MGAA Newsletter -
|MAUI GLASS NEWS
Maui Glass Artists Association
*** NEXT MEETING*** - Thursday, May 12th
245 Hololani St. in Pukalani
(*PLEASE INVITE ALL THE GLASS ARTISTS YOU KNOW!)
Directions to meeting:
Coming up Haleakala Hwy. take the Old Haleakala turn off into Pukalani.
Turn Right onto Pukalani St. ( Pukalani Terrace Shopping Center is on your
Turn Right onto Iolani St.
Turn Left onto Hololani St. (4th street on your left) - 245 Hololani St.
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT:
A brief update on the Lanai Glass Exhibition which was held at the Manele Bay
Hotel on April 1-3. This year the exhibition was staged in the lobby of the
hotel which made the show so much more impressive than last year which was in
one of the restaurants. We had 12 members exhibit their artwork and we sold
over $7,800 worth of glass which is slightly more than last year. The hotel
manager was so impressed with the exhibition that he suggested we might want to
do it again in the fall when a big group of well-to-do barristers is on
island. You can check out images of this years Lanai Glass Exhibition at;
Work is underway for the "Holiday Glass Benefit" that we are planning for late
October or early November so that could be 2 great venues for you to exhibit and
possibly sell your glasswork in the fall. Also in the works is an exhibition
with the Maui Organization for the Ceramic Arts, (MOCA), called "Out of the
Kiln." We are looking to schedule this show sometime in the summer. The only
requirement for work entered in the show is that a kiln was used by the artist
somewhere in the creation of the work.
And lastly, just a note that registration for Maui Open Studios 2012 is now
open. The rates have gone up from last year, but the extra money from the
increased registration fees will be going into more guidebooks and advertising.
Reported sales from this years MOS was over $101,951. Yes that is correct.
More than a hundred thousand dollars worth of art was sold during the event.
Weekend #1 was the reported winner for sales with $56,020. Next year will be
bigger and better and you can only imagine what the event will produce once it
has been around for 5 years or so. This is the kind of event that tourists plan
their vacations around.
All this and more at the general meeting. Hope to see you there.
ps.......I hear that Karuna has a new vitrograph kiln. Can't wait to see what
she has done with it.
At the Lanai Glass Exhibition we had a stack of MAUI GLASS ARTISTS ASSOCIATION
cards and a lot of them went home with people who saw the show as well as a lot
of the buyers. The main purpose of these cards is to get people to go to our
Are you on the website? This is a valuable tool for marketing your work and
yourself. Several members have sold work because of the website and one member
got a BIG COMMISSION. Being included on the MGAA website is part of your
membership fee. It doesn't cost you anything, it just takes you sending in your
images and text. If you would like to be added to the website or need to update
your info or images contact: Bill Cox @
**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 membership: $36.50
3 year membership: $109.50
5 year membership: $182.50
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