NISSWA — Grand View Lodge, Nisswa, announced its second annual de’Vine Culinary & Wine Event, sponsored by Minnesota Monthly Magazine, Feb. 7-9, 2014.
This year will feature an Artwalk from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 8. The Artwalk will follow the de’Vine Grand Tasting and give participants a first-hand opportunity to vote their favorite canvas from the top 20 submitted.
The final artwork chosen will be featured on the 2014 Grand View wine bottles, including both the chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon vintages.
Last year alone, Grand View sold more than 3,000 bottles of the Grand View signature wine at its seven restaurants, events, weddings and group functions. And after several guest requests, the signature wines were made available for retail purchase in the Twin Cities exclusively at Liquor Boy last January. Liquor Boy has been in business since November 2012 and is located at 5620 Cedar Lake Road, St. Louis Park.
Last year’s winner, Jerry Raedeke of Nisswa, had his work displayed on both bottles — one depicting birch trees at sunset next to the water and another featured Norway pines on the corner of a lake. Although these labels depicted landscapes in a watercolor format, there is no limitation on creativity. The contest is open to all styles of artwork — modern, art deco, landscape and abstract, and should depict scenes and/or impressions of Minnesota.
Grand View asks all artists to contact the resort that they are working on submissions and leave contact information. Artwork should be 8 inches by 9.25 inches in size and signed with a small description noted on the back.
If chosen as one of the top 20, artists’ canvases will be enlarged to 3 feet by 5 feet displays for the Artwalk voting segment. All entries must be done by Jan. 1, 2014.
For more information, contact Christine Iannelli at 218-963-2234 ext. 1403 or by email at Christine.Iannelli@granviewlodge.com.
Grand View reports for starting artists, this is a great way to showcase talents to the more than 250,000 guests who come through Grand View’s and Liquor Boy’s doors each year. Each winner will receive one case of each wine, a $200 Gift Card to Grand View Lodge and a plaque noting their creation.