2023 AMERICAN ART AWARDS Submissions (Part 5): Realism, Impressionism, Sculpture, Photo, Digital, Animals, Fashion, More

Thom Bierdz
7 min readAug 1, 2023

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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.

RON WALDECK SOUTH AFRICA www.ronwaldeck.com “918 The Challenge” 110x80cm Acrylic on canvas. Realism animal

BLAKE WARD CANADA www.BlakeWard.com “Ushabti Mafdet And Mayet” 83x23x18cm Bronze.

CHRIS KRUPINSKI USA www.chriskrupinski.com “Orange Blossoms” 30x22” Transparent watercolor.

ELENA MITROFANOVA RUSSIA www.lenamitrofanova.ru “Burning Down The Fears” 20x30cm Oil.

SAFIRAH RASHID MALAYSIA https://fotosafirah.blogspot.com/ “The Parrot” 20x15” Mixed media on oval canvas, glow in the dark paint.

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

DONG GA ELUDO PHILIPPINES https://www.facebook.com/lorelito.eludo “God Is Love” 21x31” Watercolor on paper.

TYRREL JONNS & LENA DAVIS AUSTRALIA ‘’Flea’’ 30x30” Manipulated photographic print. Cat 46

ALAN STECKER USA alanstecker.artspan.com “Brothers” 36x24" Digital painting.

DOUGLAS CASTLEMAN USA www.douglas-castleman.pixels.com “Sentimental Journey” 12x24" Oil on panel.

MARIE MCCALLUM USA www.mariemccallumart.com “Southern Exposure” 60x38” Oil on canvas.

DR. YATINDRA MAHOBE INDIA “Paniharan” 16x12” Watercolor on paper.

PAUL HARTEL USA https://hartelart.com/ “Temporal Executives” 14x12" Mixed media on canvas.

JO BEER UK jobeerart.com “Candy” 75x90cm Oil on canvas.

SHANE WOLF USA www.Shane-Wolf.com “Threshold IV” 93x50cm Charcoal, sanguine, & chalk on paper.

ULF KOENIG GERMANY www.art-koenig.de “Manhattan VI — Deconstructive Vision” 170x52x23cm Mixed-media wallsculpture. Sculpture-Non-Representational

CHAIN NKOSINATHI SOUTH AFRICA “Love Yourself” 86x82cm Acrylic on scratched canvas.

FRED SMILDE USA www.saatchiart.com/fredsmilde “Daily Grind” 36x36" Oil on canvas.

JOOP LOGGER GAMBIA www.jolocreative.com “African Woman Golden Top” 75x100cm Mixed & digital on canvas.

WIM BEULLENS BELGIUM www.wim-beullens.be “No Title 7” 42x30cm Graphite on paper.

LINDA IRWIN CANADA www.lindairwinartist.com Category 33 “Anastasia” 11x14” Acrylic on board.

LINDA IRWIN CANADA www.lindairwinartist.com Category 17 “The Beauty Of Spring” 11x14” Acrylic on board.

RAJASEKHARAN PARAMESWARAN INDIA www.rajasekharan.in “Subhadra” 33x27" Oil on canvas.

PARMAN ASSANOV KAZAKHSTAN “Homo Sapience” 60x80cm Acrylic on canvas.

AMAR KALE INDIA “Natya Bhairavi” 20x30” Oil & acrylic on canvas.

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

SIDDHARTH GAVADE INDIA https://instagram.com/siddharthgavade?igshid=ZDdkNTZiNTM= “Chirping Butterflies” 34×44" Oil on canvas.

ELENA MITROFANOVA RUSSIA www.lenamitrofanova.ru “Idealist” 30x30cm Oil on canvas.

PARMAN ASSANOV KAZAKHSTAN “Programming The Human Being” 60x80cm Acryllic on canvas.

DAINTY DANIEL NIGERIA “The Sitter’s Mysterious Smile” 50x60cm Oil on canvas. Expressionism

STEVAN VISAGIE GAUTENG https://www.facebook.com/stevan.visagie.1?mibextid=ZbWKwL “Great Karoo” 160x800cm Oil on canvas.

HICHAM TAKACHE LEBANON www.facebook.com/hicham.takache “Portrait Of Um Saeed” 24x32” Oil on canvas.

HICHAM TAKACHE LEBANON www.facebook.com/hicham.takache “My Neighbor’s Old House” 16x24" Oil on canvas.

RASIKA RAMON SRI LANKA https://www.gallerycoronado.com/rasika-originals “Sky” 9x13" Colored pencil art on paper.

RASIKA RAMON SRI LANKA https://www.gallerycoronado.com/rasika-originals “Lady In Red” 7.75 7.6" Oil Pastel on paper.

TATIANA LEIMKUELLER AUSTRIA https://tilda.cc/projects/?projectid=6472123 “Two In One” 34x21x19cm Plastic, gypsum.

KACEY KO HONG KONG SAR CHINA https://www.kaceyko.com “Oasis-Intelligence” 80x100cm Oil on linen.

RAMÓN RIVAS SPAIN http://www.rivismo.com “Faces Of Experiential Materials” 150x162cm Mixed media-Rivismo on canvas.

ALAN STECKER USA alanstecker.artspan.com “Mother And Daughter” 36x24" Acrylic and crayon on paper.

TYRREL JONNS & LENA DAVIS AUSTRALIA ‘’Not The Bride’’ 30x30'’ Manipulated photographic print. Cat 42

LOLLIE ORTIZ USA www.lollieortizartgallery.com “Peek-A-Boo Chairs” 14x36" Representational digital graphic art illustration.

TYRREL JONNS & LENA DAVIS AUSTRALIA ‘’Puddy’’ 30x30'’ Manipulated photographic print. Cat 46

LOLLIE ORTIZ USA www.lollieortizartgallery.com “Mona Lisa Time” 14x36" Representational manipulated digital photo print.

DONG GA ELUDO PHILIPPINES https://www.facebook.com/lorelito.eludo “Axl Rose Singer Guns & Roses Band” 8x11” Watercolor on paper.

TATIANA LEIMKUELLER AUSTRIA https://tilda.cc/projects/?projectid=6472123 “Hanger With Abstract Picture” 40x20x5cm Plastic, paper.

RUTH BIRCHAM UK https://unimaginableimagery.yolasite.com/ “Walking Through History Of Nigeria” 40x50” Oil & acrylic on canvas.

RUTH BIRCHAM UK https://unimaginableimagery.yolasite.com/ “Taste” 18x40” Acrylic on canvas.

GREGORY DEGROAT USA https://www.degroatartanddesign.com/ “Aged Lady” 12x16" Watercolor on paper.

GREGORY DEGROAT USA https://www.degroatartanddesign.com/ “Danny Boy” 12x16" Watercolor on paper.

ISTVÁN KENÉZ HUNGARY www.facebook.com/istkenez “Autumn Lights” 50x35cm Oil on panel.

DASHA PRUDNIKOVA USA/MEXICO www.bemusedartist.com “Green Smoke” 80x60cm Oil on canvas.

IRA KENNEDY USA www.IraKennedy.com “Spirit Of Big Bend” 36x48” Acrylic on canvas.

DANIEL WALTERS USA www.facebook.com/DanWOriginals “Reflective” 48x24” Oil on canvas.

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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.