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Molokai Artists Encouraged to Enter Statewide Exhibition

Hawaii Craftsmen News Release

Held annually since 1967, the Hawaii Craftsmen Annual Statewide Exhibition of traditional and contemporary crafts brings a juror of international reputation to the state of Hawaii to jury entries and give public presentations on each island. Accepted artwork will be exhibited at the Downtown Art Center in Honolulu, and will be featured in an exhibition catalog.

Emerging and established artists from across the state of Hawaii are encouraged to submit up to six completed artworks to be juried by Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy, a Los Angeles and New York-based curator, writer, and arts administrator of contemporary art and craft, and an assistant curator at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), New York. Ms. Vizcarrondo-Laboy will visit Hawaii Island, Maui, Molokai, Kauai, and Oahu to jury entries in person and give public presentations. Entries from Lanai will be juried online.

Artists residing in Hawaii are invited to enter traditional or non-traditional crafts. The exhibition is open to residents of Hawaii for artworks in the categories of clay, fiber, glass, wood, metal, stone and mixed media. Unless they have a strong three dimensional quality, or directly relate to the practice of craft, painting and photography are not eligible. Entries must be of original design and created within the last two years. Artworks previously included in juried exhibitions on Oahu are ineligible. Juror selected cash awards will be presented at the exhibition opening reception and awards ceremony. Hawaii Craftsmen expects to have over $6,000 in awards to be designated by the juror.

The intake dates for Molokai entries will be from Oct. 2-7 at the Molokai Arts Center (MAC). You will need to make an appointment with a MAC staff member in order to drop off your work. The online registration must also be completed prior to dropping off your work during the registration dates in order to have your work juried. Accepted artworks must be shipped to arrive at the Downtown Art Center no later than Monday, Oct. 18. The Honolulu exhibition will take place from Oct. 23 to Nov. 19.

Vizcarrondo-Laboy will be doing a public presentation at the Molokai Arts Center on Friday, Oct. 8 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Online registration for entries runs from Sept. 1 to Oct. 1. Visit hawaiicraftsmen.org for the prospectus and more information.

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