Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Jordan Vineyard & Winery

I was recently invited to participate in a juried art competition sponsored by Jordan Winery to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Jordan Winery created a challenging art competition for four cities. Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Dallas artists were challenged to create a piece based on their theme of combining a "Jordan" element and a "host city(Dallas)" element....."In honor of its 40th anniversary in 2012, iconic California vintner Jordan Vineyard & Winery has created the 4 on 4 Art Competition, a four-city initiative that challenges local artists to create a commemorative work of art that blends the elegance of Jordan wines with the flavor of each city". From the Jordan blog
My painting was selected to advance to the actual competition which was hosted by D Magazine and held at Rising Gallery in Dallas, TX. The event was last evening, and I was floored when I found out my painting was selected 1st place by the panel of celebrity judges. Mr. Jordan was on hand and couldn't have been nicer. I addition to supplying the prize for 1st place, he also purchased my painting and assured me it would hold a place of prominence in the Chateau. I was surprised and very honored to win and have Mr. Jordan think so highly of my painting.
Many thanks to Bryan Wetz of Rising Gallery who invited me to participate in the competition, the panel of judges, and the entire Jordan family.
If you want to see the other pieces entered in the Dallas show, check out the Jordan blog. I completely forgot to take my camera, and even forgot to take my iphone in, sorry for the lack of pictures! I'll try to round some up...but the event was packed, the art work was beautifully displayed and Jordan wine was flowing freely!
oil on canvas, 48" x 30"