The East Maui Watershed Partnership (EMWP) and Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao will host the ninth annual Malama Wao Akua juried art exhibit from Sept. 25 to Oct. 23. The show's focus is to raise awareness about native species within Maui Nui, and is open to artists of all levels who live on Maui, Lanai and Molokai.
To get artists' creative juices flowing, EMWP has been leading a series of interpretive hikes for artists, with a final excursion through the "Bird Loop Hike" in Waikamoi Preserve happening from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday. Advanced registration is required.
Entries will be accepted from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 22 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 23. Artwork must be original and not previously shown. Multiple entries are encouraged.
Gabrielle Anderman’s “East Maui Forest Songbirds” appeared in Malama Wao Akua 2012
Jonathan Yukio Clark and Chenta Laury will be the featured artists at Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center's annual Solo Artist Exhibition. The show opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, and will run through Sept. 10 at the Hui.
Clark will present a new series of mixed-media pieces, combining paint, silkscreen, textiles, wood, metalwork and gold leaf that focus on the 'alala (Hawaiian crow) as a metaphor for the fleeting beauty of Hawaii's native ecosystem.
Laury will display her "Beneath the Surface" series, a collection of two- and three-dimensional fiber works that represent the dynamic forms found in plants, corals and stones.
For more information, visit www.huinoeau.com.
Artists are invited to learn about business growth and new markets during the "Access to Market" workshop, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 9 and 10 at Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
The workshop will address topics such as developing your collection, pricing for profit, wholesaling, marketing, emerging market opportunities and selling techniques. Artists are encouraged to register early for the event, as space is limited.
At the end of each day, Maui photographer Scott Mead will be available to answer questions about product photography and demonstrate lighting techniques.
Following the two-day workshop, participating artists will continue to be guided and mentored for four months by The Arts Business Institute consultants and partners, as they prepare for presenting their works at national trade shows to galleries and shops from California to New York.
For more information or to register, visit www.artsbusinessinstitute.org/maui-hawaii.