Now in its 23rd year, the poster contest offers a grand prize of $2,500, and the winning artwork becomes the limited edition official Lahaina poster for the next year.
The competition is open to all artists. The artwork must be original and unpublished with the image being a recognizable scene of Lahaina.
Past winners of this prestigious competition include Carleton Kinkade, George Allen, Stephen Burr, Jim Kingwell, Ronaldo Macedo, C.S. Perry, John Cosby and Michael Krahn.
In addition to the $2,500 first prize, there are cash prizes for the Lahaina Arts Society Award, Most Promising Artist, People’s Choice and Honorable Mention.
The official Lahaina Poster is limited to 1,000 prints. These posters are popular items for art enthusiasts on Maui and from around the world. The winning poster will be sold at the Lahaina Visitor Center and possibly at fine galleries throughout Lahaina Town.
Winners will be announced at a reception on Friday, Sept. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Lahaina Arts Society’s Old Jail Gallery in the Old Lahaina Courthouse.
For information on the contest, go to www.visitlahaina.com or call Lynn Donavan at LahainaTown Action Committee at 667-9175.
Daryl Millard won the 2011 Lahaina Poster Contest with this painting called “Arrival of Princess, Feast at Lele.”