Honolulu Academy of Arts, 900 S. Beretania St., 532-8700. "The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Japanese Samurai and Court Dolls," highlights the Japanese culture through dolls. On view from March 27 to June 1.
Honolulu Advertiser Gallery, 605 Kapiolani Boulevard: Aha Hana Lima, Hawaii Craftsmen's annual workshop series, March 20 to April 30. Featured are David Ellsworth, a studio woodturner; Chuck Evans, a metal smith and jeweler; Karen Koblitz, a potter and tile maker; and Elizabeth Maluihi Lee, a lauhala weaver. Slide lecture 7 p.m. March 20 at the Honolulu Academy of Art, Education Wing Lecture Gallery by the fountain courtyard. An informal reception will be held at 6 p.m.
Art A La Carte, 1200 Ala Moana Boulevard, 597-8034: "Celebrate Spring With Art," work in various media including ceramics, painting and florals, by cooperative gallery members, through April 5. Painting demonstrations Tuesday evenings.
Arts of Paradise, International Marketplace, 924-2787. "The Drama of Hawaii, Large & Small," acrylic paintings by Tina Tatai, on view in March. Tatai works on large and miniature scales.
The Cafe, 1152 Kokohead Ave., 734-1182. Beaded capes, crowns and wall hangings of the Yuroba People from Nigeria on display with beaded masks of the Huichol Indians from central Mexico, on view through March 25.
Cafe Che Pasta Gallery & Restaurant, 1001 Bishop St., 524-0004. Drawing and prints by Hons Solo and Duncan Dempster, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
Canon Gallery, Ward Plaza, 210 Ward Ave., Suite 200, 522-5930. Images by art photographer and writer Margo Berdeshevsky. The show contains images of Kahoolawe, Moscow, Paris, Prague, Bali and New York, and is on view through March.
Contemporary Museum, 2411 Makiki Heights Drive, 526-0232. "Photography and Beyond in Japan: Space, Time and Memory," organized by the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, on view through April 13. Exhibit explores photography's role in contemporary Japanese art, with more than 90 works by 12 artists over the last 15 years. Free admission on third Thursdays. Gallery tours at 1:30 p.m., garden tours by appointment. Call 526-1322.
The Contemporary Cafe features "Heavenly Bodies," paintings by Elsa Flores, through March 23.
Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center, 999 Bishop St., 526-1322. Recent paintings by Tadashi Sato and prints by Shinko Araki, on view to June 11.
East-West Center Gallery, John A. Burns Hall, 1777 East-West Road, 944-7111. "Japanese Kites and Tops," featuring popular crafts with ancient histories in China and Japan, on view through April 4.
Foyer Gallery, Leeward Community College, 96-045 Ala Ike St., Pearl City. "Land of the Sharkman, Realm of the Turtle," works by David Behlke, on view through March.
Gallery Iolani, Windward Community College, 45-720 Kea'ahala Road, 235-7346. Student exhibit of drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography and other arts on view through March 21.
Gordon Biersch restaurant, Aloha Tower Marketplace, 599-4877. Exhibition and sale of Scottie Flamm's artwork, daily through May 1. Call 599-4877.
Hawaii Pacific University, 1166 Fort St., 544-0200: "HPU Invitational," featuring work by the university's students, faculty and staff. On view to May 9.
HonBLUE, 501 Sumner St., 531-4611. Works by Don Robinson, on view through March 30.
Honolulu Academy of Arts, 900 S. Beretania St., 532-8700. "Celebrating Spring: Recent Chinese Brush Paintings by Yu Wen," featuring nature-related themes, on view through April 6. Works by Yu Wen's Chinese brush painting classes are also on view in the second-floor gallery.
"New Horizons," prints and drawings by WWII-era emigres in America. The emigration of European artists such as Salvador Dali and Marc Chagall encouraged experimentation in American art. Show continues through April 6.
"Shadows and Reflections," pieces of Japanese lacquer art from a private collection, some with inlaid and carved designs, and some dating from the 16th century, on view through June 29. Free admission on the first Wednesday of each month.
"Modern Design, 1920-1960" reflects the century's major changes, through April 20. Silver, glass and ceramics highlight changes in the arts of the United States, Russia and Europe.
"Hiroshige's Tokaido," prints of places along a pilgrimage route between Edo and Kyoto, on view through March 23. This second set of six stations shows the route over the Hakone mountains from Sagami Bay to Suruga Bay, perhaps the harshest part of the trip.
"Touch of Gold," gold-woven and embroidered ceremonial garments from Japan, China, India, Indonesia, the Middle East and Europe, on view through March 23.
"Santos," religious artwork representing the Filipino perspective on European Catholicism, through March 23.
Continuing exhibitions include "Taisho Chic," Japanese art and everyday items showing a growing influence from Western culture, and "The Ceramic Tradition of Asia," with pieces from different regions and cultures, on view through Oct. 27.
Honolulu Zoo Fence, Monsarrat Avenue. Paintings by local artists on view 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden, 45-680 Luluku Road, Kaneohe, 233-7323. "Whatever Works," oil, acrylic and mixed media works by Warren Stenberg, with guest Analu Manoa, a lava rock sculptor, continues through March.
Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center, 2841 Baldwin Avenue, Makawao, Maui, 808-572-6560: "New Directions," featuring works by the Department of Beautification, Ditmar Hotel, Leonardo Lozano, Buck Silva and Mike Takemoto, on view to May 10. Artists will be available to speak to at the exhibit walkthrough, 5 p.m. March 22.
JMD Arts & Educational Center, 99-1269 Iwaena St., 487-9985. "Lucky You Live Hawaii," acrylic on canvas by Jack Matthews, through April 10.
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, 2454 S. Beretania St., 945-7633. "Japanese American Contemporary Artists '97," featuring sculpture, paintings, photography, prints and textiles by Reiko Brandon, Douglas Doi, James Koga, Kay Mura, Mamoru Sato, Nora Yamanoha and others, on view through June.
Koa Gallery, Kapiolani Community College, 4303 Diamond Head Road, 734-9375. "Women's Beauty/Women's Fate," mixed media work by Phan Nguyen Barker. Barker's work refers to "The Tale of Kieu," a famous Vietnamese poem. Show concludes with a ceremony of personal empowerment for women, "Soul-Fire for Your Journey," March 20.
Ko'olau Gallery, Windward Mall, 247-0709. "Talking Stories," watercolors and prints by Juno Galang, on view in March.
McHale Videofilm, 1116 Auahi St., 539-8080. "Sense of Place," mixed media works by Jeffrey Morgan-Hermes, through March 30.
Ramsay Galleries, 1128 Smith St., 537-2787. "Day Dreams in Paradise," watercolor art by Janee Starn, through March.
University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Art Building, 956-6888. "The 6th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition." Invitational exhibition of works by local and international artists explore sculptural concerns on a small scale. Through April 18. Closed Saturdays, March 25, Kuhio Day and March 28, Good Friday.
Wyland Galleries, 676-7498: Watercolor prints by Janet Stewart, March 21-22 Big Island.
Awards: Unveiling of the entrees of interior design award contest titled "The Power of Design: Designing Our Environments to Enhance Health, Lifestyle and Success," 5:30 p.m. March 28, Honolulu Academy of Arts courtyard. Cost: $35 general; $20 students. Call 532-8700.
Lectures: John Wilmerding, sarofim professor of American art and chair of the department of art and archaeology at Princeton University, will speak about the late work of Winslow Homer in the context of a changing United States in the early 20th century, 7:30 p.m. March 20, Honolulu Academy of Arts. Reception to follow. Free. Call 532-8700.
Slide-lecture presentation on using color to enhance health, lifestyle and success by Karen Barozzi of Barozzi Design Inc., 7:30 p.m. April 2, Honolulu Academy of Arts. Call 532-8700.
UH Professor Bion Griffing will speak on "Ancient Cambodia, Angor Wat and the Khmer Kingdom: The Archaeology of Mekong Civilization," 7:30 p.m. April 3, Honolulu Academy of Arts. Free. Call 532-8700.
Collage and paper dying workshops: with Susan Rogers-Aregger, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 12, 19 and 20, Ho'omaluhia Botanical Gardens, visitor center. Cost: $70 + 4 percent tax for the paper dying class; $30 + 4 percent tax per day for the collage class; and $115 + 4 percent tax for all three days. Register by March 29. Call 395-4702 for items needed and to register.
"How You Figure": Al Furtado, retired art director of the Hawaii Newspaper Agency, leads an action-figure drawing workshop 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 5 at Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden. He shares his streamlined methods and helps landscape and seascape artists with introducing figures to compositions. Tuition $40 plus model fee. Call Warren Stenberg at 262-8306.
Celebrate Na Pali: Works by artists and photographers depicting the Na Pali Coast are wanted for an April/May show at the Princeville Hotel. Call Mel at 826-4581, Kauai.
Small Scale: The Lake City Arts Council is accepting slide submissions of paintings 144 square inches or smaller (including the frame) through April 4. Jurors are Alicia Bailey and Sheila O'Houlihan. Artists must be U.S. residents. Entry fees are $5 for each piece, with a maximum of five entries. Send a No. 10 self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Small Scale, Lake City Arts Council, P.O. Box 876, Lake City CO 81235.
New American Talent: Texas Fine Arts Association is accepting slide submissions of contemporary two- and three-dimensional art by emerging and mid-career artists through April 11. Juror is Robert Storr. Artists must be U.S. residents. Entry fees are $17 (members) and $24 (non-members) for three slides. Additional slides, $5 each. Maximum of 10 slides. Send a No. 10, self-addressed, stamped envelope to: NAT-13, Texas Fine Arts Association, 3809-B West 35th St., Austin, Texas, 78703.
Wanted: visual artists for "Folio 94," a limited-edition quarterly magazine. Each artist has to submit 100 prints of a single artwork. Artists receive a copy of the magazine. Artists may have an opportunity to participate in the Third Anniversary Exhibit held in November. Call 735-9659. Deadline: April 15.
Honolulu International Art Festival: Expressions in Art is planning a show June 21 through 23 at the Amfac building on Fort Street. Call 597-8108.
Campbell's Soup contest: Amateurs and professionals are encouraged to submit art or essay answering the question "What does Campbell's soup mean to you?" Winners will be selected from three groups: professional, amateur and youth. The art categories include: painting/drawing, sculpture/constructions, crafts, and all other artistic mediums. Essays must be 100 words or less. Grand prize is $10,000 and 100 shares of Campbell's Soup stock. There will also be three first prizes of $5,000 each and 15 second prizes of $1,000 each. Official entry forms and rules may be obtained by calling 1-888-SOUPERART (1-888-768737278); visiting Campbell's website http://www.Campbellsoups.com, or by writing to Campbell's Entry Form, P.O. Box 654, Sayreville, NJ 08871-0654. Entries must be received no later than July 15.
Photo contest: Cash prizes will be awarded for the top three color or black and white photographs that creatively and dramatically convey the theme "Justice For All." Entries may be sent to: Justice For All Photo Contest, Hawaii Justice Foundation, 810 Richards St., Suite 645, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, by Aug. 30. One photo per contestant. Prints should be 7"x5" or larger. Open to photographers of any level. Members of the Hawaii Justice Foundation and Hawaii State Bar Association's board and staff are ineligible. Submission of photos allow the foundation and association to use the photos in the Foundation's Annual Report, the Hawaii Bar Journal and other publications. To receive acknowledgment or receipt of an entry, include a self-addressed, stamped postcard. For return of entries, enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope. Call 537-1868.