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Lahaina Arts Association announces 37th annual art exhibit and scholarship contest

By Staff | Mar 5, 2015

Baldwin High School’s Ryan Hanscam was among the students who earned tuition assistance scholarship awards last year.

LAHAINA – Lahaina Arts Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, last week announced its 37th annual High School Senior Art Competition, Exhibition and Scholarship Awards Program.

Graduating high school seniors from Maui County are welcome to submit their art for exhibition and consideration in the scholarship competition.

Entries may be dropped off on Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or Sunday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Old Jail Gallery downstairs in the Old Lahaina Courthouse.

Each participating high school senior may drop off one entry for each of the five categories: Painting, Drawing, Three-Dimension, Photography, and Mixed Media. Visit www.lahaina-arts.org for an entry form and complete rules/conditions regarding the exhibition and scholarship contest.

The tuition assistance scholarship awards include the Lahaina Arts Association Best in Show Award for $1,000, and $500 awards for the Martin Rockwell Award in Painting, Podge Elvenstar Award in Drawing, Lahaina Arts Association Award in Photography, Haruto “Harry” Furuta Award in Mixed Media, and Lahaina Arts Society Award in Three-Dimension. Honorable Mention gift certificates will also be awarded.

Artwork will be exhibited in the Old Jail Gallery from April 6-19. A Special Artist’s Reception will be held on Sunday, April 19, at 4 p.m. in the Old Jail Gallery to award scholarships and honor the contest participants.

Families and community members are welcome to view the exhibit and join Lahaina Arts Association in celebrating Maui County’s young artists.

Lahaina Arts Association is dedicated to providing Maui County youth access to the creative arts through education and artistic opportunities.

LAA offers free art classes to children in schools, youth centers and housing sites on Maui and Molokai through the Maui Youth Art Outreach Program. LAA also provides a Hawaiian Youth Mentoring Program and awards partial tuition assistance scholarships to graduating Maui County art students.

LAA inspires creative thinking and artistic expression by creating opportunities for art education and appreciation through the support of grants, individual donations and support from its founder, Lahaina Arts Society.