The Masters Collection

November 5 – 28, 2015

The Masters Collection is a representation of artwork from artists that have been a part of the Waimea Council over the years. Artists who have had one or two person shows at the Firehouse Gallery since our inception were invited to submit one piece for jurying into the show.  Forty pieces were selected, in celebration of our 40th anniversary.   A reception will be held at the gallery on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 3 – 5 pm and the public is welcome.

Jurying was done by Wilfred Yamasawa of Holualoa (an eminent local glass blower and published poet) and visiting artist William Matisse (a painter and sculptor from Los Angeles).

Work came from every medium and era (the show was meant to represent four decades!). From mosaic work to finely crafted gold and silver jewelry one can turn their gaze upon a huge variety of framed artwork and a smaller but no less fine grouping of three dimensional pieces.

The top winning works from the  Helen Cassidy Memorial show which just ended, as selected by jurist Mary Spears,   were also added to this collection as a boon to those four artists.

As well as the artists, many families helped bring this diverse collection together through their generous loan of many privately held pieces from deceased members no longer around. Their participation helped make all four decades come alive once more.

Here are a few samples of the pieces on display.  Click image to see full piece.

"Ohio Nursery"  acrylic by Denise Ulrich

“Ohio Nursery” acrylic by Denise Ulrich

"Carly's Boots"  acrylic by Carly Shepherd

“Carly’s Boots” acrylic by Carly Shepherd

"Chickens" acrylic by Judy Hancock

“Chickens” acrylic by Judy Hancock

"Hannah and her Hens"  ceramic by Pat Hall

“Hannah and her Hens” ceramic by Pat Hall

"Hi'ilawe Falls - Waipio"  acrylic by Ian Haight

“Hi’ilawe Falls – Waipio” acrylic by Ian Haight

"Kona Coffee"  coffee sacks and filters by Ann Guth

“Kona Coffee” coffee sacks and filters by Ann Guth



"Hanging Heliconia Collage"  painted paper collage by Mary Spears

“Hanging Heliconia Collage” painted paper collage by Mary Spears

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