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Mālama Wao Akua 2019

September 13 – November 2

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

Receiving Day: August 29, 9am-6pm

Opening Reception: September 13, 5-8pm

Jurors: Joëlle C., Artist and Curator at Viewpoints Gallery, and Bob Hobdy, Retired Forester and Environmental Consultant

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!

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Artist Adventures

 Get inspired and take a closer look at Maui’s native species with one of the many artist adventures offered. Contact EMWP to sign up at 573-6999 or  

  • Tuesday, June 25th: Maui Ocean Center: Guided Aquarium Tour with Marine Biologist Ann Fielding 10am-12pm

  • Wednesday, July 3rd: TNC Waikamoi Preserve Bird Loop Hike 8am-2pm

  • Wednesday, July 17th: TNC Waikamoi Preserve Boardwalk Hike 8am-4pm

  • Wednesday, August 7th: Haleakala Ranch Hike at Pu’u Pahu Preserve 8am-1pm

See for more information about Artist Adventures!

Earlier Event: August 2
Youth Art Exhibition 2019
Later Event: January 17
2020 Annual Juried Exhibition