Cave Hollow West Winery and the Hannibal Arts Council recently partnered to sponsor a new contest for artists living within a 50-mile radius of America's Hometown. Artists were asked to submit Hannibal-themed images to be used on a wine label. It has been announced that Hannibal photographer Susan Osterhout is the winner of the competition.  

Osterhout's sepia-tone photograph of the Tom & Huck Statue of Main Street will be incorporated into a label for the Chambourcin, Cave Hollow West Winery’s newest wine. The Chambourcin has the unique distinction of being the first batch of wine produced and bottled in a Hannibal area winery since Prohibition. The new wine featuring the Artist Series Wine Label will be available later in the Fall.

“With the success of the first annual wine label contest, we can’t wait for the next one in 2014,” says Michael Gaines, Hannibal Arts Council Executive Director.  “Working with both Cave Hollow West Winery and West Winery to facilitate the contest was a pleasure.  We look forward to strengthening our partnership with them and furthering this special project which spotlights area artists in a whole new way.”

There were 34 total entries submitted by 14 area artists for the contest. Other winners were chosen by the selection committee. Their works will also be featured on future wines released by Cave Hollow West Winery later in the year. Their winning works will be revealed as the wines become available.  Additional artists with works selected are: Martha Mudd Adrian, Brenda Beck Fisher, Len Moss and Bonnie Stewart.