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Artist Opportunites

Part of our mission is to support artists both on Hawaiʻi Island and across the pae ʻāīna of Hawaiʻi. We offer open artist calls for a variety of shows throughout the year. All artist calls are hosted on the Call for Entry platform and are managed by the non-profit Hawaiʻi Island Art Alliance. Scroll down for more information on calls that are open now and other upcoming artist opportunities. 

The Paths We Cross:

Perspectives from the Korean Diaspora

Entries Due: February 14, 2024

A co-presentation of University of Hawaii - Hilo Art and English Department faculty, that will bring together contemporary visualizations of the complex history of transpacific migration, multiple homelands, colonization, resistance, hybrid culture, and ethnic identity. 

This international juried Call-For Entry is seeking:  

  • artworks that visualize the essence of the Korean Diaspora, and

  • audio files that expressively capture the extraordinary migration stories of this culture.


The Call for Entry is open to artists of Korean heritage, age 18 years and older, and of any nationality. 


Artwork by juror, Mizin Shin (신미진),

Hawaiʻi Surrealist Exhibit 2024

Entries Due: September 6, 2024

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Surrealist Manifesto, Wailoa Center will be producing a surrealist exhibit in October 2024.


We encourage artists to get a inspired for this call by researching Surrealism. Explore, get inspired, create. 

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Assemblage: A juried exhibit of mosaics & collage

Entries Due: June 7, 2024

Need help entering? Contact us!

New to entering via Cafe? We are here to help. HIAA offers help days to help walk you through the process.  Contact HIAA for more info. 

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Save the Date!

Stay ahead of the submission deadlines! Per your requests, here is a list of submission deadlines for juried shows throughout the year. Click on image to download your own copy. 

All submissions are done via CAFE at

To find a specific call click on one of the links above or click on "Find Calls" tab on CAFE and search for call title. 

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