Arts Excellence Awards
About the Arts Excellence Awards
The Arts Excellence Awards
recognizes exemplary schools who teach the arts as disciplines and integrate the arts with other core subjects.
•Teach standards-based fine arts lessons in music, dance, visual arts, and drama;
•Integrate the arts into other academic subjects. True integration involves rigorous instruction. The lesson covers fine arts standards and other content area standards; and includes assessment and reflection in both areas.
•Are supported by administration, teachers, and parents who are committed to providing arts in education.
All public schools, including charter schools, and independent schools are eligible. The Arts Excellence Award application rotates between elementary, middle and high schools: for example the 2013 award is for high schools while the 2012 award was for elementary schools, and the 2011 award was for middle schools.
Winners receive a monetary award depending upon sales of ARTS License Plates and contributions from arts organizations and foundations. Hawai‘i Community Foundation has been generous in their support of funding this award for the public and charter schools.
For more information, call Lei Ahsing at (808) 533-2787.
2013 High School Arts Excellence Awardees:
Halau Ku Mana PCS, Oahu
Mahina Duarte, Principal
Kahuku High School, Oahu
Donna Lindsey, Principal
Honolulu Waldorf, Oahu
Nicole Lueker, Principal, High School
Seabury Hall, Maui
Joseph Schmidt, Principal
2013 Congressional Art Contest Winners Announced
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard announced the winner of the 2nd Congressional District Arts Competition in a ceremony at the Hawai‘i State Capitol. Rhea Erice of Leilehua High School was awarded first place for her pencil drawing, “Bathe in the Sun.” Second and third place went to Marie Eriel Hobro (Leilehua High School) and Kierstyn Esteron (Molokai High School), respectively. The three winning works of art are pictured below. Eighty contest entries were received from high school students throughout the district.
“This competition highlighted the tremendous artistic talent in every corner of Hawai‘i,” said Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. “Our student-artists have an incredible gift to share, and the contest entries this year demonstrate the ability of our students, as well as the strength of our local arts educators. I congratulate all of the finalists and I look forward to seeing Rhea’s beautiful artwork as I walk the halls of the U.S. Capitol each day.”
Each spring, a nationwide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage creativity across Hawai‘i and the country. The first-place piece will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol alongside winners from all other congressional districts. The first-, second-, and third-place winners received a cash prize donated by Matson Inc., First Hawaiian Bank Foundation, Central Pacific Bank.
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard also held a “People’s Choice” contest on her official Facebook page featuring all sixteen finalists. The three “People’s Choice” winners are: Rizpah Torres-Umi from Molokai High School, Kierstyn Esteron from Molokai High School, and Eliana Kalilikane-Garces from Molokai High School. The first-place winner Rizpah Torres-Umi also received a cash prize. She is pictured below with her art teacher, Perry Buchalter.
Hawai`i Regional Scholastic Awards 2013
The student winners of the Hawai‘i Regional Scholastic Art Awards were honored on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the exhibit opening at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum (HiSAM). The Department of Education and the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools partner with HiSAM and the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts every year to recognize creative excellence among Hawaii’s public and private school students in grades 7-12. This year, two hundred sixty works were chosen to be in the exhibit out of hundreds of entries from middle and high schools statewide, including public, private, home, and charter schools.
The most outstanding works received the regional Gold Key Awards and Silver Key Awards. Of these finalists, five were nominated for the American Vision Award, the highest honor in the national competition. All Gold Key Award artworks will represent the Hawai‘i region in the national judging held in April 2013 in New York City.
The 2013 American Visions Award nominees from Hawai‘i are Analise Austin from Moanalua High School, Hoakalei Dawson from Iolani School, Madison Moser from Iolani School, Kaikena Naone from Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama Campus, and Cole Oxe from Education Laboratory - A Hawaii New Century Public Charter School.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has an impressive legacy dating back to 1923. Over the years, the Awards have grown to become the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the U.S., and the nation’s largest source of scholarships for creative young artists and writers. A noteworthy roster of past winners includes Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, John Updike, and many more. More information about the Awards can be found at http://www.artandwriting.org
Preis Honors 2013
Hawai'i Arts Alliance announces its 32nd annual Alfred Preis Honors
celebration, to be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014
at the Kahala Hotel & Resort. Hawai'i printmaker and arts educator Allyn Bromley will receive the Alfred Preis Honor for her lifetime support of the arts and arts education.
Our celebration of Allyn Bromley will feature 10 printmakers and arts educators who have had a major impact on the arts and education in Hawai'i. As well, the musical talents of the Punahou Jazz Band and the Hawaii Opera Theatre Chorus will be enjoyed, and the emcee will be Leslie Wilcox, former TV news anchor and current President and CEO of PBS Hawai'i.
Allyn Bromley has lived and worked in Honolulu since the early 1950s. Although born in San Francisco, California, she considers Hawai'i her home. She earned a BFA from the University of Hawai'i, and her MFA from the University of Colorado. She has done post-graduate work at the Pratt Graphic Center in Manhattan, and at the Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Washington. Allyn has been an art teacher for more than twenty-six years. She retired from the University of Hawai'i in 2000 to pursue further explorations in the art of the print. Her early images were expressions of the Hawaiian landscape, extolling the beauty and brilliance of the local environment. Many of her later images express anxiety with current issues of population, indiscriminate development, and overpopulation. Her aim in addressing more sociological themes is to increase awareness that our archipelago is fragile and vulnerable, and that our future depends on sustainability of both our culture and our natural resources.
Allyn's works have been acquired by Hawai'i's most prominent art institutions; the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Honolulu Museum of Art and numerous private and corporate collections. The artwork was created in Allyn Bromley's studio, which is a small house designed by Alfred Preis in 1941. The Alfred Preis Honor is named after the founder of Hawai'i Arts Alliance. An architect in Honolulu, Alfred Preis' most noteworthy design is the iconic U.S.S. Arizona Memorial. The honor recognizes an individual who, like Mr. Preis, has demonstrated in word and action a lifetime commitment to the arts and education for the people of Hawai'i.
The Board of Directors of Hawai‘i Arts Alliance invites you to join us in celebration of Allyn Bromley at the Kahala Hotel & Resort the evening of January 18, 2014, from 5:30 to 9:30.
All full tables have ten seats. The top tables are named in honor of late, famous Hawai‘i printmakers. Ticket and table prices are as follows:
$15,000 (tax deduction $14,150) Please contact us if you would like to purchase a table at this level.
$10,000 (tax deduction $ 9,150)
$ 5,000 (tax deduction $ 4,150)
ARTS Angel Table
$ 2,500 (tax deduction $ 1,750)
$ 500 (tax deduction $ 350)
$ 300 (tax deduction $ 220)