B.F.A. Wins $5,000 Canvas Wine Scholarship

Work by Rosebelle Tenaglia

Tenaglia's untitled work represents the characteristics of Pinot Grigio: "Bright pale straw yellow, fruity, and flowery fragrances reminiscent of the countryside in summer."

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May 20, 2015

Rosebelle Tenaglia (B.F.A. '16) is the winner of a $5,000 scholarship from Hyatt Hotels and Canvas Wines for their annual Canvas Artist Series contest.

Open to art students in the U.S., entrants submitted their artistic interpretation of the characteristics of one of the varietals produced by Canvas Wines — Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, or Pinot Grigio.

Every submission piece underwent a review process that included public voting. Tenaglia's untitled entry was in the Pinot Grigio category, and was required to incorporate the following characteristics: "Bright pale straw yellow, fruity, and flowery fragrances reminiscent of the countryside in summer."

In addition to the scholarship, each winner had their artwork featured as a label on a special bottling of Canvas Wines.

"I am excited to have my drawing on the wine label — it is such an appropriate place for it to live," says Tenaglia. "The image contains the texture of fabric but is removed from the physical thing itself, and the wine bottle shows the space where this wine came from but is also one step removed."

Other winners of the contest came from the American Academy of Art in Chicago and the Art Institute of California in San Francisco.

By Rebecca Bowes