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Mālama Wao Akua 2019

September 13 – November 2

Receiving Day: August 29, 9am-6pm

Opening Reception: September 13, 5-8pm

Jurors Walk Through: October 17, 5-6pm

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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September 26th: Dr. Art Medeiros, Auwahi Forest Restoration Project, PCSU

October 24th: Dr. Fern Duvall II, Maui Nui Program Manager, DLNR/DOFAW Ecosystems Protection and Management

Invited Artists

A big mahalo to this year’s invited artists!

Kirk Kurokawa
Christy Vail
Julia Cordi
Roberta Ann Weisenberg
Emiliano Achaval
Tom Calhoun
Bob Flint

Artist Adventures

 Get inspired and take a closer look at Maui’s native species with one of the many artist adventures offered. See for more information about Artist Adventures!

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