We're passionate supporters of education through Hyatt Thrive, our corporate responsibility program. And with incredible food and beverage outlets around the world, wine is another natural passion of ours. Thankfully, now long-time friends Folio Wine Partners helped us meld the two again this year with a Canvas Artist Series Contest that encouraged art students to design the labels for the Canvas varietals served in Hyatt hotels and resorts in the U.S.
After more than 250 submissions, the winners have been selected! In addition to showing off their artwork on Canvas bottles beginning this May, each winning student will receive a $5,000 scholarship from Hyatt to support his or her studies.
The student winners of the 2013 Canvas Artist Series Contest are:
Cabernet Sauvignon: Katelyn Comeau, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
Merlot: Christian Gordon, American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL
Chardonnay: Alexandra Grahame, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
Canvas was created in 2007 by Folio Fine Wine Partners—a Napa Valley wine company owned by the Michael Mondavi family—for Hyatt hotels and resorts throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean. Michael Mondavi and his son, Rob Mondavi, Jr., president of winegrowing at Folio Fine Wine Partners, worked closely with Hyatt’s food and beverage team to develop food-friendly, approachable California wines that would appeal to Hyatt guests. Come visit us and have a taste from bottles featuring the new artwork!