World’s Best Contemporary Artists Named By America’s 25 Best Galleries

2020 AMERICAN ART AWARDS Top Cash Prizes Go To CHANGSHENG XU, CHER PRUYS, LINDA IRWIN, HUI ZHOU, YUNSHENG LIU, SHUAI HAN & FEI GAO

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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 62 countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Australia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Haiti, Hong Kong, India, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic Of Korea, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Uganda, UK, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela, Zimbabwe.

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$ 1,000.00 CASH PRIZE BEST OF SHOW for CHANGSHENG XU was donated by American Art Awards biggest winning artist in the past, Bruce K. Lawes, who decided between the 3 highest gallery-scored pieces:

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$ 1,000.00 CASH PRIZE MOST WINS for the artist who entered pieces in many categories and received the most wins: 11 / CHER PRUYS.

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$ 1,000.00 CASH PRIZE MASTERPIECE for the one piece entered in numerous categories that won the most categories. Winner of four categories: LINDA IRWIN.

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$ 900.00 CASH PRIZE 2ND HIGHEST SCORE for the piece entered in one category that received the second most gallery votes: HUI ZHOU.

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$ 800.00 CASH PRIZE 3RD HIGHEST SCORE for the piece entered in one category that received the third most gallery votes: YUNSHENG LIU.

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$ 700.00 CASH PRIZE 4TH HIGHEST SCORE for the piece entered in one category that received the fourth most gallery votes: SHUAI HAN.

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$ 600.00 CASH PRIZE 5TH HIGHEST SCORE for the piece entered in one category that received the fifth most gallery votes: FEI GAO.

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Over approximately the next 50 days, the hundreds of other winning art pieces will be revealed to the public one category at a time in news releases.

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AAA WILL BE REVEALING THE WINNERS ONE CATEGORY AT A TIME IN THIS ORDER:

PAINTING CATEGORIES

1. OIL — HUMAN FIGURE
2. ACRYLIC — HUMAN FIGURE
3. WATER COLOR — HUMAN FIGURE
4. CHARCOAL/INK/PENCIL — HUMAN FIGURE
5. PASTELS/CHALK/CRAYONS/COLORED PENCIL — HUMAN FIGURE

PAINTING/DRAWING CATEGORIES — ANY MEDIUM

6. ABSTRACT
7. ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM
8. ART BRUT
9. CUBISM
10. EROTIC — MALE
11. EROTIC — FEMALE
12. EXPRESSIONISM — HUMAN FIGURE
13. EXPRESSIONISM — OTHER
14. FANTASY LANDSCAPE
15. FASHION
16. FLORAL — NOT REALISTIC
17. FLORAL — REALISM
18. FUTURISM
19. HUMOROUS
20. IMPRESSIONISM — ANIMAL
21. IMPRESSIONISM — HUMAN
22. IMPRESSIONISM — LANDSCAPE
23. IMPRESSIONISM — STILL LIFE
24. INNOVATIVE
25. MINIMALISM
26. NAÏVE ART — HUMAN FIGURE
27. NAIVE ART — OTHER
28. ORIENT / ASIAN SUBJECT
29. POLITICAL COMMENTARY
30. POP ART
31. PORTRAIT OF SOMEONE FAMOUS
32. PORTRAIT OF SOMEONE NOT FAMOUS
33. REALISM — ANIMAL
34. REALISM — HUMAN
35. REALISM — LANDSCAPE
36. REALISM — LANDSCAPE WITH FIGURES
37. REALISM — STILL LIFE
38. RELIGIOUS OR SPIRITUAL
39. SELF-PORTRAIT
40. SURREALISM

PHOTOGRAPHY CATEGORIES

41. NONMANIPULATED PHOTOGRAPHY — ANIMAL
42. NONMANIPULATED PHOTOGRAPHY — HUMAN
43. NONMANIPULATED PHOTOGRAPHY — LANDSCAPE
44. NONMANIPULATED PHOTOGRAPHY — STILL LIFE
45. MANIPULATED PHOTOGRAPHY — HUMAN OR ANIMAL
46. MANIPULATED PHOTOGRAPHY — LANDSCAPE OR STILL LIFE

DIGITAL CATEGORIES

47. DIGITAL ART — REPRESENTATIONAL
48. DIGITAL ART — NON-REPRESENTATIONAL

SCULPTURE CATEGORIES

49. SCULPTURE — REPRESENTATIONAL
50. SCULPTURE — NON-REPRESENTATIONAL

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American Art Awards 25 Best Galleries & Museums for 2020, in alphabetical order of state, who were asked to vote on this year’s art submissions:

Arizona / EXPOSURES INTERNATIONAL GALLERY OF FINE ART

California / CODA GALLERY

Colorado / CLYFFORD STILL MUSEUM

Delaware / THE DELAWARE CONTEMPORARY

Florida / MAC ART GALLERIES

Georgia / WESTOBOU GALLERY

Illinois / KOMECHAK ART GALLERY

Louisiana / ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY

Kansas / EVA REYNOLDS FINE ARTS

Maine / PORTLAND MUSEUM OF ART

Massachusetts / QUIDLEY & COMPANY

Missouri / KEMPER MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Nebraska / KIECHEL FINE ART

New Hampshire / ROCHESTER MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

New Jersey / EVALYN DUNN GALLERY

New Mexico / ANDERSON MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Ohio / DAYTON ART SOLUTIONS

Oregon / ROGER YOST BAY STREET GALLERY

Philadelphia / PHILAMOCA

South Carolina / MARY MARTIN GALLERIES OF FINE ART

South Dakota / SOUTH DAKOTA ART MUSEUM

Utah / LOGAN FINE ART GALLERY

Virginia / LAZARE GALLERY

West Virginia / PARKERSBURG ART CENTER

Wisconsin / THE MADISON MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

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INFO ON THIS YEAR’S WINNERS

AND HOW TO 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. 10 new books (6 volumes of art). President of www.americanartawards.com

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