Wailoa Center hosts statewide juried photo exhibit

The Wailoa Center and the Hawaii Island Art Alliance are proud to present the 2nd Annual Statewide Juried Photography Exhibit which opens today and runs through July 28th.

The exhibition begins with an open house from 1 to 6 p.m. today. There will be no awards ceremony, but the winners will be announced during the open house.

Entries were open to all Hawaii resident photographers, with the only limitation that photos must be taken in Hawaii. Exhibit Coordinator Heidi Fickinger says, “One of the purposes of the exhibit is to illustrate why the photographers and creative influences in Hawaii are so special. The work of artists who live in Hawaii exemplifies how diverse we are, yet still united by the culture and beautiful environment that connects the people, the arts, and the way we all interact.

The pieces for this year’s exhibition were selected by Bob Douglas, a large format black and white photographer for over 20 years. Douglas studied with John Sexton and followed the philosophies of the West Coast School of Photography.

Currently, he applies his knowledge of photography to his abstract paintings and printmaking. Regarding the jury of this exhibition, Douglas said: “I appreciate all forms [of photography], traditional, digital, hybrid, cyanotype, photogram and experimental. Abstract, journalistic, documentary, fashion, social. I will be waiting impatiently [the artists’] explorations, intention and storytelling.

Admission to the Wailoa Center is free and open to the public, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the month of July. For more information, please call (808) 933-0416 or email [email protected]

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