2011 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Artist Submission/Call for Entries

Media Release:

The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival is excited to extend a call to artists to submit new artwork for this year’s 41st Annual Festival. The winning artwork will be the feature on Festival buttons, poster, t-shirt, website, the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival magazine, and newspaper tabloid, giving the winning artist great exposure among the thousands of festival goers.

The Festival is looking for paintings that clearly express the theme of this year’s Kona Coffee Cultural Festival “Pride of the Pacific.” The winning artist will receive a complimentary booth to show his/her art work at the Festival’s Holualoa Village Coffee & Art Stroll event scheduled for Saturday, November 5, 2011 and a feature in the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival magazine.

Submission details:

  • Deadline for submissions is Friday, April 29, 2011. The winning artist will be notified in writing by Monday, May 9, 2011.
  • The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival has full image usage rights in perpetuity for the 2011 Festival winning artwork and for any future Festival needs.
  • Submissions may be original artwork or digital file of art. The winning artist may be asked to work with the Festival to prepare a final image.
  • If submitting artwork electronically, file should be at 300 dpi, approximately 8″ in longest dimension. Winning art if submitted digitally will require a higher resolution file for print collateral
  • Most promotional collateral is vertical or square.
  • No typography should be in the artwork.
  • Please include a short artist bio with each submission. A description of the submission is optional but not required.
  • Submissions should be delivered to Malia Bolton, Kona Coffee & Tea Company, 74-5035 Queen Kaahumanu Highway or electronically at maliabolton@gmail.com, with subject line “festival submission.”

Artwork is due on or before Friday, April 29, 2011. Winning artist will be notified in writing. Deliver to Malia Bolton, Kona Coffee & Tea Company, 74-5035 Queen Kaahumanu Hwy., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 or electronically to maliabolton@gmail.com

To request a copy of the artwork rules and guidelines, contact Malia Bolton at 808-896-7907.

About The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival is recognized and supported as a ‘Major Festival’ by Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) as the Festival showcases Hawaii’s unique culture and diversity. HTA was created in 1998 to ensure a successful visitor industry well into the

future. Its mission is to strategically manage the growth of Hawaii’s visitor industry in a manner consistent with its economic goals, cultural values, preservation of natural resources and community interests.

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