WORLD’S BEST FLORAL REALISTS: NAKRASAS, PERRIN, SAVELYSHKINA, LUXIUFENG, RIABCHUK, VONK, DIETRICH & MINICHIELLO

Floral realists from Lithuania, USA, Russia, China and Canada command top wins in Category 17 of the 2018 AMERICAN ART AWARDS.

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This year the American Art Awards (www.AmericanArtAwards.com), juried by the 25 Best Galleries & Museums In America (listed below), had online art images in 50 categories submitted from artists in 59 countries: Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Haiti, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, UK, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela.

The 1st Place to 6th Place winners in all 50 categories will be revealed in the news about a category a day — stretching into November, making this one of the longest winner announcements of any art competition in the world.

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Rimas Nakrasas: “Painting is the only activity in history which grants humans the ability to focus their intellectual and spiritual experiences in one medium, while capturing amazing moments in everyday life.”

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CATEGORY 17. FLORAL — REALISM

1ST PLACE RIMAS NAKRASAS LITHUANIA www.floralpaintings.weebly.com “Adorable Rudbecias” 38x25" Oil on canvas.

2ND PLACE DENNIS PERRIN USA www.dennisperrinfineart.com “Paeonia With Ginger Jar” 24x18” Oil on linen.

3RD PLACE RIMAS NAKRASAS LITHUANIA www.floralpaintings.weebly.com “Camomile” 30x21" Oil on canvas.

4TH PLACE-TIE JULIA SAVELYSHKINA RUSSIA http://artbeautyworld.wixsite.com/yulia “Lotuses” 23.6x39.4" Acrylic on canvas.

4TH PLACE-TIE RIMAS NAKRASAS LITHUANIA www.floralpaintings.weebly.com “Pink Achinacea” 26x31" Oil on canvas.

5TH PLACE-TIE LUXIUFENG CHINA lvxiufeng4587@126.com “Flower” 60x80cm Oil on canvas.

5TH PLACE-TIE OLEG RIABCHUK LITHUANIA http://www.oleg-riabchuk.eu/en/ “Water Lily” 19.7x19.7” Oil.

5TH PLACE-TIE HENDERIKUS “HARRIE” G.A.M. VONK USA strikerbod@opencominc.com “Iris In The Dark 1” 7.5x7.5" Colored pencil.

6TH PLACE-TIE LORRAINE DIETRICH CANADA www.LorraineDietrich.com “Fiesta” 21x21” Watercolour on Arches 140lb rough paper.

6TH PLACE-TIE KIM MINICHIELLO USA www.KimMinichiello.com “My Point Of View” 20x20” Watercolor.

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This year’s 25 Best Galleries & Museums asked to vote on art were:

BEST IN ALABAMA — ALABAMA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
BEST IN ARKANSAS — FORT SMITH REGIONAL ART MUSEUM
BEST IN CALIFORNIA — REVOLVER GALLERY
BEST IN COLORADO — COLORADO FINE ARTS CENTER AT COLORADO COLLEGE
BEST IN FLORIDA — LIK FINE ART MIAMI + LIK FINE ART KEY WEST
BEST IN ILLINOIS — TRICKSTER ART GALLERY
BEST IN KANSAS — BIRGER SANDZEN MEMORIAL GALLERY
BEST IN KENTUCKY — E&S GALLERY
BEST IN LOUISIANA — NEWCOMB ART MUSEUM
BEST IN MASSACHUSETTS — BOSTON SCULPTORS GALLERY
BEST IN MISSISSIPPI — THE OHR-O’KEEFE MUSEUM OF ART
BEST IN MISSOURI — UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI MUSEUM OF ART AND ARCHEOLOGY
BEST IN NEBRASKA — KIECHEL FINE ART
BEST IN NEVADA — THE METROPOLITAN GALLERY OF LAS VEGAS ART MUSEUM
BEST IN OHIO — LEE HAYDEN GALLERY
BEST IN OKLAHOMA — JOSEPH GIEREK FINE ART
BEST IN OREGON — JORDAN SCHNITZER MUSEUM of ART
BEST IN PENNSYLVANIA — JAMES A. MICHENER ART MUSEUM
BEST IN SOUTH CAROLINA — MARY MARTIN GALLERY OF FINE ART
BEST IN SOUTH DAKOTA — SOUTH DAKOTA ART MUSEUM
BEST IN TEXAS — ART ON 5TH
BEST IN UTAH — THE LEONARDO
BEST IN WASHINGTON — MARYHILL MUSEUM OF ART
BEST IN WEST VIRGINIA — WEST VIRGINIA STATE MUSEUM
BEST IN WISCONSIN — MUSEUM OF WISCONSIN ART

Enter art at www.AmericanArtAwards.com

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