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Delicato photography show entries sought
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Delicato Vineyards is holding its 14th Annual Photography Show from Monday, June 28, through Saturday, July 24.

Competition is open to entries by amateur and professional photographers, which will be judged jointly. There will be over $1,000 in cash and gift certificate awards presented to the winners for their original photographs in the following categories:

•Landscape nature
• People/ portrait
• Travel architecture
• Animals
• Manteca scenes “Found Moments”
• Other

Photographers are encouraged to participate by phoning, faxing or e-mailing for an entry blank. The application is also available on website: Five pieces per photographer may be mailed or brought in with the entry fee, to the Delicato Tasting Room until Friday, June 18. The public is invited to attend the awards ceremony on Saturday, July 24, at 2 p.m.

Chuck Pivetti from Carmichael will be judging entries this year. Pivetti earned a degree in Civil Engineering from Stanford and a Master of Administration from UC Riverside. He was a Naval officer during the Korean War and a Highway and Transportation Engineer in California. In 1939, he developed his first role of film in his mom’s laundry trays on the back porch of their rural home and has been hooked on photography ever since. A portfolio of images can be viewed at under “Individual Showcases.” He has never adopted a particular photographic style nor concentrated on a particular subject matter, but photographs anything and everything. Pivetti’s photo tours include most recently, Costa Rica, Indochina and San Diego Wild Animal Park. Other tours have taken him to Italy, Africa, New England, Coyote Buttes, Central Oregon and other points in the United States and around the world.

From June 28 through July 24 the public is invited to view the judged and accepted photographs while sipping the newest wine releases. Delicato Vineyards is located on Highway 99, four miles North of Manteca, exit French Camp Road. The tasting room, where the photographs will be displayed, is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Viewing admission is free.