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Hawai‘i Nei art contest Kokua Day scheduled

Need some assistance registering for the Hawai‘i Nei art contest? Stop by the Wailoa Center between 1 and 3 p.m. Oct. 18 and allow staff and volunteers to help you register your artwork online.

Hawai‘i Nei is a juried art exhibition celebrating the native flora and fauna of Hawaii Island. Amateur and professional artists of all ages are invited to submit works of art in any medium or combination of media. Artwork must be registered online by Oct. 19. All residents of Hawaii Island are eligible to participate. A photo of the artwork and entry fees are required with registration.

Artwork will be displayed at Wailoa Center from Nov. 3 through Dec. 15. Additionally, the exhibition will be viewed by the Acquisition Award Selection Committee under the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

Each year, Hawai‘i Nei selects a featured category to highlight a special species, theme or event. While the featured category is meant to help inspire artists, artwork is not limited strictly to the featured category. The 2017 featured category is Kumula‘au (native trees).

Artwork drop-off times, dates and locations are:

• 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 21 at Donkey Mill Art Center in Holualoa.

• 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 28 at Wailoa Center in Hilo.

For more information about the exhibition or registration, email or visit


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