The Second Annual Art and Olfaction Awards
Goethe Institut, Los Angeles
The second annual Art and Olfaction Awards took place on April 17 2015 at the Goethe Institut, with a full showing of the perfume and art communities in Los Angeles.
by Marcel van Brakel, Frederik Duerinck, Wander Eikelboom, Mark Meeuwenoord
With Marcel Boonman, Daan Rijnkels, Caro Verbeek, Jorg Hempenius, Peter de Cupere, Thijs Eerens, Simon Kentgens, Martijn de Ruiter (The Netherlands)
We couldn’t be happier with how the event went: The Art and Olfaction Awards are really a community affair, and it shows in the familial atmosphere and friendly, inclusive atmosphere.
Our speakers were:
Emcee - Kendra Gaeta
Short Film - Steven Rimlinger
Opening Remarks - Saskia Wilson-Brown
State of the Industry Address - Adam Eastwood & Franco Wright
Submissions Process - Hank Jenkins
Presenting the Judges - Ashley Eden Kessler
Artisan Category Finalists - Sarah Horowitz-Thran
First Winner in Artisan Category - Adolfo Nodal
Second Winner in Artisan Category - Daniel Krasofski
Independent Category Finalists - Steven Gontarksi
First Winner in Independent Category - Christina Fidducia
Second Winner in Independent Category - Brent Leonesio
Sadakichi Award for Experimental Scent: Raison d’être - Dr. Kóan Jeff Baysa
Sadakichi Award for Experimental Scent Finalists & Winner - Bettina Hubby
Closing Remarks - Yosh Han
After the ceremony somebody said that next year we should have a drinking game where everyone has to take a shot each time someone says 'thank you'. Our goal, then, is to get you drunk: THANK YOU! First round of thanks goes to the perfume community! Without your participation, this entire undertaking would have been quite impossible.
LuckyScent / Scent Bar
The Goethe Institut
Scent Culture Institute with Bern University for Applied Sciences
Fragrance Belles Lettres
Our judges are the life's blood of what we do. We wish to extend yet another sincere thank you to these dedicated people.
ARTISAN AND INDEPENDENT CATEGORY JUDGES
Ashley Eden Kessler
SADAKICHI AWARD JUDGES
Dr. Kóan Jeff Baysa
EVENT STAFF + VOLUNTEERS