Kipaipai - "to inspire"
Description: a team of industry professionals will bring their insights and experience to a series of interdisciplinary programs for professional creatives.

When: July 18 - July 22, 2016
1 week: Monday - Friday, 11:00am - 3:00pm

Application Fee: $50 - Includes 1 year DMAC Membership Among other perks, DMAC members are able to sell their work on consignment in the DMAC gallery shop in Holualoa, Hawaii.
Tuition: $600 - Maximum enrollment: 10 Adults

How to apply: 10 participants will be selected through process of application. Artists must apply by submitting an exhibition resume, artist statement and 10 images (jpgs) by April 30, 2016 to: Accepted artists will be notified by May 7, 2016 and must pay their fees in advance in order to hold their place. The artist will be responsible for their own travel and housing expense.

Michael Lyons Wier of Lyons Wier Gallery in NYC
Michael has a B.A. in Art History, with an emphasis in Feminist and Political Art and a M.A. in Arts Administration and Museum Studies. In 1993, Michael Lyons Wier opened LYONS WIER GALLERY in River North Art Community of Chicago and helped establish the second wave of young galleries in that district. Over the past 23 years, LYONS WIER GALLERY has championed contemporary artists who bring a fresh and innovative vocabulary to their chosen genre and hold dear our fiduciary responsibility between the artists we represent and community at large. Lyons Wier Gallery is now based in Chelsea district in New York City.

Andrea Schwartz of Andrea Schwartz Gallery in San Francisco
Andrea Schwartz graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1977. Her background as an artist has assisted in her understanding of the perspectives and idiosyncrasies of the art world. For over thirty years the Andrea Schwartz Gallery has supported work that is challenging and at the forefront of contemporary practice, representing a select group of both emerging and mid-career artists from the Bay Area and throughout the country. The range of work includes paintings, works on paper, photography and sculpture.

Dr. James Daichendt - Art Critic and Historian
G. James Daichendt serves as the Dean of the Arts and Humanities and Professor of Art History at Point Loma Nazarene University in Southern California. He is also a Professor at Boston University. Dr. Daichendt founded and is the Principal Editor for the academic journal "Visual Inquiry: Learning and Teaching Art.” Daichendt lectures regularly on the subject of art education and street art and was featured on TED Talk, The Streets as Canvas. Dr. Daichendt's writing has appeared in KCET, Artillery: Killer Text on Art, ArtScene, Art Education, International Journal of Art and Design Education, Visual Inquiry: Learning and Teaching Art, Pasadena Scene Magazine, Beverly Hills Lifestyle, Cassone: The International Online Magazine of Art and Art Books, APU Life, Teaching Artist Journal, and The Art Book.

Shana Nys Dambrot: art writer and critic
Shana Nys Dambrot is an art critic, curator, and author based in Los Angeles. She is currently LA Editor for Whitehot Magazine, Arts Editor for Vs. Magazine, Contributing Editor to Art Ltd., and a contributor to Flaunt, The Creators Project, Porter & Sail, Huffington Post, Palm Springs Life, Montage, Desert Magazine, and KCET’s Artbound. She studied Art History at Vassar College, writes loads of essays for art books and exhibition catalogs, curates one or two exhibitions each year, and speaks in public with alarming frequency.

Andi Campognone: Curator and Director of Lancaster's Museum of Art & History (MOAH)
Andi Campognone has over 25 years of arts experience in the southern California region. She is the Owner/Director of AC Projects, a private consulting organization focused on promoting arts and culture. Projects include developing museum exhibitions, public engagement, mentoring programs and book and film publications of historically relevant southern California artists. Campognone is also the Museum Manager/Curator for the City of Lancaster. She is responsible for the development and maintenance of partnerships and community engagement initiatives with local artists, local businesses, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Los Angeles County Supervisors office and higher level institutions. She develops curatorial direction for exhibition programming and educational programming and additionally she is directing the Museum accreditation process for MOAH. She has previously served the City of Pomona as Cultural Arts Commissioner where she co-wrote and implemented the City’s Master Cultural Arts Plan and the adopted Arts in Public Places Policy. She volunteers as a regular speaker and mentor to art students at both the undergraduate and graduate level and is on the advisory boards of ARTltd Magazine and Los Angeles Arts Association. She is a current member of ArTTable.

Diane M. Costigan: is an integrative life coach who focuses on helping individuals take ownership of and maximize their careers to reach the highest levels of performance. Costigan assists clients in defining both personal and professional goals, applying creative strategies to achieve them, and surfacing and eliminating resistance and other blocks that get in the way. Diane earned her B.A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the College of the Holy Cross and her M.A. in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, Teachers College. Diane has been published several times in industry publications and speaks and writes frequently on various career related topics like peak performance, personal branding, networking, confidence, career strategy, time management, stress management and wellness.