MGAA is now 4 years old. What began as an informal gathering at
Worcester Glassworks to see how many glass artists were on Maui evolved
into the Maui Glass Artists Association. That first
gathering drew around 24 curious people. It was so much fun that we
decided to meet again and that next meeting led to the formation of the
organization. MGAA began with something like 15 initial members and
over the years grew to roughly 40 or so. On top of those 40 there are
at least another 10 - 15 glass artists on Maui who have never
joined or who have let their memberships laps. (hmmmm, what would it
take to get these artists interested in the organization???)
At our 2nd meeting in the Children's Center at the Hui Noeau, we polled
the attendees to see what their interest was in forming an
organization. For some it was a chance to gain exposure for their
glasswork. For others it was networking with other glass artists. And
several saw it as a social opportunity. All of these objectives have
been met. The organization has produced several glass events and
established our website giving members a chance to showcase and sell
their glasswork. A bunch of members get together regularly to order
supplies in bulk and save quite a bit of money. And between, events,
meetings, and BBQ's there has been plenty of opportunity for
socializing. So where do we go from here?
Year 5 begins with change as we switched from 4 officers to a 7 member
Board of Directors. The Board would like to find out your thoughts and
ideas about the organization and how it may develop in the future.
Please take a couple minutes and fill out the online survey. The link
to the survey is a little further down in the newsletter as there are a
few things you should read before taking the survey. (Also, the survey
is totally anonymous so please feel free to express your thoughts)
MGAA is producing or co-producing several big events this year and you
must be a member of MGAA to participate
* First off is the Lanai Glass Exhibition, April 1-3.
year, we sold over $7,000 in glasswork and probably would have sold much
more had we had more artwork and better lighting.
* Next is a collaborative exhibition, with the newly formed, Maui
Organization for the Ceramic Arts, (MOCA), called "From the Kiln".
(All work in the show must have spent some time in a kiln during the
* Coming in November, "The Holiday Glass Benefit." This is also a
collaborative event and will be a chance for you to display, and
possibly sell, a lot of work. (The set up will be more like a crafts
fair than an exhibition)
* A couple other things are in the works but details yet to be
All these events provide you a place to exhibit and hopefully sell your
but.................. YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF MGAA to
The Lanai Glass Exhbition: April 1 - 3
The Lanai Glass Exhibition is a collaboration between the
Lanai Art Center and MGAA and is held in the Manele Bay Hotel. Last
year we sold over $7,000 worth of glass and to date it is our most
successful event in terms of sales. Here is how the exhibition works.
A group of MGAA members heads over to Lanai early Friday morning, April
1. They spend all morning setting up the exhibition and around 2:00 pm
the exhibition opens and runs till around 9:00 - 9:30 pm. The
exhibition opens again on Saturday morning around 10:00 am and runs till
about 10:00 pm. On Sunday, the show is open from 10 - Noon and then
we tear down the show. Everyone heads back to Maui Sunday afternoon on
If you are willing to come over to Lanai and work the exhibition, there
is no entry fee. Round trip on the ferry is $50 kamaaina
If you can't make it over to Lanai but would still like to exhibit your
work in the exhibition, there is a $50 entry fee. The ferry company
charges us for all the extra baggage we take over so the entry fee
covers the cost of shipping your work over to Lanai and back.)
* (If you are not going over to Lanai you will need to deliver your
work on Thursday, March 31 to my house up in Kula)
Last year artists were allowed to exhibit 3 pieces however there is
space for more work. So we are hoping to exhibit at least 5 pieces from
each artist with more artwork in cases under the tables. More about
all this at the meeting.
The Lanai Art Center handles all sales and shipping and they do charge a
NOTE: Rooms and food at the Manele Bay Hotel is VERY expensive. (I
am checking to see if they will give MGAA members a discount but even
then it is going to be pretty pricey.) There is much more affordable
lodging up in Lanai City and you just take the shuttle back and forth to
the Manele Bay Hotel. Also there are several restaurants up in Lanai
City that are much more reasonable. And lastly, there is camping for a
nominal fee at Manele Bay. The camping area is about a 3 minute walk to
where the exhibition will take place.
(More about all this at the meeting)
TAKE THE ONLINE SURVEY.
You can renew your membership by bringing a check with you to
this months general meeting or by mailing a check to our treasurer.
You can renew your membership for one year or multiple years.
1 year member: $36.50 3 year membership : $109.50 5 year
Make checks payable to: Maui Glass Artists Association
Mail checks to:
Maui Glass Artists Association
c/o Karuna Santoro
245 Hololani St.
Pukalani, HI 96768
Our website has been live for a while now. ARE YOU ON IT?????
If not, HOW COME???? Being included on the website is part of your
membership so it does not cost you anything. You just have to get your
images and text together and submit them. Bill Cox is now handling
website submissions so if you have any questions please call him.
(One of our members got a "BIG COMMISSION" from OUR Website)
You could too............ but not if you aren't on it!
To be added to the website, please contact Bill Cox,
Artists of Hawaii 2011
VIEW MORE INFO
Fee: $25.00 (Artists of Hawai'i 2011)
Entry Deadline: 4/1/11
The Honolulu Academy of Arts annual juried exhibition is one of the
longest running juried exhibitions in the country, showcasing the
quality and diversity of Hawaii’s artists. All artists residing in the
state of Hawaii are eligible. Artists may submit up to 3 artworks. There
is a $25 Jury Fee which includes one digital image submission. Each
additional digital image submitted is $5 (1 entry=$25; 2 entries=$30; 3
entries=$35; 1 entry+1 detail=$30; 2 entries+1 detail=$35, etc). For
more information on the Honolulu Academy of Arts please visit