2020’S BEST INNOVATIVE ARTISTS NAMED BY 25 GALLERIES:

SIMON BECK, VALERY SIURHA, JISOO KIM, LINDA IRWIN, BRUCE KAHN, WANG YANG, TESA MICHAELS, TONY HOU, ALIONA GORDON, VALERY OKARSKY, KRIS MERCER, DONALD S. KOLBERG

BIO OF FIRST PLACE WINNER: Simon Beck

“As of 18 August 2020 I have made 350 snow drawings and 141 sand drawings. (therefore getting close to halfway in the lifetime objective of making 1000 land drawings).”

BIO OF FIRST PLACE WINNER: Valery Siurha

born in 1963 in Ukraine, Kiev.
Graduated from the Republican Art High School in 1981, studied at the Kiev Art Institute at the Faculty of Graphics.
Worked in book publications, illustrated more than thirty books on science fiction.
Valery Siurha is a member of: «Union of Artists of Germany» «Union of Artists of the Czech Republic» «Graphics Club» (Philadelphia, USA) «Exlibis Center» (Arezzo, Italy).
Works are in private collections in Ukraine, European countries, USA.

CONTACTS FOR CATEGORY 24. INNOVATIVE

1ST PLACE-TIE SIMON BECK ENGLAND http://snowart.gallery “Inverted Mandelbrot Set” 230x150meters Man-made snow art.

1ST PLACE-TIE VALERY SIURHA UKRAINE https://siurhaart.com
“Oh, My Dreams…” 20x24" Pencil, paper.

2ND PLACE-TIE JISOO KIM REPUBLIC OF KOREA Kjisoo02@gmail.com
“All Eyes On Me” 54.5x78.8cm Pencil and paper collage on paper.

2ND PLACE-TIE LINDA IRWIN CANADA www.calgarysketchclub.com/artists/irwin/index.htm “Forever Friends” 22x20" Mixed media acrylic on walnut board with turquoise resin inlay.

3RD PLACE-TIE BRUCE KAHN USA https://photos.app.goo.gl/AubmqAyX6aPxpSge6 “Octopus Dream” 15x25x3” Mixed media, acrylics, wood, plastic figures, electronics, hanger.

3RD PLACE-TIE WANG YANG CHINA seaforest_wy@126.com “Protecting Them is Protecting Ourselves” 100x155cm Oil.

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

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