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Artist of the Year

CAA Artists earn points from entering and placing in our bimonthly art shows. At the end of the year, the CAA artist who has earned the most points is awarded "Artist of the Year". We celebrate their accomplishment with a special reception, their name added to our perpetual plaque, and a solo art show.

Lori Alarcon

2022

Artist of the Year

Lori’s interest in art began as soon as she “could hold a pencil” and she experimented with every medium. In high school, she served as an illustrator for the school newspaper and learned oil painting in art class. At Cal State Long Beach, she earned a degree in Fine Art and Graphic Design. Lori goes through phases working in her favorite mediums and techniques, including oils, watercolors, acrylic, ink, airbrush, pastels, digital art and glass. She hopes her art brings beauty and positivity into the world and inspires others to create art as well.

Lori's CAA Artist Page

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Lani Britain

2021

Artist of the Year

Lani is CAA's Gallery Gift Shop Coordinator, and comes from a family of artists. Lani’s mediums of choice include a variety of 2-D applications, including oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, pencil, and charcoal. Additionally, Lani is an avid photographer, seamstress, and gardener. When reflecting on what she hopes her art brings to the world, she says , “happiness, joy, and an appreciation for all of the wonders of nature and the natural world”.

Lani's CAA Artist Page

Janet Griffith

2020

Artist of the Year

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Bill Gorajia

2019

Artist of the Year

Norma White

2018

Artist of the Year

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