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Schaefer Portrait Challenge 2015
January 13 - March 22
Opening Reception January 11

A signature exhibit for the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, this well anticipated statewide juried competition oers two substantial cash awards – the Jurors’ Choice Award and the Marian Freeman People’s Choice Award. Held as a triennial since 2003, the Challenge continues to encourage Hawai‘i’s artists to depict the people and stories of our island communities through explorations in portraiture. Jurors Esther Shimazu, Keith Tallett and Sidney Yee, traveled around the state to view entries and make their selection of two- and three-dimensional work. Cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award when you visit the gallery.


Weaving A Way Forward: Developments in Japanese Bamboo Art

October 12, 10 am-3pm- McCoy Studio Theater

Weaving A Way Forward: Developments in Japanese Bamboo Art a lecture by exhibition curator Dr. Andreas Marks, Department Head of Japanese and Korean Art and Director of the Clark Center at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Visiting artist Nagakura Ken'ichi will offer a discussion and demonstration about the field of bamboo artistry and his works which incorporate unexpected materials, such as roots and lacquer mixed with powdered stone and clay. Artist Sugiura Noriyoshi will lead a discussion and interactive demonstration on the technique of plaiting bamboo. Participants will have the option to try weaving bamboo. Tickets $25.00 per person (MACC Box Office).

Whispering Winds: Bamboo Farm Tour

November 16, 8 am – 2 pm

Join us for a drive along the backside of Maui to the beautiful lush tropical Whispering Winds Bamboo Farm in Kipahulu for a guided tour of the 20 acre forest with 12 different kinds of bamboo. Excursion includes a walking tour of the farm and a gourmet picnic lunch. Tickets $50.00 per person (MACC Box Office).

Modern Twist is presented by the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, curated by Dr. Andreas Marks of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and organized by International Arts & Artists in Washington, DC. The exhibition was generously supported on Maui by Hamilton & Nancy Harris and Matson Navigation Company, with additional funding by the E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Nomura Foundation, Japan Foundation-Los Angeles, and the Snider Family Fund. Schaefer Gallery is also supported by the County of Maui and Margaret Raffin


The exhibit features the work of artists from the islands of O‘ahu, Maui, Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i, and portrait subjects who live and work in Hawaii and have a significant connection to the artist. The 2015 Challenge includes 66 works from 64 individual artists.

Artists participating in the 2015 Schaefer Portrait Challenge :
Rose Adare, Taryn Alessandro, Ilana Moidel Alevedo, Anita Bisquera, Nitya Brighenti, Tobias Brill, Allyn Bromley, Heather Burton, Chris Campbell, Mike Carroll, Christine Chouinard, Jacqueline Moore Chun Peter Shepard Cole, Ingrid Frégeau, Sally French, Lynne Garzino, Roberta Griffith, Snowden Hodges, Dennis Holzer, Kathleen Kastles, Verdine Kong, Kirk Kurokawa, Paul M. Lacio, Chenta Laury, Gini Lawson, Max Lemaire, Lynn Weiler Liverton, Robert Lober, Jody M. Lovins, Deb Lynch, Charlie Lyon, Mark Maresca, Pat Masumoto, Albert Maticheu, Richard T. Maxwell, William Patrick McKnight, Casey McLain, Jacob Arthur Medina, Mark Feijao Milligan II, Gerald Murai, Mydock, Penny Nichols, Joseph Okonek, Darrell W. Orwig, Colin Ota, Valentino Quijano, Noble Richardson, Hans Riecke, Robena, Karin Rohr, Amanda Carey Scott, Roger B. Stephens, Jean Stromberg, Robert Suzuki, Jimmy Tablante, Barbara Tacyshyn-Roth, Michael Takemoto, David William Terry, Tom Z. G. Tong, Christine Turnbull, Albert Weight, Atsumi Yamamoto, Paul F. Yount, William D. Zwick

Jurors for the 2015 Challenge: Esther Shimazu (O‘ahu), Keith Tallett (Hawai‘i Island), and Sidney Yee (Maui).

Schaefer Portrait Challenge is open to artists 18 years of age and older who are residents of the state of Hawai‘i. All works entered must be original one-of-a- kind and newly-created specifically for this exhibition. Selected portraits in the Schaefer Portrait Challenge 2015 will be on exhibit at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Schaefer International Gallery, January 13 – March 22, 2015. Now in its fifth round, this popular exhibit has captivated crowds since the first signature exhibition in 2003. The exhibit features two prestigious awards: the $15,000 Jurors’ Choice Award and the $5,000 Marian Freeman People’s Choice Award.

With their portraits, artists must submit a statement about themselves and their subject. All portraits must have been created during the 12-month period prior to the entry deadline, and not previously exhibited. Two-dimensional media accepted includes oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor and mixed media. Accepted sculptures include work in bronze, ceramic, plaster, wood and mixed media.

Schaefer Portrait Challenge
January 13 - March 22
Opening Reception January 11



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