Art in Public Places: Recent Purchase Recommendations (September 2017)

Posted on Oct 4, 2017 in Acquisition Award Selection Committee, Art in Public Places, Art in Public Places Collection, Blog Post, Enews, Relocatable Works of Art

The SFCA Board of Commissioners considered the following SFCA Recognition Awards artworks as purchase recommendations for the Art in Public Places Collection of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts at the General Meeting of September 20, 2017. All purchase recommendations were approved.


Exhibit: “An Affair in the Islands”
Exhibit Location: Kukui`ula, Kaua`i
AASC VACs: Carol Yotsuda, Carol Ann Davis
SFCA Board: Joel Guy
SFCA Staff: Karen Ewald, Jonathan Johnson, Elizabeth Baxter
SFCA Recognition Award:

  • Tom Lieber, “Black and Red Cliffs No.3” oil on canvas

Exhibit: “Paper Processes: Works by Denise Karabinus, Paula Nokes, and Nisha Pinjani”
Exhibit Location Honolulu, O`ahu
AASC VACs: Kay Mura, Mary Babcock
SFCA Board: Noelle Kahanu, Eva R. Washburn-Repollo
SFCA Staff: Karen Ewald, Jonathan Johnson, Elizabeth Baxter
SFCA Recognition Awards:

  • Paula Nokes, “Circles on the Edge of Bitter and Sweet” pochoir on handmade denim paper, layered, bleached and stitched
  • Nisha Pinjani, “Boundaries 1” collograph and screenprint on Reeves BFK

Exhibit: “Wall-Mounted Ceramics by Yoko Haar and Licia McDonald”
Exhibit Location Honolulu, O`ahu
AASC VACs: Kay Mura, Mary Babcock
SFCA Board: Noelle Kahanu, Eva R. Washburn-Repollo
SFCA Staff: Karen Ewald, Jonathan Johnson, Elizabeth Baxter
SFCA Recognition Award:

  • Yoko Haar, “Morning Calm” high-fire ceramics

Artist Studio Visits: “Honolulu Biennial 2017”
AASC VACs: Katherine Love, Sean Browne
SFCA Board: Noelle Kahanu
SFCA Staff: Karen Ewald, Elizabeth Baxter
SFCA Recognition Awards:

  • Michelle Schwengel-Regala, “Water Column 2” knitted wire
  • Michelle Schwengel-Regala, “Water Column 3” knitted wire

For more information on AASCs, including how to invite a committee to an exhibit, or to volunteer as a visual art consultant, please read: Art in Public Places Relocatable Works of Art. For more information about specific exhibits, please contact the exhibit host organizations.

Read about other recent purchase and gift recommendations: Art in Public Places: Recent Purchase and Gift Recommendations (May and July 2017) .

Read about recent and upcoming exhibit visits: Art in Public Places: Recent and Upcoming Exhibit Visits (September 2017).

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