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Annual Fine Art Show Planned At Delicato

Delicato Family Vineyards is hosting its 32nd annual Fine Art Show. The public is encouraged to visit the judged art that will be on display throughout the Tasting Room. All art in this show will be available for sale on a first come basis.

Artists who would like to participate in the art show are to submit entries to the Delicato Tasting Room from Jan. 11 through Jan. 22, 2020. An application may be obtained by phoning, e-mailing, or visiting the Tasting Room in Manteca. It is also posted on the Tasting Room website:

Up to five pieces per artist may be entered ($9 per entry) in the competition. The Fine Art Show is open to entries by the creators of original art produced within the last three years. The Manteca Tasting Room staff will be accepting entries from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mediums of acrylic, watercolor, pastel, oil, charcoal or ink will be accepted. Judging of the original pieces in the categories of Landscape, Floral, Portrait, Animals, Whimsical, Seascape and Other will be held on Friday, Jan. 25. If all categories receive sufficient entries, 20 awards totaling over $1,600 will be presented at the Feb. 22 awards ceremony.

The judge for 2020 is Susan Stephenson. Best known for the panoramic oil paintings she develops from direct observation, Stephenson uses scenery from her everyday life and transforms it through an exploration of color and light. She teaches in the Art Department at California State University, Stanislaus.

Numerous styles of art from many West Coast artists will be on display at the Delicato Fine Art Show. Visitors will be encouraged to taste the latest wine releases and cast a vote for their favorite piece of art. The winning artist will receive the coveted Visitors’ Choice Award.

Delicato Vineyards is off Highway 99 at Exit 246, four miles north of Manteca and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.