Maui Arts & Entertainment

Mālama Wao Akua Exhibition Submission Day is Aug. 24

August 19, 2015, 5:15 PM HST
* Updated August 19, 5:16 PM
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“A memorial to Stenogyne haliakalae,” the 2014 Mālama Wao Akua Juror’s Choice by artist George Allan. Courtesy photo.

By Maui Now Staff

The Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center and East Maui Watershed Partnership will present Mālama Wao Akua, a fine art exhibition that merges the worlds of art and conservation with works of art that honor Maui Nui’s native plant and animal species.

This will be the exhibition’s first year at Hui No‘eau after a 10-year history at Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao.

This highly anticipated exhibition will be on display in the Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center gallery from Sept. 5 to Oct. 30.

Entries must be submitted in person on Aug. 24 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. to be eligible for exhibition.


Throughout the exhibition, Hui No‘eau and East Maui Watershed Partnership will engage the community with a collection of accompanying educational opportunities.


The hui will host “Talk Story” Thursdays with different industry leaders from the field of conservation as well as Mālama Wao Akua Kids Day on Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the hui, with keiki art projects celebrating  Maui Nui’s native species and the visual arts.

Visit or for schedule and details.

The Hui No‘eau invites Maui artists working in any medium to create work depicting only those species native to Maui Nui(Maui, Lāna‘i, Moloka‘i, Kaho‘olawe), a landscape showcasing only native Maui Nui species, or people working to protect Maui’s native species and native habitats.


Mālama Wao Akua entry categories include adults, and elementary, middle and high school students residing in Maui Nui.

Artists may submit up to three entries at $10 per piece for hui members and $20 per piece for non-members. . The prospectus and entry forms are available online. For “Artist Resources,” go online.

Jurors for Mālama Wao Akua are Denby Freeland-Cole and Keahi Bustamente.

The exhibition is sponsored by Aloha Recycling.

For more information about teh East Maui Watershed Partnership, go online.

The Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center, located at 2841 Baldwin Ave. below Makawao, is opend daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Your membership directly supports continued operations at the Hui and makes a positive impact on visual arts education and our community.

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