Jan 11 - Mar 20, 2022


Exhibit Detail

The Schaefer Portrait Challenge is a statewide juried exhibition that has been held triennially since 2003, encouraging Hawai‘i artists to present the people of their island communities through explorations in portraiture. This prestigious exhibition features the carefully selected entries of artists whose work best captures Hawai‘i’s extraordinary portrait subjects.

The jurors for SPC2022 are:
Carl Jennings, associate professor, arts and humanities, Kapiolani Community College, O'ahu
Codie King, director at Wailoa Center, Hawai'i Island
Jan Sato, art teacher at Baldwin High School, Maui

The Challenge carries two substantial cash awards:
The Jurors' Choice Award for $15,000, sponsored by Carolyn Schaefer, will be selected by the jurors.
The Gene & Ruth Freedman People’s Choice Award for $5,000, sponsored by the Eugene and Ruth Freedman Family Foundation, will be based on the popular vote of gallery visitors.
CLICK HERE to go to the SPC2022 page with the guidelines for artists to prepare for entry.

Mahalo to the Eugene and Ruth Freedman Family Foundation for their generous support of the Schaefer Portrait Challenge.


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