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Contemporary Craft: Hundreds view juried exhibit at Wailoa Center

The second annual Contemporary Craft juried exhibit at the Wailoa Center in September featured entries from 55 artists throughout the state and works made of ceramics, glass, wood, metal, fiber and mixed media.

The exhibit was hosted by the Hawaii Island Art Alliance and partially funded by a grant from the Hawaii Craftsmen organization.

Mark Mitsuda, president of Hawaii Craftsmen and leader of the glass program at Punahou School on Oahu, was this year’s exhibit juror. Throughout the month, more than 1,000 visitors viewed the exhibit. Guests were able to vote for their favorite artwork, with the winner receiving the People’s Choice award.


First Place

• Patricia Dow for her fiber quilt “Poppy.”

Second Place

• John Mydock for his whimsical wood vessel “Tea Time.”

Third Place

• Michael and Misato Mortara for their glass work “Plate Shift.”

Honorable Mention

• Lisa Louis Adams for her ceramic group “Earth Family.”

• Amber Aguirre for her ceramic art “Sheep in Conversation.”

• Frank McClure for his Milo sculptural bowl “Windows.”

• Joy Ray for her fiber work “Untitled (#Seamless).”

• Shelby Smith for his ceramic work “Duel Oribe.”

People’s Choice

“Hung Out To Dry,” glass sculpture created by Laurie Tompkins.


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