October 26th, 2011 / posted by paularath

By Tonia Moreno


SOFA stands for Small Objects and Functional Art. Major American art centers such as New York City, Chicago and Santa Fe hold annual SOFA Art Fairs which draw people from all over the country and the world.

Now The Fine Art Associates is taking inspiration from the SOFA shows and bringing a mini-SOFA to Honolulu. The event brings together small, one-of-a-kind works of contemporary art and design from a selection of both established and emerging artists.

The exhibition aims to showcase the diversity of art and artists working today in Hawaii, as expressed through small works, no larger than 12-inches by 12-inches by 12-inches.

Lauren Faulkner, owner and art consultant for The Fine Art Associates, said in a release, “We have no shortage of world-class artistic talent in Hawaii. Mini-SOFA is an opportunity for us to share more affordable contemporary art and design, finely crafted, sometimes whimsical and often inspiring work by artists of Hawaii – and introduce this work to more of the community in a fun and accessible way.”

The exhibit is free and open to the public November 11, 12 and 13 from noon to 6p.m. at The Fine Art Asssociates showroom, located at 1020 Auahi Street, in the Ward Industrial Plaza (behind Marukai Farmer’s Market), Building #4.

For more information, and to see the work  of artists represented by The Fine Art Associates, visit http://www.fineartassociates.com

– Paula Rath

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Tonia Moreno
November 5th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

I’m Tonia the glass student who made this blue piece in your article. just curious why you didn’t mention me or credit me in your article. I would appreciate it if you could. Thank you.

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