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SANTA ROSA, Calif., March 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Natural Cannabis Company’s High Art competition is the one and only international art competition dedicated to cannabis as muse. Free to enter and open to all artists 18+, High Art is a judged competition with entries evaluated on skill, creativity and adherence to theme by a panel of experienced judges. Technology is the theme of High Art 2019.
Now in its sixth year, High Art has added three new high-profile judges to its panel. These judges include:
Mondo Porras, Denver’ s Choppers –- World-famous motorcycle builder of Denver’s Choppers and builder of the award-winning High Art Chopper, Mondo Porras lends his skilled eye to evaluating this year’s High Art entries. Mondo has made frequent appearances on Discovery, ESPN and Speed Channel.
Anne & Julian, cofounders Hey! Magazine – Although this duo counts as a single judge, Anne and Julian bring their years of experience in the world of art to the judging panel. Hey! explores art and pop culture through an art magazine, exhibitions and art shows. Anne is the publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Hey! and curator of exhibitions. In addition to his work with Hey! Julian is a music policy consultant and programmer.
Donnell Rawlings, comedian and actor – Best known for his appearances as Ashy Larry on Chappelle’s Show and his work on hit HBO series The Wire, talented actor and comedian Donnell Rawlings lends his creative eye to the High Art 2019 judging panel.
High Art 2019 closes March 21st and winners will be announced online live at OrganiCann in Santa Rosa, CA at 4:20pm on April 20th. The grand prize winner will receive $15,000 USD plus a $10,000 USD donation will be made in their name to a deserving international charity. High Art 2018 drew more than 5,000 entries from 84 countries around the world.
The Natural Cannabis Company’s signature packaging regularly features international artists and their winning entries from past and current High Art competitions.
Interested artists can visit the High Art web page for additional information on rules and submission guidelines: https://naturalcannabis.com/high-art-2019/.
View the High Art 2018 finalist’s entries here: https://naturalcannabis.com/high-art-2018-finalists/
About High Art
High Art is the world’s first and only annual international art competition dedicated to cannabis. Created in 2014 by Dona Frank of The Natural Cannabis Company and co-hosted by Juxatpoz Magazine, High Art celebrates the inspirational properties of cannabis and its contribution to fine art. Professional and amateur artists from around the world compete for cash prizes and to see their art featured in The Natural Cannabis Company marketing and art exhibits. For more information, visit www.naturalcannabis.com/highart/
About The Natural Cannabis Company
Merchants of fine cannabis, The Natural Cannabis Company prides itself on working with Northern California’s best small batch cultivators. Our mission is to offer clients superior quality, clean cannabis featuring outstanding genetics. Both dispensary locations offer a broad selection of edibles, concentrates and organic small batch flowers. The Natural Cannabis Company operates two Northern California retail locations: OrganiCann, Santa Rosa; MendoCann, Hopland.