October 25, 2016
November 13, 2016
Honolulu Museum of Art School
Opening reception + awards ceremony:
Oct 25, 5:30–7:30pm
Each year Hawai‘i Craftsmen recognizes members who represent various media with their artistic excellence and who have made great contributions to the Hawai‘i art community at large. This year, the Hawai‘i Craftsmen Board of Directors has invited Derek Bencomo (wood), Daven Hee (ceramics), and William and Sally Worcester (glass) as honored guest artists in the exhibition.
Juror: Cindi Strauss
This year’s juror, Cindi Strauss, is the Sara and Bill Morgan Curator of Decorative Arts, Craft and Design and Assistant Director, Programming at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She received her B.A. with honors in art history from Hamilton College and her M.A. in the history of decorative arts from the Cooper-Hewitt/Parsons School of Design. At the MFAH, Ms. Strauss is responsible for the acquisition, research, publication, and exhibition of post-1900 decorative arts, design, and craft. The MFAH collection of decorative arts and design focuses on works of extraordinary craftsmanship and originality made from the 17th century to the 21st. Since joining the museum, she has organized more than twenty exhibitions relating to her field, including Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics: The Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection; Form Follows Function: Celebrating the American Institute of Architects Houston Design Collection at the MFAH; the traveling show Ornament as Art: Avant-Garde Jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt Collection; The Past Made Present: Contemporary Art and Memory; and Liquid Lines: Exploring the Language of Contemporary Metal. She has authored or contributed to major catalogues and journals on decorative arts, craft, and design topics, and has been a frequent lecturer at museums nationwide.