The Bombay Sapphire® Artisan Series, now in its seventh year, is a national search, in the form of a competition, to find the next big name in visual arts. Created in partnership with Russell and Danny Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation the Artisan Series offers under represented artists a national platform to showcase their work. During the search, thousands submit their artwork and some will go on to exhibit at local galleries during the regional finals. Ultimately twelve artists are chosen to showcase at the grand finale event during SCOPE Miami Beach, but just one will receive a grand prize solo exhibit at SCOPE NYC. The top three winning artists from the finale will receive a stipend to help create a mural in their hometown and give back to their communities.
The Wright Museum is grateful to the Bombay Sapphire® Artisan Series and the Russell and Danny Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation for bringing this extraordinary project to the Metropolitan Detroit area.
The Bombay Sapphire® Artisan Series 2016 exhibition is free with museum admission.