World’s Best Asian Subject Artists: USAI, SHI, JIANG, REID, QINGQUAN, SHAOWEI, HAFEMAN, BIRKENSTOCK, LIU, KAI-HSIANG, WEI / 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 28, ASIAN SUBJECT.

1st Place Bio:

I was born in Cagliari in 1973, in the beautiful Sardinia island, a harsh land of strong flavours and emotions. I would often stare at the sea horizon dreaming of capturing it for good. This is how I had my first contact with colors and canvases, while trying to capture the taste of those images to hang them on a wall.

I’ve lived in England, Germany, France, Spain and then became a professional traveler as an air stewardess. In Tuscany I met my husband. I moved to Florence, where my artistic growth was taken to the next level.

My husband’s association with martial arts inspired me to paint martial artists, samurai, geishas, sports celebrities and more (receiving significant commissions in Italy and abroad).

I’m specialized in acrylic realistic portraits on fine linen. Every soft fold, every detail, the highlights bring my paintings to life. The obsession for perfection in all details proves my very special sensibility in the process, I merge with my technique to such an extent that I become one with the soul of the subject I paint. This is how I manage to carve the white canvas with colors, exposing it with detail and emotions from reality, that very image, that moment, which will last forever. www.raffaellausai.com

CONTACTS — — — — —CATEGORY 28. ORIENT / ASIAN SUBJECT

1ST PLACE RAFFAELLA USAI ITALY www.raffaellausai.com “Indian Beauty” 50x70cm Acrylic on canvas.

2ND PLACE — TIE MEI SHI CHINA meishi2018@gmail.com “Isolation Of Epidemic Situation” 100x180cm Oil on linen.

2ND PLACE — TIE AMY JIANG CHINA j2406118093@163.com “Kazakh Flower” 90×60cm Oil on canvas.

3RD PLACE — TIE CHRISTOPHER REID SOUTH AFRICA www.ReidsArt.com “Shanghai Showers” 56x38cm Watercolor on paper.

3RD PLACE — TIE ZHANG QINGQUAN CHINA 394813446@qq.com “Winter Of Father” 107x77cm Soft pastel on paper.

3RD PLACE — TIE FENG SHAOWEI CHINA fxw3000@163.com “Danzeng Drolma” 90x70cm Oil on linen.

4TH PLACE — TIE WAYONA JANE HAFEMAN USA marcwaveman@gmail.com “Colorful Lady” 19x16.5” Oil.

4TH PLACE — TIE JOYCE BIRKENSTOCK USA joycebirkenstock.com “Chinese Opera Artist” 30x40” Oil.

5TH PLACE SIHUA LIU CHINA https://twitter.com/SihuaLiu “Myth Of The Flowers” 66x34cm Oil on canvas.

6TH PLACE — TIE CHENG KAI-HSIANG TAIWAN instagram.com/gb4917 “Nanchang St” 38x108cm Watercolor.

6TH PLACE — TIE ZHANG WEI CHINA lijianhua@bnu.edu.cn “Hong Kong Image” 150x150cm Oil on one linen.

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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Thom Bierdz

Thom Bierdz

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One of Medium’s TOP ART CONTRIBUTORS, award-winning author, actor, film-maker, painter. 12 books (6 volumes of art). President of American Art Awards