Portland Wine Auction Features Extravagant Art Items

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Portland Wine Auction Features Extravagant Art Items

Published 01/24/2011

(Portland, Oregon) – A collaborative event between art lovers and wine lovers will provide a chance to snag some extravagant items, such as a limited edition Commemorative Magnum of wine etched with an image from an original Lucinda Parker painting and filled with a blend of Elk Cove’s 2009 Pinot Noir from five single vineyards in the Willamette Valley: Windhill, 5 Mountains, Mount Richmond, Clay Court, and Elk Cove Estate. The wine was aged for ten months in French oak barrels. The 175 magnums are signed by Lucinda Parker and are available for $250 each.

Lucinda Parker’s acrylic painting (Pseudotsuga 2010) will be up for bid at the gala auction on March 5, 2011, and the same image will be etched into each of the 175 magnums for sale. To pre-purchase one of the limited edition magnums, please call the Classic Wines Auction at 503-972-0194 or visit www.classicwinesauction.com. Magnums will be available to pick-up starting in late February 2011.
Each year since 1997, the Classic Wines Auction has selected a regional artist to be featured on the Commemorative Magnums. These annual Magnums are etched with the artist’s selected piece, signed by the artist and then filled with wines from a top regional wine producer (also specially selected each year). The art displayed on the bottle is offered for purchase in the Live Auction portion of the event, and the Magnums are sold before, during and after the March events. These Commemorative Magnums have become an important part of the Auction each year, and are a wonderful way to capture the elegance, sophistication and artistry of the event.

Recent artist and winemaker collaborations have included: 2010: Mary Josephson and Abacela Vineyards and Winery (OR). 2009: Michele Russo and REX HILL Vineyards (OR). 2008: Laura Ross Paul and Buty Winery (WA). 2007: Sherrie Wolf and Charles Krug Winery (CA). 2006: Ken Shores and Lago di Merlo (CA). 2005: Max Grover and Chateau Ste. Michelle (WA).

Parker’s work has been exhibited in numerous one-person shows throughout the West as well as in several exhibitions nationally, including the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Seattle Art Museum, the David Findlay Gallery and the Sue Ellen Haber Gallery, both in New York.  The Portland Art Museum honored her with a mid-career retrospective in 1995, and the Boise Art Museum gave her a one-person exhibition in 2002.  Parker’s work is well collected by private and corporate collections throughout the Northwest.

Elk Cove Vineyards is one of Oregon’s oldest and most respected wine producers. Founded in 1974, by Pat and Joe Campbell, the focus at Elk Cove has always been to produce hand-crafted, estate grown wines that can rival the best in the world. Winemaker Adam Campbell joined forces with his parents in 1995 to produce outstanding Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc. In the winery Adam employs gravity flow and gentle handling to protect the inherent qualities of the estate grown fruit. For more information, visit www.elkcove.com.

The 2011 charities include: Friends of the Children – Portland, Metropolitan Family Service, New Avenues for Youth, Trillium Family Services and YWCA Clark County. The co-chairs for the 2011 gala auction include Michelle Fitzhenry, Kim Agnew, Bob Liner and Matt Elsen. For more information, visit www.classicwinesauction.com or call 503-972-0194.



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