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 this category are from CANADA, USA, LATVIA, GERMANY & CHINA.
BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: Sandra MacGillivray Award-winning Canadian Artists, an accredited member of Federation of Canadian Artists — FCA, the Portrait Society of Canada and graduate of Sheridan College Institute of Design and Technology.
Her paintings are collected nationally and internationally. Sandra has been published in Arabella Art Magazine, has been awarded 1st place with the American Art Awards multiple times, she is also winner of the Emily Carr Legacy Award.
Sandra paints in a realistic style capturing the emotion and mood of her subject. Through colour, texture and detail, her paintings capture the subject’s story and a moment in time, compelling the viewer to stop and be inspired. The paintings allow her audience to enter into a journey and share for just a little while the reason the piece of art was created.
“My goal is always to engage with the viewer. Otherwise it is merely paint on canvas.”
ARTIST CONTACTS FOR ART COLLECTORS:
Category 19. HUMOROUS
1st Place SANDRA MACGILLIVRAY CANADA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Raining Cats And Dogs” 20x30” Acrylic on canvas.
2nd Place ZENO PARK USA email@example.com
“Muffled Cries of Solitude” 18x24" Acrylic on board.
3rd Place-Tie AGNESE KURZEMNIECE LATVIA https://www.behance.net/
“Leisure” 117x95cm Oil on canvas.
3rd Place-Tie LINDA REYMORE USA reymoreL@comcast.net
“Out Of Lockdown” 24x24" Acrylics, canvas. humor
4th Place STEVE WILSON CANADA www.stevewilsonstudios.com “Leanne’s Smile” 24x18” Oil on canvas.
5th Place-Tie YOONSEO CHO USA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Where Art Belongs” 14x22" Acrylic on board.
5th Place-Tie JENNIFER KIM USA email@example.com
“Behind the Scenes” 24x18” Charcoal and acrylic on paper.
5th Place-Tie SILVIA SCHMIDT GERMANY https://www.silvia-schmidt-farbreisen.de “Don’t Worry Be Happy” 12x16" Pastel on paper.
6th Place-Tie QIUCHI CHEN CHINA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Laughing Fruit” 120x200cm Oil.
6th Place-Tie DEBRA GERALD USA email@example.com
“Aunt Birdie, It’s Time” 16x20” Acrylic on canvas.
6th Place-Tie RONALD C WALKER USA https://ronald-walker.pixels.com/ 11x14" “Suburban After Taste” Gouache on board.
6th Place-Tie ROCKY LI CHINA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Flip-Trap-Flop” 15x15cm Ballpoint pen 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:
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