Call Detail
2023 Abstract Only! 13th Annual Multimedia National Juried Competition

Entry Deadline: 7/14/23
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Abstract Only! ): $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: National
State: Hawaii

Maximum of five entries per artist, $15 non-refundable entry fee per artwork submitted.

For 3D Work: we recommend submitting an image as a collage with multiple photos so the juror is able to see different angles of the piece. 

Attention: Add all entries before submitting your application. CaFÉ does not allow adding additional or editing entries. 

Submission window closes: Friday, July 14, at 5:59 p.m. HST
Artist notification: Monday, July 17
Drop off accepted artwork at Wailoa Center: Saturday, July 29, between 10:00am - 12:00pm.
Kona pickup at the Akamai Arts: Friday, July 28, at 10:00am.

Off Island: Work must be received by Friday, July 28. 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 per artwork. Checks must be made to the Hawaii Island Art Alliance. *Please research shipping costs for the artwork prior to entering.
200 Piopio St. 
Hilo, Hawaii

The exhibition opens: Friday, Aug 4
Opening Reception: Friday, Aug 4, 5:00-7:00pm
The exhibition closes: Thursday, Sept 14
Artists must pick up work: Friday, Sept 15 between 10:00am - 1:00pm at Wailoa Center.  Akamai Arts artwork return Friday, Sept 15 at 10:00am. 

Juror:  Ming Li Jiang

Ming Li Jiang was born in Shanghai, China and graduated from Fine Arts College of Shanghai University where he became an instructor upon graduation. In 1986, he was selected to be one of the jurors for the first Young Artist’s Art Exhibition of Shanghai. He moved to Hawai’i in 1989 and established his own design company Kalama Collection LTD in 2000.

In 2019, Jiang returned to Shanghai for a solo exhibition in the Museum of Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts (Shanghai University). He has won numerous awards in the US, including 1st place and Juror's Choice at the Abstract Only! Exhibition at the Wailoa Center and had 2 works purchased by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. He had a solo exhibition at the Kahilu Theatre’s Hamakua Gallery in 2022.

Prizes: Monetary prizes to be awarded.

Works are required to be for sale – HIAA will charge 20% commission on all sales.

Application Requirements

2D and 3D abstract in all mediums.

Eligibility Criteria

Open to all US National and Hawaii based artists

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