From July 2nd to August 17th, Vermont artists 21 years of age and older may submit their original designs into the Labels for Libations contest. A team of judges, consisting of Magic Hat and SEABA employees and last year’s Labels for Libations winner, Jess Polanshek, will choose the top 5 designs based on creativity and originality.
These five displays of Vermont and beer-inspired art will then be voted upon by the public at SEABA’s annual South End Art Hop, September 7-9.
Once the votes of Art Hoppers have been tallied, the winning artist will receive $1,500, their design will be featured on a limited run of Magic Hat bottles, and they’ll have a two-month art exhibition at The Artifactory® Art Space at the Magic Hat Brewery. The exhibition includes an opening reception for the winner for his or her family and friends.
The South End Arts and Business Association enhances the economic vitality and eclectic mix of Burlington’s arts and business community by providing an influential voice to promote and ensure their members’ common interests, providing opportunities & marketing support for creative businesses, and by continuing to create a unique community vibe like no other place in Vermont.
Last year’s Labels for Libations contest drew dozens of entries, showcasing Vermont’s lively and talented community of creatives. The five final designs were pondered, pored and peeked over, and when the foam settled, Jess Polanshek bubbled up as the winner.
You can find Jess' winning design on 4-packs of 16oz Cans in stores throughout the east coast. Those wishing to admire and ponder Art Hop Ale can find some using the Sip Code Locator® at www.magichat.net/sipcode.
You can drop off your entry in person @ The Magic Hat Artifactory located at 5 Bartlett Bay Road in South Burlington ( Monday – Saturday 11-7pm & Sundays 12-5pm ) OR at the Magic Hat Office 431 Pine Street Suite 118 ( Monday thru Friday for 8:30am until 5pm ).
Entries submitted in person may be in any 2-D or 3-D visual art medium including paint, watercolor, charcoal, sculpture, etc. All physical entries are restricted to a maximum size of 4' x 4'. Photographs of designs may be submitted as in-person entries.