Call for entries

The Kauai Society of Artists is seeking new members via entries for its annual KSA Membership Show.

“We’re all getting old, the KSA board is getting old,” R. Eve Solomon laughed. “So we’re trying to go out in the community and get younger people, people who are little shy about showing their work to the public.”

Solomon said KSA’s dream would be to get the younger, up-and-coming artists to join their group.

The 2015 show runs from Jan. 30 through March 13 at the KSA Gallery at Kukui Grove Center in Lihue. Entry day, however, is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

“This is where people join the organization and their dues are good for the whole year,” Solomon said.

Artists can enter one 2-D or 3-D artwork in any media, theme, size (must fit through the front door) or weight (over 15 pounds must be provided with a support). All current paid KSA members are eligible and new and returning members can join on entry day. 

All art must be original and created independently within the last three years. No work previously shown in a KSA show is eligible. KSA member artists may enter one piece only which will be accepted and exhibited. Entry fee is $10.

Solomon said that because the show is non-juried, with no limitations or theme, artists feel they can be experimental and vibrant.

Last year, the show featured 65 pieces in various media, including paintings and sculptures. Viewers will be invited to vote for their favorite piece or pieces. The cost is $1 per ballot and individuals are welcome to vote more than once.

“It is judged by a jury of one’s peers,” Solomon said. 

On March 6, six People’s Choice Awards will be announced during a closing reception from 5 to 8 p.m.  

Last year’s People’s Choice Award winners were: first place, Roy Scruggs, “The Promises;” second place, Louda Larrain, “La Vie en Rose,” third place, Sheadon Ringor, “Piercing”; fourth place, Robb Jones, “Gecko Stalking”; fifth place, Andrea Peeler, “A Boat without a Paddle”; sixth place, John Howard, “Free.”

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and 8 p.m. on Fridays. 

For more information visit wwwkauaisocietyofartists.org, or call R. Eve Solomon at 822-1603 or email Revesolo@gmail.com.

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