October 25, 2018
November 11, 2018
Honolulu Museum of Art School
Emerging and established artists from across the state will be featured at the 51st Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition from Hawai‘i Craftsmen. Showcasing both traditional and non-traditional fine crafts, 2- and 3-dimensional art in categories of clay, fiber, glass, wood, metal, stone, and mixed media.
Hawai‘i Craftsmen celebrates fine craft as a vital and enriching part of contemporary life and supports the creative growth of our member artists and the education of the general public to their value.
Exhibition hours: Tue–Sat • 10am–4:30pm, Sun • 1–5pm
Opening reception: October 24 • 6:30–8:30pm
Juror: Isabella Ellaheh Hughes
Born and raised in Honolulu, Hughes is one of the co-founders and directors of Honolulu Biennial Foundation, an international biennial focused on artists from the cultures linked by the Pacific Ocean. She is also an independent art critic, curator, and food and beverage entrepreneur. Sheʻs written for ArtAsiaPacific, Brownbook, Contemporary Practices, Frieze, Harper’s Art Bazaar Arabia and Ibraaz, and contributed to exhibition catalogues for Honolulu Biennial 2017, Singapore Art Museum, Barjeel Art Foundation, Agha Khan Museum, and Bahrain’s Ministry of Culture. She is the editor of the monograph, Sama Alshaibi: Sand Rushes In (Aperture Foundation, 2015), and has curated exhibitions nationally and internationally, including for Art Dubai Projects, Ayyam Gallery, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Transformer Gallery, and Maraya Art Center. A frequent speaker and moderator of panels, Hughes has also served as a nominator for the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship Program; Abraaj Capital Art Prize, as well as a juror for the YICCA 2013 International Contest of Contemporary Art, and Art Omi International visual arts residency. Most recently she has served as co-curator of CONTACT: Foreign and Familiar at the Honolulu Museum of Art School in 2016, and juror for the 40th Art Maui Exhibition in 2018.