WORLD’S BEST DIGITAL NON-REPRESENTATIONAL ART BY MCNEAL, WHILEY, MILES, HANSEN, ROLFF, STECKER, PADIYA & ANSLOW
Digital artists from USA, Australia, India and UK win Category 48 of the 2018 AMERICAN ART AWARDS.
This year the American Art Awards (www.AmericanArtAwards.com), juried by the 25 Best Galleries & Museums In America (listed below), had online art images in 50 categories submitted from artists in 59 countries: Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Haiti, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, UK, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela.
The 1st Place to 6th Place winners in all 50 categories were revealed in the news about a category a day — making this one of the longest winner announcements of any art competition in the world.
“My art has won multiple awards, and has been featured in galleries and competitions. My interest in art was always somewhat there, but it wasn’t until my junior year of high school that I actually started to like it, and actually started to show talent in it.
“After finding my path in the visual arts community, I figured out my abilities; 3D designs in Sketchup, Lightup and Kerkythea,digital image editing & free-hand drawing in Photoshop, 3D object creation involving welding, wood working, photography, filmography and video editing in Adobe Premiere.”
CATEGORY 48. DIGITAL ART — NON-REPRESENTATIONAL
1ST PLACE MARCY MCNEAL USA artbymarcymcneal.com “Peek” 5x8.5” Freehand Photoshop.
2ND PLACE DIANA WHILEY AUSTRALIA www.dianakwhiley.weebly.com “Sanctuary” 28x20" Art photography.
3RD PLACE KATHLEEN V. MILES USA email@example.com “Dream #3” 16x20" Digital media printed on archival paper.
4TH PLACE-TIE JOHN HANSEN USA http://wiscojaydub.wixsite.com/wiscojaydub “Cooperative Sunrise” 19x13" Tiff Format 300dpi.
4TH PLACE-TIE BRUCE ROLFF USA www.rolffimages.squarespace.com “Multiverse” 38x38" Digital.
5TH PLACE-TIE ALAN STECKER USA www.alanstecker.artspan.com “Splash” 40x24” Digital ink jet print on backprint film digital abstraction.
5TH PLACE-TIE VIRAL PADIYA INDIA www.viralpadiyaphotography.com “The Nexus Series” 24x24" Digital on metal print.
6TH PLACE-TIE PAUL ANSLOW UK firstname.lastname@example.org “Group Mind” 4800x3600px Digital painting.
6TH PLACE-TIE JOHN HANSEN USA http://wiscojaydub.wixsite.com/wiscojaydub “Brown Molech” 19x13"
Tiff format from scratch using 4 different digital raster art programs.
This year’s 25 Best Galleries & Museums asked to vote on art were:
BEST IN ALABAMA — ALABAMA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
BEST IN ARKANSAS — FORT SMITH REGIONAL ART MUSEUM
BEST IN CALIFORNIA — REVOLVER GALLERY
BEST IN COLORADO — COLORADO FINE ARTS CENTER AT COLORADO COLLEGE
BEST IN FLORIDA — LIK FINE ART MIAMI + LIK FINE ART KEY WEST
BEST IN ILLINOIS — TRICKSTER ART GALLERY
BEST IN KANSAS — BIRGER SANDZEN MEMORIAL GALLERY
BEST IN KENTUCKY — E&S GALLERY
BEST IN LOUISIANA — NEWCOMB ART MUSEUM
BEST IN MASSACHUSETTS — BOSTON SCULPTORS GALLERY
BEST IN MISSISSIPPI — THE OHR-O’KEEFE MUSEUM OF ART
BEST IN MISSOURI — UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI MUSEUM OF ART AND ARCHEOLOGY
BEST IN NEBRASKA — KIECHEL FINE ART
BEST IN NEVADA — THE METROPOLITAN GALLERY OF LAS VEGAS ART MUSEUM
BEST IN OHIO — LEE HAYDEN GALLERY
BEST IN OKLAHOMA — JOSEPH GIEREK FINE ART
BEST IN OREGON — JORDAN SCHNITZER MUSEUM of ART
BEST IN PENNSYLVANIA — JAMES A. MICHENER ART MUSEUM
BEST IN SOUTH CAROLINA — MARY MARTIN GALLERY OF FINE ART
BEST IN SOUTH DAKOTA — SOUTH DAKOTA ART MUSEUM
BEST IN TEXAS — ART ON 5TH
BEST IN UTAH — THE LEONARDO
BEST IN WASHINGTON — MARYHILL MUSEUM OF ART
BEST IN WEST VIRGINIA — WEST VIRGINIA STATE MUSEUM
BEST IN WISCONSIN — MUSEUM OF WISCONSIN ART
Enter art at www.AmericanArtAwards.com