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Mālama Wao Akua 2018

September 14 – November 9

Info Session: June 12, 5-6pm at Hui No‘eau

Receiving Day: August 28, 9am-6pm

Opening Reception: September 14, 5-8pm

Jurors: Dr. Fern Duvall II, Maui Nui Program Manager for DLNR/DOFAW Native Ecosystems Protection and Management, and Mina Elison, Curator for Kona Historical Society

Join us for Talk Story Thursdays, 5-6pm, at Hui No’eau!

Sept. 20th: Dr. Art Medeiros; Auwahi Forest Restoration Project, PCS

Oct. 4th: Hank Oppenheimer, Maui Nui Plant Extinction Prevention Coordinator

Oct. 18th: Nicole Davis, Maui Nui Marine Mammal Response Coordinator

Nov. 1st: Allison Borell, Community Outreach and Education Liaison for East Maui Watershed Partnership and Field Staff

Join us for the Mālama Wao Akua Closing Celebration at Hui No’eau!

November 10, 10am-1pm. FREE & open to the public!

The Mālama Wao Akua Closing Celebration will feature: local conservation organizations, native plant vendors, Hui No'eau artisans, and - of course - the fabulous Mālama Wao Akua exhibition. Stay tuned for updates!

Mālama Wao Akua

Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center in collaboration with East Maui Watershed Partnership (EMWP) brings you Mālama Wao Akua (Caring for the Realm of the Gods) – a juried art exhibition celebrating the native species of Maui Nui (Maui, Lana‘i, Moloka‘i, Kaho‘olawe). We invite Maui artists to explore our watersheds and use their creative talents to raise awareness about the importance of protecting native species.

Selected artwork should be successful in sharing knowledge of the watersheds and native species with others in a meaningful way.  Artwork will also be selected based upon a number of criteria, including originality of concept, creativity, technique, professionalism, and presentation. Our hope is that Maui artists of all ages will explore our watersheds and express the value that native species have within our daily life. This exhibition is sure to provide powerful visuals that celebrate Maui’s native plant and animal life. A jurying team with expertise in both art and conservation will select from among the pool of entries. Works in any medium are welcome!

Looking for inspiration?

Visit or join us on our Adventures for Artists!

Earlier Event: August 10
Youth Art Exhibition
Later Event: January 11
2019 Annual Juried Exhibition