KATHLEEN V. MILES, DIAMANTE LAVENDAR, SAVVAS KARAMPALASIS, JORGE MENDOZA, YULIIA MASLOVA, AVADKA COLEZ
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 USA, Greece, Venezuela and Russia.
BIO OF FIRST PLACE WINNER: Kathleen Miles
is a New York City based artist whose focus is digital media, and also works with traditional media using acrylic and gouache paints. Her digital paintings are bold and colorful abstracts with geometric elements, as well as painterly details and textures that are revealed when viewed at close range. Patterns and forms are repeated, but the iterations vary conveying energy, movement and rhythm, pulsing directionally to move the viewer through the painting. Her work has been selected to be a part of many juried international and national invitational exhibitions in New York City galleries, as well as galleries and art venues outside of the city and in other parts of the United States. Recently she was invited to exhibit at the First Street Gallery in New York City, the 61st Chautauqua Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Chautauqua, N.Y., and Pushing Paper/Works on Paper at the Dutchess County Art Association/Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. She has received numerous awards for her digital art including First Place in the Contemporary Art Gallery Online 2019 All Photography/Digital Exhibition, and Special Merit awards from Light Space & Time Art Gallery.
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 48. DIGITAL ART — NON-REPRESENTATIONAL
1ST PLACE KATHLEEN V. MILES USA firstname.lastname@example.org “The Butterflies Are Free” 16x20" Digital printed on archival fine art paper.
2ND PLACE-TIE DIAMANTE LAVENDAR USA www.diamante-lavendar.pixels.com “Suspension” Various sizes. Digital.
2ND PLACE-TIE SAVVAS KARAMPALASIS GREECE https://www.youtube.com/3DCoRCompany/ “Mystical Swamp” 1920x1080px Digital art.
3RD PLACE-TIE JORGE MENDOZA VENEZUELA www.jorgemendozas.com “Reflections Of The Soul — Respect for Others” 45.3x34" Digital mixed media.
3RD PLACE-TIE DIAMANTE LAVENDAR USA www.diamante-lavendar.pixels.com “Perception” Any size. Mixed media digital.
4TH PLACE-TIE JORGE MENDOZA VENEZUELA www.jorgemendozas.com “Reflections Of The Soul — Balanced View” 45.3x34" Digital mixed media.
4TH PLACE-TIE DIAMANTE LAVENDAR USA www.diamante-lavendar.pixels.com “Dandelion Dreams” Any size. Digital.
5TH PLACE KATHLEEN V. MILES USA email@example.com
“Winging” 16x20" Digital art printed on archival fine art paper.
6TH PLACE-TIE YULIIA MASLOVA RUSSIAN FEDERATION firstname.lastname@example.org “The Universe Circles” 45x30cm Digital art.
6TH PLACE-TIE AVADKA COLEZ USA https://bavadkacolez.artspan.com/ 12x16" “The Devil Helps The Hopeless” Metallic print.
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