World’s Best Erotic-Male Artists / 2023 AMERICAN ART AWARDS: HAYES, LABATE, DEBAUCH, BEULLENS, BUBENTCOV, CORVUS, DARLING & GAMBARDELLA

Thom Bierdz
4 min readNov 1, 2023

Artists from 72 countries competed in the 2023 AMERICAN ART AWARDS. Twenty of the most revered galleries in the USA were sent around 2,000 online images to score in drawing, painting, sculpture, digital and photography. The 300+ winning works, 1st to 6th Place (and ties) in all 50 categories, can be seen in this series of articles.

USA’s top galleries decided winners in every medium: oil, acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, pastel, realism, impressionism, naïve, abstract, expressionism, human figure, animal, landscape, fantasy, surrealism, pop, portrait, self-portrait, political, erotic, cubism, floral, humor, spiritual, etc..

Art collectors can see all the winning images and corresponding contact info to the best contemporary artists in the world here: https://americanartawards.com/2023-winning-artists-american-art-awards/

Winners in this category are from USA, ITALY, BELGIUM, RUSSIA, UKRAINE & AUSTRALIA.

SEE ARTISTS SITES / ARTIST CONTACTS:

1st Place GEORGE H HAYES III USA hauie.george003@gmail.com “The Water Of Knowledge” 24x18” Oil on panel.

2nd Place — Tie DANIELE LABATE ITALY www.instagram.com/dattolart/ “Imprecation” 30x40” Soft pastel on paper.

2nd Place — Tie MARC DEBAUCH USA www.marcdebauch.com “Jon Rinsing Off” 11x14” Oil on canvas.

3rd Place — Tie WIM BEULLENS BELGIUM www.wim-beullens.be “No Title 5” 42x30cm Graphite on paper.

3rd Place — Tie IVAN BUBENTCOV RUSSIA / USA https://www.instagram.com/gayart_bubentcov “Male Back” Watercolor.

3rd Place — Tie GEORGE H HAYES III USA hauie.george003@gmail.com “The SIRen Song” 36x24” Oil on panel.

4th Place — Tie ARIMAS CORVUS UKRAINE https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064953090065 “God Of Dance” 35×45cm Acrylic on canvas.

4th Place — Tie JIMI DARLING USA Jadarr63@hotmail.com “Player” Digital painting.

5th Place — Tie JIMI DARLING USA Jadarr63@hotmail.com “Envy” Digital painting.

5th Place — Tie IVAN BUBENTCOV RUSSIA / USA https://www.instagram.com/gayart_bubentcov “Man On Pink” Watercolor.

6th Place — Tie MARC DEBAUCH USA www.marcdebauch.com “Self Portrait in Jock” 11x14” Oil on canvas.

6th Place — Tie GIANFRANCO (JOHN) GAMBARDELLA AUSTRALIA http://www.facebook.comGambardella-Original-Art “Backman” 90x60cm Oil on canvas.

In 2023, AMERICAN ART AWARDS had submissions from these 72 countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Switzerland, Tobago, Trinidad, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, USA, Viet Nam, Wales, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

USA’s 20 Best Galleries & Museums who were asked to score online art in 2023 were:

American Art Awards 20 Best Galleries & Museums for 2023, in alphabetical order:

BEST IN ARIZONA: Exposures International Gallery Of Fine Art

BEST IN CALIFORNIA: Sparks Gallery

BEST IN COLORADO: Mirada Fine Art

BEST IN FLORIDA: MAC Art Galleries

BEST IN GEORGIA: Black Art In America™ (BAIA)

BEST IN INDIANA: Gallery Forty-Two

BEST IN KANSAS: CityArts

BEST IN KENTUCKY: KMAC Contemporary Art Museum

BEST IN LOUISIANA: Jonathan Ferrara Gallery

BEST IN MAINE: Clarke Gallery

BEST IN MONTANA: Cawdrey Gallery

BEST IN NEBRASKA: Kiechel Fine Art

BEST IN NEVADA: Elena Bulatova Fine Art

BEST IN NEW MEXICO: Thornwood Gallery

BEST IN NEW YORK: Gallery 23 NY

BEST IN SOUTH CAROLINA: Mary Martin Galleries Of Fine Art

BEST IN TEXAS: Ao5 Gallery

BEST IN SOUTH DAKOTA: South Dakota Art Museum

BEST IN VERMONT: Helmholz Fine Art

BEST IN WYOMING: Gallery Wild

American Art Awards https://www.americanartawards.com/ annually awards 20 museums and/or galleries, who agree to score art and award nearly 300+ deserving contemporary artists from 60+ countries: painters, photographers, sculptors and digital artists.

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Thom Bierdz

One of Medium’s TOP ART CONTRIBUTORS, award-winning author, actor, film-maker, painter. 12 books: 6 on art. President of WAA & AAA & ACCA.