Julie Anne Banks Julie Anne Banks, a vibrant artist who lived in Kaneohe for many years, recently left a legacy of generosity that WAG deeply appreciates and would like to acknowledge. During her memorial celebration, the family and friends of Julie Anne made donations to WAG in lieu of flowers. We are grateful for the trust placed in us to use the gift wisely. For our first action, we are in the process of setting up a scholarship bearing her name for art students. Details will be posted in our newsletter sometime within the next year as we finalize and follow through on the plans. Julie Anne was a member of Windward Artists Guild and had fond memories of social and charitable activities while she was involved with the guild. Her love of art was a passion, and for those lucky enough to own a piece of her artwork, the beauty of her creativity lives on. From her obituary comes this insight into Julie Anne as an artist: "She was always thinking and sharing about how she could get her work out to the world." You may see her full obituary here: Julie Anne Banks Full Obituary We extend sincere condolences to her loved ones. We are touched by her thoughtfulness and the kindness of her family and friends.
Aloha WAG members! We are still facing shortages of display space on Oahu including our traditional venue of Ho'omaluhia, which is not open, so we are going online at least once more with a show that will be much like our 2020 shows, and the date of posting will be November 5, thus the deadline to enter is October 25, 2021. The good news is that our past online shows were viewed by a lot of people, not just those on Oahu, and the resulting sales were equal to our best and exceeding many of our usual in-person shows. I have no hesitation in urging you to participate. Best of all, the show is free to members, and you are welcome to join just for this show. WAG membership is $30, but if you already paid your membership for 2021, there is no entry fee, just a commission of 15% for any sales made through the site. The cost of putting on a show like this is minimal. That means the majority of proceeds go to support educational projects such as our grants to teachers and the popular Adventist Health Castle virtual class series. You may display up to 4 pieces. Please see all details by downloading the prospectus here: Prospectus-for-WAG-2021-Online-Members-Show-rev2Download
WAG's site has looked more or less the same 2014 - 2020, but for 2021 we are adjusting it a little to reflect all the design changes that have happened in the past 7 years. The physical entity of the site has also moved around behind the scenes, finally attaining a level of independence that it has never had before, so this is the perfect time to celebrate by giving it a makeover. Don't worry - all the archives and subdomains will be here. Please bear with us as we re-upload, move, and spruce up the site. For the next few days, parts of the site may not be uploaded yet. If you notice anything not functioning correctly after April 8, 2021, please email us to let us know that you have found an error and we will fix it and notify you that it has been repaired. Thank you!
The Artweek feature on the Star Advertiser just got a nice update. If you want to see what is going on throughout the art scene on all the islands, here it is. There's a lot of listings! It's a good page to bookmark for those of us who love art! I am adding it to the art links for easy access. http://www.staradvertiser.com/features/calendars/artweek/
With 2015 upon us, we have some exciting events coming up for the first half of 2015. Prepare your pieces for an upcoming spring show. More details will be announced closer to the show, but we are aiming for late spring (probably April or May). In the meantime, this past holiday season, we thought it might be fun and quite a bit easier to plan a gathering for February rather than trying to pack a WAG party in our already over-scheduled holiday season. Details are pending with these events, but it is something to look forward to as we wrap up winter and start the new year.