Waimea Arts Council, located at the Firehouse Gallery in Waimea, is celebrating National Youth Art Month in March with the 35th annual Na Opio Youth Art Show and Competition.
The show features young artists in grades 6-12, from public and private schools and home-schooled students, in the North and South Kohala and Hamakua districts. This event has provided an opportunity for young artists’ works to be shown to the public for many years, sometimes leading to their own one-person shows. Some have even gone on to professional art careers, having had their start with the Na Opio. Awards for first, second and third place winners will be awarded in each grade level and presented at a reception on Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m. at the Firehouse Gallery. The show ends March 30.
The judge for the show this year is Kona artist Kathleen Jaeger, who has a background in art education and art therapy.