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A to Z Wineworks Introduces an Artist in Residence Program

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NEWBERG, OR (February 17, 2020) – A to Z Wineworks is pleased to announce a fifteen-month Artist-in-Residence Program.  Beginning with a harvest internship, the immersion program continues for a full vintage including a second harvest, offering the opportunity to work and respond artistically to a full vintage.  The Artist-in-Residence will first join an international harvest crew A to Z recruits each year, now boasting 229 alumni from 21 countries.  Following harvest, the Artist-in-Residence receives support from and access to A to Z staff and properties for a year of artistic reflection and creation. During the Residency’s second harvest, time is split between winery harvest work and chronicling the vintage. The Residency concludes with a public showcase of some of the year’s work through a gallery showing, lecture, or performance.

The first Artist-in-Residence is photographer Adrian Chitty, a 2019 harvest crew member. Mr. Chitty holds a master’s degree in Physics from Oxford University, and worked in investment banking for 17 years, most recently as a Vice President & Senior Engineer at Goldman Sachs. He and his family recently relocated to Oregon after a sabbatical year in Indonesia.

From Adrian, “I am delighted, as the first Artist in Residence at A to Z Wineworks, to have the opportunity to create a long form project by spending a year in the life of the vineyards and winery.  I want my Residency to embody many of the same qualities that I observe in winemaking:  to take time, to evolve with what is observed, and to create something of lasting quality and value.”

Winery co-founder Deb Hatcher observes, “Art has the potential to heighten awareness, excite the senses, and transform how we see our surroundings and one another. Art can enrich our community and inspire us. As a winery that seeks to combine commerce with conscience, we are pleased to foster an artistic spirit within our campus and our company.”

About A to Z Wineworks

A to Z Wineworks offers consistently well-made wines which capture “The Essence of Oregon” by sourcing from vineyards across the state and carefully blending wines true to their variety. 100% Oregon sourced and based, A to Z sets the standard for cool climate, food-enhancing Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. In 2014, the family-owned A to Z Wineworks became a certified B Corporation and has been recognized as a ‘Best for the World’ company every year since. AtoZwineworks.com

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