2020’S BEST SELF-PORTRAITS NAMED BY 25 GALLERIES:

FEI GAO, PHILIP JOHNSON, YVONNE WELMAN, NATASHA EVDOKIMOVA, GARY BLYTHE, NICOLE SULLIVAN, SHAN YAN, LOUISA ANTICO, HARRISON RENST, ALISA KHODYAKOVA, LYNNE GUESS, ARA BAGHDASARYAN

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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 China, UK, Netherlands, Russia, USA, Australia and Armenia.

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BIO OF FIRST PLACE WINNER: Fei Gao

Born in 1973 in the ancient city of Bayannaoer, Inner Mongolia

Graduated from Bayannaoer Art College in 1994

Classic Club CLATIA Signed Artist Member of China Minority Art Promotion Association

Member of Beijing Dongcheng Artists Association

Secretary-General of Art Committee and Jury of Art Committee of China Academy of Art

Member of Oil Painting Committee of Beijing Academy of Fine Arts

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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 39. SELF-PORTRAIT

1ST PLACE FEI GAO CHINA 243273634@qq.com
“Self Portrait” 40x50cm Oil on linen.

2ND PLACE-TIE PHILIP JOHNSON UK www.realistportraits.com
“Hand Of The Artist” 16.5x12" Oil paint on board.

2ND PLACE-TIE YVONNE WELMAN NETHERLANDS www.yvonne-welman.com “Showing My Vanity” 60x60cm Acrylic.

3RD PLACE-TIE NATASHA EVDOKIMOVA RUSSIA Instagram.com/neva_artist “Time Of The First” 50x50cm(Diptych) Oil on canvas.

3RD PLACE-TIE GARY BLYTHE UK http://garyblythe.com/
“Self Portrait With Blue Shirt” 24x20" Acrylic painting on board.

4TH PLACE-TIE NICOLE SULLIVAN USA http://thestarsandgod.com “My Socks” 34x61" Acrylic on canvas.

4TH PLACE-TIE SHAN YAN CHINA 1660397168@qq.com
“Yuji Self Portrait” 150x170cm Oil on linen.

4TH PLACE-TIE LOUISA ANTICO AUSTRALIA www.louisaantico.com “Self Portrait — The Turning Point” 122x92cm Acrylic and mixed media on canvas.

5TH PLACE-TIE HARRISON RENST USA https://harrisonernst.weebly.com/ “Art Becomes Me” 44.7x28.5cm Acrylic on wooden paint palette.

5TH PLACE-TIE ALISA KHODYAKOVA RUSSIA https://www.instagram.com/alisakhodyakova/?igshid=yn9tvuo6gklr
“Pandemic” 99x99cm Oil on canvas.

5TH PLACE-TIE LYNNE GUESS USA lynneguess@msn.com “Teal Portrait” 19x25" Mixed media on paper.

6TH PLACE ARA BAGHDASARYAN ARMENIA arabaghdasaryan@gmail.com
“Self-Portrait RGB” 101x72cm Ink and acrylic 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

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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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