J. Jay West • Hawaii artist at Peak Art Gallery

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J. Jay West, Hawaii Abstract Artist

Email: j.jay.west@gmail.com

 

Born in Topeka, Kansas

Lives in Kamuela, Hawai’i 

 

Education

BFA, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 1981. Concentration in Structural Fiber.

Fellowship, January 2021, Kipaipai Artist Development Program, California

 

Media

2022, April – Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival, honored for 25 years as a volunteer. Hawaii Tribune-Herald, West Hawaii Today

2021, Dec.Big Island artist showing small paintings inspired by the ocean, West Hawaii Today

2001 – Morning Talk Show, Artist interview,  KHON-TV Honolulu, HI

1999 – TV Public Service Announcement, featured Recycled Art, w/musician Henry Kapono, Hawaii Dept. of Business and Economic Development, Clean Hawaii Center

1999 – Architect Magazine, Hawaii, recycled glass for homes

 

Invited Featured Guest Artist

2016 – Kohala Recycled Art Exhibition, Hawi, HI

2015 – Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival, Featured Art/Artist, Kamuela, HI

1999 – The Trash Show (Recycled Art), Hilo, HI

 

Artist in Resident

2003 – Artist-in-Residence, Kea’au Recycling & ReUse Center, Kea’au, HI

           Created site-specific art, planned, and coordinated classes on upcycling materials into value-added art.

 

Community Volunteer

2011-2019 – Juror, International Peace Day Keiki Poster Contest, Honokaa, HI

2003-2013 – Board of Directors, Recycle Hawaii, Inc., Hilo, HI

2014-2021 – Board of Directors, Waimea Arts Council, Kamuela, HI

2002-2008 – Curator/Manager, Firehouse Gallery, Kamuela, HI

 

 

EXHIBITIONS and AWARDS

                                   

One-Person Shows

2018 – Still Standing, Installation, Wailoa Center, Hilo, HI

2011 – Trashformation, Firehouse Gallery, Kamuela, HI       

2005 – Altered Matter, Kahilu Theater Gallery, Kamuela, HI

2004 – Emulsified Obsession, Firehouse Gallery, Kamuela, HI

2002 – Sculpture, Objects & Functional Art, Firehouse Gallery, Kamuela, HI

2001 – Almost Wasted, Firehouse Gallery, Kamuela, HI

2000 – Breaking Barriers, Firehouse Gallery, Kamuela. HI

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

Hawaii  (*Award)

 

2022  Brilliance of Now, Kahilu Theatre, Kamuela, Jan.-Mar.

         10x10x10 Artist Challenge, Wailoa Center, Hilo, May

         Mosaic Artists of Hawaii, Wailoa Center, Hilo, Sept.

 

2021  37th Annual Founders Art Show, Firehouse Gallery, Kamuela*

         The 2nd Half (50 or Older), online exhibition, Las Laguna Art Gallery, California 

 

2020  Call + Response, Kahilu Theatre Gallery, Kamuela

         36th Annual Founders Art Show, Firehouse Gallery, Kamuela*

 

2019  Transformative Forces: Creation through Destruction, Kahilu Theatre Gallery, Kamuela   

         Portal, Firehouse Gallery, Kamuela 

 

2018  3rd Annual Contemporary Craft, Wailoa Center, Hilo

         Abstract Only!, Wailoa Center, Hilo*   

 

2017  2nd Annual Contemporary Craft, Wailoa Center, Hilo

         A Climate of Change, Kahilu Theatre Gallery, Kamuela

 

2016  UpCycle 2016, Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art, Hilo           

         Art Off The Wall, Kahilu Theatre Gallery, Kamuela

 

2015  Big Island Falls Arts Festival, Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art, Hilo

         Contemporary Fiber, Wailoa Center, Hilo

 

2014  The Trash Art Show, Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art, Hilo     

         35th Annual Big Island Falls Arts Festival, East Hawaii Cultural Center Gallery, Hilo

         32nd Annual Helen Cassidy Art Exhibition, Firehouse Gallery, Kamuela*           

 

2013  Trash Bash Art Show, Hawi*

         Bunka No Hi, Recycle Art Contest, Hilo*

  

2009  Women’s Invitational, Wailoa Center, Hilo

 

2008  24th Annual Helen Cassidy Art Exhibition, Firehouse Gallery, Kamuela*

         20th Annual Hawaii Artists Recycle, East Hawaii Cultural Center, Hilo*       

 

2007  Artists of the Big Island, Firehouse Gallery, Kamuela*

         Spring Arts Festival, East Hawaii Cultural Center Gallery, Hilo*

 

2006  All Hawai’i Island Art Exhibition, East Hawaii Cultural Center Gallery, Hilo    

         22nd Annual Helen Cassidy Art Exhibition, Firehouse Gallery, Kamuela*       

 

2005  Women Artists of the Big Island, Wailoa Center, Hilo

         Arts Pacifica’s Bi-Annual Show, Firehouse Gallery, Kamuela

 

2003  Hawai’i Island Art Exhibition, East Hawaii Cultural Center Gallery, Hilo

         Arts Pacifica’s Bi-Annual Show, Wailoa Center, Hilo

         Fiber Hawaii, Gallery ‘Iolani, Honolulu         

         Big Island Photo Expo, Lyman Museum, Hilo*

         19th Annual Helen Cassidy Art Exhibition, Firehouse Gallery, Kamuela*

 

2000  Big Island Art Guild Spring Art Festival, East Hawaii Cultural Center Gallery, Hilo*

         12th Annual Hawaii Artists Recycle, East Hawaii Cultural Center Gallery, Hilo*

 

1998  10th Annual Hawaii Artists Recycle, East Hawaii Cultural Center Gallery, Hilo*

 

1997  9th Annual Hawaii Artists Recycle, East Hawaii Cultural Center Gallery, Hilo*

 

1996  8th Annual Hawaii Artists Recycle, East Hawaii Cultural Center Gallery, Hilo*

         12th Annual Helen M. Cassidy Art Show, Kamuela*

 

1995  11th Annual Helen M. Cassidy Art Show, Kamuela*

 

1990  2nd Annual Jazz Festival, Kailua-Kona

 

1985  Hawaii Craftsman Show, Honolulu           

 

 

Kansas

 

1982  Kansas Arts & Crafts Exhibition, Wichita

 

1981  Topeka Crafts Annual Exhibition, Topeka*

 

1978  Central Kansas Annual Art Exhibition, Great Bend*

 

 

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