Herradura Invites Artists to Make Tequila Barrels Masterpieces for a Chance at $10,000

Barrel by 2013 Barrel Art Collection winners Micah and Whitney Stansell.
Barrel by 2013 Barrel Art Collection winners Micah and Whitney Stansell.
Courtesy Herradura

Fiberglass peacocks, warehouse walls, even recycling bins: Miami artists have embraced their fair share of non-traditional canvases. Now, it's time to add tequila barrels to the lineup.

Herradura is inviting artists from seven U.S. cities (including Miami) to craft a masterpiece from the brand's oak barrels for a chance to win $10,000 (which, incidentally, would buy a lot of tequila).

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Now in its second year, the Barrel Art Collection contest invites artists from Miami, Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco to try their hand at barrel art.

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Each local competition will be judged by "art critics, aficionados, collectors, and friends of Tequila Herradura who have an interest or love for art," says Herradura. The list of participating judges for the Miami installment is still being finalized, they tell Cultist.

The barrels will be judged based on "originality, creativity, overall quality and inclusion of elements and values" that represent the boozy brand.

"It's amazing that a company like Herradura really supports artists in such a dramatic and positive way. Artists need financial support to make their work and Herradura is making this a reality!" said last year's winners, Micah and Whitney Stansell.

Because that whole starving-artist thing gets old after awhile.

Interested artists should email Heather Kleisner at artist@kleisnerevents.com and send a bio, imagery of artwork, or a link to their website.

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