2020’S BEST SURREALISTS NAMED BY 25 GALLERIES:
SVETLANA KOVAL, ULYANA TURCHENKO, YOONSEO CHO, ERIN LEE, KATE LEE, KRISTEN EISENBRAUN, JULIE SONG, RYTIS MINKEVICIUS, LUCAS LEÓN
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, Ukraine, Mexico and Chile.
BIO OF FIRST PLACE WINNER: SVETLANA KOVAL
“I was born in Russia, in the Siberian land near Lake Baikal, where I graduated from the local art school. I’ve always painted. After studying at the university, I began to participate in exhibitions and sales at local galleries. I really liked to draw Lake Baikal. Five years ago, my family and I moved to the USA. We settled in a beautiful location, Lancaster County, where I have participated in many exhibitions. At the moment I am studying at HACC, trying to learn more English. In my works I want to convey the admiration that I feel when contemplating the world around me. In some of my works, I add a deeper philosophical meaning, my reflections on life. While painting, I am always learning; learning something new, experimenting in painting techniques.”
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 40. SURREALISM
1ST PLACE SVETLANA KOVAL USA Instagram: @svetlana_koval_artist “Sail Boat” 48x24" Oil, canvas.
2ND PLACE ULYANA TURCHENKO UKRAINE firstname.lastname@example.org
“Mercurius” 100x80cm Acrylic on canvas.
3RD PLACE-TIE YOONSEO CHO USA email@example.com
“Each Trace Of Life For Beauty To Bloom” 24x36" Acrylic on board.
3RD PLACE-TIE ULYANA TURCHENKO UKRAINE firstname.lastname@example.org “YinYang” 70x55cm Acrylic on canvas.
4TH PLACE-TIE ERIN LEE MEXICO email@example.com
“All The Eyes I Feel” 18x24" Acrylic on board.
4TH PLACE-TIE SVETLANA KOVAL USA Instagram: @svetlana_koval_artist “Sharing A Dream” 30x40" Oil, canvas.
5TH PLACE-TIE KATE LEE USA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Oasis” 20x17" Acrylic on board.
5TH PLACE-TIE KRISTEN EISENBRAUN USA www.kristeneisenbraun.com “The Book Of Animals” 24x36" Oil on linen.
6TH PLACE-TIE JULIE SONG USA email@example.com
“I Won’t Break” 18x24" Acrylic on board.
6TH PLACE-TIE RYTIS MINKEVICIUS LITHUANIA http://www.minkeviciusart.lt “How A Snail Went Searching For God” 30x25cm Oil on canvas.
6TH PLACE-TIE LUCAS LEÓN CHILE www.instagram.com/lucasleonart “What Are We?” 85x85cm Mixed media: handmade pointillism with ink, then scanned and painted with digital colors.
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