I am super excited to announce that I am the featured artist for the University of Minnesota's Winefest #24. It's such an honor! The event is themed Elite and will showcase all things high-end and luxurious, including wines with 90-plus ratings and two very large wine-themed paintings done by me! Someone will be going home with each of them!
My fiancé and I have been attending Winefest for the past couple years, so as you can imagine, I've had my sights on being their featured artist. Taking place at the Depot in downtown Minneapolis, the event is two days of exceptional wines, fine cuisine, entertainment, and irresistible silent auction items! The event concludes with an energetic live auction including some of the best items like vacation packages, vineyard tours and... a BIG painting done by yours truly!
WineFest No. 24—A Toast to Children’s Health supports the internationally renowned University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics and University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital where physician-researchers develop and deliver innovative treatments and cures for childhood diseases. It's an absolutely beautiful, lively and heartwarming gala that raises money to save young lives and give them a chance at life they may not have otherwise had.
TWO NIGHTS, TWO PAINTINGS
I have donated two very special and very large 36" x 60" canvas paintings to this event in hopes they raise more than any other painting in WineFest history!! One of the paintings is going to be completed live in front of attendees on Friday night. I plan to use the energy of the crowd and words inspired by the moment to help me finish this piece! The other painting is already complete and was revealed during WineFest 24's official kickoff party. It is currently featured on the website, billboards throughout the city and pictured below. It will be auctioned off live on Saturday evening after dinner. I hope you will come and bid on my paintings!
(copied from Winefest website)
Friday, May 10, 2019
Wine Symposium and Grand Tasting
Begin the weekend at the Wine Symposium presented by Minnesota Monthly. An Educational panel led by ourWineFest Honorary Winemasters will allow guests to sample premier and specialty wines.
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Special Reserve Reception and Fine Wine Dinner
Start this incredible evening with an exclusive tasting featuring your select wines and the opportunity to socialize with WineFest sponsors, business and community leaders, and VIPs. After this private reception, patrons enjoy the Fine Wine Dinner, which begins with a sparkling reception and silent auction. Dinner features a multi-course gourmet menu with premier wine pairings from Honorary Winemasters, a live auction, and dancing. Approximately 700 guests—leaders of the Twin Cities corporate and philanthropic community—attend the evening’s festivities.