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Schaefer Portrait Challenge

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Mōhala Hou Ke Kapa / Kapa Blossoms Anew
January 21 - March 9
Opening: Jan 19, 11 AM - Symposium 1-3 pm Gallery/YP and Morgado Hall

Hawaiian kapa piece (detail)
by  Roen Hufford, 2013

This invitational exhibition will feature a select group of 20+ kapa practitioners from Hawai‘i and California, whose work involves both traditional and non-traditional use of materials and techniques in kapa-making. Learn about the history, tools and botanical resources of this ancient Hawaiian art form, and the dedicated work of those who have revitalized the almost-lost knowledge and cultural value of the craft. We are pleased to share resources and expertise in collaboration with the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the Maui Historical Society/Bailey House Museum.

Observe and Play Family Days

February 8 and March 1, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
Parents and children are invited to Schaefer International Gallery to see the exhibit, watch kapa demonstrations, and make a small piece of art to take home. FREE!

Mohala Hou Ke Kapa: Kapa Blossoms Anew artists:

  • Maile Andrade
  • Solomon Apio
  • R. A‘ia‘i Bello
  • Ka‘iulani de Silva
  • Moana Eisele
  • Denby Freeland-Cole
  • Mililani Hanapi
  • Roen Hufford
  • Sabra Kauka
  • Gail Kuba
  • Pualani Maielua Lincoln
  • Marie McDonald
  • Marques Marzan
  • Vicki McCarty
  • U‘ilani Naho’olewa
  • Terry Reveira
  • Lisa Schattenburg-Raymond
  • Wesley Sen
  • Emily Kaliko Spenser
  • Verna Takashima
  • Dalani Tanahy


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, Michael 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.

Artists interested in participating in SPC 2015 are encouraged to view and print the “Call to Artists” prospectus and application Click here for a pdf.
Printed copies are available. Contact Neida Bangerter, Gallery Director, 808-243-4288

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



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