Stories of Hawai'i- Art Auction

We are stoked to partner with our friends from @hicimbhawaii to present this very special week long ART EXHIBITION AND AUCTION to support our “In Our Hands” short film, a field guide to cultural basics for outdoor recreation. We need $500 to reach our goal!


Mahalo to the all the local artists that donated their works, so we could host our first ever online art auction so we can fully fund the remaining film’s production.


BIDDING STARTS AT THE MINIMUM stated with each piece. The minimum increase is $5. There is no maximum increase. You bid by stating the price you are willing to pay in the comments or we can use email if you donʻt have instagram, tag the previous bidder. With the new way Instagram displays comments please scroll through them all to be sure you know what the last highest bid was. Donʻt forget to tag the person you want to outbid.


If you repeat a bid, or bid less than the last highest we will comment back to you so you can update your bid if you choose.


The auction will begin December 13th once the art is posted. The auction will end Dec 18th, at 8pm HST during the Kānaka Night at HiClimb.

At that time if you are the high bidder you will get a comment back to you stating your bid cost. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING A DONATION IN THAT AMOUNT TO our Venmo or PayPal. (Links in Bio)


WE NEED TO SEE PROOF OF YOUR DONATION - please forward a confirmation email or screenshot of your donation to our instagram or our email at kanakaclimbers@gmail.com


YOU HAVE 48 HOURS to make your donation or you will default to the next highest bidder.


Shipping is not included.


If you have any questions, please send us an email

(If you donʻt have instagram and wish to bid, please send us an email)

THANK YOU SO MUCH AND LET'S DO THIS.



Ka'a'awa Valley

Ka'a'awa Valley (Kualoa Valley)

Located on O’ahu's windward coast, Ka'a'awa Valley, is the residence of kings. In Traditional Hawai’i, newborns of the ali'i (Hawaiian chiefs) were brought here and trained traditionally, in the art of politics, the arts of war and many other things. As Naviagtors passed this valley, they had to lower their sails, out of respect and the law.


landscape print from @ryan.moss

36x24 inch framed print


Valued at $350

Starting bid is $100

Shipping not included.

 

Today The West. Tomorrow The World



“Today The West. Tomorrow The World.”

Four-color serigraph.

While we have become creatures of comfort, the survival of the soul still requires a connection to the natural world. When all of nature becomes paved and its resources decimated, humanity will be lost.


José J González

@subtlelikeatrex

Print: 11x21

Framed.


Valued: $500

Starting bid $125

Shipping not included

 

Fossilized Sharktooth

Fossilized Sharktooth

Real Mako sharktooth with a macrame bail on sterling sliver, matte black onyx, and African batik beads. Tooth has a glass like texture so cannot be dropped. One of a kind piece from @JewelrybyJustine



Valued: $300

Starting bid $75

Shipping not included


https://www.instagram.com/jewelrybyjustine/

 

Honolulu Codex


“Honolulu Codex”

One-color lithograph on tea-dyed paper.

Maya codices are the historical records of pre-Columbian Maya civilization. While almost all of these documents were destroyed by Spanish missionaries and conquistadors, a small handful have since been discovered scattered around the globe and named for the cities in which they were found. The Honolulu Codex is an imagined document of contact between the Maya and Polynesian navigators circa 1200AD. Both cultures, sophisticated and technologically advanced, are speculated to have made contact with one another.


José J González

@subtlelikeatrex

Print: 8x11

Framed.


Valued: $350

Starting bid: $80


 

Mokulēʻia


"Mokulēʻia is home to one of the legal climbing crags on O’ahu. Difficult to get to and climb, it’s also home to Native Hawaiian plants and stunning views of the ocean. As climbers we are obliged to care for and protect the land we are so privileged to recreate on."- @nicolenakata_art


8”x12” giclée print of watercolor artwork by @nicolenakata_art


Valued at: $50

Starting bid: $25

Shipping not included

 

ʻIʻiwi foraging in Hāhāʻaiakamanu.



"Due to avian malaria scenes like this are becoming increasingly rare on Kauaʻi. This image was captured on a beautiful day on the Pihea trail in 2018. Since then ʻiʻiwi have nearly disappeared from the Island of Kauaʻi. Hawaiian birds face some incredible challenges in the coming decades, but through it all they are still here, and people are still fighting to save them."


An Audubon top 100 award winner in 2019.


11x14 aluminum print, ready to hang from @birds_hawaii_pastpresent


Valued at $110

Starting Bid $50

Shipping not included

 

ʻāpane lehua


Ohia’s sturdy wood was used to create weapons, kapa cloth beaters, boards for pounding poi, enclosures and statues; its leaves were used as a medicinal tea; and its flowers and its seeds fed native birds like the apapane and the now-extinct mamo, whose prized feathers—in colors similar to lehua blossoms—were also important adornments in hula and other ceremonies. When listening to traditional Hawaiian moolelo (stories), mele (songs) and oli (chants) about the land or the Gods, it’s almost impossible to avoid some mention of ohia or its lehua flowers. The hardy native ohia lehua is one of the first plants to recolonize otherwise barren lands blanketed in lava, and perhaps because of its ability to thrive in Pele’s creations.

12x16, aluminum print, ready to hang from @ryanschang


Valued at $110

Starting Bid $50

Shipping not included


Help prevent spreading Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death by practicing these five things:

1. Avoid injuring ʻōhiʻa.

2. Don’t move ʻōhiʻa wood or ʻōhiʻa parts.

3. Don’t transport ʻōhiʻa inter-island.

4. Clean gear and tools, including shoes and clothes, before and after entering forests.

5. Wash the tires and undercarriage of your vehicle to remove all soil or mud.

 

Queen Emma’s Mu'umu'u Sunday


@moonmele drew this painting after her visit to Queen Emma’s Summer House, Summer of 2021, Hawai’i. She dreamed a day in the 1900s and enjoyed the company of lovely women and Queen Emma and her family and the spirit of her beautiful summer house. I imagined her going to church on a Sunday when she was young, maybe she was sitting on a beautiful handmade wooden swing under a beautiful tree with flowers rolling down her hair. She is hopeful, dreamy and wise, reading her favorite book and daydreaming.


8.5x11 inch Art Print on Parchment Acid Free Paper in Cream color from original artwork.


Valued at $50

Starting bid is $25

Shipping not included



 

The House of the Sun



Healakala Crater Summit

Peaking at 10,023ft, the Haleakala summit is sacred. Haleakala is often used by Native Hawaiians for ceremonial purposes, as many parts of the rim and crater, as well as the dormant volcano itself are noted in mo’olelo.


This is where the demigod Maui lassoed La (the sun) so his mother, Hina, could dry her tapa cloth.


landscape print from @pachamamacreative

8 x 12 on prints


Valued at $30

Starting bid is $10

Shipping not included


 

NALU



Light Drawing on the West Side

A colorful wave and sun drawn at night on the shores of Waianae.


landscape print from @pachamamacreative

8 x 12 prints


Valued at $30

Starting bid is $10

Shipping not included


 

'ālau


'ālau island off Hana, Maui

landscape print from @pachamamacreative

8 x 12 print, framed


Valued at $30

Starting bid is $10

Shipping not included



 

Lē’ahi

One of the most recognizable landmarks in Hawai’i, Lē’ahi (Diamond Head) is believed to have been formed 300,000 years ago. Hi’iaka, the sister Goddess of Pele, gave Lē’ahi itʻs name because the summit resembles the forehead of the ‘ahi fish. Kean captures the iconic vista here in the form of a woodcut print.


Framed 11x14 Giclee Print by @keanarts


Valued at $75

Starting bid $30

Shipping not included


 

Jungle


“Vibrant greenery growing within the “Garden Island” better known as Kaua'i where the beauty of the land is in its thick jungles, and towering knife-edged ridges.


I captured this image whilst hiking with some friends, the lush jungle canopy is always so appealing to me as where I’m from back in Colorado it’s much more dry. I became fascinated with the Hawaiian Islands archipelago ever since I laid eyes upon it!”- @weilstyle


10x20 in aluminum print, ready to hang

Valued at $225

Starting bid $50

Shipping not included


Donated by: @weilstyle

Website: https://www.ethanweil.com/


 

Pele & Hiʻiaka Meet


Lava photo

50x40in frame

Valued at $25

Starting bid $5

Small Damage.

Shipping not included

 

Mokoliʻi- Ānuenue


Chinaman's Hat was nicknamed for its resemblance to the straw hats worn by early chinese immigrants. But its name in Hawaiian is Mokoli’i, or “little lizard”. At one time Mokoli’i was connected to O'ahu before erosion completely separated it to where it lies today.

In Traditional times, Mokoli’i, along with the nearby Kualoa area, was considered one of the most sacred places and a dwelling place of the Aliʻi. Wa'a that passed the island had to lower their sails to show respect, or the punishment was death. In Moʻolelo, the island was formed when a huge lizard attacked the goddess Hi'iaka. The goddess ferociously killed the creature and threw its tail into the ocean. The tail became Mokoli’i island.


Ānuenue- The rainbow symbolized the presence of gods or chiefs.


Framed, Print

Size: 12x18

Valued at $85

Starting bid: $35

Shipping not included


Donated by @vanceuribe


 

Rise



Nuʻuanu Original Watercolor

Iconic climb at Kapena Falls, a space filled with Hawaiian history and cultural resources.

watercolor artwork by @nicolenakata_art


6x9in, Framed

Valued at: $250

Starting bid: $100

Shipping not included

 

Waiānuenue

Waiānuenue — literally “rainbow water” — the Hawaiian goddess Hina, goddess of the moon, dwells in the basalt cave behind the falls. Hina is the mother Maui, a demigod who is best known for lassoing the sun so that he could help his mother dry kapa. Maui also helped save his mother from certain doom after a giant lizard named Mo‘o Kuna hurled a boulder over the cliff, blocking the entrance to Hina’s cave. Cold water began to rush in as Hina slept. Maui used his club to split the giant rock in two, freeing his mother. The two parts of the great boulder, known as Lonoka‘eho, are now overgrown but remain as a reminder of Maui’s strength.


Framed, Print

Size: 12x18

Valued at $85

Starting bid: $35

Shipping not included


Donated by @vanceuribe


 

Pu'u Kaua


Waianae Mountain Range


Framed, Print

Size: 12x18

Valued at $85

Starting bid: $35

Shipping not included


Donated by @vanceuribe




 

Ma'o Mauri


Black tip reef shark or Ma'o mauri in Tahitian. Reef sharks patrol inside the lagoon and just outside the reefs drop off. Sharks are a symbol of strength, protection, and guidance in Polynesian cultures. Often seen as 'aumakua (family or personal gods.)


Framed, Print

Size: 12x18

Valued at $200

Starting bid: $40

Shipping not included


Donated by @joshmunoz

 

Tohorā


Humpback whale or Tohorā in Tahitian. A protective mother and baby whale cruising in shallow reef. Whales are also seen as protectors or guides and watching their young is a symbol for nurturing. Whales are seasonal travelers. Moving to warmer waters in winter months to rest, mate, give birth, and tend to their young.


Framed, Print

Size: 12x18

Valued at $200

Starting bid: $40

Shipping not included


Donated by @joshmunoz

 

Winter Waimea


Waimea Winter


Resin Art

Size: 10x10

Valued at $50

Starting bid: $25

Shipping not included


Donated by @daveonisland

 

Oahu elepaio and uluhe

Oahu elepaio and uluhe


pair acrylic paintings and easels

Size: 3"x3"

Valued at $30

Starting bid: $10

Shipping not included


Donated by @mamo.waianuhea.art

 

Foodland Hats


sold separately

- adult sized 5 panel cap

- fits Med/Large heads (up to 7 3/8)

- shortie brim

- adjustable nylon strap


Valued at $185

Starting bid: $60

Shipping not included


Donated by @lilikoigoods

https://www.illikoi.com


 

Cloudy Skies


Cloudy Skies

Underglaze on colored porcelain, 14’’ x 8’’ x 8’’


Valued at:

Starting bid: $100

Shipping not included


Joy Sanchez is an educator and artist of Igorot heritage based in Oˋahu, Hawaiˋi. Sanchez's work operates around themes of mental health, cultural identity and materiality. Their work utilizes ceramics, fiber, and metals in the forms of installation, sound objects, performance, and wearable art. Sanchez has an Associate in Liberal Arts from Leeward Community College and is currently completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. While at UHM, they were a recipient of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, as well as a two-time recipient of the Jean Charlot Foundation Scholarship.


Donated by @_joysanchez

https://www.joysanchez.com

 

Lost Memories:


Lost Memories:

These found photographs or Memories, Hoʻomanaʻo in Hawaiian. Are pictures found at the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet here on Oahu. The photos have been altered with crystal formations to obscure the image’s memory. To emphasize that one should hold on to memories and pass them down. So we can remember the past and give this knowledge to the future. Photographs are used to capture a moment to be cherished and remembered. But, just like memory, they too can be lost or forgotten.


Both (Sold separately)

Valued at $100

Starting bid $20

Donated by: @photonate33

 



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