Made at Manoa
FEATURING UH MĀNOA ALUMNA:
“MOST OF MY INSPIRATION COMES FROM MY LOVE FOR THE SEA, NATURE, POPULAR SURF BREAKS, AND THE BEAUTY OF THE ISLANDS.” – H.BROWN
Growing up in a family of artists and artisans in Southern California, Heather Brown found her passions in both art and nature at a very early age. Later, working as a boat captain and dive master to put herself through the Bachelors of Fine Arts program at The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa gave Heather Brown the perfect vantage point to fill her head with the beautiful imagery of the Hawaiian Islands. Heather Brown honed her artistic skills as a student at the University focusing primarily on the “lost arts” of intaglio printmaking, silkscreen printing, linocuts, woodcuts, and etchings which explains where her iconic style was born and bred.
Heather Brown has made it her life’s work to capture the true essence of the most beautiful beaches, surf breaks, and locales in Hawaiʻi and around the world. She has been coined the “Godmother of Modern Surf Art” by the Los Angeles Times. Heather Brown’s art has become a benchmark in the global surf art market, finding its way into collector’s homes around the world.
Throughout Heather Brown’s career she’s been named “Best Artist In Hawaiʻi” for four consecutive years, and chosen as Rip Curl’s “Artist of the Search” for six years garnering her own clothing line “Heather Brown for Rip Curl.” She has created art for The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, Jack Johnson’s Kōkua Festival, The Surfrider Foundation and many more as well as opening up Heather Brown Galleries in Tokyo, and Osaka Japan. She continues to work with numerous non-profits around the world, always keeping “giving back” extremely close to her heart.
“I HAVE ALWAYS ONLY HAD ONE GOAL IN MIND WHEN CREATING ART SINCE I WAS VERY YOUNG AND IT HAS NEVER CHANGED, I JUST WANT TO MAKE ART THAT BRINGS SMILES TO PEOPLES FACES AND ALOHA TO THEIR HEARTS.” – H. BROWN
Heather Brown’s art can be seen in galleries around the world, as well as in some of the most elite private collections of fellow artists, musicians, professional athletes, Hollywood’s finest, and happy homes in every corner of the globe. All pieces are painted in paradise, on the North Shore of Kaua’i! For more information on Heather Brown, visit
Alumni from all 10 campuses of the University of Hawai‘i System are unified as members of the University of Hawai‘i Alumni Association (UHAA). Our alumni ‘ohana includes more than 260,000 UH graduates living in all 50 states and in more than 100 countries. As the official alumni organization of the UH System, UHAA communicates with alumni and supports its worldwide network of chapters and volunteers. It is a membership based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that offers three membership levels:
• LŌKAHI – Unified: Free basic level. Graduates from any of the 10 UH System campuses are automatically members of the UHAA ‘ohana and are eligible to receive basic benefits.
• HA‘AHEO – Proud: Paid annual level. This elite membership level is open to alumni and friends, and offers a unique way to give back to your university and receive exclusive member benefits.
• ‘ONIPA‘A – Steadfast: Paid lifetime level. The highest level of membership for alumni and friends who wish to make a lifetime commitment to support UH.
Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, UHAA includes a nationwide and international network of affiliated alumni groups. Its Alumni Council is made up of all UHAA chapter presidents, chancellors of each of the 10 campuses and other chapter leaders.
Paid member benefits allow alumni great savings and discounts to events, activities, and travel. The UH Alumni Association was informally constituted in 1922, 10 years after the first UH graduating class of 1912. It was formalized into a system wide umbrella organization for all UH-recognized alumni groups in 1988. The University of Hawai‘i Foundation established the Office of Alumni Relations with the approval of the Board of Regents in December 2002. The Office of Alumni Relations works closely with UHAA to serve the community of UH alumni and students in Hawai‘i and worldwide. UHAA supports the UH System and sponsors events that showcase its excellence. The association’s goal is to generate support for the university by encouraging interaction among UH graduates and friends.