A High of 85
Galleries / It’s been 85 years since the Honolulu Printmakers (HP) first assimilated, and they’re celebrating their Annual Exhibition: 85 appropriately with “85,” a theme on which artists can riff any way they want.
Juror Hiroki Morinoue says, “[The theme] was a surprise, especially on a state-juried show, but we’re looking at the quality of work in general.” The Big Island artist is the first local artist in 25 years invited by HP to jury the show.
You can submit your work to the Salon des Refuses show at Ektopia in Kaimuki if it wasn’t accepted with HP, provided you submitted to the Annual Exhibition first. This way, at least one of your prints will be displayed. UH Manoa’s Hamilton Library, Louis Pohl Gallery and Robyn Buntin of Honolulu are recognizing HP’s 85 years with exhibits showcasing a wide and historic range of work.
“We don’t know what any of this stuff will be like,” says soon-retiring HP Executive Director Laura Smith of the new works submitted for 85. “Risky isn’t really the right word, but it’s definitely different. We just want to shake people up just a little bit.”