• Aloha Expressionism

    ALOHA EXPRESSIONISM by Contemporary Hawaii Artists

    50 Inspirational Stories. 100s of Works of Art. Boundless Aloha Spirit!

  • Contemporary Hawaii Woodworkers

    Art Book Production & Publishing

    First edition sold out! Only super special autographed copies left!

  • Hawaii Artist Collaboration

    Hawaii Artist Collaboration Event Administration & Website

    An amazing annual event!


Documenting the amazing diversity of talented artists in Hawaii is a passion of mine.

  • Aloha Expressionism

    Aloha Expressionism by Hawaii’s Contemporary Artists Featuring 50 of our states award-winning artists and artisans, this beautiful coffee table book will become a...

  • Contemporary Hawaii Woodworkers

    Step into the world of some of Hawai‘i’s finest woodworkers. Like the islands they call home, these artists have been somewhat isolated from the rest of the world....

  • Research Report

    While not an official book, creating the Hawaii Island Network of Artists Research Report; Exploring the Economic and Social Impact of Hawaii Island’s Visual...

  • Words at Work

    Just need help with layout and cover design? I can help with that. I had the joy of creating the cover design and doing the interior layout for Lynda McDaniel’s...


A bit about me...


My name is Tiffany DeEtte Shafto. I have a passion for creating connections for artists and feel a strong drive to showcase Hawaii as the arts destination it truly is. I’ve seen and experienced many artists’ studios and I’ve come away with a changed perspective, one that’s given me a much deeper appreciation for the finished works of art and the artists who create them.

Seeing the needs of the arts community in Hawaii, I established Contemporary Publications in 2009 as a publishing company dedicated to promoting creativity and sharing the stories of artists. Over the last few years, my scope has grown to include marketing and promotion materials for local arts organizations, a growing number of websites, and additional book production.

It’s my belief that arts organizations should operate more like marketing organizations, particularly during these economic times. I believe everyone should be able to make a living doing what they love.

As an avid volunteer, I’ve served as the Secretary of Hawaii Artist Collaboration (a new nonprofit serving Hawaii county), a past president of the Hawaii Wood Guild and Hawaii Craftsmen, and a former Director of the national Craft Organization Development Association. While titles don’t mean much to me, these organizations have inspired me to work to make a positive difference for their members. Hopefully, it shows.

As I stated in my first book, Contemporary Hawaii Woodworkers, “I hope that as you read these pages, you’ll find your own inspiration–to collect art, to create art, to attend exhibitions, and to share these stories with others…. Finally, I hope that when you are given a big, positive idea, you’ll find a way to make it a reality.”

Now I’m onto my next big, positive ideas—Aloha Expressionism by Contemporary Hawaii ArtistsTiffany’s Art Agency to connect artists and collectors!




Get in touch.

Email info @ ContemporaryPublications.com