Young Artists of Hawaiʻi Art Exhibit (2019)

Promotional graphic for Young Artists of Hawaii.

About The Young Artists of Hawaiʻi Competition

The Young Artists of Hawaiʻi is a program established by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) to recognize and display student artwork in accordance with Section 9-4, Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes. The program provides an opportunity for students to participate in a juried art exhibition hosted at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum. Permanent display facilities were designed and constructed for Pā Kamaliʻi Courtyard at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center and a competitive annual exhibition was developed by SFCA in cooperation with the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority. The competition is open to all public, charter, home school and private school students grades Kindergarten through sixth. The theme, “My Culture, My Family, and Me” is intended to inspire students to express how they feel, see, or interpret their lives in the islands. Once schools submit artworks, distinguished judges select works for exhibition.

About the Exhibit

The selected works are exhibited at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum, and replicas of the works are exhibited in the Pā Kamaliʻi Courtyard at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center.

Exhibit Dates

Hawaiʻi State Art Museum, May 3 – June 28, 2019
Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission is always free!
Turnaround Gallery (far end of the east side Diamond Head Gallery on the second floor)
No. 1 Capitol District building
250 South Hotel St., Second Floor
Honolulu HI 96813

Hawaiʻi Convention Center, April 2019 through March 2020
Pa Kamaliʻi Courtyard on the third floor of the Hawaiʻi Convention Center
1801 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815

Young Artists of Hawaiʻi: Schools, Students and Teachers

  • American Renaissance Academy
    Student: Ariana-Marie Medeiros
    “My Hawaiian Family”
    Educator: Kylie Alvarado
  • American Renaissance Academy
    Student: Gabriella Green
    “Pet Loving Family”
    Educator: Kylie Alvarado
  • American Renaissance Academy
    Student: Alyssa Frisbee-Keliʻikipi
    “My Culture and Family”
    Educator: Allison Frye
  • American Renaissance Academy
    Student: Tristan Grant
    “My Culture and Family”
    Educator: Allison Frye
  • American Renaissance Academy
    Student: Zaysha-Lily Ramos
    “My Ohana”
    Educator: Savannah John
  • American Renaissance Academy
    Student: Kaliana Synder
    “My Fun Family”
    Educator: Savannah John
  • American Renaissance Academy
    Student: Aria Dillenback
    “I Love My Family”
    Educator: Savannah John
  • Carden Academy of Maui
    Student: Sophie Toro
    “Island Life”
    Educator: Pamela Hayes
  • Carden Academy of Maui
    Student: Saydee Bos
    “Out of This World”
    Educator: Pamela Hayes
  • Carden Academy of Maui
    Student: Kash DeCoite
    “Ocean life”
    Educator: Pamela Hayes
  • Carden Academy of Maui
    Student: Juliette Clark
    “After-School”
    Educator: Pamela Hayes
  • Carden Academy of Maui
    Student: Kaimana Tran
    “Red Dragon”
    Educator: Pamela Hayes
  • Carden Academy of Maui
    Student: Sierra Nicol
    “Ocean Friend”
    Educator: Pamela Hayes
  • Haʻaheo Elementary
    Student: John Tagaca
    “Family Stargazing”
    Educator: Amy Baum
  • Haʻaheo Elementary School
    Student: Ayden Castillo
    “Mauna Kea”
    Educator: Amy Baum
  • Haʻaheo Elementary School
    Student: Helix Holaday
    “When Weʻre All Together”
    Educator: Helena Costa
  • Hana Elementary
    Student: Braizlin Auttoon
    “Ka Mokupuni ʻo Alau”
    Educator: Mikyla Thomas
  • Hanahauʻoli School
    Student: Ada Levinson
    “Pieces of Family”
    Educator: Lauren Okano
  • Hanahauʻoli School
    Student: Ava Aguilera
    “Lei of Aloha”
    Educator: Lauren Okano
  • Hanahauʻoli School
    Student: Eva Taylor
    “World Divine”
    Educator: Lauren Okano
  • Hanahauʻoli School
    Student: Isabella Nicholai
    “Flowing Passions”
    Educator: Lauren Okano
  • Hanahauʻoli School
    Student: Kaia Lund
    “Friendship”
    Educator: Lauren Okano
  • Hanahauʻoli School
    Student: Lyric Amanonce
    “An Open Book”
    Educator: Lauren Okano
  • Hanahauʻoli School
    Student: Cooper McKenna
    “Snorkling Family”
    Educator: Lauren Okano
  • Hanahauʻoli School
    Student: Leif Yamamoto
    “My Life”
    Educator: Lauren Okano
  • Hanahauʻoli School
    Student: Catherine Makaiau
    “Christmas Cookies”
    Educator: Lauren Okano
  • Hanahauʻoli School
    Student: Myley Matsui
    “Family Fun”
    Educator: Lauren Okano
  • Hanahauʻoli School
    Student: Miya Terasaki
    “Travel the World”
    Educator: Lauren Okano
  • Hanahauʻoli School
    Student: Angelina Woo
    “Flying Thru Stars”
    Educator: Lauren Okano
  • Hanalani School
    Student: Kiemi Paresa
    “My Japanese Lifestyle”
    Educator: Jason Huang
  • Hanalani School
    Student: Kamden Flores
    “Kamdenʻs Roots”
    Educator: Erin Sowers
  • Helemano Elementary School
    Student: Haylee Scott
    “Life Apart: For Dad”
    Educator: Miriam Chun
  • Helemano Elementary School
    Student: Janoah Tugaoen
    “In Mixed Cultures”
    Educator: Miriam Chun
  • Honowai Elementary
    Student: Hailee Quitevis
    “Sharing Aloha”
    Educator: Troy Jarell
  • ʻIolani School
    Student: Finley Fujikake
    “Paradise Beach”
    Educator: Joseph Smaraldi
  • Island School
    Student: Xochitl Morales-Widmer
    “Surfing Day”
    Educator: Penny Nichols
  • Island School
    Student: Gabriela Leikam
    “Beach Fun Day”
    Educator: Penny Nichols
  • Island School
    Student: Lily Kelekoma
    “Beach Blast Off”
    Educator: Penny Nichols
  • Island School
    Student: Nathan Tuers
    “Night at the Fair”
    Educator: Penny Nichols
  • Island School
    Student: Kailea Carvalho
    “A Camping Trip”
    Educator: Penny Nichols
  • Island School
    Student: Kealohi Oliveira
    “River Crabbing”
    Educator: Jen Pomroy
  • Island School
    Student: Moana Liddell
    “Enchilada Crazy”
    Educator: Jen Pomroy
  • Kaiulani Elementary School
    Student: Avish Arzaga
    “Pinoy Christmas”
    Educator: Zenaida Dela Cruz
  • Kamehameha Elementary School
    Student: Emilee Torres
    “Fresh Catch at Sea”
    Educator: Malia Andrus
  • Kamehameha Elementary School
    Student: Kukuiokala Martin
    “Bonded Like Mochi!”
    Educator: Wendy Larrow
  • Kamehameha Elementary School
    Student: Shanti Ng
    “Dragon Temple”
    Educator: Wendy Larrow
  • Kamehameha Elementary School
    Student: Kylen Watson
    “The Warrior In Me”
    Educator: Wendy Larrow
  • Kamehameha Elementary School
    Student: Sahana Ahmed
    “Luck of the Dragon”
    Educator: Wendy Larrow
  • Kamehameha Elementary School
    Student: Taisei Bell
    “Akemashite Omedeto”
    Educator: Wendy Larrow
  • Kamehameha Elementary School
    Student: Chloe Imada
    “Ka Kiʻi ʻO Hula”
    Educator: Wendy Larrow
  • Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi
    Student: Savannah Iyo
    “Hilo Happy Dreams”
    Educator: Tana Rosehill
  • Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi
    Student: Kekipuhalakila Enos
    “Island of Dreams”
    Educator: Tana Rosehill
  • Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi
    Student: Alaula Awong
    “Alaulaʻs World”
    Educator: Tana Rosehill

  • Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi
    Student: Elle Ayat
    “Kuʻu Ha ʻo Hawaiʻi”
    Educator: Tana Rosehill
  • Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi
    Student: Aubrey Kajikawa
    “Blended Beauty”
    Educator: Tana Rosehill
  • Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi
    Student: Mia Ayat
    “Happiness & Haupia”
    Educator: Tana Rosehill
  • Kaʻohao School
    Student: Ollie DeAsis
    “Ukulele With Dad”
    Educator: Kristi Petosa-Sigel
  • Kaʻohao School
    Student: Asha Ryan
    “Full Moon Mochi”
    Educator: Kristi Petosa-Sigel
  • Kaʻohao School
    Student: Brennan Nash
    “Collecting Shells”
    Educator: Kristi Petosa-Sigel
  • Kaʻohao School
    Student: Kanalu Miars
    “Our Awesome Beachdays”
    Educator: Kristi Petosa-Sigel
  • Kaʻohao School
    Student: Charlotte Madin
    “My Garden”
    Educator: Kristi Petosa-Sigel
  • Kaʻohao School
    Student: Liam Aus
    “Beachtime with Mom”
    Educator: Kristi Petosa-Sigel
  • Kaʻohao School
    Student: Freyja Esrasen
    “Surfing Sundays”
    Educator: Kristi Petosa-Sigel
  • Ke Kula ʻO Nawahiokalaniopuʻu
    Student: Halaʻi Gapero
    “He Aloha No Ke Kai”
    Educator: Noe Kaiwi English
  • La Pietra
    Student: Abigail Moe
    “Back at Surfing”
    Educator: Raina Grigg
  • La Pietra
    Student: Magdalena Christopher
    “Moʻolelo”
    Educator: Raina Grigg
  • Momilani Elementary
    Student: Jacob Pasion
    “Lechon”
    Educator: Daniel Nieva
  • Noelani Elementary School
    Student: Kyisha Kimura
    “Beauty of Japan”
    Educator: Karl Higa
  • Noelani Elementary School
    Student: Kainoa Rosenberg
    “Kendo Championship”
    Educator: Karl Higa
  • Noelani Elementary School
    Student: Julianna Skaf
    “Alaskan Totem Poles”
    Educator: Karl Higa
  • Pomaikai Elementary School
    Student: Ryan Ong
    “Swimming in Winter”
    Educator: Jaydon Isobe
  • Pomaikai Elementary School
    Student: Faith Joy Garcia
    “The Sunset”
    Educator: Jaydon Isobe
  • Pomaikai Elementary School
    Student: Ryker Newman
    “Watching Whales”
    Educator: Jaydon Isobe
  • Pomaikai Elementary School
    Student: Jaynie Robello
    “Beach Time”
    Educator: Jaydon Isobe
  • Pomaikai Elementary School
    Student: Sophia Asato
    “Family Fireworks”
    Educator: Jaydon Isobe
  • Pomaikai Elementary School
    Student: Hilinaʻi Gogue Kahalekai
    “Loʻi Patch”
    Educator: Wileen Ortega
  • Pomaikai Elementary School
    Student: Ciro Narrim
    “At the Beach”
    Educator: Wileen Ortega
  • Pomaikai Elementary School
    Student: Brock Prepose
    “New Years Mushroom”
    Educator: Wileen Ortega
  • Pomaikai Elementary School
    Student: Kolten Yunson
    “Me With Aumakua”
    Educator: Wileen Ortega
  • Pomaikai Elementary School
    Student: Alisha Pinheiro
    “Music by the Ocean”
    Educator: Donelle Sakuma
  • Pomaikai Elementary School
    Student: Naiomi Ibera
    “Ginger Bread House”
    Educator: Joann Shishido
  • Pomaikai Elementary School
    Student: Kamakea Daliva
    “Beach Time”
    Educator: Joann Shishido
  • Pomaikai Elementary School
    Student: Margarita Bayron
    “Sisters Art”
    Educator: Joann Shishido
  • Pomaikai Elementary School
    Student: Cruz Allosada
    “Birthday Party”
    Educator: Joann Shishido
  • Pomaikai Elementary School
    Student: Jordyn Diego
    “Warm Hot Cocoa”
    Educator: Joann Shishido
  • Pomaikai Elementary School
    Student: Kaizen Taogoshi
    “Putting”
    Educator: Joann Shishido
  • Pomaikai Elementary School
    Student: Jerome Kalanui
    “Watching Fireworks”
    Educator: Joann Shishido
  • Pomaikai Elementary School
    Student: Elazo Ferrari
    “Reading to Sister”
    Educator: Joann Shishido
  • Punahou School
    Student: Yasmeen Patel
    “Making Mochi”
    Educator: Erin Oda
  • Puʻu Kukui Elementary
    Student: Dakota Baybayan
    “Colorado Snow Days”
    Educator: Debi Clapper
  • Puʻu Kukui Elementary
    Student: Mason Kurokawa
    “Bon Dance Time”
    Educator: Debi Clapper
  • Puʻu Kukui Elementary
    Student: Kylee Pastrana
    “Swimming Day”
    Educator: Shari Okada
  • Puʻu Kukui Elementary
    Student: Alaina Racoma
    “Beach Walk”
    Educator: Shari Okada
  • St. Catherine School
    Student: Harmynie Sarsona
    “My Family”
    Educator: Margie Anderson
  • Waiʻalae Elementary Public Charter School
    Student: Lana Sakai
    “My Culture, My Family, & Me”
    Educator: Brennan Young

Additional information

For information about  artwork pickup, the awards ceremony, and additional student, teacher, and parent/guardian information, including RSVPs for the ceremony, please contact Kamakani Konia, (808) 586-0736, [email protected].