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Messina Hof Texas Artist Wine Label Competition 2022

The Arts Council of Brazos Valley
Attn: Messina Hof Wine Label Competition
P.O. Box 10626
College Station, TX 77842




Contact Email: info@acbv.org
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Texas
Entry Deadline: 3/21/22
Application Closed
REQUIREMENTS:
Media
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $25.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$20.00

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

The 32nd Annual Messina Hof Texas Artist Wine Label Competition is the centerpiece for the 38th Annual Wine & Roses Festival on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, 2022. This year we invite artists to depict the theme of "EXPLORATION." The poet T. S. Eliot, once said “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” 

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 23 and April 24, 2022, at Messina Hof with a complimentary booth. Over 2,500 people are expected to be in attendance!
  • An invitation to attend our VIP Reception on April 23, 2022

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 2022 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 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 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 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 11th: Digital artwork submission, application, and fees due online at CallForEntry.org

Friday, March 18th: Finalists notified along with invitation to participate in the Wine & Roses Festival

Friday, April 1st: Finalists framed physical artwork due by 5:00pm

Friday, April 22nd: Artwork on display at the Spring Wine Release: Exploration

Saturday, April 23rd and Sunday, April 24th: Attendees of the Wine & Roses Festival will vote for their favorite artwork

Friday, April 29th: Competition results announced 

Friday, May 13th: Remaining artwork must be picked up by 5:00 pm

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 11, 2022, 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 18, 2022. 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 1, 2022, 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 38th Annual Wine & Roses Festival on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, 2022, will vote for their favorite artwork among the Top Finalists.
  • The 1st place 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 13, 2022. Shipping expenses including insurance to return artwork is the responsibility of the artist.
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