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Call to Artists: Belle Arte Limited Edition

image of wine bottle with label enhanced by locally produced wine art chosen by last year's annual wine label competition

Belle Arte Limited Edition “Artist Series” Annual Wine Label Competition

Submissions for our 2014 Competition are now being accepted.

 

Overview:

Belle Fiore Winery is hosting its second annual BelleArte Limited Edition “Artist Series” Wine Label Competition.  Our Belle Arte label combines two complimentary cultural passions:  fine wine and fine art.  Belle Fiore Winery is committed to featuring the artwork of a new artist on the Artist Series label each year.

Info for 2014:

What: 

BelleArte Limited Edition “Artist Series” Label Competition.

Who:

Seeking all Southern Oregon artists (see item #3 in Terms and Conditions).

Purpose:

To create the original artwork for the current year’s annual BelleArte Limited Edition “Artist Series” wine label.

Theme:

Use the medium of your choice to create an original piece of art that captures the essence of our BelleArte wine.  Entries should be original artwork and will be accepted through November 1st, 2014.  Entries may be submitted via mail or e-mail.

Artwork Specs:

The size of the original artwork is not critical.  However, proportion is very important.  The BelleArte label is vertical and measures 3.8 inches wide by 4.25 inches tall.  Artwork should be approximately 36 inches tall by 24 inches wide or a proportion of 3:2 height to width.

Media:

The artwork can be in any medium including drawing, painting, photography, graphic arts and sculpture.  The entry should be an image only.  Please do not use words, letters or any writing other than your signature on the artwork.

Format:

JPEG, preferably 300 DPI, titled with your name and the name of your submission.

Example:  JohnDoe_FallHarvest.jpg

Fee:

The competition is free to all Southern Oregon artists.

Deadline:

The competition will run annually.  Closing date for the 2014 competition is November 1st, 2014.  Entries received after November 1st, 2014 will be considered for the 2015 competition.

Prize:

Belle Fiore will purchase the original artwork.  The artist will be featured on the Belle Fiore Website and their artwork will be permanently displayed in the Belle Fiore Wine Pavilion Art Gallery.

Judging:

The winery will identify up to 3 semi-finalists.  Images of the semi-finalist’s artwork will be made available on the Belle Fiore website, in the Belle Fiore tasting room, on Belle Fiore’s social media outlets, and/or on other printed material where visitors will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite.

Implementation:

Belle Fiore’s label designer will incorporate the winning image into each year’s label.  It may be necessary to crop/edit the image for label impact.

Terms & Conditions:

1.  These terms and conditions govern the participation of individuals who submit entries in the BelleArte Limited Edition “Artist Series” Wine Label Competition.  All participants must agree to these terms and conditions.

2.  Belle Fiore Winery reserves the right to exclude any participant if they deem that the participant has not complied with these terms and conditions.

3.  Participants must be over the age of 21 OR be represented by an individual who is over the age of 21.  If the winning participant is under the age of 21, their representative will be the recipient of all awards other than being featured on the Belle Fiore website.

4.  There is a limit of one entry per individual.

5.  Entries should be mailed directly to the winery at:

BelleFiore Winery

Belle Arte Entry

100 Belle Fiore Lane

Ashland, OR 97520

OR e-mailed to:

Michelleatbellefiorewinedotcom  (Michelleatbellefiorewinedotcom)  

Directoratbellefiorewinedotcom  (Directoratbellefiorewinedotcom)  

6.  All participants warrant that the information submitted in their entry is true and accurate.

7.  No purchase of goods or services is required to enter this competition.  Participation is free.

8.  The participant confirms that they will not publish or post to any website or other media operated by Belle Fiore or related to the competition any text, statement, photographic image or other material which is obscene, defamatory, infringes on the intellectual property or other legal rights of any third party or is otherwise unlawful, offensive or inappropriate.

9.  The judging of label designs will incorporate customer opinion and/or feedback.

10.  During the competition, Belle Fiore may post up to 3 semi-finalist entries on the Belle Fiore website.  By submitting an entry, the participant agrees for their entry to be shown in such a manner, to partake in an interview and supply further information as required.

11.  Belle Fiore’s decision on the winner is final.

12.  The winner will be contacted via email and/or phone.  The winner will be required to confirm their acceptance within 48 hours.

13.  No cash alternative is offered for the prize.  If the participant is younger than 21, the award must be transferred to a representative over 21 years of age.

14.  By submitting artwork in this competition, the participant understands that the artwork, if chosen as the winner, may be used for promotional purposes by Belle Fiore.  The winning artwork will be recreated on a wine label utilizing any editing that may be considered necessary.

15.  By entering this competition, the finalist agrees to sell the original artwork to Belle Fiore.

16.  By entering this competition, all semi-finalists agree to allow the free use of their names and entries for publicity and news purposes during this and future competitions by Belle Fiore.

17.  By submitting an entry, the participant warrants and declares that their entry is their own original and produced by themselves and that the intellectual property, including copyright, of any third party would not be infringed by Belle Fiore’s use of the entry and that the entry is not subject to any claim of ownership by any third party.  Entries that are found to contain work created by anyone other than the participant will be deemed ineligible for the competition.

18.  The participant will indemnify Belle Fiore against any claim that an entry infringes on the intellectual property rights of a third party.

19.  The participant shall provide full cooperation to Belle Fiore in the event that any claim being made by a third party against Belle Fiore that the entry infringes on the intellectual property of a third party.

20.  Belle Fiore is not liable for:

A.  Any lost, undeliverable, late, misdirected or illegible entries.

B.  Any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction of an entry or any information submitted.

C.  Any technical, network, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind resulting in inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive any entry.

21.  Belle Fiore shall have the right to change these terms and conditions by posting amended terms and conditions on its website (www.bellefiorewine.com) at any time.

To apply, Click Here.

Contact us if you have questions.

We look forward to creating a wonderful collection of Southern Oregon art through the years to come!

Crater Lake: Still Waters Run Deep

Crater Lake: Still Waters Run Deep Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann

11×17 Oil on Board

Framing

3″ dark brown costume frame, 22 K gold leaf on wood name plate, Still Waters Run Deep, Stefan Baumann, Crater Lake National Park 2014

Signed

Lower Left – Baumann GV 14      Date Completed: 2014

On Verso

Frame inscribed in Pen LR, “Still Waters Run Deep” Stefan Baumann 2014

Artist’s Comments

Journal – May 15, 2013

The weather changes rapidly in the high elevations of the Cascades, and even more so at Crater Lake National Park.  What was meant to be a leisurely weekend camping/painting trip became a blustery snow storm that left three feet of snow on the ground before morning.  When I arrived earlier in the day, I set up my camp and then began my drive to the lake.  The roads were steep, with switch backs etched on the landscape on my way to the entrance of the caldera.  The road finally levels out along side of the rim where I parked.

I was impressed by how steep the tureen was from where I stood on the rim of the crate and found it challenging to set up my easel.  This lake has the distinction of being the deepest, clearest lake in the world.  In the center of the lake a magnificent mountain called Wizard Island marks the centerpiece of my painting.   Amazed, I looked into the bottomless depths of the lake from the ridge of the canyon.  I noticed that Hemlocks lace the rim of the lake’s ridges making great shapes to add interest to the astounding colors in the scene, vivid yellow sulfur transitioning to pink, with sienna rocks that are part of the Hoodoos or Totems that guard this Sapphire Lake.

Then,  unpredictably, the weather turned from a clear day to an instant snowstorm. I scrambled to make color notations on my painting while the snow blinded my view.  Quickly, I packed my painting gear, jumped in my car, hurried back to my camp, and in the safety of my trailer – after  I had a cup of tea, I carefully examined my sketch and reflected in amazement, “Still waters do run deep.”

Provenance

Painted on location at Crater Lake 2013, Completed in Studio 2014
The Gallery in Mount Shasta 2014 One Man Show, “Western Scenes and Wildlife” Collection, July 25, 2014

Price

$1,600




If you wish to acquire this fine original oil painting locally or if you have questions about this painting, please contact the artist at 415-606-9074 or email him at stefanbaumannatgmaildotcom.

Shipping

The price of this original oil painting includes shipping.

This painting will be displayed in Stefan Baumann’s “One Man Show” at The Orland Art Gallery in Orland, California from September 5 through 27, 2014.

 

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Yellowstone Painting: Old Faithful Lodge

Yellowstone Painting: Old Faithful Lodge Oil painting by Stefan Baumann

12×16 Oil on Cotton canvas mounted on board

Framing

4″ Driftwood frame with gold leaf liner and drift wood lip, 22 k gold leaf name plate, Somewhere in Time, Stefan Baumann, Yellowstone Old Faithful Lodge

Signed

Lower Left – Baumann GV

On Verso

Frame inscribed in pen L 000374 12×16 #90-1A, GIML INLAY SUDAN GRAND VIEW OPUS 30      With two metal protective clips attached.

Artist’s Comments

For me, Yellowstone is the most magical of all the National Parks.  Over the past thirty years, I have returned to visit this park 17 times, and it always is spectacular to see it again.  I have seen  Yellowstone in it’s splendor, burnt to the ground and then, watched as it rejuvenated itself.  After the last big fires, our painting group was the only visitors allowed in the park.  We walked along the board walks alone.  And I have seen it filled with thousands of visitors; so many that moving in the park became impossible and unbearable.
But, at the lodge, time never changes.  When I am here, I feel like I return to an earlier time when artists like Thomas Moran painted its geyers and vistas, and visitors arrived by horse and buggy.  Even today, Moran’s paintings grace the white house walls, reminding visitors of the historical legacy that artists and naturalists  left for all Americans to enjoy for generations to come.  When I am in Yellowstone, I find myself transported back into the early days and history of the park, and have the sense that I am pleasantly lost, “Somewhere in Time.”

Provenance

The Gallery in Mount Shasta 2014 One Man Show, “Western Scenes and Wildlife” Collection, July 25, 2014

Price

$1,530




If you wish to acquire this fine original oil painting locally or if you have questions about this painting, please contact the artist at 415-606-9074 or email him at stefanbaumannatgmaildotcom.

Shipping

The price of this original oil painting includes shipping.

This painting will be displayed in Stefan Baumann’s “One Man Show” at The Orland Art Gallery in Orland, California from September 5 through 27, 2014.

 

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Yosemite Painting : On Wings of an Osprey

Glacier Point in Yosemite: On the Wings of an Osprey Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann

20×30 Oil on Oil Primed Linen Canvas Stretched on Wood Bars

Framing

4″dark brown costume wood frame with 22 k gold leaf on wood name plate inscribed On the Wings of an Osprey, Stefan Baumann, Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park

Signed

Lower Left – Baumann GV      Date Completed: 2014

On Verso

Frame inscribed in pen LR, On the Wings of an Osprey, Yosemite NP, Stefan Baumann, 2014. Masterpiece C Pro branded in wood stretcher.
Canvas with pen by the Artist LR, On the Wings of an Osprey, Yosemite NP

Artist’s Comment

While I was painting plein air on the Yosemite valley floor, I noticed an Osprey soaring along the top edge of the valley swooping down over the Merced river with her talons extended, catching an unexpected fish, and then returning back up to her nest. I was curious about where this Osprey’s nest was located, and since I was familiar with the hidden trails that the Modoc Indian tribe who inhabited this valley once used to travel up to the top of the ridge of the canyon. I made my way without a trail to where I witnessed the Osprey returning to her nest with her catch. Before she landed, I walked at eye level with the Osprey as if I were part of her wing, soaring with the updrafts that lifted her. As I continued to follow her, a mother bear stopped me in my tracks and out of respect for the bear  and not disturb her more, I retreated and went back down the mountain.
Nature is magical, and painting nature is a gift of life.

Provenance

The Gallery in Mount Shasta, 2014 One Man Show, “Western Scenes and Wildlife” Collection, July 25, 2014

Price

$5,200




If you wish to acquire this fine original oil painting locally or if you have questions about this painting, please contact the artist at 415-606-9074 or email him at stefanbaumannatgmaildotcom.

Shipping

The price of this original oil painting includes shipping.

This painting will be displayed in Stefan Baumann’s “One Man Show” at The Orland Art Gallery in Orland, California from September 5 through 27, 2014.

 

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Mount Shasta, Illusion of Grandeur

Mount Shasta: Illusion of Grandeur Original Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann 18×29 Golden Mean Oil Primed Linen Canvas Stretched on Wood Bars Framing 4″ Dark costume wood frame Signed Lower Left – Baumann GV Date Completed: 2014 On Verso Masterpiece C Pro, Hand written by the Artist, Illusion of Grandeur, Mt. Shasta, Stefan Baumann, 2014 Artist’s Comment This paintng represents a style of painting called Romantic Realism, a truly American way of seeing and painting the Grand American landscape. Early painters who traveled west like Albert Bierstadt, Fredric Church and Thomas Moran wanted to see if the grand landscapes that…

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The Artist's Bill of Rights, by Don Schaefer

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Prix Net Art - Call to Artists for Internet Art

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Your Definitive Guide To Reading Monochrome Paintings

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