Call to Artists for Queen Lili‘uokalani Art Stroll

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artstrollposterbonnie-img_3127Friends of Lili‘uokalani Gardens invites artists to enter the first Queen Lili‘uokalani Art Stroll juried exhibition honoring the queen and celebrating the 100th anniversary of Lili‘uokalani Gardens in Hilo.

The theme of the Art Stroll will be Celebrating Lili‘uokalani; the Queen and Her Legacy.

The Art Stroll will be held from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017.

Several businesses along Banyan Drive will participate in exhibiting the work submitted.

Viewers will have the opportunity to stroll from business to business and select their favorites.

The exhibition will accept various art forms, including portraiture, landscape and artistic interpretation.


Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place viewer’s choice.

Awards will include:

  • A $300 gift certificate from Akamai Art Supply
  • A $100 gift certificate from Akamai Art Supply
  • A $150 gift certificate from Cunningham Gallery and Picture Frame Shop

The submission deadline is Nov. 30 at 5 p.m.

A fee of $10 per entry for each entry will benefit the Friends of Lili‘uokalani Gardens.

One entry form is required per art work. You may enter up to six works.


There are two steps to the entry process:

Fill out page 2 of liliuokalani-call-to-artistsv7-1, print and mail it, along with $10 per entry to Jelena Clay (Banyan Gallery) 373 Kipuni St., Hilo, HI 96720

Make checks payable to Friends of Lili‘uokalani Gardens

Email a photo of your entry to [email protected].

Format for the photos should be JPEG sized to 2000 pixels on the longest side. Name the image file with the name of your entry and your initials. For example: Title_of_your_work _EJ.jpg


In the body of the email, type your full name and the name of your entry or entries.

Entries will not be considered without photographs. Any accepted work that differs significantly from the photograph will not be exhibited.

The entries will be selected by juror Dick Nelson, esteemed watercolorist and instructor from Maui.

Nelson studied with Joseph Albers at Yale and subsequently developed his own “tri-hue” method of painting.

During his Honolulu years, Nelson served on the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and was art consultant for Alexander & Baldwin for 10 years.

He chaired the Punahou Art Department for 22 years, was the designer and director for the new Wailea Art Center on Maui and has been painting and teaching on Maui since 1978.

Sales and Commissions
It is recommended that all works be available for purchase. Friends of Lili‘uokalani Gardens will retain a 10% commission. Sold work will go to the buyer at the end of the exhibition.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: 5 p.m., Nov. 30, 2016
  • Notification of Acceptance: Dec. 15, 2016
  • Delivery of Artwork: Jan. 13, 2017
  • Exhibition Date and Time: Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, noon to  6 p.m.
  • Pick-up Artwork from Exhibition: Jan. 14, 2017, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Announcement of Awards: Jan. 15, 2017

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