Art in Public Places Collection: Recent Acquisitions (May 2023)

May 18, 2023

On May 17, 2023, the SFCA Board of Commissioners approved the acquisition of twenty artworks for the SFCA Art in Public Places Collection. All of the works were nominated by committees visiting Hawaiʻi exhibitions. A list of artworks recently approved for acquisition (purchase or gift) can be viewed on our Art in Public Places Program page, along with information about how to invite a committee to an exhibit and a link to the Art in Public Places Collection online photo album of artworks.

These artworks will be eligible for placement in hundreds of state government sites across Hawaiʻi, including libraries, schools, and the State Art Museum.

“Women Artists of Hawaiʻi” at Bishop Square Pauhi Tower

  • Christina May Ho, “Meteorite”, 12k white gold, silver leaf, chrome, and mixed media on silk.
  • Tamara Moan, “Kilter”, watercolor and ink.
  • Laura Smith
    • “Laniakea Ladder”, woodcut, cyanotype, Chine colle print.
    • “Laniakea 4-3”, woodcut, cyanotype, Chine colle print.
    • “Laniakea Pool Edge”, cyanotype, Chine colle print.

Hui Noʻeau 2023 Annual Juried Exhibition

  • Julia Cordi, “Dusky Cloud”, blown glass sculpture.
  • Julie Houck, “When the Morning Comes”, oil on panel painting.
  • Brad Huck, “When I’m Small”, acrylic, oil pastel, graphite, paper on canvas.

“ʻIke Kanaka”, Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Schaefer International Gallery

  • Bernice Akamine, “The Queen’s Quilt”, kapa (bark cloth).
  • Solomon Enos
    • “Battle Kupua”, oil on paper painting.
    • “Future Kiʻi”, oil on paper painting.
    • “Living Landscape 2”, graphite on paper drawing.
    • “Living Landscape 3”, graphite on paper drawing.
  • Meleanna Meyer, “Eia nā Kini Akua (Ancestors with us)”, digital print, collage.

“Fire, Earth and Water” Celebration of Hawaiʻi 2023 at Viewpoints Gallery

  • Terry Lopez, “Blue Window – Haliʻimaile Camp Home @ 1920” oil on canvas painting.

“ʻAi Pōhaku, Stone Eaters” at University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa Art Gallery

  • Keith Tallet, “Pohaku (Sentinel Event)”, stone, rubber, tire, nails mixed media sculpture.
  • Bob Freitas, “That Which is Within Must Never Be Forgotten”, oak wood, koa wood, stone/pohaku, sennit and steel mixed media sculpture.
  • Herman Piʻikea Clark, “Makawalu” relief and digital print.
  • Kunane Wooton, “Kaʻi I Ke Kua”, granite and ʻohiʻa wood sculpture.
  • Abigail Romanchak, “Kāhea, a call”, framed collagraph prints.

Photo: “The Queen’s Quilt” kapa (bark cloth) by Bernice Akamine, 2023. SFCA Art in Public Places Collection.

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