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 form to the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts at 250 S. Hotel Street, 2nd Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813. 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 Form

Guidelines

1. Deadline for Requests

Requests must be received at the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts at least 6 months prior to 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 placed on the schedule only after they are approved by the Commission of the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

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 current market

Recent and Upcoming Exhibit Visits

IslandCityVenueExhibit TitleExhibit OrganizersTypeExhibit Dates
MauiMakawaoHui Noʻeau Visual Arts CenterHui Noʻeau Annual Juried Exhibition 2021Hui NoʻeauMixed media, juriedJanuary 15 - February 19, 2021
Hawaiʻi IslandHiloUniversity of Hawaiʻi-Hilo2020 Pacific States Biennial North American Juried Print ExhibitionUniversity of Hawaiʻi-HiloPrint media, juriedOriginally scheduled for November 6 - December 31, 2020. Postponed by organizers to 2022.
OʻahuHonoluluHonolulu Museum of Art School, Linekona GalleryResilience-ceramic, curatedOriginally scheduled for September 18 - October 16, 2020. Exhibit postponed by organizers.
OʻahuHonoluluHonolulu Museum of Art School, Linekona Gallery (virtual exhibit online during pandemic)Transparency in TranslationHawaiʻi Watercolor Society and Glass Fusion Collectivewatercolor and glass, juriedOctober 31 - November 27, 2020
OʻahuHonoluluHonolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian CenterA Deeper Shade of Soul: Sculpture by Jonathan SwanzHonolulu Museum of Artsculpture, curatedJuly 23, 2020 - January 8, 2021
OʻahuHonoluluHonolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian CenterIncipit: Paintings by Tom WalkerHonolulu Museum of Artpaintings, curatedJuly 23, 2020 - January 8, 2021
MauiKahuluiMaui Arts and Cultural CenterAbstractionx3Paintings, curatedJanuary 30 - April 24, 2021
MauiKahuluiMaui Arts and Cultural CenterO KalaniPaintings and sculptures, curatedMay 15 - August 29, 2021
Hawaiʻi IslandHiloWailoa CenterMidsummer Art Celebration, 4th Annual Statewide Juried Exhibit 2021Hawaiʻi Island Art Alliance (HIAA)mixed media, juriedJune 4 - 30, 2021
Hawaiʻi IslandKamuelaFirehouse GalleryEruptions and Interruptions, Hawaiʻi Artists Interpret Experiences of Living on the EdgeWaimea Arts Councilmixed media, juriedAugust 4 - September 26, 2021