Calling all photographers! Win photo gear, software, hardware, cash and other prizes, all while helping local keiki, with Lahaina Arts Society's third annual Maui Photo Exhibition. Entries will be juried and prizes awarded to top entries in each category.
This year's jurors are Peter Liu and Matthew Thayer. Liu is the son of a journalist who began taking pictures at age 15.
"I've been looking at the world through a lens ever since, having had the privilege of traveling the world and capturing countless photographs of breathtaking scapes, wildlife, nature and people, on land and underwater."
Scott Mead’s “Molokini Glow” captured the top honors for “Best in Show” at last year’s Maui Photo Exhibition.
Thayer has been a staffer for The Maui News for more than 25 years and has been a stringer for Associated Press for the past 19 years. His photos have made the cover of The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Examiner, Washington Post and hundreds of other publications.
Entries are being sought in both amateur and professional divisions, with three categories in each. Submissions will be accepted in Color, Monochrome and Digitally Enhanced.
"With digital photography and processes, the art of photography has blossomed," says event chairman Scott Mead. "There are many talented photographers whose vision of our world is not seen in any gallery space on Maui This show is an opportunity to share the talent of people who you won't ordinarily see in galleries on Maui as well as some established professionals in a single exhibition dedicated to photography alone."
Receiving days are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 26 to 30 at the following locations: Lahaina Arts Society Old Jail Gallery, 648 Wharf St; Lanai Seating Gallery, 312 B Alamaha St. in Kahului; Xinia Productions, 330 Ohukai Road, #108 in Kihei.
The exhibition will run from Nov. 6 to Dec. 6 at the Jail Gallery in the Old Lahaina Courthouse, with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 6.
Entry fee is $10 per photograph, and each photographer may submit up to four pieces total. All works accepted may be available for sale by the photographer, with the artist receiving 60 percent and the gallery 40 percent. All entry fees and a portion of sale proceeds benefit the Lahaina Arts Association's Children's Art Outreach Program. These free arts classes for children facing hardships has reached more than 8,000 children in our local community this past year.