IBAN VAN DER, JOSE LISBOA, ASHLEY PARK, OLIVER PERRY, ELENA TERESHKOVA, CHERYL O’BYRNE, SHOTA IMERLISHVILI, MYKE JOSEPH SURPRIS, SIMON BERSON, WILLIAM ERICKSON
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.
Category 9 winners are from Belgium, Brazil, USA, Great Britain, Russia, Canada, Georgia and Haiti.
BIO OF FIRST PLACE WINNER IBAN VAN DER ZEYP:
I was born in 1969 in Mortsel, Belgium. I have an artistic family, with photographers, musicians, a painter and a fashion designer, so creating is in my blood. I attended art high school, where I developed the base of what would become my own style: curvism. The first years after graduation were tough, trying to make a name for myself while earning a living doing tedious jobs. In 1997 I held a solo exhibition that put me on the map, at least locally, and I’ve been a professional painter ever since. www.facebook.com/iban.curvisme
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.
COLLECTORS wanting to acquire these pieces or contact the artists can get direct links here: https://www.americanartawards.com/2020-winning-art/
CONTACTS FOR CATEGORY 9. CUBISM
1ST PLACE IBAN VAN DER ZEYP BELGIUM www.facebook.com/iban.curvisme “Family Dinner” 60x80cm Acrylic on hardboard.
2ND PLACE-TIE IBAN VAN DER ZEYP BELGIUM www.facebook.com/iban.curvisme “Young Love #3” 60x80cm Acrylic on hardboard.
2ND PLACE-TIE JOSE LISBOA BRAZIL www.saatchiart.com/joselisboa “Escatologia Poética” 100x60cm Acrylic on panel.
3RD PLACE-TIE ASHLEY PARK USA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Barbie’s Dilemma” 22x16" Collage and acrylic on board.
3RD PLACE-TIE OLIVER PERRY GREAT BRITAIN http://www.ollieperry.com “Stories Behind The Mask” 80x60cm Acrylic.
3RD PLACE-TIE ELENA TERESHKOVA RUSSIA email@example.com
“You And Me” 90x50cm Acrylic on canvas.
4TH PLACE-TIE CHERYL O’BYRNE CANADA www.cherylobyrne.com “Midnight Tango” 36x36" Mixed media on board.
4TH PLACE-TIE CHERYL O’BYRNE CANADA www.cherylobyrne.com “Cheek To Cheek” 36x36" Mixed media on board.
5TH PLACE-TIE SHOTA IMERLISHVILI GEORGIA https://www.facebook.com/522474081270104/photos/a.522477537936425/1294056810778490/ “Stop” 61x86cm Paper, ink, watercolor.
5TH PLACE-TIE MYKE JOSEPH SURPRIS HAITI firstname.lastname@example.org
“Black Leaders” 48x68" Acrylic, spray and marker on canvas.
6TH PLACE-TIE SIMON BERSON USA email@example.com
“Birthday Boy” 20x30" Mixed media.
6TH PLACE-TIE WILLIAM ERICKSON USA www.willietiv.com “Immaculate” 32x27” Pastels on paper.
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:
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