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Acain wins 31st annual Lahaina Poster Contest

By Staff | Jul 25, 2019

Tioni Acain’s “West Maui Lahaina” was chosen from among 22 submissions to become the official Lahaina Poster for 2020. The first posters will go on sale during the annual Holiday Lighting of the Banyan Tree. You can see and purchase all of the entries in the Old Jail Gallery in the Old Lahaina Courthouse until Aug. 2. For more information, call Lahaina Arts Society at 661-0111.

LAHAINA – Tionilyn Acain of Wailuku won the Lahaina Poster Contest for her acrylic painting “West Maui Lahaina,” announced July 12 at the contest reception sponsored by LahainaTown Action Committee and Lahaina Arts Society.

Now in its 31st year, the poster contest offers a grand prize of $3,000 sponsored by LahainaTown Action Committee. The winning art piece becomes the limited edition official Lahaina Poster for 2020.

“I wanted to show my children that you can work, handle your home responsibilities and still make time to follow your passions and do what you love to do,” said Acain. “I work in Lahaina and challenged myself to enter this contest because I truly love painting.”

Black Dog LLC presented the second place prize of $1,000 to Erin Dertner for her painting “My Favorite Corner.” Lahaina Arts Society presented the third place prize of $500 to Dertner for her second entry, “Heartbeat of Lahaina.”

The Honorable Mention Award went to Darice Machel Mcguire for “Sea Wall Lahaina;” the $250 prize was sponsored by Cool Cat Cafe.

The People’s Choice Award also went to Mcguire for “Sea Wall Lahaina.” The $250 prize was sponsored by Pioneer Inn.

Judges for this year’s contest were Sne Patel, Monique Chicheportiche and Bill Wyland.