Several Windward Artists Guild Members are in the latest show at Downtown Art Center which features raku ceramics, fire pit ceramics, and plein air paintings. All art on display was created with outdoor processes. The display is up from June 30 - July 31, 2021 Wednesdays - Saturdays 11 am - 6 pm. There will be a raku ho'olaule'a (party) on July 17, 2021. Please see the following flyer for all information: Out In The Elements FlyerDownload
You are invited to the 2018 ARTISTS HOLIDAY PARTY A joint event sponsored by Association of Hawaii Artists Pastel Artists of Hawaii Windward Artists Guild Windward Wanderers Please fill out the form here: Holiday Party Registration 2018 REVISED SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018, FROM 5:00 TO 9:00 pm At the Mid-Pacific Country Club Lanikai Ka'ohao Ballroom 266 Kaelepulu Drive, Kailua, HI This event will include: NO-HOST COCKTAILS from 5:00 to 6:00 BUFFET DINNER $48.00 per person, includes tax and gratuity BUFFET ITEMS Oahu Field Greens and Rainbow Chard Salad, Caesar Salad, Hau'ula Vine Ripened Tomato Salad Fresh Island Fish, Grilled Orange Honey Glazed Chicken, Slow Roasted Beef Center Roast Vegetables, Steamed Rice, Whipped Potatoes, Warm Taro Rolls Chefs Assorted Desserts Coffee, Iced & Hot Tea GIFT EXCHANGE (Optional) Please fill out the REGISTRATION FORM below: DEADLINE: November 14th. Holiday Party Registration 2018 REVISED
Please take a look at these two special events generously organized and hosted by Sherree McKellar. October 1, 2017, 2 - 5 p.m.: Painting Party to benefit Make a Wish. Choice of 3 teachers: Mark Brown, Patrick Ching, Rebecca Snow. Artist Gathering with Refreshments Music to Follow 5 - 6:30 p.m. *Potluck Contribution Appreciated (Contact Sherree). *Take an art class with your favorite artist and also receive a gift piece of their work. $100 Prepaid registration reserves your limited space. Artists will provide all paint, canvas, brushes and supplies and donate 50% of registration fees directly to Make-A-Wish Hawaii. REGISTRATION REQUIRED - PLEASE SEE FLYER BELOW Make a Wish Artists Workshop Info October 29, 2017, 2 - 5 pm. Art Sale to Benefit the Leukemia Society Please consider donating work. Contact Sherree to arrange donation: sherreemckellar (at) gmail.com Sunday, October 29, 2017 From 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. 148 Kaimoani Way Kailua, Hawaii Fifty percent of all sales that day go to Lymphoma, Leukemia Society in honor of James E. McKellar (1940-2015) who fought bravely against CMML, a rare kind of leukemia. Leukemia Society Fundraiser
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. [caption id="attachment_565" align="aligncenter" width="474"] Photo courtesy of Creative Arts Experience[/caption] 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. DEADLINE FOR RESPONSES: August 21, 2017. Please download this PDF document if you want to learn more: Kupuna Art Project You can learn more about CAE on Facebook Persons meeting all specified qualifications should contact: Sandy Pohl President Creative Arts Experience (808) 226-4787
The awards given by WAG were covered in the Midweek paper. Here is the link to the newspaper article again for those who want to see all the photos and read more: http://midweek.com/pdf/Windward/2017/0308/ Please view page 4 to begin reading the article. It looks like the screenshot below... [caption id="attachment_532" align="aligncenter" width="248"] WAG in Midweek[/caption] 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!
[caption id="attachment_363" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Coral Reef in Florida by Jerry Reid, WO-3540-CD42A, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service[/caption] 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. CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION: 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)
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
KAILUA ARTIST THOMAS DEIR TO GIVE FREE WORKSHOP AT BEN FRANKLIN 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. HOW TO CREATE A PAINTING FROM SCRATCH 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
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! 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!