Space Time Mead & Cider Works Announces Winner of Label Art Competition

Space Time Mead & Cider Works is pleased to announce Megan Runco of Scranton as the winner of the Third Annual Space Time Mead & Cider Works Label Art Competition. Runco’s piece Fragility in Bloom won both the Judges’ Selection and the People’s Choice Selection out of 16 entries.

The winning artwork. Created using pencil and alcohol inks on yupo paper.

This year’s theme is the “Overview Effect,” which is the shift in perspective that astronauts experience in observing Earth from space. “Many people experienced their own perspectives and priorities shifting because of the global pandemic,” said Dan Schreffler, President/Winemaker of Space Time Mead & Cider Works. “Megan’s work really captured both a different way to view the world and a hope for a better future.”

Runco’s artwork will be featured on the label of a wine named “The Overview Effect.” The style and release date of the wine are yet to be determined. “This artwork needs a special wine worthy of the label Megan created,” added Schreffler.

“I felt very excited and honored to have my art selected to be a part of a great local product,” said Runco. “The work was inspired from the fragile, yet important role flowers and pollination play in the balance of life. I wanted this piece to represent something so important yet quite delicate.”

Dan Schreffler of Space Time Mead & Cider Works presenting $200 check to Brent Guzik, Communications Manager, Everhart Museum.

The competition raised $200, which was donated the Everhart Museum.  “The Everhart Museum is grateful to Space Time Mead & Cider Works for its dedication to promoting and celebrating local artists, as well as for its generous contribution to the Everhart’s mission of educating, inspiring, and enriching our community through natural history, science, art, and humanities,” said Brent Guzik, Everhart Museum communications manager.

Spacetime Mead & Cider Works Label Competition

Space Time Mead & Cider Works is sponsoring its 3rd Annual Label Art Competition. All proceeds from the contest will go to the Everhart Museum. Prizes will be given to the winners.

This year’s theme is the “Overview Effect” – a shift in perspective, attributed to astronauts “experiencing firsthand the reality of the Earth in space, which is immediately understood to be a tiny, fragile ball of life, “hanging in the void”, shielded and nourished by a paper-thin atmosphere.”

“I found by talking with our customers, vendors, and family that there has been a realignment of priorities as a result of the pandemic and other transformative events that occurred in the past year.” Says Dan Schreffler. “The change in day-to-day interactions, recovering from serious illnesses, accidents, and other losses have forced us to question how we spend our time and challenge us to make positive quality of life changes.”

The competition entry deadline is August 1, 2021. The winner will be announced in August. All official competition rules, forms and dates can be found by visiting