Entries accepted Saturday for Cassidy Memorial show


The Waimea Arts Council’s 29th annual Helen M. Cassidy Memorial Juried Art Show is slated Oct. 2 to 26 at the Firehouse Gallery in Waimea. Island artists may enter work between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Cassidy was instrumental in establishing the Waimea Arts Council more than 35 years ago. Born in Hilo, she attended Punahou School on Oahu. In 1920, as a member of the U.S. Olympic Swim Team, she was Hawaii’s first female Olympian. Her husband, Charles E. Cassidy, was an associate justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court.

Amaury Saint-Gilles will judge the event. Saint-Gilles has operated a gallery focusing on contemporary fine arts at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel and ArtsPacifica in Kawaihae.

The competition and exhibition is open to all Big Island artists 18 and older. Artists must be members of the Waimea Arts Council for their pieces to be juried into the show. Annual membership is $25 and available to any individuals or businesses that support the purpose of the organization. All media will be accepted. Entries will be judged on originality, visual balance, visual clarity, personal expression and execution of the medium. Cash awards will be announced at an Oct. 6 reception.

For more information and a prospectus contact exhibition coordinator Jay West at 885-7812, artglass@aloha.net or visit waimeaartscouncil.org.