High Art On Display At First Friday @OMCA On Friday, September 2nd

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Cannabis-Themed Art Showcased at Oakland Museum’s Popular “Tasters and Makers” event marks High Art’s continued ascent into the local, regional, and international arts community

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Tasters and Makers is another step in our continued mission to connect our High Art artists to the international arts community" - Dona Frank, Managing Member, Natural Cannabis Company, LLC

Top entries from High Art, the annual cannabis-themed international art competition founded by Natural Cannabis Company, will be displayed on September 2nd from 5pm to 9pm as part of Oakland Museum of California’s popular “Tasters and Makers” event. During the event visitors to the museum can meet the artists and peruse select works from the artists available for sale. The High Art integration coincides with the current “Altered State” exhibition at the museum profiling the emerging cannabis industry in Northern California and beyond.

High Art, in its third year, received entries from 1400 artists and 49 countries around the world. This year’s theme was “Cannabis from Around the World,” inspiring both professional and amateur artists to enter using photography, painting, drawing and digital art to express their visions. The global response to artists for High Art 2016 underscores the global cannabis movement, and the First Friday event at Oakland Museum is a lead up to the High Art showcase at Spectrum in Miami this fall a major Coup for the fledgling international arts initiative.

As part of their High Art participation, artists have their works profiled and celebrated through arts events, inclusion in the High Art gallery, marketing integration with Natural Cannabis Company, and print features via High Art sponsor Juxtapoz Magazine. This year’s winner, Trace Burroughs, received a $10,000 top prize and will have his art featured in both Tasters and Makers as well as the High Art gallery and Spectrum later this year.

“This year’s High Art competition explored the global use of cannabis and how different cultures experience and celebrate it. It’s exciting to see so many unique expressions of a shared experience from around the world. We are thrilled to be working with Oakland Museum of CA on this exciting opportunity to bring our High Art artists to the fore as guests to the event will have a unique opportunity to meet the artists and witness these amazing works. It’s another step in our continued mission to connect our High Art artists to the international arts community” said Dona Frank, President of Natural Cannabis Company.

For more information on the High Art competition and instructions on how to enter, visit http://www.naturalcannabis.com/highart.

High Art prints will be available for purchase at the Tasters and Makers event at OMCA on September 2nd.

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