World’s Best Expressionists / 2023 AMERICAN ART AWARDS: PESIC GROZDANOV, HUTCHISON, LIM, WEIN, MOORE, YANG, LEE, GERALD, REYMORE & CHO
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 MACEDONIA & USA.
BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: Pesic Grozdanov
Born in 1979 in Kavadarci, Republic of Macedonia, she graduated from the Faculty of Philology in Skopje, Department of Macedonian and South-Slavonic Languages with American Studies. Later she finished Master of Economy science in Management and Banking.
Divna Pesic Grozdanov has been a professional sportsman for more than 20 years, holding 37 state records in both female and male competitions. A two-time participant at the Olympic Games, she has been ranked among the top competitors in many European and World competitions.
She started her career as a painter when she was 13 (oil on canvas) and has had 25 major exhibitions at home and abroad; Skopje, New York, Miami, Paris, Washington, Dusseldorf, Ljubljana, Istanbul. This year she celebrated 30 years anniversary of being artist, receiving the Career Art Award 2023 from Sanremo, Italy.
Other major awards: American Art Awards 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. Best of Best Award from Top Art Awards 2021(www.topartawards.com). International Donatello Prize art award in Italy 2023. Luxembourg Art Prize 2022 from Pinacotheque museum for her artistic achievement globally.
Major publications: She was elected as second place from “33 EMERGING CREATIVE MINDS YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR 2011” by Sofi Art magazine, USA (www.SOFImag.com). Aspects of her unique career and art were published in the book Contemporary Celebrity Masters 2023.
Major collections: Divna is enthusiastically collected by numerous international collectors. One of her paintings, Protecting my Pride, was acquired by her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth, and is hung at Buckingham Palace. www.divnapesic.com
SEE ARTISTS SITES / ARTIST CONTACTS:
1st Place DIVNA PESIC GROZDANOV MACEDONIA https://www.divnapesic.com/ ”The Secret Conspiracy” 60x80cm Oil on canvas.
2nd Place — Tie CANDACE HUTCHISON USA https://www.candi-art.com “In The Garden Mist Of The Soul” 11x14" Acrylic on wood.
2nd Place — Tie SERINA LIM USA email@example.com “Wandering People” 17x14” Graphite pencil on paper.
2nd Place — Tie EMERSON WEIN USA firstname.lastname@example.org “Puppeteer Of Emotions” 12x21” Charcoal and acrylic.
3rd Place SUSAN MOORE USA https://www.foreverendeavor.us “The Ides of March” 40x30" Acrylic on canvas.
4th Place — Tie DIVNA PESIC GROZDANOV MACEDONIA https://www.divnapesic.com/ “The Rapture” 60x80cm Oil on canvas.
4th Place — Tie JOAN YANG USA email@example.com “Birds” 9x12” Pen and ink on paper.
5th Place — Tie HANNAH LEE USA firstname.lastname@example.org “The Broken” 14x17” Graphite pencil and watercolor.
5th Place — Tie DIVNA PESIC GROZDANOV MACEDONIA https://www.divnapesic.com/ ”The Power Of Zeal” 80x60cm Oil on canvas.
6th Place — Tie DEBRA GERALD USA email@example.com “All Dressed Up And Ready To Go“ 18x24” Acrylic on canvas.
6th Place — Tie LINDA REYMORE USA https://lindareymore.com “Seconds To Zoomies” 36x36” Acrylic, ink, canvas.
6th Place — Tie AUDREY CHO USA firstname.lastname@example.org “Pins And Needles” 18x24" White pencil on black paper.
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.