Call to Art

Visions of British Columbia have inspired its people and visitors alike in many ways. Some are compelled to enjoy their own backyard and revel in its wonders. Other's seek out its beauty and travel from near and far to gaze upon, touch and feel the soul of this diverse and broad province.

Our Calona Vineyards Artist Series wines pair with the artist’s vision to bring the soul and essence of BC to life via the taste and image of BC, a reputation of which we are rightfully proud.

Calona Vineyards is searching for artwork for the labels of its high profile Artist Series 2009 and 2010 vintages. The pairing of our vintner’s expression of taste with an artist’s visual statement is what makes Calona Vineyards Artist Series innovative.


The focus and judging will be on art by BC artists which best reflects the spirit of British Columbia. We are interested in both realism and abstract works of art.

$1000 honorarium, signature and artist statement on the wine label. Artist name and painting title on the front and back of the bottle. The first 12 bottles of the new Artist Series vintage, autographed by the winemaker on release of the wine.

The artist must call BC home.
The art must reflect the spirit and creativity of British Columbia.

Two-dimensional paintings (oil, watercolour, and acrylic) suitable for reproduction on a wine label. No three-dimensional artwork is accepted.
All art must reproduce to the label size of 4cm x 4cm and may be cropped.

Artists are asked to submit a portfolio of no more than ten images of art to Calona Vineyards. Please do not send original paintings. Submissions will not be returned.

Fill in our online Submission Form
Attach up to ten images of your artwork in .jpg format
Attach artist biography
Attach artist photograph in .jpg format

Send your submission package as detailed above in either hard copy format or on disk to:

Calona Vineyards Artist Series Wine Bottle Label Competition
1000-1200 West 73rd Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V6P 6G5

Winners will be notified no later than July 7, 2010. Results will also be posted online at

The artist will provide a transparency of the artwork suitable for hi resolution scanning.
The artist will be required to sign an Artist Agreement Contract with Calona Vineyards that identifies the allowable usage of the art on the label and in the marketing of Artist Series wines.