A “Three Seasons” visual art competition is starting to grow at a Surrey winery.
Vinoscenti Vineyards plays host to a Plein Air (“to paint outside”) exhibition and progress party on Friday afternoon (July 20), from 2 to 5 p.m. at 15560 Colebrook Rd., followed by a reception at 6 p.m.
The winery’s courtyard is set among vines and allows easy access to the artists while they work. While viewing and engaging the artists, the public can participate in tastings of wine produced by Vinoscenti.
The event is part of a “Three Seasons” competition launched June 15 with a two-month window for artists to complete their work, with a “Joie de vivre” theme.
The competition winner will receive $1,000 in cash and $1,800 in sponsored gifts, and their work will be featured on an exclusive wine label. In all, more than $6,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded, making it the largest cash/prize package ever offered through the Arts Council of Surrey.
The 15 competing artists are Lora Armbruster, Doris Biddle, Gail Biddle, Melissa Burgher, Carmen Chan, Joanne Dennis, Helmut Gruntorad, Nela Hallwas, Melanie Hawes, Caesar Hu, Pepe Hidalgo, Yvette Lauer, Carla Maskall, Wendy Mould and Chiao Chiao Yang.
In addition to Vinoscenti Vineyards, sponsors of the art competition include Birdies & Buckets Family Golf Centre, Stampede Tack & Western Wear, King George Aviation and Wedding Sootra.