It’s almost holiday time and WAG is celebrating in style. We have planned a beautiful catered party at Sherree’s courtyard on the beach. There will be live music and great company, gourmet food and an amazing ambiance. Please join us – if you are not a WAG member, you can join us and get year’s worth of access to exhibits, events, and workshops as well as helping to fund the charitable activities WAG performs every year. Educational grants and sponsorships of events that stimulate the arts in our local area are the focus of WAG’s efforts in the community. See the flyer for details. We hope to see you there!
Please note, you do not have to live on the windward side to be a WAG artist. We were founded on the windward side, and most of our educational grants are centered here, but if you are on Oahu and want to participate, we welcome you!
The Association of Hawaii Artists (AHA) announces its Fourth Annual Miniature Show opening November 2 through November 28 at the Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden, Visitor Center Gallery, 45-680 Luluku Road, Kaneohe, HI. Exhibit hours are daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The public is invited to the opening reception on Saturday, November 14, 4-6 p.m. All artwork is 8×10 inches (without frame) or smaller and will be available for purchase.
Juror James Goodman is an Associate Professor of Art and Dean of Arts and Sciences, Leeward Community College.
Warren Stenberg will be the curator.
Linda Umstead will be chair of the show.
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:
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.
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!
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!
WAG 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!
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!
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.
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.
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).
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.