Museum Foundation seeks New Orleans jazz-themed artwork for annual Wine Fest Art Contest

The Ocean Isle Museum Foundation, Inc. (OIMF) is holding its annual Wine Fest fundraiser on April 25, 2015 at the Museum of Coastal Carolina. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach and Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach. The theme for the 2015 event is New Orleans jazz. Local artists are encouraged to submit original artwork to the 2015 Wine Fest Art Contest. The art will be judged by the Wine Fest planning committee. The winning artwork will be used in Wine Fest promotional materials and auctioned off during Wine Fest’s live auction on April 25.

Artwork may be dropped off at the Sunset River Marketplace, 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, NC. The deadline is December 31, 2014. There is no restriction on size or medium. Submissions should be accompanied by a biography of the artist, contact information for the artist, and the estimated value of the artwork. The winning artwork will become the property of OIMF. Other artists submitting artwork may choose to have their art displayed for sale at Wine Fest with OIMF keeping a percentage of the sale.

For more information about the 2015 Wine Fest Art Contest, contact Ginny Lassiter at 910.575.5999. For details about the Fundraiser, contact Susan Silk, marketing coordinator for the Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium via email at or call 910.579.1016.