MAC Art Show Winners
MAC News Release
Kudos to all the Molokai artists who entered the 10th annual Molokai Arts Center (MAC) Member Show. Due to gathering restrictions, awards were announced via Zoom. The Member Show is online and can be found on the MAC website molokaiartscenter.org/2021-member-show/.
While all the art work was exceptional, not all submissions were juried in. Our juror, artist Kat Kazlauskas, graciously shared thoughts about each piece juried in on the MAC blog molokaiartscenter.org/2021/10/03/some-notes-from-our-juror-kat-kazlauskas/. Read her notes alongside the photos. Some of the works are offered for sale where a price is listed. Otherwise, you will see NFS=Not for Sale.
Congratulations to this year’s prize winners. Best in 2-D ($100) “ʻIʻiwi Bird” was won by Nan Walters. “The craftwork of this piece is meticulous and the composition is thoughtful,” commented Kazlauskas. “One can see the love and care that went into this work. It is aesthetically beautiful and I want it in my home.”
Best in 3-D ($100) was “Pa Hau” by Gandharva Mahina Hou Ross. “This work displays technical mastery combined with whimsical imagination,” said Kazlauskas of his piece. “It is unique and contemporary while referencing traditional carving techniques and styles.”
Vashti Lima earned Best in Kupuna ($100) for “Remembering Dad.” “This piece immediately made me think of a gift one would make for their father,” wrote Kazlauskas. “There is obvious skill in the craftsmanship of the cup but the style of craft and painting is reminiscent of objects children make for parents when they are young. The artist captured this feeling while showing a skillful hand.” Best in Show ($300) was won by “Mock Chicken” by Misty Mollena. “This work displays an incredible attention to detail in its execution as well as an innovative approach to cultural references,” Kazlauskas commented. “I love that it is a wearable piece of art, yet it can stand alone as a sculptural work. This work shows a high level of consideration to aesthetics and a graceful balance of form and function.”
Molokai’s only nonprofit arts education program continues to provide art classes, youth programs, studio and gallery space for adults, children, residents and visitors to our island.
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