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  The role of the Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) is to make recommendations to the HSFCA regarding the purchase of works of art, including the review, nomination, evaluation and selection of the recommended artworks for acquisition. The AASC is generally composed of HSFCA commissioners, staff members, and visual arts consultants. RECENT EXHIBIT VISITS The ...
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Arts Chat IV

Posted on May 23, 2017 in Blog Post, Board of Commissioners

For the fourth installation Arts Chat program, the focus of the dialogue will be on the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the state of the arts today. Facilitated by Noelle Kahanu (SFCA Board Commissioner and Assistant Specialist in Public Humanities and Native Hawaiian Programs, University of Hawai`i-Manoa American Studies Department); speakers will include ...
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Island Focus, Episode 2 SFCA’s Executive Director Jonathan Johnson was interviewed by Island Focus host Lyla Berg earlier this year about what the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts does for the state of Hawai‘i. “Focused on the personalities behind the organizations, industries, and agencies that keep O‘ahu moving, that’s Island Focus,” says host ...
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SFCA Board Committee meetings and the General meeting have been scheduled for Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 9:30 am  – 2:00 p.m. and have been posted to the State of Hawai‘i Calendar of Events (calendar.ehawaii.gov). Select State Foundation on Culture and the Arts from the menu of available calendars to view scheduled meetings and agendas.

Search the Art in Public Places Collection Curious about what is in the Art in Public Places Collection of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts? You can view the collection online! The Art in Public Places Online Catalog is updated periodically to reflect changes in the collection. Works of art in the Art ...
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Blue Star Families

Posted on May 15, 2017 in Blog Post, Visitor

At the Hawai‘i State Art Museum, admission is always free. Looking for more family activities this summer? Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America. Each summer since 2010, Blue Star Museums have offered free admission to the nation’s ...
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A Celebration of the People’s Art The annual Art at the Capitol event celebrated its ninth year with the theme of “Onipa‘a: The Spirit of Lili‘uokalani.” The self-guided tour included viewings of a video about The Spirit of Lili‘uokalani statue by Marianna Pineda and videos from past Art at the Capitol events. The Hawai‘i Youth ...
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  Hawai‘i student Nicholas Amador placed second in the National Poetry Out Loud Competition in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Nicholas recited “Dover Beach” by Matthew Arnold, “Lions” by Sandra McPherson and “Windy City” by Stuart Dybek. The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) congratulates Nicholas and Punahou School’s Poetry ...
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Congratulations to Nicholas Amador, Poetry Out Loud Hawai‘i State Champion. Nicholas is a junior at Punahou School and continued on to the national competition in April. He was the Hawai‘i State Champion in 2016 and placed third nationally. The Poetry Out Loud Contest Hawai‘i State Finals took place on Sunday, February 12, 2017, with 14 ...
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For information about award notification, artwork pickup, and the awards ceremony, please contact Michelle Chun, (808) 305-9709, michelle_chun@hawaiidoe.org. My Culture, My Family, and Me Hawai‘i Convention Center: Pa Kamali‘i Courtyard 1801 Kalakaua Avenue April 25, 2017 – March 2018 The Student Art Exhibition 2017 is an annual exhibition that recognizes creative excellence among Hawai‘i’s public and private ...
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