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Meet the 2021 Canvas Project Featured Bartenders

August 01, 2021

Story: Punch Staff

photo: Canvas Project

The 25 bartenders awarded Tales of the Cocktail Foundation Canvas Project grants to further the pursuit of their creative outlets this year.

The 2021 Tales of the Cocktail Foundation Canvas Project, presented by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE®, is designed to celebrate that spirit of inspiration, fostering a national conversation about creativity focused on bartenders and the communities they serve.

Bartenders for this year’s challenge submitted a 90-second video about their creative passion—from stained glass to woodworking, cross stitching to leathermaking and beyond. 25 applicants were selected from North America.

There is no cocktail competition and no single winner; instead, using grant money provided by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation, Canvas Project participants will create tangible projects to showcase at regional events this fall.

Without further ado, please welcome the 2021 Tales of the Cocktail Foundation Canvas Project featured bartenders:

MIAMI SHOWCASE | August 30th

Alexandra Martorano
Leathermaking
Saint Petersburg, FL

Diego Varona
Photography
Miami, FL

Gina Hoover
Oil painting
New Orleans, LA

Orestes Cruz
Painting
Atlanta, GA

William Dalla Pola
Photography
Miami, FL

Ysabel Rossi
Photography
Miami, FL

LOS ANGELES SHOWCASE | September 13th

Anna Wingfield
Printmaking
Los Angeles, CA

Christa Havican
Stained glassmaking
Houston, TX

Eugene Lee
Photorgaphy
Los Angeles, CA

Gaby Mlynarczyk
Ceramics
Los Angeles, CA

Kevin Welsh
Pattern art
Los Angeles, CA

Rachel Saftler
Printmaking
Los Angeles, CA

SAN FRANCISCO SHOWCASE | September 20th

Colton Africano
Woodworking
San Francisco, CA

Javier Castro
Photography
San Francisco, CA

Karen Tartt
Cross-stitching
San Antonio, Texas

Mary Cobb
Stained glassmaking
Oakland, CA

Melanie Getman
Mural art
San Francisco, CA

Mitchell Lagneaux
Graphic art
San Francisco, CA

NEW YORK SHOWCASE | September 27th

Anisa Francoeur
Design
Dartmouth, NS

Coco Lim Haas
Pottery
Brooklyn, NY

Elizabeth Lebaron
Music
Brooklyn, NY

Kaytie Keck
Jewelry making
New York, NY

Mika Klos-Shakaid
Portrait and sketch art
Boston, MA

Sihaya Harris
Pottery
Brooklyn, NY

Tranette Williams
Documentary filmmaking
Chicago, IL

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