2020’S BEST HUMOROUS ARTISTS NAMED BY 25 GALLERIES:

YOUNG SUH CHOI, SANDRA MACGILLIVRAY, LEOPOLDINE ‘LEO’ BREW, GARY BLYTHE, ERIN LEE, GIEUN CHAE, LINDA IRWIN, RENLAN WANG, JULIE SONG, ARTEM POZDNIAKOV, DEBRA GERALD

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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 South Korea, Canada, USA, UK, Mexico, China and Russia.

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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.

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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 19. HUMOROUS

1ST PLACE-TIE YOUNG SUH CHOI SOUTH KOREA youngseo1147715@gmail.com “Favorite Things” 12x18" Acrylic on board.

1ST PLACE-TIE SANDRA MACGILLIVRAY CANADA semacgillivray@gmail.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 leeerin88@gmail.com
“Banished!” 18x24" Acrylic on board. humor

4TH PLACE GIEUN CHAE USA guineapig0718@gmail.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 519170585@qq.com
“Crystal Love” 40X60cm Oil on linen.

6TH PLACE-TIE JULIE SONG USA juliesong03@gmail.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 debragerald7@suddenlink.net
“Aunt Birdie And Meatball” 12x24” Pour paint and acrylic on canvas.

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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

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MORE INFO ON THIS YEAR’S WINNERS

HOW TO ENTER

OR GET AN OFFICIAL GALLERY RATING: www.AmericanArtAwards.com

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Written by

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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