World’s Best Contemporary Humor Artists: BLYTHE, KIM, HEE, CHO, MACGILLIVRAY, KAPLAN, LEE, IRWIN, WATERS, CHO, WALKER, SWAMI KHETANCHI, WON / 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 19, HUMOR / WIT.

1st Place Bio: GARY BLYTHE

A multi award winning artist with a career spanning close to four decades, his work has been published and exhibited widely, and can be found in private collections in the UK and US. https://garyblythe.com/

1st Place Bio: HEEJAE KIM

…a current junior at River Dell Regional High School, a Korean-American student artist. She has been creating art since the age of 5, exploring many mediums including, but not limited to acrylic painting, watercolor, printmaking, collage, mixed media and colored pencils. Heejae finds comfort and joy in art, as well as the people around her, regularly working on new pieces or revisiting old ones, inspired by the support of her peers.

CONTACTS — — — — — CATEGORY 19. HUMOR / WIT

1ST PLACE GARY BLYTHE UK garyblythe.com “Beach Game” 59x44cm Acrylic on board.

1ST PLACE HEEJAE KIM USA totokim0507@gmail.com “Please Stay Up” 18x24" Acrylic on board.

2ND PLACE — TIE SUN HEE CHO USA sunheecho2005@gmail.com “Daydream” 24x18" Acrylic on board.

2ND PLACE — TIE SANDRA MACGILLIVRAY CANADA semacgillivray@gmail.com “Heads Up” 24x48" Acrylic.

3RD PLACE — TIE RUDOLF KAPLAN GERMANY www.studio-beverast.de “Snaky Tales” 40x60cm Oil on board.

3RD PLACE — TIE OLIVIA LEE USA 421oclee@gmail.com “The Last of Maya’s Nail Polish” 20x25.5" Charcoal, acrylic and colored pencil on paper.

3RD PLACE — TIE OLIVIA LEE USA 421oclee@gmail.com “Rock ’N’ Ant” 24x18" Acrylic paint on board.

4TH PLACE — TIE LINDA IRWIN CANADA www.lindairwinartist.com 12x16" “They Call Me Wheels” Acrylic on board.

4TH PLACE — TIE SUSAN D. WATERS USA www.susandwaters.com “Crash Landing” 16x20” Oil on canvas.

4TH PLACE — TIE AUDREY CHO USA yeareenam@gmail.com “Upside Down” 24x18" Acrylic on board.

5TH PLACE RONALD WALKER USA emrcwalker@sbcglobal.net “Cooking Up Someone” 11x14" Gouache.

6TH PLACE — TIE GOPAL SWAMI KHETANCHI INDIA khetanchi@gmail.com “Bani Thani (Mona Lisa)” 20x30" Oil on canvas.

6TH PLACE — TIE CHRISTINE KIM USA ckim0331@gmail.com “Seasons Change” 13x24" Acrylic on board.

6TH PLACE — TIE DAJEONG WON USA zinggranny0@gmail.com “It’s A Bit Hot, Don’t You Think?” 18x24" Acrylic on board.

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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