2020’S BEST ANIMAL IMPRESSIONISTS NAMED BY 25 GALLERIES:

PETER GOODHALL, SHU HAN, JACK PUHL, GEMMA BEST, NADIN SERGEENKOVA, INESA ANTANAUSKIENE, GA IN SHIN, VIKKI LYONS WOOLEY, DAVID AIAZZI, JAMES GASTOVSKI,
NIKITA VLADIMIROV, SARAH RANNER, DEBORAH ESENKOVA, DEBRA GERALD, KELSEY POMEROY-MURPHY

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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 UK, China, USA, Ireland, Russia, Lithuania, South Korea and Australia.

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BIO OF FIRST PLACE WINNER:

Peter Goodhall a widely exhibited and international award winning professional artist loves painting big cats and paints big paintings of big cats. Tigers have been at the top of the list for many years and combining a tiger with water, his other favourite subject, has produced the winning painting ‘Golden Eyes’. This painting has been reproduced as a limited edition print available from the artist’s website, www.petergoodhall.com

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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.

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

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

CONTACTS FOR CATEGORY 20. IMPRESSIONISM — ANIMAL

1ST PLACE-TIE PETER GOODHALL UK www.petergoodhall.com
“Golden Eyes” 24x30" Oil on canvas.

1ST PLACE-TIE SHU HAN CHINA 2089305@qq.com
“Three Crawfish” 31x41cm Watercolor on paper.

2ND PLACE-TIE JACK PUHL USA JackPuhl@gmail.com
“North American Great Horned Owl” 11x14" Watercolor on paper.

2 ND PLACE-TIE GEMMA BEST IRELAND www.gemmabestart.ie
“The Winking Donkey” 10x8" Pastel on pastel mat.

2ND PLACE-TIE NADIN SERGEENKOVA RUSSIA nosergeenkova@gmail.com
“Dream Of Spix’s Macaw” 30x40cm Soft pastel on cardboard.

3RD PLACE-TIE INESA ANTANAUSKIENE LITHUANIA www.inartstudios.com “Serendipity” 100x150cm Acrylic on canvas.

3RD PLACE-TIE GA IN SHIN SOUTH KOREA tlsrkdls1234@gmail.com
“Polygon Snow Leopard” 29.7x42cm Color pencil on paper.

4TH PLACE-TIE VIKKI LYONS WOOLEY USA nvadakin@gmail.com
“Three Peeps” 12x8" Acrylic on canvas.

4TH PLACE-TIE DAVID AIAZZI USA www.daiart.org “Endless” 48x36” Acrylic on canvas.

4TH PLACE-TIE T.T. JAMES GASTOVSKI RUSSIA https://www.instagram.com/t.t.james_gastovski/ “The Icy Abyss” 27x19" Acrylic on canvas.

5TH PLACE-TIE NIKITA VLADIMIROV RUSSIA https://m.vk.com/id64623970 “Russian Bullfinch” 8.5x11" Acrylic.

5TH PLACE-TIE SARAH RANNER AUSTRALIA www.thepostmodernpet.com “Bear The Bengal” 30x30cm Oil on canvas.

6TH PLACE-TIE DEBORAH ESENKOVA RUSSIA debora611536@mail.ru
“Favorite Shepherd Dogs” (Triptych)100х411cm Oil.

6TH PLACE-TIE DEBRA GERALD USA debragerald7@suddenlink.net
“Neptune” 18x18” Acrylic on canvas.

6TH PLACE-TIE KELSEY POMEROY-MURPHY USA murph24k@mtholyoke.edu “Orangutan” 9x12" Colored pencil drawing on paper.

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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/

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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

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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

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MORE INFO ON THIS YEAR’S WINNERS

HOW TO ENTER

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

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Written by

One of Medium’s TOP ART CONTRIBUTORs, award-winning author, actor, film-maker, painter. 10 new books (6 volumes of art). President of www.americanartawards.com

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