RICHARD HASKINS, PIERO GIANFRANCESCHI, SHU YU, IBAN VAN DER ZEYP, GREG SUPPLE, SHAHIDA SHAYGAN, NPRIMA
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 USA, Italy, China, Belgium, Afghanistan and Russia.
BIO OF FIRST PLACE WINNER: Richard Haskins
Drawing on the people and events of my childhood primarily, my art is a mix of memories and imagination. This era has been my primary source of inspiration and has allowed me to return to a time when things were much simpler. A look back that generates new curiosity in viewers of all ages. Faceless people spring to life in colorful paint, each piece is a world inhabited by my favorite icons and motifs, Children, Animals, Fishing, the Great Outdoors, and New England. My goal is to create something unique yet familiar in a way that resists taking life to seriously.
I am a self taught Artist born on April 4, 1962 in Tacoma Washington and currently reside in North Adams, Massachusetts. My Acrylic paintings depict everyday life as seen through my minds eye. Whether a childhood memory or a current event, my paintings are unique yet familiar to the viewer.
I answered my first Juried call for New England Artist in 2014 and was one of 24 artist selected by Kate McNamara, Director and Chief Curator of the Boston University Art Gallery, for a show in Cambridge MA. My paintings have since been exhibited in New York City, Boston and several other galleries in Massachusetts. www.haskinsoriginals.com
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 27. NAÏVE ART — OTHER
3RD PLACE-TIE PIERO GIANFRANCESCHI ITALY www.pierogianfranceschi.it “La Mia Elba” 80x40cm Oil on canvas.
3RD PLACE-TIE PIERO GIANFRANCESCHI ITALY www.pierogianfranceschi.it “Quarantena” 40x20cm Oil on canvas.
3RD PLACE-TIE SHU YU CHINA https://www.instagram.com/rambow7d/ “Ah Ah Ah” 160cmX150cm Digital painting.
4TH PLACE PIERO GIANFRANCESCHI ITALY www.pierogianfranceschi.it “Eden” 60x60cm Oil on canvas.
5TH PLACE — TIE IBAN VAN DER ZEYP BELGIUM www.facebook.com/iban.curvisme “L’automne (Autumn)” 95x120cm Acrylic on canvas.
5TH PLACE — TIE GREG SUPPLE USA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Perkins Cove” 22x16" Watercolor on paper.
6TH PLACE — TIE SHAHIDA SHAYGAN AFGHANISTAN email@example.com “The Old And The New” 25x35cm Ink, watercolor, on Vasli paper.
6TH PLACE — TIE NPRIMA RUSSIA www.infinityofart.com
“Dance For The Bottle-nose Dolphin” 50x70cm 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