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:http://windwardartistsguild.org/joinrenew/ (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) gmail.com 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 http://glassartshawaii.org/staff/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  http://lynneboyer.com/workshops where you will find her contact info.

WAG Artist Dawn Yoshimura to Teach Color Bridges at Nohea Gallery

Color Bridges Dawn Yoshimura
Color Bridges Dawn Yoshimura

Dawn Yoshimura will be holding a Color Bridges workshop  (similar to those she runs in Sweden) at the Nohea Gallery on March 19, 2016 from 9 to 11 am. Contact the gallery,  noheagallery@gmail.com or (808) 596-0074 , to sign up and learn to create your own vibrant, meditative Color Bridge. Includes a Color Bridges coloring book with 30 original images.

WAG Workshop: William Zwick

The Figure in Plein Aire for Oil Painters
WAG Members 2016 Workshop

William Zwick
William Zwick

William Zwick is well known in the arts community of Oahu; he the owner and principal instructor at Zwick Academy of Fine Art (ZAFA) in Honolulu. He is extremely accomplished in portraiture, figurative work, and landscape.

He will teach The Figure in Plein Aire for Oil Painters in our first workshop of 2016.

William Zwick will teach The Figure in Plein Aire for Oil Painters as a workshop over 4 consecutive Mondays sessions from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Feb 22, Feb 29 (it’s Leap Day!), March 7 and March 14, 2016.

Session 1 – Elements of figure drawing and painting at ZAFA Studio. Live model.
Session 2 – Elements of Landscape Painting from nature.
Session 3 – We will be working from a live model in a landscape setting.
Session 4 – Same as Session 3.

Participants should already have familiarity with the use of oil paints.
Materials list will be provided after registration.
The workshop is being offered to WAG members. You may renew or join, but you must be a member to participate.

Cost is $200.00. Participants should send a check for the full amount to:
Windward Artists Guild
1293 Maleko St,
Kailua, HI 96734

Deadline for registration is February 15, 2016.
The workshop is limited to a maximum of 10 participants, and will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Please write your check payable to “Windward Artists Guild”, and provide your name, phone number, and email address in order to receive updates and the supply list.

We anticipate this workshop will fill well before the deadline, but all checks must arrive by February 15.

William Zwick runs and teaches at the Zwick Academy of Fine Arts (ZAFA) 1041 Maunakea Street, Honolulu. Please see zwickacademyoffinearts.com

A Free Demonstration by Thomas Deir

Thomas Deir


Thomas Deir, who specializes in everything from tile murals to realism and abstract art, will give a free 2 hour workshop at Ben Franklin in Enchanted Lakes on Saturday, March 19 from Noon till 2:00.

It will consist of planning an idea to a finished colored sketch and then to a painting. There will be no special tools needed, just a note book and a pencil to take notes.

Deir will be prepared do some demonstration of painting techniques as well. Feel free to ask questions along the way. Deir wants to help people express their ideas and show them how he does it. To see some of his work, go to www.ThomasDeir.com