Earlier this year, Argyle Winery partnered with Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) in Portland to offer students scholarships for artwork. Students submitted work that reflected Argyle’s philosophy of wine-growing, and after a judging competition, three students won the prize, consisting of a first place $5,000 scholarship, and two $2,500 prizes.

The winners, Christin Engelberth ’19, Subin Yang ’17, and Lindsey Walker ’17, were awarded scholarships through a partnership between PNCA and Argyle Winery. The program attracted more than 60 entries, which were whittled down to three students who were asked to design a label for an upcoming Argyle vintage.

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“The nurturing of the creative spirit is something we celebrate as a necessary building block of our community,” said Chris Cullina, Argyle’s sales and marketing director. “We’re excited about this relationship and are proud to support students and the PNCA.”

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On September 10, the students work was installed in an exhibition at the winery and were awarded their scholarships. The students’ designs grace the bottles of a limited edition “Art of Sparkling” Vintage Brut three-bottle box set.

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“The nurturing of the creative spirit is something we celebrate as a necessary building block of our community,” said Chris Cullina, Argyle’s sales and marketing director. “We’re excited about this relationship and are proud to support students and the PNCA.”

The Public is Invited to Toast Opening of Student and Faculty Art Exhibit Nov. 20

Argyle Winery is hosting a festive wine country opening for PNCA Showcase, a new art exhibit at its Dundee, Ore. Tasting House. Attendees at the opening can meet the artists and enjoy a flight of Argyle wines while exploring the pieces installed throughout the generous, light-filled space.

WHAT: A unique opportunity to view student and faculty work side by side, PNCA Showcase caps the first year of the new “Art of Sparkling” collaboration between Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) and Argyle. The three featured PNCA students were selected to create labels for Argyle’s“Art of Sparkling” Vintage Brut after receiving an immersion in Argyle winemaking and the Willamette Valley. The exhibit includes multiple pieces by each student, alongside artworks by three PNCA faculty who inspire them.
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., artists attending 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Argyle Tasting House, 691 Highway 99W, Dundee, Ore.
WHO: Featured artists are PNCA “Art of Sparkling” students Christin Engleberth, Lindsey Walker andSubin Yang, whose works range from fairy tale-inspired realism to abstract.

The three exhibiting PNCA faculty, Martin French, Meg Hunt, and Morgan Walker, were selected to show work that represents the range of inspiration the students receive from their PNCA instruction.

MORE: $15 entrance price includes a four-wine tasting flight and light appetizers; no reservations are required; ample parking adjacent to Tasting House.

For more information, visit www.argylewinery.com or call 503-538-8520.