Art and alcohol mix in a contest sponsored by the tequila company Patron.
The Art of Patron contest asked artists nationwide to transform the brand’s glass bottle into a work of art. Only 25 were selected as semifinalists. Mikael Darni, a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City and a resident of the Catskills in Acra, Green County, is one of the 25, and the only one from the greater Capital Region. Read more about Darni at www.mikaeldarni.com.
As part of his entry, Darni wrote: “The beauty of the handcrafted Patrón bottle inspired a one of a kind, reverse hand-painted, “Illuminated” work of art. As done by the turn of the century glass artists, Galle, Handel and Pairpoint.”
Now through May 31, people 21 and older can visit ArtofPatron.com to register and then view the 25 semi-finalists and cast a vote. The 10 designs selected as finalists will each win $1,000 and advance to the final round and a chance at $10,000. The grand-prize winner will be announced in late June.