Winners of Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Chosen
Bombay Sapphire Gin and Russell and Danny Simmons' Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation teamed up to create the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, a nationwide search to discover new talents in urban photography and multi-media art. During a series of regional gallery events, twenty artists from these two categories were shortlisted and invited to Miami for a grand finale event during Art Basel. A jury panel which included Rush Philanthropic co-founders Russell and Danny Simmons, the program's national curator Andre Guichard, photographer Eric Henderson and Marc Ecko chose Washington, DC photographer Stan Squirewell and Miami artist Jorge Cavalier as the first ever winners of the series. Both artists will have their work installed at the Rush Arts Gallery in Manhattan from Jan. 13 to 27, 2011. Squirewell's acrylic on pigment print is titled The Carbon Anomaly and Cavalier's three piece sculpture comes from a series titled Labyrinths. The two winners were chosen from nearly two thousand artists who submitted work for consideration.