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Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts DECEMBER 2020 Newsletter
Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts DECEMBER 2020 Newsletter
SFCA Telework Update
The SFCA office remains closed to the public. SFCA staff are continuing to work remotely, and can be contacted by email or telephone. If you aren’t sure who to contact, email HawaiiSFCA@Hawaii.Gov, or call (808) 586-0300 and leave a voice message, including your name and telephone number.
Call for Student Artists: 2021 Young Artists of Hawaiʻi
Young Artists of Hawaiʻi
Students and educators: submissions are open for the 2021 Young Artists of Hawaiʻi competition! Public, charter, private, or home-school Hawaiʻi students enrolled in grades K-6 are eligible to participate.
•Final day to submit artwork is Friday, January 25, 2021.
•Theme: "My Culture, My Family, and Me"
•Exhibit at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum May 14 - June 25, 2021.
•Replica of the exhibit on display at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center May 2021 - March 2022.
•Link to additional info (how to enter, important dates, contact info) on SFCA website: https://sfca.hawaii.gov/arts-education-programs/student-exhibitions
Young Artists of Hawaiʻi is an annual student art competition and exhibition. Presented by the State Foundation on culture and the Arts and the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority, this program recognizes creative excellence among Hawaiʻi’s public and private school students, Kindergarten through sixth grade. A panel of judges select 96 works for the exhibition, which is presented at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum.
Call for Student Artists: 2021 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
The Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards competition is open for entries. Hawaiʻi public, charter, homeschool or private school students grades 7-12 (ages 13 and up) are eligible to participate.
The national Scholastic Student Art & Writing Awards has been identifying and showcasing teens with exceptional artistic and literary talent since 1923. State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) is the Hawaiʻi regional Affiliate Partner for the Scholastic Student Art and Writing Awards. SFCA participates in the student art portion of the competition, and all entry fees for Hawaiʻi students associated with the competition are covered by the SFCA.
•Final day to submit artwork is Tuesday, December 15, 2020.
•Categories include comic art, design, fashion, and film. See the full list of categories on the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards website: https://www.artandwriting.org/what-we-do/the-awards/categories/
•For more information, please visit the SFCA website: https://sfca.hawaii.gov/arts-education-programs/student-exhibitions/.
Call for Artists: APP COVID-19
The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts’ Art in Public Places Program has a call for artists, requesting submissions for artwork inspired by or created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of the pandemic on life in Hawaiʻi. Artworks will be considered by a committee for the Art in Public Places Collection, which is displayed in sites across the state of Hawaiʻi, including the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum in Honolulu.
Deadline: December 31, 2020. Additional information on the SFCA website: https://sfca.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/09/11/call-for-artists/
Poetry Out Loud
The Hawaiʻi State Finals and National Finals for the 2021 Poetry Out Loud recitation contest will be held virtually. The deadline to register your school or organization is January 18, 2021. Poetry Out Loud is open to all students in grades 9 – 12, and is designed to fit into a teacher’s busy schedule. Teachers are provided with free curriculum materials, designed to meet national standards and augment their regular curriculum with poetry recitation and competition. Learn more on the Poetry Out Loud website, www.PoetryOutLoud.org. SFCA partners with the Honolulu Theatre for Youth to implement the program statewide. The Hawaiʻi state contact is Tamara Smith, edadmin@HTYweb.org.
SFCA Grantee Spotlight
SFCA CARES Act Relief Fund support for Ballet Hawaiʻi included support for their new series, “Dancing Inside the Box”, pairing student dancers with faculty mentors and giving students the opportunity to create dance designed in their own space and helping them develop their own artistic voice. The series can be viewed on the Ballet Hawaiʻi website: https://ballethawaii.org/dancing-inside-the-box/.
SFCA in the Community
Intersections Between Art Design Architecture – Learning presented by ahl.
Learning is the acquisition of new, or modification of existing, knowledge and skills through experience and study. It involves ongoing curiosity and engagement of the shared human expereince. Hear from leading practitioners who will share their own work and ruminations on how art, design, and architecture impact learning, including Jonathan Johnson, SFCA’s Executive Director. A recording of the November 19 online webinar is now available. Meeting Recording: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/dXR_3mm6Rtb5_6J8zVq7DrtOd1sOqiG2lGS9W7rthaRFdUWklugqKB2qvyFnSQYk.OahyEn-M4jFAMMdZ
Recent and Upcoming Exhibit Visits
SFCA artwork purchases are recommended by an Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) that have been invited to view a juried or curated art exhibit in the state of Hawaiʻi. The AASC is generally composed of SFCA commissioners, staff members, and visual arts consultants.
For more information on AASCs, including how to invite a committee to an exhibit, or to volunteer as a Visual Art Consultant, please visit our website. For more information about specific exhibits, please contact the exhibit host organizations.
AASC Exhibit Visits made earlier this year and AASC Purchase and Gift Recommendations are posted on the SFCA website: SFCA News: Acquisition Award Selection Committees.
APPROVED EXHIBIT VISITS
The SFCA Board of Commissioners has approved Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) visits to these exhibits:
•HAWAI‘I ISLAND - 2020 Pacific States Biennial North American Juried Print Exhibition, University of Hawaiʻi-Hilo, Hilo. Print media, juried. November 6 - December 31, 2020.
•MAUI - Hui Noʻeau Annual Juried Exhibition 2021 at the Hui Noʻeau Visual Arts Center, Makawao. Mixed media, juried. January 15 – February 19, 2021.
•O‘AHU - Transparency in Translation, the Honolulu Museum of Art School, Linekona Gallery, Honolulu. Watercolor and glass. October 31 - November 27, 2020.
•OʻAHU - Resiliance, the Honolulu Museum of Art School, Linekona Gallery, Honolulu. Ceramic, curated.
Approved AASC visits are also posted on the SFCA's website: Acquisition Award Selection Committees.
AASCs visited the following exhibits in September, October and November 2020:
•HAWAI‘I ISLAND - Kipaipai Fellows 2020, Kahilu Theatre Galleries.
•HAWAI‘I ISLAND - Abstract Only 2020, Wailoa Center, Hilo.
•HAWAI‘I ISLAND - Hawaii Nei 2020, Wailoa Center, Hilo.
•KAUAʻI - Art Kauaʻi, Kauaʻi Society of Artists.
•MAUI - Mālama Wao Akua, Hui Noʻeau.
•O‘AHU - Hawaii Craftsmen Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition 2020, Downtown Art Center, Honolulu.
•O‘AHU - A Deeper Shade of Soul, Sculpture by Jonathan Swanz, the Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu.
•O‘AHU - Downtown Drawing, the Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu.
•O‘AHU - Incipit: Paintings by Tom Walker, the Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu.
•O‘AHU - Why are you painting?, the Honolulu Museum of Art School, Linekona Gallery, Honolulu.
Arts and Culture Calendar
•Hawaiʻi State Legislature Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts: Informational Briefing. Thursday, December 3, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Hosted by Senator Brian Taniguchi, Chair of the Senate Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts. The purpose of the informational briefing is to receive a presentation from creative sector leaders in Hawai‘i about the importance of the creative economy to the welfare of the State of Hawai‘i. No public testimony will be accepted. The State Capitol is closed to the public during the COVID-19 epidemic. A live stream of this hearing will be available online on the Legislative Broadcast website: (https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/broadcasts.aspx) and on the Hawaiʻi State Senate Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/HawaiiSenate).
•Friends of the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (HiSAM): The HiSAM Gift Shop, operated by the Friends of HiSAM volunteer group, is displaying new work by Herman Piʻikea Clark, Kānaka Maoli artist, educator, and business owner. Friends of HiSAM are also displaying artworks in the museum café, by emerging Kānaka Maoli artists Cory Kamehanaokalā Holt Taum, Nanea Lum, and Nālamakūkapō Ahsing. Artworks are available for sale. For more information, or to purchase artworks, please contact the Friends of HiSAM at FriendsOfHiSAM@Gmail.Com.
•The Hawaiʻi Craftsmen’s Annual Statewide Exhibition 2020 can be viewed in this video with a full walkthrough: https://youtu.be/5wLoxW8nDDo. The exhibit was supported in part by funding from the SFCA, through the Biennium Grants program.
•Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities Public Humanities and Preservation & Access grants are currently open. Deadline: March 5, 2021 (grants portal will re-open on December 28, 2020). For more information, visit their website: https://hihumanities.org/what-we-do/our-grants-program/apply-for-a-grant-with-us/
•The Hawaiʻi State Public Library offers free access to language learning resources through Gale Courses and Mango Languages. Available languages include ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi and American Sign Language. For more information, visit their website (go to the Learn tab and look under Online Classes): https://www.librarieshawaii.org/
•Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra is continuing their “Sounds of Resilience” livestreams of orchestra ensemble performances at the Hawaii Theatre Center via computer or mobile device, with cinema-quality audio and video technology. 12/12: Sounds of the Seasons For more information: https://www.hawaiitheatre.com/events/going-home-songs-of-comfort-hawaii-symphony-orchestra/
•Hawaii Youth Symphony will present a reimagined version of its annual He Makana O Na Mele: The Gift of Music concert. The premiere will air on television (Hawaii News Now on KHNL, Tuesday December 8 at 8:00 p.m.), rebroadcast on K5 (Thursday December 10 at 7:00 p.m.) and available to stream online on hawaiinewsnow.com/hys.
•Honolulu Mayor’s Office on Culture and the Arts (MOCA) Culture and Arts Relief and Recovery Fund will add another $24 million to the program and re-open the small business fund for new applications. Applications for listed closed businesses and new applicants will open at noon on December 1 for one week. https://www.oneoahu.org/culture-arts
•King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center has been uploading recordings of past public programs, including “Kānāwai & Huliāmahi: Remembering Law, Community, and Land in Music”. For more information, visit their website: https://www.jhchawaii.net/public-programs.
•Statewide Cultural Extension Program (SCEP) online performances and presentations by local artists, supported by funding from the SFCA. https://www.outreach.hawaii.edu/artists/
HiSAM Events and Exhibits
The Hawaii State Art Museum (HiSAM) and sculpture garden are open Monday through Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00pm. The restaurant and gift shop are closed.
HiSAM From Home
Free online workshops on Zoom and Facebook:
•Shell Ornament Workshop with Kelly Patrick, Thursday December 3, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
•Drawing Workshop with Jin An Wong, Thursday December 10, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
•Workshop to be announced, Thursday December 17, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Check the HiSAM calendar for details and more upcoming events: https://hisam.hawaii.gov/calendar.
“For Walls” Exhibit
This exhibition highlights sculptures created specifically for walls, using them both as a support and as a backdrop. Many of us, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantining, have become all too familiar with our own four walls. With that in mind, we invite you to explore a variety of unique and dynamic ways artists engage and enliven enclosed spaces. All artworks are from the Art in Public Places Collection of the SFCA.
Artworks in this exhibit:
•“Retablo: The Oracle of Mary Magdalene” by Mandell Andres, mixed media, circa 1993
•“Hoʻo Maka”, 1975 and “Terra”, 1980 by Bumpei Akaji, copper sculptures
•“Gathering 3” by Jisoo Boggs, ceramic, 2019
•“Changing II” by Shore Brenner, woven wall hanging, 1978
•“Hiʻiaka’s Skirt Becomes a Surfboard for Lohiʻau” by Mark Chai, recycled green plastic and reclaimed wood, 2009
•“The Nudibranch Parade” by Kimberly De Souza, ceramic
•“Adam and Eve” by Joseph Feher, wood relief carving, 1967
•“Erosion #1” and “Erosion #2” by Yoko Haar, ceramic relief sculpture, circa 2001
•“Untitled” by Jun Kaneko, hand-built glazed ceramic, 2007
•“Dwell Series #4” by Ted Lott, basswood, found object, electrical
•“Black Rain” by Sharon Mills, rope, 1971
•“Unknown Title” and “Structural Composition #10” by Jerry Okimoto, wood
•“Wind No. 15” by Eiji Okubo, mixed media sculpture
•“Black Waterfall” by Dean Pulver, wood, 2019
•“More Attached Than You Think” by Fred Roster, bronze, stone, steel, and wood sculpture, circa 2001
•“The Cock Fight” by Fiama Von Schuetze, natural fiber sculpture, 2019
•“Crutch” by Ray Yoshida, wooden crutch decorated with wire, glitter, and collage
2021 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Student Art Awards Exhibit: March 12 – April 16, 2021
2021 Young Artists of Hawaiʻi Exhibit: May 14 – June 25, 2021
SFCA in the News
The Garden Island
November 24, 2020
“KSA 2020 small work Big Show opens Saturday”
The KSA, supported in part by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and KGC, is a nonprofit, visual-arts organization that has provided exhibition and educational opportunities to Kaua‘i artists, residents and visitors since 1983.
Hawaii Tribune Herald
November 3, 2020
"Hawaii Concert Society to present online concerts for 2020-21 season"
Meanwhile, Hawaii Concert Society membership renewals and a grant from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts have provided the financial wherewithal to support a modest season of concerts. The board recently decided to invite selected artists to record personalized concerts specifically for members.
November 24, 2020
“See New Artworks Added to “Mai hoʻohuli i ka lima i luna” at HiSAM”
The new installations are additions to the Mai hoʻohuli i ka lima i luna exhibition currently on view in the museum’s main gallery on the second floor. Curated by kānaka artists for kānaka artists, this exhibition displays a scope of contemporary Hawaiian art rarely seen by the public. Inside HiSAM’s former café and gift shop, curators Drew Broderick, Kaʻili Chun and Kapulani Landgraf have infused new life. The walls are now filled with works by artists both emerging and established. The curators say that, taken together, the intergenerational group reminds visitors of the ways in which ancestral knowledge can be brought into present day representations in order to activate connections across time.
SFCA Board of Commissioners Meetings
2021 SFCA Board of Commissioners Meetings
•Wednesday January 20, 2021
•Wednesday March 17, 2021
•Wednesday May 19, 2021
Committee meetings usually begin at 9:00 a.m., followed by the general meeting at 11:00 a.m.
Unless otherwise specified, the public is invited to attend SFCA Standing Committee and Commission Meetings. Meetings and agendas are posted just prior to the meetings on the State of Hawai‘i Calendar of Events. Select “State Foundation on Culture and the Arts” from the search menu.
In order to comply with the Sunshine Law and social distancing requirements, notice of meetings will be posted on the State of Hawaiʻi Calendar of Events seven days prior to the meeting, submission of written testimony on agendized items will be accepted and minutes of meetings will be available within 40 days after the meeting.
Learn more about the Board of Commissioners on the SFCA website: https://sfca.hawaii.gov/about/board-of-commissioners/
There are no SFCA job listings at this time. Job listings are posted in our website news blog and in the monthly email newsletter (subscribe here), as well as on our social media (@hawaiisfca on Facebook, @hawaii_sfca on Instagram, and @hawaii_sfca on Twitter).
SFCA and HiSAM do not have an active internship program at this time.
Art Acquisitions and Commissions
Artwork acquisitions and commissions are done through the Art in Public Places Program. For more information: Learn About Selling Your Art.
For doing business with the state as a contractor, the State of Hawaii eProcurement (HiePro) is a system for issuing solicitations, receiving responses, and issuing notices of award. Solicitations and awards are posted and searchable. State Foundation on Culture and the Arts solicitations have included graphic design services, printing services, custom framing, artwork conservation and restoration.To find SFCA solicitations, search under Department: Accounting and General Services (the SFCA is administratively attached to the Department of Accounting and General Services).
Get Involved: Volunteer Opportunities
Help the SFCA Select Artwork
The Art in Public Places Program of the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) seeks volunteers, particularly on the Neighbor Islands, with expertise and knowledge in the visual arts field to serve as Visual Arts Consultants on Art Advisory Committees and Acquisition Award Selection Committees. The role of the Art Advisory Committee is to make recommendations to the SFCA regarding the development and design of a given commissioned art project, including location, medium, distinguishing features of the artwork, and selection of the artist. The role of the Acquisition Award Selection Committees is to review and make recommendations regarding the purchase of works of art. The SFCA appoints the committee members for each exhibit visit — generally composed of SFCA commissioners, staff members, and Visual Arts Consultants. The application form is available here: Become a Visual Art Consultant.
About the SFCA
The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) is a government agency, established by the Hawai‘i State Legislature in 1965, to promote, perpetuate, preserve and encourage culture and the arts, history and the humanities as central to the quality of life of the people of Hawai‘i. SFCA funding is provided by the State of Hawai‘i and the National Endowment for the Arts.The SFCA is administratively attached to the Department of Accounting and General Services (Hawai‘i Revised Statutes Chapter 9).
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The mission of the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts is to promote, perpetuate, preserve and encourage culture and the arts, history and the humanities as central to the quality of life of the people of Hawaii. HSFCA funding is provided by the State of Hawaii and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Hawaii State Art Museum
The Hawai'i State Art Museum is dedicated to presenting the largest and finest collection of works by Hawai'i artists that celebrate the diverse artistic and cultural legacy of Hawai'i.
To promote, perpetuate, preserve and encourage culture and the arts, history and the humanities as central to the quality of life of the people of Hawai`i. HSFCA funding is provided by the State of Hawai`i and the National Endowment for the Arts. The HSFCA is administratively attached to the Department of Accounting and General Services.
The musuem is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed State and Federal Holdays. Always free admission. For pre-recorded information call 586-0900.
The Hawai'i State Art Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For pre-recorded summary information on the museum, call (808) 586-0900. For current museum program information, call the HSFCA Art in Public Places Program at (808) 586-0305. To arrange an educational tour of the museum, call (808) 586-9958.
For information on the HSFCA; the Hawai'i State Art Museum; HSFCA grants, programs, and services; Hawai'i arts and culture events; and USA and worldwide arts opportunities, visit the HSFCA website, www.hawaii.gov/sfca.
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