More than 80 pieces of fine art are currently on display in the Delicto Wine Tasting Room until Saturday, Feb. 17. Over 160 entries submitted this season have been judged with over 80 accepted for display. There is a vast selection of themes ranging from landscapes, farm life and wild animals to portraits and more. All art displayed is available for purchase.
Dorothy Indelicato always loved how art and wine brought the community together in a positive way. She found it very rewarding to see artists and winery guests enjoying conversation that connected wine with art. She was inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame in 1993 for her many years of promoting the arts in the local community.
The art exhibit remains on display in the winery’s Tasting Room through Saturday, Feb. 17. All Delicato visitors and friends of the artists are welcome to view as well as vote for their favorite piece of art. The artist who collects the most visitor votes by Thursday, Feb. 15 will receive a $100 Delicato Gift Card.
Beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, art enthusiasts and wine tasting visitors will be encouraged to visit with the artists and the judge during the Delicato Art Show Awards Ceremony. At 3 p.m., awards will be presented to the ribbon winners in the Tuscan Room. The reception gives visitors to the show a chance to talk with the artists about their work. This year’s judge, Tina Moore, is also planning to be in attendance.
Delicato Vineyards is in Manteca, off Highway 99 at French Camp Road. The Tasting Room is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The Best of Show this year was awarded to artist Jack M. Brown of Manteca for his work in pencil, titled Last Cattle Drive.
Other honors were presented in the categories of Landscape, Floral, Portrait, Animals, Whimsical and Other with artists from Ripon, Stockton, Manteca, Lodi, Lathrop and more. In the ‘Other’ category, Oakdale artist Carol Earle took first place honors with her pastel piece titled Jelly Jar.