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Call for artists for Hawaiʻi’s Art in Public Places program

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Sculptor Nicholas Bleecker created “Mamalahoe,” which translates to “the Law of the Splintered Paddle” as an Art in Public Places project that in 2009 was installed at the entrance to the District Court of the Third Circuit in Hilo. (Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts)

The Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts has posted a request for qualifications on Call For Entry for its Art in Public Places Program.

The program is seeking qualifications from individual artists for artwork to be commissioned for various locations statewide. Sites for art may include opportunities for three dimensional freestanding sculpture, two dimensional images translated into durable materials, and large painted murals. Specific locations have not been announced.

Through this call the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts intends to establish a qualified pool of professional artists for consideration.

  • Applications will only be accepted online through CallForEntry.org (2023 APP Hawaiʻi Request for Qualifications)
  • You must be registered on Call For Entry before you can log in and apply for a call for entry
  • This request for qualifications is open internationally, with special consideration given to Hawaiʻi artists
  • Application to include a resume, artist’s statement, and seven images of completed work
  • Application deadline Sept. 1, 2023

The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts’ Art in Public Places Program acquires completed, portable works of art, and commissions artists to create works of art for specific locations.

Works of art are displayed in hundreds of state government sites across Hawaiʻi including schools, libraries, hospitals, airports, state office buildings, the State Capitol and at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum.


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