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Oct 15th, 2016 || HWF’s 20th Anniversary Ho’olaule’a in HILO — see ya there!

Aloha mai kākou,

Our apologies for any cross postings …

Hawai`i Wildlife Fund (HWF) turns twenty in 2016!

Many of you have joined us sometime this year at a volunteer event to commemorate this milestone. However, in a couple weeks on October 15th, we will be celebrating this momentous occasion with a fun-filled celebratory event in downtown Hilo and we hope you can join us!

HWF’s 20th Anniversary Ho`olaule`a (Celebration):
Saturday, OCTOBER 15th, 2016
Mokupapapa Discovery Center, Hilo
from 6PM – 9PM

Please join us for the celebration, which will include:
* Live music by Adam Kay
* Silent auction with dozens of donations from local artists, restaurants, & tour operators (included those listed below)
* 20th anniversary special giveaways
* Heavy pupus (from local caterers)
* Beer, wine and kombucha tea (no-host bar)

—> All IDs will be checked for alcohol purchases. Due to federal laws, this will be a CASHLESS event, so please bring your checkbook or visa/mastercard. Mahalo for understanding and taking part in the festivities!

* Early birds: $30/person OR two for $50!!
* After 10/13 and at the door: $35/person

—> Avail from http://wildhawaii.bpt.me/

If you’d like more information or would like to volunteer, please contact meg.HWF.

Mahalo to our many volunteers and their `ohana for all of your support during these past two decades. More info about HWF projects, partnerships, and accomplishments over the past two decades can be found on our website (wildhawaii.org), Facebook and Instagram pages (@wildhawaii).

Looking forward to seeing you and everyone there on OCT 15th!

Our apologies for the cross postings …


Me ka mahalo,
~ the HWF team (Megan, Stacey, Bill, Nohea, Caitlin, Nadine, Maura, Hannah, Luke, Magda, Suzanne, Sabrina, Anthony, Jane & Kahi)

Silent Auction items on hand:
Sea Paradise catamaran trips for two (3 pairs avail!)
Body Glove Hawai’i trip for two
Hawai’i Forest and Trail Hilo waterfall tour
David Jordon photography
Don Elwing marine debris art
Glass balls from Bill Gilmartin
Handmaid purses by Momi Ahu
Hilo Burger Joint (gift certificate)
Moon & Turtle (gift certificate)
Kona Brew Pub (gift certificate)
Yoga Centered (gift certificate)
Handmade Dr. Bill Walsh original tank tops
‘Alala project t-shirt
T-shirts donated by Orchidland Surf
HWF 2016 Surf Film Fest shirts
Book / movie donated by Basically Books
Books from Keep Puako Beautiful / South Kohala Reef Alliance
Koa-wood frame from Deveda Peters

and more arriving everyday, including things from: Nurdle in the Rough Jewelry, Conservation Council for Hawai’i, Hilo Bay Cafe, Cloud Rest Ka’u Coffee, Dr. Robin Baird, Kona Boys, BioAstin, Volcano Art Center, art from Julie, Kona Boys, Noni, Jon …. and many more!

​This event is being supported with in-kind donations from the following organizations (not already mentioned above) and event ticket sales, mahalo for your support!

Mahalo nui loa to:
NOAA’s Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument​
Ke Ola Magazine
HI Kombucha
Mehana Brew Company
Sustainable Island Products
NORWEX Products


Keep up with HWF and 20 years of conservation!

Aloha mai kākou,

You are receiving this email because you are affiliated with Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund (HWF)! For the past two years we have shifted to Mail Chimps for our e-newsletters and e-blasts. As such, we may have ended up in your “Promotions” or “Spam” folders instead of your inbox 😦

So, if you’d like to make sure you are receiving our emails about upcoming events and activities with HWF please add both kahakai.cleanups and hawaiiwildlifefund to your contact list. You can also add yourself to our list at: http://eepurl.com/QrSy5

Upcoming events:

Please check out our website calendar and FB for all activities, events, and volunteer opportunities!

Sat., March 5th (Hawai‘i Island):3rd annual Ka‘awaloa Kayak Cleanup event with Hawai‘i State Parks & Kona Boys. RSVP and more details to kahakai.cleanups and see below!

Sat., March 5th & Sun., March 6th (Maui Island): Join us at Lahaina Ocean Arts Festival! See our new logo as we refresh our BRAND for our 20th anniversary, educational games and displays.

Tues., March 8th(Maui & Hawai‘i Island):HWF launches our first ever crowd-funding campaign to support our ongoing sea turtle research and recovery projects on Maui and Hawai‘i Island.

Wed., March 9th(Maui):The first ofHWF’s 20th anniversary celebrations at Camp Olowalu (6-9pm). Contact wild for more info and see flier below.

Fri., March 18th(Hawai‘i Island): Ka‘ū Estuary Restoration Workday at Kāwā. Join HWF and family members in removing invasive weeds from this coastal ecosystem. More info from meg.HWF.

Sat., April 16th (Hawai‘i Island): Cleanup event at NELHA/Wawaloli Beach Park in North Kona. Info from kahakai.cleanups.

Sat., April 30th(Hawai‘i Island): 7th annual cleanup collaboration with Manukā Natural Area Reserve crew in South Kona. Info from kahakai.cleanups.

….. and many more!

Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of Hawai‘i’s native wildlife. Founded in 1996, HWF has been providing 20 years of research, education, conservation and advocacy to our island’s communities. We are educators, researchers, naturalists, communities, volunteers, donors and conservationists who are devoted to the protection of Hawai‘i’s diverse marine and coastal ecosystems and inhabitants. And we are thankful for your continued support!

Learn more at wildhawaii.org, or follow us on Facebook or Instagram (@wildhawaii).

Me ka mahalo,

HWF team members (Hannah, Megan, Stacey, Ian, Anthony, Magda, Carrie, Kallie, Amy, Lauren & Caitlin) and HWF board of directors & officers (Kahi, Bill, Maura, Jane, Nadine & Sabrina)

Hawai’i Wildlife Fund ~ www.wildhawaii.org/
Hawai’i Island Marine Debris Removal Project

PO Box 70, Volcano HI 96785
debris hotline 808.769.7629

& PO Box 790637, Paia HI 96779

#loveyourbeach #keepitclean #HWFturns20

Watercolor demonstrations by Dennis Leatherman noon to 4:00 p.m. Tuesdays in October

​Watercolor demonstrations will be held in Wailoa Center’s Main Gallery by Dennis Leatherman every Tuesday in October from noon to 4:00 p.m. Meet the artist, ask questions and see his work.

​Reminder about the Big Island Ukulele Guild Exhibit and special Saturday events October 10, 17 from noon to 3:00 p.m.!

​​Woodworkers of the Big Island

Ernest Agasa
Juanette J. Baysa (Carousel of Aloha)
Larry Bianchi
Lee Gilbert
Rankin C. Gossert
Frank McClure
John Mydock
Gregory Paul
Michael and Lynne Purdue
Howard Rhinehart
Robert G. Stewart
Mike Thomas
Stephen Yee
Gary Young

Ceramics by Shelby Smith


Awesome Happenings at Wailoa Center in October

With the Big Island Woodworkers, watercolors by Dennis Leatherman, ceramics by Shelby Smith and John Dawson in the Fountain Gallery!
October 2 – 29, 2015

John Dawson: The First Forty Years….It Begins at the beginning…….

Reminder of Contemporary Craft Artist Talk/Walk Friday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contemporary Craft Invitational artist talk on Friday, September 18th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Aloha Big Island Community

The opening reception for the Contemporary Craft Invitational at Wailoa Center Friday, September 4th was a big deal attracting a huge crowd of over three hundred visitors though out the evening. Most of the artists were in attendance and exhibit coordinator, metal artist herself, Liz Miller introduced each artist and offered a bit of their background to the audience. Also in the spotlight was Le Notley’s train exhibit in the Fountain Gallery where he was running his trains and answering questions from an enthusiastic crowd. It was a colorful evening. Both exhibits will run through the month and close on September 24th.

The public is invited to an artist talk on Friday, September 18th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Wailoa Center’s Main Gallery. The artists who will be talking about their work in the exhibit will be ceramic artist Clayton Amemiya, fiber artists Phan Barker and Emily DuBois, woodworker John Mydock and metal artists Liz Miller and Amy Flanders. Also on hand throughout the month during regular center hours, will be Le Notley demonstrating his trains and answering questions about its construction and history.

Wailoa Center is a Division of State Parks, Department of Land and Natural Resources. It is free and opened to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Center is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and State Holidays. For additional information please call 933-0416 or email wailoa.

10th Annual Big Island Woodworkers Invitational October 2 – 29, 2015……..

Aloha Big Island Woodworkers! 10th Annual Big Island Woodworkers Invitational October 2 – 29, 2015………wood submissions accepted on Saturday, September 26th from 10 am to 3 pm

You are invited to exhibit your wood work in the upcoming 10th Annual Big Island Woodworkers Exhibit held each year at the Wailoa Center. The newly formed non-profit, Hawaii Island Art Alliance (HIAA) will be sponsoring this years exhibit. As in years past two invited artists, (painter Dennis Leatherman and ceramic artist Shelby Smith) will accompany the wood and the Big Island Ukulele Guild will be having their Annual Exhibit in the Main Gallery. Wailoa will be open on Saturdays during the month thanks to the special programs sponsored by the Big Island Ukulele Guild. Also on display during October in the Fountain Gallery is award winning artist/nature illustrator "John Dawson: The First Forty Years, It Begins at the Beginning….."

Typically the October line-up of wood superstars and artists is a big event for our community and the exhibit generates a high volume of visitors with a wide variety of interests throughout the month.

If you are a woodworker or know a woodworker who may be interested in exhibiting their work please send an email to hiartalliance requesting additional information and an entry form.

Any inquires to Wailoa’s email will be forwarded to the Hawaii Island Art Alliance team. Mahalo, Codie M. King, Wailoa Center

Collaborations People’s Choice Award winners…..It’s a tie!

Wailoa Center announced a tie for the People’s Choice Award for the Collaborations 2 Exhibit held in August. Throughout the month visitors voted for their favorite collaborative art work and the winners are…………..

“Pueo’s Flight Made Bright by the Moon, Pā ka lele a ka pueo I ke kõnane a ka mahina” a basalt, aluminum repoussé, Koa sculpture created by Elizabeth Miller and Jonathan Sudler, both Artists in the Volcano area.

The other winning entry is “Go With the Flow” a collage of canvases incorporating acrylic, encaustic, watercolor and oil painting by Linda Peterson, Sarah Taylor Ko, Bea Israel, Bonnie Sol and Carol Noel all artists living in East Hawaii.

Congratulations to these artists and to all the artists who participated in this year’s exhibit. Hope to see you next time as well!

For additional information on events happening at the Wailoa Center or to be added/deleted from Wailoa’s contact list please call 933-0416 or email wailoa





NEWS FLASH…………………..

The committee of Hawai’i Nei 2015, a juried exhibition featuring native species of Hawai’i Island is proud to announce that the Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and Arts, Board of Commissioners has approved an Art Selection Acquisition Committee to come and review the Hawai’i Nei 2015 Exhibit for possible Recognition Awards prior to the opening reception on Friday, November 6, 2015. Wailoa Center will be closed to the public during that review period and should be open to the public from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Artists of Hawaii Island are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity offered by the State Foundation on Culture and Arts to submit their artwork focused on native species of Hawaii Island. For additional information on Hawai’i Nei please log on to their website at www.hawaiineiartcontest.org.