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Events
Exhibit: Earth Elements

Exhibit: Earth Elements

Date: August 19 - October 18, 2016
(Normal Business Days)

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Admission: Free!

Big Island ceramic artists Kate and Will Jacobson have successfully worked together for decades to perfect their art and craft. As a result, they recognize that synergy between artists can result in an alchemy unattainable by a solitary artistic effort.

When asked by DMAC to curate a ceramic exhibition, it is no surprise that the Jacobsons proposed a new twist to a traditional show asking artists working in clay to pick an artist with whom to collaborate. The symbiosis of ceramists with other ceramic artists and artists working in other media will be the focus of this exciting exhibition, in the gallery space August 19 through October 18.

Opening Night 6:00 pm August 19, Free Event - Bring a potluck item to share.

Artist Opportunity: KCCF

Artist Opportunity: KCCF

Date: October 14 - October 15, 2016
(Friday & Saturday)

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Admission: Free!

Kona Coffee Art Show and Competition at Donkey Mill Art Center
Exhibition: October 25 - November 19, 2016, 10am-4pm (Tue - Sat)
Artist Reception, Potluck & Awards: Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 4pm-8 pm

PROSPECTUS
The Donkey Mill Art Center and the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival (KCCF) are proud to announce Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Art Show and Competition 2016. Since its inception in 1970 the Festival has sought to preserve, perpetuate and promote Kona’s nearly 200-year coffee heritage. The Festival features 10 days of festivities honoring pioneers, farmers, artisans & coffee! We invite amateur and professional artists of all ages to submit works of art celebrating KCCF’s 46th Anniversary illustrating the heritage of Kona Coffee through this year’s theme, Brewed With Tradition.

Eligibility
Artists of all ages, mediums and abilities are invited to submit their original works interpreting Kona's coffee lifestyle. Express your love of coffee, your understanding of the Kona Coffee heritage, use coffee in your artwork or tell a story about coffee cultural heritage through art. Art must be on the theme of coffee, either by subject matter or medium.

Subject
Art must be on the theme of Kona Coffee and Culture, either by subject matter or media.
All media are eligible and all submissions are encouraged. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, carving, assemblage, fiber, ceramics, jewelry, video--all are welcome. Only original art and handcrafted pieces are eligible. No reproductions please (except photography or limited editions of hand pulled prints).

How to Submit
All artwork must be submitted with Entry Forms by Friday or Saturday, October 14 & 15 from 10am - 2pm to Donkey Mill Art Center.

Entry Fees
Artists may enter more than one piece. Entry forms, fees and artwork are due October 14 or 15, delivered to the Donkey Mill. 10am to 2pm Entry fees are $5 per entry for adults. Youth (under 18) may enter their artwork for free.

Media
All art must be ready for hanging or installation, including an attached wire for framed pieces. Matted work without frames will not be accepted. Artists are responsible for transporting heavy pieces into gallery.

Awards
A panel of 3 judges will award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. The prizes will be awarded based on use of media, quality of the work, and presentation of the theme of Kona Coffee and Culture. In addition a People's’ Choice Award will be given at the end of the exhibit, based on votes received.

This year's jurors: Charles Bennett, Alvis Upitus, Rita Cowell, Rose-Mary Glenn, Dee Ann Fujioka-Lilley

Sales
Adult entries may to be for sale. If artwork is sold during the exhibition, 50% goes to the artist and 50% will go to Donkey MIll Art Center to support Arts and Cultural educational programs. Minimum sale price for artwork is $50. Artists may also donate their portion of the sale as a tax-deductible gift.

Opening and Exhibition
Exhibition will run from October 25 - November 19, 2016

On Saturday, November 5, from 4pm to 8pm, Donkey Mill Art Center will celebrate with a potluck reception and no-host bar to honor the artists and present awards.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
For questions, please contact us at donkeymill@gmail.com

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Art Show & Competition

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Art Show & Competition

Date: October 25 , 2016
(Tuesday ~ Wednesday)

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Admission: Free!

October 25 - November 19, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Visit the Donkey Mill Art Center to check out this year’s annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival (KCCF) Art Show and Competition, featuring 100 woven lauhala hats, along with community artwork reflecting Kona’s local coffee culture.

Free entry. Buttons available for purchase.

Artist Talk with Michelle Martin and Matt Egan

Artist Talk with Michelle Martin and Matt Egan

Date: October 26 , 2016
(Wednesday)

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Admission: Free!

Artist Talk with Michelle Martin and Matt Egan at Donkey Mill
Wednesday, Oct 26 at 6pm
Free, please bring a dish to share

Please join us in welcoming two distinguished Artists-in-Residence, Michelle Martin and Matt Egan for an evening presentation and potluck dinner, presented through an East/West Hawaii artist exchange between UH Hilo and the Donkey Mill Art Center. Both artists are visiting through residencies made possible through the Laila Twigg-Smith Foundation. .

Michelle Martin is an Associate Professor of Printmaking at The University of Tulsa and Gallery Director of the Sherman Smith Family Gallery, located at the Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education in Tulsa, OK. She received her BFA in 1993 from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, and earned her M.F.A. in Printmaking at The Ohio State University in 1996. An active artist working in all print media and drawing, her work has been shown in over 170 national and international exhibitions since 1995, including venues in New Zealand, Venezuela, Iceland, Italy, Bulgaria, Turkey and England. She has won numerous awards and purchase prizes, including an Oklahoma Artist of Excellence Award in 2003, the 2007 Print Prize in the Bradley Print and Drawing Exhibition, and the Oklahoma Visual Arts Fellowship (Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition) in 2008, and the Brackett-Krennerich Purchase Award (Delta National Small Prints Exhibition) in 2013 and 2014. Her work is in several private, public and university collections,including the Zuckerman Museum of Art (Kennesaw, GA), Kohler Library(Madison, Wisconsin), Muscarelle Museum of Art (The College of William and Mary), The Anchor Graphics print archives, The College of Notre Dame of Maryland permanent collection, Rutgers Center for the Innovative Paper, the Southwest Collection (Texas Tech University), and the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum (University of Louisiana).

Matthew James Egan is a printmaker combining traditional techniques and digital processes to generate color etchings and lithographs. He combines images from media sources and fabricated drawings to develop narratives ranging from historical events to contemporary issues.

Coffee Events at the Donkey Mill

Coffee Events at the Donkey Mill

Date: November 4 - November 13, 2016
(Normal Business Days)

Admission: Free!

The Donkey Mill Art Center (DMAC) welcomes the 46th Annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival - “Brewed from tradition.”
November 4 -13, 2016

Stop by during festival week for complimentary coffee to sip as you check out the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Exhibit and peruse coffee merchandise in our gift shop, including burlap totes, natural coffee soaps, lauhala wares and more. Free entry. Buttons available for purchase.

Donkey Mill's hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm
Contact: (808) 322-3362 or email donkeymill@gmail.com for info.

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Exhibit: Call for Art Exhibit dates: October 25 - November 19, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Express your love of coffee, use coffee in your artwork or tell a story about coffee cultural heritage through art. Artists of all ages, mediums and abilities are invited to submit their original works interpreting Kona's coffee lifestyle. Art must be on the theme of coffee, either by subject matter or medium. Entries will be accepted until October 15, 2016, with a fee of $10 per submission.
Contact: (808) 322-3362 or email donkeymill@gmail.com for info

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Exhibit
Exhibit dates: October 25 - November 19, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Visit the Donkey Mill Art Center to check out this year’s annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Exhibit, featuring 100 woven lauhala hats, along with community artwork reflecting Kona’s local coffee culture.
Free entry. Buttons available for purchase.

Lauhala Coasters with Nanette Bell
Friday, November 4 from 10am - 2pm
Join us at the Donkey Mill Art Center for coffee tasting and lauhala weaving. Learn the basics of this wonderful tradition while creating your own coffee coasters from natural, locally harvested lauhala. During your visit, make sure to check out this year’s Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Exhibit, featuring 100 lauhala hats.

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Art Exhibit: Reception and Awards
Saturday, November 5 from 4pm - 8pm
Enjoy an evening out in celebration of celebrate the arts and culture at the Donkey Mill Art Center. The winner of this year’s Kona Coffee Art contest will be announced and prizes awarded. Pupus served with Kona Brewing Company serving their Pipeline Porter, made with 100% Kona coffee.
Free event, please bring a dish to share for our potluck dinner.

Coffee and Wax: Mixed Media Encaustics with John Matsushita
Saturday, November 12 from 10am - 1pm
Bees are valuable pollinators that help that help our coffee farms thrive! Have fun painting with bees wax while creating a coffee-inspired, mixed media art piece to take home.
More class info and updates at www.donkeymillartcenter.org