Regular readers of Dog Art Today know that for the past three years March kicks off our annual wine label contest with Mutt Lynch Winery. After comparing notes about scalability and our own pet projects Brenda Lynch and I have decided not to go forward with the contest.
I am so grateful to Chris and Brenda Lynch for saying yes to me when I proposed the idea back in 2008. In many ways it led to my new life in Northern California. I am also grateful to all the artists who submitted work. When we created the contest we wondered if we would get any submissions. It was a privilege to have so many of you share your work and get the vote out.
Also, we are so proud to go out on a high note: Nancy Schutt's "Out of Reach" received the gold medal (think of it as the Best in Show) in the wine label category of this year's San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, where over 5,000 wines compete.
Congratulations, too, to wine label designer, Rae Huestis, who took the winning works and made them label ready, crowd pleasing, and award winning.
Brenda Lynch has put together a lovely Mutt Lynch Artist Series Gift Box. It is available here.
Thank you, Brenda and Chris Lynch, and Ann Joly for making the contest a reality.