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 RUSSIA, USA, FINLAND, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, NEW ZEALAND, BULGARIA, CHINA & INDIA.
BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: As a child, Iuliia Kravchenko enjoyed looking through the colorful multipage Hermitage Museum Guide Book, full of art reproductions from the renowned museum, and through her uncle’s sketchbook, archived in the family library. Those vivid impressions of childhood, as well as her own progress in drawing, encouraged Iuliia’s desire to become an artist.
While a University student, Iuliia spent a lot of her spare time in the Hermitage and the Russian Museum. She was particularly inspired by the works of realism and the still-life paintings of the Dutch masters. Those paintings enraptured her with the thorough technique and the full perfection of the whole piece, as well as of each minor detail. They made her eager to paint equally realistic.
That was why Iuliia undertook an original training course in the Art Studio of L. V. Kuvayev with a special focus on ‘academic’ principles of realistic art and the painting technique of the old masters. At present, she works in her own studio in St.Petersburg, Russia.
Iuliia Kravchenko is a member of the “Petrovskaya Academy of Sciences and Arts”, St Petersburg, Russia.
Artist’s Statement: My paintings celebrate sentimental value and evanescing beauty of ordinary things. Working at my easel, following traditions of the old masters, I feel inner peace and serenity. https://artsale.pro/en/
ARTIST CONTACTS FOR ART COLLECTORS:
Category 14. FANTASY LANDSCAPE
1st Place IULIIA KRAVCHENKO RUSSIA https://artsale.pro/en/ “House On The Swamp” 60x50cm Oil on canvas.
2nd Place-Tie LINDA STEELE USA www.facebook.com/LindaSteeleOriginals/photos “Witches Brew No9” 18x24" Acrylic over fluid acrylic on canvas.
2nd Place-Tie EMILY CHOI USA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Morning Fry” 20x30” Charcoal and acrylic on illustration board.
3rd Place TERO ISOKÄÄNTÄ FINLAND email@example.com
“Journey” 70x99cm Oil on canvas.
4th Place-Tie SUHJIN PARK REPUBLIC OF KOREA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Red Panda” 29.7x42cm Color pencil.
4th Place-Tie ROSIE HARPER NEW ZEALAND www.artbyrosie.com 122x81cm “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” Acrylic.
4th Place-Tie KRISTEN EISENBRAUN USA https://www.kristeneisenbraun.com/ “Figurehead” 36x24" Oil on panel.
4th Place-Tie MERANA CADORETTE USA https://merana-cadorette.pixels.com “Ascension Of The Sea Stars” 30x15” Acrylic on wrapped canvas.
5th Place-Tie LINDA STEELE USA www.facebook.com/LindaSteeleOriginals/photos “Gathering Pearls At Abalone” 16x20" Acrylics over fluid metallic acrylic on canvas.
5th Place-Tie KRYS VON TORNADO USA www.krysvontornado.com “Courage to Dream” 60x48" Oil on canvas.
6th Place-TieLOLA LONLI RUSSIA www.lolalonli.com
“Someone’s Foonprint On The Universe’s Face” 70x70cm Tempera and fluorescent pigments on canvas.
6th Place-Tie MEGLENA BOZHANOVA-PETROVA BULGARIA email@example.com https://www.facebook.com/Izkustvo-kartini- “Possible Dreams” 120x90cm Oil on canvas.
6th Place-Tie SISSI CHEN CHINA firstname.lastname@example.org
“In The Open Water” 90x110cm Oil on wood.
6th Place-Tie CHAITALI.V.PURUSHOTHAMAN INDIA email@example.com “The Jumping White Horses Out Of The Frame With Lord Krishna In Rising Sun” 60x40" Acrylic on canvas with 3d hand painted frame.
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