HONOLULU (KHON2) — West Park Gallery just wrapped up their Made in Hawaii Artist Contest and will be showcasing the winner’s work in their gallery.
Chris Sebo was named the winner, beating out hundreds of submissions from other Hawaiian artists. He now has a one-year contract with the gallery and will be granted a three-month exhibition.
His works now hang next to art legends like Picasso, Rembrandt and Renoir at the gallery.
Albert Scaglione, Founder and CEO of Park West Gallery, said Sebo is their first Made in Hawaii winner and is thrilled to welcome him to the Park West family of artists.
“Chris’ technique is extraordinary and the best way to appreciate his creative genius is to see his art in person at our Honolulu gallery.”
Albert Scaglione, Founder and CEO of Park West Gallery
Sebo said he was inspired by the Hawaiian landscape around him and learned to paint graffiti when he was 13. Over the years, he said he had developed his own unique style.
He said he never had any formal artistic training and continued to develop his techniques and imaginative forms of expression.
“I love sharing my imagination and hope my art will be seen as both an inspiration and a blessing to all.”
Chris Sebo, winner of the Park West Gallery Made in Hawaii
Park West Gallery said to be the largest art dealer in the world. Last year, they unveiled their new 3,000 square foot museum and art gallery at Waikiki Beach Walk.
This gallery is known for its live auctions on cruise ships and was founded in 1969.
The new Park West Museum and Gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., showcasing diverse works by some of the biggest names in classical and contemporary art like Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt, Peter Max, Michael Godard and many more. others.
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Admission is free and Hawaii residents receive a special 15% kama’aina discount on any purchase or a $250 buyer’s credit, whichever is greater.