2020’S BEST PASTEL / COLORED PENCIL ARTISTS NAMED BY 25 GALLERIES:

TUO YU, YULI CHANG, FABANG PEI, SIHUA LIU, MONIA MICALETTO, GIANNIS VARSAMOUDIS, SILVIA SCHMITT, YANG ZHAO

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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.

Category 5 has winners from China, Taiwan, Italy, Greece and Germany.

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BIO OF FIRST PLACE WINNER:

Yu Tuo, born in May, 1983, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, P.R. China. Member of US Portraiture Association and Spain Painters & Sculptors Association, specializing in transfinite realistic painting on characters. He graduated from art academy of Northeast University in China for bachelor degree on art, graduated from workroom 4# for painting major of Luxun Academy of Fine Art for master degree. Director of Fulcrum Art Center in Shenyang, lecturer of art academy of Shenyang Architectural University. Some of his artworks during his academic years are collected by his universities. His works were exhibited in Shenzhen Art Exhibition, Luyi Painting Exhibition in 2017, Shenzhen Sun Hill Art Center in 2018. The work Fan was selected in Liaoning Young Artists Exhibition in 2018. The work The Girl in White Sweater was selected Spain International Figural Art Exhibition and was invited for collection by Spain Art Museum. His 2019’s work Staring was selected by the Grand Prix of American Artist Magazine and was published as limited edition post stamp by China Post. He won Memorial Award of Spain Painters & Sculptors Association Chairman in Oct 2019. The work The Old was displayed in Dalian Realistic Oil Painting Exhibition in 2019. Many of his works have been kept as personal collections. His 2020 oil painting work The Girl in Green Flowered Dress was selected by Zaragoza Figural Art Exhibition in Spain in 2020 as the theme Your Best Work.

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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 5. PASTELS/CHALK/COLORED PENCIL — HUMAN FIGURE

1ST PLACE TUO YU CHINA yutuo111777@qq.com
“Pray For Blessings” 54x62cm Soft pastel on paper.

2ND PLACE YULI CHANG TAIWAN https://www.instagram.com/lea.3265 “Curly Remi” 54x39cm Pastel.

3RD PLACE-TIE YULI CHANG TAIWAN https://www.instagram.com/lea.3265 “Sleeping Remi” 44x28.5cm Pastel.

3RD PLACE-TIE FABANG PEI CHINA 1429941749@qq.com
“Pamirs Bride In The Mirror” 40x32" Soft pastel on paper.

3RD PLACE-TIE SIHUA LIU CHINA 363902716@qq.com
“Meditation” 75x55cm Pastel on paper.

3RD PLACE-TIE MONIA MICALETTO ITALY monia.micaletto@hotmail.it
“Karim” 50x70cm Pastel on pastelmat.

4TH PLACE-TIE GIANNIS VARSAMOUDIS GREECE www.jovarsam@yahoo.gr “Woman From Africa (Inspired By https://i.pinimg.com/originals/de/95/4d/de954df167d9356349523412cc882d5c.jpg?)" 30x40cm Extra soft pastels on Ingres paper.

4TH PLACE-TIE FABANG PEI CHINA 1429941749@qq.com
“Grandma Dachick” 40x32" Soft pastel on paper.

5TH PLACE SILVIA SCHMITT GERMANY www.Topenga-Art.com “Sidney Prescott” 29.7x42cm Colored pencil on drawing board.

6TH PLACE YANG ZHAO CHINA zhaoyang6911@qq.com
“Hand” 30x39cm Soft pastel on paper.

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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

MORE INFO ON THIS YEAR’S WINNERS

HOW TO ENTER

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

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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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