Honolulu Printmakers 89th Annual Juried Exhibition

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    Left: 2017 juror Amze Emmons | Right: 2017 Gift Print Artist Sally French

March 01, 2017 - March 22, 2017
Honolulu Museum of Art School

Exhibition Overview

Honolulu Printmakers presents its 89th Annual Exhibition at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. This exhibition features a carefully juried selection of the best print work from artists around the state of Hawai‘i working in traditional printmaking media as well as contemporary forms and hybrids. 

Opening reception: March 1, 5-7pm Free
Awards ceremony, food and drink, and electronic sounds by Gretchen Jude/Aesthetic Surplus Kompany. 
Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-4:30pm + Sunday 1-5pm 
The Aesthetik Surplus Kompany—featuring Gretchen Jude and Peter Chamberlain on sampled voice, pre-recorded samples, and anolog synthesizers—will offer real-time improvised electronika and background muzak for the exhibition. 

Artist’s Talk: Juror Amze Emmons talks about his work and his jurying process.
Sunday, Feb 26, 4pm, Honolulu Museum of Art School • Free

Panel Discussion: New Times New Media
Sunday, March 12, 4:30pm, Honolulu Museum of Art School • Free
Members of Honolulu Printmakers share thoughts on the future of printmaking in light of new technology. 

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. Kaua‘i-based artist Sally French is known for her dark humor and exploration of diverse materials. Originally from California, French came to Hawai‘i in the 1970s and set up a studio that she has maintaned for more than 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. Contact: Duncan Dempster, duncan@honoluluprintmakers.org