April 7, 2016

Argyle announces partnership with arts school

by Victor Panichkul

Argyle Winery has launched a creative partnership with the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland. The centerpiece of the partnership is creation of The Argyle Scholarship.

The scholarships, open to all PNCA students, will be awarded through a juried competition. Students will be invited to submit a work that reflects a creatively researched understanding of the Argyle Winery, and the surrounding wine-growing community in the Willamette Valley. The winning $5,000 scholarship recipient will see his or her artwork featured on a label for a new, small-production Argyle Sparkling Wine available in late 2016 to commemorate the partnership. The student also will be honored with a reception at the winery in autumn of 2016, according to Argyle. Two other $2,500 scholarships will be awarded and artwork from the winners will be on display.

“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.”

“PNCA is very excited to be able to offer students such a great opportunity to showcase their creativity in an applied manner,” said PNCA’s Darby Knox. “We are pleased and grateful to have Argyle Winery as a partner in our mission to help students foster lives of creative practice.”

Argyle has a history of partnering with Portland Arts organizations including Portland Center Stage, Portland Opera and the Portland Jazz Festival.

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