Artist Series

Mallow Run Winery is proud to present our Artist Series Wine project. Every year, a special wine is released featuring label artwork from a local artist that is chosen from dozens of submissions. A portion of the proceeds from this wine will be dedicated to The Historic Artcraft Theatre.

Built in 1922 as a silent movie theater and Vaudeville house, the Artcraft Theatre was built complete with an orchestra pit and full stage with dressing rooms below. It was renovated in 1936 when Trueman Rembusch purchased the building and again in 1948 when the classic Art Deco streamlining and neon were added.   The Artcraft Theatre remains one of the most intact Art Deco movie houses in central Indiana and is listed on the Indiana State Register of Historic Places.


2022 Artist Series Competition 


Contest Art Guidelines

1. All entries must be electronically submitted to before midnight on Monday, February 28, 2022.
2. Each artist may submit a maximum of three (3) works.
3. Artwork must be ORIGINAL, completed within the last five years, unframed size minimum 20” longest side, maximum 36”
longest side.
4. Artwork must be inspired by the 100th anniversary of the Historic Artcraft Theatre in Franklin.
5. Acceptable media are two-dimensional works of: oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel/colored pencil, and pen and ink/
charcoal, and mixed media. No computer art, photographs, sculptures, or reproductions.
6. Prohibited artwork: Any work executed in a class or under the instruction of an instructor; copies of paintings or published
photos; and improper subject matter.
7. The 2022 release will be a dry red wine, typically in a vintage black bottle with a black capsule. The background color of the label will be determined to complement the art and bottle.
8. The final reproduced label size will be approximately 2.5” x 2.5” and may be a cropped portion from the original.


Winning Artist Award and Recognition

1. Artist’s name and artwork will have the honor of being featured on the label of the 2022 Artist Series wine.
2. Artist and artwork will be announced via a press release to Central Indiana media and art associations.
3. Artist and artwork will be recognized on the Mallow Run Winery website (with link to artist website if available) and
social media channels with 40,000+ followers.
4. If the winning artist is 21+, s/he will receive one case of the special wine (sorry, we cannot ship; pick-up only).


2020 Artist Series Release: Sauvignon Blanc featuring label artwork by Delaram Moghaddam

2019 Artist Series Release: Red Blend featuring label artwork by Cheerie Joy

2018 Artist Series Release: White Blend featuring label artwork by Greg Potter

2017 Release / Artwork by Canary in a coal mine art {Stephanie McDairmant}


2016 Release / Artwork by Chuck Horsman



2015 Release / Label Artwork by Nadine Najjar


2014 artist series label

2014 label by Patti Paris Owens


2013 Artist Series Label CAB SAUV FRONT

2013 label by Marianna Richards



2012 label by Patty Coulter