CONTACT 3017 curators with Puʻuhonua Society seek artwork for the fourth annual CONTACT exhibition, on view at the Honolulu Museum of Art School, April 1 - 16, 2017. 


PARADISE COVE is a Hawaii-based collective presenting site-specific installations and art-related events. Taking its name from Paradise Cove Luau, a "must do" activity among visitors to the islands, PARADISE COVE is dedicated to facilitating temporary experiences that encourage viewers/participants to think critically about Hawaii. Particular emphasis is placed on engaging with consumer activities such as shopping, partying, and acquiring art both online and IRL.

While PARADISE COVE's core members remain static, its extended network of contributors is constantly in flux. To demarcate hard boundaries would be to overlook the importance of ambiguity. As such, the identities (ethnic, gender, personal, etc.) of individuals involved are deemphasized allowing PARADISE COVE to play a fluid role in promoting a post-identity program in the arts of Hawaii.  For more information visit, 






Hawaiʻi in a thousand years.

In an increasingly hyper-globalized and technology-driven world, Hawaiʻi remains the most geographically isolated archipelago on Earth, situated more than 2,000 miles away from the nearest continental land mass. Some scholars believe that the first Polynesians arrived in the Islands from the Marquesas between one and two thousand years ago.

CONTACT 3017 asks artists to take on the role of futurologists.

Dwell in predictions and prophecies. Forecast the unknown, imagine and hypothesize possible and probable (or impossible and improbable) futures in Hawaiʻi and investigate the worldviews, ideologies, and myths that support them. Climate change and rising/falling sea levels, nationalism and decentralization of power, globalization and resource distribution, are just some of the many issues we face locally and globally.  

Consider the strands of the future that exist right now. How might the issues of today present themselves in a thousand years? Embrace the absurdity of that length of time. Where are we going and where will we be a thousand years from now? Will Hawaiʻi exist?



MONDAY - MARCH 27, 2017, 9:00AM - 6:00PM


As in years past, there will still be juried component of the exhibition.

Hawaiʻi-based artists are invited to bring completed work that reflects their interpretation of the theme, 3017, outlined in the section above, for jurying and consideration for inclusion in the exhibition.  The exhibition is open to contemporary work of all media and method (two and theree dimensional, mixed media, installation, video, etc.).  Work will be juried by PARADISE COVE based on concept, response to the theme, aesthetic and technical execution.

Note: While all forms of media are accepted, entries may be rejected based on space, feasibility and ease of installation.  All artwork submitted must be ‘ready to hang’ with all necessary hardware and installation instructions present. There is a limit of three separate entries accepted by each artist.

All efforts will be made for artists to be notified of their acceptance or rejection by Wednesday, March 29, 2017.  Artwork should be picked up by end of day Thursday, March 30, 2017

Please contact Josh Tengan ( with questions.




PARADISE COVE will work directly with selected artists to develop and realize their projects after receiving and reviewing initial proposals. This prospectus does not limit the scale, media, or location of proposed projects -- In 2017, CONTACT will expand to include all of the Honolulu Museum of Art School grounds.

PARADISE COVE is also looking to incorporate fashion, commerce, performance, sound, literary, and culinary components within the scope of the exhibition. Lastly, site-specific installations that emphasize concept over personal narrative are especially encouraged.

Please submit artist information, website, work samples, proposals and all relevant information to The deadline for proposals is Monday, November 14, 2016. If funding is a consideration please be sure to submit a proposal that includes an itemized budget.