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 jurors for SPC2021 are:
Carl Jennings, associate professor, arts and humanities, Kapiolani Community College, O'ahu
Codie King, director at Wailoa Center, Hawai'i Island
Jan Sato, art teacher at Baldwin High School, Maui
The Challenge carries two substantial cash prizes:
The Jurors' Choice Award for $15,000, sponsored by Jack and Carolyn Schaefer Gray, will be selected by the jurors.
The Marian Freeman People’s Choice Award for $5,000 will be based on the popular vote of gallery visitors.
Click here to go to the SPC2021 page with the guidelines for artists to prepare for entry.