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
OʻahuHonoluluBishop Square Pauahi Tower LobbyWomen Artists of Hawaiʻimixed media, curated01-07-2023 to 03-11-2023
MauiMakawaoHui Noʻeau Visual Arts CenterHui Noʻeau 2023 Annual Juried ExhibitionHui Noʻeaumixed media, juried01-13-2023 to 02-18-2023
MauiKahuluiMaui Arts and Cultural CenterʻIke Kanakamixed media, curated01-17-2023 to 03-18-2023
OʻahuHonoluluUniversity of HawaiÊ»i-Mānoa Art GalleryʻAi Pōhaku, Stone EatersPuʻuhonua Societycurated, Kanaka ʻŌiwi contemporary art01-22-2023 to 03-26-2023
MauiMakawaoViewpoints GalleryCelebration of Hawaiʻi 2023, Fire, Earth and Water 18th Annual Invitationalmixed media, curated02-04-2023 to 03-18-2023
Hawaiʻi IslandHolualoaDonkey Mill Art CenterMai Ka Pouli: (Re)presenations of MoananuiākeaDonkey Mill Art Centercurated, multi-media03-18-2023 to 07-08-2023
OʻahuHonoluluArts and Letters NuÊ»uanuMarooned in Paradise: A Forty Year Love Story - Doug and Sharon BrittJosh Tengan and Jamie Jacksoncurated, paintings, sculptures, fiber arts.05-05-2023 to 06-10-2023
OʻahuHonoluluBishop Square, Pauahi Tower LobbyElevenDexter Doicurated, painting, mixed media, sculpture05-15-2023 to 07-15-2023
Hawaiʻi IslandHiloWailoa Center6th Annual MidSummer Art CelebrationWailoa Centerjuried06-02-2023 to 06-28-2023
OʻahuHonoluluHonolulu Printmakers + Native Books and Letters95th Annual Juried Exhibition of Honolulu PrintmakersHonolulu Printmakersjuried, printmaking06-02-2023 to 07-01-2023
OʻahuHonoluluBoxJellyArtist in Residence: Jenna Macy BoxJelly x Fishcake Artist in Residence Programcurated, mixed media06-02-2023 to 08-31-2023
MauiKahuluiMaui Arts and Cultural Center, Schaefer International GalleryMaui Arts and Cultural Center Biennial 2023Maui Arts and Cultural Centerjuried07-05-2023 to 08-26-2023
Hawaiʻi IslandKamuelaKahilu Theatre7th Annual Juried Exhibitionmixed media, juried11-10-2023 to 01-22-2023