Artists of Hawai‘i 2015: Alison Beste’s Oil Tanker Sunsets—musings on the process


  Alison Beste is an artist featured in the upcoming Artists of Hawaii 2015, opening July 2. Below is her meditation on her work process while shooting for her series Oil Tanker Sunsets one evening. Since the images  require a long shutter, anywhere from 2 minutes to 20 minutes, she spends a lot of time waiting, listening, and watching. For more on the Oil Tanker Sunsets series, see Alison’s previous post. 6:00pm Check MarineTraffic app. Research type of vessel, location, ship’s trajectory. Read more [...]

Local artists sure to shine at Contempo #Artshop


Collecting art is a life-enriching experience, and Contempo #Artshop is sure to set young collectors on the right track to cultivating meaningful, high-quality collections. From June 19 to 28, Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House will host this new art extravaganza showcasing the work of more than 100 local and international artists. Many artists will be on-site, offering demonstrations and insightful workshops. Each day the programming will highlight different media, from wood and ceramics to glass Read more [...]

Artists of Hawai‘i 2015: Ready, steady, go!


Last Tuesday, the eight artists selected for Artists of Hawai‘i 2015 gathered in museum director Stephan Jost’s office for an introduction to the upcoming exhibition, some words of guidance, and to meet each other and do presentations of their work. For Jost, it was especially to meet each other and see each other’s work. “We hope your work will influence each other,” said Jost. “I can’t name a single important artist who didn’t know other important artists”—event he notoriously Read more [...]

‘Artists of Hawai‘i 2015′ artists selected


Our website always gets a spike in visits whenever we post the artists selected for Artists of Hawai‘i, which is what we did last Tuesday. In case you missed the exhibition page on our website or our Facebook post, we thought we’d share it in a blog post. This year, 249 artists submitted work for consideration for the Honolulu Museum of Art’s next biennial exhibition Artists of Hawai‘i. Out of that pool, museum director Stephan Jost, deputy director Allison Wong, and contemporary art Read more [...]

Kids are the best artists!: Young Artist Summer Exhibition on view through Aug 3


If you’re a kid enrolled in a Honolulu Museum of Art School class, one of the best parts is the exhibition held at the end of the class—every student gets to see her or his artwork in a bona fide gallery. There is nothing like seeing your work up on a wall or on a pedestal or hanging from the ceiling. Ask a grown up—it never gets old. Now on view through Aug. 3 is the Young Artist Summer Exhibition, featuring work completed in 26 classes and two Art Camp programs. “As the summer program Read more [...]

Picturing Hawai’i: Through the eyes of artists


From sketches and prints of artists’ who traveled with Captain James Cook to images of Hawai‘i by 20th century artists such as Lloyd Sexton and Arman Manookian, depictions of the islands have varied widely depending on the perspective of the artist.  This free tour takes students through our permanent collection of traditional Art of Hawai‘i and the Pacific Islands and two temporary exhibitions: Encounters with Hawai‘i: Art in an Age of Exploration 1778-1820 and Art Deco Hawai‘i. Students Read more [...]

Coachella Kicks Off: Five Must-See Artists!


As the throngs of festivalgoers converge on Indio, California,Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is getting into full-swing. And the lineup of musical acts this year truly has something for everyone. While all of the artists are definitely worth checking out, here are five performances that any self-respecting fan of good music needs to experience. 1. Ellie Goulding She’s been slowly climbing her way to notoriety here in the States, and Ellie Goulding has finally reached bona fide ‘pop-star-with-artistic-integrity’ Read more [...]