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Recent news & articles:

Mamala O Maui
comes to visit Turnbull Studios

Maui Vision Magazine
has Christine on the cover of their February/March issue

Art Up Close
The Maui Open Studios Experience

Honolulu Star-Advertiser
January 23, 2011

The Art Of “New Beginnings” For The Coming Year
Maui sculptress readies special artwork for holiday season
Press Release October 22, 2010

Hui No'eau Show "Primarily Red"
Maui Weekly September 2009

Charm Of A Road Less Travelled
The Edmonton Herald
March 21, 2009

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An article in the Neiman Marcus InCircle Entree magazine about Steve Turnbull's sculpture

Social Notes
Up & Down the Isle Column

Anacortes American
September 10, 2008

Turnbull Sculpture Garden
The Maui News
February 7, 2007 

Living The S-Curve
Maui No Ka Oi Magazine
Spring 2005

Turnbull Studios and Sculpture Garden
Haleakala Times
July 2-15, 2003

Steve Creates A Gift For A Princess

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhornm of Thailand receives a gift at the East-West Center's annual fundraiser, "An International Affair"

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Steve Turnbull and the Honorable Mrs. Jean Ariyoshi with gift sculpture

The Princess of Thailand, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhornm, came to Oahu on behalf of her father, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, to accept an Asia Pacific Community Building Award and to dedicate a new "sala" for the University of Hawaii. Former Hawaii First Lady, Mrs. Jean Ariyoshi contacted the Hawaii Craftsmen to put out a "call to all island artists" proposing an abstract elephant as a gift for the Princess. Steve Turnbull was the artist selected to create the elephant out of Koa wood.

This was a beautiful opportunity for art to serve its place in international relations, and for a Hawaii artist to have his work in the royal collection. Steve said, "It was an honor and quite an experience to be in the presence of Her Royal Highness. I am proud to be chosen as the sculptor to create such a special gift from our state and The Honorable Mrs. Jean Ariyoshi. It was an evening I will never forget. My gratitude goes out to the Hawai'i Craftsmen, Mrs. Ariyoshi, and the East West Center for their gracious hospitality for the event."

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhornm on right

The Honorable Mrs Jean Ariyoshi presented the gift saying, "Our famous sculptor from Maui, Steve Turnbull, created this beautiful Koa Elephant for your royal collection. We chose an elephant because I know of your collection and love of elephants and what they represent to your country." Her Royal Highness graciously accepted the gift.

Steve and Christine visiting with Rose Anne Jones, Executive Director of The Hawai'i Craftsmen and standing before portraits of the King and Queen of Thailand.

At our table we were honored to be seated with Kamaki Kanahele, the priest that brought in the Royal Highness with a hawaiian chant and his mother the Martriarch of Hawaii, Aunty Agi.

Maui Artist Creates Royal Sculpture
The Maui News
March 27-April 2, 2008

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Artists now showing in the Gallery


Thomas Peters • oil originals

Lisa Kasprzycki • oil originals

Jan Shaner • oil originals

George Eguchi • tropical island scenes, oil originals

Ken Kennel • the art of pointilism

Joel Heinz • the lost art of tapa cloth paintings

Christine Halton • engraved and painted exotic wood paintings

Fine Art Crafts:

Al Schwartz • ceramics

Marylyn Holland • ceramics and monks

Susan Jensen •Native Hawaiian baskets

Cynthia Linden • glass mirrors and whimsical art

Diane & Ray Pizzo • glass art

Kristen • fine carved gourds


John Hugg

Scott Meade

Carolyn Quan

Aubrey Hord


Pat Pearlman • beaded and handmade metals

Beach Breaks • found beach glass jewelry

Maggies Gems • hand blown glass jewelry

Cathleen Bunt • gold and silver artist

Kathy U'U' "Kachi" • island creations of gold and silver with shells and natural stone

Alycia McKee • silver and gold fine jewelry

Mckenna Hallett • recycled metals and glass jewelry

Hillary • fine art glass jewelry


For our collectors:

Worthy Organizations:
The Will Smith Foundation




The Turnbull family of sculptors opens their studios to collectors, art lovers and the public. We like to spend time with our patrons and invite you to a private visit to our studios if you call to make an appointment.

The Turnbull Studios Gallery shows the work of over twenty different “guest artists” in media ranging from glass to jewelry to oil paintings, watercolors and prints.

You'll find original paintings, jewelry, and ceramics made by the finest local artists on the island of Maui. We frequently have visiting artists working in the gallery. Patrons will have an opportunity to meet and see the artists in action

Turnbull Map
Turnbull Studios, Gallery and Sculpture Garden
5030 Kahekili hwy.
Wailuku, HI 96793
Call (808) 244-0101
Fax (808) 244-1515

Toll free 1-877-266-9838

Open Monday through Friday
10am to 5pm
Private appointments welcome

Turnbull Studios 2005-2009