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Save the Date: IPAP International Paint Out 2018

September 7, 2018

SAVE THE DATE–Let’s paint together!! Save the date–I would like to have a paintout with fellow plein air painters…contact me if you are interested and let’s select a plan a and b site! Contact me if you are interested and if you have a suggestion for a location!

Devaluation of Creative Work?

I appreciate a good bargain like any other person, but this post about ‘more books than I can read in a lifetime’ gave me a feeling of unease instead of elation. The music industry was revolutionized with the easy availability first of CD, then online streaming of content–paid for legitimately or not to the point that global conscience about having to pay for music has devalued it to the point that almost no one I know feels it is aRead More

Chuukese Folk Tales

I started working on this project last year, when a grant was submitted to produce a collection of Chuukese folk tales gathered from the Chuukese community in Honolulu. Palama Settlement, where I volunteer and lead a keiki After School Enrichment watercolor program has been meeting the challenges to support their community over the past century. Hawai’i is a place where many immigrants have landed on these shores, some by choice, some feeling like this was their only choice for aRead More

5/6 Sessions Watercolor Class for Seniors at Palama Settlement

April 18, 2018

Palama Settlement offers classes for active kupuna such as sewing, line dance, hula, ukelele, etc. This spring we are offering clay and watercolor classes too! I will lead a 6 week coursse for beginners in watercolor. All materials are included–paint, brushes, paper, etc. All you have to do is show up and be prepared for fun! Sign up through the office at Palama Settlement, to register for the Spring session, it costs only $25 due to a grant to helpRead More

2 Hr all inclusive Color Bridge workshop

April 12, 2018

Sign up for the event and buy your ticket to reserve your place now. Ever been frustrated by ‘muddy’ watercolor” Wondered why some colors look better next to others? Done a beautiful watercolor painting only to see it dry and fade? Or admired watercolors in a musuem and wondered how they did it? Come for a fun filled and informative 2 hours where you will learn about how to paint in watercolor. Color Bridges(R) are calligraphic abstracts that I paintRead More

4/6 Sessions Watercolor Class for Seniors at Palama Settlement

April 11, 2018

Palama Settlement offers classes for active kupuna such as sewing, line dance, hula, ukelele, etc. This spring we are offering clay and watercolor classes too! I will lead a 6 week coursse for beginners in watercolor. All materials are included–paint, brushes, paper, etc. All you have to do is show up and be prepared for fun! Sign up through the office at Palama Settlement, to register for the Spring session, it costs only $25 due to a grant to helpRead More

How To Prepare for an Art Competition

April 7, 2018

Ever tried to enter or thought about entering one of your beautiful artworks into a competition but found the prospectus instructions confusing or difficult to follow? Come to this lecture workshop to learn how to prepare digital files suitable for sending in for judging. We will also touch upon framing and presentation of artwork dos and don’ts. This event will be led by Dawn Yoshimura, IPAP sponsored by AHA (Association of Hawaii Artists) at the Gallery on the Pali atRead More

3/6 Sessions Watercolor Class for Seniors at Palama Settlement

April 4, 2018

Palama Settlement offers classes for active kupuna such as sewing, line dance, hula, ukelele, etc. This spring we are offering clay and watercolor classes too! I will lead a 6 week coursse for beginners in watercolor. All materials are included–paint, brushes, paper, etc. All you have to do is show up and be prepared for fun! Sign up through the office at Palama Settlement, to register for the Spring session, it costs only $25 due to a grant to helpRead More

First Friday at Arts at Mark’s Garage

Hawaii Watercolor Society’s Member’s Show opens on First Friday in Honolulu’s Chinatown District. 2018 HWS selection My first apartment after finishing art college in the Bay Area was down here and the vibe is still the same–fragrant lei, food steam escaping as doors open or close to diners, colors, textures, sounds and smells all waft up on the tropical evening air for a festive feeling. The annual members show was juried this year by Tom Hoffman, who is also conductingRead More

2018 HWS Member Show

April 3, 2018

The annual juried member show for the Hawaii Watercolor Society will open on April 3rd at Arts at Mark’s Garage as part of the First Friday festivities. The juror and workshop instructor will be Tom Hoffman, a nationally recognized watercolorist. This showcases the best in watercolor painting with diverse techniques from traditional to experimental. HWS strives to present watermedia as a vital, enduring and expressive medium through education and exhibitions. The show is open to all HWS members statewide. IRead More