The Windward Artists Guild's annual show this year features work by Ingrid Manzione.
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The Juried Open Exhibition features 90 works by 75 artists selected by curator Allison Wong
The Windward Artists Guild is presenting two annual shows that provide different opportunities in the art community.
"One is juried and the other is curated," said Jane Raissle, vice president of the group. "This was a deliberate choice by the board. The curated show is more friendly, while the juried show is for those who appreciate a more competitive setting or want critical feedback."
The guild's 48th Annual Juried Open Exhibition, showing through April 11 at The Exhibit Space at 1132 Bishop St., features 90 works by 75 artists selected by juror Allison Wong.
Jacqueline Rush Lee's work will be among those featured.
Wong, a well-respected curator and consultant who has regularly juried shows around town, offers the kind of exposure the guild seeks to provide artists, Raissle said.
"We try to put the entries in front of people influential in the art world in Hawaii," she said. "It's a members show, but people can join on the spot, and many do if they want their work seen by a particular juror."
As for this year's show, Raissle called it "wonderful."
Work by David Kiyabu will be shown.
"Allison did a nice job selecting works that show the spectrum of artists that belong to the guild. She was selective but encouraging. I like that in a juror."
The Exhibit Space is open 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. On First Friday April 4, gallery hours are extended to 9 p.m.
To learn more about Windward Artists Guild, call 235-5545, visit hawaiiwag.org or write to P.O. Box 851, Kailua, HI 96734-0851.
Included at the show will be work by Lake A. Gibby.