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Treasure Artist

Annually, Treasure Artists of the Year are nominated by the community and their peers for "outstanding achievement in a chosen artistic medium including the performing, visual, musical, literary and theater arts".

Treasure Artists are selected by the Cultural and Fine Arts Commission and honored at a reception.

1983 - Marian Brackenridge (Sculptor) & Ted Christensen, Painter
1984 - MFK. Fisher (Writer)& James Vanderbilt, Painter
1985 - Anthony Stellon, Sculptor
1986 - Dan Ruggles, Musician
1987 - Irma Wallem, Writer
1988 - C. Carl Jennings, Metalsmith
1989 - Helene Minelli, Painter
1990 - Otto Hitzberger, Sculptor
1991 - Linus Maurer, Cartoonist
1992 - Norton Buffalo, Musician
1993 - James Griewe, Choral Conductor
1994 - Stanley Mouse, Painter; & Fred Parker, Painter
1995 - Jo Anne Connor-Metzger, Musician
1996 - Antoinette Kuhry, Founder Sonoma City Opera
1997 - Ray Jocobsen, Painter
1998 - Beverly Prevost, Ceramicist
1999 - Kate Kennedy, Actress & Director
2000 - Jim Callahan, Sculptor
2001 - Beth Marie Deenihan, Dance
2002 - Cynthia Hipkiss, Ceramicist
2003 - Chester Arnold, Artist & Teacher
2004 - Roger & Diana Rhoten, Theater and Teachers
2005 - Keith Wicks, Painter
2006 - Janis Kobe, Illustrative Artist and teacher
2007 - Richard Schneider, Musician and founder of the Hometown Band
2008 - Linda Rawls, Costume Designer
2009 - Lin Lipetz, Painter, Ceramicist, Instructor
2010 - Gayle Manfre, Artist, Teacher, Muralist
2011 - Dennis Ziemienski, Teacher, Painter and Muralist
2012 - Barbara Jacobsen, Visual Artist and Teacher
2013 - David Aguilar, Musician
2014 - Thena Trygstad, Artist and Teacher
2015 - Barbara White Perry, Artist and Author
2016 - Dick Cole, Watercolor Artist and Illustrator
2017 - Peter Hansen, Filmmaker
2018 - Barbara McElroy, Musician, Conductor and Teacher (learn more)
2019 - Cynthia Tarr, Music Director and Performer (learn more)
2020 - Betty Ann Ka’ihilani Bruno, Dancer and Performer (learn more)

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