‘Art Is Healing’ Call for Artists

July 6, 2016, 2:20 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 5:31 PM
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West Hawaii Community Health CenterThe West Hawaii Community Health Center, in partnership with Donkey Mill Art Center will host the second annual “Art Is Healing” multi-media juried art exhibition in an effort to continue building a permanent collection of art for the new West Hawaii Community Health Center Kealakehe.

The “Art Is Healing” initiative brings together the power to bridge differences and connects individuals of different backgrounds and experiences. Through art, West Hawaii Community Health Center wants to make connections by sharing our stories and sharing individuals truth, building empathy, compassion, and a healthy respect for one another.

“West Hawaii Community Health Center believes that art can inspire lifelong health and wellness as well as aid in the healing process,” said West Hawaii Community Health Center Director Richard Taaffe. “Art connects us to our community and we want it to cover our walls.”

Interested artists are encouraged to interpret and explore the concept of “Art Is Healing.”

Artists may submit pieces from all disciplines in visual arts, including wood, fiber, clay, metal, drawing, painting, prints and photography.


Artists are limited to two submissions; each art piece must include a completed entry form with description and signed agreement.


All accepted works will be considered for purchase, especially those that build on the health center’s vision of health, humanity and community well-being for the people of Hawai‘i Island.

All works considered for jurying must meet the professional and aesthetic standards of the exhibition committee.

BIg Island Now stock photo. July 2016

BIg Island Now stock photo. July 2016

Two-dimensional works must be properly framed and ready to hang. Three-dimensional pieces must be free standing and secured from tipping.


Entry submission deadline is Friday, Sept. 2. All artwork must be hand-delivered to West Hawaii Community Health Center Kealakehe located at 74-5214 Keanalehu Drive between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

West Hawaii Community Health Center will host “Art Is Healing” opening exhibition reception on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016.

For more information on art submissions or to receive entry forms, contact Donkey Mill Art Center (808) 322-3362 [email protected] or call West Hawaii Community Health Center (808) 326-3878.


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