Take your art to the next level by incorporating your own hand-pulled sheets of paper. Join well-known artist and educator Allison Roscoe who specializes in making unique, beautiful papers for her 2-D and 3-D artwork, including handmade books, sculptures, and illuminated pieces. Her Intro to Papermaking mini-sessions on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 will provide the opportunity for you to make your own sheets of paper while learning about the history of papermaking. Note that these sheets are acid-free, archival quality from fibers pulped in a specialized (and expensive!) Hollander beater. Sessions are held at the Manoa Heritage Center in Manoa – an inspiring and serene location perfect for these classes. Visit their website at to register for class, explore additional papermaking special topic classes, and learn more about the center and its mission. WAG’s Education Committee is in the process of arranging a 2020 workshop onproducing handmade books with Allison to be held on the windward side. Stay tuned for details in early 2020!

Art and the Environment

Rave Reviews and Upcoming News

From WAG’s Education Committee (Eileen Towata and Jan Stiles) Hey, WAG members, WAG “wanna-be’s”* and anyone interested in improving your art skills – we have great news about art happenings on the windward side.   In June, we offered “Color Workshop for Painters” at that jewel of a location, Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden in Kaneohe.  Our guide into the fascinating realm of color was Professor Carl Jennings**, who gave us 4 hours of in-depth explanations of color and light as well as many helpful hands-on exercises to start turning those concepts into practical solutions for color choice, mixing and application dilemmas.   The sold-out workshop attracted artists working with watercolor, acrylics and oil.  It was wonderful to see so many members participate and to have non-members also join in.  Open to artists at all levels, even experienced painters gained valuable lessons and unanimously are clamoring for more from Carl: “This workshop taught me about important aspects in mixing color that I hadn’t learned before.  The take away from this workshop for me was the value of understanding undertones.”  “The most important thing I learned was to pay attention to the undertones when deciding how to mix colors.” “How about we reinvite Carl Jennings and have a painting class this time.  We have loved his color theory class.” So after all those Rave Reviews of Carl, we are pleased to announce the Upcoming News that he will be back this fall to teach another workshop.  It is planned for October 19 at Ho’omaluhia.  Please keep checking the website for registration procedures which will be posted as soon as all details are finalized.  And how convenient is it that the workshop is scheduled for October – when you and all your family and friends will be heading to Ho’omaluhia to check out the annual members’ exhibition in the gallery?  That second bit of Upcoming News is also a good reminder to you to pay up your dues as only active WAG members may participate in this open (unjuried) show.  *If you are not yet a member, consider joining so that you can participate in WAG exhibitions as well as receive member workshop discounts.  Membership is open to all O’ahu residents. **A great article by artist Maryanne Long profiling Professor Jennings and his innovative approach to color appeared in Windward O’ahu Voice, January 23, 2019 issue.  In addition to being a professor and head of painting/drawing division at Kapi’olani Community College, Carl is also an adjunct faculty member at University of Newcastle (Australia).  Color mixing exercise provides great reference for duplicating desired colors for future needs. 


WAG will be holding a workshop on the requested topic of color mixing at Hoomaluhia, June 22, 2019 10 am - 2 pm. Please see and feel free to share the PDF flyer and jpeg info graphic below. The sign up sheet is in the PDF flyer and will tell you everything you need to know to participate in this exciting workshop opportunity! extended-deadline-Color-Workshop-flyerDownload

Spring Reflections Show 2019

Windward Artists Guild is looking forward to the upcoming Spring Reflections Show at Honolulu Hale, March 28 - April 18, 2019. Please plan to join us at the reception on April 4, 2019 from 4 - 6 pm. Parking is available in the underground municipal garage with entrances on Beretania and Punchbowl Streets. Please note the parking is metered, so bring a few quarters to feed the meter. Artists can download the prospectus here.

Holiday Party 2018

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

59th Annual Member Show on Display Until October 26

The 59th Annual Member Show is on display at Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden Gallery.  The gallery is located at 45-680 Luluku Road by the visitor's center.  Come see the beautiful and meaningful artwork created by our guild throughout October (until the 26th).  The gardens are magnificent and are open for free to the public daily from 9 am - 4 pm.  There is plenty to explore after you have seen the art show, so plan time for a nice long walk if you can. Here are two previews of the show, but of course it is only showing about half the wall space.  Prepare to be impressed - it's a great show!  Remember that the Ultra Exhibit is still on display at Pauahi Tower in downtown Honolulu as well - it is rare for us to have two shows at the same time for the guild, but it's been a great year for exhibit opportunities!  

WAG Ultra Exhibit II now on display

Once again Windward Artists Guild has placed a show at Pauahi Tower's gorgeous second floor space which is covered in beautiful travertine stone and topped by soaring coffered ceilings.  The spacious venue allows WAG artists to show their large works which offer a valuable interior design option for offices and homes and the chance to collect major works from talented local artists. All works are for sale and 15% of those sales are donated to Windward Artists Guild whose mission since 1960 has been to stimulate the visual arts on Oahu.  We will use the proceeds to fund our education grants, workshops, and to help sponsor art events that are beneficial to the community. The Ultra Exhibit is on the second floor (up the escalators or elevators). Show Dates: August 4, 2018 – January 4, 2019 Pauahi Tower is open from 6 am – 6 pm on weekdays, Saturdays 8 am – 2 pm; Closed Sunday Location: 1003 Bishop St, Honolulu, HI 96813 Parking entrance is on the left at approximately 1080 Alakea Street (Bishop Square Parking), or you may park in public parking at Alii Place across the street if you prefer a more affordable option with a small walk.

WAG Workshop: Flower Power with Yvonne Manipon

Aloha Artists!  Join us for a wonderful workshop this October. To participate, please download this form, fill out and return page 2: 2018 Flower Power workshop Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 10:00 am until NOON Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden, 45-680 Luluku Rd., Kaneohe Join Yvonne, an accomplished artist and art educator, in this fun workshop sponsored by Windward Artists Guild (WAG) for artists of all levels. Beginners are especially welcome. This workshop will include: • Using your observational skills and finding inspiration in nature • Learning techniques for creating layers, using oil pastels and watercolors • Developing your eye for good design and composition • Creating captivating flower paintings infused with your unique style Fee is $10 for WAG members and students*, $15 for all others; all materials will be provided. Payment must be received by October 6**. Send registration form and check (payable to Windward Artists Guild) to: WAG, 88 Pinana Street, Kailua, HI 96734. Get member rate by joining WAG online now! ( *Students grade 9 and above. **Workshop limited to 20 participants. We reserve right to cancel if insufficient enrollment; fees will be re-funded in full. Please download, fill out page 2, and return this form: 2018 Flower Power workshop