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2023 MidSummer Art Celebration, 6th Annual All Media Juried Exhibit

Entry Deadline: 5/12/23
Application Closed

Entry Fee (MidSummer Art Celebration): $15.00
Media Fee(Additional Entry Fee): $15.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Audio | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 5
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 5
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Local
State: Hawaii

2023 MidSummer Art Celebration

6th Annual All Media Juried Exhibit
Sponsored by Hawaiʻi Island Art Alliance, HIAA
Open to all Hawaiʻi based 2D and 3D artists in all mediums and styles.

MidSummer Art Celebration is a celebration of Hawaiʻi based artists in all media. What are you working on in your studio? What has been itching to be created? MidSummer Art Celebration is a venue to share those ideas and creations with the community and artists alike.


Submission window closes: Friday, May 12, at 5:59 PM HST.
Artist notification: Monday, May 15
Drop off accepted artwork at Wailoa Center: Saturday, May 27, between 10:00am - 1:00pm.
Kona pick-up Donkey Mill: Friday, May 26, at 10:00am. 

Off Island work must be received by Friday, May 26. 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

The exhibition opens: Friday, June 2
Opening Reception: Friday, June 3, 5:00 - 7:00 pm.
The exhibition closes: Wednesday, June 28
Artists must pick up work: Thursday, June 29, between 10:00am - 2:00pm.

Note: Maximum of five entries per artist, with $15 non-refundable entry fee for each submittal. CaFÉ accepts videos, but be aware that there is a $3 surcharge per video.

Juror: Carl F.K. Pao

Juror Statement: Having worked as a professional artist for nearly thirty years and as an arts educator for 25 years, you come to see quite a bit of art.  Still and without fail, I am amazed and inspired by the art that is constantly being created in our world.  Be it the freshness of a kindergartner’s stroke of color to the seasoned artist’s stroke of genius, art provides something for everyone.

So how does one go about judging a work of art?  Since I am the lone juror, we are pretty much succumb to my own aesthetic and sense of professionalism in our arts community.  That said, I will be looking for works that first grab my attention-bold colors, strong composition, provocative subject matter, etc…  Next the work needs to hold my attention.  The work needs to have me question its place and relevance.  Finally, I take all of that in and decide which ones want me to come back to them for more.  These are the works that I will be selecting!


Juror Bio: Born and raised on the island of Oʻahu Carl F. K. Pao graduated from Kamehameha Schools in 1989. He earned a BFA at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa in 1994, with an emphasis in Ceramics (Outstanding Senior Ceramic Student Award). Carl received his MFA with first-class honors in 1999 from Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland (Aotearoa), New Zealand. He returned to Hawai’i in 2000 to take his current full-time teaching position at the Kamehameha Schools High School in the Visual Arts.

In 2018, Carl transferred to the Keaʻau campus. Outside of his teaching schedule, Carl continues to create his own art.  He recently initiated a series of growing exhibits based on the Hawaiian concept of Maka with the most recent, Makahā 2016, successfully showing at the Arts at Marks Garage. Carl was the inaugural Artist in Residence at the Australian National University (ANU) College of Asia and the Pacific in July 2012; concluded a successful group exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in July 2011; was co-owner/operator of the lodestar collective gallery in Kailua; the volunteer Arts Editor for The Contemporary Pacific journal (TCP) from 2008-2011; host and co-producer of the educational art series Art Hunter.

Carl also works on various commercial and private art commissions. He lives with his wife and daughter in ʻOlaʻa on the island of Hawaiʻi.

Prizes: Monetary prizes will be awarded.

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

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Application Requirements

2D and 3D in all mediums and styles.

Eligibility Criteria

Open to all Hawaiʻi based artists