Park West Gallery Launches Inaugural ‘Made in Hawaii’ Artist Contest

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The Park West Fine Art Museum & Gallery, in search of the next extraordinary Hawaii-based artist, today announced the launch of their new “Made in Hawaii” artist competition. The lucky winner will be offered a year-long contract with Park West Gallery, the world’s largest art dealer. In addition, they will be granted the golden opportunity to showcase their original art in the Waikiki Beach Walk-located art museum and gallery for a special three-month exhibition.

[UPDATE: OCTOBER 12, 2021 – Submissions for the “Made in Hawaii” contest are now closed. Please review the contest details for more information.]

The Park West Fine Art Museum & Gallery in Honolulu

The Park West Fine Art Museum & Gallery in Honolulu

“Here’s a fantastic way for Hawaiian artists to put their outstanding work in front of a global audience without having to leave the Hawaiian Islands,” said Albert Scaglione, Park West Gallery Founder and CEO. “Before year’s end, we will proudly welcome the ‘Made in Hawaii’ winning artist into the Park West family and display their creations at Park West Hawaii alongside the works of art icons like Picasso, Rembrandt, and Renoir.”

Submissions for the contest open Monday, September 20 at 9am HST and will close on Monday, October 11, at 11:59pm HST. Legal residents of Hawaii who are at least 18 years old are invited to participate. Eligible participants can enter the competition by submitting images of three original works of art—whether a drawing, painting, print, sculpture, collage, or illustration—to madeinhawaii@parkwestgallery.com.

All interested parties are encouraged to review the complete contest rules, eligibility requirements, and regulations by visiting ParkWestHawaii.com. You can find the full rules and terms & conditions for the contest HERE.

Art in display at Park West Hawaii

Art in display at Park West Hawaii

The entries will be judged by a panel of Park West Gallery representatives, and the Top 10 semi-finalists will then be invited to display one of their original creations at Park West Hawaii for a week of in-person public voting.

That public vote will determine the Top 3 finalists. From there, a panel of judges, including representatives from Park West and local Hawaiian dignitaries, will make the final selection and declare the official “Made in Hawaii” winner in November. A reception to celebrate the winner and all of the finalists will follow.

“Park West is enthusiastic about supporting local artists wherever our galleries are located. Now that we’ve set down roots in Oahu, it’s important to us to develop strong ties to the Hawaiian arts community, and we cannot wait to be introduced all the artistic talent that Hawaii has to offer,” said Scaglione.

Park West Hawaii, located at the famous Waikiki Beach Walk, is open daily from 10am-10pm. For more information, visit www.parkwestgallery.com/hawaii or call 808-859-4871.

Park West Hawaii can be found on the Waikiki Beach Walk in Honolulu

Park West Hawaii can be found on the Waikiki Beach Walk in Honolulu

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