faithstoneart



Faith is the author of “Drawing Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, “a how to” guide to traditional Tibetan style of drawing. She studied Tibetan Thankga painting at Naropa University in Boulder, CO and under the guidance of Khen Rinpoche, his brother Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal and the Drikung Skaybgon Chetsang. She also attended Montserrat School of visual arts in Beverly, Massachusetts and then pursued a career as a chef, edible art. She has published three cookbooks and a novel, Rudi and the Green Apple.

My new direction is to fuse two disciplines and add local flavor. My background is drawing and painting traditional Tibetan thangkas, Buddhist scroll paintings. I am merging that with the practice of traditional Japanese woodblock prints, mokuhanga. Then, I add local landscape especially from Hawaii and Colorado where I spend most of my time. My goal is acknowledge a new art movement, that of American Buddhist Art. I honor the traditions of the past while making the artwork uniquely from a Western perspective. I believe the real joy of carving and painting Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and Hindu deities is the idea of creating a space for the Buddha or deity to reside. The attitude is that once the painting is finished – The Buddha or Tara or Ganesha move in.

My woodblocks and paintings paintings are held in private collections in the mainland, Hawaii, Europe and India. I was an award winning middle and high school art teacher in Kona, Hawaii and Boulder, Colorado. I am the director of Eldorado Yoga summer camp in Eldorado Springs, CO.


Professional Experience:
2000 – present Working Artist and Art Director Eldorado Yoga Kids Camp
2001-2006 Award winning K-12 art teacher, Hualalai Academy,
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
2006-2012 Award winning High School Art Teacher, New Vista High School, Boulder, CO

2017 group shows:
October: Awagami International Mini Print show hosted at Awagami's Hall of Awa Japanese Handmade Paper, Tokushima, Japan

September and October: Japanese Cultural Center in Hilo Hawaii, Mokuhanga Beauty and Sensibility

August through October, International Mokuhanga juried show, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Tara with dragon, phoenix and i'ili birds

Triptych of 3 Buddhas featured at the Donkey Mill Art Show: Art Changes Things. Show hangs through March 2017

2016:
One of my Buddha Woodblocks is featured full page in the November Lion's Roar Buddhist Magazine
http://archive.lionsroar.com/#folio=52

May 6 to July 9, 2016
Wood Fiber Ink
I have two woodblocks in this show:
Donkey Mill Art Center (DMAC) is proud to announce our 1st Biennial Juried Statewide Exhibition 2016, WOOD INK FIBER, open to artists working in Hawai’i in the medium of woodblock printing. This exhibition will be featured at DMAC.
http://www.donkeymillartcenter.org/

Invited to join Dakini as Art, dakiniasart.org, an International Women's collective of a dozen European, and North and South American women with a background in traditional Tibetan thangka painting.

February 24- March 17
88th Annual Honolulu Printmakers Exhibition: Two of my works were selected and Peaceful Pele won Award of Excellence from juror and Master printmaker, Paul Mallowney

Sensibilities: 13th Annual Faculty Exhibit
Donkey Mill Art Center, Holualoa, Hawaii
Date: January 15 - April 4, 2016

2015:
November 6-December 12, Group show,
Kona Coffee Festival art show,
Donkey Mill Art Center,
78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy ,Holualoa


September 4
Solo Show Pranamor Studio and Gallery,
Shiva's Garden Kirtan Band with art show by Faith Stone
853 Santa Fe Drive, Denver

May - September: Denver Art Society Gallery, 734 Santa Fe drive in Denver
June: Solo show at Inspire Life Gallery Denver

March 6-April 20:
Donkey Mill Art Center, Holoualoa, Hawaii, Technonatura

2014:
1) The Best of Santa Fe Arts District, September 19- November 8, 2014
A juried show featuring top artists from the Denver Arts district 2014 season, Niza Gallery, 915 Santa Fe Drive, Denver

2) Eldorado Yoga Ashram, Contemporary Himalayan Art Show
December 6- 31st 2014

3) Theme: Feminine Divine
Skylite Station Gallery
910 Santa Fe Ave.
Denver, CO
Opens Feb 1st - artist reception 5:00 - 7:00
Show hangs through the month of February 2014

4) Group show at Littleton Museum
Littleton Colorado
November 21- January 12, 2014

Solo Exhibits:
2015 Inspire Life Gallery, Denver, June
2014 Eldorado Mountain Yoga, Boulder, CO
2013 Shoshoni Yoga Retreat, Contemporary Yoga Arts, Rollinsville, CO
2012 Konalani Yoga Retreat, Contemporary Buddhist art, Kailua-Kona, HI

Group Exhibits:
2017 Donkey Mill Art Center, Holualoa, Hawaii
2016 Shoshoni Yoga Retreat, Contemporary Yoga Arts, Rollinsville, CO
2016 Honolulu Printmakers annual show, Award winning piece, Peaceful Pele
2016 Donkey Mill Art Center, Holualoa, Hawaii
2015 Donkey Mill Art Center, Holualoa, Hawaii
2014 Niza Gallery, Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO
2014 Skylite Station, Feminine Divine, Denver, CO
2014 Littleton Museum, Own an Original, Littleton, CO
2013 Eldorado Mountain Yoga Ashram, Contemporary Buddhist Art, Boulder,CO
2012 Rocky Mountain College of Art, Figure Painting, Denver, CO
2011 910 Gallery, Colorado Art Educators juried show, Denver, CO
2011 The Dairy Center for the Arts, On my Watch (portraits of my high school students), Boulder, CO
2011 The Brooklyn Art Books Museum, Sketchbook Project,
Brooklyn, NY
2011 Art Heart, Denver, Colorado
2010 Rembrandt Gallery, Voices 6, Boulder, CO
2010 BMOCA, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Vivid Youth, Boulder, CO
2010 Shoshoni Yoga Retreat, Rollinsville, Colorado
2010 Kansas City Art Institute, Art Teacher’s Show, Kansas City,
Missouri
2009 Eldorado Mountain Yoga Retreat, Contemporary Buddhist Art, Eldorado Springs, CO
2008 Rembrandt Gallery, Voices 4, Boulder, CO

Awards:
2016 Award of Excellence, 88th annual Honolulu Printmakers Exhibition
2014 Best of Denver, Santa Fe Art District
2009 Gold Medal for excellence in teaching Scholastics Art Awards
2009 Honorable Mention, Colorado Art Educators State Show 2009

Publications:
2016: Lion's Roar Magazine
Drawing Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, Faith Stone, Prakasha Press, 2013
Rudi and the Green Apple, SGRY, 2000


Collections:
Shoshoni Yoga Retreat, Rollinsville, CO
Eldorado Mountain Yoga Ashram, Boulder, CO
Jang Chubling, Buddhist monastery, DehraDun, India