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Rose Festival Wine Label Contest Reveals a Mosaic of Opportunities

The Oak Knoll Winery and the Oregon College of Art and Craft will partner with the Portland Rose Festival Foundation to select the 2009 Rose Festival signature wine label from submissions by OCAC students, Monday February 9, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Students will submit works based on this year’s Festival theme: “Bridging Communities.”

Up to seven students are participating, using a variety of media including: Watercolor, acrylic, wood carving, fiber, chalk, crayons and photography. They’ll submit three pieces each for judging Monday morning. The winning student will receive a $500 scholarship, special showings and a bonus educational opportunity with professionals at Rose City Label who will work with the student to tweak and refine the work to industry label standards.

“We are proud of this great opportunity to support an up and coming artist,” says Greg Lint, President of Oak Knoll Winery. “There is a lot of money to be made in wine label art and the winning student will benefit greatly from the extra experience of seeing the process all the way through to the label.”

For over 20 years Oak Knoll Winery has supported art, education and the Rose Festival with it’s student label contest. Featuring Oregon’s popular Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir this year’s special selection comes from the 2007 vintage. For more on Oak Knoll go to their website: OakKnollWinery.Com

Peter Larson OCAC Student Services Director, Arthur DeBow OCAC Exhibitions Director and Rose Festival board member, Dr. Charold Baer Rose Festival board member and past Rose Society President, Greg Lint of Oak Knoll and Shawn Harris of Rose City Label will judge the art and select the winner Monday afternoon. After refining, the winning label art will be revealed to the public in mid-April. For more on OCAC programs go to their website:OCAC.Edu