2020’S BEST ACRYLIC PAINTERS NAMED BY 25 GALLERIES:

SHUAI HAN, CHER PRUYS, SANDRA MACGILLIVRAY, LINDA IRWIN, ALEXANDER LEE

Painters, photographers, sculptors and digital artists from 62 countries competed in the most prestigious online art call, AMERICAN ART AWARDS, https://www.americanartawards.com/, where America’s 25 best galleries and museums score art in 50 categories. In this column, I’ll reveal the world’s best contemporary artists of 2020 one category at a time.

Winners in this category are from China, Canada and Australia.

BIO OF FIRST PLACE WINNER:

Graduated from the Art Department of East China Normal University, his works have been collected by many countries.

In 2017, won three awards in the American Art Awards: two first place and one third place;

In 2018, he won six awards in the American Art Awards: three second places, one third place, one fourth place, and one fifth place;

In 2019, won seven awards in the American Art Awards: three first places, one second place, and three third places;

In 2019, “I Am the King” was selected into the 14th ARC;

In 2019, “Fat Goose” won the second place in the animal category of the American Portrait Association International Competition;

In 2020, won four awards in the American Art Awards: a first place, a second place, a third place, and a fifth place;

Member of Portrait Society of America, Member of American Oil & Acrylic Painting Society

COLLECTORS wanting to acquire these pieces or contact the artists can get direct links here: https://www.americanartawards.com/2020-winning-art/

Each May the American Art Awards organization selects the 25 Best Galleries and Museums in America, then in autumn these revered art institutions vote on online art to decide the world’s best contemporary artists.

Last month America’s 25 Best Galleries scored almost 2,000 works in 50 categories from 62 countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Australia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Haiti, Hong Kong, India, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic Of Korea, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Uganda, UK, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela, Zimbabwe.

Enter here: https://www.americanartawards.com/register-to-enter-3/

CONTACTS FOR CATEGORY 2. ACRYLIC
– HUMAN FIGURE

1ST PLACE SHUAI HAN CHINA polish998@126.com
“Butterflies Flying” 150x100cm Acrylic on linen.

2ND PLACE-TIE SHUAI HAN CHINA polish998@126.com
“Daughter's Mind” 60x60cm Acrylic on linen.

2ND PLACE-TIE CHER PRUYS CANADA www.artbycher.ca
“Henry” 9.6x12” Acrylic on paper.

3RD PLACE-TIE SANDRA MACGILLIVRAY CANADA semacgillivray@gmail.com “Southern Comfort” 24x24” Acrylic on canvas.

3RD PLACE-TIE SHUAI HAN CHINA polish998@126.com
“Woman And Dog” 160x120cm Acrylic on linen.

4TH PLACE-TIE CHER PRUYS CANADA www.artbycher.ca
“Brown Eyed Girl” 5.6x10” Acrylic on paper.

4TH PLACE-TIE LINDA IRWIN CANADA www.calgarysketchclub.com/artists/irwin/index.htm
"Bedouin Elder" 14x18" Acrylic on birch board.

5TH PLACE-TIE SHUAI HAN CHINA polish998@126.com
“Hold Me” 81x60cm Acrylic on linen.

5TH PLACE-TIE SANDRA MACGILLIVRAY CANADA semacgillivray@gmail.com “The Knot” 18x26” Acrylic on canvas.

6TH PLACE ALEXANDER LEE AUSTRALIA https://alexanderlee.artspan.com/home "Innocence" 80x80cm Acrylic on board.

100 ARTICLES and 50 VIDEOS on the 50 CATEGORIES of the 2020 AMERICAN ART AWARDS WINNING ARTISTS will be at this link: https://www.americanartawards.com/press-on-2020-artists/

American Art Awards 25 Best Galleries & Museums for 2020, in alphabetical order of state, who were asked to vote on this year’s art submissions:

Arizona / EXPOSURES INTERNATIONAL GALLERY OF FINE ART

California / CODA GALLERY

Colorado / CLYFFORD STILL MUSEUM

Delaware / THE DELAWARE CONTEMPORARY

Florida / MAC ART GALLERIES

Georgia / WESTOBOU GALLERY

Illinois / KOMECHAK ART GALLERY

Louisiana / ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY

Kansas / EVA REYNOLDS FINE ARTS

Maine / PORTLAND MUSEUM OF ART

Massachusetts / QUIDLEY & COMPANY

Missouri / KEMPER MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Nebraska / KIECHEL FINE ART

New Hampshire / ROCHESTER MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

New Jersey / EVALYN DUNN GALLERY

New Mexico / ANDERSON MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Ohio / DAYTON ART SOLUTIONS

Oregon / ROGER YOST BAY STREET GALLERY

Philadelphia / PHILAMOCA

South Carolina / MARY MARTIN GALLERIES OF FINE ART

South Dakota / SOUTH DAKOTA ART MUSEUM

Utah / LOGAN FINE ART GALLERY

Virginia / LAZARE GALLERY

West Virginia / PARKERSBURG ART CENTER

Wisconsin / THE MADISON MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

MORE INFO ON THIS YEAR’S WINNERS

HOW TO ENTER

OR GET AN OFFICIAL GALLERY RATING: www.AmericanArtAwards.com

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One of Medium’s TOP ART CONTRIBUTORS, award-winning author, actor, film-maker, painter. 12 books (6 volumes of art). President of www.americanartawards.com

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One of Medium’s TOP ART CONTRIBUTORS, award-winning author, actor, film-maker, painter. 12 books (6 volumes of art). President of www.americanartawards.com

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