Competitions & Contests

Black Sand Publishing | Call For Artists

Entry Dates 2020-02-29T23:59:00 - 2020-02-01T00:01:00 9 Days Left


Call For Artists

Welcome to the Black Sand Publishing "Call For Artists"!

Bringing Hawai'i Art and Artists to the Hankyu Hawaii Fair 2020

Black Sand Publishing Inc (BSP) in partnership with Hankyu Hanshin Department Stores Inc (Hankyu) and the State of hawaii / Dept of Business, Economic Development adn Tourism, (DBEDT) are pleased to announce a Call For Artists (CFA) opportunity. This CFA is an online, open-competition opportunity to allow Hawai'i artists to apply to have their art curated, represented, and sold at the Hankyu Umeda Hawaii Fair 2020, occurring this summer (July 8-20) in Osaka, Japan.


Read the Overview page
Read the Terms & Conditions page
Register   (use the "Register" button below OR the "Register & Apply" button at the top of this page)
Provide background details (filling out all required fields in your user profile), then Add an "Application"
Submit up to "7" images that adhere to the Theme
Save your Application (you will receive an email confirmation)
Revise your Application as needed, until the Deadline
There is a one-time submission fee of $20.

(note - the upper left menu icon will allow you to navigate the Call pages;
the upper right menu icon will allow you to log in to submit or edit.)

Open for Submission:                              February 1, 2020
Deadline for Submission:                         February 29, 2020
Artist Final Selection and Awards:           March 15, 2020
Hankyu Hawaii Fair (art exhibit)               July 8-20, 2020

The Hankyu Umeda Hawaii Fair has been held annually since 2014, providing international exposure and sales for Hawai'i art/fashion/food businesses. The Hawaii Fair is one of the largest out-of-state Hawai'i fairs, and attracts over 215,000 Japanese consumers every year and sells food, apparel, gifts and jewelry items made in Hawaii. Hankyu Umeda carries name brand products and is regarded as one of the higher quality department stores in Japan. The Fair is organized annually by Hankyu Umeda, with support from DBEDT through its Hawai?i State Trade Expansion Program (HiSTEP). This program provides training seminars, direct financial assistance and organizes Hawai?i Pavilions at Mainland and overseas venues.

The theme of this art Call is “What I Love About Hawaii”. This can be defined by the Artist as what you love most about Hawaii – people, physical beauty (waves, beaches, ocean, landscape), or more abstract emotional and spiritual connections. Submitted art must show a relationship to this theme, and support the concept of promoting Hawaii’s natural beauty and tropical lifestyle.


Black Sand Publishing Inc.
Hankyu Hanshin Dept Stores
State of Hawaii / Dept Business, Economic Development and Tourism

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