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Will Herrera

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Sculptor Will Herrera
Will Herrera

About Will Herrera

Will Herrera is one of the most well known artists Sculptors in Hawaii. Celebrities such as Jack Nicholson, Anthony Quinn and George Benson and others who wish to remain annonymous Collect his works of art.

Exhibition History of Will Herrera

1971 - Best Student Work, Juried Show, Pottery One, Cal Poly States University, San Luis Obisop, CA
1971 - Two Person Show, Solver Ghost Gallery, CA
1972 - Honorable Mention, Juried Show, Pottery Two, Cal Poly States University, San Luis Obispo, CA
1972 - Sudden Ceramics, Three Person Show, Ross Freeman Gallery, Northridge, CA
1972 - Pottery Three, Juried Exhibition
1972 - Form and the Inner Eye, Juried Tactile Exhibition for the foundation for the Junior Blind, Loss Angeles Cultural Arts Section, Los Angeles, CA
1972 - Honorable Mention, Pottery Two, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA juried show
1972 - Ceramic Conjunction, juried show, Whittier College, Whittier, CA
1972 - Sudden Ceramics, Ross Freeman Gallery, Northridge, CA, three person exhibition
1974 - Best Textile, Sausalito Art Festival, juried show
1974 - Ceramic Annual, Cerritos College, Juried Exhibition
1975 - Best of show, Sausalito Art Festival, juried show
1975 - Windows to the Infinite, One Man Exhibition, California States University, Sonoma
1976 - Marin Artists, Group Exhibition, Marin Art and Garden Centre, Ross CA
1977 - Art Maui, the premiere juried exhibition of the work of Maui artists
1981 - Maui dreamscapes, One Man Show, Wailea Arts Centre, Maui, Hawaii
1983 - Sculptural Ceramics, One Man Show, Gallery at the Hyatt Regency Maui, Kaanapali, HI
1986 - One Man Show, Gallery at the Marriott, Kaanapali, Maui, Hawaii
1995 - One Man Show, NaPua Gallery, Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
1997 - One Man Show, Golden Perals Fine Art, Dundee, IL
1998 - Feast or Famine, State of Hawaii Invitational Group Exhibition, Kazuma International Gallery, Kahului, Maui Hawaii
2010 - Art Maui, the premier juried exhibition of the work of Maui artists
2011 - Art Maui, the premiere juried exhibition of the work of Maui Artists
2011 - One Man Show, NaPua Gallery, Wailea, Maui, Hawaii.

Artist Statement of Will Herrera

Art making is an exploration of beauty. Beauty experienced within the qualities of the materials used in the art making process and how they are transformed to reflect varied forms of beauty... beauty found in life, life forms and our environment. Line, colour and form expand universal possibilities for pure communication. The intention of my work is to transfer feeling through abstract expression.

Awards and Prizes of Will Herrera

1971 - Best Student Work - First Prize
1972 - Purchase Award, Pottery Three, Juried Exhibition
1975 - Best of show, Sausalito Art Festival.

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Will Herrera

Every year his work is purchased by some of the most discerning collectors in the world.

Jack Nicholson, Anthony Quinn, George Benson, Michael Jordan, Rone Deniis and Formula One Teams McLaren Mercedes in Woking, England.

Reviews of work by Will Herrera

Mr Ron Dennis commented in McLarens Racing Line magazine "I think it was his pursuit of excellence, as well as the molten shapes and colour mix that attracted me to Will`s work".

Public Works of Will Herrera

Bronze Lion for Whitehall Lane Winery
Created a sculpture for the office of the Chairman of Daimler Benz
Create a sculpture for Hilton
Commissioned by corporations include Northern Telecoms, States Farm Insurance, Auto Owners Insurance and Symantec
Shopping centres have commissioned sculptures Kaneohe Ranch in Kailua on Oahu, Hawaii, commissioned to create six sculptures for Chinas first Porsche dealership in Nanjing.

Qualifications / Education of Will Herrera

Will Herrera was an invited graduate student from 1972 to 1973 at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. At U.S.C., he first learned the age old art of slip casting ceramics forms.

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Will Herrera

Publications#:
1979 - Ten page photo essay, The Book of Low Fire Ceramics by Harvey Brody, Holt, Rhinehart and Winston, New York.
1992 - Will Herrera, "Movement, Music Mathematics and a Message", five page article, April issue, Island Home Magazine, Pacific Publishing, Honolulu, Hawaii
1996 - Artists of Maui, Art News, New York
1998 - Aloha McLaren, Racing Line Magazine, four page article, June issue, TAG McLaren Marketing Services Limited, Middelsex, England.

Price Range of Work

Will Herrera's work has a price range from £750 to £17,017

Mediums utilised

Will Herrera's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Will Herrera's work is found in the following categories on site:
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture (5)
Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes (4)
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine (4)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (4)
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (4)
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures (2)
Focal Point Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue (2)
Organic / Abstract Sculpture (2)
Abstract Modern Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary both Indoor Or outside (2)
Objects of desire Sculptures (2)
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures (2)
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines (2)
Varietal cross section of Floral, Fruit and Plantlife Sculpture
Aquatic Sculptures Fish / Shells / Sharks / Seals / Corals / Seaweed
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary
Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture Statues
Polychrome Sculpture Multi-Coloured Statues statuettes statuary
Horse Sculpture / Equines Race Horses Pack HorseCart Horses Plough Horsess
Busts and Heads Sculptures Statues statuettes Commissions Bespoke Custom Portrait Memorial Commemorative sculpture or statue
Dance Sculptures and Ballet Sculptures
Flamboyant Colourful Exuberant Exotic Gaudy Gorgeous Dedcorative Vivid Brightly Coloured Spectacular Sculptures
Abstract Loop Indoor and Outside Sculptures / Statues / statuettes
Abstract Plants Fruits Trees Leaves Flowers Statues Sculptures
Flower sculpture statue
Spirit of Dance Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture
Primitive or Naive style Sculpture or Statuary
Spiral Twisted sculpture / statue / carving
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