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Brilliance of Now, Annual Juried Exhibition

Kahilu Theatre 67-1186 Lindsey Road Kamuela, HI 96743

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Hawaii
Entry Deadline: 10/12/21
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 (Brilliance of Now, Annual Juried Exhibition): $30.00

Brilliance of Now
Annual Juried Exhibition
Kahilu Theatre Galleries
November 9, 2021 – Jan 10, 2022

Brilliance of Now, Annual Juried Exhibition

'Brilliance of Now' invites visual media artists of Hawai’i to explore life and existence in this moment. Rooted in our DNA and memories of the past, the mind oscillates between what has already occurred and thoughts of the future. With evolving realities and shifting perceptions, one is always in a state of flux and change. Validating the concept that now is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is the understanding that we are not who we once were, and we are not who we will be in the future. As creative beings, how can one honor the space we are in right now? What has emerged from acknowledgment of places “traveled” through emotions such as disbelief, wonder, joy and grief? What has been broken and where is there growth? What has been learned and what forgotten? In this time, how does one recognize and celebrate the brilliance of now? 

 -Mina Elison (Juror)

Call for Proposals: Proposals will be accepted through Café, through October 12, 2021

Submission fee: $30.00 per entry; up to five works per artist.

Eligibility: Accepting 2D and 3D artwork completed since January 1, 2017 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: Mina Elison

Born and raised in Kailua, O’ahu, Mina Elison currently serves as Communications Director & Curator at the Donkey Mill Art Center in Keauhou, Kona 'Akau on Hawai'i. Dedicated to creating experiences in our community for the sharing of stories and mo'olelo through artistic expression, Mina hopes these experiences serve as a catalyst for reflection, introspection, connecting and meaningful dialogue. From historic artifacts to contemporary art, Mina has worked with diverse collections and is interested in the exploration of artifacts as art and art as artifact, challenging the ways in which we learn from and relate to the world around us. As the former Museum Curator at Kona Historical Society, Mina earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in French and Anthropology and a Masters degree in Museum Studies from New York University. She has served as a juror for several exhibitions in Hawai'i and has curated numerous exhibitions in Hawai'i and California.

The Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts has approved and scheduled an Acquisition Award Selection Committee visit to the exhibit.

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: October 12, 2021
  • Notification of accepted works: October 20 , 2021
  • Arrival of work at Kahilu Theatre:  October 29, 2021
  • Opening Reception: November 9,  5 -7:00 pm
  • Exhibit Dates: November 9, 2021 - January 10, 2022

For more information, please refer to our web site: or contact Kahilu Interim Gallery Director, Camille Ackerman Dugan at

A minimum of 1 image and maximum of 5 images are required.

Artists residing in the state of Hawai'i are eligible to apply. 

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