Maui painter Lisa E. Kasprzycki's " 'Alala,' showcasing the critically endangered Hawaiian crow has won the People's Choice Award in the Malama Wao Akua exhibit.
Honoring two decades of conservation work by the East Maui Watershed Partnership, the exhibit closed last weekend at Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao.
Kasprzycki's award was the last announced in the juried show which had 131 pieces entered by 90 Maui artists, including 17 students from Baldwin High School and Roots School in Haiku.
Lisa E. Kasprzycki’s “ ‘Alala,” focusing on the critically endangered Hawaiian crow, won the People’s Choice Award at the Malama Wao Akua exhibit at Viewpoints Gallery.
Jurors Judy Bisgard and Bob Hobdy chose 77 pieces representing 64 artists, making this the biggest show in the exhibit's history.
Jurors' Choice awards went to Tree Paris (elementary K-5), Kristen Paulson (middle school grades 6-9), Katherine Goings (high school), Gwen Arkin (photography), Jupiter Nielsen (sculpture/3D), Julie Peterson (painting/2d), Keahi Bustamente (conservation at work) and Rici Guild (rarest find).
Watercolor artist Willow B. Norris will be demonstrating her elegant technique at Maui Hands in Paia today and next Thursday in the gallery at 84 Hana Highway.
Norris' spiritually oriented works of art reflect "an inner peace, taking the observer on a journey of enchantment, capturing the love and enjoyment of life," according to a gallery release. Her watercolor works can be the result of up to 20 washes, achieving a bold richness of color.
Maui Hands, with galleries also in Lahaina and Makawao, is featuring her Dragonfly Dream and Butterfly Dream collections.
For more information, call 573-2021
Surfboard painter Roxanne Broadbent and jewelry designer Mario will celebrate Fourth Friday in Paia at By the Bay. Broadbent will be painting a surfboard and Mario will be doing custom pieces on site. A trunk show is also on tap as part of the festivities from 6 to 9 p.m. at the gallery, 90 Hana Highway. For details, call 579-9777.
The Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (HSFCA) has just announced that its acquisition award selection committee will visit Hui No'eau's 2012 Annual Juried Exhibition.
The committee makes recommendations to the HSFCA regarding purchases of works, which are then rotated throughout state buildings as part of Hawaii's Art in Public Places program, advancing the concept of a "museum without walls."
Hui No'eau Executive Director Caroline Killhour says in a release, "It is the Hui's highest honor to be selected for an exhibition visit by the state - one that will be shared with our artists community and truly raise the bar for what has become the most competitive exhibition of our annual repertoire."
Receiving time for the 2012 Hui No'eau Annual Juried Exhibition is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.
The exhibition will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays, Jan. 7 to Feb. 19. There is no cost to view this exhibition.