Artists to Submit Artwork Through Instagram #ArtistBlend2020 for the Chance to Be Featured on 2020 Artist Blend Label
AUSTIN, TX (October 4, 2021) – William Chris Vineyards is pleased to announce submissions for the Annual 2021 Artist Blend Label contest are now open and run through October 31, 2021. During the submission window, artists can upload their original artwork via Instagram for the chance to be featured on the label of the Artist Blend wine.
Artists interested in submitting must follow William Chris Vineyards on Instagram, post a photo of their original artwork with the title of the art piece in the caption, tag William Chris Vineyards, and hashtag #artistblend2020. Each entrant is also required to complete the official registration form on the WCV website here.
Once the submission period closes, a panel of judges from WCV will narrow down the artwork submissions to 10-15 finalists. Finalists will be notified via email and must participate in either a virtual or in-person “people’s choice” art exhibit for William Chris Vineyards Hye Society wine club members. Finalists will be notified no later than November 10, 2021.
This year, in addition to being featured on the 2020 Artist Blend label, the winning artist will be able to display or sell their art in a series of artist receptions and showings with WCV’s Hye Society wine club members. The winner will also receive a case of the Artist Blend wine valued at approximately $500 and “industry discounts” on WCV wines for one year.
The appreciation for art flows from the vineyards to the walls in the tasting room. The team at William Chris Vineyards sees a connection between art and winemaking and the Artist Blend honors that connection. From the first vintage label featuring artwork from Mary Ruth Blackmon, Co-Founder Bill Blackmon’s mother, each subsequent vintage has featured a painting linking the art of winemaking with a more traditional form of art.
ABOUT WILLIAM CHRIS VINEYARDS
William Chris Vineyards was founded in the Texas Hill Country in 2008 by Chris Brundrett and Bill Blackmon. Deciding on a pioneer farm settlement in the historic town of Hye, Texas, they began the project to restore the 1905 Deike farmhouse, which became the original William Chris Tasting Room. Over the last decade, William Chris has expanded their estate vineyards and partnered with family-owned farms across the state to source only the highest quality fruit in Texas. In October 2020, Brundrett, who was recently included in Wine Enthusiast’s 2020 40 Under 40 list, teamed up with fellow winegrower and Lost Draw Cellars owner Andrew Sides to merge their companies and create William Chris Wine Company (WCWC), which is the parent company of the William Chris Vineyards (est. 2008), Lost Draw Cellars (est. 2012), Skeleton Key (est. 2015), and Grower Project (est. 2015) brands, and is the leading producer of 100 percent Texas-grown wines in the Lone Star State. WCWC prides itself on expressing the genuine taste of Texas terroir through its wines while delivering a one-of-a-kind, world-class experience. They utilize a hands-off winemaking approach, allowing the characteristics of the fruit, the vineyard or AVA, and the vintage to shine in the finished product. William Chris Vineyards is pleased to share a piece of their world and cannot wait to share it with you. For more information, please visit williamchriswines.com and follow on Facebook and Instagram @WilliamChrisVineyards.