World’s Best Animal Impressionists / 2023 AMERICAN ART AWARDS: PENN, MARTEL, VON TORNADO, STEELE, ZHOU, HALEY, DE CLERCQ, ANTANAUSKIENE, LIEBENOW, WEINER, RIETZKE, TARANTINO, BLUME, TAO & DAZHAO
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 USA, CANADA, CHINA, SWITZERLAND, LITHUANIA & GERMANY.
ARTISTS’ CONTACTS / SEE MORE OF THE ARTISTS’ WORKS:
1st Place PAKAN PENN USA www.pakanpenn.com “Twilight Might” 36x48” Oil on canvas.
2nd Place — Tie NATHALIE MARTEL CANADA https://www.facebook.com/martelnath “Inner Strength” 30x40cm Pastel on Pastelmat.
2nd Place — Tie KRYS VON TORNADO USA https://www.krysvontornado.com “I See You” 12x36” Oil on canvas.
3rd Place — Tie LINDA STEELE USA www.facebook.com/LindaSteeleOriginals “The Rooster” 12x12” Acrylic over fluid metallic on canvas.
3rd Place — Tie QIHAO ZHOU CHINA email@example.com “Dwelling” 60x80cm Oil on canvas.
3rd Place — Tie DAVID HALEY USA https://www.facebook.com/DavidHaley.Art/ “Yellow Aura” 16x20” Acrylic on canvas.
4th Place — Tie JEAN DE CLERCQ SWITZERLAND www.jeandc-kunst.ch “White Turf III” 70x100cm Acrylic on canvas.
4th Place — Tie INESA ANTANAUSKIENE LITHUANIA https://www.inartstudios.com “Reverence” 90x100cm Acrylic on canvas.
5th Place — Tie PEGGY LIEBENOW GERMANY www.peggy-liebenow.de “Owl II Serie: It´S Animal Colorful” 80x80cm Acrylic on canvas.
5th Place — Tie AUDREY WEINER USA firstname.lastname@example.org “Burning Dreams” 16x20” Acrylic on canvas.
5th Place — Tie JEANNE M. RIETZKE USA www.etsy.com/shop/paintedbyhandilm “Lionfish” 15x22" Watercolor on paper.
6th Place — Tie DANA TARANTINO USA https://mformagpie.com/ “In Awhile Crocodile” 12x18" Oil on board.
6th Place — Tie BEATE BLUME GERMANY www.beateblume.de “Just Curious” 80x80cm Acrylic on canvas.
6th Place — Tie LUO TAO CHINA email@example.com “He” 45x30cm Ipad painting.
6th Place — Tie SU DAZHAO CHINA firstname.lastname@example.org “Magic Lobster” Variable size. Digital painting.
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.