Thursday, Jan. 7 is the final day to submit artwork for the upcoming Delicato Vineyards Fine Arts Show.
The Manteca-based vineyard will host its 28th annual fine arts show from Wednesday, Jan. 13 through Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016.
Artists who would like to participate in the contest have just one more day to bring their entries, with last minute submissions due on Thursday, Jan. 7. Artwork should be brought to Delicato, on Highway 99, four miles north of Manteca. An application blank may be obtained by phoning, e-mailing, or visiting the Wine Tasting Room in Manteca. It is also posted on the website: www.dfvtastingroom.com.
Judging of the original pieces in the categories of Landscape, Wine/Grapes, Portrait, Animals, Whimsical, and Other will be held Saturday, Jan. 9. Mediums of acrylic, watercolor, pastel, oil, charcoal or ink will be accepted. If all categories receive sufficient entries, 20 awards totaling over $1,600 will be presented at the Feb. 6 awards ceremony.
Up to five pieces of art per artist may be entered in the competition, with an entry fee of $9 per piece. The contest is open to entries by the creators of original art produced within the last three years. The Manteca Tasting Room staff will accept entries from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The public is encouraged to visit the judged art that will be on display beginning Jan. 13 throughout the Tasting Room. All art in this show will be available for sale on a first come, first sale basis. Admission is free and the tasting room is open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.