WORLD’S BEST ABSTRACT ARTISTS: WINFIELD, SHUMEI, ZAICIKAS, SCHOFIELD, AVLAMIS, HOLZNECHT, COOK, BINGLING, SAVOSTIANOV & COVINGTON
Abstract artists from USA, China, France, Greece and Russia take top honors in Category 6 of the 2018 AMERICAN ART AWARDS.
This year the American Art Awards (www.AmericanArtAwards.com), juried by the 25 Best Galleries & Museums In America (listed below), had online art images in 50 categories submitted from artists in 59 countries: Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Haiti, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, UK, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela.
The 1st Place to 6th Place winners in all 50 categories will be revealed in the news about a category a day — stretching into November, making this one of the longest winner announcements of any art competition in the world.
Hilary Winfield is an award-winning, innovative, contemporary fine artist, creating from both intuition and from the energy and inspiration that she absorbs from the world around her. Originally from Washington, North Carolina, she relocated more than fifteen years ago, awed by the amazing beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Winfield derives inspiration from the elements of the environment and from nature, including many unique aspects; weather, rusting metal, aging wood, water, dilapidated buildings, peeling paint, stones and rocks, the city lights at night. She notices magic everywhere, often in unanticipated places; from the surface of a body of water to the rustic, industrial warehouse floor of a manufacturing facility.
The creative process for Winfield involves experimenting with various mediums and methods of infusing texture, iridescence and illumination into her work. Winfield’s art is internationally collected and lends a refreshing and energizing vitality while simultaneously portraying great depth and balance.
CATEGORY 6. ABSTRACT
1ST PLACE HILARY WINFIELD USA www.hilarywinfield.com “Lithosphere 171” 36x36" Acrylic on canvas.
2ND PLACE JIANG SHUMEI CHINA firstname.lastname@example.org “Terrace” 120x160cm Oil on linen.
3RD PLACE-TIE TADAS ZAICIKAS FRANCE https://tadas-zaicikas.pixels.com/ “Emotional Transformation” 56x56" Oil on canvas.
3RD PLACE-TIE GLEN A SCHOFIELD USA www.artbyschofield.com “Lots Of Shiny Things” 30x48” Acrylic on canvas.
3RD PLACE-TIE HILARY WINFIELD USA www.hilarywinfield.com “Dimension 33” 24x24" Acrylic on canvas.
4TH PLACE ALEXIS AVLAMIS GREECE www.alexisavlamis.com “Sacred Tears” 22x29" Colored pencils, watercolor, pen and ink on paper.
5TH PLACE-TIE STEPHANIE HOLZNECHT USA www.scholznecht.com “Mystic Twilight” 30x30” Acrylic, tempera and latex paint on canvas.
5TH PLACE-TIE JENIK COOK USA JENIKSART@msn.com “Abstract Style” 48x28" Acrylic.
6TH PLACE-TIE LIU BINGLING CHINA email@example.com “View” 75x128cm Mixed media (silk, paraffin, dye, acrylic).
6TH PLACE-TIE ELENA SAVOSTIANOVA RUSSIA firstname.lastname@example.org “A Trip On The Nile” 40х30cm Colored pencils, ink, pen on paper.
6TH PLACE-TIE ELIZABETH COVINGTON USA www.CovingtonWatercolors.com “Abstract Woman” 11x14" Watercolor, ink and acrylic.
This year’s 25 Best Galleries & Museums asked to vote on art were:
BEST IN ALABAMA — ALABAMA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
BEST IN ARKANSAS — FORT SMITH REGIONAL ART MUSEUM
BEST IN CALIFORNIA — REVOLVER GALLERY
BEST IN COLORADO — COLORADO FINE ARTS CENTER AT COLORADO COLLEGE
BEST IN FLORIDA — LIK FINE ART MIAMI + LIK FINE ART KEY WEST
BEST IN ILLINOIS — TRICKSTER ART GALLERY
BEST IN KANSAS — BIRGER SANDZEN MEMORIAL GALLERY
BEST IN KENTUCKY — E&S GALLERY
BEST IN LOUISIANA — NEWCOMB ART MUSEUM
BEST IN MASSACHUSETTS — BOSTON SCULPTORS GALLERY
BEST IN MISSISSIPPI — THE OHR-O’KEEFE MUSEUM OF ART
BEST IN MISSOURI — UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI MUSEUM OF ART AND ARCHEOLOGY
BEST IN NEBRASKA — KIECHEL FINE ART
BEST IN NEVADA — THE METROPOLITAN GALLERY OF LAS VEGAS ART MUSEUM
BEST IN OHIO — LEE HAYDEN GALLERY
BEST IN OKLAHOMA — JOSEPH GIEREK FINE ART
BEST IN OREGON — JORDAN SCHNITZER MUSEUM of ART
BEST IN PENNSYLVANIA — JAMES A. MICHENER ART MUSEUM
BEST IN SOUTH CAROLINA — MARY MARTIN GALLERY OF FINE ART
BEST IN SOUTH DAKOTA — SOUTH DAKOTA ART MUSEUM
BEST IN TEXAS — ART ON 5TH
BEST IN UTAH — THE LEONARDO
BEST IN WASHINGTON — MARYHILL MUSEUM OF ART
BEST IN WEST VIRGINIA — WEST VIRGINIA STATE MUSEUM
BEST IN WISCONSIN — MUSEUM OF WISCONSIN ART
Enter art at www.AmericanArtAwards.com