WORLD’S BEST ANIMAL PHOTOS BY BLAIR, CHVÁTAL, MEYERS-LUSSIER, ANDRE, SZOZDA, MCCLURG, MAIMON & ALLSWORTH

Photographers from USA, Czech Republic, Russia, Poland, Canada, Israel and Australia win Category 41 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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Kathryne Blair BIO.

I grew up in metro Detroit MI, and have always been interested in art, always doodling and drawing during class while growing up.I attended collage and majored in Health Science, and also attended the GIA for Gemology.

It wasn’t until 2012, when I decided to start sculpting portraits of special needs children, and became serious about art as a career. In 2016, I started working with charcoal and sketches, drawing portraits and photography. I enjoy working with people and things that are unique and offer a different perspective on the world we live in.

I continue to practice my crafts, trying to become a better version of myself every day. You never know where the road may take you, and I am ready for the ride!

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CATEGORY 41. NONMANIPULATED PHOTOGRAPHY — ANIMAL

1ST PLACE KATHRYNE BLAIR USA Kathryneblair@yahoo.com “Living Color” 16x20" Photography

2ND PLACE ONDŘEJ CHVÁTAL CZECH REPUBLIC www.ondrejchvatal.cz “How Deep Is Your Soul?” 3865x5798px Photo.

3RD PLACE-TIE ROBERT MEYERS-LUSSIER USA www.rmlphotos.com “Horse Play At Oktoberfest” 3521x2736px Photography.

3RD PLACE-TIE YANA ANDRE RUSSIA https://www.artavita.com/artists/18141-yana-andre “Hide And Seek” Photography.

4TH PLACE-TIE RAFAL SZOZDA POLAND http://rafalszozda.wixsite.com/przyrodawobiektywie Owl” Photo.

4TH PLACE-TIE LANCE W. MCCLURG CANADA lancewmg@gmail.com “Snail” 2687x2689px Photography.

5TH PLACE YAEL MAIMON ISRAEL www.yaelmaimon.com “Caught You Looking at Me” 4928x3264px Photography.

6TH PLACE CASSY ALLSWORTH AUSTRALIA www.cassyallsworthart.com “Meerkat Moment” Photography.

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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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