This contest hits all the right notes for the Wine Harlots. The competition requires the artist to use wine corks as the primary source material to create the art, and the winner is awarded $500! Are you interested yet?
Premier Temecula Valley wine makers, Thornton Winery, is promoting the World of Wine Barrel Tasting on March 5th & 6th 2011 with a call for artists to submit art that uses recycled wine corks. There are no limits for your artistry, get as crazy and creative as you like. The winner will win $500 and the winning art will be featured at the winery during the event.
Here’s the complete press release:
Cork Contest Nets Green for Everyone
Calling all artists and cork dorks! Thornton Winery is looking for the ultimate recycled wine cork art piece to showcase during Temecula Valley Wine Country’s next big event WOW (World of Wine Barrel Tasting) weekend, March 5 & 6, 2001.
Tall, small, jewelry oriented, sculpture like, or functional, Thornton wants to see it…and if it wins in the winery-wide Recycled Cork contest on March 5 & 6, Thornton Winery will give the winner $500! It’s kind of a “green” win-win outreach: Recycled wine corks and greenbacks.
Contestants are invited to create an original art piece by using recycled wine corks as the main material. Interested parties should bring their piece to the Thornton Winery production room on February 26th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. All entries will be displayed to the public on Feb 26th & 27th. Visitors to the winery will vote for their favorite piece. The winning entry will then be displayed on March 5 & 6, 2011 during the WOW Weekend event where all ticket holders to the WOW event will vote for their favorite cork piece in Wine Country. Most if not all wineries participating in the WOW event will be showcasing their own cork art, so the competition is sure to be hot, hot, hot.
Potential contestants may call or email coordinator Tonya Wake for more information: (951) 699-0099 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send photos of your creations to the Wine Harlots, we love to see inspired uses of cork. Wine Harlots Put a Cork in It! is series of ways corks have been repurposed, reused and recycled. Good luck with your entries!
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