Art Maui 2013: 35 years and counting

Art Maui celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2013. The exhibition is slated for April 14th 15th through May 11th 12th at the Schaefer International Gallery, Maui Arts & Cultural Center (MACC).

35 years and still counting, Art Maui continues to be 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.

Here’s what you should know for Art Maui 2013:

  • Ron Kowalke is this year’s juror. His bio and other links are posted on the Art Maui website. Trivia Question 1: Previously, Ron Kowalke was a juror for Art Maui. In what year did he serve as a juror? *
  • Christine Turnbull is this year’s featured artist. This past year, Art Maui’s Board of Directors selected her piece, “Keeping It Together”, as the Art Maui 2013 publicity image. Trivia Question 2: Who was the first artist to have their art featured on the Art Maui catalog/brochure, and in what year? *
  • Now acquaint yourself with all the criteria for submitting art: read the prospectus posted on our website.
  • The Art Maui schedule is posted online and includes all the important dates you need to mark on your calendar:
    • Saturday, March 23rd all proposals for “installation art” must be sent and postmarked by March 23rd. Details are described in the prospectus. If your art work is large, contains multiple pieces, various electronics and requires construction to put in place, you’ll need to read the requirements in the section of the prospectus relating to “installation art.”
    • Thursday, April 4th from 9 am to 5 pm at the Schaefer International Gallery: Receiving Day for artist submissions, including those students eligible for the Scholarship program.
    • Saturday, April 6th at 8 pm, a listing of selected works will be posted online.
    • Sunday, April 7th from 9 am to 5 pm all non-selected works will be available for pickup at the Schaefer International Gallery. Late fees will apply; see prospectus for details.
    • Friday, April 12th, the Hawaii State foundation on Culture and the Arts will be the first to view Art Maui 2013. They will be given the opportunity to choose works for inclusion in the State of Hawaii’s permanent collection.
    • Saturday, April 13th Sunday, April 14th, the Artists’ Reception will be held on the grounds of the MACC. All artists submitting to the exhibition are invited to attend this preview event, where you will get a first glimpse of the show along with a 35 year overview of Art Maui’s history.
    • Sunday, April 14th Monday, April 15th, Art Maui opens to the general public and remains open, seven days a week, from 11 am to 5 pm with some evenings through to Saturday, May 11th Sunday, May 12th 2013.
  • As part of Art Maui’s effort to offer, and direct our artist community to, a variety of educational art programs and events in our community, we alert you to these upcoming events. You will want to mark your calendars to attend!
    • “Color, Light, Space” The mission is visual literacy and it’s at Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao. Opening this Friday, October 26th through to December 5. You won’t want to miss this special exhibition featuring 11 artists, along with a series of educational presentations led by Dick Nelson. We’ve posted the complete schedule for the free video-lecture sessions at Viewpoints Gallery to be held simultaneously with the exhibit, or you can take in the same video-lecture sessions at UH-Maui College in January.
    • On Saturday, March 2nd, juror Ron Kowalke will be our featured presenter for the Art Maui Symposium, “The Nature of Creativity”, scheduled from 4-6 pm at the MACC. Be prepared, as it will be interactive.

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

For more information e-mail or visit our website at

I look forward to seeing you all at this year’s exhibition and celebration of Art Maui’s 35th anniversary.

Chris Scharein
Art Maui Show Chair

* Answers to the trivia questions: (1) In 1985, Ron Kowalke served as a juror along with Barbara Engle and Hobaica. (2) Tadashi Sato was the first artist whose work was selected and featured as the publicity image on the catalog cover, in 1985.

(Updated 2/13/2013 for date changes)

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