Schaefer Portrait Challenge 2025

Maui Arts & Cultural Center announces the call to artists for Schaefer Portrait Challenge 2025. Held as a triennial since 2003, this marks the eighth iteration of this statewide juried exhibition, which presents the unique diversity of the people of our islands through explorations in portraiture.
The jurors for SPC 2025 are:
Sonnet Coggins, Executive Director at The Merwin Conservancy, Maui
Mina Elison, Curator at Donkey Mill Art Center, Hawai‘i Island
Tom Lieber, Artist, Kaua‘i
Jurying will take place in Fall 2024. See the prospectus for entry dates at four island sites.
Exhibit Dates: January 14 - March 22, 2025
The Challenge carries two substantial cash awards:
The Jurors' Choice Award for $15,000, sponsored by Carolyn Schaefer, will be selected by the jurors.
The Gene & Ruth Freedman People’s Choice Award for $5,000, sponsored by the Eugene and Ruth Freedman Family Foundation, will be based on the popular vote of gallery visitors.
CLICK HERE for the SPC 2025 Prospectus and Call to Artists
CLICK HERE for the SPC 2025 Entry Form

Mahalo to the Eugene and Ruth Freedman Family Foundation for their generous support of the Schaefer Portrait Challenge.