March 7, 2012 | by Lisa Mattson

In honor of our 40th anniversary in 2012, Jordan Vineyard & Winery has created the 4 on 4 Art Competition. The 4 on 4 New York call for entries, organized by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), is now underway. All five New York finalists will receive cash prizes. The grand prize is $7,000, and deadline for artist applications is March 23. This is part of a four-city initiative that challenges local artists to create a commemorative work of art that blends the essence of Jordan wines with the flavor of each city. Since its inception, Jordan Vineyard & Winery has been a strong supporter of art and culture, ranging from culinary to music to visual arts. As part of its 40th anniversary celebration, Jordan Vineyard & Winery reaffirms its patronage of the creative community, by inviting New York artists to create a work of art that combines Jordan Vineyard & Winery’s signature wine legacy with New York’s distinctive brand of culture, architecture and design.

“New York is a city near and dear to me. Some of the significant moments of my life have taken place in Manhattan,” says John Jordan, chief executive officer and proprietor of Jordan Vineyard & Winery. “I am proud to have friends in every circle, from arts and entertainment to sports to food and wine. For me, every visit to Manhattan is an opportunity to discover and experience something new. The 4 on 4 Art Competition allows me to take that to the next level.”

Artists must submit a sketch or digital drawing of their proposed work of art by March 23. A panel of NYFA experts will select the top five proposed works of art, which will be unveiled at a private Jordan 40th anniversary event at the Dream Downtown in April. The 4 on 4 Art Top 5 artists will then execute their proposed artworks over the course of four weeks. A panel of renowned art experts and celebrity judges will select the grand prize winner from among the five finalists.

The grand prize winner will receive $7,000, two first runners-up awards of $1,000 each and two second runners-up awards of $500 each.

The deadline for submissions for the New York competition is March 23, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Artists must live and work in greater New York metropolitan area to be eligible. For a complete list of competition guidelines and submission instructions, please visit the 4 on 4 New York project page.

4 on 4 New York Proposed Works (3/23/12)

Felipe Galindo, Top 5 Finalist: Medium: mixed media (collage, watercolor, acrylic and ink) on paper.

4 on 4 New York Top 5 Finalists (4/5/12)

Stella Chang, Top 5 Finalist: Medium: Hand illustration + digital application & appropriation
In addition to cash prizes, winning artists will be featured in two art exhibitions, publicity campaigns and Jordan 40th anniversary commemorative gifts. The grand prize-winning work of art will be transformed into a limited-edition piece for Jordan’s New York area customers.

A collection of the proposed sketches and the artists’ final works will be unveiled at 4 on 4 Top 5, a public exhibition and Jordan wine tasting event, to be hosted in New York in mid-May. A people’s choice award will also be given for the top artwork selected by event guests. The 4 on 4 Top 5 event is complimentary and open to the public.

“As we begin our 41st year, NYFA is thrilled to partner with John Jordan and Jordan Winery to help them celebrate their 40th,” says Mark Rossier, deputy director of NYFA. “Art always makes a great gift, and we look forward to providing some beautiful images to Jordan Winery for their anniversary celebration.”

For more information about the 4 on 4 Art Competition, please visit our national news release.

Follow the competition on your favorite social media site:

Jordan Vineyard & Winery – @jordanwinery
New York Foundation for the Arts – @NYFAcurrent
4 on 4 Hashtag: #40n4art



Inspired by the masterful wine, food and hospitality of France, Tom and Sally Jordan followed their hearts from Colorado to California’s bourgeoning wine country in 1972. That spring, they signed the deed on their first piece of land in Alexander Valley on the very same day their son, John, was born. They quickly planted their first vineyard with a vision for creating a singular Cabernet Sauvignon that could rival the finest wines of Bordeaux. When the first vintage of Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon debuted, it was an immediate success due to its elegance and early approachability, as well as its affinity for food. The Jordan family has spent the last four decades quietly building a reputation for relentless quality, graceful ageability and remarkable consistency vintage after vintage. For more information, visit

Founded in 1971, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) empowers artists at critical stages in their creative lives. NYFA serves individual artists by offering direct financial assistance, professional development and information and resources to artists and organizations that serve artists; supports arts programs in the community; and builds collaborative relationships with others who advocate for the arts in New York State and throughout the country. For more information, please visit