The art unveiling will be held at 5pm on Saturday, March 5, at the NC Maritime Museum’s Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, Beaufort. The event will highlight the signature painting donated to BWF by the artist Donna Lee Nyzio. The signature painting will be featured on promotional material including the limited edition fine art poster associated with the 12th annual festival week held April 27-May 1.
In conjunction with the unveiling of the signature artwork for 2016, BWF will also be holding the final round of judging for its wine competition. Wines featured at the event will be selected by a panel of industry experts and voted on by guests attending the March 5th event. Winning wines will be revealed at the end of the evening and made available for purchase. Expect to see the finalists’ wines and many others poured during the 2016 Vin de Mer Epicurean Village – held Saturday, April 30 at Front Street Village.
Local chef Charles Park of Beaufort Grocery Co. will create a selection of hors d’oeuvres for guests attending the event. Unlike the art unveilings held in past years, this event will be set up so guests can sample the 40 wines presented by various distributors, while mingling and having Nyzio sign the limited edition print available for sale. Votes cast by the attending guests will determine this year’s medal winning wines to be featured at the 2016 Beaufort Wine and Food Weekend.
“Beaufort Wine and Food is excited to have Donna Nyzio as our featured artist for the 2016 event,” said Lindsay Parker, BWF executive director.
Tickets are $75 and may be purchased by calling 252-515-0708, stopping by the Beaufort Wine and Food office at 400 Front St. Suite #8 or by visiting beaufortwineandfood.com.