WORLD ART AWARDS Winners In Spiritual: ADELHY, HONG, TAKACHE, SNOOK, JIANWEI, PESIC GROZDANOV, HOURIGAN-BALLARD, BANNON, PURUSHOTHAMAN & HRYTSKO

Thom Bierdz
6 min readJun 29, 2023

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The WORLD ART AWARDS winners in CATEGORY 38: RELIGIOUS OR SPIRITUAL live in FRANCE, USA, LEBANON, ENGLAND, CHINA, SYRIA, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, MACEDONIA, INDIA & UKRAINE.

Artists from 79 countries competed in the 2023 WORLD ART AWARDS where 20 of the most revered galleries in the world were sent online images to score in drawing, painting, sculpture, digital and photography.

BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: The French artist Aldéhy began his career as a painter in 1975 in the South Pacific (Vanuatu). Back from the Amazon after spending 5 years in an isolated village in the N’Djouka region from 2013 to 2018, he set up his studio in Soustons in the Landes. His field is painting and drawing, a mystical, figurative, narrative and symbolic painting. The particularity of Aldéhy is to create thematic exhibitions.
https://www.singulart.com/en/artist/aldehy-13005?view=serie

1st Place Bio: Hicham Husain Takache.

1960: Canadian Lebanese Artist, self-taught, presently lives with his family in Nabatieh, Lebanon.

Received his B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University in 1982, attended night classes at Ontario University of Arts in Toronto for four years, then in 2006 he moved to Lebanon.

Hicham Takache is an artist who displays a unique sensitivity and enthusiasm in his work which demonstrates the artistic adroitness inherited from Nabatieh, a quaint mountain town in South Lebanon that inspired many local artists.

Hicham’s paintings have been exhibited in Lebanon, Toronto, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Kansas City and Montreal.
He continues to perpetuate the magnificent tradition of classic art from his studio, the art that links the present to the past and invokes in us a sense of mystery and splendor.

In Lebanon Hicham presented his art in two solo exhibits (2008 & 2013) and he organized many annual group exhibitions starting 2015 onwards.
He also established a group of local artists to properly advance art awareness in his community. Lately, Hicham’s art was displayed in Paris, Tehran, Jordon and Ankara. www.facebook.com/hicham.takache

ART COLLECTORS — CONTACT THE WINNERS HERE:

CATEGORY 38. RELIGIOUS OR SPIRITUAL

1ST PLACE — TIE ADELHY FRANCE 32x46" https://www.singulart.com/en/artist/aldehy-13005?view=serie “Le Ciel Et La Terre” Acrylic, canvas.

1ST PLACE — TIE CELINE HONG USA “Hands of God” 18x20" Oil, embroidery thread, gold leaf on canvas.

1ST PLACE — TIE HICHAM TAKACHE LEBANON www.facebook.com/hicham.takache “The March On The Annual 40-Day Memorial of Imam Husain ” 36x60” Oil on canvas.

2ND PLACE — TIE BRADLEY SNOOK ENGLAND www.Consciouscolour.store Acrylic, canvas. “Fractal Of Consciousness” 20x24”

2ND PLACE — TIE WU JIANWEI CHINA “Inside And Outside The Window” 110x80cm Oil on linen.

3RD PLACE — TIE OMAR ALAKHRAS SYRIA/UNITED ARAB EMIRATES https://www.facebook.com/groups/oakhras/ “Untitled” 100x100cm Acylic on canvas.

3RD PLACE — TIE DIVNA PESIC GROZDANOV MACEDONIA www.divnapesic.com “Battle Against Evil” 40x30” Oil on canvas.

4TH PLACE CHRISTIE MICHELLE HOURIGAN-BALLARD USA https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100069013383024&mibextid=ZbWKwL “The Last Supper” 12x16" Acrylic on canvas.

5TH PLACE KAREN BANNON USA www.Karenbannonphotography.com “Gods Saving Grace” Photo then digital.

6TH PLACE — TIE CHAITALI.V. PURUSHOTHAMAN INDIA https://linktr.ee/11TimeWorldAwardee.vastu.astro “Unconditional Love Of Radha — Krishna Energy Vastu Positive Painting Energizer -Emitting Positive Energy For Couples, Protection From Evil’s Eye, Spiritual Portals 1111–222, Created Using Brahma Muhurta Energies Time Zone 3.30 To 5.30 AM” 36x48” Acrylic on canvas with hand painted frame.

6TH PLACE — TIE LIUDMYLA HRYTSKO UKRAINE “Holy Mother Points The Way” 19x27cm Icon board, tempera, gliding.

Art collectors can see hundreds of winning images and contact info to all 50 CATEGORIES of winning artworks:

In 2023, WORLD ART AWARDS had submissions from these 79 countries: Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chili, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tobago, Trinidad, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Wales, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

The World Art Awards 20 Best Galleries & Museums for 2023 who were asked to score art:

BEST IN ITALY: LE GALLERIE DEGLI UFFIZI

BEST IN FRANCE: THE MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE LYON

BEST IN CANADA: VANCOUVER ART GALLERY

BEST IN THE UNITED KINGDOM: WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY

BEST IN HUNGARY: KOLLER GALLERIA

BEST IN ISRAEL: CHELOUCHE GALLERY FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

BEST IN LATVIA: GALERIJA ROMAS DARZS

BEST IN CHINA & HONG KONG: DE SARTHE GALLERY

BEST IN SWEDEN: WETTERLING GALLERY

BEST IN ARMENIA: EDVARD ISABEKYAN GALLERY

BEST IN GHANA: THE SAVANNAH CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

BEST IN ZAMBIA: THE HENRY TAYALI ART GALLERY

BEST IN DENMARK: GALLERY POULSEN

BEST IN BELGIUM: SHOOBIL GALLERY

BEST IN USA: CODA

BEST IN TAIWAN: 1839 CONTEMPORARY GALLERY

BEST IN SPAIN: GALERIA AZUR

BEST IN THAILAND: LA LANTA FINE ART

BEST IN PORTUGAL: BALCONY CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY

BEST IN AUSTRIA: GALERIE BRUNNHOFER

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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.