DAVE ACTON, STEPHEN HONICKI, KSENIYA SHAMAEVA, MARIA NOWAK, LESLEY BOHM, DAVID VANCE, GIEUN CHAE, JIANG FENG, POLINA SOYREF, JAAP DE JONGE, EKATERINA MAVRODI
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 Canada, France, USA, Taiwan, Estonia, Netherlands and Russia.
BIO OF FIRST PLACE WINNER Dave Acton:
“Art in one fashion or another has always been part of my life and I have worked in many genre and media. Figurative based work has often been my interest. In recent years I have been focused on photography and a range of digital media from pure photographic work to a blend that transitions into various forms of digital painting. I invite those who may be interested to my website. www.acton4art.com. Thank you to all that make such competitions possible so we can all share our art.”
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 42. NONMANIPULATED PHOTOGRAPHY — HUMAN
1ST PLACE DAVE ACTON CANADA www.acton4photography.com
“Gamou” 2357x3000px Photograph.
2ND PLACE STEPHEN HONICKI USA www.stevehphotography.com “The Cleansing (from the series, “The Book of James”)” 18x27" Archival pigment print on German etching paper.
3RD PLACE-TIE KSENIYA SHAMAEVA FRANCE www.krondophotography.com “The Unique Creatures” Photo.
3RD PLACE-TIE MARIA NOWAK USA www.Nowakart.com
“Zuzia” 16x20” Photography.
3RD PLACE-TIE LESLEY BOHM USA www.lesleybohm.com
“Elle Rielle, Mother Daughter” 16x25" Color photograph.
4TH PLACE-TIE DAVID VANCE USA http://www.davidvanceprints.com “Stephane Antlers” 18x24" Photo.
4TH PLACE-TIE GIEUN CHAE USA email@example.com
“Flower Path” 3392x3844px Digital photography.
5TH PLACE-TIE 江峰 JIANG FENG TAIWAN www.jiangfeng-mine.com/ “U.S. (Unwholesome Shelter) 「美」國” 14x11" Photography.
5TH PLACE-TIE POLINA SOYREF ESTONIA https://soyref.com/en “Fragile” 40x40cm Film photo.
6TH PLACE-TIE JAAP DE JONGE NETHERLANDS www.dutchmaleart.com “Come Together” 60x90cm Photo.
6TH PLACE-TIE EKATERINA MAVRODI RUSSIA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Unintended” 30x45cm Photography.
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