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


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
MauiKahuluiMaui Arts and Cultural CenterO KalaniPaintings and sculptures, curatedMay 15 - August 29, 2021
Hawaiʻi IslandKamuelaFirehouse GalleryEruptions and Interruptions, Hawaiʻi Artists Interpret Experiences of Living on the EdgeWaimea Arts Councilmixed media, juriedAugust 4 - September 26, 2021
Hawaiʻi IslandHiloWailoa CenterAbstract Only!Mixed media, juried.August 6 - 26, 2021
Hawaiʻi IslandHolualoaDonkey Mill Art CenterNā Kapa KuʻinaDonkey Mill Art Centerkapa, curatedAugust 28 - October 9, 2021
OʻahuHonoluluDowntown Art CenterHawaii Watercolor Society Open ExhibitHawaii Watercolor Societywatercolor, juriedAugust 31 - September 18, 2021
MauiMakawaoHui Noʻeau Visual Arts CenterMalama Wao Akuamixed media, juried.September 10 - November 5, 2021
KauaʻiLihueKSA GalleryArt KauaiKauai Society of Artists (KSA)mixed media, juried.September 17 - October 29, 2021
OʻahuHonoluluDowntown Art CenterInspirationsHawaii Handweavers' Hui and Glass Fusion Collectivemixed media, juriedSeptember 30 - October 14, 2021
OʻahuHonoluluDowntown Art CenterHawaiʻi Craftsmen Annual Statewide Exhibition 2021Hawaiʻi Craftsmenmixed media, juriedOctober 23 - November 19, 2021
Hawaiʻi IslandHiloWailoa CenterHawaii Nei 2021Hawaiʻi Island Art Alliancemixed media, juriedNovember 5 - December 2, 2021
Hawaiʻi IslandKamuelaKahilu TheatreBrilliance of NowKahilu Theatre Foundationmixed media, juriedNovember 9, 2021 - January 10, 2022
OʻahuHonoluluHawaii Opera PlazaHawaii's Woodshow 2021wood, juriedNovember 20 - December 5, 2021
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 Museum of ArtArtists of Hawaiʻi Nowmixed media, curatedSeptember 16, 2021 - January 16, 2022
OʻahuHonoluluHonolulu PrintmakersHonolulu Printmakers 2022 Annual Juried ExhibitionHonolulu Printmakersprintmaking, juriedApril 8 - May 8, 2022
MauiMakawaoViewpoints GalleryCelebration of Hawaiʻi 2022mixed media, curatedFebruary 27 - April 16, 2022