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Listing of exhibitions
& special projects:

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March 2023 to June 2023, ʻAi Pohaku, Gallery ʻIolani, Windward Community College, Kane`ohe, Hawaiʻi.


March 2023 to March 2024, Ola Ka Noʻeau, Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.


February, 2023 to February 2024, ACCESSION: recent acquisitions by the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Hawaiʻi State Art Museum, Honolulu, Hawai'i.


February 2023, Likoliko Noʻeau, Folio of Contemporary Hawaiian Artists, Kamehameha Publishing, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.


August to September 2022, Kuku Kapa E, A kapa show at Isaacs Art Center, Hawaii Preparatory Academy, Kamuela, Hawaiʻi


May 2022 to August 2022, Group exhibition at First Hawaiian Bank, Honolulu.


January 2022 to March 2022, The Brilliance of Now- Annual Juried Exhibit, Kahilu Theatre Gallery, Kamuela, Hawaiʻi.

August 2021 to October 2021, Kapa Kuʻina, Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Kapa. Donkey Mill Art Center. Kealakekua, Hawaiʻi; Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts purchased three of Roenʻs kapa


November 2021, ʻAʻaliʻi, Kakaʻako, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi two kapa purchased for this real estate development.

March 2021 to June 2021 - Exhibition of kapa, American Savings Bank Loʻi Gallery, Honolulu.


March to April 2020 - Call + Response 5th Annual Juried Exhibition, Kahilu Theatre Gallery, Waimea, Hawaiʻi Island – Group exhibition; Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts purchased three of Roen’s pieces; one piece received a second-place award.


2019 - Amy Greenwell Botanical Garden, Kealakekua, Hawaiʻi Island - Kapa making demonstrations at reopening of the gardens.


2019 - Kapa workshop for a group of 25 Japanese hula students from Umahana School, Japan on a two-week tour of Hawaiʻi Island. 


2019 to present - Isaacs Art Center, Kamuela, Hawaiʻi – Ongoing sales and commissions of kapa.


2019 to 2020 - Kapa Moe Project with seven other kapa makers – Kapa pieces were completed for public display slated at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum; exhibition was deferred due to Covid-19.


2019 & 2014 – Huliheʻe Palace, Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi Island - Kapa making demonstrations. 


2019 - Studio visit and sharing at Roen’s home with Tongan tapa artists from New Zealand Sulieti Fieme’a Burrows and Tui Emma Gilles.


2018 - Na Hānauna (Generation), Kahilu Theatre Gallery, Waimea, Hawaiʻi Island - Exhibition and demonstration of kapa making featuring work by Roen Hufford and her students.


2018 - Heahea Mai I Ke Kapa - Advisor to the re-homing of kapa produced in the 1960’s by Malia Solomon that had been commissioned by Laurence Rockefeller and conserved by the Bishop Museum, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hawai’i Island; Kapa demonstrations; Roen participated in a podcast with Smithsonian cultural specialist Dr. Adrienne Kaeppler commemorating the event, which was produced by Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.


2018 - East Hawaii Cultural Center, Loliʻana, Hilo, Hawaiʻi Island - Kapa featured in group exhibition; kapa workshops and demonstrations.


2017 - Studio visit and sharing at Roen’s home with Antje Denner, Anthropologist, National Museum of Scotland.


2016 - Kapa Kahilu, Kahilu Theatre Gallery, Waimea, Hawaiʻi Island - Exhibition of kapa and demonstrations.


2016 – Kapa beating demonstrations at Waimea Homestead Farmers Market, Waimea, Hawaiʻi Island.


2015 - National Museum of the American Indian, New York, NY - Kapa making demonstrations for staff and general public.


2014 - Ka Hana Kapa – Film documenting kapa makers including the kapa/hula collaboration at Merrie Monarch Hula Festival; film funded by the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.


2014 – to present - Weekly kapa hui (group) with instruction and wauke maintenance at Honopua Farm, Waimea, Hawaiʻi Island.


2014 - Mohala Ke Kapa (Kapa Blossoms Anew), Maui Culture and Arts Center, Kahului, Maui -

Kapa exhibition and presentation.


2013 & 2014 - Waikoloa Dryland Preserve Annual Open House - Kapa making demonstrations.


2013 - National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C. - Lei making demonstrations with mother Marie McDonald.


2012 & 2013 - Mamo Exhibits, Hilo, Hawaiʻi Island - Exhibition of kapa.


2012 - Gathering of Kapa Makers - Demonstrations and teaching at kapa workshops sponsored by Hawaiʻi State Foundation Culture and the Arts, Keauhou, Hawaiʻi Island.


2011 - Bethel Street Gallery, Honolulu, Oʻahu – Kapa included in exhibition.


2011 - Kapa/hula collaboration of 26 kapa makers and Halau O Kekuhi culminating in a demonstration performance at the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, Hilo Hawai’i Island, with all dancers wearing traditional kapa dance costumes – paʻu, malo and kihei (dance skits, loin cloths and shawls).


2011 - Imiloa Astronomy Center, Hilo, Hawaiʻi Island - Demonstrations as a follow up to the 2011 Merrie Monarch kapa/hula collaboration.


2009 & 2010 & 2011 - HOEA project (Hawaiian Ohana for Education in the Arts),  Waimea, Hawai’i Island  – A three-year art program funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. Roen was on the steering committee and traveled to Santa Fe, New Mexico research the Indian Market the proposed HOEA market place, was the principal organizer of exhibitions of kapa at PIKO Gallery; provided kapa demonstrations; workshop instructor.

2008 – Kapa Workshop at Ka Ulu Laʻau, Waimea Nature Park, Waimea Outdoor Circle, Waimea, Hawaiʻi Island


2007 - Ho’okui Ka Mana, Keauhou, Hawai’i Island – Demonstration of kapa making for indigenous practitioners sponsored by the Edith Kanakaʻole Foundation.


2007 - Merriman’s Restaurant, Waimea, Hawaiʻi Island - Solo exhibition of kapa.


2007 - PIKO Gathering of Indigenous Artists, Waimea, Hawaiʻi Island – Kapa participant.


2007 - Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Oʻahu - Exhibit of kapa accomplished during the PIKO gathering.


2006 to 2015 - Mala’ai Culinary Garden Waimea Middle School Board member, Waimea, Hawaiʻi Island - Donated kapa for fundraising.


2006 - Terra Madre, International Slow Food Convention, Torino, Italy - Delegate from Hawai`i.


1992 to present - Honopua Farm, Waimea, Hawaiʻi Island - Self-employed organic farmer.


1992 to 2020 - Waimea Homestead Farmer Market – Served as treasurer & helped to establish Waimea’s first farmer’s market.


1991-1993 - Department of Education - Substitute Teacher K-12, Waimea, Hawaiʻi Island.


1989 & 1990 - Department of Labor & Industrial Relations - Career Counselor for Transition Center, Kapaʻa High School, Kauaʻi.


1988 & 1989 - Westin Kaua`i Hotel, Lihuʻe, Kauaʻi – Florist.


1986 to 1988 - Irmalee Pomroy Flowers, Kilauea, Kauaʻi - Florist.


1982 to 1985 – Aliʻi Florist, Kailua, O`ahu - Owner/Operator.


1973 -1981 - Department of Parks and Recreation, City and County of Honolulu, Honolulu, Oʻahu - Recreation Director, Recreation Specialist.

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