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!

Upcoming Workshops

January is a busy month for workshops. Here are the workshops in chronological order:


Collage by Jean Sandrock
Collage by Jean Sandrock

WAG presents: Painting in Paper Collage Workshop by Jean Sandrock, Mixed Media Collage Artist

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 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:

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.

You will cover the following topics

  • sources of inspiration
  • resources
  • methods and techniques
  • materials and supplies
  • designing in collage
  • tearing vs. cutting
  • how to get the most out of your papers
  • demonstration/how to
  • embellishments and additions
  • finishing methods


A beautiful plein air painting by Lynne Boyer
A beautiful plein air painting by Lynne Boyer

Lynne Boyer’s Plein Aire Workshop
Accomplished plein aire artist Lynne Boyer will be leading her 4-day Plein Aire Workshop on January 23 – 26th 2017.  There are only 8 slots, so if you are interested, sooner is better.  More information can be found on her site: or Click here to go straight to the January 2017 listing.  There is an application on the page to fill out online.

Workshop Dates: 1/23/2017 – 1/26/2017
Contact: Lynne Boyer
Phone: 808-375-7315


Dawn Yoshimura Color Bridges Workshop
Dawn Yoshimura Color Bridges Workshop
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
of the watercolor workshop.

“Across the Board” Show coming up at Gallery on the Pali

Across the Board Show - WAG Board of Directors
Across the Board Show – WAG Board of Directors

The board of directors for the Windward Artists Guild will be showing their latest work at Gallery on the Pali.

The participating artists are Suzanne Barnes, Marshall Heaney, Don Johnson, Cindy Mochel-Livermore, MaryAnne Long, Cynthia Schubert, Wendy Roberts, Marti Wiese Rounds, and Roger Tinius

The Show will be on display from December 4, 2016 to January 6, 2017 with a reception on Friday, December 9, from 6 – 8 p.m.

Gallery on the Pali is located on the corner of Niolopa Place and Pali Highway in Honolulu. The Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm, weekends from 2 pm-6 pm. There is no admission charge and parking is convenient and free.

We hope to see you there!

57th Annual Member Show is on display

Windward Artists Guild is holding its 57th annual Member’s show at the Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden Gallery October 2 – 28, 2016. Please join us at our reception Saturday, October 8 from 5:00 – 7pm.


Below is a preview/overview of the show.  The works are beautiful especially in person, and each piece is carefully placed in order to harmonize with the art next to it.  Cynthia Schubert (who organized the exhibit and directed the placement of art on the wall),  MaryAnne Long (who assisted the entire day), and the members who helped hang the art did a wonderful job. Thank you to all our excellent  volunteers and to the members who are displaying their talents.  WAG hopes our visitors enjoy the show!

Windward Artist Guild 57th Annual Member Show 2016

Windward Artist Guild 57th Annual Member Show 2016
Windward Artist Guild 57th Annual Member Show 2016

Windward Artist Guild 57th Annual Member Show 2016

Windward Artist Guild 57th Annual Member Show 2016

Windward Artist Guild 57th Annual Member Show 2016

Windward Artist Guild 57th Annual Member Show 2016

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.


  1. You must have current WAG membership which you can renew or join up here: (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) if you are interested ASAP.

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

WAG Summer Show Call for Entries

We are pleased to announce the next WAG exhibit:

Hawaii State Public Library 478 S King Street, Honolulu
Reading Room Exhibit

Submissions are due June 20, 2016 by 6 pm via email.

Open to the Public July 1, 2016 – July 29, 2016,
during library hours.

Artist’s Reception July 7, 2016, 4-6 pm

Awards: Best in Show, First Place, Second Place, Third Place, Three (3) Honorable Mentions.

Juror: Richard Duggan

You can find all details regarding entering the show here:

Summer Show Entry Page & Prospectus >>

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

Lynne Boyer Plein Air Artist Workshop


"Lanikai Nesting Place" by Lynne Boyer, 15" X 30"
“Lanikai Nesting Place” by Lynne Boyer, 15″ X 30″

This 3 day Plein Air Workshop on May – 16,17,18 2016 allows students to learn the basics of the plein-air wet-on-wet technique of painting.  Whether you are a budding artist still learning the basics, or an advanced painter, this is a unique opportunity to enhance your skills.  Benefit from one on one attention and explore Oahu’s natural beauty. Lynne has exhibited her artwork internationally and is a Signature Member of Plein Air Painters of Hawaii. She has won several top awards in juried shows.

FEE: $225.00

For additional information or to contact Lynne with questions, please go to Lynne’s website where you will find her contact info.