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Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts SEPTEMBER 2021 Newsletter
Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts SEPTEMBER 2021 Newsletter
The SFCA office is open by appointment. SFCA is operating in a hybrid model of teleworking where all staff are available 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.
Art in Public Places: Ke Kanu Nei I Ka Ulu Hala
“Ke Kanu Nei I Ka Ulu Hala”, a bronze sculpture by Viliami Tolutaʻu, was dedicated last month at Keaʻau Elementary School. The sculpture symbolizes the nurturer in the lives of our keiki, someone who commits to providing all that is necessary for a healthy future and supports continued growth for the community. She kneels to connect with the ‘āina and with the keiki that she meets to build pilina (a relationship). The hala plant is significant to this area of Puna. The art of lauhala weaving illustrates the unity of the Kea‘au community and its diverse ethnicities of the broader district of Puna and of Moku o Keawe (Hawai‘i Island).
Ke Kanu Nei I Ka Ulu Hala
2021/2022 School Year Art Bento
This August, SFCA launched the 2021/2022 School Year Art Bento program by awarding all 15 schools that applied. Program kickoff included one on one meetings by participating schools and the roster of Artistic Teaching Partners with HiSAM/SFCA Art in Public Places Director Karen Ewald. Participating elementary schools include Hahaʻione, Hōkūlani, Queen Kaʻahumanu, Kaʻala, Kailua, Kalihi, Kalihi Kai, Kamaile Academy Public Conversion Charter School, President Abraham Lincoln, Mākaha, Makalapa, Mauka Lani, Mililani Mauka, Voyager Public Conversion Charter School and Waiʻanae Elementary.
Art Bento is a four-part standards-based museum education program created by the SFCA for public and charter schools on Oʻahu. Applications are accepted by the SFCA annually for grades 1 to 6. HiSAM galleries are used as a learning laboratory for inquiry-based learning in literacy, visual and performing arts. Teaching Artists from the SFCA’s Artistic Teaching Partners Roster lead by modeling techniques and strategies to actively engage students and elicit responses to artworks on view in the museum. A professional development session for teachers, pre- and post- museum visits in the classroom, and transportation to and from the museum visit are provided by the SFCA. The 2020/2021 school year Art Bento was done as a live, virtual program and this year has the capacity to be done that way as well.
2022 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards
Call for Student Artists
Hawaiʻi students grades 7-12, ages 13 and up, are eligible to enter the 2022 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Student Art Awards Competition.
Create an account at www.ArtAndWriting.org (the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards) after submissions open on September 1, 2021. Students need to create an account to upload their work. Educators need to create an account to register their students. Students have until December 15, 2021 to upload their work for judging. SFCA will continue its commitment to cover all entry costs associated with the Scholastic competition for all Hawaiʻi public, private, charter, and home school students for the 2021-2022 school year.
The 2022 exhibit, displaying original award-winning artwork from the competition, will open at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (HiSAM) and will run from February 12, 2022 to March 12, 2022.
Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards
SFCA Grantee Spotlight
Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center
Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center addressed the critical needs of families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many families in Hawai'i were urgently in need of food and medical supplies following statewide lockdowns and safety mandates. Le Fetuao collaborated with local businesses to create food boxes and provide food and medical necessities to over 200 families. Le Fetuao also worked to support stranded American Samoa residents with repatriation efforts by organizing flights back to American Samoa and assisted residents while quarantining in Hawaiʻi hotels.
As a State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) Biennium Grants FY2021 grantee, Le Fetuao continued during this time to serve children and youth with virtual Aoga Samoa. Students engaged virtually to learn Samoan language, traditional songs and stories. In addition, a storybook was produced and utilized for virtual lessons.
Image: Community vaccination effort with Lt. Governor Josh Green. Photo credit: Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center.
Donkey Mill Art Center
The Donkey Mill Art Center (DMAC), a State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Grantee as well as an ARTS FIRST Partner, offered free and subsidized on-line summer and fall 2020 programs for keiki ages 6 - 12 for the Kona community. The classes explored movement and art making using easy to find objects at home and in nature. DMAC emphasized expression through creative movement and the practice of kilo (to observe) the environment (nature and home) to promote creativity, awareness and build problem solving skills. Students learned that art can be made from anything and teaching moments and inspiration are found amongst their friends and peers.
DMAC also created 11 art videos for grades K - 2 for Holualoa Elementary School on the subject of Hawaii's endangered species for teachers to use as synchronous and asynchronous learning tools on Google Meet. DMAC noted that the classroom teachers used these videos in their own way and developed self confidence using the elements of art to connect with students.
Image: student holding an artwork made at DMAC. Photo credit: Donkey Mill Art Center.
Grants and Opportunities
SFCA ARP Grants for Hawaiʻi Artists and Cultural Practitioners
Applications will be open Sunday August 1 - Thursday September 30, 2021 for the SFCA ARP Grants for Individuals. This grant awards $7,225 to Hawaiʻi artists and cultural practitioners. “Artist” is broadly defined and includes actors, dancers, filmmakers, photographers, playwrights, poets, and more.
For more information, please visit the SFCA website: SFCA.Hawaii.Gov/Grants or contact Denise Miyahana at SFCAartistgrants@hawaii.gov.
The National Endowment for the Arts provided funds received from the American Rescue Plan to the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) to distribute to the arts and culture community throughout the State of Hawaiʻi. This emergency funding is designed to support the arts sector as it recovers from the devastating impact of COVID-19.
SFCA Biennium Grants for Hawaiʻi Nonprofit Organizations
The Intent to Apply can be filed August 1 – September 30, 2021. The Intent to Apply is the required first step and must be completed in order to access the grant application.
File the Intent to Apply Now
Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant
US Small Business Administration (SBA) deadline: until funds are exhausted. SVO Grants are available to
•Live venue operators
•Live performing arts organization operators
•Relevant museum operators
•Motion picture theater operators
Learn more on the US SBA website: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/covid-19-relief-options/shuttered-venue-operators-grant
Kumu Kahua Theatre/University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa Department of Theatre and Dance
Each year Kumu Kahua Theatre co-sponsors this playwriting contest with the UHM Department of Theatre and Dance in its effort to nurture local playwrights. Kumu Kahua Theatre is now accepting entries for the 2022 Playwriting Contest. Deadline: January 2, 2022. For more information, please visit the Kumu Kahua website: https://www.kumukahua.org/contests-writing
Call for Artists: Hawaiʻi Craftsmen
2021 Hawaiʻi Craftsmen Statewide Exhibition of fine craft, online registration September 1 – October 1, 2021. Exhibition October 23 – November 19, 2021 at the Downtown Art Center in Honolulu. For more information: HawaiiCraftsmen.org.
Call for Artists: Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui
2021 Biennial Juried Exhibition “Inspirations” entries through September 23, 2021. Exhibit September 29 – October 15, 2021 at the Downtown Art Center in Honolulu. For more information: HawaiiHandweavers.org
Call for Artists: Hawaii’s Woodshow
Hawaii’s Woodshow 2021 entries through November 1, 2021. Exhibit November 20 - December 5, 2021 at the Hawaii Opera Plaza in Honolulu. For more information: Woodshow.HawaiiForest.org
Volunteer to be an SFCA Visual Arts Consultant
Participate in making decisions about artworks for the SFCA Art in Public Places Collection. Informed community panelists make decisions at the SFCA regarding artwork purchases and gifts. Participate by volunteering as a Visual Art Consultant! Application on the SFCA website: Volunteer as a Visual Art Consultant
Calls for Artists in Hawaiʻi
The Call for Entry (CAFE) website can be searched by state (choose the “sort by” menu on the left side of the screen). Search the Café website: CallForEntry.org
Acquisition Award Selection Committees (AASCs)
Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) visits continue to provide important support for artists and arts organization venues statewide. Exhibit holders invite the SFCA to send an AASC (application form on the SFCA website), and the qualifying invitations are presented to the SFCA Board of Commissioners for approval.
The SFCA Board of Commissioners recently approved Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) visits to these exhibits:
•Hawaiʻi Island - “Eruptions and Interruptions, Hawaiʻi Artists Interpret Experiences of Living on the Edge”, Firehouse Gallery, Kamuela. Mixed media, juried. August 4 – September 26, 2021.
•Hawaiʻi Island - “Abstract Only! 2021”, Wailoa Center, Hilo. Mixed media, juried. August 6 – 26, 2021.
•Hawaiʻi Island - “Nā Kapa Kuʻina”, Donkey Mill Art Center, Holualoa. Kapa, curated. August 28 - October 9, 2021.
•Hawaiʻi Island - “Hawaii Nei 2021”, Wailoa Center, Hilo. Mixed media, juried. November 5 – December 2, 2021.
•Hawaiʻi Island - “Brilliance of Now”, Kahilu Theatre Foundation, Kamuela. Mixed media, juried. November 9 – January 10, 2022.
•Kauaʻi - “Art Kauaʻi”, KSA Gallery, Lihue. Mixed media, juried. September 17 – October 29, 2021.
•Maui - “Malama Wao Akua”, Hui Noʻeau Visual Arts Center, Makawao. Mixed media, juried. September 10 – November 5, 2021.
•Oʻahu - “Hawaii Watercolor Society Open Exhibit”, Downtown Art Center, Honolulu. Watercolor, juried. August 31 – September 18, 2021.
•O’ahu - “Inspirations”, Downtown Art Center. Mixed media, juried. September 30 – October 14, 2021.
•Oʻahu - “Hawaiʻi Craftsmen Annual Statewide Exhibition 2021”, Downtown Art Center, Honolulu. Mixed media (fine craft), juried. October 23 – November 19, 2021.
•Oʻahu - “Hawaii’s Woodshow 2021”, Hawaii Opera Plaza, Honolulu. Wood, juried. November 20 – December 5, 2021. Approved AASC visits are also posted on the SFCA's website: Selling Your Art.
Learn more about selling your art
Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (HiSAM)
The Hawaii State Art Museum (HiSAM) and sculpture garden are open Monday through Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00pm. The restaurant and gift shop are closed. In-person events for September have been cancelled. Visitors to the museum galleries must follow the current safety protocols (including face coverings, social distancing, and limit on number of people in each gallery). For the most current State of Hawaiʻi and City & County proclamations, please visit the Hawaiʻi Governor’s website: Governor.Hawaii.Gov/COVID-19.
New Exhibit: “Altered States”
“Altered States” Friday August 6 – December 2021. Highlighting unique and alternative visions of the world through artworks from the SFCA’s Art in Public Places Collection. Artworks include some recent additions to the Collection, including six from the 2020 Art in Public Places COVID-19 call for art (“Mangoes” by Sachelle Dae; “The Princess Series: The Caribbean Princess”, “The Princess Series: The Diamond Princess”, and “The Princess Series: The Grand Princess” by Sally French; “2nd Ave. Ramen Stop/NY Governor and Pussy Riot” by Masami Teraoka; and “Important Business Meetings #2020” by Lauren Trangmar).
Artists: Andrew Binkley, Sachelle Dae, Isami Doi, Francis Dubois, Sally French, Ryan Higa, Renee Iijima, Sarah Martinsen, Lloyd Menard, Hiroki Morinoue, Michelle Schwengel, Madeline Soder, James Surls, Masami Teraoka, Lauren Trangmar, Tom Walker, Donna Westerman, William Williams, and Scott Yoell.
Altered States at HiSAM
August 24, 2021: See the World Through the Eyes of Artists in Hawaiʻi State Art Museum’s New Exhibit, “Altered States”
“These artworks reflect transformations and changes—as well as critiques, questions and concerns—while delving into such themes as death, spirituality, global warming, politics and the COVID-19 pandemic.” Baxter hand-picked 23 works from the Art in Public Places Collection, a mix of never-before-seen pieces as well as older ones, for this exhibition. The newer works were purchased virtually during the pandemic and with the help of Neighbor Island art consultants.
Disclosure: Lisa Shiroma receives funds from the SFCA Art in Public Places Program. All thoughts and opinions are her own. Read the full article on the Honolulu Museum website: See the World Through the Eyes of Artists in Hawaiʻi State Art Museum’s New Exhibit, “Altered States”
A series of 30-second videos featuring Art in Public Places Collection works currently on display at HiSAM can be viewed on SFCA social media or SFCA’s Vimeo channel: Art in Public Places Showcase.
Art in Public Places Showcase
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Arts and Culture Calendar
This arts and culture calendar features SFCA grantees, partners, and Hawaiʻi state government programs and events.
•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, 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 Craftsmen - 2021 Hawaiʻi Craftsmen Statewide Exhibition of fine craft, online registration September 1 – October 1, 2021. Exhibition October 23 – November 19, 2021 at the Downtown Art Center in Honolulu. For more information: HawaiiCraftsmen.org.
•Hawaiʻi Handweavers Hui – 2021 Biennial Juried Exhibition “Inspirations” entries through September 23, 2021. Exhibit September 29 – October 15, 2021 at the Downtown Art Center in Honolulu. For more information: HawaiiHandweavers.org
•The Hawaiʻi State Public Library offers free access to Mango Languages, online language learning that includes ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese. Mango Languages also offers courses for English-language learners. For more information, visit their website (go to the Learn tab and look under Take an online class): https://www.librarieshawaii.org/
•Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra Final Fantasy VII Remake Orchestra World Tour, November 27 and 28. This new concert is based entirely on the Final Fantasy VII video game and includes high-definition video scenes from the game. For more information, including a preview of the concert: MyHSO.org.
•Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus videos and recordings from the Spring 2021 Season can be viewed online on YouTube. For more information, please visit the HYOC YouTube Channel: HYOC YouTube.
•Hawaii United Okinawa Association (HUOA) 39th Annual Okinawan Festival (online), September 4 - 5. Pre-orders for bento, andagi, and andadog can be picked up during the festival weekend. HUOA is also partnering with FEASTival for an Okinawan FEASTival, September 1 – 14. For more information, visit the HUOA website: https://huoa.org/nuuzi/.
•Honolulu Museum of Art is now offering virtual field trips for schools. For more information: HonoluluMuseum.org/Educators.
•Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HTY) The company is mounting three productions that can tour to Oʻahu schools and will be available for limited in-person engagements at HTYʻs home, Tenney Theatre, for both schools and families. The season also includes four digital productions for virtual field trips and four new episodes of the Emmy® winning tv show, The HI Way. Access to in-person and virtual performances is included with HTYʻs new membership program. Educators may sign up for a free educator membership to book shows and virtual field trips. For more information on shows or membership, go online to www.htyweb.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for school reservations.
•Honolulu Printmakers – 2021 Annual Juried Exhibition, September 17 – October 17, 2021 at the Honolulu Printmakers Studio (Honolulu). For more information: HonoluluPrintmakers.org
•Hui Noʻeau Visual Arts Center in collaboration with East Maui Watershed Partnership brings the Mālama Wao Akua (Caring for the Realm of the Gods) juried art exhibition celebrating the native species of Maui Nui. September 10 – November 5, 2021. For more information, please visit the Hui Noʻeau website: HuiNoeau.com/Exhibitions.
•Kahilu Theatre the annual juried exhibition of Hawaiʻi artists will be on view November 12 – December 19, 2021. Application details are available on CaFÉ (CallForEntry.org). For more information please visit the Kahilu Theatre website: https://kahilutheatre.org
•Kalihi Pālama Culture and Arts Society – the 2021 Queen Liliʻuokalani Keiki Hula Celebration and features can be viewed in a series of online videos on their website: KeikiHula.org.
•King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center presentation recordings are available online, including “Making the Most of Implicit Bias Training”, “Kānawai and Huliāmahi: Remembering Law, Community and Land in Music”, and “Nā Wāhine Kūʻē: Women of Resistance.” For more information, visit their website: https://www.jhchawaii.net/public-programs.
•Kumu Kahua Theatre - “#HaoleBoyfriend" by Stephanie Keiko Kong and Tony Piscully will be presented digitally, September 2-19, 2021. The play will be performed live and presented digitally. https://www.kumukahua.org/.
•Mānoa Valley Theatre has announced their 2021-2022 season with a lineup of live plays beginning in October, including “Be More Chill”, “The Joy Luck Club”, and “It’s a Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play”. For more information, please visit the Mānoa Valley Theatre website: https://www.manoavalleytheatre.com/
•Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) streaming video of “Songs For a New World” performance is available to rent online through November 1, 2021. For more information, please visit the MAPA website: MauiAcademy.org.
•Moanalua Gardens Foundation - the 2021 Prince Lot Hula Festival will be held in a virtual format, airing on television October 28 (broadcast time to be announced). For more information, please visit their website: MoanaluaGardensFoundation.org.
•Palace Theater “A Tribute to George Helm”. A special screening event featuring the short film “Hawaiian Soul”, archival documentary “Kahoʻolawe Aloha ʻAina” and musical guest Kainani Kahaunaele. Originally scheduled for September 2, this event has been postponed. For more information, please visit their website: HiloPalace.com.
SFCA Board of Commissioners 2021 Meeting Schedule
•Wednesday September 15, 2021
Thjs meeting schedule is also posted to the SFCA website calendar: https://sfca.hawaii.gov/events/. For a link to the meeting, please contact Sara Beth Newell at Sara.B.Newell@hawaii.gov.
Learn more about the meetings on the SFCA website
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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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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