Commissioned Works of Art

Approximately 3 miles from downtown Honolulu and 2 miles from the University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa, the recently rebuilt Mānoa Public Library is home to The Spirit of Mānoa: In the Light of Day, a cast-glass sculpture designed specifically for the library by artist and professor Rick Mills. The residential neighborhood of Mānoa’s rich and fertile environment, ...
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View permanently installed works of art in the SFCA’s Art in Public Places Collection across the state (and many other public art collections) in the Public Art Archive! The Public Art Archive’s new Locate Public Art tool has just been released. Try it out: locate.publicartarchive.org or go to www.publicartarchive.org and click the locate button. This ...
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The Art in Public Places Program of the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA), is requesting qualifications from individual artists for consideration for several commissioned works of art project sites within the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Education (DOE). Through this Request For Qualifications (RFQ) we intend to establish a qualified pool ...
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Nā Kālai Ola (Life Voyagers), a mixed-media sculpture installation by Stuart Nakamura, was dedicated at Innovations Public Charter School in Kailua-Kona (Hawaiʻi Island) on October 2, 2017. For this Art in Public Places – Artists in Residence Program project, the artist, Stuart Nakamura, was selected by an Art Advisory Committee, who also assisted with the ...
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The Art in Public Places Program of the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA), is requesting qualifications from individual artists for artwork to be commissioned for a monument to commemorate the Filipino veterans of World War II who fought alongside the Allied forces. Through this RFQ we intend to establish a qualified ...
Read More Artists: Call for Entry – Filipino Veterans of WWII Monument

The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts urges visual artists to register with CaFÉ (callforentry.org), a website developed by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) to facilitate calls for artists and artwork. The CaFÉ registration is free, secure, and offers access to visual arts opportunities nationwide. There is no charge to artists registering on ...
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Request for Qualifications for Hawaii State Department of Education Public Art Projects The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) has posted a call seeking artists to submit qualifications for consideration for several commissioned works of art project sites within the Department of Education. Overview: This call is part of the Art in ...
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Sweet, a stainless steel sculpture by Wayne Zebzda, was dedicated at Aiea Public Library on September 29, 2016. Attendees at the dedication ceremony included First Lady, Dawn Amano-Ige, Representative Sam Kong, State Librarian Stacey Aldrich, and artist Wayne Zebzda and family. The ceremony included a koto performance by Darin Miyashiro and speeches by Matthew Brown, ...
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Call for Artists: Kona Judiciary Complex The Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) seeks Hawaiʻi Visual Artists who wish to be considered for the new Kona Judiciary Complex in Kailua-Kona on the island of Hawaiʻi. Through this RFQ we intend to establish a qualified pool of individual professional artists for consideration. Various ...
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