Wailoa Center hosts statewide juried photo exhibit

The Wailoa Center and the Hawaii Island Art Alliance are proud to present the 2nd Annual Statewide Juried Photography Exhibit opening today and running through July 28.

The exhibit begins with an open house from 1-6 p.m. today. There will be no award ceremony, but winners will be posted at the open house.


Entries were open to all Hawaii resident photographers, with the sole limitation that photos must be taken in Hawaii. Show coordinator, Heidi Fickinger, says, “One of the purposes of the show is to illustrate why the photographers and the creative influences in Hawaii are so special. The work of artists who live in Hawaii illustrates how diverse we are, but still united by the culture and magnificent environment that connects the people, the arts, and how we all interact.”

Pieces for this year’s exhibit were juried by Bob Douglas, a large format black and white photographer for over 20 years. Douglas studied under John Sexton and has followed the philosophies of the West Coast school of photography.

Currently he applies his photography knowledge towards his abstract paintings and printmaking. As for jurying this exhibit, Douglas said, “ I appreciate all forms [of photography], traditional, digital, hybrid, cyanotypes, photograms and experimental. Abstract, journalistic, documentary, fashion, social. I will be looking forward to [the artists’] explorations, intent, and storytelling.”

Admission to Wailoa Center is free and open to the public, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, during the month of July. For additional information please call (808) 933-0416 or email wailoaartculturalcenter@gmail.com.

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