – please be on time to prevent disappointment).

WAG 56th Annual Membership Show Prospectus

Reception will be Friday, October 9, 2015 5:30 – 7:00 P.M.

Exhibiting artists, please bring a pupu to share. Bring your friends to celebrate!

Pastel Artists of Hawaii 2015 Juried Show Prospectus

Pastel Artists of Hawaii will present their 2015 Juried Open Pastel Show on November 5, 2015, at Place, the WAG venue this Spring. The juror for this year’s show is Dawn Emerson ( http://dawnemerson.com/ ), who will also be presenting a four-day Pastel Workshop November 6 – 9 in Nuuanu. Entry deadline is September 14, and the PAH requires that submitted works be at least 80% soft pastels, and no oil pastels. Full entry details are in the prospectus.

ENTRY DEADLINE HAS PASSED
Prospectus can still be found here, but the entry deadline was September 2015

 

Note: The prospectus has undergone a revision 8/8/15.  I have changed the above prospectus to the new one.