Texas Artist Wine Label Competition

COMPETITION GUIDELINES

DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2019

BENEFITING:

WANT TO SEE YOUR ARTWORK FEATURED ON A BOTTLE OF WINE?

The 29th Annual Messina Hof Texas Artist Wine Label Competition is the centerpiece for the 35th Annual Wine & Roses Festival on April 13, 2019. Glamour is the attractive or exciting quality that makes certain people or things appear special. In the sense of wine, glamour is perhaps the fascination with the romantic and often elegant processes of harvesting, blending, or tasting of wine – it could also be the wine’s history, body, fragrances or the balance of it all. American Author, Carolyn Gold Heilbrun once said, "Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze." When searching for inspiration, think about what part of your life turns the mundane into a stunning picture of glamour.

The Top Finalists are applicants chosen to submit physical artwork for the competition and will receive:

·An invitation to display and sell artwork at the Wine & Roses Festival on April 13, 2019 at Messina Hof with a complimentary booth. Over 2,500 people expected to be in attendance!

·An invitation to attend our VIP Reception on April 13, 2019.

The 1st place winner will receive:

·$1000

·Artwork displayed on Messina Hof wine labels along with name of the artist and title of the piece.

·Artwork permanently displayed in the Messina Hof Gallery among previous winners.

·Invitation to our Harvest Grand Finale Dinner in August 2019 where the winning artwork will be officially presented to the public.

·Social media recognition and online exposure via postings and mentions of Artist name and artwork on all Messina Hof social media platforms

·A certificate for a Private Tour & Tasting for 10 at Messina Hof Estate Winery in Bryan.

The 2nd place winner will receive:

·$250

·Social media recognition and online exposure via postings and mentions of Artist name and artwork on all Messina Hof social media platforms

·A certificate for a Private Tour & Tasting for 10 at Messina Hof Estate Winery in Bryan.

The 3rd place winner will receive:

·$100

·Social media recognition and online exposure via postings and mentions of Artist name and artwork on all Messina Hof social media platforms

·A certificate for a Private Tour & Tasting for 10 at Messina Hof Estate Winery in Bryan.


CONTEST TIMELINE:

    Friday, March 1st: Digital artwork submission, application, and fees due online at CallForEntry.org

    Friday, March 8th: Finalists notified along with invitation to participate in the Wine & Roses Festival

    Friday, April 5th: Finalists’ framed physical artwork due by 5:00pm

    Saturday, April 13th: Attendees of the Wine & Roses Festival will vote for their favorite artwork

    Friday, April 26th: Competition results announced

    Friday, May 10th: Remaining artwork must be picked up by 5:00 pm


TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL ENTRY:

    ·The winning artwork will be reduced to fit on a Messina Hof wine label created by the Messina Hof marketing and design team. Cropping may occur. The suggested ratio is 3x2.

    ·High contrast is important. Printing a label-sized version of your artwork is suggested to get a visual of what it might look like upon completion.



    TO ENTER: WWW.CALLFORENTRY.ORG BY MARCH 1, 2019

    For competition details call: (979) 778-9463 ext. 230 | For application assistance call: (979) 696-2787

    For more information about the Arts Council, please visit www.acbv.org.

    To download a PDF version of the competition guidelines below, please click here.


GUIDELINES:

    ·The fee is $25 for the first digital submission and $20 for each additional digital submission. The fees are non-refundable and are due Friday, March 1, 2019 with the application and submission. All proceeds will be donated to our partner, The Arts Council, a local non-profit organization.

    ·Digital entries will be judged by a panel, which includes the owners of Messina Hof and the Arts Council.The judging is based on the following:

    (1) Appropriateness of Materials, (2) Reducibility and Appropriateness for Intended Use on Label, (3) Appropriateness of Theme, (4) Workmanship, and (5) Overall Impression

    ·Invitations for the Top Finalists to submit physical artwork for the competition will be announced Friday, March 8, 2019. The number of Top Finalists will be at the panel’s discretion.

    ·For finalists: final framed entries are due by 5:00pm on Friday, April 5, 2019 to the Marketing Department at Messina Hof in Bryan. If paintings are shipped, all expenses including insurance are the responsibility of the artist.

    ·Attendees of the 35th Annual Wine & Roses Festival on Saturday, April 13, 2019 will vote for the top three winners among the Top Finalists in a people’s choice contest.

    ·The 1stplace artwork, including the frame, title and copyright will become the property of Messina Hof Wine Cellars, Inc.

    ·Remaining artwork after the Festival must be picked up by 5:00pm on Friday, May 10, 2019. Shipping expenses including insurance to return artwork is the responsibility of the artist.

REQUIREMENTS:

    ·Artists must reside in Texas and must be 21 years of age or older.

    ·Medium for final artwork is open to any 2D medium including but not limited to: watercolor, oil, pastel, pencil, acrylic, collage, multimedia, and digital art.

    ·Subject of artwork must be visually big and bold and adhere to the theme "Glamour!”

    ·The initial digital submission must provide a clear indication of the final artwork. No significant changes may be made to artwork following digital submission. Any unapproved or significantly altered physical artwork will be disqualified.

    ·Entry CANNOT contain faces of people, weaponry, trademark symbols, words, flags, military or governmental insignia.

    ·For finalists:Physical artwork must be the original of the digital submission. No prints accepted. Physical artwork must be framed in a professional-looking, dark-colored wooden frame with secure and proper hanging hardware. Metal frames will not be accepted.

    To download a PDF version of the competition guidelines below, please click here.


APPLY ONLINE:

The entire process can easily be completed at the following website:

https://www.callforentry.org

Only online applications accepted.

For assistance, please call (979) 696-2787


Please vote for your favorite artist at our annual Wine & Roses Festival on

Saturday, April 13, 2019.

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CONGRATULATIONS!

2019 - 1st place winner of the Texas Artist Wine Label Competition Cristina Gonzalez

"A Night of Glamour"