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Lahaina Arts Society holding sixth Photo Maui Contest

By Staff | Oct 18, 2012

This photo by David Schoonover was judged “Best In Show” at Photo Maui 2011.

LAHAINA – Calling all photographers – want the chance to win photo gear, software, hardware, cash and other cool stuff, and help Maui County keiki in the process?

Pull out your camera, print out your best shots and enter the sixth annual Photo Maui Exhibition.

Lahaina Arts Society and Lahaina Arts Association are hosting this juried photography exhibition.

Rules and an application are available at www.photomaui.org and Lahaina Arts Society in Lahaina, Pictures Plus in Kahului or Maui Island Giclee in Kihei.

Prizes will be awarded to top entries in each category and division. This year’s jurors are Randy Jay Braun and Zane Mathias, professional fine art photographers.

Long an incubator for emerging artists in various mediums, LAS and LAA seek entries in two divisions – enthusiast and professional – with submissions accepted in color, monochrome, and digitally enhanced categories.

Stephen Levine, chair of the event, said, “With digital photography and processes, the art of photography has spread beyond the once limiting confines of a chemical darkroom. There are many talented photographers whose vision of our world is just not seen in any gallery space on Maui.

“There is no venue that presents Maui’s fine image makers together in a single exhibition. Photo Maui is intended to provide a venue for both amateur and professional photographers. This show is an opportunity to share the talent of people who you won’t ordinarily see in galleries on Maui as well as some established professionals in a single exhibition dedicated to photography alone,” he continued.

“All proceeds from the event will go to the Lahaina Arts Association’s Art Outreach Classes. The proceeds from last year’s exhibition covered three months of supplies for the classes on Maui. In 2011, LAA’s art program touched 595 underprivileged children in Maui County. We hope to do more this year.”

All works accepted must be available for sale by the photographer, with the artist receiving 50 percent and the gallery half. A portion of all sale proceeds will be used for LAA’s Art Outreach Program.

These free arts classes for children facing hardships reached more than 8,000 children in our local community in 2010. Proceeds from last year’s exhibition provided art supplies for 55 days of supplies for those children.

For information, call Levine at 572-5725.