Calling All Local Artists – Canvas Designs Needed for Grand View Wine Labels

Calling All Local Artists – Canvas Designs Needed for Grand View Wine Labels

Grand View Lodge is pleased to announce its 2nd Annual de’Vine Culinary & Wine Event, sponsored by MN Monthly Magazine, to be held February 7th – 9th. This year will feature an Artwalk on Saturday afternoon, February 8th from 4:00p.m.-5:00p.m.

The de’Vine Artwalk will follow the de’Vine Grand Tasting and give attendees a first-handed opportunity to vote their favorite canvas from the top 20 submitted. The final artwork chosen will be featured on the 2014 Grand View Wine bottles – including both the Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon vintages.

Last year alone, Grand View sold over 3,000 bottles of the Grand View signature wine at its seven restaurants, events, weddings and group functions. And after several guest requests, the signature wines were made available for retail purchase in the Twin Cities exclusively at Liquor Boy last January. Liquor Boy has been in business since November 2012 and is located at 5620 Cedar Lake Rd, St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

Last year’s winner, Jerry Raedeke of Nisswa, work was displayed on both bottles one depicting birch trees at sunset next to the water and another featured Norway pines on the corner of a lake. Although these labels depicted landscapes in a watercolor format, there is no limitation on creativity. The contest is open to all styles of artwork – modern, art deco, landscape and abstract, and should depict scenes and/or impressions of Minnesota.

We ask all artists to contact us that they are working on submissions and leave contact information. Artwork should be 8” x 9.25” in size and signed with a small description noted on the back. If chosen as one of the top 20, artists’ canvases will be enlarged to 3’ x 5’ displays for the Artwalk voting segment. All entries must be done by January 1st, 2014. Please contact Christine Iannelli at 218-963-2234 ext. 1403 or by email at Christine.Iannelli@granviewlodge.com.