46th KCCF announces call for art entries


The iconic 46th annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival announces its Call for Art Entries in all art forms including fine art, graphic design and photography.

Local artists are invited to submit original Kona coffee art for consideration and the winning entry will be showcased throughout the Festival.

Artwork should be evocative of Kona’s coffee heritage and integrate the Festival’s 2016 theme – Brewed From Tradition.

The winning design will become the official image of the 2016 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival and will be featured on all official Festival merchandise including the Festival button, event poster and retail merchandise.

The winning design will also be featured on the Festival’s magazine cover, website and other promotional materials.

Artists of traditional media including oil, acrylic, tempera, watercolor, illustrations as well as computer graphics and photographers are invited to participate.

Artists are encouraged to be inspired by this year’s theme – Brewed From Tradition. Typography should not be included within the art.

There is no entry fee to participate and the competition is open to all Hawaii Island residents 18 and older.

Ownership of entry copyright: By submitting artwork into this contest, the artist agrees to assign all ownership rights and copyright of the art to the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival.

Artwork submissions are due by Friday, April 1, 2016 and should be delivered to Malia Bolton at the Kona Coffee & Tea Company located across from Honokohau Harbor on Queen Kaahumanu Highway or entries can be submitted electronically via email to maliabolton@gmail.com.

Be sure to include “Festival Submission” in the subject line with your electronic entries.

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