2023 AMERICAN ART AWARDS Submissions (Part 3): Graphite, Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Digital, Sculpture, Photo, Innovative, More

Thom Bierdz
7 min readAug 1, 2023


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.

ABE BLACK KENYA https://www.facebook.com/AbeBlackDj “Look” 8x11" Graphite on paper.

AZITA IBRAHIMI AFGHANISTAN https://instagram.com/azi.art6? “War Of Powers” 120x80cm Acrylic on canvas.

KAREN BANNON USA Karenbannonphotography.com “The Spiritual War” Digital.

MATT PHILLEO USA www.mattphilleo.com “Wonderful Old Woman” 9x12” Colored pencil on paper.

TRISTAM MYANMAR https://www.facebook.com/lucous.lucous.1 “Untitled” 24x48" Oil on canvas.

TOMAS GILVONAUSKAS LITHUANIA https://tumblr.com/gilvonas “Artifacts In The Wild” 29.7x21cm Acrylic on cardboard.

RAJASEKHARAN PARAMESWARAN INDIA www.rajasekharan.in “Mask Mask Mask” 35x47" Oil on canvas.

YVONNE PRAEGER SWITZERLAND www.yvonnepraeger.com “Magnificent I 80x60cm Oil on canvas.

TATIANA LEIMKUELLER AUSTRIA https://tilda.cc/projects/?projectid=6472123 “Transparent Portrait For Hanging On The Wall” 35x20x21cm Resin.

RUMJANA GEORGIEVA BULGARIA “Goodbye Troubles — Charlie Chaplin And The Kid” 70x30 cm Acrylic & mixed media on canvas.

DAINTY DANIEL NIGERIA “African Beauty” 50x60cm Acrylic on canvas.

DOUGLAS CASTLEMAN USA www.douglas-castleman.pixels.com “Marina Del Rey” 20x30" Transparent Watercolor on paper.

RON WALDECK SOUTH AFRICA www.ronwaldeck.com “917 Rosebud And Droplets” 60x80cm Acrylic on canvas. Floral realism

HAN SHUAI CHINA “The Wind Came And The Clouds Drifted Away” 180x120cm Acrylic.

MAJA WOLF POLAND www.majawolf.pl “From Dawn To Dusk” 50x70cm Oil on canvas.

DAN PYLE USA danpyleartist.com “A Friendly Face” 15.75x23.5" Charcoal on illustration board.

HICHAM TAKACHE LEBANON www.facebook.com/hicham.takache “Running Free… Off The Ground” 40x40" Oil on canvas.

RASIKA RAMON SRI LANKA https://www.gallerycoronado.com/rasika-originals “Waterfront” Watercolor on art paper.

KACEY KO HONG KONG SAR CHINA https://www.kaceyko.com “Unlimited Splendour” 80x116cm Oil on linen.

CHRISTINE KIM USA “Drowning In Work” 14.5x24" Acrylic on wood board.

LUAN ALBAN UK myportfolio “Dahlia Fish” Flower petals, paper, currants. Category: Innovative

LUCILA ZENTNER AUSTRALIA https://www.lucilazentnerart.com “The Tree At Mrs Macquarie’s Chair” 100x120cm Oil on canvas.

GRAHAM EDWARD RHODES UK https://about.me/surreal_rhodes “Chill Out” 140x56cm Mixed media ink pen on paper/digital manipulation.

RAMÓN RIVAS SPAIN http://www.rivismo.com “Experiential Bird / Hawk-Eye In Tennis” 195x195cm Mixed media-Rivismo on canvas.

EUGENE KUPERMAN USA www.kuperart.com “Unexpected Encounter” 36x48” Oil on canvas.

ALAN STECKER USA alanstecker.artspan.com “Ancient Ikon In Night Light” 16x20" Digital painting.

WALDEMAR TŁUCZEK POLAND https://www.instagram.com/waldemartluczek_waldzior/ “Extasa” 80x100cm Oil on canvas.

JEANNE M. RIETZKE USA www.etsy.com/shop/paintedbyhandilm “Fish Heads With Starry Eyes” 22x30" Watercolor on paper.

LINDA MCCORD USA https://www.lindamccord.com/ “1941 Chevy” 24x36” Acrylic on canvas.

DOROTHY CLARKE USA https://www.facebook.com/DaCCreations1111 “Elegant Tiger Lily — A Tribute to Mom” Photography.

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

TATIANA SHIMA (TRAVELWAYS) USA https://travelwaysart.com/ travelways28@gmail.com “Bluenose” 10.8x8.64” Photography.

JELENA VRAGOVIC SERBIA https://www.instagram.com/vragovicart/ “Where How Why” 100x200cm Oil on canvas.

FREDDY CHIHOTA ZIMBABWE “Coming From The Dip-tank” 50x60cm Oil on canvas.

SUMAYA ABDEL HALIM ZAHRA SYRIA “It Is Summer” 70x100cm Oil on canvas.

OLGA MOISA UKRAINE http://instagram.com/olga_moisa “Favorite Toy” 30x40cm Charcoal, white pastel on tinted paper.

OLGA PARR NEW ZEALAND https://www.facebook.com/oparrart “Wedding Day” 56x77cm Watercolour on paper.

EMMARYMAR CARABALLO USA “My Own Shadow” 20x24" Acrylic on canvas.

PAUL HARTEL USA https://hartelart.com/ “Untitled (From Modern Faces)” 24x60" Mixed media on 3 canvas panels.

DR. YATINDRA MAHOBE INDIA “A Working Woman” 16x12” Watercolor on paper.

SAJA SAFANDI IRAQ https://www.instagram.com/saja_safandi/ “Five White Horses” 110x140cm Oil.

MARIE MCCALLUM USA www.mariemccallumart.com 60x36” “Left Side Story” Oil & silver leaf on canvas.

MATT PHILLEO USA www.mattphilleo.com “Fire of Fervent Prayer” 30x40” Acrylic on canvas.

UTTAM BHATTACHARYA INDIA “Dream Mystic” 24x36" Acrylic on canvas. AMERICAN ART AWARDS

STEVAN VISAGIE GAUTENG https://www.facebook.com/stevan.visagie.1? “SA Mountains” 90x56cm Oil on canvas.

NAVID MASHOUF AFGHANISTAN https://instagram.com/n.mashouf.art.af? “War Of Words” 30x30cm Watercolor.

NAVID MASHOUF AFGHANISTAN https://instagram.com/n.mashouf.art.af?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= “Concept Failure” 30x30cm Mixed medium and watercolor.

AZITA IBRAHIMI AFGHANISTAN https://instagram.com/azi.art6? “Afghan Lady In Green” 100x70cm Acrylic on canvas.

SIDDHARTH GAVADE INDIA https://instagram.com/siddharthgavade?igshid=ZDdkNTZiNTM= “Figure I” 18×25" Pastel on paper. AMERICAN ART AWARDS

AMAR KALE INDIA “Empress” 24x36” Oil & acrylic on canvas.

SAMANTHA BLACK CANADA www.blackworksart.com “Can’t Wait” 120x80cm Oil, mixed medium.

SAMANTHA BLACK CANADA www.blackworksart.com “Looking Deeper” 120x80cm Mixed medium and oil on canvas.



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 & ACCA.