March 07, 2018
March 24, 2018
Honolulu Museum of Art School
See prints by artists from all over the state in the 90th annual juried exhibition of Honolulu Printmakers at the Honolulu Museum of Art School.
Juror: Shelley Thorstensen. Artist and educator Thorstensen is based in Oxford, PA where she operates Printmakers Open Forum, a collaborative print studio described as a “...Home for Wayward Print Girls and Boys.” Her work—described as “romantic abstraction” and “for the most part, palpably emotional effusions”—can also be seen at Dolan/Maxwell in Philadelphia, PA. She writes, “I see my work as a direct expression of consciousness, as in a feedback loop where the bilateral symmetry of the plate to print directly reflects my body, my imprint. I see it as a method to look at myself in a mirror, a psychological means to literally face myself while making work.”
2018 Gift Print Artist: Carl F.K. Pao. Born and raised on O'ahu, Pao is a Contemporary Hawaiian artist and educator who has worked full-time as a visual arts teacher at the Kamehameha Schools since 2000. Originally based at the Kapālama High School campus, he recently transferred to the school's Kea'au campus on Hawai'i Island. He has initiated a series of growing exhibits based on the Hawaiian concept of maka, most recently featured in the 2016 exhibition, Makaha, at the Arts at Marks Garage. In 2012 Pao was the inaugural artist in residence at the Australian National University (ANU) College of Asia and the Pacific. He has also served as co-owner/operator of the lodestar collective gallery in Kailua, volunteer arts editor for The Contemporary Pacific Journal, host and co-producer of the educational art series Art Hunter, and is currently exhibiting both locally and abroad.
Opening Reception: Mar 7, 5-7pm.
Awards ceremony, refreshments, and sounds by Aloha Got Soul.
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sun 10am-4:30pm.
Carl F.K. Pao Gift Print: 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.
The Gift Print is pre-sold sight unseen for $100 (current members get a discount of $25). After the Gift Print is made public the price goes up to $125 for all.
The Gift Print is produced in a limited edition of 75 impressions, with profits from sales going directly to support the work of the Honolulu Printmakers. The first and second impressions are retained by the Honolulu Museum of Art and the Honolulu Printmakers, respectively, for their archives.
Artist Talk: Sunday, Mar 4, 4:30 pm, Honolulu Museum of Art School, free.
Juror Shelley Thorstensen talks about her work and jurying process.
Gallery Walkthrough: Friday, Mar 16, 6pm, Honolulu Museum of Art School, free.
Exhibiting members of Honolulu Printmakers share insights into their process and practice.