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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 HawaiʻiDexter Doimixed 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 Hawaiʻi-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 NuʻuanuMarooned 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
OʻahuHonoluluDowntown Art Center95th 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
OʻahuPearl CityHōʻikeākeā Gallery, Leeward Community CollegeʻAi Pōhaku, Stone EatersPuʻuhonua SocietycuratedMay 3 - August 13, 2023
OʻahuHonoluluEast-West Center, University of Hawaiʻi-MānoaʻAi Pōhaku, Stone Eaters Puʻuhonua SocietycuratedMay 3 - August 13, 2023
OʻahuHonoluluKoa Gallery, Kapiolani Community CollegeʻAi Pōhaku, Stone EatersPuʻuhonua SocietycuratedMay 29 - August 25, 2023
OʻahuHonoluluAupuni SpaceHal Lum and Nanea Lum in ConversationAupuni SpacecuratedJuly 27 - August 10, 2023
Hawaiʻi IslandHiloWailoa Center2023 Abstract Only! 13th Annual Multimedia National Juried CompetitionWailoa CenterjuriedAugust 4 - September 14, 2023
Hawaiʻi IslandHolualoaDonkey Mill Art CenterPhase Change: Porcelain in FluxDonkey Mill Art CentercuratedAugust 26 - October 14, 2023
OʻahuHonoluluEast-West Center Gallery2023 Hawaiʻi Watercolor Society Open Show - Reflections in WaterHawaiʻi Watercolor SocietyjuriedAugust 27 - October 1, 2023
OʻahuHonoluluArts and Letters NuʻuanuHōʻeu ManaArts and Letters NuʻuanucuratedSeptember 1- October 14, 2023
MauiMakawaoHui Noʻeau Visual Arts CenterMālama Wao AkuaHui NoʻeaujuriedSeptember 9 - November 3, 2023
KauaʻiLīhuʻeKauaʻi Society of Artists Gallery, Kukui Grove CenterArt Kauaʻi 2023Kauaʻi Society of ArtistsjuriedSeptember 16 - October 27, 2023
OʻahuHonoluluDowntown Art CenterHawaiʻi Craftsmen Annual Statewide Exhibition 2023Hawaiʻi CraftsmenjuriedSeptember 30 - October 28, 2023
Hawaiʻi IslandHiloWailoa Center2023 Hawaiʻi Nei Art ExhibitionThree Mountain Alliance / Hawaiʻi Island Art Alliance / Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife / Wailoa Center State ParksjuriedNovember 3 - December 14, 2023
OʻahuHonoluluDowntown Art CenterArtists of Hawaiʻi 2023Downtown Art CenterjuriedNovember 3 - 25, 2023
MauiKahuluiMaui Arts and Cultural Center Schaefer International GalleryMarcia Morse & George WoollardMaui Arts and Cultural Center Schaefer International GallerycuratedNovember 14 - December 30, 2023
Hawaiʻi IslandKamuelaFirehouse Gallery at the Waimea Arts CouncilPortal 2 @ Firehouse GalleryWaimea Arts CounciljuriedNovember 4 to December 24, 2023
O'ahuHonoluluThe Art Gallery, University of Hawaiʻi at MānoaMai Nā Kūpuna MaicuratedNovember 19, 2023 to February 11, 2024
MauiMakawaoHui Noʻeau Visual Arts Center2024 Hui Noʻeau Annual Juried ExhibitionHui NoʻeaujuriedJanuary 1 to February 16, 2024