Volcano Art Center’s 2018 Exhibition Schedule 

May 12th – June 24th, 2018

Fishponds Of Hawaiʻi by Carol Araki Wyban

Volcano Art Center is honored to announce the exhibition Fishponds Of Hawaiʻi by Carol Araki Wyban.  This mixed media, fine art exhibition presents ancient Hawaiian fishponds as cultural treasures and a form of Hawaiian excellence.  Pen and ink drawings and original paintings by Wyban share a deep understanding of types of different ponds, technology, legends and fish.  Wyban is the author-illustrator of Tide and Currents: Fishponds of Hawaiʻi published by the University of Hawaiʻi Press.  She is the subject of a video produced by Na Maka o ka Āina.  Her studies and plans are available in the Hawaii State Public Library System. 
Please stay tuned as VAC finalizes the rescheduling of this wonderful exhibition.
Carol at Kaloko fishpond
      Fishpond Renewal


July 13th -August 4th, 2018

Birds Of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park: The Hawaiʻi Nei Invitational Exhibition
Location: Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus

The Hawaii Nei Invitational Exhibition is on display 9am – 5pm, daily from July 13th until August 4th, 2018 at Volcano Art Center’s Niʻaulani Campus in Volcano Village.  The multi-media exhibit showcases the work of eight artists focusing on the birds go Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.   The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge.  A special opening reception with the eight participating artists will be held on Friday, July 13th from 5-7 pm at Dietrich Varez Hall in the Hale Hoʻomana Visual Arts Building.  The participating artists, including John Dawson, Reyn Ojiri, Sarah Ko, Wendy Barske, Maria Macias, Cody Yamaguchi, Ann Guth and John Mydoock were selected from the 2017 Hawaiʻi Nei Exhibition celebrating native species.  For this exhibit the selected artists were asked to represent endemic bird species found in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.

 Iiwi III, Ojiri
Io Flying over the Park, detail, Dawson


July 14th-August 4th, 2018

Quilts In The Forest, Where The Path May Lead
Location: Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus

The Volcano Art Center is hosting the  2nd bi-annual quilt show, July 13 through August 3, 2018 at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani campus. This year’s show, “Quilts in the Forest – Where the Path May Lead” inspires quilters to explore new and innovative ways in quilting.  The exhibition is open to the public free of charge Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-4pm in Dietrich Varez Hall at Hale Ho`omana on VAC’s Niaulani campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Rd. in Volcano Village.)  Workshops and demonstrations are planned in conjunction with the show.  For more information contact Fia Mattice at 967-8222, or via email at quiltshow2018@volcanoartcenter.org

QuiltShow2018 Flyer

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phyllis cullen

catherine wynne

 September 14-16, 2018

John D. Dawson Studio Sale at the Volcano Art Center
Location: Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus 

The Volcano Art Center is hosting a unique studio sale of Big Island artist John D. Dawson. The sale includes original acrylic and watercolor paintings, rough sketches, and pen and ink drawings from decades of work as a professional illustrator.  Dawson is well known for his paintings and illustrations for national publications including the National Park Service, United States Postal Service,  National Geographic SocietyNational Wildlife Federation, and Audubon Society.    The sale will open with a special preview to VAC member’s from 4-6pm on Friday, Sept. 14th and to the general public from 10am -3pm on Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 15 & 16, 2018.  (Not a member? Signing up is easy at www.volcanoartcenter.org)   The studio sale will be held at the Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Rd.) in Volcano Village.   For more information please contact Emily C. Weiss at (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

JD Hawaii Nei 2014

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September 22nd – October 6th, 2018

One Lucid Dream: A Retrospective of Art Works by Ken Charon
Location: Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus

Volcano Art Center (VAC) is proud to announce the exhibition One Lucid Dream: A Retrospective of Art Works by Ken Charon. The exhibit will host a unique collection of original paintings, drawing and other objects created throughout Charon’s long artistic career. The exhibit will be on display 10am -3pm daily at the Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village from Saturday, September 22nd – October 6th, 2018, closed on Sundays.  The public is invited to a free opening reception on Saturday, September 22nd from 5-7pm.

Ken Charon was born in New York, U.S.A. July 26, 1954 and moved to Paris, France in 1971. His professional art training began with the American Center for Students and Artists in Paris, and includes the American College of Switzerland the Acadamie Julian in Paris and the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California.  Charon began his professional career 40 years ago with an artistic expedition from his home in Paris to the Seychelles Islands in 1978.  In 1984 he moved to Hawaii Island and established his home and studio, the Art Farm, in the rainforest near Kurtistown.  Since then, Ken has participated in juried shows and solo exhibitions in Art Centers and galleries on Hawaii Island and beyond, receiving numerous awards and recognition over the years.  His work can be found in private collections around the world including those of Al Gore and Barack Obama.  This unique collection of paintings and drawings be on display in Dietrich Varez Hall at VAC’s Niaulani Campus located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd. in Volcano Village.  For more information call (808) 967-8222.

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November 16th – December 31st, 2018

Christmas in the Country, featuring the Annual Wreath Exhibition
Location: TBD

 With warmest winter wishes and happiest of holiday greetings, Volcano Art Center  welcomes you to the Annual Christmas in the Country celebration starts Friday, November 16, 2018.  Featuring the Annual Invitational Wreath Exhibit that continues through December 31, this year’s Christmas in the Country promises an abundance of art and aloha to kick start your holiday season. On display at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, 9am to 5 pm daily, the exhibition is free to the public though park entrance fees apply.  Contact (808) 967-7565 for more information.