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Entries sought for 28th poster contest

By Staff | Mar 10, 2016

Artist Robert Bedard won the 27th annual poster contest for his painting called “Aloha from Mala.”

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

Now in its 28th year, the contest offers a grand prize of $2,500. The winning art becomes the limited edition official Lahaina Poster for 2017.

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 The artwork must be original and unpublished, with the image being a recognizable scene of Lahaina.

Past winners of this prestigious competition include Robert Bedard, Ronaldo Macedo, Erin Dertner, Jackie Black, Carleton Kinkade, George Allen, Stephen Burr, Jim Kingwell, C.S. Perry, John Cosby, Daryl Millard and Michael Krahn.

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.

The official Lahaina Poster is limited to 1,000 prints. These posters are a popular item for art enthusiasts on Maui and around the world. The winning poster will be sold at the Lahaina Visitor Center, via www.visitlahaina. com and possibly at fine galleries throughout the town.

Winners will be announced at a reception on Thursday, Aug. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. The reception will be held at the Old Jail Gallery located at the Old Lahaina Courthouse.

All Maui entries must be delivered to the second floor of the Old Lahaina Courthouse by Friday, July 29, 2016, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Off-island entries must arrive between Monday, July 25, and Friday, July 29, 2016. The correct address is 648 Wharf St., #102, Lahaina, HI 96761.

Prize winners will be chosen from juried entries that will be on exhibit in the Old Jail Gallery from Wednesday, Aug. 3, to Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. There is a non-refundable entry fee of $25.

For more information and an application, go to www.visitlahaina.com, or call Lynn Donovan at 667-9175.