World’s Best Acrylic Painters / 2023 AMERICAN ART AWARDS: SHUAI, MCCORD, PRUYS, KIM, OZUE, LIEBENOW, MORTON, IBRAHIMI & LIU
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, can be seen in this series of articles.
USA’s top galleries decided winners 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..
Art collectors can see all the winning images and corresponding contact info to the best contemporary artists in the world here: https://americanartawards.com/2023-winning-artists-american-art-awards/
Winners in this category are from CHINA, USA, CANADA, NIGERIA, GERMANY, UK & AFGHANISTAN.
BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: Han Shuai
Graduated from the Art Department of East China Normal University in 1993.
Founded and operated POLISH Design Studio from 1994 to 2009.
Began working as a freelance artist in 2010.
My works are collected by the U.S. Consulate General in China, U.S., U.K., Taiwan, China and other institutions and individuals.
I have been a member of the Portrait Society of America since 2017. https://www.clatia.com/artist/index/225-1
SEE ARTISTS SITES / ARTIST CONTACTS:
1st Place HAN SHUAI CHINA email@example.com “Girl In The Wind” 50x48cm Acrylic.
2nd Place — Tie LINDA MCCORD USA https://www.lindamccord.com/ “Yellow Gown” 21x22” Acrylic on canvas.
2nd Place — Tie CHER PRUYS CANADA www.artbycher.ca “Endearment” 12x9" Acrylic on paper.
3rd Place DOYUN KIM USA firstname.lastname@example.org “Define Beauty” 16x20" Acrylic on wood board.
4th Place — Tie HAN SHUAI CHINA email@example.com “The Wind Came And The Clouds Drifted Away” 180x120cm Acrylic.
4th Place — Tie CHER PRUYS CANADA www.artbycher.ca “Saturday!” 9x9” Acrylic on paper.
4th Place — Tie EBENEZER OZUE NIGERIA firstname.lastname@example.org “God’s Generals” 30x42” Acrylic on canvas.
5th Place — Tie PEGGY LIEBENOW GERMANY www.peggy-liebenow.de “Sympathy In Colors” 50x50cm Acrylic on canvas.
6th Place — Tie PAM MORTON UK email@example.com “Fulani Man” 30x36” Acrylic on canvas.
6th Place — Tie AZITA IBRAHIMI AFGHANISTAN https://instagram.com/azi.art6?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= “Afghan Lady In Green” 100x70cm Acrylic on canvas.
6th Place — Tie KAYLEE LIU USA firstname.lastname@example.org “Friends” 11x14” Acrylic on canvas.
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.