Monday, June 15, 2009

Welcome! The 2009 Portfolio debuts June 26!

Welcome to Beans-n-Screens! We're an art benefit project organized by the Philly-based Independents Coffee Cooperative and curated by arts entrepeneur Sam Verrill. Since 2008, we've brought together unique and affordable coffee-themed screenprints by leading artists and designers from around North America for a great cause. Sales of the prints benefit the hard-working coffee farmers of Cooperativa San Fernando, located high in the Peruvian Andes mountains.

Coffee has always been right there fueling the work of artists. And independent coffeehouses provide artists a simpatico place to meet and hang out. With Beans-n-Screens, independent coffee purveyors and coffee-loving artists pay homage, both to the drink itself, and to the labors of those who produce it.

Our 2008 Portfolio raised over $2000 towards a solar bean drying facility, allowing the farmers of San Fernando to better produce their incredible organic, fair-trade coffee.

The 2009 Portfolio is about to debut in Philadelphia on June 26, and soon you'll be able to purchase all available prints in the collection on-line at our new Etsy shop. In the meantime, scroll down and peruse the portfolio right here! Follow the links to find out more about the individual artists.

The portfolio will be on view at Philly's finest independent fair-trade coffeeshops through the spring of 2010. Check the schedule in the right hand column and please join us in celebrating great art for a great cause!