Winner of the 1997 Ka Palapala Po'okela Awards for Excellence in Design and Excellence in PhotographyArtists/Hawaii
celebrates the fiftieth state's visual arts through the featured works and personal profiles of twenty-two of Hawaii's most respected contemporary artists. Artists from Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii are profiled in this lavishly illustrated volume. These personal and revealing sketches are followed by four signature pieces of each artists' work--two "career best" and two outstanding recent works as selected by University of Hawaii art professors Tom Klobe and Duane Preble.
Artists Featured: Satoru Abe, Allyn Bromley, Gaye Chan, Dorothy Faison, Sally French, Alan Leitner, Rick Mills, Hiroki Morinoue. John Takami Morita, Marcia Morse, Timothy P. Ojile, Fred H. Roster, Franco Salmoiraghi, Tadashi Sato, Esther Shimazu, Laura Smith, Toshiko Takaezu, Masami Teraoka, Michael Tom, Roy Venters, Suzanne Wolfe, Doug Young
"A book whose time has come.... A rich resource for understanding the creative spirit. It is a warmly sophisticated look at the artists who most influenced Hawaii's visual culture at the end of the twentieth century." -Honolulu Advertiser
"Artists/Hawaii reveals the breadth, richness, and diversity of contemporary art in Hawaii, providing a fresh look at the achievements of twenty-two of the finest artists currently active in the islands. Chosen by their peers for inclusion in this publication, this group is a selective sampling of the large number of artists who comprise the contemporary arts community of Hawaii. Collectively they represent a remarkable diversity of visual perspectives, attitudes, styles, media, and techniques." --James Jensen, Curator, The Contemporary Museum (Honolulu)
Editor: Clarke, Joan; Dods, Diane; Photographer: Edmunds, Dana;