FEDOR LASHKOV, YULYA LAPTEVA, ASHRAFI SULTANA, MARIJA ORLOVIC, KRIS KESSEY, DAVID A PETERSON
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 Russia, Bangladesh, Germany and USA.
BIO OF FIRST PLACE WINNER: Fedor Lashkov
(05/17/1984) — professional travel photographer.
I publish photo albums in cooperation with publishing houses. I’ve been working on long-term photo projects. At the moment (for 2020), work is underway on the following photo projects: “Magic of the Leningrad Region”, “Enchanting Ladoga”, “Volga Delta”, “Fabulous Abkhazia”, ”Caucasus without Borders”, “Discovering the Stavropol Territory”.
Member of the Union of Photographers of Russia, Russian Geographical Society, UNESCO Piraeus Club. Winner and finalist of Russian and international photography contests.
Lives in St. Petersburg. https://www.instagram.com/fedorlashkov/
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 46. MANIPULATED PHOTOGRAPHY — LANDSCAPE OR STILL LIFE
1ST PLACE FEDOR LASHKOV RUSSIA firstname.lastname@example.org “Pine-Artist” 48–70cm Photo.
2ND PLACE-TIE YULYA LAPTEVA RUSSIA https://35photo.pro/yuliyalapteva Photo. “February In Pastel Colors” 4928x3280px
2ND PLACE-TIE ASHRAFI SULTANA BANGLADESH www.ashrafi-sultana.com “Optimistic” 10x10" Photo manipulation.
3RD PLACE-TIE YULYA LAPTEVA RUSSIA https://35photo.pro/yuliyalapteva “Three Pines” 4912x3264px Photography.
3RD PLACE-TIE MARIJA ORLOVIC GERMANY www.mo-pictures.com Digital. “Vransko Jezero Croatia 029” 3500x4600px
4TH PLACE-TIE MARIJA ORLOVIC GERMANY www.mo-pictures.com Digital. “Mysterious Cambodia 01” 3500x4600px
4TH PLACE-TIE MARIJA ORLOVIC GERMANY www.mo-pictures.com “Landscape USA 125” 3500x4600px Digital.
5TH PLACE KRIS KESSEY USA www.kriskessey.com “The Spider's Veil” 24x18" Manipulated photo.
6TH PLACE DAVID A PETERSON USA Montanagayman@comcast.net “Bird At The Lagoon” Photography/manipulated.
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