NASAA Notes: November 2019

November 6, 2019

Hawai'i: Young Artists of Hawai'i

Photos from recent Young Artists of Hawai’i exhibits, courtesy State Foundation on Culture and the Arts

Young Artists of Hawai’i is an annual student art competition and exhibition that recognizes creative excellence among Hawai’i’s students in kindergarten through sixth grade. This exhibit is presented by the Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) and the Hawai’i Tourism Authority. The program provides opportunities for students to celebrate the diverse cultures of Hawai’i. The theme, “My Culture, My Family, and Me” is intended to inspire students to express how they feel, see or interpret their lives in the islands. A panel of distinguished judges select 96 works for exhibition from school submissions. The selected works are exhibited at the Hawai’i State Art Museum, and replicas of the works are exhibited in the Pā Kamali’i Courtyard at the Hawai’i Convention Center, welcoming thousands of visitors each year and building their understanding of Hawai’i’s cultures through the eyes of young people. Related events not only recognize the student artists, they also serve as a focal point for family gatherings, community pride and opportunities for local and state officials to experience the power of the arts. For more information about the program, contact SFCA Arts Program Specialist Project Manager Kamakani Konia.

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