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.
The 25 Best GALLERIES + MUSEUMS In America, 2021 — American Art AwardsAmerican Art Awards
The AAA board chooses only one gallery or museum per state per year. Among other criteria, selections are based on…
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
2nd Place-Tie DAN SIMONEAU USA www.dsimoneau.com “Braxton — Drapery — Blue and Gold” 19x13” Digital photograph.
2nd Place-Tie BAPAN MONDAL INDIA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Indian Bride” Photo.
3rd Place-Tie MARIA NOWAK USA https://www.nowakart.com/ 15x20" “Splatter Explosion” Photo.
3rd Place-Tie WOOTAK CHUNG SOUTH KOREA email@example.com
“Summit” 12x15" Photography.
3rd Place-Tie JIMIN TAN CHINA firstname.lastname@example.org “Chinese Water Calligraphy” 3000×4000px Phone photo, taken in The Summer Palace Park.
3rd Place-Tie TINA YALE USA email@example.com
“A Day In The Park” 8x10" Photograph.
4th Place JESSE IRWIN CANADA firstname.lastname@example.org
“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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org “Sleepy Hollow” 5x7" Photo.
6th Place-Tie JIMIN TAN CHINA email@example.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:
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