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Dorothy Indelicato Art Show continues thru Sunday
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Gerald Boyd’s “Larry’s Barber Shop” painting took Best of Show and first place in the Dorothy Indelicato Fine Art Show, which will run through Sunday at Delicato Wine Tasting Room.

Some of the area’s top artists currently have their work prominently displayed in the Dorothy Indelicato Fine Art Show.

Included at the 34th annual event at the Delicato Tasting Room – held in memory of the late family matriarch – was the painting by representational artist Gerald Boyd, who earned Best of Show along with first place for his piece entitled “Larry’s Barber Shop.”

He also earned top honors in seascape category for “Tidying Up the Moon.”

The event was open to creators of original art pieces that were produced in the past three years. Boyd and others were allowed to submit up to five pieces – the mediums accepted were that of acrylic watercolor, pastel, oil, charcoal, and ink.

Besides seascape, the other categories in the Fine Art Show are landscape, floral, portrait, animal, whimsical, and other. Boyd’s Best of Show entry was in the latter.

The Fine Art Show concludes on Sunday.

“We enjoy continuing the tradition of honoring Dorothy Indelicato and celebrating local artists,” said Tasting Room Manager Sierra Culis. “We look forward to more entries each year.”

More than 135 entries were submitted this season with just over 85 of them on display at in tasting room. All pieces on display are for sale, as priced by the artist.

Tonia Hemme, a realism style artist out of Merced, took first place with both “Calla Lily’ (floral) and “Merino Sundown Glow” (animal).

Carole Kamerer, a commercial artist who enjoys working with watercolors not to mention a longtime regular at the Delicato Fine Art Show, took first place with her “Wildest Dreams” (whimsical) piece.

The other first-place prize winners were Lucy Leiva Bengson with “Solitaire Soul” (landscape) and Kandi Thompson with “Julia” (portrait).”

This year’s judge was Debbie Wardrope, a Bay Area native and longtime Pleasanton resident. She’s always loved art, and her work has received numerous awards over the years.

On Boyd’s Best of Show piece, the judge favored the use of light in “Larry’s Barber Shop,” which provided detail and depth.

Wardrope added that the scene Boyd created with the barber shop was one “she could step right into,” Culis recalled.

Delicato, open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, is located just off Highway 99 at the French Camp Road exit four miles north of Manteca.

The local winery at 12001 S. Highway 99 is celebrating its 100th year anniversary.