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Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts OCTOBER 2020 Newsletter
Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts OCTOBER 2020 Newsletter
- Call for Artists: APP COVID-19
- Call for Teaching Artists: ATP Roster
- 2021 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards Competition
- SFCA Telework Update
- New Exhibit at HiSAM
- SFCA CARES Act Relief Fund Update
- SFCA Grantee Spotlight
- Upcoming Exhibit Visits
- Arts and Culture Calendar
- SFCA in the News
- Holiday Schedule
- SFCA Board Meeting Schedule
- Job Opportunities
- Volunteer Opportunities
Calls for Artists
Call for Artists: APP COVID-19
The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts’ Art in Public Places Program has a call for artists, requesting submissions for artwork inspired by or created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of the pandemic on life in Hawaiʻi. Artworks will be considered by a committee for the Art in Public Places Collection, which is displayed in sites across the state of Hawaiʻi, including the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum in Honolulu.
Deadline: December 31, 2020. Additional information on the SFCA website: https://sfca.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/09/11/call-for-artists/
Call for Artists: ATP Teaching Artist Roster
Applications now open for the Artistic Teaching Partner Roster of Teaching Artists. The roster is an adjudicated directory of Hawaiʻi professional teaching artists qualified to conduct in-depth, standards-based fine arts and arts integration residencies in educational settings and to present professional development workshops for teachers. SFCA draws from this roster for educational programs with public and charter schools in the state of Hawaiʻi.
•Pre-application Question and Answer Session, Wednesday September 30, 4:00 p.m. Register by emailing Nikki at Danica.Rosengren@hawaii.gov.
•Application deadline October 31, 2020 on Hawaii.GoSmart.org.
Additional information on the SFCA website: https://sfca.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/09/03/teaching-artist-applications-now-open/
Call for Artists: 2021 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Students and educators: submissions are open for the 2021 Scholastic Student Art and Writing Awards competition! Read the tips for students and educators, including feedback from judges and preparing for the digital submissions process: Get Ready for the 2021 Awards. Public, private, or home-school students in the U.S., Canada, or American schools in the rest of the world enrolled in grades 7-12 (ages 13 and up) are eligible to participate. Final day to submit artwork is Tuesday, December 15, 2020.
State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) is the Hawaiʻi regional Affiliate Partner for the Scholastic Student Art and Writing Awards. SFCA participates in the student art portion of the competition, and all entry fees for Hawaiʻi students associated with the competition are covered by the SFCA.
Alex Skees, Art in Public Places Project Manager
Telephone/Voicemail: (808) 586-9955
Kamakani Konia, Art in Public Places Project Manager
Telephone/Voicemail: (808) 586-0736
SFCA Telework Update
The SFCA office remains closed to the public. SFCA staff are continuing to work remotely, and can be contacted 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.
Hawaiʻi State Art Museum Reopens October 12 with new exhibit "For Walls"
Visual Arts Consultant Jennifer Owen reviews “Dwell #4” which will make its SFCA debut in the exhibition “For Walls.” The sculpture, made of basswood, found suitcase and electrical by Ted Lott was recently acquired from the Schaefer International Gallery, Maui Arts & Cultural Center exhibition titled, "The Woodworker's Journey: Concept to Creation" which ran January 7 - February 23, 2020. Visual Arts Consultants volunteers nominate artworks for purchase consideration by the SFCA.
Staff is planning to reopen the museum to the public on Monday, October 12, with a new exhibit titled “For Walls” in the Turnaround Gallery.
The museum cafe, Artizen by MW, has closed permanently.
SFCA CARES Relief Fund Update
Invoices have been processed for 90% of the $427,500 CARES Act Relief funds the SFCA is responsible for. The final payment of the remaining 10% will be administered when we receive the Final Reports from the grantees. Learn more about the SFCA CARES Act Relief Fund on the SFCA website: https://sfca.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/08/17/pr-08-17-2020/
SFCA Grantee Spotlight
Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities:
The 2020 Hawaiʻi History Day program was held as a virtual event and is now available online. Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities has a virtual gallery walk of all of the student projects. Several of the Hawaiʻi projects received national awards. Student projects include documentary films, websites, exhibits and performances. History subjects span from Alexander the Great to Queen Kaahumanu to Oprah Winfrey; from "The Revitalization of Hawaiian Language in the Education System" to "The Role of Propaganda in Breaking Barriers". ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi has been incorporated as a presentational language since last year. View the projects online: https://hihumanities.org/what-we-do/hi-history-day/2020-hawai%CA%BBi-history-day-virtual-state-fair/
Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra launched “Sounds of Resilience”, performances by physically distanced orchestra ensembles streamed live from the Hawaii Theatre Center in September. The first performance, “Galaxy of Strings”, streamed on September 26. The second performance, “From Chaos to Calm”, streams on Saturday, October 3 at 7:30 p.m. For more information: https://www.myhso.org/.
SFCA in the Community
Museums Roundtable Discussion with Congressman Ed Case
State Foundation on Culture and the Arts participated in a roundtable discussion in September. Congressman Ed Case convened Hawaiʻi museum and cultural institution leaders to hear their thoughts on the issues facing Hawaiʻi museums as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the steps museums have taken, and what federal assistance may be available. Congressman Case supports the continuation of direct federal economic relief, and his office will be providing a list of grant/funding opportunities applicable to Hawaiʻi museums and cultural institutions as well as assistance in navigating federal resources and programs.
Kauaʻi Community Arts Center
SFCA participated in a conversation about community partnerships and development work in Lihue, with Terry Liu, Addison Bulosan, Diana Singh, Carol Yotsuda and Christopher Sadler. The focus of the work is around the renovation of the Kress Building into a community arts center by Mark Gabbay, and community programming on Rice and Kress streets through a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town grant administered by the Hawaiʻi Arts Alliance.
Hawaiʻi Afterschool Alliance: Virtually Engaging Students Through the Arts
SFCA Arts Education Specialist Nikki Rosengren participated in an interactive webinar featuring guest facilitators from the Hawaiʻi Arts Alliance, Honolulu Theatre for Youth, and SFCA. Participants learned new and fun ways to creatively engage students virtually. A recording of this session is available on the Hawaiʻi Afterschool Alliance website: https://www.hawaiiafterschoolalliance.org/ost-community-meetings.html
Recent and Upcoming Exhibit Visits
SFCA artwork purchases are recommended by an Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) that have been invited to view a juried or curated art exhibit in the state of Hawaiʻi. The AASC is generally composed of SFCA commissioners, staff members, and visual arts consultants.
For more information on AASCs, including how to invite a committee to an exhibit, or to volunteer as a Visual Art Consultant, please visit our website: Art in Public Places Relocatable Works of Art. For more information about specific exhibits, please contact the exhibit host organizations.
AASC Exhibit Visits made earlier this year and AASC Purchase and Gift Recommendations are posted on the SFCA website: SFCA News Blog: Acquisition Award Selection Committees
APPROVED EXHIBIT VISITS
The SFCA Board of Commissioners has approved Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) visits to these exhibits:
HAWAI‘I ISLAND - Abstract Only 2020, Wailoa Center, Hilo. Mixed media, juried. October 2 - 28, 2020.
HAWAI‘I ISLAND - Hawaii Nei 2020, Wailoa Center, Hilo. Mixed media, juried. November 6 - 27, 2020.
HAWAI‘I ISLAND - 2020 Pacific States Biennial North American Juried Print Exhibition, University of Hawaiʻi-Hilo, Hilo. Print media, juried. November 6 - December 31, 2020.
MAUI - Hui Noʻeau Annual Juried Exhibition 2021 at the Hui Noʻeau Visual Arts Center, Makawao. Mixed media, juried. January 15 – February 19, 2021.
O‘AHU - A Deeper Shade of Soul, Sculpture by Jonathan Swanz, the Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu. Drawings, curated. July 23, 2020 - January 8, 2021.
O‘AHU - Downtown Drawing, the Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu. Drawings, curated. July 23, 2020 - January 8, 2021.
O‘AHU - Incipit: Paintings by Tom Walker, the Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu. Paintings, curated. July 23, 2020 - January 8, 2021.
O‘AHU - Why are you painting?, the Honolulu Museum of Art School, Linekona Gallery, Honolulu. Paintings, curated. August 7 - September 4, 2020.
O‘AHU - Resiliance, the Honolulu Museum of Art School, Linekona Gallery, Honolulu. Ceramic, curated. September 18 - October 16, 2020.
O‘AHU - Hawaii Craftsmen Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition 2020, Downtown Art Center, Honolulu. Mixed media, juried. October 23 - November 14, 2020.
O‘AHU - Transparency in Translation, the Honolulu Museum of Art School, Linekona Gallery, Honolulu. Watercolor and glass. October 31 - November 27, 2020.
Approved AASC visits are also posted on the SFCA's website: Acquisition Award Selection Committees.
AASCs visited the following exhibits in September 2020:
•HAWAI‘I ISLAND - Kipaipai Fellows 2020, Kahilu Theatre Galleries.
•KAUAʻI - Art Kauaʻi, Kauaʻi Society of Artists.
•MAUI - Mālama Wao Akua, Hui Noʻeau.
Arts and Culture Calendar
•Friends of the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (HiSAM): The HiSAM Gift Shop, operated by the Friends of HiSAM volunteer group, is displaying new work by Herman Piʻikea Clark, Kānaka Maoli artist, educator, and business owner. Friends of HiSAM are also displaying artworks in the museum café, Artizen by MW, by emerging Kānaka Maoli artists Cory Kamehanaokalā Holt Taum, Nanea Lum, and Nālamakūkapō Ahsing. Artworks are available for sale. For more information, or to purchase artworks, please contact the Friends of HiSAM at FriendsOfHiSAM@Gmail.Com.
•Hawaiʻi Children and Youth Day is being held on Sunday, October 4 as a virtual event. For more information: https://HawaiiCYD.com
•Hawaiʻi Opera Theatre – Digital Aloha Fridays premieres October 2 with “Bon Appétit! Opera in the Kitchen”, a one-act opera based on an episode of Julia Child’s “The French Chef” showing how to make a chocolate soufflé cake. https://hotdigital.vhx.tv/
•The Hawaiʻi Museums Association (HMA) has an open call for Hawaiʻi artists and graphic designers to design a new logo for HMA. The deadline for submission is December 1, 2020. For more information: https://hawaiimuseums.org/logo-entry/
•Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (HiSAM): PechaKucha Honolulu returns in October with presentations on the theme of identity. The presentations will be shared on the HiSAM Instagram account, @HawaiiStateArtMuseum, starting October 19. Presentations from previous PechaKucha Honolulu events can be viewed online: https://www.pechakucha.com/events/honolulu-vol-36
•The Hawaiʻi State Public Library is providing access to Scholastic Teachables, free online resources for students, families and educators. The free printable educational materials include educational crafts and activities. https://www.librarieshawaii.org/2020/08/05/scholastic-teachables-free-online-resources-for-students-parents-and-educators/
•The Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC), the state economic development agency, is offering free access to the Coursera online learning platform with registration open until October 31, 2020. Applicants need to be Hawaiʻi residents, and priority is given to unemployed individuals. Learn more on the HTDC website: https://www.htdc.org/workforce-recovery-initiative-by-coursera/. Coursera also offers some free courses, including a Poetry Workshop from the California Institute of the Arts, an introductory Korean language course from Yonsei University, and Fundamentals of Music Theory from the University of Edinburgh.
•The Honolulu City and County’s applications to the Small Business Relief and Recovery Fund for small businesses open October 1, 2020. Find the full qualifications, requirements, and how to apply on the One Oʻahu website: https://www.oneoahu.org/small-business.
•Honolulu Museum of Art (HoMA) reopens Thursday, October 1, 2020 with limited entry and timed ticketing. Free admission for Hawaiʻi residents every Friday evening, 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. https://honolulumuseum.org/
•Honolulu Museum of Art (HoMA) Gallery Activation Project https://honolulumuseum.org/collection_exhibits/gallery-activation/
•Kahilu Theatre job opening – Executive Director. http://kahilutheatre.org/About-Us/Job-Postings
•King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center is offering a virtual tour program for educators and students, in conjunction with their lesson plans and teacher’s guides. https://www.jhchawaii.net/educator-resources/
•upu ʻĀina Corps temporary employment for individuals who have been furloughed, unemployed, or are recent graduates seeking opportunities due to COVID-19. Positions in various fields include Hawaiian cultural studies. Applications will remain open until all positions are filled. https://www.kupuhawaii.org/ainacorps/
•Office of Hawaiian Affairs – free advertising in November 2020 issue of Ka Wai Ola for Native Hawaiian-owned businesses. Deadline for applying: https://www.oha.org/freeads
•For the first Hawaiian History Month (September 2020), five weeks of virtual events were held. ʻŌiwi TV revisited the Centennial Celebration of Queen Liliʻuokalani’s life through the 2017 Concert at Kawaiahaʻo Church featuring her mele and hula, including performances by the Hawaiʻi Youth Opera Chorus (current and past). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC7DoH0yPn8
HiSAM Events and Exhibits
SFCA staff are planning to reopen the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum to the public on Monday, October 12, with a new exhibit.
New Exhibit: “For Walls” This exhibition highlights sculptures created specifically for walls, using them both as a support and as a backdrop. Many of us, due to the COVID pandemic and quarantining, have become all too familiar with our own four walls. With that in mind, we invite you to explore a variety of unique and dynamic ways artists engage and enliven enclosed spaces. All artworks are from the Art in Public Places Collection of the SFCA.
HiSAM From Home
•Friday October 2, 6:00 p.m. Free online concert featuring SANS on Instagram (@HawaiiStateArtMuseum).
•Thursday October 15, 10:00 a.m. Free virtual workshop on Zoom with artist Amy Craig (Link: HiSAM From Home on Zoom).
•Friday October 16, 6:00 p.m. Free online concert featuring Lavender Coral Music on Instagram (@HawaiiStateArtMuseum).
•Monday October 19, PechaKucha Honolulu: Identity presentations start posting to Instagram (@HawaiiStateArtMuseum). Recordings of previous PechaKucha Honolulu presentations can be viewed on the PechaKucha website: https://www.pechakucha.com/events/honolulu-vol-36
•Thursday October 22, 10:00 a.m. Free digital art workshop with artist Marion Ano (Link: HiSAM From Home on Zoom).
•Recording now available for the September 16 Pau Hana Artist Talk with University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa photography lecturers Atis Puampai and Kelly Ciurej, done in partnership with the University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa Department of Art and Art History. Video can be viewed on the SFCA website; click on the CC in the bottom right corner of the video screen to turn captions on or off. https://sfca.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/09/28/pht-09-16-2020/
Check the HiSAM calendar for details and more upcoming events: https://hisam.hawaii.gov/calendar.
SFCA in the News
Pacific Business News
September 4, 2020
Artizen by MW has closed for good
"After closing on Aug. 25 ahead of Oahu’s second stay-at-home order, Artizen by MW has chosen not to reopen, owners Michelle Karr-Ueoka and Wade Ueoka announced this week." Read the full article online: https://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/news/2020/09/04/artizen-by-mw-has-closed-for-good.html
2020 State Government Holiday Schedule
General Election Day - Tuesday November 3, 2020
Veterans' Day - Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 26, 2020
Christmas - Friday, December 25, 2020
The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the Hawai‘i State Art Museum operate on the Hawai‘i State Government schedule.
SFCA Board of Commissioners Meetings
2020 SFCA Board of Commissioners Meetings
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Committee meetings usually begin at 9:00 a.m., followed by the general meeting at 11:00 a.m.
Unless otherwise specified, the public is invited to attend SFCA Standing Committee and Commission Meetings. Meetings and agendas are posted just prior to the meetings on the State of Hawai‘i Calendar of Events. Select “State Foundation on Culture and the Arts” from the search menu.
In order to comply with the Sunshine Law and social distancing requirements, notice of meetings will be posted on the State of Hawaiʻi Calendar of Events seven days prior to the meeting, submission of written testimony on agendized items will be accepted and minutes of meetings will be available within 40 days after the meeting.
There are no SFCA job listings at this time. Job listings are posted in our website news blog and in the monthly email newsletter (subscribe here), as well as on our social media (@hawaiisfca on Facebook, @hawaii_sfca on Instagram, and @hawaii_sfca on Twitter).
SFCA and HiSAM do not have an active internship program at this time.
Art Acquisitions and Commissions
Artwork acquisitions and commissions are done through the Art in Public Places Program. For more information: Opportunities for Artists.
For doing business with the state as a contractor, the State of Hawaii eProcurement (HiePro) is a system for issuing solicitations, receiving responses, and issuing notices of award. Solicitations and awards are posted and searchable. State Foundation on Culture and the Arts solicitations have included graphic design services, printing services, custom framing, artwork conservation and restoration.To find SFCA solicitations, search under Department: Accounting and General Services (the SFCA is administratively attached to the Department of Accounting and General Services).
Get Involved: Volunteer Opportunities
Help the SFCA Select Artwork
The Art in Public Places Program of the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) seeks volunteers, particularly on the Neighbor Islands, with expertise and knowledge in the visual arts field to serve as Visual Arts Consultants on Art Advisory Committees and Acquisition Award Selection Committees. The role of the Art Advisory Committee is to make recommendations to the SFCA regarding the development and design of a given commissioned art project, including location, medium, distinguishing features of the artwork, and selection of the artist. The role of the Acquisition Award Selection Committees is to review and make recommendations regarding the purchase of works of art. The SFCA appoints the committee members for each exhibit visit — generally composed of SFCA commissioners, staff members, and Visual Arts Consultants. The application form is available here: Visual Arts Consultants Application.
Contact Karen Ewald, Art in Public Places Manager, at (808) 586-9950 or email@example.com.
About the SFCA
The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) is a government agency, established by the Hawai‘i State Legislature in 1965, 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. SFCA funding is provided by the State of Hawai‘i and the National Endowment for the Arts.The SFCA is administratively attached to the Department of Accounting and General Services (Hawai‘i Revised Statutes Chapter 9).
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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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