Art-Time Lover – The Perrier-Jouët Annual Arts Prize
For a brief, brilliant time between 1890 and 1910, Art Nouveau was a shimmering presence in European and North American urban centres; a philosophy and style of art inspired by the beauty of nature. The movement had one goal: to ‘transform the mundane of everyday life into something truly beautiful’, a sentiment that has inspired the House of Champagne Perrier-Jouët to support and contribute to the arts for over a century.
The Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon members meet twice a year, to bring together a diverse and dynamic body of people from the Arts to share ideas and debate on developments in the Arts and support the selection of an annual prize winner. The concept stems from the origins of the Salons in Paris from the mid-1700s, bringing together like-minded people under the roof of an inspiring host.
Guided by Tony Chambers, Chair of the Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon for 2014 and Editor-in-Chief of Wallpaper, the Salon members will select an emerging talent in Contemporary Craft who’s at the beginning of their professional career.
The winner will receive £10,000 cash to support their career development, an exhibition of their work, an all expenses paid trip to the Perrier-Jouët Maison Belle Époque, Epernay, France, which houses the largest private collection of Art Nouveau works in Europe, and their own personal supply of Perrier-Jouët Champagne.
Visit the Perrier-Jouët website for more information on the Arts Salon prize: www.perrier-jouet.com, or you can follow on twitter @perrierjouet.