Shelley's solo art exhibit Transcending Palms is free and open to the public through December 21st at the prestigious Kahilu Theatre in Waimea on the Big Island.  Pieces being shown are available for purchase.  Shelley was awarded the exhibit as winner of Kahilu Theatre's Spring 2016 juried Art off the Wall exhibit.  The gallery is open Monday - Friday, from 9-1 and at all the Kahilu Theatre events.  This is a link to the exhibit's website.

Sculptural Art Vessels - Wall Decor - Baskets - Natural Fashion


Hawaii's elegant natural fibers artfully crafted
into unique home decor and personal accessories.

Using the sheath from various types of giant palm leaves, award winning fiber artist Shelley Hoist's creations bring the warmth and organic textures of the islands into your home, office and life. Inspired by the variations of each individual sheath (type, color and the life of that particular leaf) there are no duplicates.  Using sustainable and recycled elements are important to her as she gives new life to raw material. Each art piece is entirely unique, signed, numbered and completed with a hand rubbed finish. Her desire is for her intentional artwork and lifestyle accessories to strengthen your connection to the natural world.  Changing the way we look at palm leaves, one sheath at a time. Read more about her story here.


Watch Shelley's creative process as featured on "Everything Hawaii"