World’s Best Celebrity Painters: MACEDO, CHASOV, USAI, MUNEKU, ABES, UTOROPCHUK, CROXFORD, HADFIELD, HEMMINGS, SCHMITT, MATSUMOTO / 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 31, PORTRAIT OF SOMEONE FAMOUS.

1st Place Bio: Matheus Macedo

A Brazilian artist born in 1990, he specializes in realistic drawing using graphite, charcoal and colored pencil. After getting a degree in Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Brasilia, he enrolled in art classes, studying under artists from all over the world, falling in love with realism. He’s been focused on realism since 2016 and received much recognition on social media. In addition to creating new artworks, Matheus gave private lessons for about a year and is now recording online drawing classes and videos for his internet pages. https://www.instagram.com/mlmacedo_/

CONTACTS — — — — —CATEGORY 31. PORTRAIT OF SOMEONE FAMOUS

1ST PLACE MATHEUS MACEDO BRAZIL https://www.instagram.com/mlmacedo_/ “Denzel Washington As Macbeth” 29.7x42cm Charcoal and graphite.

2ND PLACE — TIE YOURI CHASOV RUSSIA http://www.saatchiart.com/chasoffart “P.Chaikovsky-8” 11x14” Digital painting on paper.

2ND PLACE — TIE RAFFAELLA USAI ITALY www.raffaellausai.com “Mike Tyson Portrait” 80x60cm Acrylic on canvas.

3RD PLACE — TIE MAKENA KENA MUNEKU ZAMBIA kenamuneku@gmail.com “Actor Idris Elba” 8.5x11” Eggshell mosaic and paint.

3RD PLACE — TIE LEGOLAS ABES PHILIPPINES https://www.facebook.com/jpeg.legolas8 “Taylor Swift: ‘RED’ Portrait” 8.5x12” Color pencil.

4TH PLACE — TIE VASYL UTOROPCHUK UKRAINE https://www.instagram.com/vasil_utoropchuk/ “President Of Ukraine” 30x40cm Oil painting on canvas.

4TH PLACE — TIE MAKENA KENA MUNEKU ZAMBIA kenamuneku@gmail.com “A Smile That Broke The Shells / Kevin Hart” 8.5x11” Eggshells and paint.

4TH PLACE — TIE BO CROXFORD UK https://www.saatchiart.com/account/profile/1903703 “Italian Actor Giacomo Gonella Portrait” 12x16” Oil.

5TH PLACE — TIE RICK HADFIELD UK davidhadfield1968@gmail.com“Jimi Hendrix” 20x20” Oil on canvas.

5TH PLACE — TIE MELISSA HEMMINGS UK https://www.melissahemmings.com/ 20x30cm “Sidney Poitier” Graphite & charcoal.

6TH PLACE — TIE SILVIA SCHMITT GERMANY www.topenga-art.com “Captain Jack Sparrow” 40x57cm Coloured pencil on cardboard.

6TH PLACE — TIE EDI MATSUMOTO USA www.edimatsumoto.com “Grace” 36x36” Acrylic on canvas.

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 volumes of art). President of American Art Awards