WORLD’S BEST ANIMAL IMPRESSIONISTS: MAIMON, TILBY, FRIED, MAMIC & HOWARD

Animal impressionists from Israel, Canada, USA and Croatia win top honors in Category 20 of the 2018 AMERICAN ART AWARDS.

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This year the American Art Awards (www.AmericanArtAwards.com), juried by the 25 Best Galleries & Museums In America (listed below), had online art images in 50 categories submitted from artists in 59 countries: Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Haiti, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, UK, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela.

The 1st Place to 6th Place winners in all 50 categories will be revealed in the news about a category a day — stretching into November, making this one of the longest winner announcements of any art competition in the world.

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Yael Maimon is an Israeli artist born in 1980 in Israel. She is best known for her Cats painting series. Her special bond with cats was created while volunteering for years at an animal rescue center in her hometown. Today, Yael takes care of abandoned kittens, raises elderly cats and feed many street cats. Although grounded in realism, her artwork is often impressionist in nature, traditional yet contemporary. She enjoys painting in a variety of media including oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic and mixed media. Her artwork was featured in solo and collective art exhibitions in Israel and abroad and gained international recognition. More info at www.yaelmaimon.com

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CATEGORY 20. IMPRESSIONISM — ANIMAL

1ST PLACE YAEL MAIMON ISRAEL www.yaelmaimon.com “Alley Cat” 15.5x19.5" Oil on linen.

2ND PLACE YAEL MAIMON ISRAEL www.yaelmaimon.com “Looking Up” 16x12" Oil on linen.

3RD PLACE DEBORAH TILBY CANADA www.deborahtilby.com “The Lochside Pig” 11x20" Oil on panel.

4TH PLACE SAMANTHA FRIED USA www.samanthafried.com “Gorilla Walking” 8x16" Oil on linen.

5TH PLACE-TIE STJEPKO MAMIC CROATIA www.raguza.net “Dubrovnik’s Net” 79x59" Liquid glass paint used on canvas with palette knife.

5TH PLACE-TIE JULIE HOWARD USA Organic-pastels.com organicpastels@gmail.com “Determined” 11x14" Soft pastel pencils on canvas.

5TH PLACE-TIE SAMANTHA FRIED USA www.samanthafried.com “Harris Hawk Stance” 11x14" Oil on linen.

6TH PLACE SAMANTHA FRIED USA www.samanthafried.com “Night Flight” 16x 20" Oil on linen.

This year’s 25 Best Galleries & Museums asked to vote on art were:

BEST IN ALABAMA — ALABAMA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
BEST IN ARKANSAS — FORT SMITH REGIONAL ART MUSEUM
BEST IN CALIFORNIA — REVOLVER GALLERY
BEST IN COLORADO — COLORADO FINE ARTS CENTER AT COLORADO COLLEGE
BEST IN FLORIDA — LIK FINE ART MIAMI + LIK FINE ART KEY WEST
BEST IN ILLINOIS — TRICKSTER ART GALLERY
BEST IN KANSAS — BIRGER SANDZEN MEMORIAL GALLERY
BEST IN KENTUCKY — E&S GALLERY
BEST IN LOUISIANA — NEWCOMB ART MUSEUM
BEST IN MASSACHUSETTS — BOSTON SCULPTORS GALLERY
BEST IN MISSISSIPPI — THE OHR-O’KEEFE MUSEUM OF ART
BEST IN MISSOURI — UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI MUSEUM OF ART AND ARCHEOLOGY
BEST IN NEBRASKA — KIECHEL FINE ART
BEST IN NEVADA — THE METROPOLITAN GALLERY OF LAS VEGAS ART MUSEUM
BEST IN OHIO — LEE HAYDEN GALLERY
BEST IN OKLAHOMA — JOSEPH GIEREK FINE ART
BEST IN OREGON — JORDAN SCHNITZER MUSEUM of ART
BEST IN PENNSYLVANIA — JAMES A. MICHENER ART MUSEUM
BEST IN SOUTH CAROLINA — MARY MARTIN GALLERY OF FINE ART
BEST IN SOUTH DAKOTA — SOUTH DAKOTA ART MUSEUM
BEST IN TEXAS — ART ON 5TH
BEST IN UTAH — THE LEONARDO
BEST IN WASHINGTON — MARYHILL MUSEUM OF ART
BEST IN WEST VIRGINIA — WEST VIRGINIA STATE MUSEUM
BEST IN WISCONSIN — MUSEUM OF WISCONSIN ART

Enter art at www.AmericanArtAwards.com

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One of Medium’s TOP ART CONTRIBUTORs, award-winning author, actor, film-maker, painter. 10 new books (6 volumes of art). President of www.americanartawards.com

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