XIAOWEI LIU, ELEANOR MILL, YANA ANDRE, FRANCESCO IPSAN, KIM MINICHIELLO, LINDA IRWIN, LYNN KIBBE, RIMAS NAKRASAS, ABIR YOUSEF, RON WALDECK
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, Russia, Italy, USA, Lithuania, Canda and South Africa.
BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER:
Liu Xiaowei, born in 1983, has been fond of painting since he was a child. He started to formally study drawing in junior high school. He studied at the Liaoning Provincial School of Arts and Crafts from 1999 to 2003, and from 2009 to 2011 at the Oil Painting Department of the Repin Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia.
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 17. FLORAL — REALISM
1ST PLACE XIAOWEI LIU CHINA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Roses In A Bottle” 40x50cm Oil on linen.
2 ND PLACE-TIE ELEANOR MILL RUSSIA www.melibertine.com “Peony Or Dozens Shades Of White” 24x24” Watercolor on paper.
2 ND PLACE-TIE YANA ANDRE RUSSIA https://www.artavita.com/artists/18141-yana-andre “Last Flower” 25x35cm Airbrush on paper.
3RD PLACE-TIE FRANCESCO IPSAN ITALY https://www.instagram.com/ipsan.francesco/ “Flowering Chery” 50x65cm Pastel on paper.
3RD PLACE-TIE KIM MINICHIELLO USA www.KimMinichiello.com “A Different Perspective” 20x20” Watercolor.
4TH PLACE LINDA IRWIN CANADA www.calgarysketchclub.com/artists/irwin/index.htm “Nature’s Lace” 20x16"
Acrylic on birch board.
5TH PLACE-TIE LYNN KIBBE USA www.lynnkibbefineart.weebly.com “Still Life With Gerbera” 8×10″ Scratchboard.
5TH PLACE-TIE RIMAS NAKRASAS LITHUANIA www.floralpaintings.weebly.com “Beautiful Blossoms” 51x71cm Oil on canvas.
6TH PLACE-TIE ELEANOR MILL RUSSIA www.melibertine.com
“Hundred Roses In One Flower” 20x20” Watercolor on paper.
6TH PLACE-TIE ABIR YOUSEF USA www.abiryousefgallery.com “Short Still Life” 24x24” Acrylic & oil.
6TH PLACE-TIE RON WALDECK SOUTH AFRICA www.ronwaldeck.com “818 Sunlit Sunflower” 30x40cm Acrylic.
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