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I am trying to find out about a Kamuela artist. I have a painting of the Mauna Kea Beach area, that is signed D. Ackerman and is dated 1966 with a Kamuela box address on the back. https://picasaweb.google.com/davidfallucco/Ackerman


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Sailboat SundayHi. I recently purchased a painting entitled “Sailboat Sunday Kaneohe Bay”. It is signed with the monogram “HBA”, and dated ’54. I don’t even know if this artist was Hawaiian or not, but thought you would be a good place to begin my search. Following in another email is a photo of the signature on the back of the canvas. a photo of the front is attached. Any help would as to who this artist is would be greatly appreciated.

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mother-childI am looking for any information I can get on the artist who did this picture.  I was told this was a Hawaiian “Mother & Child” done by “Stickney” I believe it says.  I love the work and would like to know if there is more out there, if the artist is still alive, and if so could I contact him or her.  My cousin got this picture along with another “Mother & Child” done in charcoal, and a smaller “Lady in a Hawaiian dress with long straight hair and a large straw hat.  My cousin, Joyce Walzack, was an interior decorator and lived in Hawaii for many years before her death. I believe she got them in the ’50’s or early ’60’s. I appreciate any help I can get.  Sincerely, Mickey D

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I am looking for a artist named June Egan her Tongan name was sune?  June did tapa cloth in her paintings by pounding inner bark of the paper mulberry tree against a flatten log with a wooden mallet using a brown dye called tongo.  I have 4 of her art works now I am trying to locate some more.  June had a show in 1977 at LeMaroi Gallery in which she sold sixty of her art pieces during one month showing.  She is Australian born I believe.  I would appreciate any information you may have in the comment section below.  Diana Leffler

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About 5 years ago I visited Kauai and purchased a beautiful wood carving of a little bird.  It had wire legs and stood on a nice piece of wood.  The bottom was signed by Russell.  My home was destroyed by fire in November and  that was one of my most cherished pieces.  Do you know when i could obtain another piece of his work?  It was made of several different woods of different colors. Kind regards, Sally Cairns

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I would like to contact one of the artists who had a jewelry display this past weekend at the Haleiwa Arts Festival to purchase one of her pieces.  This will be a surprise gift for my wife.  The one receipt I do have shows “Holly Wild Ware” however, I cannot find a phone number or address.  Please comment if you can be of assistance.


Ralph Martin

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I am looking for a Vintage Hawaiian Sign artist named Steven Neil. I think his shop is called Signworks Hawaii. I thought he lived in Hilo, Hi. He makes wooden signs. He used to have work in a local gallery in Los Gatos, Ca.

Do you know where I can find him…I am remodeling my house and would very much like to get some of his artwork.  Thanks in advance for your help.


John Giannotti

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