FAQ

WHO CAN ENTER ART MAUI?
You may enter if you reside within Maui County at least four months each year, and are at least eighteen years old. Be prepared to show a photo I.D. and proof of residency on receiving day. Proof of residency may be a Hawaii driver’s license with Maui address, a voter registration card, or property ownership record.

WHEN DO I HAVE TO BE EIGHTEEN BY?
Entrants must turn eighteen within the calendar year of the show.

WHAT’S THE BENEFIT OF ONLINE REGISTRATION?
Online registration will save you time on Receiving Day. If you don’t do online registration, you have to fill out a paper form and wait for it to be entered into the computer before you can pay your fees and drop off your art. Artists who register and pay online typically save 15-30 minutes on Receiving Day.

IF I DON’T REGISTER ONLINE, HOW DO I ENTER THE SHOW?
If you don’t register online, then show up on Receiving Day and fill out a paper registration form. Take that to the data entry folks to get it entered into our database. They will print out paperwork for you to take and stand in the Payment line. After paying, take your piece to the tables where art is received. There will be people on hand to assist with the process and direct you to the right table.

WHAT IF I’M NOT SURE ABOUT SIZE, WEIGHT, OR HANGING REQUIREMENTS?
Contact Art Maui in advance of the show, through our website (ArtMaui.Com). NOTE: Art Maui does not provide any hanging material or dollies.

SHOULD I FRAME MY ARTWORK?
All artwork should be presented in the most professional way possible. The juror takes presentation into consideration for judging.

HOW SHOULD I PRICE MY ARTWORK?
Each entry must include a valid retail price, even if it is Not for Sale (NFS). If it sells, you get 50% of the retail price you submit. (e.g., if you want to make $500 on a sale, submit a price of $1,000.) Art Maui’s commission is 50% of the retail price submitted by the artist, which pays the operating costs for the exhibit.

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE 50% COMMISSION ART MAUI TAKES?
Art Maui is a nonprofit organization; if your artwork sells, we make no profit from the sale. The 50% commission goes into our operating budget to pay rent for the gallery, patron’s dinner, artists’ reception, etcetera, to make sure your work is exposed to as many people as possible. Proceeds also make it possible for us to award student scholarships.

WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO SELL MY PIECE?
Artwork accepted into the show as Not for Sale (NFS) will indicate that on the tag identifying the piece. Even if your work is NFS, you must provide a legitimate estimate of a retail price for your piece, for purposes of insurance and liability. Art Maui strongly encourages artists to submit their works for sale.

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY ART PIECE SELLS?
If your artwork sells, you have a couple of options. First, you can arrange to meet the buyer at the Schaefer on Give Back Day at the end of the show. Second, you can ship your piece. Artists are responsible for shipping sold work, while buyers are responsible for the shipping cost.

If you realize net proceeds of $600 or greater from the sale of your work, you must complete a W-9 form furnished by Art Maui before you can receive your commission from the sale. Finally, Art Maui collects General Excise Tax on every sale.

WHAT IF I CAN’T MAKE IT TO DROPOFF / PICKUP DAY?
Artists are responsible for delivery and pick-up of their work.

If you can’t deliver your art on Friday, February 22, you may have someone else drop off your art provided they have proof of your residency (a copy of your driver’s license) and complete and accurate contact information for you (name, address, phone number). They will have to provide their contact information as well. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you can’t pick up your unselected art on Sunday, February 24 (or exhibited art on Sunday, March 31), you may have someone else pick up your art on those days, provided they have written permission from you or have your receipt. They will have to sign out for it and assume all responsibility for delivery to you. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

NOTE: Artists will be charged a late fee donation of $10 per day (maximum of two days) for non-selected works left after pick-up day, and exhibited works left after pick-up day at close of show. Art not picked up on published dates will be removed from the MACC gallery. If still uncollected after two days, the art may be donated to a charitable auction.

IF ARTWORK HAS TO BE ORIGINAL, WHY DO YOU ALLOW NUMBERED PIECES FROM AN EDITION?
This requirement refers to artwork that is ‘created’ by the artist one piece at a time (for example, block prints or silk screens). While each piece is numbered individually, it is created by the artist in the same manner as an original artwork. Such art may have subtle differences from one number within an edition to the next, so each is considered to be ‘original’.

CAN I INCLUDE AN ARTIST’S STATEMENT WITH THE PIECE?
Art Maui doesn’t accept Artist’s Statements for jurying. If a piece has been accepted, the artist may provide a statement and bio at the Artist’s Reception, that will be kept in a binder at the reception desk. No separate verbiage, poetry or written explanation of art will be displayed beside an accepted piece.

IF I GET A PIECE IN THE SHOW, WHY DO I HAVE TO DO A GALLERY SITTING?
If your work is accepted, you gain exposure to the public for one month in a luxurious gallery welcoming thousands of visitors per exhibition. The public enjoys interacting with artists, so this is an opportunity for you to represent the thriving art community here, promote your art, and hopefully sell it.

WHO CAN GO TO THE ARTISTS’ RECEPTION?
Any artist who enters Art Maui is welcome to attend the Artist’s Reception, along with their family.

WHAT’S THE SYMPOSIUM?
It’s a presentation by recognized art professionals to inspire, empower, and educate Maui-base artists. It’s an opportunity for artists and art professionals to network, set new goals, and broaden their awareness of the current art market and industry.

FURTHER QUESTIONS? Send an email via our contact form.