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The ARTS at Marks Garage - CALL TO ARTIST

1159 Nu'uanu Avenue | Honolulu, Hawai'i 96817
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Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12pm - 5pm

Call to Artists
Luminaries Marks’ 20th Anniversary Exhibit
The ARTS at Marks Garage 20th Anniversary Exhibition
at the Susan Rogers-Aregger Gallery at The ARTS at Marks Garage
1159 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu, HI, 96819

Submission Drop Off or Delivery Deadline: Noon-5pm Friday, August 20
Exhibition: August 28 - September 25, 2021
Artist Notification: Selected artists will be e-mailed by 5pm Saturday, August 21.
Pick-up Unaccepted Work: Tuesday, August 23, noon to 5pm. (submissions shipped will be returned if self-addressed packaging is submitted)
Commission: 60% Artist, 40% Gallery
Fees: $30 for up to 3 pieces. Cash, check or cards acceptable.
Installation: Wednesday and Thursday, noon to 5pm.
Opening: Exhibit opens to the public for the 20th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, August 28.

We hear rumors of the environment rebounding, less commuter traffic, mental health benefits of children spending more time with their parents, and wild animals returning to the cities. Surely there will be records and data analyzed for years into the future.

In the meantime, we have stark realities to consider. 180 million people caught COVID-19 and 3 million people died. Over 10% of businesses in Hawaii have not survived the pandemic. Depressing statistics and isolation have led to despair world-wide. What is the anecdote to all the bad news?

You. You can help! Artists are able to intuit trends before the rest of the population. As we emerge from the ashes of our shared ordeal, what continues, or has come to symbolize the act of survival? This exhibition invites artists to explore the premise of survival and resilience. Jurors will be past and present members of The ARTS at Marks Garage/Hawaii Academy of Performing Arts board of directors.

Hawaii has one of the highest rates in the nation of businesses closed. More than 1 in 10 local businesses have permanently shut down. Each business represents someone’s dreams and someone else’s employment. The ARTS at Marks Garage is one of the lucky businesses to survive COVID-19, so for this exhibition we are asking artists to explore the notion of survival, and symbols of resilience.

The ARTS at Marks Garage has been in operation since 2001 as an artist-run, nonprofit community arts center that usually attracts over 45,000 annual visitors to twelve major multidisciplinary exhibits and over 150 performances, lectures, screenings, and workshops.

It is an incubator for performance and visual arts groups, and offers creative classes for the neighborhood youth. The ARTS is a primary sponsor of the creative revitalization of the downtown-Chinatown area through neighborhood relations, street festivals, neighborhood maps, First Friday Honolulu, and other community celebrations.

What symbolizes hope for you today?

All mediums and techniques of a reasonable size are acceptable.

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The ARTS at Marks Garage
1159 Nu'uanu Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96817

The ARTS at Marks Garage
1159 Nu'uanu Ave., Honolulu HI 96817
(808) 521-2903
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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    The ARTS at Marks Garage is a community arts center with a 1,000 sq. ft. gallery, a 1,000 sq. ft. theater, and a 1,000 sq. ft. office space founded in 2001. Marks is home to 13 performing and visual arts businesses including Youth Speaks Hawaii and Hawaii Shakespeare Festival. 45,000 visitors attend 13 exhibits and 150 performances each year.
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