FY2020 Art Acquisitions

December 29, 2020

Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020) purchases, gifts, and transfers for the Art in Public Places Collection of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts

Artworks on Display 

4,438 Relocatable Works of Art were on view in 548 display sites (including 183 at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum) at the beginning of FY2020. Display sites statewide include schools, libraries, hospitals, airports, state office buildings, and the Hawaiʻi State Capitol. The APP Collection online catalog can be searched by artist, title, material, and more at sfca.hawaii.gov/art-in-public-places-program


Thirteen artworks by Hiroki Morinoue from the APP Collection were loaned to the Honolulu Museum of Art for their exhibition “Hiroki Morinoue: Evolving Language” at the Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center free public gallery, January 16 – June 19, 2020. 

Permanent Works of Art: Commissions 

In Fiscal Year 2020, commissioned works of art were initiated at Nānākuli Public Library, University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu, Women’s Community Correctional Center, and Kapiʻolani Community College Culinary Phase II on Oʻahu; encumbered at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole on Hawaiʻi Island; and completed at the Kona Judiciary Complex on Hawaiʻi Island and Kualapuʻu Public Charter School on Molokaʻi. Locations and information for many permanent works of art in the Art in Public Places Collection are available on the Public Art Archive website (www.locate.publicartarchive.org).

Relocatable Works of Art: Purchases

Acquisition Award Selection Committees visited 23 exhibits and recommended 69 works of art by 58 artists for purchase in FY2020. Committee visits on Hawaiʻi Island: 6; Kauaʻi: 1; Maui 5; and Oʻahu: 1.  Purchases are listed here by the island the exhibit was on, the name of the exhibit, and then artist name, artwork title, and artwork medium.

Exhibit Location: Hawaiʻi Island

Exhibit: “2019 Pacific States Biennial North American Invitational”
  • Christine Baum, “Open”, monotype print on Hosho paper
  • Michael DalCerro, “City Sector”, linocut print
  • Todd Herzberg, “2%”, photolithography print
  • Todd Herzberg, “Canary”, photolithography print
  • Michael Menchaca, “Hasta La Casta”, screenprint
  • Linda Whitney, “Butterfly Dancer”, mezzotint – bleed print
Exhibit: “Abstract Only! 2019 Statewide Juried Exhibit”
  • Pratisha Budhiraja, “CI2C0H12O6”, print
  • Ming Li Jiang, “Red No.2”, acrylic on wood painting
  • Nelson Makua, “Water Reflections”, digital painting
  • Clifford Tanaka, “Y.U.”, acrylic painting
Exhibit: “Hawaiʻi Nei Art Contest 2019”
  • Sarah Martinsen, “Hawaiʻi Nei Costume Party I”, watercolor painting
  • Sarah Martinsen, “Hawaiʻi Nei Costume Party II”, watercolor painting
  • Clifford Tanaka, “Uluhe”, acrylic painting
Exhibit: “Innovative Visual Expressions 2019”
  • Michael Marshall, “Land and Sea”, acrylic painting on paper and fiberglass screen
  • Lonny Tomono, “Torso”, graphite on gessoed wood
  • Kaori Ukaji, “Serenely Proliferation III”, thread on canvas
Exhibit: “Waimea Art Council’s 2019 All Hawaii Island Juried Art Competition”
  • Margaret Shields, “Chain”, mixed media on wood panel
  • Margaret Shields, “Seedlings”, mixed media on wood panel
  • Sarah Taylor Ko, “Her Own Cleverness”, mixed media monotype print

Exhibit Location: Kauaʻi

Exhibit: “Art Kauaʻi 2019”
  • Keala Kai, “The Hawaiian Canoe”, pencil drawing
  • Tom Lieber, “Underwater Monotype”, monotype print, ink on paper
  • Tomoko Ouchi, “Line Study Red”, acrylic, paper collage, crayon and graphite
  • Tomoko Ouchi, “Line Study T. Orange”, acrylic, crayon, marker and graphite
  • Tomoko Ouchi, “Trash B2”, acrylic, paper collage, and marker
  • Helen Turner, “Sunday Afternoon”, pastel on pastel paper

Exhibit Location: Maui

Exhibit: “Art Maui 2019”
  • Noble Richardson, “Hear My Voice”, oil on canvas
Exhibit: “Art Maui 2020”
  • Douglas Hoffman, “Bubbles”, photograph face mounted to acrylic
  • Ali Isabelle, “Orange”, acrylic on canvas painting
Exhibit: “Malama Wao Akua”
  • Jeanette Hablewitz, “Walking Through Clouds”, photographic monoprint and mixed media on wood
  • Amy Justen, “ʻAlala with Hoʻawa Tree (Flowering)”, ink on Arches paper
  • Amy Justen, “ʻAlala with Hoʻawa Tree (Fruiting)”, ink on Arches paper
  • Mary Ann Leigh, “Architecture – Loulu Style”, ceramic
  • Wendy Romanchak, “Greensword, Argyroxiphium Grayanam”, oil on canvas
Exhibit: “The Woodworkers Journey: Concept to Creation”
  • Roger Asay and Rebecca Davis, “Manzanita Sphere”, manzanita wood
  • Ted Lott, “Dwell #4”, sculpture made with basswood, found suitcase, electrical
  • Dean Pulver, “Black Waterfall”, Douglas fir wood

Exhibit Location: Oʻahu

Exhibit: “From the Forest: Hawaiʻi Wood Artists”
  • Scott Hare, “Bowl of Hearts”, milo wood bowl
Exhibit: “Aloha Hoʻomaluhia XXXV”
  • Katherine Love, “Window”, wallpaper mounted on wood, graphite, watercolor on paper, found frame
  • Sharon Sussman, “Waiting”, oil on panel painting
  • Atsumi Yamamoto, “Forest Bathing #1”, oil on canvas
Exhibit: “Attribute (at-tri-bute | ‘a-tre-byut)”
  • Christopher Edwards, “#138 (Group of 7)”, ceramic sculptures
Exhibit: “Hawaiʻi Craftsmen 2019 52nd Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition”
  • Russ Katto, “Pali”, blown glass
  • Chenta Laury, “Patchwork #1”, alaeʻa, kukui hili, silk and thread on kapa
  • Madeleine Soder, “Untitled”, woven horsehair and fishing line
  • Emsy Takahashi, “Vessel”, ceramic vessel
  • Shannon Webb, “Budding Guardian”, stoneware, porcelain, string
Exhibit: “Honolulu Biennial 2019”
  • Imaikalani Kalahele, “(#10) Na Mea Kāne”, para cord, wire sculpture
  • Imaikalani Kalahele, “(#11) Hanau Kāne”, para cord, wire sculpture
  • Imaikalani Kalahele, “(#2) Makana #3”, koa, coconut rope sculpture
  • Imaikalani Kalahele, “(#6) Ele Ele Kāne”, para cord, wire sculpture
Exhibit: “Honolulu Printmakers 91st Annual Juried Exhibition”
  • Double Dog Dare Studio, “Untitled: Space Oddity (home again)”, poly-plate lithographic print with digital archival pigment, colored pencil, spraypaint, graphite
  • Tiana Honda, “MINU GA HANA”, intaglio – etching, aquatint, digital
Exhibit: “Merge”
  • Alina Kawai, “When Spring Never Ends”, acrylic paint and mixed media on canvas
  • Kana Ogawa, “Ki”, acrylic, oil on linen painting
Exhibit: “Photographs by Phil Jung and James Knudsen”
  • Phil Jung, “Mixed Swamp Exhibit”, archival inkjet print
  • Phil Jung, “Polar Bear Exhibit”, archival inkjet print
Exhibit: “Sculptural Ceramics by Hawaii Potters’ Guild Member Artists”
  • Jisoo Boggs, “Gathering 3”, ceramic
  • Kimberly De Souza, “The Nudibranch Parade”, ceramic, underglaze
  • Johannette Rowley, “Little Bird and Her Little Bird Dog”, ceramic
  • Esther Shimazu, “Flying Hog”, stoneware ceramic sculpture
Exhibit: “Then and Now”
  • Calvin Collins, “Illuminati”, oil and enamel painting with Swarovski crystals on canvas
  • Henry Fradley, “Interwoven”, photograph
  • George Woollard, “Transporter”, cashew lacquer over wood
  • Andrew Yamauchi, “Reconciliation #8”, mixed media on canvas
  • Carmen Scelsa, “Peaking Through the Night”, boundweave rug, cotton

Relocatable Works of Art: Gifts

Eight artworks by five artists were gifted to the Art in Public Places Collection. 

Gift of the Maui Arts League 

  • “Elephant Rock” and “Maui Morning” oil on board paintings by Josh Clare.
  • “A Glimpse of the Valley from Makawao” soft pastel by Michael Clements.
  • “First Light, Pioneer Smokestack Lahaina” oil painting by Michelle Usibelli.

Gift of Robert Stengle

  • “Polynesian Canoe Drawing #1”, “Polynesian Canoe Drawing #2”,  “Polynesian Canoe Drawing #3”, “Polynesian Canoe Drawing #4” by Herb Kawainui Kāne.

Gift of Julia Kiyoko Yoshida 

  • Untitled watercolor painting of Diamond Head by Hugo Anton Fisher.

Inventory Transfer by the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Education (DOE) 

The DOE transferred 207 works of art from the DOE ArtMobile collection to the SFCA. The ArtMobile was a program of the DOE bringing physical works of art to schools statewide. The program ended and the works of art were primarily in storage. These works are being catalogued and will be available once registration and photo documentation are complete. 

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