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Entries sought for 31st annual show

Manteca’s premiere art show — the 31st Annual Dorothy Indelicato Fine Art Show — takes place Feb. 2-22.

The art show is named in honor of the late Dorothy Indelicato who paired her family’s successful wine business with community service. Indelicato, who founded the fine art show, passed away in 2017

Her long list of community endeavors included a number of arts related concerns such as the Stockton Symphony Association, Manteca Mayor’s Committee on the Arts, and the Symphony Comes to Manteca.

Artists who would like to participate in the contest are encouraged to bring their entries to the Delicato Tasting on Frontage Road on the southwest corner of the French Camp Road and Highway 99 interchange Jan. 12-23.  An application may be obtained by phoning, e-mailing, or visiting the Wine Tasting Room in Manteca. It is also posted on the website:

Up to five pieces of art 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. 23 awards ceremony.

The judge for 2018 is Peggy Kroll-Roberts who is presently teaching still-life and figure workshops with Plein Air Liaison. An award-winning artist, Kroll-Roberts was trained at Arizona State University and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.  She worked as a fashion and advertising illustrator before making the transition into fine art. Using intense color and value to accentuate her subject, she moved into fine art with a bold palette, a love for small paintings, and a very loose style that achieves a lot with a few very energetic brush strokes.

Numerous styles of art from many West Coast artists will be on display at Delicato Fine Art Show. There is free admission to the public. Visitors will be encouraged to taste the latest wine releases while viewing and casting a vote for their favorite piece of art. The winning artist will receive the coveted Visitors' Choice Award,

 All art in this show will be available for sale on a first come first sale basis.

Delicato Vineyards is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and is on Highway 99 (exit 246), four miles north of Manteca.