During the month of October, the Waimea Arts Council is presenting their annual juried art show, open to all members of WAC. The show will run from October 7 – 31 at the Firehouse Gallery in Waimea.
Thirty two pieces are on display, including paintings in all mediums, drawings,sculptures, jewelry and photographs.
The show is held every year in honor of Helen Cassidy, who was instrumental in establishing the Waimea Arts Council over 35 years ago. Helen passed away on April 8, 1985. Her efforts to establish and promote the Waimea Arts Council culminated in the Firehouse Gallery, their most visible program.
Judging this year’s show is Mary Spears, a Hawaii artist who works in oils, watercolor, printmaking, collage and anything else that inspires her imagination. An active art instructor, she taught at the Four Seasons Hualalai for over a decade. She’s designed fabric for Kahala Sportswear, logos for Liquid Robotics, Jupiter Research Foundation, Bioscape Hawaii and others. Her artwork is in private and public collections including the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, the Fairmont Wailea and Kaiser Permanente. Publications include Artists & Illustrators Magazine, Santa Fe’s THE Magazine, and local Hawaii and corporate publications. You can visit her website at maryspears.com.
A reception will be held on Saturday, October 10 from 3 – 5 pm at the Firehouse Gallery, where Awards will be presented to the following artists:
Juror’s Choice: William R. Biishop, Sr. “Reflections” Welded Steel
1st: Carolyn Harper “3 Red Gingers” watercolor
2nd: Barbara Schaefer “Mauna Kea Summit” Photo
3rd: Issana “Chinese Yellow Turquoise Pendant” Sterling Silver Necklace
HM: Susan Harris “Celestial Tempest” Photo
Howard Bradley “Newport” Clay/Glaze
William R. Bishop Sr. “Impass” Ink and Pencil