World’s Best Expressionists Named By America’s 25 Best Galleries: MITCHELL, SERSTINSKAJA, KIM, WELMAN, KWON, REGANATO, QI, KWON, APARINA & TUBI/ 2021 AMERICAN ART AWARDS

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 ellenk0305@gmail.com
“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 knpkhjcany@gmail.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 mqi05@yahoo.com
“Guilty Pleasure” 24x18" Black pen and gesso.

5th Place YUNSU KWON USA knpkhjcany@gmail.com
“Monkey Evolution” 18x24" Acrylic on board.

6th Place-Tie OLGA APARINA RUSSIA olla_a@mail.ru
“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:

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

ENTER OR GET AN OFFICIAL GALLERY RATING:

www.AmericanArtAwards.com

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