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Gretchen Mann Aona, American Artist, photographer ( art: visiting, Educated)artist, photographer. Recipient Purchase award Honolulu Academy Art, 1981, Hawaii State Foundation Culture and Arts, 1987 (2), American Heart Association award Association Hawaii Artists, 1992. Member Hawaii Watercolor Society.

Background

Aona, Gretchen Mann was born on June 25, 1933 in Omaha. Daughter of Albert Paul and Gladys Louise (Mann) Andersen.

Education

AB, San Jose State University, 1951, Master of Arts in Art, 1966. Textbook illustrator mathematics and statistics department Stanford University, 1960-1963. Science illustrator Melabs, Mountain View, California, 1967.

Instructor art, crafts, and photographyKapiolani Community College, Honolulu, 1967-1988, chairman humanities department, 1978-1979. One-woman shows in photography include: Fantasy Images, Queen Emma Gallery, Honolulu, 1977, Foyer Gallery, Leeward Community College, Honolulu, 1980. One-woman shows in watercolor include: Hawaii Medical Svc.

Association, 1989; group exhbns. include: Photo '70, '71, '72, Sixty Yrs. World in Color, Hague, Netherlands, 1973, Honolulu, Art HawaiiOne, Honolulu Academy Art, 1974, 75, Great Hawaiian Open Art Exhibition, 1981, Artists of Hawaii, Honolulu Academy Arts, 1981, Honolulu Printmakers55th Annual Exhibition, 1983, 60th Annual Exhibition, 1988, Windward Artists Easter Art Show, 1984, 85, 88, Hawaii Watercolor Society Exhibit, 1985, 86,89, 90, 91, 92, Image 13 Hawaii, 1987. Invitational exhbns. include Koa Gallery, Kapiolani Community College, 1987, Florals and Nature Scenes, Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden, 1987, Aloha Ho'omaluhia, 1988-1992.

Represented by Koolau Gallery, Kaneohe, Hawaii.

Career

Textbook illustrator mathematics and statistics department Stanford University, 1960—1963. Science illustrator Melabs, Mountain View, California, 1967. Instructor art, crafts, and photography Kapiolani Community College, Honolulu, 1967—1988.

Chairman humanities department, 1978—1979.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include in photography Fantasy Images, Queen Emma Gallery, Honolulu, 1977, Foyer Gallery, Leeward Community College, Honolulu, 1980, one-man shows include in watercolor Hawaii Medical Service Association, 1989, exhibited in group shows at Photo '70, '71, '72, Sixty Years World in Color, Hague, Netherlands, 1973, Honolulu, Art Hawaii One, Honolulu Academy Art, 1974-1975, Great Hawaiian Open Art Exhibition, 1981, Artists of Hawaii, Honolulu Academy Arts, 1981, Honolulu Printmakers 55th Annual Exhibition, 1983, 60th Annual Exhibition, 1988, Windward Artists Easter Art Show, 1984-1985, Hawaii Watercolor Society Exhibit, 1985-1986, 1989-1992, Image 13 Hawaii, 1987, exhibitions include Koa Gallery, Kapiolani Community College, 1987, Florals and Nature Scenes, Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden, 1987, Aloha Ho'omaluhia, 1988-1992, Koolau Gallery, Kaneohe, Hawaii. Author: Creative Exploration in Crafts, 1976.

Membership

Member of Hawaii Watercolor Society.

Connections

Married Daniel Kaleikoa Aona, Junior, June 16, 1979.

father:
Albert Paul Andersen

mother:
Gladys Louise (Mann) Andersen

spouse:
Daniel Kaleikoa Aona