Park West Gallery Launches 2nd Annual ‘Made in Hawaii’ Art Competition
September 19, 2022 to October 09, 2022
Monday, September 19 marked the opening of the second-annual “Made in Hawaii” artist competition by The Park West Fine Art Museum & Gallery
, the world’s largest art dealer.
This is the second annual search for the best local artists in Hawaii conducted by the gallery, which provides the winner with a year-long contract and opportunity to showcase their original art at the Waikiki fine art museum and gallery for a special three-month exhibition.
Legal residents of Hawaii who are at least 18 years old are invited to participate by submitting images of three original works of art—whether a drawing, painting, print, collage, or illustration—via firstname.lastname@example.org
. The window for submitting original art closes on Sunday, October 9 at 11:59pm HST.
“We were so delighted to see the incredible talent and creativity displayed by last year’s Made in Hawaii participants,” said Arturo Torrez, Director of Park West Hawaii. “This year, we will welcome another Hawaii artist to our Park West Gallery ohana and showcase their work in our gallery alongside masterpieces by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, and other giants of art history.”
Once the submission period is over, representatives from Park West Gallery will select the contest’s Top 10 semi-finalists. The Oahu public will then have the chance to decide the next round of the competition, with all 10 artists’ work displayed at Park West Waikiki, and the public able to view the artwork in-person and vote for their favorites.
The three artists with the most votes will become the contest’s Final 3 artists, and the ultimate winner selected by a panel of judges, including Park West executives and local Hawaii dignitaries.
The winner of the inaugural 2021 “Made in Hawaii” competition was Oahu artist Chris Sebo.
PHOTO COURTESY OF PARK WEST GALLERY HAWAII
Park West Fine Art Museum and Gallery Hawaii is open daily from 10am-10pm. For more information visit www.parkwestgallery.com/hawaii
or call 808-859-4871.