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Transformative Forces: Creation through Destruction, Annual Juried Exhibit
Kahilu Exhibits
67-1186 Lindsey Rd.
Kamuela, HI 96743

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Hawaii
Entry Deadline: 2/15/19
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5
Entry Fee (Transformative Forces: Creation Through Destruction, Annual Juried Exhibit): $35.00

Transformative Forces:  Creation through Destruction
Kahilu Theatre 4th Annual Juried Show
Kahilu Theatre Galleries
March 14 ­– April 27, 2019

Transformative Forces:  Creation through Destruction is an exhibition that explores the dual forces of creation and destruction that shape our lives and the world around us.  As artists, we harness and reflect this dynamic transformative process through our individual practices.

Call for Proposals: Proposals will be accepted through Café, through February 15, 2019.

Submission fee: $35.00 per entry; up to five works per artist.

Eligibility: Accepting 2D, 3D and video works completed since January 1st, 2015 by artists currently residing in the State of Hawai’i.  Work executed under classroom/educational guidance or external supervision is not eligible.  

Artwork must be ready for installation and professionally presented(i.e. 2-D must be framed or mounted with hanging hardware, 3-D work must have clear installation instructions).


First Place $300

Second Place $200

Third Place $100

Juror: Carl F.K Pao

Born and raised on the island of O`ahu, Carl graduated from Kamehameha Schools in 1989. He earned a BFA at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa 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. He returned to Hawai’i in 2000 to take a full-time teaching position at the Kamehameha Schools High School Kapalama Visual Arts Department. He recently transferred to the Kamehameha Schools Hawai’i campus in Kea’au.

Outside of teaching, Carl maintains an active studio practice. He recently initiated a series of growing exhibits based on the Hawaiian concept of maka, with the most recent, Makaha 2016, successfully showing at the Arts at Marks Garage. Among many other achievements, 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 atthe 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; and is currently exhibiting both locally and abroad. Carl also works on various commercial and private art commissions. He lives with his wife and daughter in Kurtistown on the island Hawai’i.

Shipping: Complete shipping instructions will be sent with the acceptance notification to the artist. Artists are responsible for shipping costs both to and from the Gallery and must provide a prepaid return shipping label, UPS or FedEx account number or credit card information for return shipping. Artwork will be returned in the packaging in which it was received.

Important Dates:

  • Entry deadline: February 15, 2019
  • Notification of accepted works: March 1, 2019
  • Arrival of work at Kahilu Theatre:  March 11, 2019
  • Opening Reception: March 14,  5 -7:00 pm
  • Exhibit Dates: March 14 - April 27, 2019

For more information please refer to our web site: or contact Kahilu Exhibits Coordinator, Margo Ray at

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