XIN SU, ZHEN ZHANG, DAN PYLE,
LINDA IRWIN, JIAN WANG, XIAOWEI ZHAO, WENQING ZHOU, JOHN MERLINO, MALIA HOWE, VERA UTEKHINA, XIUFENG LU
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, USA, Canada and Russia.
BIO OF FIRST PLACE WINNER:
Xin Su — Born in Pingjiang, Hunan province China in 1972.
Obtained postgraduate degree in Oli Painting Integrated Language of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2010. Lives and works in Beijing now, and is currently a member of the Artist Committee of the Chinese Cultural Management Association, member of the American Portrait Painting Association. Beijing Oil Painting Society. Hunan Artists Association, and director of the New Figurative Oil Painting Salon Beijing.
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 15. FASHION
1ST PLACE SU XIN CHINA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Hibiscus Flowers” 80x120cm Oil on linen.
2ND PLACE-TIE ZHEN ZHANG CHINA email@example.com
“The Dawn Of Ulanbutun” 50x40cm Tempela on wood board.
2ND PLACE-TIE DAN PYLE USA http://danpyleartist.com/
“In The Spot Light” 18.25x24.5" Charcoal on illustration board.
3RD PLACE-TIE & MASTERPIECE LINDA IRWIN CANADA www.calgarysketchclub.com/artists/irwin/index.htm
“Bedouin Elder” 14x18" Acrylic on birch board.
3RD PLACE-TIE JIAN WANG CHINA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Vaishnava Sadhus” 120x60cm Oil on canvas.
4TH PLACE-TIE XIAOWEI ZHAO CHINA email@example.com
“Blue Portrait” 50x60cm Oil on linen.
4TH PLACE-TIE WENQING ZHOU CHINA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Red Dress Girl” 50x70cm Oil on linen.
4TH PLACE-TIE JOHN MERLINO USA email@example.com
“In His Holy Presence” 31.5x31.25” Dry brush watercolor.
5TH PLACE-TIE MALIA HOWE USA https://maliasfineart.wixsite.com/maliasfineart “E Mālama I Nā Ku’una” 16x12" Oil, canvas.
5TH PLACE-TIE VERA UTEKHINA RUSSIA http://verautekhina.bravesites.com/ “Gorgeous Lady” 60x60cm Oil on canvas.
6TH PLACE XIUFENG LU CHINA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Pilgrimage” 160x180cm Oil on canvas.
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