Texas Artist Wine Label Competition 2018

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This year's theme is Heart and Soul of Texas!

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

Saturday, April 21, 2018!

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


2018 Texas Artist Wine Label Competition Guidelines

“HEART AND SOUL OF TEXAS”

DEADLINE: MARCH 2, 2018

BENEFITING THE ARTS COUNCIL OF THE BRAZOS VALLEY


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

The 28th Annual Messina Hof Texas Artist Wine Label Competition is the centerpiece for the 34th Annual Wine & Roses Festival on April 21, 2018. Messina Hof takes great pride in making wine with Texas Soul – so this year we want to see what the “Heart and Soul of Texas” looks like. When searching for inspiration, think of what Texas means to you. What about Texas has filled your heart and soul? Whether it be late nights at the rodeo, picking wildflowers, or scootin’ across the dance hall, put our grand state on canvas and create a masterpiece!

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 21, 2018 at Messina Hof with a complimentary booth. Over 2,000 people expected to be in attendance!

·An invitation to attend our VIP Reception on April 22, 2018.

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 2018 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 Messina Hof Traditional VIP membership to celebrate with us all year long!

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 Messina Hof Traditional VIP membership to celebrate with us all year long!

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 Messina Hof Traditional VIP membership to celebrate with us all year long!


CONTEST TIMELINE:

    March 2nd:Digital artwork submission, application, and fees due online at CallForEntry.org

    March 9th:Finalists notified along with invitation to participate in the Wine & Roses Festival

    April 13th:Finalists’ framed physical artwork due by 5:00pm

    April 21st:Attendees of the Wine & Roses Festival will vote for their favorite artwork

    April 27th:Competition results announced

    May 11th: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 2, 2018

    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 2, 2018 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 9, 2018. 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 13, 2018 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 34th Annual Wine & Roses Festival on Saturday, April 21, 2018 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 11, 2018. 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 "Texas Heart and Soul!”.

    ·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, livestock, 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.

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