Thom Bierdz, who plays Phillip Chancellor III on The Young and the Restless, is also an author and an accomplished artist.

Thom co-created the American Art Awards so that self-taught artists like himself had a website on which to display their work and gain exposure. Thom has 25 national galleries that peruse the artwork and note the awards earned on his site.

A grandmother in Illinois, Jacqueline Patinkin, was named the winner of the top prize for this year.

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