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Transformative Forces- 2019 Annual Juried Exhibition

Transformative Forces: Creation through Destruction

Juror: Carl F.K. Pao

March 14 - April 27, 2019
Kahilu Theatre Galleries

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 14 from 5-7 pm


As part of our visual arts program, Kahilu Exhibits annually presents a juried exhibition of Hawai’i state artists.  We select a different theme each year as well as a juror from outside the theatre who has a relevant and significant career in the visual arts.  Transformative Forces—Creation through Destruction was the theme artists were asked to respond to this year, and the juror, Carl F.K. Pao, selected artworks in a wide variety of media and content. The first, second and third place winners are, Bailey Ferguson, Dominic Tidmarsh and Gary Hoff. The Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Awards Acquisition Selection Committee selected works by Carl F.K. Pao, Margo Ray and Dominic Tidmarsh for their permanent collection.

Gary Hoff, A Monument to the Maimed

Participating artists are:  Patricia Brock, Lynn Capell, Pat Dinsman, John Ferdico, Bailey Ferguson, Gary Hoff, Amy Justen, Barbara Kurgan, Susan Mori, John Mydock, Janice Gail, Ana O’Connor, Carl F.K. Pao, Abbie Rabinowitz, Joy Ray, Margo Ray, Joseph Ruesing, Melissa Schelling, Michelle Schwengel-Regala, Sophia Siddiqui, Dominic Tidmarsh, Patricia Uehara, Kuniko Watanabe, Jay West, and Paul F. Yount.

Lynn Capell, CUT

The juror, Carl F.K. Pao, was born and raised on the island of O`ahu, where he graduated from Kamehameha Schools in 1989. He earned a BFA at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa and received his MFA with first-class honors in 1999 from Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland, Aotearoa. He returned to Hawai’i in 2000 to take a full-time teaching position at the Kamehameha Schools High School Kapalama Visual Arts Department. He recently transferred to the Kamehameha Schools Hawai’i campus in Kea’au.  Among many other achievements, Carl was the inaugural Artist in Residence at the Australian National University (ANU) College of Asia and the Pacific in July 2012; concluded a successful group exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in July 2011; was co-owner/operator of the Lodestar Collective Gallery in Kailua; the volunteer arts editor for The Contemporary Pacific journal (TCP) from 2008-2011; host and co-producer of the educational art series Art Hunter; and is currently exhibiting both locally and abroad. He lives with his wife and daughter in Kurtistown on the island of Hawai’i.

Amy Justen, Reincarnation 

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