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

June 1, 2020

SFCA Purchase Recommendations Approved March 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 March 25, 2020. All purchase recommendations were approved.

Exhibit Title: “Hawaiʻi Nei Art Contest 2019”

Exhibit Location: Wailoa Center (Hilo, Hawaiʻi Island).
Exhibit Dates: November 1 – December 12, 2019
AASC VACs: Laurel Schultz, Margaret Shields.
SFCA Board: Sherman Warner.
SFCA Staff: Elizabeth Baxter, Karen Ewald.

SFCA Recognition Awards

  • Sarah Martinsen, “Hawaiʻi Nei Costume Party I”, watercolor painting.
  • Sarah Martinsen, “Hawaiʻi Nei Costume Party II”, watercolor painting.
  • Cliff Tanaka, “Uluhe”, acrylic painting.

Exhibit Title: “2019 Pacific States Biennial North American Invitational ”

Exhibit Location: University of Hawaiʻi-Hilo, Campus Center Gallery (Hilo, Hawaiʻi Island)
Exhibit Dates: November 1 – December 31, 2019.
AASC VACs: Laurel Schultz, Margaret Shields.
SFCA Board: Sherman Warner.
SFCA Staff: Elizabeth Baxter, Karen Ewald.

SFCA Recognition Awards

  • Christine Baum, “Open”, monotype print on Hosho paper.
  • Linda Whitney, “Butterfly Dancer”, mezzotint bleed print.
  • Michael Dal Cerro, “City Sector”, linocut print.
  • Michael Menchaca, “Hasta La Casta” screenprint.
  • Todd Herzberg, “Canary” photolithographic print.
  • Todd Herzberg, “2%”, photolithographic print.

Exhibit Title: “Threads Allure”

Exhibit Location: Hawai‘i Pacific University Art Gallery, Windward Campus (Kāne‘ohe, O‘ahu).
Exhibit Dates: November 17, 2019 – January 10, 2020
AASC VACs: Mary Babcock, Carl Jennings, Reiko Brandon, Nare Aleksanyan.

SFCA Staff: Jonathan Johnson, Elizabeth Baxter.

SFCA Recognition Award

  • Carmen Scelsa, “Peaking Through the Night” boundweave cotton rug.

Exhibit Title: “The Woodworker’s Journey: Concept to Creation”

Exhibit Location: Schaefer International Gallery, Maui Arts & Cultural Center (Kahului, Maui).
Exhibit Dates: January 7 – February 23, 2020
AASC VACS: Jennifer Owen, Inger Tully, Michael Takamoto.
SFCA Board: Susan Browne.
SFCA Staff: Jonathan Johnson, Karen Ewald, Elizabeth Baxter.

SFCA Recognition Awards

  • Roger Asay and Rebecca Davis, “Manzanita Sphere”, Manzanita wood.
  • Ted Lott, “Dwell #4”, basswood, found suitcase, electrical.
  • Dean Pulver, “Black Waterfall”, Douglas fir wood.

Exhibit Title: “Hui No‘eau Annual Juried Exhibition 2020”

Exhibit Location: Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center (Makawao, Maui)
Exhibit Dates: January 17 – February 21, 2020.
AASC VACs: Neida Bangerter, Inger Tully, Paul Janes-Brown, Richard Nelson.
SFCA Staff: Jonathan Johnson.

SFCA Recognition Award

  • Jonathan Yukio Clark, “Across Two Islands”, mixed media.

Exhibit Title: “Honolulu Printmakers Annual Juried Exhibition”

Exhibit Location: Honolulu Museum of Art School, Linekona Gallery (Honolulu, O‘ahu).
Exhibit Dates: January 15 – February 14, 2020.
AASC VACs: Tom Klobe, Greg Northrup, Ron Yamakawa.
SFCA Board: Ron Michioka.
SFCA Staff: Jonathan Johnson, Karen Ewald.

SFCA Recognition Awards

  • Sally French, “Untitled: Space Oddity (home again)”, poly-plate lithograph print, digital archival pigment, colored pencil.
  • Tiana Honda, “Minu Ga Hana”, intaglio print with etching, aquatint, digital, and chine colle.

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.

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