Art in Public Places: Recent Purchase Recommendations (January 2020)

Posted on Mar 9, 2020 in Acquisition Award Selection Committee, Art in Public Places Collection, Art in Public Places Program, Blog Post, Relocatable Works of Art

SFCA Purchase Recommendations Approved January 2020

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 January 15, 2020. All purchase recommendations were approved.

Exhibit Title: “Sculptural Ceramics by Hawaii Potters’ Guild Members Artists”

Exhibit Location: Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center (Honolulu, O‘ahu)
Exhibit Dates: July 11 – December 20, 2019
AASC VACs: Deborah Nehmad, Henry McMahon, Wayne Morioka
SFCA Board: Ronald Michioka
SFCA Staff: Elizabeth Baxter

SFCA Recognition Awards

  • Jisoo Boggs, “Gathering 3”, ceramic
  • Kimberly De Souza, “The Nudibranch Parade”, ceramic, underglaze
  • Johanette Rowley, “Little Bird and Her Little Bird Dog”, ceramic
  • Esther Shimazu, “Flying Hog”, stoneware

Exhibit Title: “Photographs by Phil Jung and James Knudsen”

Exhibit Location: Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center (Honolulu, O‘ahu)
Exhibit Dates: July 11 – December 20, 2019)
AASC VACs: Deborah Nehmad, Henry McMahon, Wayne Morioka
SFCA Board: Ronald Michioka
SFCA Staff: Elizabeth Baxter

SFCA Recognition Awards

  • Phil Jung, “Mixed Swamp Exhibit”, archival inkjet print photograph
  • Phil Jung, “Polar Bear Exhibit”, archival inkjet print photograph

Exhibit Title: “Malama Wao Akua”

Exhibit Location: Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center (Makawao, Maui)
Exhibit Dates: September 13 – November 8, 2019
AASC VACs: Michael Takemoto, Dick Nelson, Paul James-Brown
SFCA Board: Clyde Sakamoto
SFCA Staff: Elizabeth Baxter, Karen Ewald

SFCA Recognition Awards

  • Jeanette Hablewitz, “Walking Through Clouds”, photographic monoprint and mixed media on wood
  • Amy Justen, “‘Alala with Hoawa Tree (Flowering)”, ink
  • Amy Justen, “‘Alala with Hoawa Tree (Fruiting)”, ink
  • Mary Ann Leigh, “Architecture – Loulu Style”, ceramic
  • Wendy Romanchak, “Greensword, Argyroxiphium grayanam”, oil on canvas painting

About AASCs

These artworks were nominated by an Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) typically composed of Visual Art Consultants (VACs), SFCA Board Commissioners, and SFCA staff. The role of the AASC is to make recommendations to the SFCA regarding the purchase of works of art, including the review, nomination, evaluation and selection of the recommended artworks for acquisition.

For more information on how to invite an AASC to visit an exhibit, and how to volunteer as a Visual Art Consultant: SFCA Art in Public Places Program: Relocatable Works of Art.

SFCA Gift Recommendations Approved January 2020

The SFCA Board of Commissioners considered the following artworks as gift recommendations for the Art in Public Places Collection of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts at the General Meeting of January 15, 2020. All gift recommendations were approved.
AASC VACs: Jennifer Owen, Inger Tully, Michael Takemoto
SFCA Board: Susan Browne
SFCA Staff: Elizabeth Baxter, Karen Ewald, Jonathan Johnson

Gift Recommendations

  • Hugo Anton Fisher, watercolor of Diamond Head, 1895/1896. Donor: Julia Kiyoko Yoshida.
  • Herb Kawainui Kane, four pen and ink Polynesian canoe drawings, ca. 1970. Donor: Robert Stengle.

For more information about the gifting process, contact SFCA Art in Public Places Curator Elizabeth Baxter at [email protected] or (808) 586-9951.