Each May the American Art Awards organization selects the 25 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 25 Best Galleries scored almost 2,000 works in 50 categories from 64 countries.
Winners in this category are from USA, LITHUANIA, NETHERLANDS, RUSSIA, NIGERIA & UK.
BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: R.D. Mitchell was born in McKinney, Texas in 1954. He is a Distinguished Alumnus from East Texas State University — renamed Texas A&M Commerce — with a Bachelor Degree in Advertising Art. He built a 40-year career in the advertising, design and illustration fields where his work consistently received international recognition, including two Gold Medals from the New York Art Directors Club and inclusion in the Library of Congress. In 1998, The Dallas Society of Visual Communications, honored him as “One who has made the most significant contribution to the advancement of creative standards in the Southwest United States.”
In 2017, he began painting in earnest.
A complete listing of recognition as a painter is available in the “About” section of www.rdmitchellcollection.com
ARTIST CONTACTS FOR ART COLLECTORS:
Category 13. EXPRESSIONISM — OTHER
1st Place R.D. MITCHELL USA www.rdmitchellcollection.com “Heeded” 18x14” Oil on birch panel.
2nd Place-Tie DANGUOLE SERSTINSKAJA LITHUANIA 80x100cm https://petdrawings.net “Hello” Oil on canvas.
2nd Place-Tie ELLEN KIM USA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Among The Mountains” 18x24" Acrylic on board.
2nd Place-Tie R.D. MITCHELL USA www.rdmitchellcollection.com “Thunder” 40x26” Oil on birch panel.
3rd Place-Tie YVONNE WELMAN THE NETHERLANDS www.yvonne-welman.com “Greed. Private Equity And Hedgefunds The Curse Of Modern Times” 140x100cm Acrylic on canvas.
3rd Place-Tie YUNSU KWON USA email@example.com
“Grandma’s House” 14x19" Charcoal and acrylic on paper.
4th Place-Tie ANTHONY REGANATO USA www.anthonyjosephartgallery.com “King” 18x24" Acrylic, gel, marble spray paint, fabric on canvas.
4th Place-Tie MAGGIE QI USA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Guilty Pleasure” 24x18" Black pen and gesso.
5th Place YUNSU KWON USA email@example.com
“Monkey Evolution” 18x24" Acrylic on board.
6th Place-Tie OLGA APARINA RUSSIA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Pink Whirlwind In Megapolis” 35x42cm Pastel on paper.
6th Place-Tie O. YEMI TUBI (MOYAT) NIGERIA/UK www.o-yemi-tubi.pixels.com “Cellist: Let The Music Play” 30x20" Oil on canvas.
Click below to see the relaxing hour-long movie revealing 2021’s hundreds of winning artworks:
Artworks from 59 countries won among the 50 categories: paintings, drawings, photography, digital and sculpture. (Americans won more because Americans entered more since the competition is better known here.)
Number of winners per country: Argentina 1, Australia 12, Belarus 2, Belgium 2, Brazil 3, Bulgaria 2, Canada 30, China 85, Croatia 2, Cyprus 1, Denmark 2, England 2, Finland 1, France 7, Georgia 3, Germany 18, Ghana 1, Greece 3, Hungary 2, Japan 1, India 10, Iran 1, Ireland 1, Israel 1, Italy 14, Kazakhstan 1, Kuwait 2, Latvia 6, Lithuania 27, Macedonia 5, Malaysia 2, Mexico 2, Moldova 1, Morocco 1, Netherlands 3, New Zealand 1, Nigeria 8, Norway 1, Oman 1, Pakistan 1, Philippines 5, Poland 8, Republic Of Korea 12, Romania 2, Russia 45, Serbia 1, South Africa 8, Spain 11, Sweden 3, Taiwan 7, Thailand 1, Turkey 3, Uganda 1, UK 10, Ukraine 5, USA 264, Uzbekistan 1, Zambia 1, Zimbabwe 2.
ART COLLECTORS: all winning images and corresponding contact info of all the artists will soon be uploaded to this page:
2021 Winning Artists — American Art AwardsAmerican Art Awards
America’s 25 Best Galleries & Museums were asked to score about 2,000 works from 64 countries.
This year’s 25 Best Galleries & Museums asked to vote on art were:
BEST IN ARIZONA: Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art
BEST IN CALIFORNIA: Revolver Gallery
BEST IN COLORADO: Mirada Fine Art
BEST IN FLORIDA: Art Fusion Galleries
BEST IN HAWAII: Sunshine Arts
BEST IN ILLINOIS: Trickster Cultural Center
BEST IN IOWA: Moberg Gallery
BEST IN KANSAS: Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery
BEST IN KENTUCKY: E&S Gallery
BEST IN LOUISIANA: Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
BEST IN MASSACHUSETTS: Boston Sculptors Gallery
BEST IN MISSOURI: Hilliard Gallery
BEST IN MONTANA: Dana Gallery
BEST IN NEBRASKA: Kiechel Fine Art
BEST IN NEVADA: Metropolitan Gallery Las Vegas Art Museum
BEST IN NEW JERSEY: Evalyn Dunn Gallery
BEST IN NEW YORK: LIK SOHO
BEST IN NEW MEXICO: GF Contemporary
BEST IN NORTH CAROLINA: The Arts Council of Fayetteville| Cumberland County
BEST IN SOUTH CAROLINA: Mary Martin Galleries Of Fine Art
BEST IN SOUTH DAKOTA: South Dakota Art Museum
BEST IN TENNESSEE: Stanford Fine Art
BEST IN TEXAS: Ao5
BEST IN WASHINGTON: Maryhill Museum of Art
BEST IN WEST VIRGINIA: Parkersburg Art Center