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Durlynn Anema: Galt’s busy September arrives

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Posted: Sunday, September 3, 2017 7:30 am

Two events occurring in Galt in September are quite different — an art tour and a car show.

On Sept. 16 and 17 for the second year Galt Area Artists are participating in the Sac Open Studios Tour which is self-guided. The number of artists has doubled with some unique creations and styles. They will be showing between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day at four locations — the Galt-Martin O. Lawrence Library, The C Street Deli, the Galt Herald, and Schumacher Ceramics. The tour’s free catalog contains maps with each location and can be picked up at the Library, the Deli and the Herald.

Attendees are eligible to win a prize if they visit all seven locations on the tour which includes the locations outside of Galt.

Each artist has a unique talent. Tracy Di Vita has an extensive background in drawing and painting. Her emphasis is on animal portraiture but she also does lifelike, colorful still life of food. She has won many awards and has shown throughout California.

Allison Gerrity captures travel images in acrylic and watercolor paintings. Her subjects range from wild burros and grain elevators to baseball parks and camping scenes. She will show at Barsetti Tasting Room.

Judy Knott uses oils and mixed media in artwork that has been called painterly, inventive, fun and colorful with wit thrown in on the side. Her paintings have shown throughout California, at the Crocker Art Museum and the California State Fair. Judy and Tracy share studio space during the tour.

Darrell O’Sullivan feels his landscape photography “represents an ideal vision of reality.” He has won Best in Show and first places in black and white photography in numerous shows.

Juliet Rodriguez specializes in photo realism portraits using both graphite and paint. She has won several first place awards and was a featured artist at the Lodi Community Art Center. She has spearheaded several art projects for Galt as Chair of the Galt Youth Commission.

Sonya and Robert Schumacher recently opened Schumacher Ceramics on Lincoln Way, Galt. Their pieces range from decorative to functional and are in collections throughout the country.

Roxanne Young is a fiber artist. Her work consists of hand-dyed natural fibers as she focuses on colors and textures in relation to light and the rainbow spectrum. She lives and works in Isleton.


The third annual Galt “Drive Down Memory Lane” Car Show returns to the Galt area on Sept. 23. Once again it will be at McFarland Ranch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

And there still is time to enter any vehicle produced in 1972 or before. This means all types of vehicles can be entered in the car show as long as they are of 1972 vintage or older — regular automobiles, pickups, muscle cars, and vintage campers and trailers. That is quite a collection of vehicles to view! Should be fascinating.

This unique show is sponsored by Radial Tire of Elk Grove. Ten Dash Plaques are given for the top 10 vehicles in the show. Eight judges (and no one knows who they are) will wander around the vehicles to select three favorites. Their nominations then will be reviewed to find the top 10 vehicles for the entire show.

All entrants receive a Goodie Bag which will contain a T-shirt, certificate for a free oil change (up to $35), one cup of coffee, two muffins and a hot dog lunch ticket.

Do you have a vehicle matching this description? Registration fee is $20. You can receive a registration form by calling the Galt Historical Society at 209-745-1477 or going to their email:

Set up time starts at 7 a.m. McFarland Ranch is at 8899 Orr Road which is off Christensen Road in Galt.

Plan to enter or simply come to view the older vehicles. The show is free.


The Harriet Chalmers Adams Society is holding a last birthday luncheon for Harriet on Saturday, Oct. 7 at noon at O’Connor Woods Dining Hall as a salute to its founder.

The Society was founded by Martha Mallery in the 1980’s when she discovered Harriet Chalmers Adams’ scrapbooks in the Stockton Library. She was fascinated by this Stockton native who was an explorer in the early 1900s and felt Harriet’s accomplishments needed to be recognized.

Each year the Society has held a “birthday party” for Harriet in October (she was born inon October 22, 1875). They also raised money for a bust of Harriet which is on the mezzanine of the Ceasar Chavez Library in Stockton. I wrote two books about Harriet.

If you are interested in attending the luncheon call me at 209-912-4053 or email me:

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