2020’S BEST POP ARTISTS NAMED BY 25 GALLERIES:

EDWARD CORONEL, DR. HAFSA BANU, RICHARD A. POWELL, ANNA POLIAKOVA, YANA ANDRE, TANYA FILICHKIN, GRACE PARK, ASHLYNN ESCHE, NOAH FRIEDMAN

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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 Philippines, Oman, USA and Russia.

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BIO OF FIRST PLACE WINNER: Edward Coronel

is a self-taught visual artist since childhood, but he is equally inspired by science. He graduated as a physicist and taught at the same school, the University of the Philippines-Diliman. His professional career in the arts began in 2006, and started his roots in abstractions but upon his latest solo exhibition in 2019, he veered towards realism, with methods much more deliberate and calculated.

His background in the sciences lent him the precision for a specialization in realism, and earned him last year’s 6th place in the American Art Awards 2019 Best Landscape with Life Category for his painting, “Fruit Vendor 2 (Still Life with 725 fruits)”.

Coronel’s DIVERSITY ( 36”x48” oil painting on canvas) shows the cute, sweet and fun gummy bear candies, as a representative of our familiar yet nonchalant attitude to consumption and mass production. What would it be like if the gummies were not anonymous as we thought? DIVERSITY is a reminder to pause and inquire about our recognition and acceptance of our own diversity; that we are not anonymous among ourselves; that we are all equal and have a role to contribute and fulfill.

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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 30. POP ART

1ST PLACE EDWARD CORONEL PHILIPPINES edcoronel@gmail.com
“Diversity” 48x36" Oil on canvas.

2ND PLACE-TIE DR. HAFSA BANU OMAN www.mygallery27.com
“Bob Marley” 30x30cm Nail and string on wood with acrylic background.

3RD PLACE-TIE RICHARD A. POWELL USA www.raartpublishing.com
“Staring At Death” 4x4' Acrylic on canvas.

3RD PLACE-TIE RICHARD A. POWELL USA www.raartpublishing.com “Deep In Thought” 4x5' Acrylic on canvas.

4TH PLACE-TIE ANNA POLIAKOVA RUSSIA https://poliakova-art.com/ “Heaven Can Wait” 90x50cm Oil, pencil on canvas.

4TH PLACE-TIE YANA ANDRE RUSSIA https://www.artavita.com/artists/18141-yana-andre “Ahh” 25x35cm Airbrush on paper.

5TH PLACE-TIE TANYA FILICHKIN USA https://tanyafilichkin.artspan.com/ “Red Impact” 20x20” Acrylic on canvas.

5TH PLACE-TIE ANNA POLIAKOVA RUSSIA https://poliakova-art.com/ “Endless Opportunities” 90x50cm Oil, pencil on canvas.

6TH PLACE-TIE GRACE PARK USA grassepark@gmail.com
“Two Talents At Once” 24x16" Poster color on paper.

6TH PLACE-TIE ASHLYNN ESCHE USA www.2erasart.com
“Drummer Boy” 24x36" Acrylic on canvas.

6TH PLACE-TIE NOAH FRIEDMAN USA http://ndf-art.blogspot.com/ “RIP Breonna” 6×6″ Oil 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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