Category: News

FHiSAM Leadership Change & Satoru Abe Exhibit
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FHiSAM Leadership Change & Satoru Abe Exhibit

Dear Friends, It has been a productive two years for me, as the President of FHiSAM, though not without its challenges. Our strategy for bringing more traffic to HiSAM and more visibility of Hawaii’s artists, is working. We are very happy to announce that Jay Suemori will be taking my place as President, and Cori...

Why Renew/Join?
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Why Renew/Join?

Dear Friend, Why should you renew your membership or join FHiSAM (Friends of Hawaii State Art Museum) for $25 when HiSAM is a free museum? Well, you will be invited to this year’s Hawai‘i Master Artists Show’s opening SALE night event on Aug 22, for the first access to be the next keeper of a...

Vote for Your  Favorite Pick and Win
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Vote for Your Favorite Pick and Win

TOP PICKS – VOTE AND WIN AN ORIGINAL! 2019 started with the exciting HiSAM Top Picks Program in February. Ten of our most esteemed local art connoisseurs: Heidi Berman, Momi Cazimero, Herb Conley, Walter Dods, Jim Growney, Marcia Morse, Greg Northrop, Kelly Sueda, Senator Brian Taniguchi and Lisa Yoshihara worked together to select their 25...

2018, Wrapped
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2018, Wrapped

A full year of progress by the Friends of HiSAM to enhance and support HiSAM’s work and increase HiSAM and Hawai’i artists’ visibility is wrapping up, thanks to your support and contributions! The secondary market sale of Hawaii’s Master Artists Show and Sale of works from private collections in May was a huge success to stimulate...

Happy 2018 from Friends of HiSAM!
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Happy 2018 from Friends of HiSAM!

Ads with “Head to HiSAM” with image of Jun Kaneko’s ceramic sculptures began Jan 26 in the Star Advertiser, compliments of Kahala Hotel and Resort. Jun Kaneko. Untitled, 1995. Glazed ceramic. Photo credit: Travis Sasaki & Aly Ishikuni Sasaki.   Happy 2018 from the Friends of Hawai’i State Art Museum. We are very proud of the many accomplishments in 2017,...

Friends of HiSAM July 2017 Update
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Friends of HiSAM July 2017 Update

  Experience the new and exciting Friends of the Hawai’i State Art Museum (FHiSAM)! Full ofrenewed energy and ideas, our new board looks to bring the excitement back to the HiSAM with innovative initiatives and events celebrating Hawaii’s diverse art community and the great Museum that houses many of the 6,000+ works of art that the State Foundation of the Culture and Arts has collected since its...

Across Generations II: Ka-Ning Fong & Erin Marquez
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Across Generations II: Ka-Ning Fong & Erin Marquez

**The Gazebo** by Ka-Ning Fong   It all began last Fall with the discovery of a treasure trove of forgotten oil paintings underneath 84 year-old local artist Harry Tsuchidana’s couch. Friends of HiSAM’s (Hawai’i State Art Museum) board members decided to display the found paintings at Artizen by MW, at HiSAM. Another show followed, Across Generations, from November 2016 to February 2017, featuring new works...

Satoru Abe Unveils New Small Works
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Satoru Abe Unveils New Small Works

Composition #1 by Satoru Abe   Local legendary artist Satoru Abe will unveil his latest small sculptures at the Hawai’i State Art Museum’s (HiSAM) Artizen Café Gallery on Dec 2, at Across Generations, a show featuring Abe, Hamilton Kobayashi, and Kainoa Gruspe. The opening reception, from 5-7 PM, coincides with First Friday, so HiSAM will be open and...