World’s Best Animal Impressionists: MITCHELL, PENN, HARNE, PAK, STEELE, VIERK, HEE CHO, AIAZZI, CHOI, GERALD, MACLEOD-BEERE, KIM, DAZHAO, ZHOU/ 2022 AMERICAN ART AWARDS Winners

20 of USA’s Best Galleries & Museums vote in the AMERICAN ART AWARDS, arguably the most prestigious online art competition. In 2022, painters, sketchers, digital artists, photographers and sculptors from 69 countries submitted JPEGs for the 50 categories — to win gallery affiliation, career launch, high scores, great press and/or $5,000 in prizes.

Here are the winners in CATEGORY 20, IMPRESSIONISM — ANIMAL.

1st Place Bio: R.D. Mitchell

After four decades as a top-tier advertising and graphic design professional, R.D. (Dick) Mitchell transitioned to painting in earnest in 2017. He is a two time gold medal winner with The New York Art Directors Club. He served as a judge for Communication Arts Design Annual and the American Institute of Graphic Arts Annual. Dick was a 2011 American Paint Horse Association Reserve World Champion in Reining. He and his wife live in Plano, Texas. www.rdmitchellcollection.com

CONTACTS — — — — — CATEGORY 20. IMPRESSIONISM / ANIMAL

1ST PLACE RD MITCHELL USA www.rdmitchellcollection.com “Off The Leash” 39x30” Oil on panel.

2ND PLACE — TIE PAKAN PENN USA pakanpenn.com “Palisade” 48"x48" Oil on canvas.

2ND PLACE — TIE SOMNATH D. HARNE INDIA somnathharne.sh@gmail.com “Beautiful Peacock” 47x35cm Oil on canvas.

2ND PLACE — TIE ASHLEY PAK USA artistbonkoo@gmail.com “Wood Duck” 12x9” Acrylic on gessobord.

3RD PLACE — TIE LINDA STEELE USA www.facebook.com/LindaSteeleOriginals/ “Cape Buffalo At Sunrise” 15x30” Metallic acrylic over fluid metallic on canvas.

3RD PLACE — TIE KAROLA VIERK GERMANY karo-art@gmx.de “Family Growth At The Baltic Sea” 30x40cm Pastel on Pastelmat.

4TH PLACE — TIE PAKAN PENN USA pakanpenn.com “Three Sisters” 48"60" Oil on canvas.

4TH PLACE — TIE SUN HEE CHO USA sunheecho2005@gmail.com “Sleep, Tiger” 24x18" Acrylic on board.

4TH PLACE — TIE DAVID AIAZZI USA https://www.daiart.org/ “Amor Ferox (Fierce Love)” 30x40" Acrylic on canvas.

5TH PLACE — TIE WILLIAM CHOI AUSTRALIA fn987@hotmail.com “Koi” 13x16" Soft pastel.

5TH PLACE — TIE DEBRA GERALD USA debragerald7@suddenlink.net “Koi” 16x20” Oil on canvas.

6TH PLACE — TIE SUE MACLEOD-BEERE AUSTRALIA wwwsuemacleodbeere.com “Fragile Footing, Koalas Facing Extinction” 10.5x6cm Oil on board.

6TH PLACE — TIE LAUREN KIM USA kimlauren891@gmail.com “Look Up Oreo!” 24x36" Acrylic on canvas.

6TH PLACE — TIE SU DAZHAO CHINA 497626009@qq.com “Melancholy Puppy” 30x40cm Color pencil on wooden board

6TH PLACE — TIE CINDY ZHOU CHINA 2856921251@qq.com “The Sea Of Isolation” 40x40cm Pen on paper.

More winners from USA because more entered from USA.

100 ARTICLES on the 50 CATEGORIES of the 2022 AMERICAN ART AWARDS WINNING ARTISTS will be here: https://www.americanartawards.com/2022-press-on-artists/

COLLECTORS wanting to acquire these pieces or contact the artists can get direct links here: https://www.americanartawards.com/2022-winning-artists/

This is the 14th anniversary for the American Art Awards organization which selects the 20 Best Galleries and Museums each May, who decide the world’s best artists in Autumn.

American Art Awards 20 Best Galleries & Museums for 2022, in alphabetical order of state, who were asked to vote on art submissions:

BEST IN ARIZONA — Exposures International Gallery Of Fine Art

BEST IN ARKANSAS — Fort Smith Regional Art Museum

BEST IN CALIFORNIA — Exclusive Collections Galleries

BEST IN COLORADO — Mirada Fine Art

BEST IN DELAWARE — The Delaware Contemporary

BEST IN FLORIDA — MAC Art Galleries

BEST IN GEORGIA — Westobou Gallery

BEST IN HAWAII — Sunshine Arts

BEST IN INDIANA — Lubeznik Center for the Arts

BEST IN LOUISIANA — Arthur Roger Gallery

BEST IN MICHIGAN — LaFontsee Galleries

BEST IN MISSOURI — Hilliard Gallery

BEST IN NEBRASKA — Kiechel Fine Art

BEST IN NEW HAMPSHIRE — Rochester Museum of Fine Arts

BEST IN NEW MEXICO — Blue Rain Gallery

BEST IN NEW YORK — Center for Exploratory & Perceptual Arts

BEST IN OREGON — Bronze Coast Gallery

BEST IN SOUTH CAROLINA — Mary Martin Galleries Of Fine Art

BEST IN SOUTH DAKOTA — South Dakota Art Museum

BEST IN WEST VIRGINIA — West Virginia State Museum

Among other criteria, gallery & museum selections are based on years established, industry reputation, online interest, location, size, socially relevant exhibits, motivational and educational programs, represented artists as well as artist, client and visitor references.

Enter here: https://www.americanartawards.com/register-to-enter-3/

or get a gallery to rate and price your work: https://www.americanartawards.com/gallery-ratings/

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One of Medium’s TOP ART CONTRIBUTORS, award-winning author, actor, film-maker, painter. 12 books: 6 on art. President of WAA & AAA.