World’s Best Asian Subject Artists / 2023 AMERICAN ART AWARDS: JUNHE, LIU, MONTILLA, YANTENG, PARK, TANG, BOLEN, CORONEL, PARAMESWARAN, HAN, XINLIN & KIM
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, JAPAN, PHILIPPINES, INDIA & REPUBLIC OF KOREA.
BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: Zhu Junhe
Born in Fujian Province in 1978, he graduated from the professional advanced study class of the Academy of Fine Arts, Tsinghua University. He is a member of the French Artists Association, a member of the American Portrait Association, a national first-class artist, and has won many foreign oil painting awards.
2007: his oil painting “Pan” participated in the Olympic Chinese Sons and Daughters Painting Competition and won.
2009: won the silver award of the Youth Group in the 3rd “China Shen Yun Cup” Chinese Art- Calligraphy Competition, and won the title of “Elite Chinese calligraphy and painting Art among Chinese”; won the bronze award of Gardener Group in the 7th National Teachers and Students Excellent Art Works selection activity. Won 1st Prize in the National Teacher Art Calligraphy Photography Competition.
2010: was selected for the Chinese Art Exhibition of Shanghai World Expo.”
2011: won 2nd Prize in the International Art Salon Exhibition of Louvre, France.
2014: the special film “Zhu Junhe’s Artistic Life” was recorded by Beijing Fangshan TV Station. Won gold medal at the Louvre International Art Exhibition in France.
2017: won the 2nd and 5th prize of the American Art Awards. Won the Memorial Award of the American League of Professional Artists. Won the Excellence in Art Award of the National Oil Acrylic Painting Society of the United States. Won the American Artist Magazine Dazhai Honor Award, competition, and won the Excellence Award. (One grand prize, five excellence awards)
2018: the work “Contemplative Man” was exhibited at the lAACC Pablo Serrano Gallery, Serrano, Spain, from May30 to June 17, and at the MEAM Gallery, Barcelona, Spain, from June 21 to July 29. Won the Outstanding Artist Wood Award of the American Oil Painting and Acrylic Painting Association.
2019: won the French Grand Palais 134 Comparison Salon International Art exhibition / Award of the Tenth Temple International Competition.
2020: won Titian Painting Competition excellence Award
2021" won World in the Pupil / International Contemporary Art Best Work Award, held a solo exhibition in Fuzhou, and his works entered the world’s top 12 in the French Circle Art Foundation Competition. Won the Excellence Award of Swiss Art d Grand Prix.
2022: won the Genius Award of the Third Temple International Portrait Competition. Won the honorary award of the fourth International Jiao Painting, Sculpture and Digital Art Comprehensive Art Competition. Won the honorary award of 2022 Swiss Art Open. Won American Portrait Society International Art Competition / Outstanding Artist Award.
2023: won the Swiss Art Exhibition Excellence Award. Won 3rd Prize in Belgian international FKVA competition. Won the American Acrylic Painting Association. Won Oil Painting Association competition portrait best work award and won the 7th International Portrait Competition Genius Award。
ARTISTS’ CONTACTS / SEE MORE OF THE ARTISTS’ WORKS:
1st Place ZHU JUNHE CHINA firstname.lastname@example.org “Meditation Man №2” 80x100cm Oil on linen.
2nd Place — Tie SIHUA LIU CHINA https://www.instagram.com/sihualiu.artist/ “Crystal Ball And Flower” 37x29cm Oil on canvas.
2nd Place — Tie RICKY MONTILLA USA www.rickymontilla.com “Farmers Market” 24x30” Oil on canvas.
3rd Place — Tie XIONG YANTENG USA email@example.com “Girl With Necklace — Runqiao” 26.5x35.5cm Pastel.
3rd Place — Tie SUNGMIN PARK USA firstname.lastname@example.org “Defiance” 18x24” Oil on canvas.
4th Place — Tie LIMING TANG USA email@example.com “Rest Your Eyes, Little One” 36x24" Oil on canvas.
4th Place — Tie TERESA BOLEN JAPAN https://teresabolen.com “The Shakuhachi Maker Performs” 20x13" Digital painting.
4th Place — Tie EDWARD CORONEL PHILIPPINES firstname.lastname@example.org “Rays Of The Sun” 64x44” Oil on canvas.
5th Place — Tie RAJASEKHARAN PARAMESWARAN INDIA www.rajasekharan.in “Subhadra” 33x27" Oil on canvas.
5th Place — Tie ZOE HAN USA email@example.com “Future Choice” 16x24” Oil on canvas.
5th Place — Tie TERESA BOLEN JAPAN https://teresabolen.com “Song Of Impermanence” 55x40cm Graphite pencil on paper.
6th Place — Tie YE XINLIN CHINA firstname.lastname@example.org “Uighur Girl” 50x70cm Oil on linen.
6th Place — Tie SANG IN PARK REPUBLIC OF KOREA Bsangin75@gmail.com “Childhood No Longer Comes Out Of The Playground” 38.1x50.8cm Acrylic on board.
6th Place — Tie KYEONGSEO KIM SOUTH KOREA email@example.com “The Butterfly Dream” 43x60cm Acrylic.
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.