Lindy Duncan's painting "Sharing the Shade" took the best-of-show prize at the Makawao Plein Air Festival 2011, which concluded Saturday at Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao with an awards ceremony and opening reception. Mike Carroll's "Still Fishing" took first place in the professional division with honorable mentions going to Ronaldo Macedo's "Everything for Rent" and Deb Lynch's "Coffee Shed at O'o Farm."
First place in the amateur division went to Vijay Naik's "Rocky Shore," with honorable mentions to Susan Conway Kean's "Last Light Makena" and Karen Olsen's "Haleakala Afternoon."
Jamie Roth's painting titled "Parade Day 2011" won the George Allan Quick Draw Award. The festival brought artists to various specific venues to paint and "Best of " awards were as follows: "Ali'i Lavender Farm" -Jan Shaner's "At the Lavender Farm"; Maui Country Club -Michael Clements' "Maui Country Club"; Maui Ocean Center - Terry Lopez's "Children at the Tide Pool"; Maui's Winery -Jack Hamilton's "Ocean View from Ulupalakua Ranch"; O'o Farm -Michael Clements'"O'o Farm's Morning Chores"; Pi'iholo Ranch -Michael Clements' "Pi'iholo Ranch View"; Plantation Course-Michael Clements' "Plantation Course -12th Hole."
Lindy Duncan’s “Sharing the Shade,” judged best of show at the Makawao Plein Air Festival 2011.
“Family at Pools of Oheo” by Jack Hamilton.
The exhibit continues through Tuesday at Viewpoints Gallery in the Makawao Courtyard, 3620 Baldwin Ave. For details, call 572-5979.
Schaefer International Gallery at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center is holding an artists' reception for its new Poi Dog Exhibition beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday in the MACC's Yokouchi Pavilion and Courtyard with pupu, drinks and music by Dr. Nat. The exhibit features a broad range of media by Maui artists Pat Masumoto, Darrell Orwig, Nancy Skrimstad, Michael Takemoto and Sidney Yee exploring "the concept of their multi-ethnic roots and personal insights into individual histories while investigating ancestry, racial barriers and identity," according to a release.
The show opens Sunday and continues through Aug. 20. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays and before Castle Theater shows.
The MACC will also host a Poi Doggie Contest from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. Families are can enter their own poi dogs in a variety of contests and prize categories, held in collaboration with the Maui Humane Society and Maui pet stores. Visit www.mauiarts.org for details.
Longtime friends, oil painter Marina Beebe and ceramicist Debbie Brown, will open their new Village Gallery exhibit with an artists' reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the 120 Dickenson St. gallery.
The two artists present fanciful views of island life, and Debbie's ceramics are the subjects of Marina's oils according to a gallery release. For more information, call 661-4402.
Jack Hamilton is demonstrating oil painting from noon to 4 p.m. every Thursday in July at Maui Hands Gallery, 84 Hana Highway in Paia. The longtime local landscape painter, whose recent works are featured in the gallery, usually starts and completes a painting in each demonstration. For more information, call 579-9245.
Woodworker Cole Warren, Maui Craft Guild's featured artist for the next two weeks, will meet the public at an opening reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday. The new exhibit features the popular line of desk accessories created from Maui Banksia seed pods by this second-generation Maui artisan.
The gallery at 69 Hana Highway and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 579-9697 for more information.