FAQ

WHO CAN ENTER ART MAUI?
Aged 18+ Maui County residents residing on Maui at least four months each year. 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?
Registering online will save you time on Receiving Day. If you do not register online, you may register in person on Receiving Day. Artists who register and pay online typically save 15-30 minutes on Receiving Day.

WHAT IF I’M NOT SURE ABOUT SIZE, WEIGHT, OR HANGING REQUIREMENTS?
Send your inquiries to submissions@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 funds exhibition-related costs.

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?
Not for Sale (NFS) will be indicated on the label. 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 so that we may continue to run a sustainable organization and exhibition.

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?

Can’t deliver your art on Friday, February 28? 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 contact information for you. They will have to provide their contact information as well.

Can’t pick up your unselected art on Sunday, March 1,? You may have someone else pick up your art 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. No Monday pick up.

Art piece didn’t sell in the show?  Come pick up your piece on Monday, March 30th 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Artists will be charged $10 per day for non-selected works left after pick-up day. Exhibited works will be charged $10 per day left after the close of the show. 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 silkscreens). While each piece is numbered individually, it is created by the artist in the same manner as 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 does not accept artists’ 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-based 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.

OH, AND…

  • Works executed in a workshop or classroom under another person’s supervision are not eligible.
  • Collaboration entries are welcomed!
  • Works made of wood, fiber, or dried plants must be pest-free. No live plants allowed.
  • Jewelry display stands must be labeled with the artist’s name in a discreet place.
  • Art Maui does not provide any hanging material.
  • Fiber entries must be ready to hang. If necessary, entries must include a schematic drawing to assist with hanging.
  • Artists are responsible for shipping sold work. Buyers are responsible for the shipping cost.
  • Artists are responsible for delivery and pick-up of their work.
  • No varnishing or touch-up after submission.
  • No separate verbiage, poetry or written explanation of art will be displayed beside an accepted piece.
  • No reproductions of any original artwork will be allowed. The only exceptions are for artwork that requires printing to be completed; for example, sublimated aluminum prints, giclee, and other reproduction methods used to print photography, digital art, or computer-generated art.

FURTHER QUESTIONS? Send an email to info@artmaui.com.