Last year we were mesmerized by some of the amazing art we saw come out of Patron’s ‘Art of Patron’ bottle art competition, and it looks like this year’s entries are even better.
“People often tell us that empty Patrón bottles, and even our distinctive round corks, are just too beautiful to throw away. As a matter of fact, thousands of images of Patron bottles transformed into interesting and unique art pieces have been posted on social channels and online,” said Lee Applbaum, Global Chief Marketing Officer at Patrón Spirits. “At Patrón, we perfected the craft of making high-quality tequila, and designing a recognized bottle – the ‘Art of Patrón’ Bottle Art Contest is an opportunity for people to now perfect a second life for those iconic bottles.”
Patron receives submissions from around the country for the annual contest. Now it’s narrowed all the submissions down to a final 10 entries. The final 10 are up on Patron’s site now for the public to vote on, with the winner walking away with a cool $10,000 prize.
Take a look at the final 10 in the gallery above, and head over to Patron’s site to let them know who you think did the best job. A winner will be crowned in December 6th.
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Title: Clearly Agave
Description: My idea was to pay homage to
the agave plant and the crispy clearness of
Patron Silver. I hand cut these agave leaves out
of glass and heated them at 1400 degrees for
a slight curve. I wanted it to appear as if the
bottle was growing from the plant.
Location: Louisville, KY
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Title: Eat & Drink
Description: I used connectors to fasten Patron bottles onto wooden planks I stained, and put flowers in the bottles. I painted "eat & drink" on the sign. We do just that when friends and family come over to make memories we won't forget.. depending on how many margaritas we have!
Location: Apex, NC
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Title: Patron Tequila 2015 Ltd Edition Pendant Lamp
Description: A handcrafted/handmade Patron Silver 2015 Ltd Edition bottle sliced at the top and bottom with a matte black finish single-light pendant light fixture.
Location: Carson City, NV
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Title: Patron Windchime
Description: Wind chime made from tops of various Patron bottles. I added art glass that I cut, painted, and fused into limes and lemons. The chime makes a pleasing sound in the gentle breeze.
Location: Apex, NC
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Title: Puesta Del Sol de Tequila
Description: The sun is the primary source of energy for life. There's nothing like relaxing with a Tequila Sunset while admiring the stunning colors at sundown. 6 bottles represent 60 hands that make Patron tequila. Driftwood represents nature. Changing lights replicate sunset colors. This energy reflects in the mirror.
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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Title: Simply Timeless
Description: This hourglass made from two Patron bottles proudly proclaims PATRON. It's bold statement is a reminder of the smooth, refreshing and "timeless" taste of Patron. Whether sipping it over ice or enjoying in a margarita, there is always "time" in the day to enjoy Patron. It is "Simply Timeless".
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Title: The Art of Relaxation
Description: After a quarter of a century behind the bar, 1523 corks kept from the grave of a landfill and repurposed to present the ultimate in The Art of Relaxation. All hand woven, tied and suspended between 2 charred white oak spreader bars. Relaxation and art at its very best!
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Title: Cuezaltzin, Aztec Lord Of Fire
Description: The bottle became my blank canvas. I looked to the bottle shape for the inspiration. I literally wanted the bottle to "speak " to me and guide my creativity. I was immediately drawn to the ancient Aztec lore of Mexico and the roots from which the product itself was born.
Location: Davenport, FL
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Title: Bridges Not Walls
Description: In this time of political uncertainties and confusion, I still do believe in human kindness. We need to build bridges to understand and help one another no matter what color of skin you have. We need to build bridges to fill those gaps: "Bridges, Not Walls."
Location: Palm Springs, CA