Totally Tiki | A Tidal Wave of Tiki Art and Culture

Totally Tiki Artist Call

July 1-16, 2022 – ArtSpace Gallery, Elgin IL

2022’s celebration of faux-Polynesian art had an obvious theme…Tiki! Paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture, woodcarvings…we had it all.

Opening Reception Photos


Opening Reception

Friday, July 1st, 2022
Hours: 6pm-10pm

The Robin and Mark Siegel Gallery at Elgin ArtSpace Lofts
51 S. Spring St.
Elgin, IL 60120

Closing Reception

Saturday July 16th, 2022
Hours: 10am-3pm

The Robin and Mark Siegel Gallery at Elgin ArtSpace Lofts
51 S. Spring St.
Elgin, IL 60120


Participating Artists


Charity Partner

friends of the fox river

2022’s charity partner was the Friends of the Fox River!

The mission of the Friends of the Fox River is to preserve, restore and protect the Fox River Watershed’s resources by connecting people with nature through education, research, restoration and advocacy.

Friends of the Fox River is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization made up of citizens and organizations taking action to protect and maintain the quality of the Fox River and its tributaries.


Extra Reading

Here’s some extra reading for anyone looking for inspiration or struggling to create appropriate art while being sensitive to the challenges surrounding Tiki Cultural Appropriation.

elgin cultural arts commission logo

The show was made possible by a grant from the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission.