Art Submissions 2018-01-24T19:40:17+00:00

Artists’ Creations Submitted for October 15, 2016 Big Waves, Big Dreams Event

Winner — Adult 2D Category

Dropping Into the Dream by John Glomb


Winner — Adult 3D Category

Eddie Would Go by Mary Ann Leigh


Winner — Youth Category

Ho’okipa Surf  by Gunnar Turnbull


Adult 2D Entries

My Winter Cure by Beth Cooper


In the Tube  by Beth Cooper


Future Waikiki Beach Boys by Andrew Gathright


Big Changes, Dancing Waves by Kema Jamal


Me and My Red Board  by Beth Cooper


Morning Tide by Virginia Pierce


Adult 3D Entries

Moondog Surfing Aloha Beach by Jefferson Stillwell


Riding the Dream by Roberta Ann Weisenburg


Honu Dreams by Sue Yee Verkaart


Windswept Wave by Evan Schauss


For Helen by Jamesseta


The inspiration for this entry, of this wood block print, comes from an amazing lady who embodied the idea of Big Waves, Big Dreams more than anyone she knows.

Helen McCord came to Maui over 40 years ago with Big Dreams and she made Big Waves opening Kula Botanical Garden, starting a Monterey Pine Christmas tree farm and chairing “Growing Dreams,” an annual floral fundraising extravaganza like no other on the island for Maui Youth & Family Services. Helen and Jamesseta shared a love for the little guy well known on the coast of Monterey Peninsula, the California Sea Otter. Here we have a brave sea otter carrying a Monterey Pine seedling over the waves to her new home here in Maui.

*Helen McCord was a Board Member for almost 20 years, starting with Maui Youth & Family Services before it merged with Aloha House and Malama. In 2014 Helen received the Michael H. Lyons Palaka Award for her volunteer service. She was a foster mother, taught Sunday school and sang soprano at Makawao Union Church. She volunteered for the Kekaulike High theater and was a hanai aunty to many children. Helen was actively involved in planning ‘Big Waves, Big Dreams’ when she passed away on July 28, 2016 due to complications from a pulmonary embolism. We remember and celebrate her commitment to helping anyone and everyone she could and her extraordinary generosity.

Youth Entries

Not Giving Up My Shot by Annalise Sanabria