Voyaging: A Themed Exhibition


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.