"Matrices and Weavings," three-day symposium of scholars from Japan, the United States and Britain discussing how Shingon Buddhism has influenced and been influenced by Japanese culture, art and society, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, next Sunday and Sept. 2, Imin Conference Center at the East-West Center; free. In conjunction with the "Sacred Treasures of Mt. Koya" exhibit opening next Sunday at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. 956-4204.
25th Anniversary Celebration, open house, refreshments, exhibits and plant sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday through Sept. 2; The Gallery and Gardens, Kahalu'u. 239-8146.
"Tropical Mosaic 2002," cyberspace exhibition by members of the Digital Art Society of Hawaii, may be viewed through Saturday at www.worldprintmakers.com/shows/dash/dash.htm
Art by Lidia Colman and Wendy Hickey, watercolors and prints from members of the Windward Artists Guild, opens today, through Sept. 25; Fountain Courtyard, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center.
"Barriers Therein Passages: Recent Work by Yida Wang," recipient of the Catherine B. Cox Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts at the "Artists of Hawai'i 2002," exhibits her charcoal and graphite drawings and oil paintings, Graphic Arts Gallery; also "They Say It's Your Birthday: Happy 75th," works on a birthday cake theme, created by Hawai'i artists, reflecting the style of the Academy's various galleries and available for sale, both through today; Honolulu Academy of Arts. 532-8701.
"Ocean Harmony: Recent Work by Derek Bencomo," works in wood, through tomorrow; The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center. 526-1322.
Fabienne Blanc, floral watercolors, through Wednesday; Cedar Street Galleries. 589-1580.
"Visions" photographs by employees, physicians and volunteers at Kuakini Health Systems, through Thursday; Canon Photo Gallery. 522-5930.
"Commitment to Excellence," juried mixed-media exhibition of works by Hawai'i-based artists, sponsored by the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce, through Friday; Academy Art Center at Linekona. 532-8700.
"A Brush With Still Life," paintings by Helen Iaea and "Cabinet of curiosities," 3-D works by Marcia Morse, through Friday; The Gallery at Ward Centre. 597-8034.
"Alex Preiss: What Was He Thinking?" photo collages combine images from the past and present, through Friday; Gallery on the Pali. 526-1191.
New Works, exhibit of watercolors and watercolor collage by Yvonne W. M. Lau, and "Retrospect II," photographs of the garden taken by Riki Saito over a 20-year period, both through Friday; Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden Art Gallery. 233-7323.
"Dream of Peace," acrylics on silk and prints by Spark Chan, through Saturday; Ko'olau Gallery at Manoa Marketplace. 988-4147.
"Masks," new artworks by Michael Harada, through Saturday; The ARTS at Marks Garage. 521-2903.
"Na Hula O Ke Ola," photographs by Sylvia Botza, through Saturday; Tradewinds Gallery @ Windward Mall. 236-2787.
New Works by Daniel VanZyle and Scottie Flamm, through Saturday; also giclees by Lynne Boyer and pottery by Leroy Taba. Livingston Galleries, at Crouching Lion Inn, Ka'a'awa. 237-7220.
"Paintings by Fleurette," through Saturday; Cafe Che Pasta. 524-0004.
"Paintings by Wally White," oils of Hawaiian flora, fauna and koi, open nightly at 5:30 p.m. through Saturday; Ruth's Chris Steak House. 599-3860.
"The Art of Barbara Roman," paintings incorporating pastel, watercolor and acrylic, through Saturday; Assaggio Restaurant Kailua. 261-2772.
"Triple Tandem Show," works in various media by January Herron-Whitehead and her daughters Emily Herron-Williams and Pua Pukana La Herron-Whitehead, through Saturday; Firehouse Gallery, Waimea, Big Island. (808) 885-7671.
"Hanau Ka Moku," multimedia curated exhibit celebrates the cycles of creation and the birth of the future island of Lo'ihi, through Saturday; Schaefer Gallery, Maui Arts & Cultural Center. (808) 242-2787.
"Festival of Quilts," contemporary quilting from members of the Maui Quilt Guild, through Saturday; Lahaina Cannery Mall, Maui. (808) 661-5304.
"Treasures from an Unknown Reign: Shunzhi Porcelain," traveling exhibit of ceramic art from 1644-1661 China and "Reclusion or Inclusion? Chinese Painting from the Transition, 1630-1682." Asian Gallery 13, both through next Sunday; Asian Gallery 13, Honolulu Academy of Arts. 532-8700.
"Light and Color," ceramics by Yukio Ozaki, through Sept. 20; bibelot gallery. 738-0368.
"Tadashi Sato: a Retrospective Four Themes" exhibit of paintings, drawings and watercolors and "ten: Recent Painting and Drawings by Brian Yoshimi Isobe;" both through Sept. 17; The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center. 526-1322.
"The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan," photographs by John Wehrheim, and artifacts, through Sept. 25; East-West Center Gallery. 944-7111.
"Nalu Forty Years of Big Wave Boards," historical surf boards designed by Dick Brewer, Pat Curren, Mike Diffenderfer and others on display, through Sept. 6; The Exhibit Space at 1132 Bishop. 263-9545.
"Perception in Blue," oil paintings by Diane C. Kim, through Sept. 19; The Gallery at Coffeeline. 947-1615.
"Something Lost, Something Found," found object works by Bernard Moriaz and "Leaf of Dreams," recent mixed-media works by Peggy Chun, through Sept. 27; Hawai'i Pacific University Art Gallery, Kane'ohe. 544-0287.
"Founder's Eye: Textile Gifts from Anna Rice Cooke Selected from the Academy's Collection," representative works from Japan, China, Central Asia, Europe, Hawai'i and North America, Textile Gallery, Asian Wing, through Oct. 6; "Beyond Craft: Modern Ceramics of Hawai'i," contemporary works by local ceramists, Holt Gallery, through Oct. 27; Honolulu Academy of Arts. 532-8701, 532-8700.
"Cultural Crossings," paintings by Victor Gao, through Sept. 15; Island Art Gallery at Aloha Tower Marketplace. 536-5369.
New Media Arts Show 2002, student's work in animation, web design and film, through Sept. 13, opening reception 5-7 p.m. Wednesday; Koa Gallery at Kapi'olani Community College. 734-9375.
"No Na KUpuna, kau I ka Hano," new works by Hiko'ula Hanapi to honor the elders, through Sept. 20, artist reception 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; Pacific American Gallery. 533-2836.
"ART BY EVERETT Y.S. CHING," pen and ink and collage works, through Sept. 7; Pauahi Tower Gallery. 537-6838.
"Hula," pastels and watercolors by Susan Brooks, through Sept. 15; Smith Street Galleries. 521-1812.
Madge Tennent, selected works, ongoing; Tennent Gallery. 531-1987.
"Re-Examine," paintings by Sanit Khewhok and sculptures by John Koga, through Sept. 21; workspace. 732-2300.
13 Annual Children's Art Exhibit, with works from the Summer Art Camp program, through Sept. 7; Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center, Makawao, Maui. (808) 572-6560.
Art Kaua'i 2002, annual juried multimedia show by members of the Kaua'i Society of Artists, through Sept. 20; Kukui Grove Exhibition Hall, Lihu'e, Kaua'i. (808) 332-7776, (808) 245-7784.
"Pana O'ahu: Sacred Stones, Sacred Land," photographs of heiau and ceremonial sites by Jan Becket and Joe Singer, through Oct. 26; Lyman Museum, Hilo, Big Island; museum admission is $7 general, $5 kama'aina. (808) 935-5021.
"Between Soul and Stone," visual poetry art works by Margo Berdeshevsky, through Oct. 2; Pacific Center of Photography, Wailuku, Maui. (808) 986-0686.
"The Many Faces of Jim Hutchinson," multimedia exhibit of works on Hawai'i and beyond, through Oct. 31; Pu'u'opelu Gallery, Parker Ranch Historic Homes, Waimea, Big Island. (808) 885-7311.
The Academy art Center at Linekona continues registration for the fall session of art classes for adults which run Sept. 10 to Dec. 14. Tuition is $140. Call for additional information: 532-8741.
Call for Volunteers
Hawai'i State Art Museum, scheduled to open on Nov. 3, seeks volunteer docents, education assistants, gallery attendants, greeters and special-events volunteers. Individuals, groups of friends and clubs are invited to apply. Call 586-0304 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call to Art Organizations
The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts begins its grants process for programming in culture, the arts, history and the humanities for 2004 and 2005 by offering workshops for prospective art organizations from Aug. 27 through Sept. 14 on O'ahu and the Neighbor Islands. For a complete schedule of workshops, visit the "What New" section at www.state.hi.us/sfca.
CALLS TO ARTISTS
Temari Center for Asian and Pacific Arts, screens works for the Nov. 3 Trash & Treasure Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. today. Submit 5 to 7 samples of work to the Temari Center, 1329-A 10th Avenue. 735-1860.
University of Hawai'i-Manoa art Gallery, invites submissions for the 8th Annual International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition to be held March 9-April 18, 2003. Three-dimensional sculpted or cast works that would fit within a shoebox will be considered. Deadline: Sept. 6. For specifications and prospectus: 956-6888 or www.hawaii.edu/artgallery.
Maui Arts & Cultural Center solicits entries from Hawai'i artists for the Jan. 5-Feb. 23 juried Schaefer Portrait Challenge. Entries will be received 9-noon with jurying 1-6 p.m. on Sept. 7, Schaefer International Gallery at MACC. Additional jurying will be Sept. 14 on Kaua'i, Sept. 21 on O'ahu and Sept. 28 on the Big Island. Call the center for times and locations and additional entry requirements. (808) 242-2787, ext. 258.
Studio 1, a new art gallery and performance space in Chinatown, seeks artwork in any medium for the gallery's Oct. opening. Deadline: Sept. 10. To learn more, write email@example.com or call 372-0105.
Pacific Handcrafters Guild seeks fine arts and crafts for the Oct. 12-13 Fall Festival. "Invitational Program" open to students and professional artists. Deadline: Sept. 25. Contact JoAnna at 259-7437 or 259-5237 for entry requirements.
The International Library of Photography is accepting entries for the Open Amateur Photography Contest. Submit one photograph in any one category, including people, travel, pets, children, sports, nature, action, etc. Deadline: Sept. 30. Call for complete contest rules: (410) 363-4800 or visit www.picture.com.
Image Foundation calls for submissions of photographically derived work by artists and photographers for a Jan. 18-Feb. 15 juried exhibit. Submit portfolios to Pegge Hopper Gallery before 4 p.m. Oct. 1. For guidelines, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 391-2562.