The Volcano Art Center (VAC) is proud to announce the Recent Eruptions Photography Exhibit at VAC gallery location in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. The juried exhibition and contest celebrate the recent volcanic eruptions on Hawaiʻi Island. For the first time in nearly four decades Mauna Loa Volcano began erupting in Moku‘āweoweo Caldera on November 27th, 2022. In honor of this very special event, and the reactivation of Kīlauea since January 5th, 2023, VAC requested photographic works of art that captured these recent events. The juried exhibit opens on February 25th and continues through April 2nd. The public is invited to meet the photographers on Saturday, February 25th from 2 – 4 pm. Award winners will also be posted at this reception for the artists.
The exhibit was juried by professional photographers G. Brad Lewis and David Jordan. Both photographers have extensive portfolios spanning decades from past volcanic eruptions and have been published in magazines worldwide.
Volcano Art Center wishes to mahalo all the photographers who submitted entries into the juried photography exhibit and contest. “Over 75 entries were received in the professional, hobbyist and phone photography categories, states Gallery Director Emily C. Weiss. We are always amazed by the beauty of the eruptions, sharing these dynamic images is such an honor and allows us to connect people, art and our natural environment.”