Honolulu Printmakers 88th Annual Exhibition

Exhibition Overview

I was fortunate enough to have two prints in the 88th annual juried exhibition of Honolulu Printmakers at the Honolulu Museum of Art School, along side with many talented printmakers.

Juror: Paul Mullowney. Longtime Don Ed Hardy collaborator Mullowney will be in residence in February to select work for the Annual Exhibition. Paul is an experienced educator and a Crown Point Press-trained master printer with a broad and deep skillset in printmaking. The former print studio director of Maui's Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center and a past Gift Print Artist, Paul is now based in San Francisco where he runs Mullowney Printing, where this year’s Gift Print is being editioned.

2015 Gift Print Artist: Don Ed Hardy. Well known as a highly influential tattoo artist who was instrumental in bringing about the vibrant, diverse contemporary tattoo scene, Hardy also has deep roots in print culture. He earned his BFA in printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1967, and since the early nineties he has been producing prints and editions with master printers and publishers such as Trillium Graphics, Shark’s Ink, and Mullowney Printing. Hardy has been a Honolulu resident since 1986.

Opening reception: Feb 24, 5-7pm
Gallery hours: Tues-Sat from 10am-4:30pm and Sun at 1-5pm

Lithographs by Motoda Hisaharu

In conjunction with the exhibition Hiroshige’s City: From Edo to Tokyo, in which his artwork is displayed, the lithography artist Motoda Hisaharu visits the Honolulu Museum of Art School for a week-long residency.

The public is invited to see the artist in action at these times: Feb 8–15, 10am–noon, Honolulu Museum of Art School Print Studio.

During Motoda Hisaharu's residency, I was in charge of assisting him in preparing, processing and printing his aluminum plate lithographs, as well as translate for the public and Motoda-sensei.

Motoda Hisaharu working on his Waikiki aluminum plate. (Image taken by Honolulu Museum)

Motoda Hisaharu working on his Waikiki aluminum plate. (Image taken by Honolulu Museum)

Some of Motoda Hisaharu's prints laid out for the public. (Image by Stephen Salel, assistant curator of Japanese Art at Honolulu Museum)

Some of Motoda Hisaharu's prints laid out for the public. (Image by Stephen Salel, assistant curator of Japanese Art at Honolulu Museum)

Bisymmetric intaglio printing to bysymmetric collagraph printing

Koichi Yamamoto stopped by Honolulu Printmakers on Sunday, January 17th, 6-9pm for a free demo of his bisymmetric intaglio printing technique.

He stopped by my workplace at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa printmaking studio the next day to view my work and encouraged me to apply for the MFA program in University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he teaches. I agreed and was admitted, but that's another story.

We have been exchanging emails ever since regarding new works we are producing, one in particular was the extension of the bisymmetric intaglio printing process. I experimented after his departure from Honolulu and found out that collagraph works wonders with the bisymmetric process. Here are some examples of my experiments:-

Since then, Charles Cohan, professor of printmaking at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa and Koichi Yamamoto from University of Tennessee at Knoxville have incorporated the bisymmetric collagraph printing to their class projects.

"suspension" by Yoshimi Teh / Chiho Ushio

Image by Brue Bar staff

Image by Brue Bar staff

Come one, come all! 

Brue Bar and Honolulu Printmakers present "suspension", a two person print show featuring Yoshimi Teh and Chiho Ushio.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, June 10th, 5:00-7:00pm
Brue Bar, 119 Merchant Street, Ground Floor

YOSHIMI TEH and CHIHO USHIO are artists and printmakers who were both born in Japan and currently reside in Honolulu. Teh's works often include sand in her processes and Ushio's relates to water. The title of the exhibit is a reference to the mixture of two substances in chemistry. 

Stencil Monoprint by Yoshimi Teh (left), Woodblock print by Chiho Ushio (right)

Stencil Monoprint by Yoshimi Teh (left), Woodblock print by Chiho Ushio (right)

Honolulu Printmakers 87th Annual Exhibition

See prints by artists from all over the state in the 87th annual juried exhibition of Honolulu Printmakers at the Honolulu Museum of Art School.

Juror: Sonnernzimmer: Chicago-based screenprinting duo.

2014 Gift Print Artist: Paul Weissman: Architect and printmaker whose print will address the politics of water usage and scarcity in Hawai‘i.

Opening Reception: Feb 25, 5-7pm
Gallery hours: Tues-Sat from 10am-4:30pm and Sun at 1-5pm
Exhibition Dates: Thurs, Feb 26th - Fri, March 20th

I am beyond grateful to be a part of this years exhibition and be one of the recipients for the award of excellence.
 

Image from  Printeresting

Image from Printeresting

Source: http://archive.printeresting.org/2015/02/2...

Honolulu Printmakers 86th Annual Exhibition

Honolulu Printmakers is one of the oldest printmaking organization in the US, and it's annual juried exhibition is one of the highlights of Oahu's art calendar.

I am overjoyed to be a part of the Honolulu Printmakers 86th Annual Exhibition.

Juror and Visiting Artist: Liz Chalfin
2014 Gift Print Artist: Margaret Barnaby
Opening Reception: Wednesday, Feb 26th 5-7pm
Show dates: Febuary 26th - March 21st, 2014
Location: Honolulu Museum of Art School

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 4:30pm, Sunday 1 - 5pm

Image by Bronson Shimabukuro

Image by Bronson Shimabukuro

Image by Dieter Runge

Image by Dieter Runge