2023 AMERICAN ART AWARDS Submissions (Part 2): Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Graphite, Photo, Sculpture, Digital, More

Thom Bierdz
7 min readJul 31


If you chase beauty like I do, you’ll love these articles showing you the beautiful and diverse art entered so far from around the globe in the 2023 American Art Awards, scored next month by 20 of the best galleries in the USA, seen here:

Any sketcher, painter, digital artist, sculptor or photographer can enter online images by [extended deadline September 10]. There will be over 300 winners in 50 categories, who will receive great press. The 6 highest scores will receive cash prizes as well.

Online art images will be placed in the category where they have the best chance to win: oil, acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, pastel, various photography, sculpture, digital, realism, impressionism, naïve, abstract, expressionism, human figure, animal, landscape, fantasy, surrealism, pop, portrait, self-portrait, political, erotic, cubism, floral, humor, spiritual, etc..

Below are submissions from talented artists around the world. Feel free to browse their sites or contact them if interested in buying their work, which may turn out to be an American Art Awards winner in late October.

REGIMANTAS VALIUKAS LITHUANIA “Eva” 43x58cm Graphite on claybord.

MIKE PELUSO USA “Not All Our Ideas” 11” Polymer clay and wire.

GIUSEPPE PETRONE ITALY “The Soul Hopes” 60x80cm Soft pastel on paper. pastel/human figure.

MONICA DUMITRESCU (MD ANTIDTOT) SWITZERLAND www.antidtot.com “When Happiness Was Cheaper” 50x70cm Acrylic, spray, collage, marker, crayons on cardboard canvas.

NGOC BẢO ANH VIỆT NAM www.thegioitranhviet.com.vn “Spring Figure” 74x94cm Oil.

MAKENA KENA MUNEKU ZAMBIA “The Recovery” 22x30” Eggshells, concealer and paint.

JOEL SIMON IRELAND https://www.joelsimon.art “Friday Night 11pm” 50x40cm Oil on canvas.

DAN PYLE USA danpyleartist.com “Frida” 21x27" Charcoal and pastel on illustration board.

JEANNE M. RIETZKE USA www.etsy.com/shop/paintedbyhandilm “Lionfish” 15x22" Watercolor on paper.

LINDA MCCORD USA https://www.lindamccord.com/ “Yellow Gown” 21x22” Acrylic on canvas.

ROBIN SUH USA “What Am I ?” 13.5x18” Pastel on paper. PASTEL FIGURE

RAYMOND QUENNEVILLE CANADA www.raymondquenneville.qc.ca “Okanagan” 24x48" Oil on canvas.

FREDDY CHIHOTA ZIMBABWE “Young African Girl” 60x70cm Oil on canvas.

DOUGLAS CASTLEMAN USA www.douglas-castleman.pixels.com “Halfdome Afternoon” 18x24" Oil on canvas.

RON WALDECK SOUTH AFRICA www.ronwaldeck.com “869 Contemplation” 60x80cm Oil on board. Portrait of someone not famous

HICHAM TAKACHE LEBANON www.facebook.com/hicham.takache “The Tailor (Portrait Of My Late Father)” 32x40" Oil on canvas.

RASIKA RAMON SRI LANKA https://www.gallerycoronado.com/rasika-originals “Hummin’” 11.25x8.25" Colored pencil on art paper.

TATIANA LEIMKUELLER AUSTRIA https://tilda.cc/projects/?projectid=6472123 “Portrait Of Androgin With Burning Candle Inside” 35x25x23cm Resin, gypsum.

RUMJANA GEORGIEVA BULGARIA https://www.instagram.com/romigianna/ “King Charles III” 100x70 cm Acrylic on canvas.

KACEY KO HONG KONG SAR CHINA https://www.kaceyko.com “Eclectic-Taiwan” 90x120cm Oil on linen.

CHRISTINE KIM USA “Equal Educational Opportunity” 18x24" Acrylic on wood board.

ZIVA BARRETT USA www.zivabarrett.com “Skuld” 20x20" Mixed media on canvas.

RENEE BRETTLER CANADA https://www.reneebrettler.com/ “A Puddle For Giants” 16x20" Oil on board.

LUAN ALBAN UK myportfolio “Parakeet” 8x10” Flower petals, paper, paint. Category: Innovative

LUCILA ZENTNER AUSTRALIA https://www.lucilazentnerart.com “Studio Moments” 60x90cm Oil on canvas.

TOMAS GILVONAUSKAS LITHUANIA https://tumblr.com/gilvonas “Artifact From Nightdream” 29.7x21cm Acrylic on cardboard.

GRAHAM EDWARD RHODES UK https://about.me/surreal_rhodes “Temptation” 42x59.4cm Digital photography/manipulation. Not Ai.

RAMÓN RIVAS SPAIN http://www.rivismo.com “Strategic Gameboard For Peace” 195x195cm Mixed media-Rivismo on canvas.

EUGENE KUPERMAN USA www.kuperart.com “Motherly Love” 18x24” Oil on linen.

AVADKA COLEZ USA www.avadkacolez.com “Steam Shower” 36x24” Acrylic on canvas.

ALAN STECKER USA alanstecker.artspan.com “In Prayer” 20x16" Digital painting.

RONALD C. WALKER USA “Becoming Human” 11x14" Gouache.

EVGNOSIA NIKOLAROU GREECE “Virgin Mary” 40x60cm Egg-based tempera with 22 karat gold.

WALDEMAR TŁUCZEK POLAND https://www.instagram.com/waldemartluczek_waldzior/ “Moonlight Sonata” 100x80cm Oil on canvas.

HAN SHUAI CHINA “Girl In The Wind” 50x48cm Acrylic.

MAJA WOLF POLAND www.majawolf.pl “Aqua” 38x27cm Oil on canvas.

DOROTHY CLARKE USA https://www.facebook.com/DaCCreations1111 dori.clarke@gmail.com “Mating Dragonflies” Photography.

JADEN ZEN TAIWAN https://a0920654516.wixsite.com/jadenzenart “Pray” 76x56cm Mixed media.

LAURIE FREITAG USA www.LaurieFreitag.com “Charley” 16"x20" Printed on Canson platine fiber rag archival paper.

DERRICK WHALEY USA https://www.instagram.com/ivisionphotos/ “Better Dayz” 12x18” Photography.

DERRICK WHALEY USA https://www.instagram.com/ivisionphotos/ “Connection” 12x18” Photography.

NATALIA SEROVA-ZHURAVLEVA GEORGIA https://www.facebook.com/serova.art.gallery zhura051988@gmail.com “Guardian Angel” 50x60cm Canvas, oil.

EMMARYMAR CARABALLO USA “Fight Your Demon” 20x30" Acrylic on canvas.

TYRREL JONNS & LENA DAVIS AUSTRALIA ‘’Ace’’ 30x30'’ Manipulated photographic print. Cat 42

TATIANA SHIMA (TRAVELWAYS) USA https://travelwaysart.com/ “Blue Mountain Ski Resort” 11.457x7.633” Photography.

JELENA VRAGOVIC SERBIA https://www.instagram.com/vragovicart/ jelenavragovic@gmail.com “Charging” 70x100cm Oil on canvas.

OLGA MOISA UKRAINE http://instagram.com/olga_moisa “Warrior Of Steel” 30x40cm Oil on paper, dry brush technique.

OLGA PARR NEW ZEALAND https://www.facebook.com/oparrart “Carrying The Light” 26x36cm Pastel on paper.



Thom Bierdz

One of Medium’s TOP ART CONTRIBUTORS, award-winning author, actor, film-maker, painter. 12 books: 6 on art. President of WAA & AAA.