Winning Creation

Remember when I told you about Pernod Absinthe’s Creator Of contest earlier this year? Well, there was a great response from the artistic community and this month the winner was finally announced. Dan Sabau, a Brooklyn, NY artist, walked away with the top prize of $1,805 thanks to this lovely painting (left). I love how he worked the “1805” into the image.

Dan shows at the Yes Gallery in Brooklyn and was recently a part of the show “Never Say Goodbye,” which featured artists like Dee Dee Ramone, Exene Cirvenca and Marylin Minter, and was held in the Tower Records space on Broadway & 4th. His work was recently featured in the movie “Happythankyoumoreplease” which won an award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Dan hold a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Second place went to Christian Matzke, for his “Absinthe-minded Professor” video, which you can view on Pernod Absinthe’s Facebook page, and third place was a tie—with both Bret Herholz and Dana Boutin (their work is shown here as well) earning the recognition. Thank you to all who submitted work to the Creator Of contest and congratulations to the contest winner—fine work done by all!

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