World’s Best Figure Impressionists: ZHAO, BALADI, GHETIU, TRCKA, JAMES, ROSSOUW, TANG, ISOKÄÄNTÄ, KUNYUAN, BECKHAM, ZHANG/ 2022 AMERICAN ART AWARDS Winners

20 of USA’s Best Galleries & Museums vote in the AMERICAN ART AWARDS, arguably the most prestigious online art competition. In 2022, painters, sketchers, digital artists, photographers and sculptors from 69 countries submitted JPEGs for the 50 categories — to win gallery affiliation, career launch, high scores, great press and/or $5,000 in prizes.

Here are the winners in CATEGORY 21, IMPRESSIONISM — FIGURE.

1st Place Bio: Shicheng Zhao

A figurative painter from Dalian, China, he earned his BFA Degree in Mural from China Academy of Art and his MFA Degree in Painting from New York Academy of Art. Shicheng Zhao combines eastern and western elements, and presents contemporary subjects with traditional aesthetic and skills in a metaphorical and narrative way. His Chinese mural paintings were published in China and his oil painting won the Best in Show Platinum Award of Figurative 2022 International Juried Painting Competition.

CONTACTS — — — — — CATEGORY 21. IMPRESSIONISM / HUMAN

1ST PLACE SHICHENG ZHAO CHINA frankchaoart@gmail.com “Finnish Male” 27.94x22.86cm Oil on panel.

2ND PLACE — TIE ALAA JABER BALADI ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT Alaagaber019@gmail.com “Questions With The Eyes” 50x70cm Oil paints, knife.

2ND PLACE — TIE SERGHEI GHETIU LITHUANIA https://www.saatchiart.com/serghio76 “The Underground Life” 60x75cm Oil on canvas.

2ND PLACE — TIE ASHLEE TRCKA CANADA www.ashleetrcka.com “Growing Old Together” 18x24” Oil.

3RD PLACE — TIE ODEJINMI TAIWO JAMES NIGERIA odejinmitaiwo.1@gmail.com “Unity Is Strength” 20x24” Mixed media on needle point paper.

3RD PLACE — TIE ASHLEE TRCKA CANADA www.ashleetrcka.com “Labour Of Love” 11x14” Oil.

4TH PLACE — TIE ROELOF ROSSOUW SOUTH AFRICA www.art.co.za/roelofrossouw “Summer Day At Central Park” 26x36” Oil.

4TH PLACE — TIE LIMING TANG USA doclmt@yahoo.com “Little Artist” 16x20” Oil on canvas.

4TH PLACE — TIE LIMING TANG USA doclmt@yahoo.com “Little Pianist” 16x20” Oil on canvas.

5TH PLACE — TIE TERO ISOKÄÄNTÄ FINLAND www.facebook.com/galleria.isokaanta “Vääpeli Väkeväinen Ja Metsäjänis” 60x30cm Oil On Canvas.

5TH PLACE — TIE TIAN KUNYUAN CHINA tky20031017@163.com “Camping” 50x60cm Acrylic on linen.

6TH PLACE — TIE RONALD BECKHAM USA beckhamstudio.com “Lil’ Girl” 16x20” Oil on canvas.

6TH PLACE — TIE ERHU ZHANG CHINA jr.tigerchang@yahoo.com “The Old Town” 42x30cm Watercolor on paper.

More winners from USA because more entered from USA.

100 ARTICLES on the 50 CATEGORIES of the 2022 AMERICAN ART AWARDS WINNING ARTISTS will be here: https://www.americanartawards.com/2022-press-on-artists/

COLLECTORS wanting to acquire these pieces or contact the artists can get direct links here: https://www.americanartawards.com/2022-winning-artists/

This is the 14th anniversary for the American Art Awards organization which selects the 20 Best Galleries and Museums each May, who decide the world’s best artists in Autumn.

American Art Awards 20 Best Galleries & Museums for 2022, in alphabetical order of state, who were asked to vote on art submissions:

BEST IN ARIZONA — Exposures International Gallery Of Fine Art

BEST IN ARKANSAS — Fort Smith Regional Art Museum

BEST IN CALIFORNIA — Exclusive Collections Galleries

BEST IN COLORADO — Mirada Fine Art

BEST IN DELAWARE — The Delaware Contemporary

BEST IN FLORIDA — MAC Art Galleries

BEST IN GEORGIA — Westobou Gallery

BEST IN HAWAII — Sunshine Arts

BEST IN INDIANA — Lubeznik Center for the Arts

BEST IN LOUISIANA — Arthur Roger Gallery

BEST IN MICHIGAN — LaFontsee Galleries

BEST IN MISSOURI — Hilliard Gallery

BEST IN NEBRASKA — Kiechel Fine Art

BEST IN NEW HAMPSHIRE — Rochester Museum of Fine Arts

BEST IN NEW MEXICO — Blue Rain Gallery

BEST IN NEW YORK — Center for Exploratory & Perceptual Arts

BEST IN OREGON — Bronze Coast Gallery

BEST IN SOUTH CAROLINA — Mary Martin Galleries Of Fine Art

BEST IN SOUTH DAKOTA — South Dakota Art Museum

BEST IN WEST VIRGINIA — West Virginia State Museum

Among other criteria, gallery & museum selections are based on years established, industry reputation, online interest, location, size, socially relevant exhibits, motivational and educational programs, represented artists as well as artist, client and visitor references.

Enter here: https://www.americanartawards.com/register-to-enter-3/

or get a gallery to rate and price your work: https://www.americanartawards.com/gallery-ratings/

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