World’s Best Figure Photogs Named By America’s 25 Best Galleries: NOWAK, SUN, SIMONEAU, MONDAL, CHUNG, TAN, YALE, IRWIN, MCCORMACK, RO, PELUSO, LUTES & TAN / 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 Best Galleries & Museums scored almost 2,000 works in 50 categories from 64 countries.

Winners in Category 42 are from USA, INDIA, SOUTH KOREA, CHINA & CANADA.

BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: Maria Nowak, Painter & Photographer, born in Poland.

Passionate artist graduated and started her art career at Piotr Michalowski School of Fine Arts and Design in Rzeszow Poland in 1991. Received her diploma in Fine Applied Metal Art.

Maria is a painter and unique mix media artist . She uses a very unique and unseen technique of composition on canvas or board by using all kinds of seeds. Maria transforms them into images of landscapes, floral compositions and portraits. All of the art has a strong visual presence and enable the spectator to plunge into exciting visual journey. Maria is also an award-winning photographer, often the first source and inspiration to her paintings. Nature is the main theme in her transformations and art. Her interesting and distinguished work attracts the attention of the connoisseurs and admirers. https://www.nowakart.com/

ARTIST CONTACTS FOR ART COLLECTORS:

Category 42. NONMANIPULATED PHOTOGRAPHY — HUMAN

1st Place MARIA NOWAK USA https://www.nowakart.com/ 12x15" “Subtleness” Photography.

2nd Place-Tie NICOLE SUN USA osmnicole193@gmail.com
“Xi’an, Muslim Quarter Peddler” Photography.

2nd Place-Tie DAN SIMONEAU USA www.dsimoneau.com “Braxton — Drapery — Blue and Gold” 19x13” Digital photograph.

2nd Place-Tie BAPAN MONDAL INDIA mondalbapan055@gmail.com
“Indian Bride” Photo.

3rd Place-Tie MARIA NOWAK USA https://www.nowakart.com/ 15x20" “Splatter Explosion” Photo.

3rd Place-Tie WOOTAK CHUNG SOUTH KOREA paulwootak@gmail.com
“Summit” 12x15" Photography.

3rd Place-Tie JIMIN TAN CHINA 494804413@qq.com “Chinese Water Calligraphy” 3000×4000px Phone photo, taken in The Summer Palace Park.

3rd Place-Tie TINA YALE USA tyale07@gmail.com
“A Day In The Park” 8x10" Photograph.

4th Place JESSE IRWIN CANADA jesseirwin1981@hotmail.com
“I Do” Photograph.

5th Place-Tie MARIA NOWAK USA https://www.nowakart.com/ “Blossom” 12x15" Photography.

5th Place-Tie DAN MCCORMACK USA https://waamart.org/artist_page/dan-mccormack-figurative-photography/ “Grid-Shadows-Fingers_Lenoir_R_11–20–20” 20x16" Cell phone photos.

6th Place-Tie HYUNWOO RO USA rohyunwooro@gmail.com
“Urban Pollution” 6x4" Photography.

6th Place-Tie SUZANNE PELUSO USA Suzanne@cyrproperties.com
“Guatamaln Refugee” Photo.

6th Place-Tie JESSICA LUTES USA Jeslutes.com creativeworksbyjeslutes@gmail.com “Sleepy Hollow” 5x7" Photo.

6th Place-Tie JIMIN TAN CHINA 494804413@qq.com “The Golden Autumn” 3000×4000px Photo taken in The Old Summer Palace Park.

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

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