Pinot’s Palette Honors Top Franchisees at National Conference

Fastest Growing International Paint-and-Sip Franchise Celebrates Best of 2014

March 19, 2015 // // HOUSTON – Proving that great art makes great business, Pinot’s Palette - the fastest growing paint-and-sip franchise in the nation and internationally - recognized its top artists and business owners recently at the third annual Pinot’s Palette National Conference and Retreat in Galveston, Texas.

Franchisees Chris and Emma Harvey, of Ridgewood, N.J., received the chain’s highest honor, The Decanter Award, presented to the franchise group that best represents the company’s values.

“Decanter is the vessel that brings out the ‘values’ of wine,” said Craig Ceccanti, CEO and Co-founder of Pinot’s Palette. “Chris and Emma exhibit our values with their infectious personalities that are 110 percent invested in the system.”

Franchisee Mollie Noe, of Louisville, Ky., received the Picasso Award for having the most paintings accepted into the Pinot’s Palette master library of art that is made available for use by all franchises in the Pinot’s Palette system.

Stephanie Sewell and Kathy Guccione, of Valencia, Calif., received the Impressionism Award recognizing outstanding marketing.

Reed and Judy Alewel, of Henderson, Nev., received the Smooth Strokes Award for the most successful and seamless studio development and grand opening.

Golden Brush Awards, recognizing the top studios for 2014 sales, went to:

  • First place BYOB (One room): Colleen Carlee of Montclair, N.J.
  • First place BYOB (Two room): Debra Nemec and Kelly Flowers of Leawood, Kan.
  • First place bar (One room): Dorothy and Fred Fadell and Richard Barton of Ellis Street, N.Y.
  • First place bar (Two room): Lisa and Ben Riley of Riverwalk, Okla.

“In reality, all of our franchisees are winners, but these franchisees represent the best of what Pinot’s Palette is all about,” said Charles Willis, Co-founder and President of Pinot’s Palette. “The passion and commitment represented by these franchise owners serves as an example of why Pinot’s Palette has become the fastest growing paint-and-sip franchise in the U.S. and now, thanks to our recent expansion into Canada, internationally.”

About Pinot’s Palette

Pinot's Palette is a pioneer of the paint and sip experience – a revolutionary way to enjoy art and wine, meet new people and bond with friends. With more than 100 locations across 31 states and Canada, and new locations popping up monthly, Pinot’s Palette is the world’s fastest growing paint and sip franchise. Guests enjoy a no-experience-required art class - all supplies included - directed by trained, local artists, who guide guests step-by-step through a featured painting. By bringing fun, modern and creative ideas to their events, Pinot’s Palette curates a unique, rewarding experience while providing a worthwhile contribution to the community. For more information, visit

SOURCE Pinot’s Palette

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