Art Maui 2012 Press Release, December 27, 2011

December 27, 2011
PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Art Maui 2012 Slated for March 25th through April 20th at Maui Arts & Cultural Center (MACC)

Maui, Hawaii—The 34th Art Maui Exhibition is scheduled to open to the public beginning Sunday, March 25th at the Schaefer International Gallery, Maui Arts & Cultural Center (MACC).

Since its inception in 1979, Art Maui has grown to become one of the most prestigious juried art exhibitions in the state of Hawaii. The exhibit features works by local artists in a wide range of media including sculpture, painting, video, jewelry, photography, ceramics, quilting, woodworking and more.

Check out what’s new for Art Maui 2012:

Read the prospectus and learn what’s changed:

  • New dimensions for all 2D art.
  • Installations have new criteria and on March 1st artists can submit written proposals for consideration. Read all about it.
  • Late fees for late pick up of art—don’t leave it behind or a charity will benefit.

Art Maui is very pleased to announce that we are reinstating the Annual High School Senior Art Scholarship Awards Program.

  • Eligible high school seniors can submit their portfolios on March 15th for the juror to review.
  • Three $2500 awards will be awarded on April 14th at the Juror’s Walk-through

George Berezovsky is this year’s featured artist. This past year the Art Maui Board of Directors selected his piece “Rhapsody” as the Art Maui 2012 publicity image. Downloadable versions are available on the Art Maui website.

Kicking off the exhibition will be the annual Art Maui Symposium, slated for January 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the MACC. This year, the topic will be “Art of the Juror.” The format will include a forum with a panel of experts including Allison Wong, Thomas Klobe, Lauren Harris and Dick Nelson.

Receiving Day for all artist submissions will be held on Thursday, March 15th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Online registration will be accessible beginning January 15, 2012 at www.artmaui.com. Registering online will save time on receiving day.

Jurying will take place on March 16th and 17th by this year’s esteemed juror Thomas Klobe. One of the original founders of Art Maui, Tom Klobe was also one of three jurors for the 2007 exhibition. He is known for his exhibition curating and design. Tom Klobe is professor emeritus and founding director of the University of Hawaii Art Gallery. During his 29 year tenure at UH he organized and designed over 200 exhibitions.
“Art communicates on two levels, the visual and the conceptual. It is the interaction of these two aspects that makes a work of art stand apart from others. Both are essential to art’s significance, to its ability to capture the intangible quality that gives an art form its inner vitality and sense of timelessness.” (Juror’s statement)

A listing of selected works will be posted online by 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 17th.

Non-selected works will be available for pick-up between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Schaefer International Gallery on Sunday, March 18th. Remember, too, that the new late fees will apply—see prospectus for details.

On Friday, March 23rd, the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts will be the first to view Art Maui 2012. They will be given the opportunity to choose works for inclusion in the State of Hawaii’s permanent collection. That evening the annual Art Maui Purchase Pledge Preview Dinner will be held at the gallery. Participating patrons will be treated to an evening of fine dining and will be invited to select works in advance of the exhibition’s opening.

On Saturday, March 24th, the annual Art Maui Artist’s Reception will be held on the grounds of the MACC. All artists submitting to the exhibition are invited to attend this preview event, where they will get a first glimpse of the show. Art Maui 2012 will open to the public on March 25th and run through April 20th.

Beyond the tradition of showcasing the best multi-media work by Maui’s artists through exhibition, the nonprofit Art Maui organization strives to promote, encourage, and recognize excellence in the visual arts.

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