Invite Committee

Artworks for the Art in Public Places Collection are selected via an Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) from juried or curated exhibits statewide. An AASC visit must be requested by the exhibition organizers. A list of recent and upcoming exhibits approved for a visit is at the bottom of this page.      

How to Request a Visit

Acquisition Award Selection Committees visit exhibitions to recommend works for the Art in Public Places Collection. To request a committee to visit your exhibition, please complete and submit an AASC Request Application online at If you have any questions, please call (808) 586-0300 or email Art in Public Places Curator Elizabeth Baxter at [email protected]

Guidelines and Request Application

AASC Request Application submissions will only be accepted online at Please review the AASC Guidelines carefully. If your exhibition fits within the AASC Guidelines, we invite you to complete and submit an AASC Request Application. An Applicant Tutorial on using the new Hawaii.GoSmart online portal is provided below.


1. Deadline for Requests

Requests must be submitted through at least 4 months before the opening reception of the exhibition.

2. Qualifications

  • Museums, galleries and arts organizations must meet the following qualifications:
    • Have experience operating full-time for at least one year
    • Maintain an annual exhibition schedule
    • Follow an established procedure in which exhibition concepts, artists and works of art are selected by a visual arts professional
  • Exhibitions should have the following characteristics:
    • Juried exhibitions should be open to the widest possible segment of artists
    • Curated exhibitions should feature some works that meet the below criteria
    • All exhibitions should reflect a high level of professionalism in the visual arts field

3. Exhibition Selection Process

The Art in Public Places Program staff recommends exhibitions for the AASC schedule based on application information. Exhibitions are scheduled after approval by the SFCA Board of Commissioners.

4. Art Selection Criteria

Works are recommended for the APP Collection based on the below criteria:

  • Quality. High aesthetic value, craftsmanship and originality.
  • Style & nature. Appropriate in material, form and content for display in State buildings.
  • Significance. Important to the visual arts of Hawai‘i.
  • Permanence. Structurally sound, good physical condition and low maintenance.
  • Portability. Light enough to be transported by a few people.
  • Price. Appropriate within the current market.

Recent and Upcoming Exhibit Visits

IslandCityVenueExhibit TitleExhibit OrganizersTypeExhibit Dates
Hawaiʻi IslandWaimeaFirehouse GalleryHuakaʻi/JourneyWaimea Arts Councilmixed media, juriedJuly 1 - August 31, 2022
OʻahuHonoluluHonolulu PrintmakersHonolulu Printmakers 2022 Annual Juried ExhibitionHonolulu Printmakersprintmaking, juriedOctober 7 - November 6, 2022
OʻahuHonoluluDowntown Art CenterHawaiʻi Watercolor Society 2022 Open ExhibitionHawaiʻi Watercolor Societywatercolor, juriedAugust 2 - 22, 2022
MauiMakawaoHui NoʻeauMalama Wao AkuaHui Noʻeau Visual Arts Center and East Maui Watershed Partnershipmixed media, juriedSeptember 9 - November 4, 2022
KauaʻiLīhuʻeKSA GalleryArt Kauai 2022Kauai Society of Artists (KSA)mixed media, juriedSeptember 17 - October 28, 2022
Oʻahu and MauiHonolulu and KahuluiDowntown Arts Center (Honolulu) and Maui Arts and Cultural Center2022 Hawaiʻi Craftsmen Annual Statewide ExhibitionHawaiʻi Craftsmenmixed media, juriedOʻahu September 17 - October 16, 2022, Maui November 8 - December 3, 2022
OʻahuHonoluluDowntown Art CenterFlashpointThe Flashpoint Groupmixed media, curatedOctober 29 - November 11, 2022
OahuHonoluluHawaii Opera PlazaHawaii's Woodshow 2022 - Na Laʻau o Hawaiʻiwood, juriedOctober 16-30, 2022
OahuHonoluluAupuni SpaceLure of the Local(e)Photography and sculpture, curatedOctober 22 - December 3, 2022
Hawaiʻi IslandHiloUniversity of Hawaiʻi-Hilo Campus Center GalleryPacific States Biennial North American (PSBN)Print media, juriedOctober 28 - December 31, 2022
Hawaiʻi IslandHiloWailoa CenterHawaiʻi Nei Art Exhibition 2022Mixed media, juriedNovember 4 - December 15, 2022
Hawaiʻi IslandKamuelaKahilu Theatre7th Annual Juried Exhibitionmixed media, juriedNovember 10, 2022 - January 22, 2023
OʻahuHonoluluBishop Square Pauahi Tower LobbyWomen Artists of Hawaiʻimixed media, curatedJanuary 7 - March 11, 2023
MauiMakawaoHui Noʻeau Visual Arts CenterHui Noʻeau 2023 Annual Juried ExhibitionHui Noʻeaumixed media, juriedJanuary 13 - February 18, 2023
MauiKahuluiMaui Arts and Cultural CenterʻIke Kanakamixed media, curatedJanuary 17 - March 18, 2023
MauiMakawaoViewpoints GalleryCelebration of Hawaiʻi 2023, Fire, Earth and Water 18th Annual Invitationalmixed media, curatedFebruary 4 - March 18, 2023