Call Detail
Hawaii Craftsmen 2016, 49th Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition
Hawai'i Craftsmen
1159 Nu'uanu Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96817

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Hawaii
Entry Deadline: 10/1/16
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 6
Entry Fee (Active Memberʻs Entry Fee, incl. first 2 entries ): $25.00
Entry Fee (Non-Memberʻs Entry Fee, incl. first 2 entries): $75.00
Admin (Hawaii Craftsmen Individual membership renewal): $48.00
Admin (Hawaii Craftsmen Family membership renewal): $65.00
Admin (Hawaii Craftsmen Senior [65 & older] membership renewal): $30.00
Admin (Hawaii Craftsmen Student membership renewal): $25.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$10.00

October 25-November 13, 2016
Free for public viewing

Honolulu Museum of Art School, Main Gallery
1111 Victoria St., Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 532-8741

Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Tu., Oct. 25, 5:30-7:30 pm
Gallery Hours: Tu.-Sa. 10:00 am-4:30 pm, Su. 1:00-5:00 pm, closed Mondays 


Artists residing in Hawai’i are invited to enter traditional or non-traditional crafts with a fresh approach or point of view. The exhibition is open to functional and non-functional 2- and 3-dimensional art in the categories of clay, fiber, glass, wood, metal, stone, and mixed media. Entries must be of original design and created independently within the last two years.  Artworks previously included in juried exhibitions on O‘ahu or displayed in any Honolulu Museum of Art School exhibition are ineligible. Juror selected cash awards will be presented at the exhibition opening reception and awards ceremony at the Honolulu Museum of Art School on Oct. 25, 2016 from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Please refer to the information provided below and in the legal agreement for more details.

This yearʻs juror, Ms. Cindi Strauss, is the Sara and Bill Morgan Curator of Decorative Arts, Craft and Design and Assistant Director, Programming at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She received her B.A. with honors in art history from Hamilton College and her M.A. in the history of decorative arts from the Cooper-Hewitt/Parsons School of Design. At the MFAH, she is responsible for the acquisition, research, publication, and exhibition of post-1900 decorative arts, design, and craft. The museumʻs collection focuses on works of extraordinary craftsmanship and originality made from the 17th century to the 21st.

Since joining the MFAH, Ms. Strauss has organized over twenty exhibitions, including Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics: The Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio CollectionForm Follows Function: Celebrating the American Institute of Architects Houston Design Collection at the MFAH; the traveling show Ornament as Art: Avant-Garde Jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt CollectionThe Past Made Present: Contemporary Art and Memory; and Liquid Lines: Exploring the Language of Contemporary Metal. She has authored or contributed to catalogues and journals on decorative arts, craft, and design topics and has been a frequent lecturer at museums nationwide.

Each year Hawai‛i Craftsmen recognizes member artists who represent various media with their artistic excellence and who have made great contributions to the Hawai‛i art community at large. This year, the Hawai‛i Craftsmen Board of Directors has invited Derek Bencomo (wood), Daven Hee (ceramics), and William and Sally Worcester (glass) as honored guest artists in the exhibition.

Registration opens Sept. 1, 2016 & closes Oct. 1, 2016 at 7 pm (HST). Registration of completed artworks only will be accepted only via the online call for entry system, CaFE. A direct link to the CaFE Call for Entry listing will be available at Mail-in registrations and walk-in entries are not eligible. New or altered entries will not be accepted after Oct. 1, at 7 pm (HST). 

Artist accounts and digital images of completed entries must be created and uploaded into CaFE prior to registration. For directions and help in using CaFE see When registering for the annual exhibition on CaFE, you must upload digital images of up to 6 completed entries (maximum 6 images), a 1-page artist statement, and payment in the CaFE designated formats. For participants registering only 1 work of art, please upload 2 images only (e.g. 1 full view, 1 detail or 2 different angles of the same art work). For participants entering more than 2 artworks, please upload only 1 image per entry with a maximum of 6 entries/works of art, to avoid being overcharged for duplicates of the same artwork.

Only completed artworks registered online by Oct. 1 will be accepted on intake days for jurying. Intake and jurying of pre-registered entries will occur on Hawai’i, Maui, Kauai, and O’ahu islands. Entries from Molokai and Lana’i will be juried online and artists notified of accepted entries via email on Oct. 16. We highly recommend that applicants format, prepare, and upload their registration information at least 1 week before the Oct. 1 deadline to allow for possible technical difficulties or the accommodation of extra assistance. 

Participants WITHOUT computer knowledge or in need of extra registration assistance are requested to call their island chairs well in advance of the registration deadline to receive individualized help. On O‘ahu, special registration sessions for individuals without computer access or knowledge will be offered prior to the deadline. Group training sessions in using CaFE as a useful artist tool will also be offered during the open registration period. Hawai‘i Craftsmen will annouce dates, times, and locations of these special sessions. 

Email addresses used during CaFE registration should be accurate to ensure timely communications about your participation in the exhibition. Please make sure that spelling of all text is correct, as this information will be used for the exhibition labels and a catalog of accepted works and in a gallery notebook containing artist statements. 

For technical assistance, please refer to the CaFE tutorials, formatting guides, and help tools provided on this website by clicking on the HELP button in the navigation bar above. 

Hawai‛i Craftsmen members: $25 for the first two entries, $10 for each additional entry

Non-Members: $75 for the first two entries, $10 for each additional entry

Please note that HC membership must be active through November 13, 2016 to qualify for the discounted memberʻs entry fee. Hawaiʻi Craftsmen artists can renew their membership when registering their entries on CaFE. For new Hawaiʻi Craftsmen membership, please visit to set up membership before registering your entries on CaFE.  

Hawaii Craftsmen membership dues are: 
Family: $65
Individual: $48
Seniors (65 & older): $30
Student (w/ valid ID): $25 

Entry fees and membership renewals can be paid online in CaFE using VISA or Mastercard or by mailing a check to:

Hawai'i Craftsmen
Attn: 2016 ASJE
1159 Nu'uanu Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96817 

Molokai and Lana‘i, October 16, 2016
No intake; online jurying only. Accepted artworks will be announced via email on Oct. 16.
Molokai and Lanaʻi Chair: Barbara Thompson, (808)256-8120

Hawai’i Island, October 17, 2016 
Intake: 10 am-12 pm, Jurying: 12:00-2:00 pm, Juror Lecture: 2:00-2:45 pm, Art pickup 3:00-4:00 pm Donkey Mill Art Center, Holualoa Foundation for Arts, 78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa, HI 96725
Hawai‘i Island Co-Chairs: Patti Pease Johnson,, (808)966-8861 & Evan Jenkins,, (808)640-0283 

Maui, October 18, 2016
Intake: 2:00-4:00 pm, Jurying: 5:00-6:00 pm, Juror Lecture: 6:00-6:45 pm, Art pickup: 6:45-7:30 pm UH Maui College, Heona Art Building Foyer, 310 W Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, HI 96732 (intake: enter via recycling center on Wahinepio Ave.)
Maui Co-chairs: Ted Loberg & Mary Ann Leigh,, cell: (808)446-6036 & home: (808) 661-2028

Kaua‘i, October 19, 2016
Intake: 2:00-4:00 pm, Jurying: 4:00-5:00 pm, Juror Lecture: 5:15-6:00 pm, Art pickup: 6:00-8:00 pm Galerie 103, 2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka Rd #4, Koloa, HI 96756
Kaua‘i Chair: Carol Ann Davis,, (808)639-1936

O‘ahu, October 19 - October 20, 2016
Intake: Oct. 19, 5:00-8:00 pm, Jurying: Oct. 20, 1:30-4:30 pm, Juror Lecture: Oct. 20, 5:00-5:45 pm Art pickup: Oct. 20, 6:00-8:00 pm, Post-exhibition art pickup: Nov. 13, 4:30-8:00 pm
Honolulu Museum of Art School, Main Gallery, 1111 Victoria St. Honolulu, HI 96814
O‘ahu Chair: Barbara Thompson,

Shipping to O‘ahu Deadline: October 22, 2016

Notification of accepted artworks from Lana'i and Molokai will be sent out via email on October 16. Notification of accepted artworks from Hawai'i, Kaua'i, Maui, and O'ahu islands will be provided to the artists on jurying dates followed by email confirmations. The juror reserves the right to a final selection of accepted works. Therefore, the decision of the juror is final.

All accepted artwork must be suitably framed, wired, mounted, or
prepared ready for presentation with suitable devices for hanging, installing, mounting, and displaying in a professional manner. Sculptures must be solid standing or securely mounted. Works needing specific installation handling should be shipped with detailed instructions and appropriate mounting supplies. 

The installation committee will install all accepted artworks. Entries that pose an installation problem may be rejected or require the artists’ assistance. Installation instructions and installation materials needed must be provided at the time of registration. Artists with extremely delicate or unwieldy entries must make separate arrangements for delivery, handling, installation & pick-up of their artwork. 2-D entries shall not exceed 5’ h x 7’ w; 3-D entries shall not exceed 6‘ h x 6’ w x 6’ d. Entries exceeding 250 lbs. or requiring more than 2 people to handle are ineligible. Care will be taken in handling all artwork; however, Hawai‛i Craftsmen and the Honolulu Museum of Art School assume no responsibility for loss or damage to art works on display or in transit beyond $150 liability limit—no matter how such damage may have been sustained. All accepted entries will be displayed at the owner’s risk.

Artworks from Hawai'i, Kaua'i, Maui, and O'ahu must be hand delivered to the various intake and jurying locations by dates and times described above. Unless specific group shipping arrangements are made at each separate island, artists from neighbor islands are responsible for shipping their accepted artwork to the Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery with delivery no later than Saturday, October 22, 2016. Insurance of work in transit to the gallery is the sole responsibility of the artist.

Artists maintain sole responsibility for the timely deliv­ery of their artwork to the gallery. Entries must be packed in a sturdy reusable container and adequate interior protection for return shipping. Please observe all weight and size limitations noted herein. Containers must be movable by two people and fit through standard doorways. Artists must make additional arrangements for delivery and pick-up of entries needing special handling. Late arrivals, unwieldy art works, and entries that pose a shipping or handling problem may not be accepted.

To ensure successful return shipment, a completed USPS return-shipping label with weight, dimensions and clearly indicated return address must accompany shipped artworks. Contact your neighbor island chairperson for further information on shipping methods, mailing labels, required forms, and packing instructions. Entries must be packed in a sturdy, reusable container that is movable by 2 people and that fits through standard doorways.

Artists from Molokai and Lana‘i should contact Barbara Thompson, Program Chair, at, about subsidies for shipping their accepted artwork to O‘ahu.  

Ship artwork to:
Honolulu Museum of Art School, Main Gallery
c/o Hawai'i Craftsmen
1111 Victoria St.
Honolulu, HI 96814

Hawai‛i Craftsmen will be responsible for return shipping, including insurance damage protection up to—and no more than—$150 liability per piece with no exceptions. Artists are highly advised to arrange for supplemental insurance or to make alternative shipping arrangements. Return shipping carriers, including USPS, UPS, FedEx, or Young Brothers, will be chosen at the discretion of the Hawai‛i Craftsmen Board of Directors.

Hawai'i Craftsmen will not install or display any works arriving with damage. Artists shipping work should make arrangements to appropriately repair any damaged work prior to completion of installation on Monday, October 24, 2016. 

An installation com­mittee will install the artwork in the gallery. Entries that pose installation problems or cannot be installed properly may not be accepted or, if accepted, the artist may be required to help install the work. Reasonable care will be taken in han­dling all entries and precautions will be taken to avoid damage to the artwork. However, all entries submitted for display are at the owner’s risk.

Hawai'i Craftsmen and the Honolulu Museum of Art School officers, members, volunteers, representatives, or anyone connected with the exhibition will not assume liability for loss or damage sustained during the exhibition or in transit to neighbor islands in excess of $150--with no exceptions. Hawai'i Craftsmen suggests that all participants carry additional insurance on their artwork.
For each accepted piece, O'ahu artists will be required to sit the show for one shift, find a substitute, or pay a $30 sitter’s fee per shift. An artist who does not arrive to sit at the designated time for his/her shift will be required to pay a $50 no-show fee.
Artists from neighbor islands are responsible for shipping their work one-way to O‘ahu in lieu of sitting the exhibition. Molokai and Lanaʻi artists may apply for shipping subsidies by contacting the Program Chair, Barbara Thompson at 

Accepted entries, even when sold, must remain in the exhibition for the show‘s duration. Final take down and pick up of artwork will be November 13, 2016 from 4:30-8:00 pm at the Honolulu Museum of Art School, Main Gallery. Hawai'i Craftsmen and the Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery cannot store artwork and cannot accept responsibility for artwork not retrieved on time. 

Hawai'i Craftsmen encourages artists to offer their accepted entries for sale while on display. The Hawai'i Craftsmen commission for the sale of exhibited works of members is 40%; for non-members it is 50%.
You may not alter the price of any artwork once submitted in CaFE as Hawai'i Craftsmen uses this information to create labels in advance of the show and will not recreate labels for price modifications.
All work is subject to photographic reproduction for educational and/or publicity purposes. By registering for the Hawai'i Craftsmen 2016 Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition, the artist agrees that permission is automatically granted to Hawai'i Craftsmen to make photographic reproductions of or to use uploaded images of accepted entries if the digital quality is adequate. These reproductions will be used for the exhibition catalog as well as for use on the organization’s website and for public relations, marketing, promotional, archival, and documentation purposes in both digital and hard copy format. Artist’s rights are retained.
Artists, community members, and guests are cordially invited to the exhibition reception and awards presentation on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, from 5:30-7:30 pm, at Honolulu Museum of Art School, Main Gallery, 1111 Victoria St., Honolulu, HI 96814.
For assistance or questions related to registering for the annual exhibition, please direct your inquiries to your island representatives listed above in the Intake/Jurying section.

For general inquiries, please contact Hawai'i Craftsmen, 1159 Nu'uanu Ave., Honolulu, HI 96817, tel.: (808)521-3282 , fax: (808)521-2923,, 

Hawaii Craftsmen is supported by the Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Hawaii Community Foundation, Atherton Family Foundation, the Cooke Foundation, the McInerny Foundation, several private family foundations and our members. Mahalo to our award sponsors: the Peter Drewliner Trust, Violet Loo, and The Timothy Y.C. Choy Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation. Thanks also to the Honolulu Museum of Art School, O’ahu; Galerie 103, Kaua’i; Donkey Mill Arts Center, Hawai’i Island; and UH-Maui College Art Department, Maui.

Hawai’i Craftsmen is a 501(c)(3) volunteer organization supported by members, donations, and charitable grants. Please support our fundraising efforts. Your contributions are completely tax deductible

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