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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Representatives of Coastal Uncorked Food and Wine Festival announced Wednesday that Terry Brennan of Myrtle Beach has won the inaugural poster competition with his piece titled “Cuisine.” Brennan’s creation, which was inspired by the festival and the overall ambiance of the Myrtle Beach area, is a dimensional piece featuring a variety of artistic mediums. The base of the design is a cabinet door while the various elements, which include a red snapper, a wine bottle and a bunch of grapes, are made from shipping tubes and urethane wood. Brennan’s work of art will be available for purchase through a silent auction at the Food Fight Gala, a fun-filled evening featuring an “Iron Chef” style competition between eight area chefs as well as beer and wine tastings and samplings from eight local restaurants on May 23. Chris Walker’s watercolor titled “Palmetto Picnic” won second place in the competition. There were three third place winners: an oil painting by Kimberly Dawn Clayton titled “Sweet Coast;” a drawing by Donald Perry titled “Uncorked Shadows;” and a digitally designed piece by Lorraine Dauphin titled “Eat, Drink, Beach”. “I am truly honored to have my design win the poster competition,” said Brennan. “I drew my inspiration from the ocean and the general festival message of coastal cuisine and fine wine. I look forward to seeing my poster come-to-life as it represents the inaugural festival.” “We had more than 30 amazing works of art submitted to us for the poster competition – I was absolutely blown away,” said Heidi Vukov, owner of Croissants Bistro & Bakery and Coastal Uncorked spokesperson. “While the decision was difficult, Terry’s creation truly embodied the message of our festival, it was the perfect choice. I am looking forward to using his design to represent our inaugural event.” Copyright 2010 WMBF News. All rights reserved.


DETAILS – Representatives from Coastal Uncorked Food & Wine Festival today announced that the deadline for the poster competition has been extended to Tuesday, November 30. The competition is open to artists of all ages who submit an original piece of artwork for judging. A committee of judges will select the winning poster based on its design quality, marketability and its ability to most effectively display the concept of the Coastal Uncorked Food & Wine Festival. The winner will receive recognition as the official 2011 Coastal Uncorked poster artist and will win a $500 cash prize. The winner of the competition will be announced on Thursday, December 2 at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum during a champagne and passed hors d’oeuvres reception. The winning image will be reproduced as the official festival poster and will be used on Coastal Uncorked merchandise. “The poster competition is an essential part of the festival. Last year, unbelievable works of art were submitted,” said Candace Howell, executive director of Coastal Uncorked Food & Wine Festival. “The winning poster will become the associated image of the festival, so it is very important that we chose a piece that best represents the event. We look forward to reviewing the artwork submitted and unveiling the pieces at our art release event.” The poster competition rules are as follow: artists interested in submitting an original piece of art must visually display their individual concept and interpretation of Coastal Uncorked Food & Wine Festival; original artwork submitted by the artist or the artist’s representative only will be accepted and entries are limited to two per artist; all forms of art are eligible including painting, photography, sculpture, graphic design and illustration; the size of the original piece of art must not exceed 36 inches by 36 inches and the artist must submit the actual artwork as no slides or reproductions will be accepted; artists must submit a completed entry form with each piece of artwork submitted; artwork must be submitted ready to be hung on the wall – either in a frame or shrink-wrapped with Velcro on the back. All artwork submitted will become property of Coastal Uncorked. If artwork is not sold during the auction, the artist has 24 hours to pick up the artwork or it will remain property of Coastal Uncorked. A panel of judges will select the winning poster image based on the specifications, design quality, and marketability. The committee will have discretion to disqualify any artwork submitted with inappropriate content. All artwork must be submitted by Tuesday, November 30. Entries must be hand-delivered to The Brandon Agency, Collector’s Cafe or the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum during normal business hours.  Coastal Uncorked, Inc. will retain possession and all legal rights to the artwork selected, including all reproduction and photographic rights, with credit for the artwork being given to the artist in all accompanying materials. The judges reserve the right to limit the number of submissions to be displayed. SCNow, Florence, SC © 2017 BH Media Group, Inc.