Marijuana and art have always held each other close, being such an amazing medium to express creativity. Letting the brush fly, or mouse race around on photoshop accompanied by mary jane is a different experience. No wonder High Art by Juxtapoz and Natural Cannabis Company has grown every year in participants and accolades.

Hailing out of California, Natural Cannabis Co. has worked hard to make High Art bigger than they could have imagined.

The fourth-year since its birth High Art by Juxtapoz is showcasing the “Psychedelia” side of cannabis.

Submissions come from every corner of the world to wow judges and win a chance to be a featured artist for Natural Cannabis Company. With stunning artwork from artists in a rare competition of varying styles.

This year included a separate category for film and photography. Introducing expanded avenues participants used in masses to showcase their submissions.

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A sailors fate by Hoare

Rules of the Game

Most formats are accepted but there are guidelines that need to be followed.

The “Print” category encompasses artwork created in a variety of mediums included but not limited to:

  • Paint (watercolor, oil, acrylic, gouache etc.)
  • Pen or Pencil (charcoal, lithography etc.)
  • Digital Design (Photoshop, Corel Draw, Sketchbook etc.)
  • Mixed Media (collage, creative materials etc.)
  • Submission file names MUST follow the format: LastName-Title.jpg
  • Print artists must submit a 1301 wide x 1733 tall .jpg (resolution of 72 DPI) digital file to enter.
  • Print artists must submit a digital file (18” wide x 24” tall @ 150dpi .jpg) of their artwork if chosen as a finalist.
  • .JPG compression quality of 12 (or the highest quality setting)

Make sure you follow these strict guidelines to ensure your submission is valid! You don’t want to get caught with your pants down as your work will have to wait another year.

More information is on the Natural Cannabis Co. and Juxtapoz pages about varying rules for photography and video entries.

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Riches and Realities by Mattias Ramsey
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Peace by Adam P

MarijunArt is Real

The notion pot makes your creativity boom and turn you in to a modern day Dali has been around for ages. It’s apparent the creative legends of our present and past times were directly linked with cannabis use. Scientific research shows that joint does really make you more creative.

Cannabinoids increase the hyper-priming in your brain. This hyper-priming is what makes our thought patterns connect two distant thoughts and link them together.

What inventors would call that “eureka” moment. With the increase in hyper-priming we can use the whole picture and express it in a finite way.

With more and more recreational marijuana use through out the word it’s a positive sign art will be a prevalent figure in main stream culture again.

There’s Always Next Year

It’s too late to make an entry this year, unfortunately, but don’t worry 2018 will see a Juxtapoz High Art. What you can do is go peep all the participants that have made named finalists. I’d hate to be the one to have to pick a loser between all those pieces of mind-bending art.

Looking for more inspiration? Check out our list of best things to do when high.

Meerkus is a writer, photographer and cannabis enthusiast. Exploring the medicinal benefits of cannabis from a young age, Meerkus has had plenty of exposure to the marijuana industry.