Art in Public Places Collection: Recent Acquisitions (July 2023)

August 7, 2023

On July 19, 2023, the SFCA Board of Commissioners approved the acquisition of eight artworks for the SFCA Art in Public Places Collection. All of the works were nominated by committees visiting Hawaiʻi exhibitions. A list of artworks recently approved for acquisition (purchase or gift) can be viewed on our Art in Public Places Program page, along with information about how to invite a committee to an exhibit and a link to the Art in Public Places Collection online photo album of artworks.

These artworks will be eligible for placement in hundreds of state government sites across Hawaiʻi, including libraries, schools, and the State Art Museum.

Marooned in Paradise: A Forty Year Love Story

Arts and Letters Nuʻuanu, Honolulu, Oʻahu. May 5 – June 10, 2023.

painting of ocean and ships with a sailor in a rowboat, Polynesian canoe, and partial view of a coastline.
“Shipping Blues”, Doug Britt
  • “Shipping Blues” acrylic on canvas painting by Doug Britt


Bishop Square, Pauahi Tower Lobby, Honolulu, Oʻahu. May 18 – July 15, 2023.

  • “Don’t Explain” oil, enamel, and Swarovski crystals on canvas painting by Calvin Collins
  • “The Cosmic Moment” oil on canvas painting by Dieter Runge

Honolulu Printmakers 95th Annual Exhibition

Downtown Art Center, Honolulu, Oʻahu. June 5 – 30, 2023.

  • “Kukui no Hikari (The Light of Kukui)” mixed media print by Renee Iijima
  • “Hausten Ditch in December. Study No. 89. Signed edition 3 of 12” archival inkjet print of 3D digital print art by Stephen Yuen
  • “Printmakers Window. Study No 54. Signed edition 3 of 12” archival inkjet print of 3D digital print art by Stephen Yuen
  • “Aftermatter Print No. 3” relief and mixed media print by Zenobia Lakdawalla
  • “Once Upon a Tree” monoprint by Hiroki Morinoue

This post was updated with photographs on May 1, 2024.

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