Art in Public Places: Recent Purchase and Gift Recommendations (May 2020)

Posted on Jun 3, 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 May 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 May 20, 2020. All purchase recommendations were approved.

Exhibit Title: “Then and Now”

Exhibit Location: Honolulu Museum of Art School, Linekona Gallery (Honolulu, O‘ahu)
Exhibit Type: Curated, group exhibition.
Exhibit Dates: February 29 – March 27, 2020.
AASC VACs: Maika Pollack, Sean Browne, Greg Northrup, Felicity Yoost
SFCA Board: Ronald Michioka
SFCA Staff: Elizabeth Baxter

SFCA Recognition Awards

  • Calvin Collins, “Illuminati”, oil, enamel, Swarovski crystals on canvas.
  • Henry Fradley, “Interwoven”, photograph.
  • Lynda Hess, “Chess Set (6 piece set), mixed media raku.
  • George Woollard, “Transporter”, cashew lacquer over wood.
  • Andrew Yamauchi, “Reconciliation #8”, oil on canvas.

Exhibit Title: “Art Maui 2020”

Exhibit Location: Maui Arts and Cultural Center (Kahului, Maui)
Exhibit Type: annual, juried.
Exhibit Dates: March 8 – March 29, 2020.
AASC VACs: Paul James-Brown, Michael Takamoto
SFCA Board: Clyde Sakamoto, Susan Browne
SFCA Staff: Elizabeth Baxter, Karen Ewald, Jonathan Johnson

SFCA Recognition Awards

  • Douglas Hoffman, “Bubbles”, photograph face mounted to acrylic.
  • Ali Isabelle, “Orange”, acrylic on canvas painting.

Exhibit Title: “Kahilu Theatre 5th Annual Juried Exhibition”

Exhibit Location: Kahilu Theatre (Kamuela, Hawaiʻi Island).
Exhibit Dates: March 12 – April 19, 2020.
AASC VACs: Leslie Steinwachs, Laurel Schultz
SFCA Board: Jane Clement
SFCA Staff: Elizabeth Baxter, Karen Ewald, Jonathan Johnson

SFCA Recognition Awards

  • Melissa Chimera, “Noho (stay, Iʻiwi)”, oil and silk stitched onto canvas.
  • Melissa Chimera, “Noho (stay, Palila), oil and silk stitched onto canvas.
  • Roen Hufford, “citiscape”, kapa.
  • Roen Hufford, “Lei hulu”, kapa.
  • Roen Hufford, “Alaea”, kapa.

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 May 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 May 20, 2020. All gift recommendations were approved.

Donor: Maui Arts League

Exhibit Title: “Honor Hawaii, Honor Maui, Maui Plein Air Painting”
Exhibit Location: Royal Lahaina Resort Ballroom Gallery (Lahaina, Maui)
AASC VACs: Neida Bangerter, Jennifer Owen, Judy Bisgard
SFCA Board: Clyde Sakamoto
SFCA Staff: Elizabeth Baxter, Karen Ewald, Jonathan Johnson

Gift Recommendations

  • Josh Clare, “Elephant Rock”, oil on board painting.
  • Michael Clements, “A Glimpse of the Valley from Makawao”, soft pastel painting.
  • Michele Usibelli, “First Light, Pioneer Mill Smokestack Lahaina”, oil painting.

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