2020’S BESTWATERCOLOR ARTISTS NAMED BY 25 GALLERIES:
CHANGSHENG XU, YUNSHENG LIU, ARUNAS VILKEVICIUS, HELEN K BEACHAM, HUAXIA TENG, NATALLIA VALIUKEVICH, TATYANA JUICE, ALISA ILINA
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.
Watercolor winners, category 3, are from China, Lithuania, USA, Belarus and Russia.
BIO OF FIRST PLACE WINNER: Changsheng Xu was born in Hunan Province, China, in 1965. He graduated from the Fine Arts Department of Hunan Normal University in 1987, and in 2013, graduated from Central South University of Forestry and Technology with a master’s degree in the field of folk woodcarving art.
He is a member of the Chinese Artists Association, a member of the Hunan Artists Association, a member of the Watercolor Art Committee of the Guangxi Artists Association, and the vice-chairman of the Guangxi Watercolor Artists Association. He has been teaching art and watercolor painting for 33 years and is a professor at Nanning Normal University.
His watercolor painting theme pays more attention to traditional Chinese folklore and artisans, showing the Chinese countryside’s colorful life scenes. His watercolor paintings have been nominated in various Chinese painting exhibitions many times, and private individuals or institutions have collected many of his works.
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/
Enter here: https://www.americanartawards.com/register-to-enter-3/
CONTACTS FOR CATEGORY 3. WATER COLOR — HUMAN FIGURE
1ST PLACE CHANGSHENG XU CHINA firstname.lastname@example.org
“April Day” 44.9x33.9" Watercolor on paper.
2ND PLACE YUNSHENG LIU CHINA email@example.com
“Spring Breeze Blowing Green Silk” 76x54cm Watercolor on paper.
3RD PLACE-TIE YUNSHENG LIU CHINA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Two Sisters” 75.5x54cm Watercolor on paper.
3RD PLACE-TIE ARUNAS VILKEVICIUS LITHUANIA www.arunasvilkevicius.com “Kotryna” 56x38cm Watercolor on paper.
3RD PLACE-TIE YUNSHENG LIU CHINA email@example.com
“Big Hand Mother” 76x54cm Watercolor on paper.
4TH PLACE-TIE HELEN K BEACHAM USA https://www.HelenKBeacham.com “Briskly & With Purpose” 22x22" Watercolor on paper.
4TH PLACE-TIE HUAXIA TENG CHINA firstname.lastname@example.org
“The Girl With Red Rope” 75x50cm Watercolor on paper.
5TH PLACE-TIE HELEN K BEACHAM USA https://www.HelenKBeacham.com “Attitude” 24x18" Watercolor on paper.
5TH PLACE-TIE NATALLIA VALIUKEVICH BELARUS https://valiukevich.com
“Always” 14x14" Watercolor on paper.
6TH PLACE-TIE TATYANA JUICE RUSSIA www.facebook.com/tatyana.juice
“The Best-Looking Guy In The Village Or Hop On The Ride” 56x38cm Watercolor on paper.
6TH PLACE-TIE ALISA ILINA RUSSIA www.alisailina.com
“Alisa” 38x56cm Watercolor.
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:
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
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