Art and Wine Celebrates 2nd Annual Call to Colorado Artists
The Blue Pig Gallery will host the second annual Winefest Art Contest exhibition Friday, February 13, 2009 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. This is the second year Colorado Mountain Winefest has invited Colorado artists to submit artwork for use on the 2009 Winefest poster and all other promotional material. The winning entry will be purchased by Winefest and will be included in an exhibit of selected entries exhibited for sale at the gallery through February 28, 2009.
“This is a great opportunity for a Colorado artist to gain a broad, international audience through Winefest’s promotions,” says Marla Wood, Gallery Director. “And we’re delighted to work with Winefest, again. What goes better with art than wine?” Wood said the opening will include a brief wine tasting offered by Grand Valley Wine Association members: Grande River Vineyards, Plum Creek and Garfield Estates.
“We’re excited to partner again with The Blue Pig Gallery for what we’re calling “The kickoff to Winefest 2009,” said Sarah Catlin, Director of Colorado Mountain Winefest. “We celebrate the achievements of Colorado winemakers and wanted to bring the same attention to Colorado’s wonderful artists.”
Last year’s winner, Kimmer High Jepson brought a fresh, new look to Winefest with a piece entitled And You Thought Our Wines Were Tame. The pastel depicted a Colorado cowboy taming a bucking bottle of Colorado wine at a Winefest inspired rodeo.
The Blue Pig Gallery is a collective representing more than 30 area professional artists working in all media and styles. The gallery hosts special events and shows with art from artists around the country throughout the year. For questions about exhibits and events at The Blue Pig Gallery call (970) 464-4819 or visit www.thebluepgigallery.com. The Blue Pig Gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.