I took two years of art class in high school, thinking a little instruction would do me good. I've never been a natural talent when it comes to sketching or painting, but somehow I made it into the National Art Honor Society and won a department award. I think it was one part hard work, two parts the teacher feeling sorry for me. Having peaked my sophomore year, my rudimentary skills have dwindled to glorified stick figures. Needless to say, I'm sitting this one out but if you've got real talent and live in the New Orleans area, enter your original artwork in the 2012 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series in New Orleans, hosted by Cathedral Creative Studios and L'entrepot Gallery.
All local 2D and 3D visual artists may submit original artwork before August 24, 2012. Participants will be featured at L'entrepot Gallery on Julia Street. Winners will earn the opportunity to compete at Art Basel Miami, with the chance to exhibit at Rush Arts Gallery in New York. Submit your work at the Bombay Sapphire website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-333-6713 for more information.