YOUNG SUH CHOI, SANDRA MACGILLIVRAY, LEOPOLDINE ‘LEO’ BREW, GARY BLYTHE, ERIN LEE, GIEUN CHAE, LINDA IRWIN, RENLAN WANG, JULIE SONG, ARTEM POZDNIAKOV, DEBRA GERALD
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 South Korea, Canada, USA, UK, Mexico, China and Russia.
BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER Sandra MacGillivray:
I try not to be trapped by living with the results of other peoples thinking. By not letting the noise of other’s opinions drown out my inner voice, I am able to have the courage to follow my heart and listen to my intuition. Somehow, my inner voice knows what the painting wants to become and brings it to life.
As an accredited member of the Portrait Society of Canada, graduate of Sheridan College Institute of Design and Technology my paintings are collected nationally and internationally and have been published in Arabella Art Magazine. I have been awarded the Emily Carr Legacy award and was honoured as a top10 Artist at the 2015 McMichael 25th annual Art Show.
After enjoying a successful career in Advertising as a Designer and Creative Director, I am now pursuing my life long passion for fine art and portraiture. Painting in a realistic style I capture the emotion and mood of the subject. Through colour and detail, my paintings capture the subject’s story and a moment in time, compelling the viewer to stop and be inspired. The paintings allow the viewer to enter into a journey and share for just a little while the reason the piece of art was created.
My goal is always to engage with the viewer. Otherwise it is merely paint on canvas.
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 19. HUMOROUS
1ST PLACE-TIE YOUNG SUH CHOI SOUTH KOREA firstname.lastname@example.org “Favorite Things” 12x18" Acrylic on board.
1ST PLACE-TIE SANDRA MACGILLIVRAY CANADA email@example.com “The Investigation” 20x24” Acrylic on canvas.
2ND PLACE LEOPOLDINE ‘LEO’ BREW USA https://sequoiagallerystudios.org/portfolio_page/leopoldine-leo-brew/
“Smiley” 18x 24" Oil on canvas.
3RD PLACE-TIE GARY BLYTHE UK http://garyblythe.com/
“Are You Flirting With Me, Young Man?” 210x300mm Pencil on Daler Rowney cartridge paper.
3RD PLACE-TIE ERIN LEE MEXICO firstname.lastname@example.org
“Banished!” 18x24" Acrylic on board. humor
4TH PLACE GIEUN CHAE USA email@example.com
“True Friendship” 18x24" Acrylic on board.
5TH PLACE-TIE LINDA IRWIN CANADA www.calgarysketchclub.com/artists/irwin/index.htm “Tilly” 11x14" Acrylic on birch board.
5TH PLACE-TIE RENLAN WANG CHINA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Crystal Love” 40X60cm Oil on linen.
6TH PLACE-TIE JULIE SONG USA email@example.com
“Game Of Humanity” 18x24" Acrylic on board.
6TH PLACE-TIE ARTEM POZDNIAKOV RUSSIA http://instagram.com/360brain “Drunk Mona” 55x77cm Digital art.
6TH PLACE-TIE DEBRA GERALD USA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Aunt Birdie And Meatball” 12x24” Pour paint and acrylic 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