Call Detail
2023 Light & Shadow: A B&W Photography Exhibit

Entry Deadline: 2/3/23
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Juried B&W Photography Entry Fee): $15.00
Media Fee(Juried B&W Photography Entry Fee (Additional Entries)): $15.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: National
State: Hawaii

With this show, we challenge photographers to channel photographyʻs origins and to focus on the simplicity of light and shadow found in black and white Photography. This exhibit is open to any photographic style, process and media including traditional, digital, hybrid, cyanotypes, chemigrams, photograms and experimental processes, etc. with the only creative requirement being that submitted images be in black and white.

Submission Requirements:
Open to all US National and Hawaii State residents. 

All participants must have or create a Café account. All images to be uploaded to their portfolio in Café. Files should be labeled as follows: Title. The maximum file size that will be accepted is 5 MB. Files should be in either Adobe RGB (1998) or sRGB color space. 

In order to keep jurying anonymous, please do not submit images that are watermarked or with visible signatures. Jurors will not have the ability to view metadata showing you are the owner and possess the copyright of the image, but this will be verified prior to submitting images to the jurors. 

Submission window closes: Friday, February 3, at 5:59 PM (HST).
Artist notification: February 6, 2023.

Drop off accepted artwork at Wailoa Center: Saturday, February 25, between 10:00am - 1:00pm.
Kona pick-up Akamai Arts: Friday, February 24, at 10:00am. Please note, Akamai Arts cannot be responsible for your artwork and dropping off in advance is not allowed. Artwork dimensions for transport cannot exceed 40" including packaging. 

Off-Island Artists:

Artists are financially responsible for shipping to and from Wailoa Center. Packages MUST include a prepaid return label as well as a $10 handling fee. *Please research shipping costs for the artwork prior to entering. 
Shipping Address
200 Piopio St. 
Hilo, Hawaii 

Printing Option for Off-Island Artists: 

As an option we have arranged for artists to submit files of their images that have been accepted into the show to one of two different high quality photographic printers in the Hilo area. This saves the cost of inbound shipping. If accepted into the show HIAA/ Wailoa Center will connect the artist with a Hilo printer to coordinate printing. If you choose this option we also have arranged for these printers to work with the artist to coordinate return shipping. Again more information on this option will be provided with acceptance into the show. 

All off-Island work must be received by Friday, February 24th. 

The exhibition opens: Friday, March 3, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, March 3, 4:00pm - 7:00pm.
The exhibition closes: Thursday, March 30
Artists must pick up work: Friday, March 31, between 10:00am - 2:00pm at Wailoa Center OR Akamai Arts in Kona at 10:00am.

Note: Maximum of five entries per artist, with $15 non-refundable entry fee for each submittal. All images must be submitted digitally and will be judged by jurors based upon files submitted.

Prizes: Monetary prizes will be awarded.

Works must be for sale – HIAA will charge 20% commission on all sales.

Jurors: Steven Garon and Wayne Levin

Juror Bios: 

When Steven Garon was raised in Los Angeles, California, he was fortunate to have a 35mm film camera and a basement darkroom. After attending college in Brunswick, Maine, he joined the United States Peace Corps and spent two years in Nepal. This formative experience gave birth to a lifelong joy of volunteering, travel, and travel photography.

He later attended medical school and became a pediatric anesthesiologist. This allowed him to join international medical teams and travel extensively, most frequently to Myanmar and Samoa. His educational background in photography was not gained through formal art schooling, but through these life experiences. In this way he returned to his childhood passion for black-and-white photography, and eventually found his own creative path with a large format film camera and a home darkroom on the Hamakua Coast.

He has shown his photographs at the Wailoa Center in Hilo, at the Hawaii State Art Museum in Honolulu, and in the Artists of Hawaii exhibitions at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. His most extensive exhibition was of his images from Myanmar, which was shown at the Lyman House Museum in Hilo, in 2013. He has been the recipient of the Jean Charlot Foundation Award, and over the years, many of his images have been acquired by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

Wayne Levin has been photographing the land and oceans since the early 1970s. A resident of Hawai‘i since 1968, he received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and his MFA from Pratt Institute in New York. His books and monographs include Kalaupapa: A Portrait (1989), documenting the Leprosy Settlement on the island of Moloka‘i; Through a Liquid Mirror (1998), and Other Oceans (2001), Akule (2010), Ili Na Ho’omanaa’o o Kalaupapa 2012, and Flowing 2014. Levin’s photographs were also included in Kaho‘olawe: Na Leo o Kanaloa (1996) and have appeared in such publications as Aperture, American Photographer, Camera Arts, and LensWork. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (1984); the Ohio Arts Council (1989); and the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (2006). Widely exhibited, his photographs are in major public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Photographic Art, San Diego; The Maritime Museum, Newport News, Virginia, The Dimbola Museum, UK, The Datz Museum, South Korea, The National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC, The Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu; and the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

Application Requirements

Black and white photography only 

Eligibility Criteria

Open to all US National and Hawaii State residents