The 2010 Canvas Artist Series Contest is offering art students a chance to design a signature wine label and have it appear on Canvas wine bottles beginning in 2011.
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and Folio Fine Wine Partners are sponsoring the contest, open to art students 18 years of age and older around the country. The Grand Hyatt San Antonio and the Hyatt Regency San Antonio are participating in the contest.
Entries will be accepted through Aug. 15.
Canvas was created in 2007 by Folio Fine Wine Partners — a Napa Valley wine company owned by the Michael Mondavi family — for Hyatt hotels and resorts throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean.
Michael Mondavi and his son, Rob Mondavi, Jr., president of winegrowing at Folio Fine Wine Partners, worked closely with Hyatt’s food and beverage team and acclaimed master sommelier Andrea Robinson Immer to develop food-friendly, approachable California wines that would appeal to Hyatt customers.
Qualified art students in the United States are to submit an original piece of art depicting the characteristics of one of the three Canvas varietals, which include:
- Cabernet Sauvignon – with flavors of cedar, tobacco, rich dark fruit, and hints of oak and spice.
- Chardonnay – pure fruit and toasty oak.
- Merlot – pure fruit, toasty spice and rich, ripe tannins.
Judges will select three finalists for each varietal whose art work will be displayed on the Canvas Wines website. Online voting for those labels will take place between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15. One winner for each Canvas varietal will be selected by Nov. 1, and the signature wine labels will be introduced to Canvas wine bottles beginning in 2011.
Full official rules are available at www.canvasartistseries.com.