NEWS
APRIL 2010
A Year-Long Celebration of Art & Wine in the Hudson Valley Launched by Hudson Valley Wine Magazine

HUDSON VALLEY, NY, APRIL 27, 2010. — The publishers of Hudson Valley Wine Magazine today announced their plans for “A Year-long Celebration of Art & Wine in the Hudson Valley,” which will exhibit at a Grand Event in May of 2011.

Working in conjunction with Hudson Valley tourism agencies, museums, and galleries, the event will pair Hudson Valley artists with Hudson Valley wineries and vineyards. A juried selection of thirty-five professional artists are invited to create, in their own chosen medium, a wine- or vineyard-inspired artwork by pairing with a specific Hudson Valley winery. Their art will be featured throughout the year in various promotions and events, and will be featured at a Grand Art & Wine event to be held in Westchester County in May 2011 at Lyndhurst, a National Trust Historic Site. The exhibit will then travel to four art galleries located in the Hudson Valley, including “M Gallery” in Catskill, and “Paul Gould Art Gallery” in Cornwall.

The announcement was an exciting finale of “Connecting Arts & Tourism,” a day-long business and tourism conference held by Dutchess Tourism and the Dutchess County Art Council. Wine tasting for the reception, held at Hudson Beach Glass in Beacon, was sponsored by Brotherhood, America’s Oldest Winery, located in Washingtonville, NY.

“The goal of this very timely year-long celebration is to enhance the Hudson Valley’s recognition as a destination for art, wine and cultural experiences,” says Linda Pierro, managing editor for Hudson Valley Wine Magazine. “We will be promoting Hudson Valley artists, wineries, galleries, and historic sites specifically to Metro-New York travel and culinary writers, art critics, event planners, and travel and tourism professionals.”

The Grand Art and Wine event will be a unique partnership between Lyndhurst, a National Trust Historic Site, and Hudson Valley Wine Magazine. Guests will enjoy a Grand Tasting of Hudson Valley wines and gourmet food while viewing a unique gallery of wine-inspired art by the Valley’s most acclaimed artists. Lyndhurst, overlooking the Hudson River in Tarrytown, is a premier example of the American Romanticism movement that was born in the Hudson Valley and that also found its expression in the Hudson River School of painting.

The 2011 spring issue of Hudson Valley Wine Magazine will serve as the exhibition catalog for the Grand Event, and will feature articles and additional information regarding the year-long celebration. Ms. Pierro also announced that several sponsorship opportunities are still available for the event’s promotions, as well for as the Grand Event. “We invite our cultural institutions, tourism agencies, art councils, museums and historical sites to participate in the promotion by sponsoring an artist’s page in the spring exhibition issue, or by sponsoring an intimate winery/artist event.” added Pierro. You may also contact artandwine@hvwinemag.com, for more information.

The Call to Artists is open until May 7, 2010. Any professional artist wishing to register can download the entry form under the “News” tab at www.hvwinemag.com.

Download this press release in PDF form.

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ABOUT HUDSON VALLEY WINE MAGAZINE
The award-winning Hudson Valley Wine Magazine is the only publication dedicated to promoting the wines and wineries of the Hudson Valley. It is the first of its kind in the region – one that offers useful, reliable, interesting information for wine enthusiasts looking to explore and experience the wines and wineries of the historic Hudson Valley. More information about the publication, now in its third year, can be found at www.hvwinemag.com.

ABOUT BROTHERHOOD WINERY
Brotherhood, America's Oldest Winery was established in 1839 in Washingtonville, NY and is the Hudson Valley's premiere wine destination. Brotherhood offers tours and tastings seven days a week from April–December. Visitors enjoy a journey through time as they explore historic grounds and hand-excavated underground cellars. Brotherhood’s award-winning wines are among the most recognized in NY State in both domestic and international wine competitions. This season Brotherhood boasts a new restaurant on-site, Vinum Cafe, and a host of new special events and festivals. For more information visit: www.brotherhoodwinery.net

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