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

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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 USA, Ukraine, Mexico and Chile.

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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.”

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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 40. SURREALISM

1ST PLACE SVETLANA KOVAL USA Instagram: @svetlana_koval_artist “Sail Boat” 48x24" Oil, canvas.

2ND PLACE ULYANA TURCHENKO UKRAINE ulyana.turchenko@gmail.com
“Mercurius” 100x80cm Acrylic on canvas.

3RD PLACE-TIE YOONSEO CHO USA chloecho2004@gmail.com
“Each Trace Of Life For Beauty To Bloom” 24x36" Acrylic on board.

3RD PLACE-TIE ULYANA TURCHENKO UKRAINE ulyana.turchenko@gmail.com “YinYang” 70x55cm Acrylic on canvas.

4TH PLACE-TIE ERIN LEE MEXICO leeerin88@gmail.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 kateslee8@gmail.com
“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 juliesong03@gmail.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.

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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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