Mālama Wao Akua (Realm of the Gods) is a juried art exhibition celebrating the native species of Maui Nui (Maui, Lana‘i, Moloka‘i, Kaho‘olawe). Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center is thrilled to collaborate with East Maui Watershed Partnership to raise awareness about the importance of protecting native species and the forested upper regions of our islands’ watersheds. Read more!
Open Daily 9am – 4pm
Shop late on December 6, 13 & 20 / 4 - 7pm
Take part in the season of giving! Hui Holidays artisan showcase returns with a winter wonderland of local and handmade items for everyone on your list! During this magical season, the Hui gift shop expands to include even more one-of-a-kind handmade gifts by local artists and crafters like paintings, ceramic pieces, hand-blown glass work, locally made beauty products, holiday ornaments and more!
Receiving Day: Jan. 2
Opening Reception: Jan. 12, 5-7pm
This prestigious competition gives visitors an opportunity to view current work by local artists in all media. The Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture & the Arts recognizes this exhibition each year through its Art in Public Places Program. Nationally renowned guest jurors from Maui, Hawai’i and beyond offer a different perspective for a unique show every year.
Prospectus and jurors coming soon!
Aug. 4 – 23 (artwork pick up begins Aug. 24!)
Opening Reception: Aug. 4, 4-6pm
This unique exhibition showcases the work of 250+ youth participating in the Hui’s summer arts programming. The result is an explosion of vibrant creativity that features the extraordinary possibilities unlocked by community visual arts education. Also featuring a special collaboration with Ian Walsh’s Menehune Mayhem Surf Contest and an interactive project for visitors!
Parents of keiki artists: Artwork will be available for pick up beginning on Thursday, August 24, 9am- 5pm. This is the best & easiest time for pick up! If you’re unable to join us on the 24th, artwork will be available for pick up every day, 9am-4pm, through September 1.
Receiving Day: May 17, 2017
Opening Reception: May 26, 5-7pm
When C.W Dickey designed the historic Kaluanui Estate in 1917 for Harry & Ethel Baldwin, he was one of the most celebrated architects of his time. Now, 100 years later, Kaluanui still stands as one of Maui’s most iconic legacy estates still open to the public. Celebrate 100 years of Kaluanui by entering our Centennial 10x10 Exhibition. This exhibition challenges artists to create 2D and 3D works within a defined space of 10”x10”x10”. One hundred pieces will be selected for display in this commemorative exhibition. Receiving Day is May 17, 2017, 9am-4pm.
Mahalo to everyone who submitted work to this exhibition! Artists with non-selected work should plan to pick up their work on Friday, May 19, between 9am and 4pm, as outlined on the prospectus. Artists with selected work: please contact Exhibitions Coordinator Katie Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org with any spelling corrections. I look forward to seeing you all on a future receiving day and thank you, again, for sharing your creativity with the Hui!
The Retrospective Series was designed to acknowledge the contributions of individuals who have made a profound influence on local art and to share their work and ideas with the community. Celebrated Maui artist Judy Bisgard will be the featured Retrospective Artist in honor of her contributions to Maui’s visual arts community and for her commitment to Hui No’eau and its 100-year-old Kaluanui estate.
Judy Bisgard, born and raised on Maui, attended Mills College in California where she received a degree in History with a minor in Fine Arts. She has worked in the arts for over 40 years, volunteering as a board member at museums and non-profit organizations, such as Hui Noʻeau and the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Bisgard’s inspirations are drawn from the local Maui flora, the fast changing environment, and the decline of pineapple and plantation houses, while incorporating the color and compositional techniques of the French Impressionists. This retrospective exhibition showcases Bisgard’s experiences with a wide range of media, including plein air paintings, fiber, encaustic, pastel, intaglio, and woodcut.
January 6 - February 16 / Gallery Open Daily / 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Receiving Day: Tuesday, December 27 / 9am-4pm
Selection Notification (via email): Wednesday, December 28 by 6pm
Pick-up of Non-selected work: Thursday, December 29 / 9am-4pm
Opening Reception: Friday, January 6 / 5-7pm
Exhibition Dates: January 6 – February 17
Pick-up of Selected work: Saturday, February 18 / 9am-4pm
(No late pick ups will be accommodated.)
Juror: Duncan Dempster
With renowned guest jurors offering a different perspective for a unique show each year, this prestigious exhibition offers an opportunity to view current work of local and mainland artists in all media. Ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, photography, painting, drawing, jewelry, digital media, fiber, wood, mixed media and all other creative explorations are welcome! With no theme, this exhibition challenges artists to submit their best work created within the past two years.
Duncan Dempster is a Honolulu-based artist and educator working primarily in print media. He is currently an instructor in printmaking at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, and is the executive director of Honolulu Printmakers, an 88-year old nonprofit arts organization dedicated to promoting print culture in the State of Hawaii. In addition to a personal studio practice, he has been involved in many collective printmaking projects involving community outreach, collaboration, and exteriorized studio strategies, most recently a project called .5ppi.
November 21 – December 24
Open Daily / 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join us for a month-long holiday shopping extravaganza! During this magical time, the Hui’s beloved Gallery Shop at Kaluanui expands to fill the entire gallery with a winter wonderland of local and handmade items and museum-quality stocking stuffers. You’ll be sure to find rare and perfect gifts for your friends, teachers, keiki, and family! Hui Holidays also marks the return of the fabulously fun paper dress installation—a gallery centerpiece and an annual expression of holiday joy and creativity!
Opening Reception: September 9 / 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center is thrilled to collaborate with East Maui Watershed Partnership to raise awareness about the native species of Maui Nui (Maui, Lana‘i, Molokai, Kaho‘olawe). By offering educational opportunities in coordination with the exhibition, including artist hikes and “Talk Story” sessions with environmental experts, our hope is that Maui artists of all ages will explore our watersheds and express the value these species have within our daily life. Artwork depicts species native to Maui Nui, landscapes showcasing only native Maui Nui species, or people working to protect Maui’s native species and native habitats. With four entry divisions (open to elementary, middle & high school, and adults), this exhibition provides powerful visuals that celebrate Maui’s native plant and animal life. Please visit malamawaoakua.org for artist resources, dates for inspirational artist hikes & “Talk Story” presentations!
Talk Story Thursdays! — FREE!
5 - 6 pm in the Gallery
Join Hui No‘eau and East Maui Watershed Partnership as we "talk story" about conservation on Maui. These sessions are always informative and engaging!
Sept. 15th - Dr. Art Medeiros
Auwahi Forest Restoration Project, Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit
Oct. 6th - Dr. Fern Duvall II
Maui Nui Program Manager, DLNR/DOFAW Native Ecosystems Protection and Management
Oct. 20th - Joy Tamayose
Haleakala National Park Wildlife Biologist, Endangered Wildlife Management Division
Nov. 3rd - Dan Eisenberg
EMWP Program Manager, Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit
Movie Screening with Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC)
Oct. 20th 6pm-7:30pm
Join us at the Hui for a screening of "Little Fire Ants," a documentary film about invasive fire ants. MISC will introduce the film!
Mālama Wao Akua Exhibition Info Session featuring Mike Neal
Tuesday, July 5 / 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Joined by artist and nature enthusiast Mike Neal, this presentation will explain what it means to enter the exhibit and share ideas about how to research species "Native to Maui Nui." East Maui Watershed Partnership and the Hui Staff will be on hand to answer questions about the exhibit and confirm any species artists might already have in mind. Plenty of resources will be available if artists still needs to find inspiration.
Opening Reception & Family Day Celebration:
Saturday, August 6 / 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Featuring art by 250+ Maui youth annually, this exhibition showcases the work of young artists participating in the Hui’s summer art camps. The exhibition kicks off with a Family Day celebration that is free and open to the public. Sharing their talent and creativity, the Hui’s young artists show all of us the extraordinary possibilities unlocked by visual arts education. Join us in celebration and support of our incredible keiki artists! This exhibition is generously sponsored by Colleen O’Shea Brady and her grandchildren Oceane Jones, Orion Jones, and Cosette Beloin.
You’re invited! Bring the whole family to Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center for a family-friendly celebration that marks the opening of the Hui’s Youth Art Exhibition 2016. Don’t miss out on a scavenger hunt (1st 50 people only), live glassblowing demonstrations, hands-on artists workshops, face painting, and so much more! This event is free and open to the public and is a great opportunity to explore the Hui grounds, picnic on the lawn, and see inside the Hui’s professional artist studios. See you there!
In Hawai‘i, the Polynesian introduced Paper mulberry (brousonettia papyrifera) or wauke was the preferred plant for making kapa for clothes and other cloth-like items for everyday use. Kapa was also used extensively for temple dressings, taxes and tribute paid to the ali‘i. In this exhibition, located in the Hui’s “history room,” artist Dalani Tanahy presents a stunning showcase of her recent kapa work. She plays off of the idea that “clothes makes the man,” reminding us that women made the malo that men wore. A kapa practitioner for over 20 years, Dalani is a grower of the wauke trees and dye plants needed to make and decorate kapa. She is a wood, stone, bamboo and gourd craftswoman who creates the tools she needs to pound and print kapa and dyes. Dalani is also a researcher, reader, and doer who has learned to understand the nuances of kapa. In addition to continuing her own exploration of kapa, she is also a valued Hui Visiting Artist and kumu, helping others to learn and ensuring the working understanding and survival of kapa making. This exhibition was supported by a grant from the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation
Kapa Demo & Presentation with Dalani Tanahy
Thursday, October 13 / 5:30-6:30 pm
Hui No‘eau invites the community to watch this ancient artwork come to life in a special kapa making demonstration and walk-through of Woman Makes the Malo, Makes the Man with Dalani Tanahy on Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 5:30 – 6:30pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Receiving Day: Tuesday, May 10 / 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Opening Reception: Friday, May 20 / 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Jurors: Janet Chun & Tony Walholm
Let your imagination set sail and discover new realms of artistry! With an open call to artists working in any medium, the Hui’s annual themed exhibition adopts an adventurous spirit in 2016 as we explore the concept of “Voyaging”—going on a long journey in the spirit of exploration. We encourage artists to think broadly about what it means to move through space, transition, wander, and pass from one place to the next. Grounded in a rich tradition in Hawai‘i, this theme will take on a new meaning through artists’ interpretations—inviting cultural, personal, and visual discoveries.
Janet Chun born and raised in Hong Kong. Janet Chun graduated from U.C. Berkeley where she received a Bachelor of Architecture in 1963. She established her own architecture and interior design firms in the San Francisco Bay Area, and for many years worked on residential, commercial and institutional projects. Janet also taught Interior Design at the Peralta Community Colleges in the East Bay. Janet is schooled in pen & ink, and brushwork, she studied watercolors and oil in portraiture, landscapes and photo-realism. She works with her husband Douglas and his publishers, as well as the placement of his work in art galleries and private collections throughout the world. She and Douglas have traveled extensively and have co-authored the Around the World in Watercolor series, capturing in pen & ink of cityscapes, rural scenes, human dramas and even last evening’s exotic dinner…all embellished with her unique sense of humor and exquisite watercolors. Janet and Douglas have taught travel journal workshops on Seabourn Cruises, sharing their passion for travel.
Tony Walholm is renowned for his large-scale oil paintings of the “visionary abstract” style. Tony taught at Chaminade University in Honolulu for ten years before becoming a teaching artist for the Hui. He has been painting full time since 1982. His work can be seen at the Stanford University Children’s Hospital, the Hawai‘i State Art Museum, and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater and is part of many private collections. He is currently represented by Pa’ia Contemporary Gallery.
Opening Reception: Friday, March 11 / 5:00 – 7:00 pm Gallery Walk-through with Melissa: Saturday, March 19 / 2:00 – 3:00 pm Gallery Walk-through with Gabrielle: Saturday, April 9 / 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center accepts applications annually for artists to exhibit a complete new body of work. The Solo Artist Exhibition is one of the only exhibitions in the State of Hawai‘i that provides the unique opportunity for artists to be personally involved in all facets of exhibition planning and installation and it challenges artists to envision and produce an innovative and cohesive body of work.
The Hui’s gallery is divided to accommodate two simultaneous exhibitions, cultivating an energetic conversation between both artists and spaces. This exhibition has advanced careers, spurred community dialogue, and continues to define our local visual arts movement. This year, the Hui invites two exceptional artists to tell their stories; Melissa Chimera will present “Agents of Change”—a series of mixed media works on linen about extinction, globalization, and our role as humans in these processes. Chimera juxtaposes the catastrophic implications of the subject matter with a method firmly grounded in formal elements of painting combined with the treatment of linen as a textile. Gabrielle Anderman will present “Being Here,” which explores her relationship to the present. In particular, Anderman is interested in the ways in which her mind keeps her distracted, preventing her from experiencing the present moment. Learn more about Melissa and Gabrielle at melissachimera.com and gabrielleanderman.com.
Receiving Day: Monday, December 28 / 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Opening Reception: Friday, January 8 / 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Juror: Marcia Morse
This prestigious and selective exhibition offers an opportunity for viewers to see current work of local and mainland artists in all media, including ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, photography, jewelry, digital imagery, fiber, painting, glass, and wood. In 2016, Juror Marcia Morse brings her strong educational and artistic background to the Hui. Ms. Morse completed her undergraduate work with honors at Harvard University and received her MFA in Printmaking at Stanford University. She recently completed her PhD in Political Science with research focused on the gender politics of performance art. She is tenured as a Professor of Art at Honolulu Community College, where she currently serves as Dean of University College, the Liberal Arts program of the College. Ms. Morse is also active as an artist, art critic and freelance curator.