"The Old Place" by Carmel Wood, coffee on coated paper.

“The Old Place” by Carmel Wood, coffee on coated paper.

Coffee lovers got a chance to put their Arabica where their art is in the community art show, “About a Bean,” opening Sept. 12.

Organizers of new collaborative called Community Art Bozeman welcomed submissions from artists of all ages. The only rule was that the work had to use coffee, either as a theme or as a (deliciously dark) art supply. They also hosted a week-long coffee paint-in at Wild-Joe’s Coffeespot, inviting coffeehouse patrons to make their own artistic mark on watercolor paper with paint brushes and extra thick evaporated espresso.

The result is an eclectic collection of drawings, paintings and photos literally and figuratively dripping with coffee. Artists to be featured include Marla Goodman, Kathleen Knisely, Catey Lockhart, Sandee Mills, Salvatore Nocilla, June Safford, Jawn Sandstrom, Debb Smith, Rad Smith and Carmel Wood.

The coffee artwork will be shown at Wild Joe’s Coffeespot, 18 West Main, Bozeman, with an opening reception during the Downtown Bozeman Art Walk, 6-8pm Friday, Sept. 12. It will remain on display through mid-October.

Coffee Art ShowSubmissions wanted!

Coffee lovers and artists of all ages are invited to submit drawings, paintings, collage and photos with coffee as their theme, or using coffee [or coffee accoutrements] as a medium.

To submit, email a photo of 1-4 artworks, no later than NOON Sept. 2 to communityartbozeman@gmail.com [include your name, the SIZE of each piece, and your email address].

Artists will be notified of acceptance by email by Sept. 3. (For works chosen to be included in the show, the email will include a submission form and instructions for art drop-off, Sept. 6-8.)

A few important notes:

•    Submissions must be ready to hang* and be no larger than 24” x 36”.
*”Ready to hang” means with wire (or similar) on the back, so the piece can be hung on a wall.
(Paper submissions need to be framed or mounted. Contact us if you need info or assistance)

•    Two-dimensional works only, please.
•    Acceptance will be based on space available and appropriateness to theme.
•    We will contact you by email to let you know if your work will be included in the show.
•    Accepted works can be dropped off at Wild Joe’s, 18 W. Main, Bozeman, 7am-7pm Sept. 6–8.
•    Art will be on display from Friday, September 12 thru Thursday, October 9, 2014.
•    Any works for sale must include a contact email. (All transactions are between buyer + artist.)
•    Artists must pick up their work between 7am-7pm Oct. 10 –13. (It is artist’s responsibility to deliver works to buyers.)

In keeping with the “of, for and about coffee” theme, Wild Joe’s is giving a free coffee to every artist whose work is displayed!

We’d like to thank Wild Joe’s Coffeehouse for hosting this show and a reception during the September 12 Bozeman Art Walk!



Submissions wanted!

Coffee lovers and artists of all ages will be invited to submit drawings, paintings, collage and photos with coffee as their theme, or using coffee [or coffee accoutrements] as a medium!

Submission guidelines will be published soon, but in the mean time, let a cup of espresso evaporate on your counter for a couple of days and start a painting! Or dig up your paintings, drawings, photos or collages (i.e. anything flat) that have to do with coffee. Or start making something new!

Everybody is an artist. So get to work.


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