Hawaii State Art Museum
Hundreds of people were on hand on September 6th, for the opening reception of IN HAWAII at the Hawaii State Art Museum.
I would like to congratulate the selection committee and the HISAM staff for putting together what I believe is one of the best local art exhibitions we have had in Honolulu over the past few years.
IN HAWAII, is a great example of the kind of event that we have been missing lately in Honolulu. The multi-themed exhibition and festive opening reception reminded me of the original “Artists of Hawaii’ events that used to take place at the Honolulu Art Museum, (Academy of Art) before they unfortunately, in my opinion, changed the format.
In HAWAII is a wonderful opportunity for young and old, residents, and visitors, to see actual original works of some of the states best known and revered artists.
Over 65 works were selected from the “Art in Public Places Collection” of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. The exhibition includes paintings, photographs, sculpture, ceramics and glass works, that present a visual showcase of the rich diversity of creative content produced over multiple decades in Hawaii. Many of the artists exhibited are no longer with us and, were it not for HISAM, could be in danger of being forgotten by new generations.
Fortunately, IN HAWAII will be up for at least a year, so if you find yourself downtown with some time on your hands, you might want to stop by this beautiful Museum, where admission is always free to everyone.
Artists in the exhibit:
Pio Abad and Frances Wadsworth Jones, Satoru Abe, Lalepa Pi’ikoi Ah Sam, Ruthadell Anderson, Mary Babcock, Carol Bennett, Elizabeth Bennett, A. Kimberlin Blackburn, Allyn Bromley, John E. Buck, Mark A. Chai, Jean Charlot, Joey Chiarello, Lucille Cooper, Bryan Czibesz, Isami Doi, Betty Tseng Yuho Ecke, Christopher Edwards, Matthew Egan, Margaret Ezekiel, Dorothy Faison, Scott Fitzel, Juliette May Fraser, Sally French, Ka-Ning Fong, Francis Haar, Susan McGovney Hansen, Todd Herzberg, D. Howard Hitchcock, Pegge Hopper, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Anne Kanahele, Jun Kaneko, John Tanji Koga, Wayne Levin, Huc Mazelet Luquiens, Clarence Maki, Martha Marques, Marques Marzan, Mazatl, Marie McDonald, Marcia Morse, Terry Holokai Murata, Tetsuo Ochikubo, Carl Franklin Ka‘ailā‘au Pao, Margo Ray, Franco Salmoiraghi, Tadashi Sato, Shawn Spangler and Bryan Czibesz, Donna Stoner, Bruna Stude, Jonathan Swanz, Toshiko Takaezu, Reuben Tam, Madge Tennent, Harry Tsuchidana, Maika‘i Tubbs, Robert Dick Tynes, Phil Uhl, Lionel Walden, John Wisnosky, Suzanne Wolfe, Daniel Wooddell.
The Hawaii State Art Museum is located at 1 Capitol District Building, at 250 South Hotel St, just across the Street from the State Capitol.www.hisam.hawaii.gov
808-586-9959 or 808-586-0300
There is no parking on site. Paid parking is available nearby at the Aliʻi Place building (parking ramp entrance at 1099 Alakea St), Kalanimoku Building, Kinau Hale/Department of Health, State Capitol Basement (metered parking only) Honolulu City Municipal Parking, and metered street parking in the area.
Monday -Saturday from 10am to 4pm except for State and Federal Holidays. The phone number is 808-586-0900
New Exhibition in Japan Announced
My good friend Katsue Inoue, one of the best known women printmakers in Tokyo, has invited me to join her, as well as some of her other artist friends, in a 8 day group exhibition.
The event will take place in the lobby gallery of the Keio Plaza Hotel in Shinjuku, from November 11, to 19th. The exhibition will be open to the public from 10am to 7pm daily. The Keio Plaza Hotel is located in front of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, just outside Tochomae Station, or only 5-minute walk from Shinjuku Station.
For my friends and collectors in Tokyo please stop by and say hi if you have time. I plan to be in Tokyo for the duration of the exhibition.
"HELP!" Limited Edition Original Print on Cotton Rag
One of four works that I will be showing at the Exhibition in Tokyo.
List of artists that will be exhibiting their work in Tokyo
YOU'RE INVITED !
“IN HAWAII” Hawaii State Art Museum
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6TH
FROM 6 TO 9PM
I was very happy to receive word that my original Photograph, "1,861 views of Leahi", that normally hangs in the Hawaii State Capitol, has been selected as one of the artworks to be included in the Hawaii State Art Museum’s new exhibit “IN HAWAII”. The exhibition will open to the public on the evening of Friday Sept. 6th and run for at least one year. Everyone is invited to the exhibitions opening reception that will take place in conjunction with the Museum’s September First Friday celebration, from 6 to 9 pm.
“IN HAWAII” reflects the rich diversity of creative vision found in the State, exploring themes of influence, innovation, inspiration, insight and inquiry.
The Exhibition will feature a selection of artworks from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts “Art in Public Places” Collection.
Over 60 Hawaii Artists, including, Satoru Abe, Carol Bennet, Allyn Bromley, Jean Charlot, Isami Doi, Christopher Edwards, Juliette May Fraser, Sally French, Ka-Ning Fong, Francis Haar, D. Howard Hitchcock, Pegge Hopper, Diana Nicholette Jeon, John Tanji Koga, Wayne Levin, Marcia Morse, Tetsuo Ochikubo, Franco Salmoiraghi, Tadashi Sato, Bruna Stude, Reuben Tam, Madge Tennent, Harry Tsuchidana, -and many others, will be on display in the Museum’s Ewa Gallery on the 2nd floor. Many of the artists will be in attendance at the opening reception.
If you happen to be in town on Friday the 30th of August, please stop by our booth at SUNSET MELE on the third floor of the Hawaii Convention Center. The Convention Center is on Kapiolani Blvd. at Kalakaua, right across from my studio. The event, which runs from 4pm until 9pm, will feature a free movie, live entertainment, many arts and crafts people, and local food. -Might be a good place to see unique, "Made in Hawaii" gifts.
Century Center and the Hawaii Convention Center
Transpac 50 Design ©2019 Phil Uhl
TRANSPAC 50 Designs for Waikiki Yacht Club
I have just completed two new designs for Waikiki Yacht Club's, TRANSPAC 50 Tee Shirts. The first one illustrates the change in the design of participating yachts between 1906 and 2019. The second design reflects the start off of San Pedro, CA., and the many types of both racing and crusing yachts that participate.
This year is the 50th Anniversary race from LosAngeles to Honolulu. Originally conceived by Hawaii's King Kalakaua in 1897, the first race was scheduled to start from San Francisco in 1906. Unfortunately, due to the great San Francisco earthquake, the race had to be post phoned, and the start moved to Los Angeles.
Transpac 50 Design ©2019 Phil Uhl
Architectural Institute of Japan Museum
AACA Annual Exhibition in Tokyo
During my Solo Exhibition at the Frederick Harris Gallery in Tokyo last June, I was fortunate to meet two members of the Artists, Architects, and Craftsmen Association.
The AACA's purpose is to connect artists and craftsmen with architects and developers who are looking for artwork and sculpture for new construction projects in and around Tokyo. The organization holds an annual exhibition / competition at the Architectural Institute of Japan Museum in central Tokyo.
The AACA members visiting my show suggested that some of my work would be appropriate for the AACA exhibition, so they invited me to join. I took them up on the offer and in August, decided to enter "Race Day" in their Exhibition / Competition.
The Digital Painting "Race Day" Limited edition original print (#5/25) on canvas
"Race Day" was accepted by the jury, so I decided to return to Japan in Late October for the Exhibition.
There were about 50 works in the show, along with a number of architectural models of buildings where the chosen artworks would be placed. Reccommendation Awards are given to works chosen by the judges for placement in the new projects. Winning art work / sculpture will be installed in the participating buildings for a period of one year. When the year is over the developer will make a decision to either purchase the work, or return it to the artist.
During the awards ceremony, I was pleasantly suprised to receive a Reccommendation Award for "Race Day".