A little over a month ago I posted the open call for 100 Proof Project, an art competition presented by Southern Comfort and L Magazine, produced by yours truly. Since then we managed to filter through about fifty submissions and chose an awesome roster of ten artist contestants to create an original artwork inspired by Southern Comfort. Within a very very very short period of time these contestants have managed to make pieces that I’m very proud to present. Making studio visits over the last week I was surprised by the urgency and active participation from each artist, their enthusiasm to dig deep and infiltrate the rooted history behind Southern Comfort to incorporate into their own practice.
Majority of the works centered on New Orleans, home of the original Southern Comfort brand, each work outpouring with celebration, jazz, carnival, and recipes. The first artist to be featured on the site today is photographer Kathryn Friedman and you can read all about her work and process here.
Here is where I will need your help: Check out the website featuring works of all 10 artists. RSVP to the one day event happening January 18th (that’s next Wednesday! Gulp) at Knitting Factory, and the most important part of all:
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ARTWORK!! Get on twitter and use the hashtag #100proofartists to vote. You have from now until January 18th to decide.
Read the SoCoPressRelease and see you January 18th!