2020’S BEST EXPRESSIONISM / HUMAN FIGURE ARTISTS NAMED BY 25 GALLERIES:

DANGUOLE SERSTINSKAJA, SANDRA MACGILLIVRAY, ROBERT ELLISON, RUDOLF KAPLAN, ABIR YOUSEF, YVONNE WELMAN, CHRISTOPHER SHIM, EMMARYMAR CARABALLO, GIEUN CHAE, LINDA STEELE, ROSELLA FARMER, SANA ULLAH

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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 Lithuania, Canada, Northern Ireland, Germany, USA, Netherlands and Pakistan.

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BIO OF FIRST PLACE WINNER:

Danguole Serstinskaja is an award-winning artist from Lithuania. She has been on a lifelong artistic journey, which has included academic, impressionistic and abstract painting. Alongside all of her accomplishments, Danguole has been fighting cancer for 13 years and despite undergoing brain surgery in 2016, she continues to paint and express herself artistically with relentless motivation, hoping that she can serve as inspiration for others to take life’s difficulties head-on and persist on realizing themselves and their visions. www.petdrawings.net

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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 12. EXPRESSIONISM — HUMAN FIGURE

1ST PLACE DANGUOLE SERSTINSKAJA LITHUANIA www.petdrawings.net “Deepest Emotion” 12x17" Oil on paper.

2ND PLACE-TIE SANDRA MACGILLIVRAY CANADA semacgillivray@gmail.com “Into The Mystic” 20x24” Acrylic on canvas.

2ND PLACE-TIE ROBERT ELLISON NORTHERN IRELAND www.robertellisonpainter.com “The Flautist” 61x50cm Oil on canvas.

3RD PLACE-TIE RUDOLF KAPLAN GERMANY www.studio-beverast.de “Bad News” 84x60cm Oil on canvas.

3RD PLACE-TIE ABIR YOUSEF USA www.abiryousefgallery.com “Sound Of The Violin” 48x36” Oil on canvas.

3RD PLACE-TIE YVONNE WELMAN NETHERLANDS www.yvonne-welman.com “Showing My Vanity” 60x60cm Acrylic.

4TH PLACE-TIE CHRISTOPHER SHIM USA cs110903@gmail.com
“The Boy On The Other Side” 18x24" Acrylic on board.

4TH PLACE-TIE EMMARYMAR CARABALLO USA emmacaraballo1330@hotmail.com “Maby Crying” 11x14" Acrylic on paper board.

4TH PLACE-TIE GIEUN CHAE USA guineapig0718@gmail.com
“Hidden Fears” 18x24" Acrylic on board.

5TH PLACE-TIE ROBERT ELLISON NORTHERN IRELAND www.robertellisonpainter.com “The Party” 76x61cm Oil on canvas.

5TH PLACE-TIE LINDA STEELE USA www.steeleoriginals.faso.com “Glaucus And His Muse” 11x14" Acrylic glaze over fluid metallic acrylic on canvas.

5TH PLACE-TIE ROSELLA FARMER CANADA www.rosellafarmerart.com
“A Tangled Fling” 16x20” Mixed media on illustration board.

6TH PLACE SANA ULLAH PAKISTAN sanaullah.sahil.710@gmail.com
“Submission” 56x76cm Watercolor 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

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. 10 new books (6 volumes of art). President of www.americanartawards.com

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