Schaefer Portrait Challenge 2018
Jan 16 - Mar 18, 2018

The Schaefer Portrait Challenge is a statewide juried exhibition that has been held triennially since 2003, encouraging Hawai‘i artists to present the people of their island communities through explorations in portraiture. This prestigious exhibition features the carefully selected entries of artists whose work best captures Hawai‘i’s extraordinary portrait subjects. The Challenge carries two substantial cash prizes:

  • The Jurors Choice Award for $15,000 is sponsored by Jack and Carolyn Schaefer Gray, selected by the jurors, and presented at an opening reception on January 14, 2018
  • The Marian Freeman People’s Choice Award for $5,000, sponsored by Gage Schubert, will be based upon the popular vote of gallery visitors throughout the duration of the exhibition at MACC and awarded at another reception on March 9, 2018

The jurors have now made their final selections, with 57 artists for the 2018 exhibition:

Rose Adare ·  Ashley Albritton · Gabrielle Anderman · Patrizia Arroyo · Larry Berko · Elmer Bio Jr. · Carlo Carbajal · Mike Carroll · Hung Kwai Chan · Ken Charon · Mae Desmond · Margaret Ezekiel · Deybra Fair · Mark Feijão Milligan II · Eddie Flotte · Ingrid Frégeau · Robert Glick · Roberta Griffith ·  Edd Tokarz Harnas · Will Herrera · William Houston · Alina Kawai · Kirk Kurokawa · Paul M. Lacio · Max Lemaire · Robert Lober · Susanne Long · Stephen Lucas · Boots Lupenui · Bon Moore · Gerald Murai · Momoe Nakajima · Pamela Neswald · Thu Nguyen · Penny Nichols · Joseph Okonek · Camille Page · Kaylie Pickup · Lynette Pradiga · Noble Richardson · Toni Rose · Patrick Daniel Thomas Sarsfield · Amanda C. Scott · Jennifer J. Stephens · Katherine Stone Ayers · Tomy Takemura · Devi Town · Burton Uhr · Christine Waara · Lynn Weiler Liverton · Linda Whittemore · Lori Winterbottom-Guntzel · Shingo Yamazaki · Kūākea O.Yasak · Natasha Young · Paul F. Yount · William Zwick   
click here to go to "SPC2018" page with list of artists and the titles of their works
Related Event:
Observe and Play Family Day
Saturday, January 27, 2018; Schaefer International Gallery; 10 am -12 pm
Parents and children are invited to the Gallery to see the exhibit and create a piece of art to take home.