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Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts MARCH 2023 Newsletter
<!#43START>State Foundation on Culture and the Arts March 2023 Newsletter
Filipino Veterans of WWII monument dedicated at the Waipahu Public Library, 2023 Poetry Out Loud Hawaiʻi State Champion announced, arts education programming for Hawaiʻi public and charter schools, grants, opportunities, calls for artists and more!
“Filipino Veterans of WWII Monument at Waipahu Public Library” dedicated
Pictured with the maile lei are World War II veterans Art Caleda, Oscar Bangui and Faustino Garcia.
“With the guidance and support of an art advisory committee comprised of Filipino Veterans, we were very fortunate to commission an artist who could create a of art that honors Filipino veterans.” – Karen Ewald, Interim Executive Director, State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
Filipino Veterans Honored
A dedication ceremony was held on Friday, February 24, 2023 for the "Filipino Veterans of WWII Monument" at the Waipahu Public Library. This is a commissioned work of art project set in motion by the 2017 Hawaiʻi State Legislature through HB 942, Relating to Filipino veterans, appropriating funds for the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts to commission a permanent monument to show Hawai‘i’s gratitude to Filipino veterans, provide a visual reminder of these Filipino veterans’ unique place in American and global history, and to educate the public on the role that minorities played in the outcome of World War II. Read more on the SFCA website: sfca.hawaii.gov/filipino-veterans-of-wwii-monument-dedicated-at-waipahu-public-library.
Photo: two of the figures in the bronze sculptures. Artist: Kelley Hestir.
Filipino Veterans of WWII Monument
Kapa Maker Roen Hufford Honored by National Endowment for the Arts
Roen Hufford, Kapa Maker from Waimea, Hawaiʻi, has been announced as one of the 2023 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) National Heritage Fellows. Hufford carries on the labor-intensive traditional art of ka hana kapa (making barkcloth) with designs inspired by the richness of her Hawaiian environment and is a leading figure in the reclaiming of this nearly lost art. Read more about the fellowship on the NEA website: arts.gov/honors/heritage/roen-hufford.
Roen Hufford in her studio. Photo credit: Lynn Martin Graton.
“Piʻi Ka Mauna”, kapa by Roen Hufford, SFCA Art in Public Places Collection. Currently on display at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum.
“Ka Papa Honua (strata of earth)”, kapa by Roen Hufford, SFCA Art in Public Places Collection. Currently on display at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum.
Three kapa pieces by Roen Hufford (“Alaea”, “Ka Papa Honua (strata of earth)”, and “Piʻi Ka Mauna”) are on display in the “Accession: recent additions to the Art in Public Places Collection” exhibit at the State Art Museum through the end of this year. Admission is free. Learn more about the exhibit on the SFCA website: sfca.hawaii.gov/accession-recent-additions-to-the-art-in-public-places-collection-exhibit-opens-february-10-2023-at-the-state-art-museum/. The SFCA Art in Public Places Collection currently has six kapa pieces made by Hufford.
2023 Poetry out Loud Hawaiʻi State Champion
Irene Zhong is the 2023 Poetry Out Loud Hawaiʻi State Champion! 12 high school students representing Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Maui, Molokaʻi, and Hawaiʻi Island participated in the state finals, which took place at Tenney Theatre on
Sunday, February 26, 2023.
The event, which was held in-person for the first time since 2020, was hosted by Ben Gutierrez and featured an appearance by Brandy Nālani McDougall, the current Hawaiʻi State Poet Laureate. Guest judges included Laurel Nakanishi, Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng, Mark Branner, and Sean-Joseph Choo.
Irene will advance to the Poetry Out Loud National Semi-Finals in Washington, DC. All 55 state and jurisdictional champions will compete in the national semifinals on Tuesday, May 9, from 4:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Hawaiʻi Standard Time (9:00 a.m. to 8:00p.m. Eastern Time), with the top nine students advancing to the finals on Wednesday, May 10, from 2:00 - 4:15 p.m. Hawaiʻi Standard Time (7:00 to 9:15 p.m. Eastern Time). Both days are free and open to the public and will be available through a one-time-only webcast at arts.gov.
2023 Hawaiʻi State Legislature Updates
Bishop Museum and Iolani Palace to receive $19,500,000
Governor Josh Green has authorized $17,500,000 for Bishop Museum and $2,000,000 for the Friends of Iolani Palace through the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. The funding was a legislative line item in the SFCA's 2022 fiscal budget but was not released during the previous administration. The funding will support the two institutions operations and construction projects.
“Overwhelming testimony in opposition” by arts supporters leads to deferral of measure proposing to reduce Works of Art funding
Karen Ewald, SFCA Interim Executive Director at the hearing for SB119. Click on the photo to view the hearing on YouTube.
Hawaiʻi musician Jake Shimabukuro, testifying in opposition to SB119. Click on the photo to view his testimony on YouTube.
On Tuesday February 14, The Senate Committee on Transportation, Culture and the Arts and the Senate Committee on Government Operations heard a slate of bills relating to the SFCA (see the full list on the legislature website: capitol.hawaii.gov/sessions/session2023/hearingnotices/HEARING_TCA_02-14-23_.HTM).
The focus of attention was on SB119, Relating to the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts; Performing Arts; Works of Art Special Fund. The bill proposed to reduce Works of Art funding from construction by 50% and eliminate funding from renovations which account for an estimated 58% of revenues resulting in a devastating 75% reduction of funding. Citing the “overwhelming testimony in opposition” by over 90 arts supporting testifiers, committee Chair Chris Lee moved to defer the measure. The hearing video can be viewed on YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=GnnL8etTkl8. Testimony can be read on the legislature website: capitol.hawaii.gov/sessions/session2023/Testimony/SB1119_TESTIMONY_TCA_02-14-23_.PDF.
The Hawaiʻi State Legislature website (Capitol.Hawaii.gov) provides ways to engage online, including submitting testimony, tracking measures, hearing notifications, live and on-demand videos of committee hearing and floor sessions, and current and past legislative reports. The State of Hawaiʻi Public Access Room (PAR) provides the public with information, facilities, and services to assist them as they engage and participate in the State legislative process: learn more on the PAR website at LRB.Hawaii.gov/par.
Arts Legislation Updates and Action Alerts from the Hawaiʻi Arts Alliance
For frequent updates on Hawaiʻi arts legislation this session, please visit the Hawaiʻi Arts Alliance (HAA) advocacy page: HawaiiArtsAlliance.org/advocacy. HAA has also been sending out Action Alerts via email. The HAA is a statewide private nonprofit that champions all arts and is an Arts First Partner and member of the State Arts Advocacy Network. HAA is the State Captain for the national arts advocacy organization Americans for the Arts.
SFCA Now Hiring
Administrative Services Assistant
This position plans, organizes, coordinates, and directs all administrative staff services, advises and assists the Executive Director in internal management, fiscal and personnel staff functions; and performs other duties as required. Please note that this is not a secretarial, clerical, or office support position.
This is a full-time, temporary position with the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA). The SFCA is a division of the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Accounting and General Services and is the state government arts agency. This job is in the SFCA office in downtown Honolulu (island of Oʻahu). For more information, and instructions on how to apply, please visit the SFCA jobs page: sfca.hawaii.gov/jobs.
SFCA Arts Education Programs
Art Bento School Year 2023-2024 Applications Due March 17
Applications for the Art Bento at HiSAM art education program for Oʻahu public and charter school students grades 2-6 are due March 17! This program is free to DOE schools and funds for bus transportation are included. Learn more at sfca.hawaii.gov/artbento.
Artists in the Schools 2023-2024 Information Sessions
An Artists in the Schools information session is being held online March 9, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. This information sessions is for Hawaiʻi public and charter schools interested in applying. Register on Zoom: AITS Information Sessions.
The SFCA Artists in the Schools program for Hawaiʻi public and charter schools brings qualified, vetted teaching artists from the SFCA’s Artistic Teaching Partners (ATP) Roster into grades PreK-12 classrooms to provide engaging, creative, and fun learning experiences. The teaching artists connect their lessons to the National Core Arts Standards, and often integrate their art form with other core curriculum areas and/or HĀ principles. For more information, please visit the SFCA website: SFCA.Hawaii.gov/AITS, or contact SFCA Arts Education Specialist Nikki Rosengren at Danica.Rosengren@hawaii.gov.
Please help us get the word out! Hawaiʻi public and charter school classroom teachers, curriculum specialists, vice-principals, and principals can apply in tandem with a teaching artist from the SFCA Artistic Teaching Partner
Roster. A flyer can be downloaded from the SFCA website: SY2023-24 SFCA AITS Flyer (PDF).
Interested in joining the SFCA’s Artistic Teaching Partners roster and being eligible as an artist in residence for the AITS program? Learn more about Artistic Teaching Partners: SFCA Artistic Teaching Partners Roster, and email Danica.Rosengren@hawaii.gov for more information.
Image: photo of a student drawing a realistic kukui leaf. Lesson plan and photo by SFCA Artistic Teaching Partner Maggie Sutrov.
Register on Zoom
SFCA Grantee Spotlight
Mānoa Heritage Center Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke Workshops
Mānoa Heritage Center is a Biennium Grants FY2023 grantee, and the grant supports their Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke workshops. Upcoming workshops include paper making, ʻeke lauhala weaving, a cooking class, and family garden days. Learn more and register on the Mānoa Heritage Center website: ManoaHeritageCenter.org.
Manoa Heritage Center
Maui Arts and Cultural Center performance by kumu hula Aulii Mitchell and members of Hālau ʻo Kahiwahiwa
The Maui Arts and Cultural Center (MACC) featured a performance by kumu hula Aulii Mitchell and members of Hālau ʻo Kahiwahiwa in February, showcasing hula kiʻi, a critically endangered Hawaiian practice of the ritual dance of carved puppetry images. The event concluded with a private walkthrough of the ʻIke Kanaka exhibit in the Schaefer International Gallery. The MACC receives funding from the SFCA to support programming.
Hawaiʻi International Film Festival (HIFF) submissions now open for HIFF43
HIFF submissions are now open for the following categories: Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Short, Pacific Islander Showcase Features, Pacific Islander Showcase Shorts, New American Perspectives, Made in Hawai‘i Features, Made in Hawai‘i Shorts, Environmental Shorts, & Hawai‘i University Student. Learn more about submitting at filmfreeway.com/hiff. HIFF receives funding from the SFCA Biennium Grants program.
Grants and Opportunities
March 2023 Grants and Opportunities Highlights
A longer list of federal government, state government, and other arts and culture grants/opportunities (including calls for artists) is on the SFCA website: Grants and Opportunities (March 2023). Questions regarding a particular opportunity should be directed to the organization listed with the opportunity. Inclusion here should not be interpreted as an endorsement.
•City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation now accepting applications for Summer Fun staff The Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation and Department of Human Resources are now accepting applications for seasonal staff to assist with the 2023 Summer Fun Program. Hourly salaries upwards of $15.56/hour; contracts May 24 – August 4, 2023. Summer Fun is a city-operated, seasonal day camp where children are engaged in learning experiences in a fun and safe environment. Recreation aids conduct games, sports, arts and crafts, music and dance, and creative drama. Learn more and apply online: Honolulu.gov/parks/program/summer-fun-program.
•Hawaiʻi Arts Alliance Job Openings Hawaiʻi Arts Alliance (nonprofit arts organization) is hiring for part-time positions, including Communications Manager, Program Coordinator, and Office Coordinator. For more information, please visit the HAA website, HawaiiArtsAlliance.org/hiring.
•Hawaiʻi International Film Festival (HIFF) 2023 Job Openings Current available position: Partnerships Director (year-round, full-time). Learn more and apply on the HIFF website: HIFF.org/jobs.
•Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) now hiring Administrative Services Assistant, temporary full-time. This position plans, organizes, coordinates and directs all administrative staff services, advises and assists the Executive Director in internal management, fiscal and personnel staff functions; and performs other duties as required. Please note that this is not a secretarial, clerical, or office support position. For more information, please visit the SFCA website: sfca.hawaii.gov/jobs.
•Honolulu Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts (MOCA) Call for Exhibition Proposals – MOCA is accepting proposals for the 2023 exhibit calendars. MOCA manages civic spaces inside Honolulu Hale such as the courtyard and Lane Gallery. These spaces are used to showcase the talents of visual artists and showcase the work of non-profit organizations and schools from our diverse community. Partnerships with community organizations have enabled MOCA to grace the halls of City buildings with a wide range of artwork displayed on a monthly basis. All exhibits are free and open to the public. Learn more and apply on the MOCA website: HonoluluMOCA.org/call-for-exhibitions.
•Honolulu Theatre for Youth hiring Teaching Artists in collaboration with HTY Drama Education staff to be responsible for designing and conducting in-school residencies across Oʻahu and occasionally across the state. For more information and to apply, please visit the HTY website: membership.htyweb.org/employment-auditions-internship.
•Loʻi Gallery at American Savings Bank (downtown Honolulu) is taking applications for exhibits. Learn more and apply on their website: asbhawaii.com/loigallery.
•National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Creative Writing Fellowships - the 2023 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program will offer $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Please go to the NEA website for more information: arts.gov/grants/creative-writing-fellowships. Application due March 8, 2023.
•Western Arts Alliance 2023 Official Showcase Program Call for Applications: Eight artists/ensembles will be selected to perform at the showcase in Seattle, Washington for an audience of presenters, agents, and other performing arts professionals. Applications due March 8, 2023. For more information and to apply, please visit the Western Arts Alliance website: westarts.org/showcase-23.
Calls for Artists on CAFE
The Call for Entry (CAFE) website can be searched by state (choose the “sort by” menu on the left side of the screen). Search the Café website: Artist.CallForEntry.org.
•“Glow in the Garden” public art in the Will Smith Imua Discovery Garden (Maui). Open to international applicants. Applications due April 14, 2023. For more information, please visit the call for artists on CallForEntry.org: artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=11452.
•2023 REOI: Wailuku Municipal Parking Structure Interior Wayfinding Public Art, County of Maui and Small Town Big Art. Open to international applicants. Applications due March 26, 2023. For more information, please view the call for artists on CallForEntry.org: artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=11282.
•“In the Time of Climate Change”, University of Hawaiʻi-Hilo Art Department. International exhibition open to artists ages 18 and older. Deadline: March 15, 2023. For more information, please view the call for artists on CallForEntry.org: artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=10885.
Grants and Opportunities (March 2023)
SFCA Art in Public Places Program
Board of Commissioners approves 12 artworks, 4 exhibit visits
The SFCA Board of Commissioners approved 12 artworks and 4 exhibit visits at the January 31 board meeting. Artwork purchases are from exhibits on Maui, Kauaʻi, and Oʻahu. Exhibit visits are for exhibits on Hawaiʻi Island and Oʻahu.
3 artworks nominated at Hui Noʻeau exhibit
Acquisition Award Selection Committees (AASCs) nominated 3 artworks from the Hui Noʻeau 2023 Annual Juried Exhibition for the SFCA Art in Public Places Collection. These artworks will be presented to the SFCA Board of Commissioners for purchase approval at a future meeting.
Recent acquisitions and upcoming exhibit visits are posted on the SFCA website.
•Recent additions: https://sfca.hawaii.gov/art-in-public-places-program/#recent-adds
•Approved exhibit visits: https://sfca.hawaii.gov/art-in-public-places-program/#aasc-visits
Acquisition Award Selection Committees (AASCs) Recent and Upcoming Exhibit Visits
Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) visits continue to provide important support for artists and arts organization venues statewide. Artworks for the SFCA Art in Public Places Collection are selected via an AASC from juried or curated exhibits statewide. An AASC visit must be requested by the exhibition organizers and approved by the SFCA Board of Commissioners. An AASC Request Application can be submitted online at Hawaii.GoSmart.org/active_programs at least 4 months prior to the opening reception of the exhibition.
The SFCA Board of Commissioners recently approved Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) visits to these exhibits:
•“ʻAi Pōhaku, Stone Eaters”, University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa Art Gallery (Honolulu), through March 26, 2023
•“Ma Ka Pouli: (Re)presentations of Moananuiākea”, Donkey Mill Art Center (Holualoa, Hawaiʻi Island), March 18 - July 8, 2023
•“Marooned in Paradise: A Forty Year Love Story - Doug and Sharon Britt”, Arts and Letters Nuʻuanu (Honolulu), May 5 - June 10, 2023
•“Eleven”, Bishop Square, Pauahi Tower Lobby, May 15 - July 15, 2023 Approved AASC visits are also posted on the SFCA's website: Selling Your Art.
Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (HiSAM)
“Under the Blue” Community Arts Project opens March 3
This community art installation in the first phase of an immersive art experience that explores the various zones of the ocean. Inspired by phytoplankton, Native Hawaiian artists Solomon Enos encourages people of all ages to make dots and dashes on the wall, which will turn into the backdrop of an immersive ocean performance venue for young people with developmental disabilities and disorders.
This project is a partnership of the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum, the Friends of the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum and the Honolulu Theatre for Youth. “Under the Blue” opens Friday, March 3 – come and experience it during First Friday!
2023 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Student Art Awards Exhibit opens March 11
This year, over 250 award-winning works of art by Hawaiʻi students will be exhibited in the spacious ʻEwa Gallery at HiSAM. Experience Hawaiʻi through the art of Hawaiʻi students grades 7-12!
Photo: “Yet Another Luxury Condo” photograph by Ryder Kon, ʻIolani School, grade 11. Educator: Eric Wehner. American Visions Nominee.
2023 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Student Art Awards
Events at the State Art Museum
Live performances by Jungle Fern and Men in Grey Suits in the outdoor Sculpture Garden! Friday, March 3, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Free, all ages welcome. Food vendors will be on site.
The Vibe live music night will feature special guest jazz musician Takuya Kuroda with the Dae Han Ensemble. Friday, March 10, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Free, all ages welcome. Food vendors will be on site. Live music in the outdoor Sculpture Garden.
•First Friday at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum, Friday March 3, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Live music. Free, all ages welcome.
•“Under the Blue” exhibit opens March 3, 6:00 p.m.
•The Vibe live music night, Friday March 10, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Free, all ages welcome.
•2023 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards exhibit opens Saturday March 11, 10:00 a.m.
•Museum will be open Monday, March 27 (Prince Jonah Kūhiō Day state holiday) - take advantage of reduced traffic and free street parking in downtown Honolulu and view the new exhibits! Check the HiSAM website calendar for additional information: hisam.hawaii.gov/calendar. The museum is open Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 250 South Hotel Street (entrance on Richards Street), downtown Honolulu.
Performing, Teaching, and Presenting at the State Art Museum
If you are interested in doing contract work performing, teaching, or presenting in the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum, please go to one of the forms linked below:
•Performing at HiSAM: HiSAM Performance Request Form
•Teaching a Workshop at HiSAM: Workshop Teacher Application Form
•Installation in the Mirror Room: Mirror Room Installation Proposal Form
◦Please note that this is our installation space and only full proposals will be considered. If you are interested in using our POD studio space, please complete that form instead.
•Utilizing the Passion on Display (POD) Space: POD at HiSAM Proposal Form
◦Please note that this is considered free studio space and is not a paid opportunity. If you would prefer to have an installation at HiSAM, please complete the form for the Mirror Room.
Rent the Museum
Hold a special event at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum! Indoor and outdoor spaces are available for events, parties, and film sets. Learn more about the facilities rental program on the State Art Museum website: HiSAM.Hawaii.gov/rentals.
Arts and Culture Calendar
This arts and culture calendar features SFCA grantees, partners, and Hawaiʻi state and local government programs and events. A longer list of events is on the SFCA website news page: sfca.hawaii.gov/arts-and-culture-calendar-march-2023.
Questions regarding a particular opportunity should be directed to the organization listed with the opportunity. Inclusion here should not be interpreted as an endorsement.
March 2023 Arts and Culture Highlights
“Icon” sculpture by Lexi Fujita, grade 12, ʻIolani School. Educator: Holly Chung. American Visions Nominee.
“The Glass Smiths and The Potter” drawing by Kalena Canionero, grade 10, Hawaiʻi Baptist Academy. Educator: Garrett Omoto. American Visions Nominee.
2023 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Student Art Awards Exhibition opens Saturday, March 11, 2023. This year, the annual student art exhibition featuring Hawaiʻi’s top high school artists will be exhibited in the spacious ʻEwa Gallery at HiSAM. Over 250 works of art created by students statewide attending public, charter, private and home school will be on display.
•ʻIke Kanaka Exhibit at Maui Arts and Cultural Center, through March 18, 2023 This invitational exhibit features work by ten contemporary Kanaka ʻŌiwi artists, giving voice and cultural context to ancestral ties and relationships. Participating artists: Bernice Akamine, Kalaʻi Blakemore, Hoaka Delos Reyes, Solomon Enos, Pōhaku Kahoʻohanohano, Lehuauakea, Kawika Lum-Nelmida, Meleanna Aluli Meyer, Auliʻi Mitchell, Cory Kamehanaokalā Holt Taum. For more information, please visit the Maui Arts and Cultural Center website: MauiArts.org/ike-kanaka.
•“ʻAi Pōhaku, Stone Eaters”, the first and largest iteration of the multi-site exhibition of Kānaka ʻŌiwi artists, portions of which will be on view throughout spring and summer 2023 at other college and university venues on Oʻahu. On view through March 26, 2023 in the Art Gallery. Weekly tours at 1:00 p.m. Fridays and Sundays, artist discussions 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Learn more on the UHM Art and Art History website: hawaii.edu/art/ai-pohaku.
•ʻI ka ʻŌlelo ke Ola / There is Life in Language”, Honolulu Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts, through March 17, 2023 at Honolulu Hale. For more information, please visit the Honolulu MOCA website: HonoluluMOCA.org/current-exhibitions.
•Kauaʻi Society of Artists (KSA) 2023 Spring Show at the KSA Gallery, Kukui Grove Center. March 4 – 31, 2023. For more information, please visit the KSA website: KauaiSocietyOfArtists.org.
•Hawaiʻi State Legislature’s 2023 Art at the Capitol April 14 The Hawaiʻi State Capitol will be open 4:30 – 7:00 p.m., welcoming the public to the offices of participating legislators to view artworks from the SFCA Art in Public Places Collection. Hundreds of artworks from the collection are installed at the State Capitol. The Vibe live music event at the State Art Museum will be the same night, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Arts and Culture Calendar March 2023
SFCA in the Media
Honolulu Star Advertiser
Saturday, February 26, 2023 Waipahu Monument Honors Filipino WWII Veterans “The project was initiated in 2017 after then-Gov. David Ige enacted a measure authorizing the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts to select an artist to design and build a monument to honor Filipino veterans of WWII.[...]An advisory committee comprising Filipino veterans and community leaders selected artist Kelly Hestir to create the monument after seeing photos of her Bataan Death March Memorial in Las Cruces, N.M. Hestir earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fine arts at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and taught sculpture classes at the UH Art Department for five years before returning to New Mexico in the mid 1990’s.” Read the full article online: staradvertiser.com/2023/02/25/hawaii-news/waipahu-monument-honors-filipino-wwii-veterans/
Art crafted by 17 UH alumni to be featured at state museum
“A new exhibit showcasing an array of hand-selected contemporary works from 38 artists across the pae ʻāina (Hawaiian archipelago) will open at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (HISAM) on February 10. More than half of the featured artists graduated from the University of Hawaiʻi campuses with a wide range of backgrounds such as sculpture, painting, fiber and medicine.” Read the full article on the University of Hawaiʻi website: hawaii.edu/news/2023/02/07/uh-alumni-art-in-accession
Honolulu Star Advertiser
February 19, 2023 New Honolulu art shows ease up to the easel ““Accession”: The Hawaii State Art Museum has opened an exhibition of 51 works by 38 local artists that have recently been added to the state’s Art in Public Places Collection. Seventeen of the artists are having works added to the collection for the first time under the state’s Art in State Buildings Law, which requires 1% of construction or renovation costs of state buildings to be spent on visual art. The museum is at 250 S. Hotel St. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Info: hisam.hawaii.gov” Read the full article on the Honolulu Star Advertiser website: staradvertiser.com/2023/02/19/features/new-honolulu-art-shows-ease-up-to-the-easel.
Honolulu Magazine February 28, 2023 Accessions Exhibit Opens at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum “For more than 50 years, the State of Hawai‘i has been the biggest art collector in town. The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts frequently visits curated and juried exhibitions at galleries, museums, and art centers across the islands to hunt and gather exceptional works of contemporary art. These become added to the Art in Public Places collection where the works are displayed in over 640 locations statewide including schools, libraries, airports, the State Capitol, and Hawai‘i State Art Museum, giving the public access to inspiring art. This is made possible through the visionary Art in State Buildings Law where one percent of construction and renovation costs of state buildings are reserved “to acquire and commission works of visual art to beautify and humanize the built environment.” Read the full article on the Honolulu Magazine website: HonoluluMagazine.com/accessions-exhibit-hawaii-state-art-museum.
SFCA 2022 Annual Report Errata
Corrections have been made to the FY2022 annual report. Please re-download the online version for corrected photo credits, contracts, and numbers: sfca.hawaii.gov/sfca-annual-report.
SFCA Board of Commissioners 2022 Meeting Schedule
•Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
•Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Meeting schedule is also posted to the SFCA website calendar: sfca.hawaii.gov/events.
Decisions about grants, artwork purchases, and more are made by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) Board of Commissioners. Meetings are currently being held virtually on Zoom, and the public is invited to attend. Appointed by the state governor, the Board of Commissioners oversees the Executive Director, provides input, and approves spending. Commissioners are volunteers and do not receive compensation for their duties.
Individuals may submit written testimony on posted agenda items in advance of the meeting via email to HawaiiSFCA@hawaii.gov or by mail addressed to the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, 250 South Hotel Street, 2nd Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813. Individuals interested in signing up to provide oral testimony on posted agenda items at the meeting may submit their name, email, and phone number to HawaiiSFCA@hawaii.gov. Individuals may provide oral testimony at the meeting via the above-listed video conferencing link or by calling the above listed telephone number. Testimony presented during the meeting will be limited to three minutes each.
Agenda items for General Meetings may include approval of artwork acquisition recommendations and Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) art exhibit visit recommendations.
Agendas and minutes are also posted on the SFCA Board of Commissioners page.
2023 State Holiday Schedule
The Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts office is closed on Hawaiʻi state government holidays. The Hawaiʻi State Art Museum is open on some holidays - please check the museum calendar to confirm: hisam.hawaii.gov/calendar.
2023 Hawaiʻi State Holidays
•March 27, Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day
•April 7, Good Friday
•May 29, Memorial Day
•June 12, King Kamehameha Day
•July 4, Independence Day
•August 18, Statehood Day
•September 4, Labor Day
•November 10, Veterans’ Day
•November 23, Thanksgiving
•December 25, Christmas
The SFCA office is open by appointment. SFCA is operating in a hybrid model of teleworking where all staff are available by email or telephone. If you aren’t sure who to contact, email HawaiiSFCA@hawaii.gov or call (808) 586-0300 and leave a voice message, including your name and telephone number.
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The mission of the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts is to promote, perpetuate, preserve and encourage culture and the arts, history and the humanities as central to the quality of life of the people of Hawaii. HSFCA funding is provided by the State of Hawaii and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Hawaii State Art Museum
The Hawai'i State Art Museum is dedicated to presenting the largest and finest collection of works by Hawai'i artists that celebrate the diverse artistic and cultural legacy of Hawai'i.
To promote, perpetuate, preserve and encourage culture and the arts, history and the humanities as central to the quality of life of the people of Hawai`i. HSFCA funding is provided by the State of Hawai`i and the National Endowment for the Arts. The HSFCA is administratively attached to the Department of Accounting and General Services.
The musuem is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed State and Federal Holdays. Always free admission. For pre-recorded information call 586-0900.
The Hawai'i State Art Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For pre-recorded summary information on the museum, call (808) 586-0900. For current museum program information, call the HSFCA Art in Public Places Program at (808) 586-0305. To arrange an educational tour of the museum, call (808) 586-9958.
For information on the HSFCA; the Hawai'i State Art Museum; HSFCA grants, programs, and services; Hawai'i arts and culture events; and USA and worldwide arts opportunities, visit the HSFCA website, www.hawaii.gov/sfca.
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