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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 Hawaii.GoSmart.org. 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 Hawaii.GoSmart.org. 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.

Guidelines

1. Deadline for Requests

Requests must be submitted through Hawaii.GoSmart.org 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 Museum of ArtArtists of Hawaiʻi NowHonolulu Museum of Artmixed media, curatedSeptember 16, 2021 - January 16, 2022
Hawaiʻi IslandKamuelaKahilu TheatreBrilliance of NowKahilu Theatre Foundationmixed media, juriedNovember 9, 2021 - January 10, 2022
Hawaii IslandHiloAbove the EquatorRemittance: Melissa Chimera and Maikaʻi TubbsAbove the Equatormixed media, curatedNovember 5, 2021 - January 7, 2022
MauiMakawaoHui Noʻeau Visual Arts Center2022 Hui Noʻeau Annual Juried Exhibition Hui Noʻeaumixed media, juriedJanuary 14 - February 18, 2022
OʻahuHonoluluHonolulu PrintmakersHonolulu Printmakers 2022 Annual Juried ExhibitionHonolulu Printmakersprintmaking, juriedpostponed to September 2022
MauiMakawaoViewpoints GalleryCelebration of Hawaiʻi 2022mixed media, curatedFebruary 27 - April 16, 2022
OahuHonoluluvariousHawaiʻi Triennial 2022, Pacific Century - E Hoʻomau no MoananuiākeaHawaiʻi Contemporarymixed media, curatedFebruary 18 - May 8, 2022
OahuHonoluluDowntown Art CenterFiber Hawaiʻi 2022: Fire and FiberHawaiʻi Craftsmenmixed media, juriedJune 8 - 26, 2022
OʻahuHonoluluDowntown Art CenterHawaiʻi Watercolor Society 2022 Open ExhibitionHawaiʻi Watercolor Societywatercolor, juriedAugust 2 - 22, 2022