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Judith­Ann Saks Named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who's Who

Ms. Saks has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of art

    HOUSTON, TX, October 12, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name Ms. Judith-Ann Saks a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished list, Ms. Saks celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Ms. Saks was born on December 20, 1943, in Anniston Alabama. She studied at Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University: BFA, majors in Painting and Sculpture; Art Editor, The Tiresian, 1965; Scholars and Fellows Program; and Member Fine Arts Committee for Student Center. She also studied at the University of Houston - Seven semester Art courses, including Post Baccalaureate work. While studying at the University of Houston, Ms. Saks established and was Curator of the student art collection. Before attending Newcomb, she audited one semester of Architecture and English at Rice University, She also studied at the Texas Academy of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, including one semester on scholarship awarded by The Houston Chronicle. Her website is

Ms. Saks enjoyed a long, successful career as an artist. She was the artist for the Official American Revolution Bicentennial Project for the Port of Houston Authority, consisting of 6 paintings depicting the history of the Port which were made into lithographs and distributed around the world. The Port Commissioner presented a set to Prince Charles to take to his mother, Queen Elizabeth who placed them in the library at Windsor Castle for her Jubilee Year. One set was also presented to President Carter and another set was accepted in the Smithsonian Institution. Another set placed in the Time Capsule for the Port. Also she made four paintings for the Pin Oaks Charity Horse Show Association

Ms. Saks held a variety of one person shows at locations including The Alley Gallery, 2131 Galleries, The Houston Public Library, the World Trade Club, The Woman's Club, and the Bank of the Southwest. Some group shows included Constitution Hall, Washington, DC; the 59 Annual Juried Exhibit, Museum of Fine Arts, Birmingham, AL; Meinhard Galleries, Houston, TX; Gallerie Barbizon, Houston, TX; Park Crest Gallery, Dallas, TX; Alley Gallery, Houston, TX; Gamma Phi Gallery, Invitational; Saks Art and Krafts Club, Anniston, AL - numerous shows; Ogunquint Art Center, 51st Annual National Exhibit, Oqunquit, Maine; Security Bank and Trust Co., Wharton, TX; Mississippi Arts Festival, Images on Paper, Jackson, Mississippi; Mississippi Art Association Traveling Show; First National Space Art Show, Denver, CO; Third Annual Art Festival, Juried Exhibit, Alexandra, LA; Baytown Art Exhibit, Juried Show, Baytown, TX; Security Bank and Trust; The Assistance League Invitational; Unitarian Fellowship Beaux Arts Invitational; Dimension Houston II and III, Invitational; Chanel 8 Tel-Auction, Juried Exhibit; Art Patron's League of Mobile, AL, 7th Juried Art Show; and the Margolis Gallery, Houston, TX

Permanent Collections include; Library, Windsor Castle, United Kingdom; Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Mt Vernon Hotel Museum, New York, NY; Maritime Museum, Houston, TX; L.B. Johnson Manned Space Museum, Clear Lake City, TX; The Heritage Society, the first museum in Houston to be accredited by the American Association of Museums; University of Houston, Permanent Collection; University of Houston Library, Special Collections, William Bernreider Collection; Peabody Museum, Maritime Collection; Royal Norwegian Embassy, Chancery, Washington, DC.; University of Alabama Library, W.S. Hoole Special Collections; State of Alabama, Department of Archives, Montgomery Alabama Archive Collections; Public Library of Anniston and Calhoun County, Anniston, Alabama, Alabama Room; St. Luke's Hospital, Houston, TX; The Houston Yacht Club, LaPort Texas; and the Roberts S.S. Agency.

Awards include: Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, 2017; National 1st Place Award, Mixed Media, 2017; The Van Rensselaer Award, 2016; National Women in the Arts Recognition Award, 2015; Texas Women in the Arts Award, 2013; 1st PLace, Watercolor, Art League of Houston; 1st Place, Graphics, Art League of Houston, 1969; 1st Place, Sculpture, Art League of Houston, 1968; National 1st Place Award, American Heritage Remembered, 2010; National 1st Place Award, Collage, NSDAR, 2009; National 1st Place Award, Acrylic painting, NSDAR: A Heritage Remembered, 2007; National 1st Place Award, Acrylic painting, NSDAR, 2000; National 1st Place Award, Original Print, NSDAR, 1987; 1st Place, Cultural Events and Traditions, South Central Division (6 states), 2010; 1st Place, Notecards, Texas State Award, 2010; 1st PLace, Drawing, Texas State NSDAR Award, 2002; 1st Place, Acrylics, Texas State NSDAR Award: "Fourth of July Celebration", 2004; 1st Place Texas Acrylics, 2003; 1st Place, Art: Texas, 2005; National 2rd Place Award Acrylic painting, NSDAR, 2013; 2nd and 3rd Place, Sears Roebuck Contemporary Art Festival, Water color, Anniston, AL; National 3rd Place Award, Acrylic painting , American Heritage, 2016; National 3rd Place Award, Acrylic painting, 2012; National 3rd Place Award, Acrylic painting, 2005; National 3rd Place Award, Acrylic painting, 2003; Texas 3rd Place Group Award, Fiber Arts, 2016; National Honorable Mention, Acrylic painting, 2006; National Honorable Mention, First National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show, Del Mar College: Drawing; Arthur Q. Davis Prize for Drawing; Natalie Jo Cohen Award, Drawing; Honorable Mention, Art League of Houston; Honorable Mention, Eighth Annual East Alabama Art Exhibit. Oil painting; Certificate of Merit, Latham International Poster Contest.

Some Community Awards: Boy Scouts Outstanding Service Award; Shofar Award; CDA 85th Anniversary Award; NSDAR Texas Best Chapter Chairman Award; Pineapple Award; She is also a member of Museum of Fine Arts, NSDAR Lady Washington Chapter, Corresponding Secretary: CDA Chapter VIII ,Vice President; CDXVII Historian; Magna Charta Chapter Executive Secretary; DRT: and others. Various newspapers and magazines have also included articles about her work.

Some Books in which Saks is included: Retrieving Morning by JoAn Watson Martin, Cover Art, 2009; Images of America: Houston 1860-1900 by Ann Becker, Three paintings of Houston, 2010; History of the Women's Club, Painting of Houston; Bicentennial Times Commemorative Reprints. She also illustrated Flutter, the Butterfly with the Dull Brown Wings. She has been included in various Marquis Who's Who publications, including the 1st and 2nd Editions of Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America. She has been featured in the 29th, 21st, 25th, and 28th through 42nd editions of Who's Who in the South and Southwest, as well as the 55th and 57th through 70th editions of Who's Who in America and the 15th through 28th editions of Who's Who of American Women. Ms. Saks has been featured in the 8th, 9th, 17th, and 27th through 33rd editions of Who's Who in the World. Also she has been included in the 1980, 1992, 2012, and 2016 editions of Who's Who of American Art.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Ms. Saks has been featured on the Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievers website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

Beautiful Spring by Judith-Ann Saks 2012 All Rights Reserved
Liberty by Judith-Ann Saks 2012 All Rights Reserved

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