WORLD ART AWARDS Submissions (Part 23): Oil King Charles & Lioness, Bronze Birds, Graphite Smoker, Curved Canvases, Digital Explosion, Naïve Acrylics From Canada, Costa Rica & Nigeria, More

Thom Bierdz
5 min readApr 9, 2023

If you chase beauty like I do, you’ll love these articles showing you the beautiful and diverse online art images entered from around the globe in the first annual World Art Awards, which will be sent to the 20 best galleries in the world to score. Hundreds of art images already entered can be viewed here:

Any sketcher, painter, digital artist, sculptor or photographer can enter online images by April 30. They will be placed in the one of fifty categories. Five thousand dollars in cash prizes will be divided between 6 artists (highest votes) and all 1st to 6th Place winners (300+ total) will receive great press.

World Art Awards launches this year, a sister competition of the prestigious online art competition American Art Awards after 15 years of success.

The only difference is World Art Awards submissions are sent to the World’s 20 Best Galleries to score, while in American Art Awards submissions are sent to USA’s 20 Best Galleries to score. Same categories, same prizes, same press and same opportunity that one of the revered art institutions is so taken by an artist’s work that they contact them for representation.

Below are brand new submissions from talented artists. Feel free to browse their sites or contact them if interested in buying their work, which may turn out to be a World Art Awards winner in late June, or American Art Awards winner in late October.

RAMÓN RIVAS SPAIN “Art Explosion At Expo V” 180x195cm Mixed media-Rivismo on canvas.

RAMÓN RIVAS SPAIN “Unicellular Surgery” 195x195cm Mixed media-Rivismo on canvas. AAA

SAM DOLMAN UK “Jasmine” 30x30cm Oil on aluminum.

RAJASEKHARAN PARAMESWARAN INDIA “Prince Charles” 30x40" Oil on canvas.

RAJASEKHARAN PARAMESWARAN INDIA “Manilal Padavoor” 23x36" Oil on canvas. AAA

BENJAMIN OTOO GHANA “Addicted” 12×16 inches Charcoal and graphite. AAA

LINDA MCCORD USA “Funny Pages” 18x29" Watercolor. WAA

LINDA MCCORD USA “1941 Chevy” 24x36" Acrylic on canvas. WAA

JOHN A. O’CONNOR USA “Boeuf Bourguignon” 11x8.5” Pastel on paper. AAA

SHAWN MCAVOY USA “Against The Wind” 23x13x14" Bronze.

SHAWN MCAVOY USA “Terminal Velocity Osprey” 31x11x12" Bronze. AAA

BRIAN ‘BR’ ROGERS SOUTH AFRICA “Valley Of Desolation” 18x22x17" Oil on curved canvas.

BRIAN ‘BR’ ROGERS SOUTH AFRICA “Hamilton Russel Vineyard” 20x35x12" Oil on curved canvas.

BRIAN ‘BR’ ROGERS SOUTH AFRICA “Sea Dragons Den” 24x16x10" Oil on canvas.

JUAN CASTILLO RAMIREZ COSTA RICA “Ninos En El Parque(Children In The Park)” 30x40cm Acrylic. AMERICAN ART AWARDS

JUAN CASTILLO RAMIREZ COSTA RICA “Getting On The Bus (Children In The Park)” 30x40cm Acylic. AMERICAN ART AWARDS

BRIAN SIMONS CANADA “Roundup” 36x36" Acrylic on canvas. NAIVE/OTHER

BRIAN SIMONS CANADA “Bull In The China Shop” 24x30" Acrylic on canvas. HUMOR CATEGORY

STELLA EUSEBIUS NIGERIA “Individuality” 24x24” Acrylic on canvas.

JENNIFER HANNIGAN-GREEN USA “Pieces of… My Inner Child” 20x20" Acrylic 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.