Kingwell wins 2021 Lahaina Poster Contest
LAHAINA — “Village by the Sea,” a watercolor by Lahaina artist Jim Kingwell, was chosen as the official Lahaina Poster image for 2021. He received a $1,500 prize.
Juror George Allan chose the winning image out of a field of 36 entries.
Jill Ireland’s acrylic painting titled “Magical Lahaina Banyan” was awarded the Lahaina Arts Society’s Juror Award, which included a prize of $250.
The Lahaina Poster Show can be viewed at Village Gallery at 120 Dickenson St. in Lahaina until Jan. 8.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily except for Sunday when the gallery is closed. All artwork is for sale and was created by artists residing in Maui County.
Lahaina Restoration Foundation will produce a numbered, signed, limited edition of 1,000 posters which will be for sale at Village Galleries and other locations around Maui.
Proceeds from the sale of the poster will fund continued promotional efforts for historic Lahaina Town.
The poster will be printed at Island Printing and Imaging in Lahaina. The poster will be 16” x 20″ with the year 2021 printed beneath the image.
On Friday, Jan. 8, during Friday Night is Art Night from 5 to 8 p.m., Village Gallery will celebrate the release of the poster and Kingwell will be signing posters by request.
With 21 art galleries located in a walkable four-block area, Lahaina has often been called the “Art Capital of the Pacific.”
Friday Night is Art Night in Lahaina, ongoing since 1989, is currently celebrated every Friday from 5 to 8 p.m in 18 of the town’s galleries.
For more information, visit www.lahainarestoration.org.