Hawaii Statewide Call for Entry 

Abstract Only 2017

7th Annual Juried Competition

Sponsored by Hawai’i Island Art Alliance, HIAA
Hilo, Hawaii

If you need help please email danhieux@yahoo.com or text 808 333-0402


Submission window opens: May 18th, 2017

Submission window closes: 9PM HST July 16th, 2017
A donation of $15.00 per entry (maximum of 5 entries per artist)                                                                                   
Entry donations are NON-REFUNDABLE

Juror: Hiroki Morinoue - Director, Print Master DonkeyMill Art Center

Juror Statement: I have long been a patient observer of nature, in particular of its rhythms, patterns and cycles. For over fifty years I have explored painting, printing, ceramics, photography, sculpture and mixed media. In much of my work there is a compelling sense of place: our shorelines, rocks, lava fields, skies and rainforests of the Big Island. Lately, my concerns with the war, global warming, immigration and the depletion of our natural resources are depicted in my work. Hiroki Morinoue, 2012

The Committee from the State Foundation on Culture and Arts will be reviewing this exhibit for possible Acquisition Awards nominations.

  1. Open to all residents of the state of Hawaii.
  2. Artwork in all mediums will be accepted.
  3. Only artwork that has been created in the past two years and has NOT been in a previous juried exhibit will be accepted.
  4. Artwork MUST be framed and ready to hang or easily installed. Gallery wrapped canvases (no exposed staples) will be accepted. NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS, NO GICLEE reproduction prints or enhanced giclèes of original art will be accepted; Digital art & photographs are OK.
  5. State Park policies forbid displays of nudity, or artwork conveying religious or politically offensive messages. 
  6. By entering this call you agree to all decisions, rules and conditions of the call, and not to hold the Wailoa Center, HIAA nor its officers liable.
  7. All off-island shipping is the artist's responsibility. Must also include a prepaid insured return shipping label or be picked up by a representative.
Jury process

Jurying will be done in a 3-step process.  First the juror will review all entries online and choose those to be accepted.  Secondly, on the day of intake, HIAA will inspect accepted artwork for proper framing or display (see #4).  If a piece is deemed poorly displayed, it may be rejected at this point.  The third phase will be on-site jurying by the juror to determine awards.


Awards will be presented and will depend on sponsorship and monies available after expenses and reception costs. First Place, Second and Third Place Awards, Honorable Mention(s) and People’s Choice Awards are planned.

Works should be for sale - Artist keeps 90% - 10% of sales donated to HIAA

Wailoa Center will handle all artwork with the utmost care, however, it will not be held responsible for damages or loss of work submitted or exhibited.

For additional information or questions please visit wailoacenter.com, hawaiiislandartalliance.org or call Wailoa Center… 933-0416 or email wailoa@yahoo.com.


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