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The Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF)’s 17th symposium: The Future History of Public Art is a gathering of public art practitioners and allied professionals that will convene November 5-7 in Honolulu. The symposium is being organized by WESTAF in collaboration with Forecast Public Art and the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. The ...
Read More Coming Up: WESTAF’s 17th symposium – The Future History of Public Art

The No. 1 Capitol District Building, the state government office building which houses the Hawaii State Art Museum and the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts offices, Artizen café, and HiSAM Gallery Shop, will be closed on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The museum will be closed for the day and all scheduled activities have ...
Read More HiSAM Closed Saturday, September 9, 2017

Calling all high school students interested in reciting great poetry! The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation are once again sponsoring Poetry Out Loud, a national poetry recitation competition with thousands of dollars in prizes and an opportunity for one Hawaii winner to compete with other state winners in Washington, DC for ...
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First Friday: Bridgefinder ~ folk, blues, jazz fusion Friday, September 1  |  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  |  HiSAM Second Floor, Sculpture Lobby Free, family-friendly First Friday at the Hawaii State Art Museum – galleries will be open late, with Bridgefinder (folk, blues, and jazz fusion) performing live music indoors in the second floor Sculpture ...
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Applications close September 20, 2017 Want to make public art? Only 20 spots are available for Making It Public, a two-day intensive workshop to help artists make public art. This workshop is free to all participants. Making it Public is a free, two-day intensive workshop designed for artists of any discipline, who are interested in exploring how ...
Read More Making it Public: Applications Open

The Hawaii State Art Museum is temporarily closed August 17 – 21, 2017 due to building renovation activities. This includes the Sculpture Garden and cafe. The gift shop will remain open on August 17 and will be closed August 18 and 19. The museum is scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 10:00 ...
Read More HiSAM Temporarily Closed August 17 – 21

The SFCA’s fifth Arts Chat event was held at the Donkey Mill Art Center (DMAC) in Holualoa (Kona side of Hawai`i Island) on July 19, 2017. The session was immediately followed by a site visit for SFCA Board Commissioners and staff members, a Strategic Planning listening session run by the Pacific Policy Research Center (PPRC) ...
Read More SFCA: Arts Chat, Strategic Plan, and Board Meeting at DMAC

About the Acquisition Award Selection Committee The role of the Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) is to make recommendations to the SFCA regarding the purchase of works of art, including the review, nomination, evaluation and selection of the recommended artworks for acquisition. The SFCA appoints the members of the AASC, which is generally composed of ...
Read More Art in Public Places: Recent Purchase and Gift Recommendations (May and July 2017)

This event has been cancelled due to building renovation work. The No. 1 Capitol District Building, the state government office building which houses the Hawaii State Art Museum and the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts offices, Artizen café, and HiSAM Gallery Shop, will be closed on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The museum will ...
Read More HiSAM: Art Off the Wall

RECENT EXHIBIT VISITS In July 2017, the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts convened an Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) for selected works from the 2017 Honolulu Biennial, including approval of studio visits to selected artists with work in the Biennial. The role of the AASC is to make recommendations to the SFCA regarding ...
Read More Art in Public Places: Recent and Upcoming Exhibit Visits