Prospectus & Entry Information

CONDITIONS AND DISPLAY REGULATIONS

Artists are encouraged to enter in traditional or nontraditional fiber media with a fresh approach to using fiber materials or techniques. Entries in media other than fiber are welcome and will be judged from the perspective of a fiber theme. All entries must be of original design and created independently within the last two years. No work previously juried and exhibited on Oahu is eligible. All accepted works will be installed by the installation committee. Those entries that pose an installation problem may require the artists’ assistance; please include installation instructions and materials at the time of drop-off.

It is understood and agreed that all entries are submitted at the owner’s risk. Care will be taken in the handling of all entries, but neither Hawai‘i Craftsmen nor the Honolulu Museum of Art School will assume responsibility of the loss of, or damage to works submitted, no matter how such damage might be sustained. Accepted works, even when sold, must remain at the Gallery of the Honolulu Museum of Art School for the FULL duration of the show and are subject to photographic reproduction for educational or publicity purposes. Artists that are members of HC receive 60% on sold artwork; non-members receive 50 %. 

Oahu artists will be required to sit the show or pay a “Sitter’s fee” of $30 for one shift per artwork included in the exhibition.

ELIGIBILITY AND FEES

All artists are invited to submit entries to “IN, OF or ABOUT Fiber”, including wearables. Any craft media will be accepted for jurying. Fees are as follows:

Hawaii Craftsmen Members: $25 for up to 2 entries

Nonmembers: $75 for up to 2 entries

Additional entries: $10 per addtional entry

Participants may join Hawai‘i Craftsmen at entry time to take advantage of the member’s entry fee. HC is supported in part by membership dues. Membership dues: Seniors $30; Students (w/ valid ID) $25; Individual $50; Family (up to 2 parents, and children living with the same address $75.

Awards will be given.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN

REGISTRATION IS ONLINE ONLY.

PAYMENT MAY BE MADE ONLINE OR BY MAIL.

REGISTER HERE

FOR QUESTIONS OR ASSISTANCE WITH REGISTRATION PLEASE EMAIL US AT INFO@HAWAIICRAFTSMEN.ORG OR CALL US AT 808 521 3282.

SHIPPING PROCEDURES

Artists off island who would like to submit their work for jurying are responsible for all mailing/shipping and insurance costs to get their work to Honolulu.

Work must be received on or before August 18, 2018 in order to be considered for jurying. 

Shipping address:
Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery,
c/o Hawai‘i Craftsmen
1111 Victoria St., Honolulu, HI 96814

Unless your entry is extremely large or heavy, HC will be responsible for return mailing or shipping and insurance for up to $100. You must include a completely filled out return label or we cannot ship your work back to you. You must include weight and dimensions with the return label. All submissions must be packed and sent in a sturdy reusable container / packing materials and include clearly written packing instructions.

ACCEPTED ARTIST RESUMES

A book of artist resumes or statements will be available for gallery visitors. All accepted artists should provide a one page document with artist information, letter-sized standard format only. Hard copy is preferable, or email it as a PDF file to mayalea@gmail.com Re: FIBER HAWAII Artist Statement. Make sure your name is at the top of the page. Please submit your artist statement by August 23, 2018.

For general inquiries or more information, please contact exhibition co-Chairs 

Maya Portner: mayalea@gmail.com or Liz Train: lizabethtrain@hotmail.com.

HAWAII CRAFTSMEN IS SUPPORTED BY THE HAWAI’I STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS, THE HAWAII COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, ATHERTON FAMILY FOUNDATION, THE COOKE FOUNDATION, THE MCINERNY FOUNDATION, THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, THE LAILA TWIIG-SMITH ART FUND, SEVERAL PRIVATE FAMILY FOUNDATIONS AND OUR MEMBERS. 



Exhibit

INTAKE OF REGISTERED WORK
AUGUST 20th, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery 
1111 Victoria St. Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

JURYING
AUGUST 21st

RETURN OF ENTRIES NOT ACCEPTED
AUGUST 21st, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery 
1111 Victoria St. Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

OPENING RECEPTION
AUGUST 24th, 5:30 - 8:00 pm 

Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery 
1111 Victoria St. Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Join us for a walk-through of the exhibit with our Juror at 5:00 pm 

EXHIBITION DATES
AUGUST 25th - SEPTEMBER 9th 

Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery 
1111 Victoria St. Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

SLIDE LETURE WITH TOM KLOBE
MODELS OF COLLABORATION

AUGUST 30th 6:30 pm
(POTLUCK AT 5:30 pm)

Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery 
1111 Victoria St. Honolulu, Hawaii 96814


Juror Tom Klobe

Tom Klobe is professor emeritus and founding director of the University of Hawaii Art Gallery. During his 29 year tenure at UH he organized and designed over 200 exhibitions, five of which received the prestigious Print Casebook Award for Best in Exhibition Design in competition with major museums in the US and abroad.

He has authored and edited over 35 exhibition catalogues. His book, Exhibitions: Concept, Planning and Design, was published in 2012 by the American Association of Museums Press.

Tom’s interests in the visual arts span a broad range of materials and techniques. He was co-chair of the 2008 Textile Society of America Biennial Symposium in Honolulu and worked closely with textile curators in the development of important fiber exhibitions at the University.

Between 1966 and 1976 Tom created over 60 paintings and sculptures that utilized light to explore human perceptions of space. Art, science, and religion came together in his work that grew from his awe of space exploration and his deep respect for the people of the Middle East that he gained as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Iran in the mid 60s. His book, A Young American in Iran, chronicles those experiences with humor and poignancy.

Tom was named a Living Treasure of Hawaii by the Honpa Hongwanji Mission in 2005 and was the recipient of the Robert W. Clopton Award for Distinguished Community Service in 2003. In 1999 he was knighted by the Republic of France as a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters for his contributions to the arts in France and Hawaii.


Slide Lecture

SLIDE LETURE WITH TOM KLOBE
MODELS OF COLLABORATION

AUGUST 30th 6:30 pm
(POTLUCK AT 5:30 pm)

Please help us prepare and accommodate all attendees at this venue by registering below.

Register

Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery 
1111 Victoria St. Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Juror Tom Klobe will share an overview of significant fiber arts exhibits he organized over the years, with a focus on the importance of collaborative efforts. Reflecting on this work Klobe says, “The concept of collaborations must become more integral to our planning and our manner of working in the 21st century. We must work to bring individuals, departments, institutions, communities and even countries together. We must see relationships and build bridges. There is strength in collaborative efforts. Institutions benefit from the collaborative planning, shared costs and publicity that working together generates. Leverage, visibility and impact are attained by joining forces. Collaborations build community confidence that, in turn, often brings increased corporate and government funding for museums and cultural organizations. Above all, working together brings people together. New ideas are generated, new courses are plotted, and new futures are proposed .” 

FREE TO THE PUBLIC


Fiber Hawaii 2018 opened Thursday August 30th with a walk through of the exhibit by juror and exhibit designer Tom Klobe. Tom talked about how he installed the exhibit by choosing pieces that spoke to each other. The pieces might have harmonious color schemes or patterns that echoed each other. He felt it was important for the pieces not to fight with each other. His sense of perfection and attention to details are what made him an award winning exhibit designer and curator. The installation helpers had to be patient. Sometimes we would have a piece installed and Tom would change his mind and say “no, we have to take it down and move it three inches higher, or more to the left or right”.  The walkthrough was followed by potluck reception food and social time. After a brief awards ceremony Tom Klobe gave his lecture titled “Models of Collaboration”. He discussed the three “Crossings” exhibits which involved an exchange of artists from Hawaii showing their work in Japan, France and Korea and the artists from those countries showing their work in Hawaii. As head of the University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Tom coordinated the exhibits in multiple locations in both countries. The Honolulu Academy of Art, The Contemporary Museum, and Honolulu Hale in addition to the University of Hawaii gallery all worked together to create exciting local venues. One artist showed his work in a graveyard! Much fundraising needed to be done to pay for the artists and artwork expenses. Tom was also the co-chair for the 2008 Textile Society of America Symposium, which took three years of planning with our local artists and multiple gallery venues. Tom curated the wonderful exhibit of Chinese Minority textiles, “Writing With Thread” which was on display at the University Art Gallery in conjunction with the textile conference. Throughout his talk Tom emphasized the importance of community groups, museums, galleries and even governments working together to achieve mutually beneficial goals. Collaboration is the key to working with our arts community!

Statistics: 67 artists entered 145 pieces total, 47 artists had 70 pieces accepted.

Thank you to all who entered! I know it can be discouraging to not get work in an exhibit, it has happened to me countless times over the years. You have another opportunity to enter the ASJE Annual exhibit coming right up. 

A Few Words from the Chair: The 2018 exhibit has been the most challenging In the 36 years I have been involved in coordinating the biannual Fiber exhibit! In the beginning of the year we were told we could not have two exhibits at Linekona so we canceled the Fiber show. A few months later we found out we could have a show but by then it was too late to get the SFCA art acquisition committee scheduled to come. Hawaii Craftsmen faces a dwindling treasury so we cut costs wherever we could, very little printed material and asking for potluck reception food. A change in museum policy forbidding sales on museum property caused us to resort to an online sale catalog which resulted in fewer sales overall. Kudos to our office manager John Friend for getting the online catalog up and running in record time! Meanwhile hurricane Lane paid us a visit right in the middle of installation. We had to put all the artwork up on tables, cover it with plastic and let the museum staff move all the walls up against the gallery windows. We were shut down from August 22 -27. We lost almost a week of exhibition time and had to schedule the opening reception and the lecture on the same night. In spite of all these difficulties we persevered and managed to mount an excellent show. I am pleased to say that the spirit of “In, Of, or About Fiber” lives on as visitors can see works made of ceramic, wood, encaustic, metal, gut, wool, linen, paper, plastic, leaves, fabric, feathers and mixed media.

Many thanks to all of those who volunteered to help including Maya Lea Portner, Jackie Lau, Chris Edwards, Kathy Tosh, Ron Tosh, Allison Roscoe, Madeleine Soder, Mary Babcock, Lori Uyehara, Francisco Clemente, Boris Huang, Ghislaine Chock, Page Chang, Beverly Major, John Friend, Sarah Smith and the staff of the Honolulu Museum of Art School.

Mahalo, Liz Train


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  • Allison Roscoe - Friends
  • Georgia Sartoris - Mokua Hai by Night
  • Sheri McNerthney - Patches
  • Maya Portner - The Tower Crane at University and King Street Intersection, May 2018
  • Madeleine Soder - Ola i ka Wai
  • Kathy Tosh - 3 Reasons Why
  • Beverly Major - Child's Ghost Hoodie
  • Jean Stromberg - Pu Hala Hinano
  • Madeleine Soder - Equanimity
  • Jackie Mild Lau - Hula Spirit 2
  • Jackie Mild Lau - Hula Spirit 3
  • Jackie Mild Lau - Hula Spirit 1
  • Linda Taylor - Myrtle Steps it Up
  • Myrna Spurrier - Beneath the surface
  • Amber O'Harrow- Wound
  • Amber O'Harrow - Fresh Air
  • Amber O'Harrow - Bobbins
  • Amber O'Harrow - Sit
  • Ronald Tosh - Caramel Crater
  • Patricia Steinhoff - Soft Shadows Shawl
  • Kathy Tosh - From Deep Within
  • Sidney Lynch - Field of flowers
  • Claudia Marr- Silk Dress
  • Patricia Greene - Homage #2 to Iris Apfel and Orpha Herrick
  • Lori Uyehara - Flags and Banners
  • Gail M. Toma - Inflorescent Inspiration
  • Liz Train - Curtain of Swedish Dreams
  • Joan (Kim) Thompson - LAVA BOATS Rafts of accreted lava float down a molten lava river issuing from Kilauea's fissure 8 on Hawaii Island
  • Linda Hee - Invasive Species
  • Ronald Tosh - Zebralicious
  • Patricia Greene - Homage #2 to Iris Apfel and Orpha Herrick two ladies of great style
  • Elizabeth Train - Rainbow Ridges
  • Charlene Hughes - Caldera
  • Kloe Kang - On Foot
  • Patricia Greene - "It would be so nice if something made sense for a change" Alice In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Linda Kane - Sweatshop
  • Jill Johnson - Untitled
  • Boris Huang - Full Moon
  • Linda Kane - Where are the Children?
  • Donald (Don) K Johnson - Mother Nature's Wardrobe. The forest has it's seasonal dress which for eons has been the earth's time-peace.
  • Patricia Greene - Water Is Life, Protect It
  • Jinja Kim (Woollard) - Combo
  • Patti Pease Johnson - Rainforest Breeze Wave Scarf Tunic
  • Lynda Hess - How Many Angels?
  • C. B. Forsythe - Memory Holes
  • Michelle Conley-Harada - Tij
  • Jill Johnson - Untitled
  • Carrie Johnson - Pagoda Mod Bracelet
  • Ellen Crocker - Abstract in Pink
  • Victoria Gail White - Infinite Symmetry Islamic Tile
  • Francisco Clemente - N/T
  • Ghislaine D. Chock - Parts Unknown
  • Ghislaine D. Chock - Lava in Leilani, 2018
  • Ghislaine D. Chock - A Deep Look
  • Liz Train
  • Marques Marzan - ʻAʻahu ʻaha (Cord cape)
  • Jinja Kim (Woollard) - Synapse
  • Susan Mori - Sunny Days
  • Joan (Kim) Thompson - PELE'S FIRE Rivers of molten lava slither and hiss under the crackle crust of hardening rock
  • Pauline Sheldon - Pillow Clouds at Dawn: scarf
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