As another step in its history of supporting the art community, Pernod Absinthe has kicked off its 2nd annual contest to find great original art inspired by both the classic liqueur and the year 1805, when Pernod Fils began distilling in France.
The Creator Of Art Contest is an open call for artists to create their own Pernod-inspired works, just as the absinthe-aficionado Impressionists did in their own day. Art history superstars Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso and Van Gogh were all big fans of the drink.
First place winner in the Creator Of Art Contest will take home $1,805, with a second place prize of $1,000 and third place prize of $750.
Artists can submit their original works via Pernod's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pernodabsinthe, choosing from several media categories, namely: Painting, Illustration, Photography and Video, Digital/Animation. Just be sure to include the founding date of 1805 in your entry. Judging will take place in February 2011, followed by the announcement of winners in March 2011, as well as a celebratory event during the Armory Show in New York City.
Dan Sabau, last year’s first place winner in Pernod Absinthe’s Creator of Art Contest, took top honors for his exceptional watercolor entitled “1805 Absinthe Masquerade.”
Pernod Absinthe recently sat down with the winning artist to talk about his work in this video.
For more information, visit Pernod on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pernodabsinthe.