LIHUE — “This is my snack,” said Tomoko Ouchi on Friday night at the Kauai Society of Artists gallery at Kukui Grove Center. “But, I’m also trying to beat the clock.”
Ouchi was on gallery-sitting duty for the KSA, where she also worked on trying to create a series of small works from an artistic arrangement of her pair of apples on the gallery countertop.
“I have pieces on the wall,” Ouchi said, pointing out her series of four wrapped gifts.
Licia McDonald, KSA president, said Ouchi also had bananas rendered during the last show.
“You should have seen those bananas,” McDonald said. “Unfortunately, I got too wrapped up with things so I didn’t make it for this showing.”
McDonald, however, told of the winners for the Small Work Big Show, which is on exhibit through Jan. 5 at the KSA Gallery at Kukui Grove.
KT Zeidner earned the Hawaiian Lenses Award. Abigail Boroughs earned the Emerging Artist Award, and Mark Harms was presented the KSA Board of Directors Award.
Tor Chantara, coming off a stint at the Style.Kauai, earned the Amy-Lauren’s Gallery Award, and Keith Tammarine was recipient of the Walter Briant Memorial Award.
Eve Solomon, coming off a showing at the Kauai Handworks Christmas Craft Fair, was presented the Ho‘oulu Aina Foundation Award, and Parker Croft was the recipient of the KSA Award.
Bruce Orth earned the Elinore and Jesse Solomon Family Award, and Liedeke Bulder was the recipient of the Art Show Materials Award.
“This show, Small Works, is perfect for the holidays,” McDonald said. “Everything is small and perfect to give as presents, or wrap a shirt around and fit into a suitcase.”
The KSA Gallery is open daily from noon to 6 p.m., and Fridays from noon to 9 p.m.