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Poster Contest open to all artists

By Staff | Jun 10, 2010

Past winners of this prestigious competition include Carleton Kinkade, George Allen, Stephen Burr, Jim Kingwell, Ronaldo Macedo (his painting is pictured), C.S. Perry, John Cosby and Michael Krahn.

LAHAINA — Artists across the island are gearing up for Lahaina’s annual Poster Contest sponsored by LahainaTown Action Committee and Lahaina Arts Society. 

Now in its 22nd year, the contest offers a grand prize of $2,500. Each year, the winning painting becomes the limited edition official Lahaina Poster for the next year. 

The competition is open to all artists. The artwork must be original and unpublished, with the image being a recognizable scene of Lahaina. 

In addition to the $2,500 first prize, there are cash prizes for the Lahaina Arts Society Award, Most Promising Artist, People’s Choice, and Honorable Mention. 

Limited to 1,000 prints, the official Lahaina Poster is a popular collectors’ item for art enthusiasts on Maui and around the world. It is sold at the Lahaina Visitors Center and in fine galleries throughout the town.

Winners will be announced at a reception on Friday, Sept. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Lahaina Art Society’s gallery in the Old Lahaina Courthouse. 

All Maui entries must be delivered to the first floor of the Old Lahaina Courthouse on Friday, Sept. 3, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Off-island entries must be received from Aug. 30 to Sept. 3.

Prize winners will be chosen from juried entries that will be on exhibit in the Old Lahaina Jail Gallery in the Old Lahaina Courthouse from Sept. 7 to Oct. 3.

For more information, go to the LahainaTown Action Committee website at www.visitlahaina.com or call Lynn Donavan at 667-9175.