The first photo contest for Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens produced a fund raising 13-month calendar for the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to maintenance, improvement, and centennial celebrations for Hilo’s oceanfront cultural landscape.
“We were delighted with the overwhelming number of entries (90) on short notice,” said contest organizer and calendar designer Ken Goodrich. “And equally delighted with selections made by the judge, Alvis Upitis.”
During the recent Banyan Drive Art Stroll, Banyan Gallery featured an exhibit of calendar contest winners. The grand prize for the photograph selected for the cover was presented at the gallery that day by Cal Dorn of Paradise Helicopters to Kenneth W. Jackson for his image “Angel Crossing.”
Other photographers featured in the calendar and the month of their image are: Paul Miyasaki for “Lili`uokalani Nene” (January), K.T. Canon Eger for “Nagasaki Lion Picnic” (February), Kornelius Schorle for “Walk With Me” (March), Steve Godzsak for “Nature’s Shapes n Colors” (April), Alan Lakritz for “The Bridge of Tides” (May), Toby Hazel for “Tea Room View” (July), Debra L Newbery for “Bamboo Pagoda” (August), Steve Pollard for “Wahine Hula” (September), Alan Lakritz “Hilo Bay Serenity” (October), Valerie A. Victorine for “Lili`uokalani Shrine” (December), and Vernon L. Enriques for “All the Park” (January 2018).
The calendar includes a judge’s message, gratitude from Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens, biographies of each photographer, and a short history section. The calendar was printed locally by Hawaii Printing Corporation.
Copies of the fund raising calendar are sold to benefit projects in Lili`uokalani Gardens. Price is $20. If you are in Hilo, please go to Banyan Gallery for your calendars. If you are in Volcano, please go to the Volcano Art Center in the village.
If you need calendars mailed to you, the new Priority Mail postage stamp featuring Lili`uokalani Gardens add $6.65 to the cost. Up to five calendars will fit in one Priority Mail flat rate envelope for the same postage cost. Send checks to Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens, P. O. Box 5147, Hilo HI 96720.
For more information, please refer to the Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens Facebook page or additional articles on the Banyan Drive Art Stroll on this blog.