Adventures of Jurying the Honolulu Printmakers 87th Exhibition, Part 2

Nadine Nakanishi and volunteers hanging work for the Honolulu Printmakers upcoming exhibit

You know what is hard? Whittling down over 230 submissions representing a multitude of printmaking processes to just over of 100 accepted works for one of the longest running printmaking organizations in America. But alas, the job is done. As of Saturday evening, the list of accepted works was finalized, and as of yesterday, the work was hung. Working with a boatload of Honolulu Printmakers volunteers (this is not only one of the oldest printmaking groups in the country, but also the largest, most well organized, and excited) amazingly the show was hung in just over three hours. Honolulu Printmakers director Duncan Dempster, when asked why they chose us as this years jurors, mentioned wanting to break from the trajectory of pedigree and “master printers” and bring in a fresh voice to the organization’s yearly competition. While we’re not sure if we’re the freshest pineapples around, we can say that this group of printmakers have been extremely open and helpful accommodating our non traditional approach to hanging the show. Prints, ranging from student work to national treasures (at least in our eyes), float well beyond the typical sight line used in most print shows of this sort. We’re activating the whole space here, as a reaction to the dynamism of the work submitted. With the opening on the horizon February 25th from 5-7pm at the Honolulu Museum of Art School, we are in extreme anticipation for how the larger printmaking community will respond to our choices and exhibit as whole. Stay tuned for shots of the opening and the selected work!

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