FEI GAO, PHILIP JOHNSON, YVONNE WELMAN, NATASHA EVDOKIMOVA, GARY BLYTHE, NICOLE SULLIVAN, SHAN YAN, LOUISA ANTICO, HARRISON RENST, ALISA KHODYAKOVA, LYNNE GUESS, ARA BAGHDASARYAN
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.
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
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 39. SELF-PORTRAIT
1ST PLACE FEI GAO CHINA firstname.lastname@example.org
“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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org “Teal Portrait” 19x25" Mixed media on paper.
6TH PLACE ARA BAGHDASARYAN ARMENIA email@example.com
“Self-Portrait RGB” 101x72cm Ink and acrylic on paper.
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