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Artist of the Year 2017
Each month at the SAAG general meeting a particular style of art is chosen and SAAG members are invited to submit a piece that is voted on by members at the meeting. From this, the Guild choses an artist of the month, first, second and third place.

In April of each year, all the winners compete to become the Artist of the Year.
Christy Owens
Artist of the Year 2017

“I’m an autistic artist,” Christy Owens said by way of introducing herself. Christy, 23, is the Artist of the Year 2017. She’s mostly self-taught, she said, though she’s taken classes “here and there”. She’s been a SAAG member about three years. You’ll often see her dad in tow.

Christy’s expressive cat, “Oliver“, created using graphite, was the first place winner.

Second place went to Trisha Bergen for her fused glass plate of a dichroic horse on an iridized background.

Judy Trottier placed third with her oil portrait of a "Little Fisherman".
Artist of the Month for September 2017
September's Category
Ceramic Artists
First Place
Karen Palmer
Second Place
Doris Vaughn
Third Place
Diane Taylor
Artist of the Month for October 2017
First Place
Ted Flemming
Second Place
David Ehlan
Third Place
Dan Chevez
Artist of the Month for November 2017
First Place (left)
Annie Wakser
Second Place (center)
Ursela Gurau
Third Place (right)
Marti Norman
Artist of the Month for January 2018
First Place
Linda Heidingsfelder
Second Place
Giac d'Acquisto
Third Place
Christel Brumann
Artist of the Month for February 2018
First Place (left)
Charlotte Landis
Second Place (center)
Peg Wells
Third Place (right)
Diane C. Taylor
Artist of the Month for March 2018
First Place (left)
Vivian Paric
Second Place (center)
Dolorese Vaughn
Third Place (right)
Sandy Acre
Upcoming Artist of the Month Competitions: 
​November - Representational Art - Painting and Colored Drawing Media  December - Jewelry
January - Mixed Media Collage and Assemblage  February - Abstract and Nonrepresentational Painting   March - Fiber and Glass Art
Roberto Miliano
Artist of the Year 2018

Artist of the Month for May 2018
First Place (left)
Jim Morris
Second Place (center)
Paul McNiece
Third Place (right)
Linda Burr
Artist of the Month for June 2018
First Place (left)
Jim Morris
Second Place (center right)
Carol Lucas
Third Place (center left)
Linda Burr
Third Place (left)
Mo Green