MANTECA – A Rancho Cordova artist came up big in Delicato Family Vineyards' 24th annual Fine Art Show, taking best of show honors, two first-place finishes, and a second-place finish.
Kandi Thompson's paintings were part of the more than 200 pieces of fine art received by the Manteca winery since the end of December. The accepted art will be on display at the winery's tasting room in Manteca from Jan. 15 to Feb. 4.
Delicato visitors and friends of the artists are welcome to visit, taste wine, and vote for their favorite piece of art during the next three weeks. Voting ends Feb. 3 and the artist collecting the most votes will win the Visitors' Choice Award.
All art in the show is for sale and priced reasonably from $90 to $5,000.
An awards ceremony will be Feb. 4 and art lovers and wine tasting visitors will be encouraged to visit with artists 2 to 4 p.m. that day.
"Our judge, James Crandall of Cool has had a long career as a concept illustrator in the advertising and motion-picture industry," said Dorothy Indelicato of Delicato Family Vineyards. "In recent years he has shifted to traditional easel painting. Five years ago he and his wife decided to move from Pasadena to Northern California to enjoy the slower pace of a small town. James enjoys wine very much and is extremely interested in how the winery industry works. His plans include having his art pieces in most of Northern California's wine tasting rooms."
Delicato Family Vineyards is located just off Highway 99 at the French Camp Road exit, four miles north of Manteca. The tasting room, where the art is displayed, is open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. seven days a week. Guests are encouraged to come and enjoy the art with a glass of wine.
Visit http://www.delicato.com/ to learn more about Delicato Family Vineyards. And visit http://www.JamesCrandall.FineArtStudioOnLine.com to learn more about Crandall.