I can't wait to visit and see the new work from the latest MFA candidates! Hope to see you all there!
2018 MFA THESIS EXHIBITIONS
March 4 – April 6, 2018
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
All events are free and open to the public.
Sunday, March 4, 2018
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
March 9, 11:00 a.m. Terra Keck
March 9, 1:00 p.m. Atis Puampai
March 23, 11:00 a.m. Khari Saffo
March 23, 1:00 p.m. Robert Flowers
April 6, 10:00 a.m. Nisha Pinjani
April 6, 2:00 p.m. Chiho Ushio
The graduate program at the Department of Art + Art History, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is a comprehensive and diverse center for the graduate study of the visual arts and Asian and Pacific art history. The exciting thesis exhibitions are part of a demanding course of study, production, and review. MFA candidates concurrently present new and engaging works that demonstrate each artist’s caliber of ideas, skills, awareness of the global context within which art is created and circulated, and critically engaged artistic practice.
The artists, the titles of their exhibitions, and their areas of specialization are:
Robert Flowers, Self Portrait: You and I, glass
Terra Keck, Secondhand Smoke, printmaking
Nisha Pinjani, Transgressing Boundaries, printmaking
Atis Puampai, Ancient Light, photography
Khari Saffo, Cool Kool Shirts Presents: Thot Collection Series 1 by Dana Jones, sculpture
Chiho Ushio, 響 (Hibiki) – Resonance, printmaking
Gallery hours + admission:
Mon. – Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sun. 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Closed Saturdays; Prince Kūhiō Day, Mar. 26; Good Friday, Mar. 30;
Easter, Apr. 1.
By appointment: Spring Break, Mar. 27 – 29.
Free admission. Donations are appreciated.
Parking fees may apply.
SPONSORS: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Art + Art History and College of Arts + Humanities; and supported by Waikiki Parc Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa; Student Activity and Program Fee Board, UHM; and anonymous donors.
THE 46TH ANNUAL AHA CONTEMPORARY SHOW 2017
Exhibit Open to the Public Monday, August 21 through Friday, September 15, 2017
at 1132 Bishop Street, Lobby Level, Honolulu, Hawai’i
The Association of Honolulu Artists was established in 1926. The Honolulu Art Academy did not exist at that time. With the exception of the Bishop Museum, there was no focal point for the arts. That year a small group of friends eager for cultural exchange gathered to discuss the arts and establish themselves as a membership organization devoted to the support and promotion of the growing arts community. This core group came to be known as “The Association of Honolulu Artists”.
By the 1930’s, the population of Honolulu had grown to a city of over 200,000 residents and the new prestigious Art Academy was visited by almost 50,000 people. AHA was gaining recognition and news coverage on their regularly held art exhibits. Gathering momentum, the periodic art shows that they sponsored grew more frequent and much broader in scope throughout the next few decades. Cash awards for first place winners were replaced with war bonds during the turbulent war years.
Celebrating its 88th Anniversary in 2014, AHA is not only the oldest but also the most diverse art organization in Hawaii. It has had an enormous impact on the public’s enthusiasm and appreciation for the arts. The name was changed from the Association of Honolulu Artists to the Association of Hawaii Artists in order to encompass all islands in the State of Hawaii. After almost eight decades, we are still a vibrant art force in Hawaii. We promote the multimedia arts and its artists members and we build on a foundation where artists of all media can come together for comradeship, education, showmanship, and moral support. We encourage the expression of our diverse cultural heritage and explore themes that reflect the islands’ current issues. We have two jury shows every year along with additional exhibitions that are hosted with the city and the business community. We work to promote art education and growth through AHA’s educational programs, scholarships, workshops and group demonstrations.
Hawaii has a high percentage of the population that characterizes themselves as practicing Artists. Some artist members are professional artists, others practice art as an avocation and serious interest, and some are beginning artists and students. We are accessible. We encourage work in all media and of all interested artists. We enthusiastically invite you to join AHA whether you are an artist or a patron.
A Bit of Alright // ENGLISH BELOW
Samsýning listamanna sem hafa dvalið og starfað í gestavinnustofum SÍM á Seljavegi og á Korpúlfsstöðum í júní.
Verkin á sýningunni eru afrakstur rannsókna og vinnu listamannanna sem hafa að dvalið í mánuð eða lengur hér á landi.
Listamennirnir koma frá ólíkum stöðum í heiminum og vinna í hinum ýmsu miðlum. Sýningin verður í SÍM salnum, Hafnarstræti 16, 101 Reykjavík.
Opnun verður fimmtudaginn 22.júní frá kl. 17:00 til 19:00. Léttar veitingar í boði.
Sýningin verður einnig opin föstudaginn 23. júní frá kl 10:00-15:00.
Listamennirnir verða allir viðstaddir opnunina.
A Bit of Alright
A group exhibition by guest artists that have been staying at the SÍM Residency in Seljavegur and Korpúlfsstaðir in June.
The works at the exhibition will represent results of the researches the artists have been working on for the past month or longer.
The artists come from various places around the world and work with different mediums. The exhibition will take place at Gallery SÍM, Hafnarstræti 16, 101 Reykjavík.
Opening Thursday, the 22nd of June from 17:00-19:00.
The exhibition will also be open on Friday the 23 of June 10:00-15:00
The artist will all be present at the opening.
D. Chase Angier
George Scott MacLeod
Lourdes Amira Aranda Astudillo
I've go some work in this show! My work is graphite on panel and is of the native Hawaii plant monstera deliciosa (One of my favorites!)
See the work HERE
Show Runs: Fri, May 26, 2017 9:00am Sat, Jul 22, 2017 4:00pm
Opening Reception: May 26, 5-7pm
When C.W Dickey designed the historic Kaluanui Estate in 1917 for Harry & Ethel Baldwin, he was one of the most celebrated architects of his time. Now, 100 years later, Kaluanui still stands as one of Maui’s most iconic legacy estates still open to the public. Celebrate 100 years of Kaluanui by entering our Centennial 10x10 Exhibition. This exhibition challenges artists to create 2D and 3D works within a defined space of 10”x10”x10”. One hundred pieces will be selected for display in this commemorative exhibition.
MARCH 1-22, 2017
Honolulu Museum of Art School
1111 Victoria Street Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
Honolulu Printmakers announces it’s 89th Annual Exhibition at Linekona, the Honolulu Museum of Art School. This exhibition presents a carefully juried selection of the best print work from artists around the state of Hawaii working in traditional printmaking media as well as contemporary forms and hybrids.
OPENING RECEPTION: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 5-7 PM, FREE! awards ceremony, food/drink, meet the artists, enjoy electronic sounds by Doc Congo/Aesthetic Surplus Kompany!
Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 am - 4:30 pm & Sunday 1-5 pm
Artist’s Talk: Juror Amze Emmons talks about his work and his jurying process. Sunday February 26, 4 pm, Honolulu Museum of Art School, free
Panel Discussion: Members of Honolulu Printmakers share thoughts on the future of printmaking in light of new technology. Sunday, March 12, 4:30 pm, HMAS, free
2017 Juror: Amze Emmons Honolulu Printmakers welcomes artist, educator, and writer Amze Emmons to our studio in Spring 2017 to select work for our Annual Exhibition and to teach a technical workshop in laser cutting for printmakers. Amze’s work has been widely exhibited and evokes a sense of magical/minimal realism informed by architectural illustration, comic books, cartoon language, information graphics, news footage, consumer packaging, and instruction manuals. An Associate Professor at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, Amze is one of the three co-founders and co-editors of printeresting.org, an influential printmaking blog started in 2008.
2017 Gift Print Artist: Sally French Every year since 1933, the Honolulu Printmakers has commissioned a local printmaker to produce an edition of prints that the organization makes available to its members and the public to raise funds for its activities. Kauai-based artist Sally French is known for her dark humor and exploration of diverse materials. Originally from California, French came to Hawaii in the 1970s and set up a studio that she has maintaned for over 30 years. Having worked and taught throughout the U.S. and completed multiple mural commissions, she is currently focusing on the monotype process, as well as on hosting artist residencies at her Double Dog Dare studio.
This exhibition is free and open to the public. School groups are encouraged to visit and may arrange in advance for a guided tour.
For more information, contact:
Duncan Dempster / 536-5507 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Association of Hawaii Artists Opening Reception