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

Hawai'i artists: click for SPC2018 page with prospectus and application