Art & Tonic
By Renee Lucas, November 18th, 2010
Last night in New York, the Rush Arts Gallery in Chelsea played host to the finals in the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, a nationwide search for the next great talents in multi-media art and photography. Before announcing the winners, hip hop legend Russell Simmons and his artist brother, Danny Simmons, accepted a donation from Bombay Sapphire to their Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.
In only its first year, the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series received nearly 2,000 entries from around the country. After careful consideration, New York-based artists Ian Reid and Jonathan Bramley-Fenton were selected as the regional winners. They will travel to Miami in early December to compete for the top artisan title at the competition’s finale event during Art Basel.