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The Essence of Hawai'i Statewide Photo Contest

The Essence of Hawai'i

July 5 - August 12, 2018
Kahilu Theatre Galleries

Opening Reception: Thursday, July  from 5-7 pm

Isaiah Stillman- Best Arial

Kahilu Exhibits will present The Essence of Hawai’i Statewide Photo Contest exhibition from PhotoCON Hawai’i’s 2017 expo. There will be an opening reception and walkthrough with PhotoCon Founder and renowned Hawai’i commercial photographer Ric Noyle on Thursday, July 5, from 5-7pm. A no-host bar and light pupu will be on offer. This Kahilu Theatre exhibit is sponsored by Pictures Plus.
The Essence of Hawai’i exhibit features 35 photographs selected from 640 entries. The contest was open to professional photographers, amateur photographers, students, visitors and all residents who defined themselves as “like-minded image creators” of Hawai’i. Only images that were created in Hawai‘i in 2016 – 2017 were eligible for entry. Winners were selected by a group of industry experts. Judges determined winners by applying the predetermined criteria. The judges were Jason Cutinella, CEO, Nella Media Group; Jeffrey K. Fukui, Canon U.S.A., Inc. Hawaii; Lora Gallagher, Regional Director of Marketing, Hilton Hawaii; Noelani Schilling-Wheeler, Executive Director, O‘ahu Visitors Bureau; Noah Tom, Anthology, Senior Art Director; and Zak Noyle, Photographer.

The photographers are Raiatea Arcuri, Thomason Takata, Andy Stenz, Shane Myers, Logan Mock, Jill  LeGrow, Danny Sepkowski, Roxy Ragsdale, Shane Myers, CJ Smith, Peter Tang, Jennifer G. Chung, Daniel Finchum, Logan Mock, Lance Agena, Peter Tang, Staci Overton-Tune, Kimberly Jeffries, Roxy  Ragsdale, Josh Ross, Ryan Sakamoto, Jordan Garcia, Danny Sepkowski, Joshua Esteban, Jason  O’Rourke, Dominique Kahale-Webster, Christopher Lum, Davin Phelps, Lyle Roe, Isaiah Stillman, Nolan Omura, Sky Bruno, and Douglas Peebles.

Paolo Honales- Second Place Winner

PhotoCon Hawai’i is an educational and informational trade event. The second PhotoCon Hawai’i will take place September 7-9, 2018 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawai’i.
The Essence of Hawai’i will run from July 5 – August 12, 2018 at the Kahilu Theatre.
The Essence of Hawai’i 2018 contest will be open for entries on June 25th, 2018.

Lance Agena-First Place Winner

The Kahilu Theatres Gallery exhibitions are free and open to the public Monday thru Friday, 9am-1pm, and during all performances for more information visit www.kahilutheatre.org or call
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