The 6 Cash Winners Of The 2023 AMERICAN ART AWARDS: PYLE, PRUYS, MILLER, RIVAS, STANLEY & MICHAELS

Thom Bierdz
4 min readOct 31, 2023

Artists from 72 countries competed in the 2023 AMERICAN ART AWARDS. Twenty of the most revered galleries in the USA were sent around 2,000 online images to score in drawing, painting, sculpture, digital and photography. The 300+ winning works, 1st to 6th Place (and ties) in all 50 categories, will be featured in an upcoming movie and 75 articles.

Art collectors can now acquire masterpieces in every medium: oil, acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, pastel, realism, impressionism, naïve, abstract, expressionism, human figure, animal, landscape, fantasy, surrealism, pop, portrait, self-portrait, political, erotic, cubism, floral, humor, spiritual, etc..

Take a look at the hundreds of winning images — and corresponding contact info to the best contemporary artists in the world here: https://americanartawards.com/2023-winning-artists-american-art-awards/

The six cash prizes go to fine artists in USA, Spain, Canada and Nigeria, winning in oil, acrylic, graphite, digital and sculpture.

Winners of the 6 cash prizes are:

MOST WINS — 12 WINS — goes to Canada’s CHER PRUYS, a master at acrylic realism, who has won about 400 art awards in her stunning career thus far. https://artbycher.ca/

The MASTERPIECE cash prize goes to USA’s MAXWELL G. MILLER for a small Renaissance-style oil self-portrait titled “The Journeyman” which won in 4 categories. http://www.maxwellgmiller.com/

BEST OF SHOW / Highest Score goes to USA’s DAN PYLE for “Frida (Kahlo),” a 27 inch charcoal and pastel on illustration board. http://danpyleartist.com/

2nd HIGHEST SCORE IN CONTEST goes to RAMÓN RIVAS of Spain for “Strategic Gameboard For Peace.” The timely 77 inch checkerboard tribute to John Lennon was created with his own trademark mixed media-Rivismo on canvas. http://www.rivismo.com

3rd HIGHEST SCORE IN CONTEST goes to NWITE EJIKE STANLEY of Nigeria for “Cry Of A Merman.” The large realistic graphite and charcoal on canvas depicts an epic marine melodrama, both contemporary and ethereal. https://www.instagram.com/nwite_stanley/

4th HIGHEST SCORE IN CONTEST goes to American TESA MICHAELS for her 54 inch “Golden Elegance,” a nonrepresentational sculpture comprised of semi-precious stones and other media on panel. https://www.tesamichaels.com/

In 2023, AMERICAN ART AWARDS had submissions from these 72 countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Switzerland, Tobago, Trinidad, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, USA, Viet Nam, Wales, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

USA’s 20 Best Galleries & Museums who were asked to score online art in 2023 were:

American Art Awards 20 Best Galleries & Museums for 2023, in alphabetical order:

BEST IN ARIZONA: Exposures International Gallery Of Fine Art

BEST IN CALIFORNIA: Sparks Gallery

BEST IN COLORADO: Mirada Fine Art

BEST IN FLORIDA: MAC Art Galleries

BEST IN GEORGIA: Black Art In America™ (BAIA)

BEST IN INDIANA: Gallery Forty-Two

BEST IN KANSAS: CityArts

BEST IN KENTUCKY: KMAC Contemporary Art Museum

BEST IN LOUISIANA: Jonathan Ferrara Gallery

BEST IN MAINE: Clarke Gallery

BEST IN MONTANA: Cawdrey Gallery

BEST IN NEBRASKA: Kiechel Fine Art

BEST IN NEVADA: Elena Bulatova Fine Art

BEST IN NEW MEXICO: Thornwood Gallery

BEST IN NEW YORK: Gallery 23 NY

BEST IN SOUTH CAROLINA: Mary Martin Galleries Of Fine Art

BEST IN TEXAS: Ao5 Gallery

BEST IN SOUTH DAKOTA: South Dakota Art Museum

BEST IN VERMONT: Helmholz Fine Art

BEST IN WYOMING: Gallery Wild

American Art Awards https://www.americanartawards.com/ annually awards 20 museums and/or galleries, who agree to score art and award nearly 300+ deserving contemporary artists from 60+ countries: painters, photographers, sculptors and digital artists.

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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.