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Entries sought for 29th annual Lahaina Poster Contest

By Staff | Jul 13, 2017

Erin Dertner’s “Waterfront Aglow” won Lahaina’s 28th annual Poster Contest.

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 29th year, the poster contest will offer a grand prize of $3,000 this year.

The winning art becomes the limited edition official Lahaina Poster for 2018.

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 The artwork must be original and unpublished, with the image being a recognizable scene of Lahaina.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 $3,000 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 on Maui and around the world.

The winning poster will be sold at the Lahaina Visitor Center and via www.visitlahaina.com.

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

All Maui entries must be delivered to the second floor of the Old Lahaina Courthouse by Friday, July 28, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Off-island entries must arrive between Monday, July 24, and Friday, July 28, 2017. 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. 2, to Monday, Sept. 4, 2017.

There is a non-refundable entry fee of $25. The contest is limited to two entries per artist. Work must be framed, ready for hanging (using screw eyes and wire) and available for sale. Pieces that are incomplete (wet paint) or not ready for hanging will not be accepted.

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