Will Stanton
“Rounded Off”
Medium: Photography
New York City, NY, USA

Stanton’s “Rounded Off” is a serendipitously taken point-of-view photograph taken while sitting window-side in a cafe. The charm of unplanned inspiration is the reminder that creative outbreaks often derive from spontaneity. Go-to coffee order: Classic Cappuccino with whole milk, of course.Favorite Caffeinated Sanctuary: Plowshares Coffee NYCArtist IG: Bill_Stanton_photo

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Ulysses Veloso
“Rush”
Medium: Coffee on Aquarelle
Ontario Canada

Veloso’s “Rush” is a clever use of coffee as a medium to create a visual perception. At first glance, the ring stains and splotches appear as the mess left from coffee consumption. Upon further examination, an image of a group of rapidly pacing cyclists comes to vision. Go-to coffee order: Black CoffeeFavorite Caffeinated Sanctuary: Tim…

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Jawsh Smyth “Unraveling Again” Medium: Acrylic Los Angeles, CA

Smyth’s painting is an existential depiction of a man with coffee at hand, unraveling during daybreak as their partner lies asleep. The techno-colored AI-altered reality depicts a utopia that seems to pair in comparison to the subject’s state of introspection. Go-to coffee order: Single origin expresso w/side of sparkling waterFavorite Caffeinated Sanctuary: Civil Coffee, LAWebsite:…

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Olude Peter

Nigeria“Introspection After Coffee”Medium: Coffee Our second prize winner, “Introspection After Coffee,” is a phenomenal use of coffee as a medium. Peter’s keen precision to the characteristic features of the subject portrays their existence within the viewer’s reality. Olude Peter is a painter and poet with an affinity for psychology who depicts the state of introspection…

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Cher Pruys

Canada“Sunday Morning”Medium: Acrylic Cher Pruys is our 1st prize winner for perfectly encapsulating our vision of coffee-related art. Pruys’ depiction of the daily mundane of having coffee with a paper celebrates the cherished moments of an idiosyncratic routine. The hyper-realistic method of Pruys’ painting displays her attention to detail of surface texture and gradient lighting. Pruys is a self-taught artist with a focal medium…

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