The 8 Best Contemporary Artworks In Italy, Philippines & Spain / AMERICAN ART AWARDS Winners

Thom Bierdz
5 min readNov 15

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20 of USA’s Best Galleries & Museums were asked to vote in the 2023 AMERICAN ART AWARDS, one of the most prestigious international online art competitions. Painters, sketchers, digital artists, photographers and sculptors from 75 countries submitted JPEGs for the 50 categories — to win gallery affiliation, career launch, high scores, great press and/or cash prizes.

Brilliant artists entered from 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, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tobago, Trinidad, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, USA, Viet Nam, Wales, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Here are the 8 winners from Italy:

Here are the 8 winners from Philippines:

Here are the 8 winners from Spain:

About 100 ARTICLES on the 50 CATEGORIES of the 2023 AMERICAN ART AWARDS WINNING ARTISTS are here: https://americanartawards.com/2023-press-on-artists/

COLLECTORS wanting to acquire these pieces or contact the artists can get direct links here: https://americanartawards.com/2023-winning-artists-american-art-awards/

This is the 15th anniversary for the American Art Awards organization which selects the 20 Best Galleries and Museums each May, who decide the world’s best artists in Autumn. Among other criteria, gallery & museum selections are based on years established, industry reputation, online interest, location, size, socially relevant exhibits, motivational and educational programs, represented artists as well as artist, client and visitor references.

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

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

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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.