The Hawai'i Forest Industry Association (HFIA) has announced that Hawaii's Woodshow, Na La'au o Hawai'i, will run Sept. 1 through 15 at the Honolulu Museum of Art School at Linekona. The exhibition is open to the public 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free.
Previously held in April, Hawaii's Woodshow has been re-scheduled to September this year.
"We want to let interested wood artists know of the change in date and encourage them to enter," said Heather Simmons, HFIA executive director. "We hope the additional time will allow them to create fabulous pieces for the exhibition."
“Nesting Instinct” by Andy Cole was among the award-winning pieces at the 2012 Hawaii’s Woodshow.
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Hawaii's Woodshow is the signature statewide, juried exhibition in Hawaii and features Hawaii grown wood. For the past 20 years, the exhibition has showcased works of leading woodworkers as well as pieces from novice woodworkers.
The exhibition prospectus will be posted on the Hawaii's Woodshow website in May. For details, contact Andy Cole at (808) 778-7036 or email email@example.com.
The nonprofit Lahaina Arts Association has announced its 34th annual Art Exhibit and Partial Scholarship Contest.
Graduating high school seniors from Maui County are invited to submit their art for exhibition and consideration in the scholarship competition. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $1,000, with gift certificates and art supplies available for honorable mentions.
Entries may be dropped from 1 to 5 p.m. March 29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 30, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 31 in the Old Jail Gallery (below the Old Courthouse) in Lahaina.
Each participating high school senior may drop off one entry for each of the five categories: painting, drawing, three-dimensional, photography and mixed media.
A special artists' reception will begin at 6 p.m. April 12 in the Old Jail Gallery to award scholarships and honor contest participants. The artwork will be displayed there from April 1 to May 2.
For an entry form and scholarship contest details, visit www.lahaina-arts.org.
Maui abstract painter and photographer Brad Forsythe has been selected for a group show at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art. The work being included is from Forsythe's "Island Time" digital collage series.
"These images speak to the colors and natural beauty of Maui and were created as fantasies of a romanticized landscape," said Forsythe.
With this series of work Forsythe explores the movement of sky, sea and landscape as one would view while traveling the island of Maui.
He explains, "These landscape images are meant to remind us of how movement affects one's ability to confine nature's splendor to one single image."
The opening reception at The Center for Digital Art in Los Angeles was held in conjunction with the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk which included some 40 participating galleries and drew over 20,000 art enthusiasts. The show runs through March. Forsythe is represented by Turnbull Fine Art in Paia.
For details, visit www.forsytheart.com.
Catch Ellen Levinsky's "Feathers and Fiber" multimedia art exhibit now through March 30 at Lahaina Arts Society.
Levinsky creates unique textured pictures by combining natural bird feathers (parrot, peacock, pheasant) with handmade paper she creates from her junk mail and different Hawaiian plants.
Meet Levinsky at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the gallery. She will be demonstrating in the gallery throughout the month.
For more information, call 661-0111.
Paia Contemporary Gallery presents new works by painters Mary Mitsuda and Michael Kessler now through March 15.
The Honolulu-based Mitsuda has earned awards including Artists of Hawaii from Honolulu Academy of Arts and the Reuben Tam Award for painting. Her modern artwork has been widely exhibited via national galleries and abroad, and has been featured in more than 150 exhibitions since 1992.
Kessler, who is based in Santa Fe, N.M., has abstract art awards including the Rome Prize for Painting from the American Academy in Rome in 1990, and a Pollock/Krasner Award in Painting in 1992. Kessler's modern artwork has been widely exhibited in the U.S. and abroad via international and national galleries, and has been featured in over 150 solo exhibitions since 1983.
The gallery is located at 83 Hana Hwy. in Paia. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, or by appointment. For details, visit www.paiacontemporarygallery.com.
Help keep usable items out of our landfulls, create functional and decorative art and enter to win prizes for your efforts during Makawao Union Church's "Chair-ish Maui" art project.
They will provide an old, rusty metal folding chair to the first 40 entrants now throuh March 24. Decorate the chair to your heart's desire - painting, beading, stenciling, upholstering and more - and return it to the church on March 31. The chair must fold and unfold when you're finished decorating it.
Top 10 winners will earn prizes including merchandise and services donated by local companies. You may also name a price for your chair and possibly sell it between March 31 through April 7, where it will be on display at the church. Organizers ask that a percentage of the sale price be donated to the church.
Top three entries will move on to the annual Art of Trash show at Maui Mall from April 10 to May 10.
Cost to enter is $15.
Stop by Makawao Union Church from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sundays before March 24 to pick up a chair.
For more information, call 579-9261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.