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The Waimea Arts Council showcases Waimea Juried Art Show in October at the Firehouse Gallery

The 29th Annual Helen M. Cassidy Memorial Juried Art Show is open for public viewing now until Oct. 26 at the Firehouse Gallery in Waimea. Awards for the shows entries will be announced at a reception on Oct. 6. Entries were judged using five criteria: originality, visual balance, visual clarity, personal expression and execution of the medium.

The annual show is named in honor of Helen M. Cassidy, who was instrumental in establishing the Waimea Arts Council more than 35 years ago. Born in Hilo, she attended Punahou School in Honolulu. In 1920 she qualified for the U.S. Olympic Swim Team and went to Antwerp, Belgium, as Hawaii’s first woman Olympian. She married Charles E. Cassidy in 1930. Cassidy was a well-known football player at Cornell University and later coached teams in Hawaii, where he became an associate justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court.

Waimea Arts Council membership is $25 annually and is open to any individuals and businesses that support the purpose of the organization. The Firehouse Gallery, a project of the Waimea Arts Council a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts in Hawaii. For more information visit