2023 Annie Award Winners

Arts Education

Netaniel Draiblate

Arts Leadership

Donna Anderson

Arts Maverick

Nicole Caracia

Arts Patron

Martha Blaxall

Historic Arts

William F. Rowel

Literary Arts

Laura Kamoie

Performing Arts

Nicole Kelsch

Visual Arts

Ardythe Jolliff

Lifetime Achievement

Betty McGinnis

2019 Annie Award Winners

Arts Patron – Mary P. Johnson

Mary Johnson has been a fixture in the Anne Arundel County arts scene for decades; both personally and professionally as the local Baltimore Sun Arts Correspondent.

Performing Arts – Ronald J. Gretz

Maestro Gretz has served as the Artistic Director for the Annapolis Opera for the past thirty- six years and will be celebrating his retirement at the conclusion of the 2020 Season.

Literary Arts – Grace Cavalieri

Maryland Poet Laureate and Author Grace Cavalieri has celebrated forty-two years as the Founder of “The Poet and the Poem”, which is the longest running Poetry series in the history of broadcasting.

Visual Arts – David Lawton

David Lawton is a gifted Portrait and Plein Air artist and teacher who has shared his expertise with the local senior community for decades; he now serves as the President of the Maryland Society of Portrait Painters.

Arts Educator – Matilda Jane Kraemer

Matilda Jane Kraemer is a pianist, organist, teacher, author, composer, watercolor artist, poet and choral director who has been an educator for over sixty years.

Historic Arts – Joan Cass Beck

Joan Cass Beck, a former Trustee and Preservationist with AACPL, was a driving force behind the Gold Star Collection of rare historic materials soon to be dedicated at the Annapolis Regional Library.

Arts Excellence in Leadership – Lee Anderson and Patti White

Lee Anderson & Patti White, Founding Directors of both the Annapolis Film Festival and Filmsters Academy, are a tour de force in attracting legendary talent to Annapolis & the mid-Atlantic region.

Maverick Award – Jeff Huntington

Jeff Huntington is a true avant-garde artist whose body of work and passion continue to ignite the heart and soul of the local arts community.

Lifetime Achievement – Josephine Barker

Josephine “Jo” Barker has served as a pillar of the Northern Arundel County Arts Community for decades; the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum, the Greater Women’s Club of Linthicum Heights, and Maryland Federation of Women’s Clubs have greatly benefited from her time and expertise.

2017 Annie Award Winners

Arts Patron

Wally Treiber

Arts Educator

Helen Smith Tarchalski

Visual Arts

Yumi Hogan

Literary Arts

Christopher Scotton

Performing Arts

Jeanne Kelley

Lifetime Achievement

Christopher Nelson

Historic Arts

Robert Clark

2015 Annie Award Winners

Arts Patron

Frank & Sharon Arsenault

Arts Educator

Judi Fey

Visual Arts

Casey Johnson

Literary Arts

Robert Timberg

Performing Arts

Anna Binneweg

Lifetime Achievement

Ellen Moyer

Historic Arts

Gregory Stiverson

2014 Annie Award Winners

Arts Patron

Keren Davison Dement

Arts Educator

Lori Snyder

Visual Arts

David Diaz

Literary Arts

Lynn Schwartz

Performing Arts

Edd Miller

Lifetime Achievement

Fred Geil

Historic Arts

Janice Hayes Williams

Arts Philanthropist

John and Cathy Belcher

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