World’s Best Contemporary Artists Named By USA’s 20 Best Galleries & Museums: GRANTFORD, USAI, MEYERS-LUSSIER, MACEDO, CHECHUN & HAN Take Cash Prizes / 2022 AMERICAN ART AWARDS
Each May the American Art Awards organization selects the 20 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 20 Best Museums & Galleries scored almost 2,000 works from 69 countries in 50 categories. Here are the 6 cash prize winners:
$ 1,000.00 CASH PRIZE BEST OF SHOW. Highest score for one submission. 1ST PLACE JAQ GRANTFORD of AUSTRALIA www.jaqgrantford.com “Intricate Whispers” 56x102cm Oil on Canvas.
$ 1,000.00 CASH PRIZE MOST WINS for the artist who entered pieces in many categories and received the most wins. ROBERT MEYERS-LUSSIER of USA www.rmlphotos.com
$ 1,000.00 CASH PRIZE MASTERPIECE for the one piece winning in most categories with most cumulative votes. RAFFAELLA USAI of ITALY www.raffaellausai.com “Shodai Soke Adriano Busa” 50x75cm Acrylic on canvas.
$ 800.00 CASH PRIZE 2ND HIGHEST SCORE for the piece entered in one category that received the second most gallery votes. MATHEUS MACEDO of BRAZIL https://www.instagram.com/mlmacedo_/ “Denzel Washington As Macbeth” 29.7x42cm Charcoal and graphite.
$ 700.00 CASH PRIZE 3RD HIGHEST SCORE for the piece entered in one category that received the third most gallery votes. TATIANA CHECHUN of LITHUANIA https://www.facebook.com/Art-Chechun/ “Forget-Me-Nots” 30x40cm Oil, canvas.
$ 500.00 CASH PRIZE 4TH HIGHEST SCORE for the piece entered in one category that received the fourth most gallery votes. HAN SHUAI CHINA “Waiting Wind” 180x120cm Acrylic on linen.
ART COLLECTORS: the hundreds of winning images and corresponding contact info of all the artists are at this page:
2022 Winning Artists - American Art Awards
ALL 2022 WINNERS HAVE BEEN EMAILED INDIVIDUALLY WITH EXACT WIN INFO. COMING: 100 ARTICLES, MOVIE About 2,000 artists…
This year’s 20 Best Galleries & Museums asked to vote on art were:
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.
This year, AAA had submissions from 69 countries:
Afghanistan, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, China, Columbia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic Of Korea, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Uganda, UK, Ukraine, USA, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.