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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 AASC is generally composed of SFCA commissioners, staff members, and visual arts consultants. UPCOMING EXHIBIT VISITS The SFCA ...
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For information about award notification, shipping, artwork pickup, and the awards ceremony, please visit the Scholastic Art Awards website: Hawaii Art Region. For additional student, teacher, and parent/guardian information, please contact Michelle Chun, (808) 305-9709, michelle_chun@hawaiidoe.org. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation’s largest, longest-running, most prestigious visual and literary arts program recognizing ...
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September 10 – 16, 2017: National Arts in Education Week is a national celebration recognizing the transformative power of the arts in education. Passed by Congress in 2010 through House Resolution 275, the celebration is designated to bring attention to this cause for elected officials and educational decision makers across the country and to support equitable ...
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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 ...
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The July 2017 issue of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts eNews newsletter can be viewed online: July 2017 eNews Contents: Cyril Pahinui Receives Top Honor from the NEA Recent and Upcoming Exhibit Visits It’s Your Art: Waipahu Public Library Hawai`i State Art Museum (HiSAM) Event Calendar First Friday June 2017: Hawaii Youth ...
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Across the United States there are traditional art forms that shape our culture and make our communities distinct, whether it’s conjunto music in Texas, old-time buckdancing in Tennessee, or Chilkat weaving in Alaska. For the past 35 years, the National Endowment for Arts (NEA) has presented National Heritage Fellowships to celebrate and honor master artists ...
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  The role of the Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) is to make recommendations to the HSFCA regarding the purchase of works of art, including the review, nomination, evaluation and selection of the recommended artworks for acquisition. The AASC is generally composed of HSFCA commissioners, staff members, and visual arts consultants. RECENT EXHIBIT VISITS The ...
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Sweet, a stainless steel sculpture by Wayne Zebzda, was dedicated at Aiea Public Library on September 29, 2016. Attendees at the dedication ceremony included First Lady, Dawn Amano-Ige, Representative Sam Kong, State Librarian Stacey Aldrich, and artist Wayne Zebzda and family. The ceremony included a koto performance by Darin Miyashiro and speeches by Matthew Brown, ...
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Art in Public Places March 3, 2006 – September 2, 2006 The Art in Public Places exhibit explored Hawai‘i’s Art in Public Places Program from 1967 to the present. As the first state in the nation to adopt a percent-for-art law, Hawai‘i became a leader in commissioning and displaying art in public places to beautify its state ...
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