As part of the 2007 Biannual Public Art and Mural Symposium held in Manteca, we had an invitational mural competition. Eight North American artists were asked to paint 5ft X 8ft murals that depicted the bounty of the Central Valley. These eight murals are now hanging in the Manteca Senior Center at 295 Cherry Lane.
June Sands, a local artist from Ripon who designed the Seal for the County of San Joaquin at the age of thirteen, presented “Backyard Harvest.” The mural shows a farmer by an orchard with Mount Diablo in the background. Of all the entries in the competition, this one truly feels like our area of the Central Valley. Great job capturing our family farms!