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Randy Barnes
The Natural Cannabis Company
(707) 888.1896

 Fifth Annual International Art Contest to Award $50,000
in Cash to Artists Around the World

 SANTA ROSA, Calif., Feb 19, 2018 – Submissions open February 20th for High Art 2018, the world’s only international art competition dedicated to cannabis as muse. Visual artists from around the world are invited to enter original artwork and compete for a cut of $50,000 in prize money allocated for the contest.

One grand prize winner will receive $15,000 USD plus the opportunity to select one top-rated international charity to receive an additional $10,000 on their behalf. The list of eligible charities includes The American Red Cross, Amnesty International, PETA, UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders and the International Campaign to End Landmines.

The top 20 artists will receive cash prizes and ten more will receive honorable mentions. One artist will be chosen “Crowd Favorite” via online vote.

High Art is free to enter and open to all artists in all countries and of all experience levels.

Artists can submit their artwork beginning February 20th via submission form on the Natural Cannabis Company website at Artists must be 18+ and have a valid email and PayPal account to receive cash prizes.

High Art 2017 drew more than 3,000 entries from 63 countries around the world. Winners were announced at 4:20pm during the annual 420 celebration on April 20th at The Natural Cannabis Company’s OrganiCann dispensary in Santa Rosa, CA.

In addition to cash awards, top artists are featured on The Natural Cannabis Company’s premium line of cannabis products as well as promoted throughout the year at major art and culture events around the world. Some winning works can be seen at the High Art Gallery located in Santa Rosa, located in the heart of the Sonoma/Napa wine region.

Winning High Art 2017 entries can be viewed here:

About High Art
High Art is the world’s first and only annual international art competition dedicated to cannabis. Created in 2013 by Dona Frank of The Natural Cannabis Company and co-sponsored by Juxatpoz Magazine, High Art celebrates the inspirational properties of cannabis and its contribution to fine art. Professional and amateur artists from around the world compete for more than $50,000 in cash prizes and to see their art featured in The Natural Cannabis Company marketing and art exhibits. For more information, visit

About The Natural Cannabis Company
Merchants of fine cannabis, The Natural Cannabis Company prides itself on working with Northern California’s best small batch cultivators. Our mission is to offer clients superior quality, clean cannabis featuring outstanding genetics. Both dispensary locations offer a broad selection of edibles, concentrates and organic small batch flowers. The Natural Cannabis Company operates two Northern California retail locations: OrganiCann, Santa Rosa; MendoCann, Hopland.


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