Oct. 6, 2016

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Work by island artisans at Art School Holiday Sale and hot new design items at Museum Shop make HoMA gift central

WHAT: Art School Holiday Sale
WHEN: Nov. 18-27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Nov. 24.
Opening reception: Nov. 18, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Holiday Sale Party: Nov. 25, 5-8 p.m.

Honolulu Museum of Art School, 1111 Victoria St.
INFO: 532-8705, (publishable)
High-res images available on request.

WHAT: Local Artist Spotlight: Holiday Bazaar
WHEN: Nov. 19, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
WHERE: Honolulu Museum of Art Shop, 900 S. Beretania St.
COST: Free, don't need to pay museum admission to go to the Museum Shop
INFO: Phone, (publishable)
High-res images available on request.

WHAT: Honolulu Printmakers' Impressions Print and Book Fair
WHEN: Nov. 25-27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 
WHERE: Honolulu Museum of Art School, 1111 Victoria St.
INFO: Phone, (publishable)
High-res images available on request.

HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I—The Honolulu Museum of Art School’s annual sale of work by instructors and students, to benefit its studio facilities, kicks off with an opening reception Nov. 18, and runs through Nov. 27, with new items being added to the sale daily.

The Honolulu Museum of Art School runs studios for metal work, ceramics, glass fusion, and weaving, which aren’t cheap to operate. Every year the students and artists who use the facilities sell their creations and generously offer 30 to 100 percent of their proceeds to the school to help maintain the studios. Now in its tenth year, the benefit sale is a great source of one-of-a-kind holiday gifts.

On sale will be 2,500 items by nearly 100 artists. The Art School can’t put them all on view at once, so new items are added daily—it’s worth making repeat visits. Participating artists include Brenda Ching, Andy Cole, Ashley Huang, Bud Spindt, Liz Train, Michiyo Uchibori, Kaori Vaughn, and Jon Vongvichai.

Cases and tables feature jewelry from the metals studio; glass sculpture, plates, containers and jewelry; baskets and weaving from the textile studio; and ceramic sculpture, plates, sake containers and cups, ikebana containers, vases, cups and beads. 

The sale kicks off Nov. 18 with an opening reception that features light pūpū and entertainment. Then on Nov. 25, it throws a Holiday Sale Party, in conjunction with the Honolulu Printmakers’ Impressions Print and Book Fair, also held at the Honolulu Museum of Art School, and featuring pūpū and printmaking demos. Both events are a chance to meet the artists behind the work on sale.

The Honolulu Museum of Art Shop and Spalding House Shop are the places to go for a wide selection of holiday cards and gift wrap, affordable stocking stuffers, and great design-oriented products to suit offbeat and sophisticated tastes alike.

On Nov. 19, the Honolulu Museum of Art Shop hosts the Local Artist Spotlight: Holiday Bazaar. The shop hosts island artists and their creations, filling the shop and spilling out into the adjoining courtyard. It’s a chance for shoppers to spend local and support Hawai‘i artists. The lineup so far includes Carol Collette, Kris Goto, Ryan Higa, Wayne Levin, Lauren Okano, Surebets and Heartsong, with more to be added. There will even be free light refreshments. Holiday shopping at the Honolulu Museum of Art Shop is a pleasure, not a seasonal chore.

Then Dec. 3 to 11, museum members get an additional 10 percent off items purchased at the museum’s two shops.

The Honolulu Printmakers, a nonprofit that has been supporting and promoting the art of printmaking since 1928, makes its home at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. The group holds its annual sale, Impressions Print and Book Fair, Nov. 25 to 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The sale is a tremendous opportunity to acquire affordable works by some of the islands’ best artists. Shopper need to get there early to join the regulars eager to rifle through the portfolios of work.

The Honolulu Printmakers has an illustrious history. Founded by the famed Hawai‘i artists Charles W. Bartlett, John Melville Kelly, Huc-Mazelet Luquiens, and Alexander Samuel MacLeod, it continues to foster the print community, bringing together today’s top printmakers with absolute beginners making their first forays into the medium.


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About the Honolulu Museum of Art

One of the world’s premier art museums, the Honolulu Museum of Art presents international caliber special exhibitions and features a collection that includes Hokusai, van Gogh, Gauguin, Monet, Picasso and Warhol, as well as traditional Asian and Hawaiian art.

Located in two of Honolulu’s most beautiful buildings, visitors enjoy two cafés, gardens, and films and concerts at the theater. The museum is dedicated to bringing together great art and people to create a more harmonious, adaptable, and enjoyable society in Hawai’i.


Honolulu Museum of Art: 900 S. Beretania Street
Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House: 2411 Makiki Heights Drive
Honolulu Museum of Art School: 1111 Victoria Street
Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center: 999 Bishop Street
Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre: 901 Kinau Street (at rear of museum)


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Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House: Tues–Sat 10am–4pm; Sun noon–4pm

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$10 general admission; children 17 and under are free.

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