Orcas Island artist’s work featured on beer bottles

Christine Lee's art.

An Orcas Island artist has been selected by the Blue Moon Brewing Company to help celebrate the company’s 20 years of brewing.

Christine Lee of Cedar Hill Road, Eastsound, and Seattle, is one of 20 artists nation-wide to have their art selected to adorn bottles of Blue Moon beer this summer. The brewery, based in Golden, Co., unveiled the artwork July 1.

The art selection was based on creativity and expression. The one criterion of the competition was that each piece of art had to have a blue moon in the rendering. The beer with the new artwork is available on Orcas Island.

Lee, a printmaker, studied at Syracuse University and worked as an artist and designer for exhibit group Giltspur, a maker of trade show booths. She later was the art director of Dillon Works, a design and fabrication shop in Mukilteo, Wash. She has continued to study printmaking in the last few years and recently had her opening show in Shoreline, Wash. Her artwork is available at the Columbia City Gallery in Seattle.

The Blue Moon artwork is also found at www.facebook.com/bluemoon where viewers can vote for their favorite piece. The top 10 vote recipients will advance to a juried show, and a $20,000 grant will be awarded to the winner. All the artwork was recently presented at a show in New York City.

Lee lives with her husband Kevin and son Max.