World’s Best Contemporary Artists Named By America’s 25 Best Galleries: Bechman, Pruys, Galicano, Haotian, Chen & Simoneau Take Cash Prizes / 2021 AMERICAN ART AWARDS

Each May the American Art Awards organization selects the 25 Best Galleries and Museums in America, then in autumn these revered art institutions vote on online art to decide the world’s best contemporary artists.

America’s 25 Best Galleries scored almost 2,000 works in 50 categories from 64 countries.

$ 1,000.00 CASH PRIZE BEST OF SHOW. Highest score for one submission. Teddy Bechman, Zambia. “Innocence” 61x87cm Charcoal. teddymshauko08@gmail.com

$ 1,000.00 CASH PRIZE MOST WINS for the artist who entered pieces in many categories and received the most wins. Cher Pruys, Canada. 9 WINS www.artbycher.ca

$ 1,000.00 CASH PRIZE MASTERPIECE for the one piece winning in most categories with most cumulative votes. Romulo Galicano, Philippines. “The Sleeping Model” 35x45" Oil on canvas. www.romulogalicano.com

$ 800.00 CASH PRIZE 2ND HIGHEST SCORE for the piece entered in one category that received the second most gallery votes. Liu Haotian, China. “Sunset In The Afternoon” 89x200cm Oil on canvas. https://mobile.clatia.com//ArtGallery/ArtistIndex/209

$ 700.00 CASH PRIZE 3RD HIGHEST SCORE for the piece entered in one category that received the third most gallery votes. Ziyi Chen, China. “The Temperature Of Memory” 108x68cm Watercolor on paper. 1109018@qq.com

$ 500.00 CASH PRIZE 4TH HIGHEST SCORE for the piece entered in one category that received the fourth most gallery votes. Dan Simoneau, USA. “Time Traveler” 30x40” Acrylic on canvas. www.dsimoneau.com

Artworks from 59 countries won among the 50 categories: paintings, drawings, photography, digital and sculpture. (Americans won more because Americans entered more since the competition is better known here.)

Number of winners per country: Argentina 1, Australia 12, Belarus 2, Belgium 2, Brazil 3, Bulgaria 2, Canada 30, China 85, Croatia 2, Cyprus 1, Denmark 2, England 2, Finland 1, France 7, Georgia 3, Germany 18, Ghana 1, Greece 3, Hungary 2, Japan 1, India 10, Iran 1, Ireland 1, Israel 1, Italy 14, Kazakhstan 1, Kuwait 2, Latvia 6, Lithuania 27, Macedonia 5, Malaysia 2, Mexico 2, Moldova 1, Morocco 1, Netherlands 3, New Zealand 1, Nigeria 8, Norway 1, Oman 1, Pakistan 1, Philippines 5, Poland 8, Republic Of Korea 12, Romania 2, Russia 45, Serbia 1, South Africa 8, Spain 11, Sweden 3, Taiwan 7, Thailand 1, Turkey 3, Uganda 1, UK 10, Ukraine 5, USA 264, Uzbekistan 1, Zambia 1, Zimbabwe 2.

Click below to see the relaxing hour-long movie revealing 2021’s hundreds of winning artworks:

ART COLLECTORS: all winning images and corresponding contact info of all the artists will soon be uploaded to this page:

This year’s 25 Best Galleries & Museums asked to vote on art were:

BEST IN ARIZONA: Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art

BEST IN CALIFORNIA: Revolver Gallery

BEST IN COLORADO: Mirada Fine Art

BEST IN FLORIDA: Art Fusion Galleries

BEST IN HAWAII: Sunshine Arts

BEST IN ILLINOIS: Trickster Cultural Center

BEST IN IOWA: Moberg Gallery

BEST IN KANSAS: Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery

BEST IN KENTUCKY: E&S Gallery

BEST IN LOUISIANA: Jonathan Ferrara Gallery

BEST IN MASSACHUSETTS: Boston Sculptors Gallery

BEST IN MISSOURI: Hilliard Gallery

BEST IN MONTANA: Dana Gallery

BEST IN NEBRASKA: Kiechel Fine Art

BEST IN NEVADA: Metropolitan Gallery Las Vegas Art Museum

BEST IN NEW JERSEY: Evalyn Dunn Gallery

BEST IN NEW YORK: LIK SOHO

BEST IN NEW MEXICO: GF Contemporary

BEST IN NORTH CAROLINA: The Arts Council of Fayetteville| Cumberland County

BEST IN SOUTH CAROLINA: Mary Martin Galleries Of Fine Art

BEST IN SOUTH DAKOTA: South Dakota Art Museum

BEST IN TENNESSEE: Stanford Fine Art

BEST IN TEXAS: Ao5

BEST IN WASHINGTON: Maryhill Museum of Art

BEST IN WEST VIRGINIA: Parkersburg Art Center

ENTER OR GET AN OFFICIAL GALLERY RATING:

www.AmericanArtAwards.com

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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 www.americanartawards.com

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