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Painting of the Year Winners – 2021

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Painting of the Year contest and a big thank you to the members who entered over 200 paintings! Thank you to our judge,

Anthony “Tony” Rogone, NWS CWA

for bringing his unique perspective to our winning line-up in the seven categories. I wish to thank to all the members and non-members who entered, voted and enjoyed our presentations every month.

Alyslynn Lemke

Painting of the Month/Year Coordinator 2020 – 2021

Best of the Year

Good Morning SacramentoLucinda Johnson

Abstract and Other

1stNorth CoastAin Veske
2ndAbstract SunriseNancy Riedell
3rdSimple PleasurePira Guity
Honorable MentionColor CascadeAlyslynn Lemke
Honorable MentionClear Water StreamMelissa Doyel
Honorable MentionRandom DanceElaine Schaefer Hudson
Honorable MentionMirageAin Veske
Honorable MentionPoppilyAlex Aruj


1st FearJoann Lindelof
2ndFall Colors and KoiMelissa Doyel
3rdAll Dressed UpMelissa Doyel
Honorable MentionAlpacaDiane Pargament
Honorable MentionNicholasGalen Hazelhofer
Honorable MentionLone SoldierKaren Keys
Honorable MentionDucks at ChautlaAlex Aruj

Buildings and Machinery

1stDrawbridgeMichael Friedland
2ndRed Umbrella, MonacoLiz D'Amelio
3rdEppie'sDavid Peterson
Honorable MentionClarksville 3 Move-in ReadyAlyslynn Lemke

Landscape and Seascape

1stSeasonsMary Wang-Steele
2ndCascadesAlyslynn Lemke
3rdWest Shore Wright's LakeLucinda Johnson
Honorable MentionYosemite ViewDiane Pargament
Honorable MentionBuoy on a Beach, CornwallPeter Rodgers
Honorable MentionSalisburyPeter Rodgers
Honorable MentionGoldenrod Rainy DayLiz D'Amelio
Honorable MentionEnd of the RoadDavid Peterson


1stWatchingJan Atwood-Ramey
2ndHis PhoneHelen Plenert
3rdLost in ThoughtJan Atwood-Ramey
Honorable MentionThe One Got AwayDiane Pargament
Honorable MentionJordanTeresa Edwards
Honorable MentionInheritanceJan Atwood-Ramey
Honorable MentionKayana and KittyColleen Reynolds
Honorable MentionSofiaLisa Flannery
Honorable MentionThe TinsmithJan Atwood-Ramey

Plants and Flowers

1stYellow BurstKaren Keys
2ndHillcrest FlowersJo Kopp
3rdAutumn LivesKaren Keys
Honorable MentionWild IrisPhyllis Orzalli
Honorable MentionSunflower DuetAlysLynn Lemke
Honorable MentionSun CatcherRuth Holton-Hodson
Honorable MentionSucculentsPhyllis Orzalli
Honorable MentionMy LiliesNancy Paul
Honorable MentionEvergreensAlysLynn Lemke

Still Life and Indoors

1st Opa's Gluing tableHelen Plenert
2ndLegacyRonnie Rector
3rdDaffodilsMaria Porter
Honorable MentionSunflowersDiane Pargament
Honorable MentionStainless IIRonnie Rector
Honorable MentionThree PearsGalen Hazelhofer
Honorable MentionWhen A Pear Is Not A PairKandi Thompson
Honorable MentionBeautiful on the InsideSusy Soulies