Art and Olfaction Awards 2015

Woo Hoo! Exciting times! The second annual Art & Olfaction Awards has announced its nominees for 2015. I feel so naughty, haven’t sniffed them all yet. Must get onto that immediately.

Have a look through and tell me what you think of their choices.

Portia xx

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Art and Olfaction Awards 2015

PRESS RELEASE

MILAN— The Institute for Art and Olfaction is pleased to announce the finalists for the second annual Art and Olfaction Awards, to be held at the Goethe-Institut in Los Angeles on April 17, 2015.

Two winners will be selected from the categories Artisan and Independent, and one Sadakichi Award for Experimental Scent, a new category added for the 2015 Awards. Each winner will receive The Golden Pear, which has quickly become a prestigious achievement in the perfume world.

The finalists were selected by a group of highly qualified judges from the perfume, art and other industries. The artisan and independent category submissions were judged blindly, presented in generic vials and tracked by a numerical code. The preliminary round judges selected the finalists, and the finalist round judges select the winners.

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INDEPENDENT & ARTISAN CATEGORIES

Preliminary Judges
Ashley Eden Kessler, Brent Leonesio, Daniel Krasofski, Hank Jenkins, James McHugh, Laura Johnson, Neal Harris, Persephenie, Steven Gontarski, Sherri Sebastian, Yvettra Grantham

INDEPENDENT & ARTISAN CATEGORIES

Finalist Judges
Luca Turin, Mandy Aftel, Miriam Vareldzis, Sarah Horowitz-Thran, Sebastian Fischenich

SADAKICHI AWARD FOR EXPERIMENTAL SCENT PROJECTS

Allison Agsten, Bettina Hubby, Dr. Kóan Jeff Baysa, Marcos Lutyens, Mark Allen

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ARTISAN CATEGORY FINALISTS

A City on Fire, by Imaginary Authors
Perfumer: Josh Meyer Portland, USA

Eau de Céleri by Monsillage
Perfumer: Isabelle Michaud Montréal, Canada

Foxglove by DS & Durga
Perfumers: David Seth Moltz + Kavi Moltz New York, USA

Tobacco Cognac by House of Cherry Bomb Perfumers: Alexis Karl + Maria McElroy New York, USA

Woodcut by Olympic Orchids Perfumer: Ellen Covey Seattle, USA

INDEPENDENT CATEGORY FINALISTS

Ombre Indigo by Olfactive Studio
Perfumer: Mylène Alran Paris, France

Boccanera by OrtoParisi
Perfumer: Allessandro Guialtieri Amsterdam, Holland

Pashay by Ray Matts
Perfumer: Christophe Laudamiel New York, USA

Black Pepper & Sandalwood by Acca Kappa Perfumer: Luca Maffei
Treviso, Italy

Skive by Canoe
Perfumer: Jessica Hannah Austin, USA

SADAKICHI AWARD FINALISTS

Catalin
Team: Charles Long, Carrie Paterson, Karen Reitzel, Seth Hawkins, Emery Martin, Michael Mascha
The Contemporary Austin, USA

Chroma
Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Denver Art Museum, USA

Crime and Punishment
Team: Mike McGinley, Charles McGinley, Noah Bremer, Ben Heywood
Minnesota Fringe Festival, USA

Famous Deaths
Team: Marcel van Brakel, Frederik Duerinck, Wander Eikelboom, Caro Verbeek
MOTI, Holland

In Libro De Tenebris
Paul Schütze
Maggs Gallery, England

AWARDS CEREMONY
Invitation Only
Friday, April 17, 2015, 7 p.m.
Goethe-Institut: 5750 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Cocktail attire is highly encouraged.

AFTERPARTY
Public with limited attendance.
Register: http://aoafterparty.eventbrite.com
Friday, April 17, 2015 10:30 p.m. (following the award ceremony)
The Institute for Art & Olfaction: 3023 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, CA. 90020

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