As you may know, I participated in “The Art of Patron” contest which was launched on March 1, and I’m told the response was great! They received hundreds of unique, inventive entries. It was a challenge to pick their favorites, but that process is complete and my project is one of the top 25 designs which have advanced to the semi-finalist round. Holy cow! Here’s a photo of my submission titled, Snow Globe – Patron Style.
Now, it’s your turn to vote for your favorite design. Voting began today at 12:00 p.m. EST, and I encourage (no, I’m pleading) with you to visit www.artofpatron.com to view the gallery of semi-finalists and cast your vote for your favorite work of art before the public voting period ends on May 31st. Simply follow the green “Art of Patron” link above, create a profile, then vote! You can also share the contest with your Facebook friends! The 10 designs that earn the most public votes will win $1,000 and have a chance at receiving the $10,000 grand prize.
Once the 10 finalists are selected, they will be reviewed by a judging panel from DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, one of the nation’s largest funders of HIV/AIDS service and education supported by national designers and artists from all disciplines. In appreciation of the organization’s participation, Patrón has made a $10,000 donation in support of DIFFA’s fundraising efforts to fight HIV/AIDS. Members of the DIFFA judging panel include David Rockwell of the Rockwell Group; Cindy Allen, editor in chief at Interior Design; and Evette Rios, designer on ABC’s “The Chew.”
Thank you and have fun voting!