A Widening Embrace, Building the World Anew

Art Show

November 2023 – May 2024 

National Baha’i Center
3264 Allan Place, Honolulu, Nuʻuanu Valley

Artwork inspired by the sacred scriptures of all the world’s religions are welcomed.  Artists are invited to express universal values such as unity, cooperation, love, justice, harmony, and world peace, within the dynamic theme of A Widening Embrace, Building the World Anew. understanding, as well as of acquainting those in the wider society with the principles of the Cause. Universal House of Justice, December 30, 2021

“….the arts as a whole, so integral a part of the development of a community from the start, stand out in such settings as an important means of generating joy, strengthening bonds of unity, disseminating knowledge, and consolidating understanding….”
Universal House of Justice, December 30, 2021


Friday, September 15th, 2023 – Submissions being accepted 

Friday, November 1st, 2023 – Submission deadline

Friday, November 10th, 2023 – Opening


Please share a quotation that inspired you or one you wish to accompany your work. 


A wide range of artworks may be submitted for display, including acrylic, ceramic, digital format, drawing, jewelry, metal, oil, pastel, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textile, watercolor, weaving, woodwork and video.


Please fill out the form below or download and print the PDF version of the form, fill it out and mail it to: 

Frank Hernandez c/o Hawai`i National Bahá’i Center

3264 Allan Place

Honolulu, Hawai`i, 96817

  1. Print and attach completed ID tag to your artwork. 
  2. Ship artwork: All shipped artwork should be sent to: 

Frank Hernandez c/o Hawai`i National Bahá’i Center

3264 Allan Place

Honolulu, Hawai`i, 96817 

Artwork must be packaged in sturdy, reshipable boxes with paid return shipping labels, or a check made to Frank Hernandez for the amount of return shipping. All two-dimensional artwork must be ready to hang, meaning screweyes and picture hanging wire are installed. Watercolors, drawings, prints, or any works on paper must be framed under glass or plastic.

Please email hawaiibahaiartshows@gmail.com with information regarding carrier, tracking number, number of boxes, box sizes and estimated date of arrival. Notification of artwork received will be acknowledged. 

Alternatively, you may bring your artwork in person to the National Bahá’i Center.

Right to review: We reserve the right to return artwork which is not in keeping with the spirit of the show.


After you fill in the form below please click on the “choose file” button below to upload pictures of your submissions.  Please label all photos with the title of your submission. 

By submitting my art through this form I am giving permission for the art pieces I have submitted for the A Widening Embrace, Building the World Anew Art Show 2023-2024 to be displayed at the National Bahá’í Center in Nuʻuanu to also be part of the digital version of the art show located on the Hawaiʻi National Spiritual Assembly website, https://bahaihawaii.org

I also give permission for the following contact information to be displayed with my artwork: Email, Phone Number and Website.

Printable Submission form and ID tags

If you are sending in a physical piece of art, please download and print the ID tags to be attached to your artwork.

If you have any questions about this form or the artshow, email or call with the various contact information below.