The Honolulu Museum of Art exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams: The Hawai‘i Pictures highlights paintings and photographs of Hawai‘i by these two 20th-century American masters. The works capture their visions of Island people and places before statehood.

The Honolulu Museum of Art invites you to document Hawai‘i today—through your artwork. Students, we invite you to submit your artwork or writing that captures your Hawai‘i.

Visit the exhibition with your family, or ask your teacher to book your class for a free 1.5-hour guided school tour that includes fun art activities. Your teacher can find tour information here.

Even if you think you are not an artist, don’t be afraid—just try to capture the spirit of your subject in a creative way. Write,paint, sketch, photograph or make a collage. Give it a try and have fun!

What to submit: Pictures of your artwork in any media—paintings, photographs, collages, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture, found objects. Also writing—poetry and short stories (450 words maximum). Video (post your performance art, song, or short film to YouTube. 2-minute maximum length. Send a link to your YouTube post. Your channel must be public).

Instagram: Take a “Hawai‘i Pictures” shot and post with the hashtag #documenthawaii. We will choose one photo daily to be featured in this online gallery. Your Instagram account must be public or we won’t be able to see your images.

• Include your name, age, school, and short description of your work
• We accept clear, in-focus, high-resolution photographs
• For paintings, collages, sculptures and other non-photographic submissions, take a photo or scan of your masterpiece
• Images should be 300dpi and min. 600KB and max. 1MB file size.
• Photograph your work against a solid background color (black or white bedsheets work great)
• Make sure the work is well lit and avoid using flash

Email your file or link to: