World’s Best Graphite Artists Named By America’s 25 Best Galleries: BECHMAN, BALIKUDDEMBE, ZHOU, PYLE, QUEN, MACARAIG, HONG, XU, WEI & HAN/ 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 25 Best Galleries scored almost 2,000 works in 50 categories from 64 countries.

Winners in this category are from ZAMBIA, UGANDA, CHINA, USA & PHILIPPINES.

BIO OF 1ST PLACE ARTIST: I’m a professional photorealistic pencil artist in Zambia. I was born on the 10th of July, 1999.I have been drawing practically my whole life and I’m really passionate about it.

teddymshauko08@gmail.com

ARTIST CONTACTS FOR ART COLLECTORS:

Category 4. CHARCOAL/INK/PENCIL — HUMAN FIGURE

$1000.00 Highest Score In Entire Contest 1st Place TEDDY BECHMAN ZAMBIA teddymshauko08@gmail.com “Innocence” 61x87cm Charcoal.

2nd Place KIGEMUZI MERVYN BALIKUDDEMBE UGANDA mervynkbart.blogspot.com marvinkigemuzi@gmail.com “Kelly Rowland” 20x20cm Charcoal on paper.

3rd Place-Tie HUI ZHOU CHINA Fengzi1964@163.com
“Kanon” 22x31" Drawing on paper.

3rd Place-Tie DAN PYLE USA http://danpyleartist.com/ 15.25x25.75" “Exotic Naomi” Charcoal on illustration board.

4th Place-Tie DAN PYLE USA http://danpyleartist.com/ 23x29.75" “Misbehaving” Charcoal on illustration board.

4th Place-Tie TIFFANY QUEN USA artistbonkoo@gmail.com
“Mirrored” 20X30” Charcoal on illustration board.

4th Place-Tie WIN ARTSY MACARAIG PHILIPPINES winmacaraig@gmail.com “Proud Graduate “ 11x16” Charcoal on paper.

5th Place-Tie JOANNE HONG USA joanneh2234@gmail.com
“Kim Gu, 1949” 18x24" Charcoal on toned paper.

5th Place-Tie HUI ZHOU CHINA Fengzi1964@163.com
“Elder Surya” 22x31" Drawing on paper.

5th Place-Tie XUE XU CHINA shanxue2006@163.com
“Hope For” 77x54cm Pen and ink on paper.

6th Place-Tie ZIREN WEI CHINA 2201015277@qq.com
“Spring Breeze In My Heart” 29x41cm Toner on paper.

6th Place-Tie SEUNGMIN HAN USA seungmin02@gmail.com
“Put On A Happy Face” 5x5" Ink on paper.

6th Place-Tie XUE XU CHINA shanxue2006@163.com
“The Printer Of Dege Sutra-Printing House” 77x54cm Pen and ink on paper.

.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

ENTER OR GET AN OFFICIAL GALLERY RATING:

www.AmericanArtAwards.com

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