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East Hawaii Cultural Center
cc: Kanani Daley; Monique Ortiz
141 Kalakaua Ave
Hilo Hawaii 96749

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Local
State: Hawaii
Event Dates: 11/3/17 - 11/25/17
Entry Deadline: 10/10/17
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5
Entry Fee (Upcycle.17): $15.00

NOTE: Entry Fee discounted to $15

“As humans we live in a world full of “things.” There are so many objects surrounding us that overshadow our sense of uniqueness and our ability to marvel at the world as it vanishes in our everyday routine….“The extraordinary happens, if only we commit ourselves to see it through.”  

-Upcycle.17 juror Mariana Acosta Contreras

The speed of modern culture perpetuates mindless consumption and waste, unless  the perception of these ordinary objects is  extraordinarily reinvented. The over-abundance of things obstructs perception of the distinctive quality of objects and any sustained potential value they may have. This tendency poses a threat to ecosystems and cultural systems. The inquiry of the upcycle artist juxtaposes  consumer waste and social value.

Upcycle.17 invites you to look around and alter your perceptions, to provoke a new value system, to question the impact of consumerism, and to reassemble waste into a purpose.

This year’s exhibit includes three categories: Aesthetical, Functional, and Conceptual.  Works in 2D, 3D, and installation will be accepted on CaFE, along with an artist statement, on October 10. All accepted works must be on site at the East Hawaii Cultural Center by October 28 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and October 29 from 10a.m. - noon.  

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Exhibition Opening is on Friday November 3 and the duration of the show is until November 25


Selected artists are responsible for packing [in a reusable container] and paying for the shipping and transit insurance of works to and from East Hawaii Cultural Center. Works may also be hand delivered. All work should  arrive ready to install.  Accepted work that differs significantly from the entry images or suffers from poor presentation may be disqualified. Accepted work will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition. All CaFE works must be received by October 10, and all accepted works must be on site by October 27. Works will be returned (or should be picked up) on November 27 and 28.  The artist is responsible for shipping costs. All sales are shared 50/50 with EHCC and the artist.


Please note: Applications close at 11:59PM Mountain Time Zone on deadline date which is 7:59PM in the State of Hawai'i on deadline date. 

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