World’s Best Landscape Realists Named By America’s 25 Best Galleries: AMOIA, CHOI, LI, STEELE, GUETERSLOH, WILSON, CARTER, COWAN, YU, SCHMIDT, VODESIL-BARUFFI & GUAN / 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 35 are from ITALY, USA, CHINA, CANADA, GERMANY & AUSTRALIA.

BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: Originally from Giovinazzo, Italy, where he was born in 1967, Antonio Amoia graduated in decoration at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bari in 1991. After a parenthesis of 11 years spent in the province of Macerata, where he obtained a three-year degree in cultural heritage with an archaeological focus working for several years in the sector, he moved to Milan in 2004.

He has participated in numerous reviews and competitions, obtaining various awards such as 2nd place in the ‘Graphics’ section on the occasion of the XII International Festival of Contemporary Art in Sanremo (2004), the 1st prize for graphics at the XXXII edition of the Competition International Painting and Graphics “Epiphany 2005” at the Eustachi gallery in Milan, the gold medal at the XXVI Graphic Competition of the Cesare Frigerio Cultural Group in Corsico. He was also semifinalist in the 2019 edition of the Mondadori Art Prize with the work “Towards the hermitage” in the ‘Graphics’ section.
It was also reviewed in number 54 of the Mondadori Modern Art Catalog, in the catalog “L’Elite — Selezione Arte Italiana” in 2004, 2006, 2016 and 2017, in the magazine “Boè — Periodico of the Centro Diffusione Arte in Palermo” and on the “International Encyclopedic Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art 2004/2005 — Alba editrice”. www.antonioamoia.it

ARTIST CONTACTS FOR ART COLLECTORS:

Category 35. REALISM — LANDSCAPE

1st Place-Tie ANTONIO AMOIA ITALY www.antonioamoia.it “Thunder Tower” 20x29cm Ink on cardboard.

1st Place-Tie EMILY CHOI USA artistbonkoo@gmail.com
“Exit” 30x30” Acrylic on mirror.

2nd Place-Tie JINGFENG LI CHINA 1278675798@qq.com
“Motuo Forest №2” 74x55cm Pen and ink on paper.

2nd Place-Tie LINDA STEELE USA www.facebook.com/LindaSteeleOriginals/photos “Snow Storm At Hornsby” 12x36" Acrylic over fluid acrylic on canvas.

2nd Place-Tie TOM GUETERSLOH USA guetersloh3118@gmail.com
“Clear Creek” 16x20" Acrylic on canvas.

3rd Place-Tie STEVE WILSON CANADA www.stevewilsonstudios.com “American Dream” 30x52” Oil on canvas.

3rd Place-Tie SCOTT CARTER USA scottcarter105@yahoo.com
“Old Country Church” 16x20" Oil over acrylic on canvas.

3rd Place-Tie LYNDEN COWAN CANADA www.lyndencowan.com “Rattling Brook Falls” 30x36" Oil on canvas.

4th Place-Tie FEITONG YU CHINA lisayu040630@gmail.com
“Road” 25x37cm Pen and ink.

4th Place-Tie TOM GUETERSLOH USA guetersloh3118@gmail.com
“Into The Light” 16x20" Acrylic on canvas.

4th Place-Tie LYNDEN COWAN CANADA www.lyndencowan.com “Under Cover” 36x48" Oil on canvas.

5th Place-Tie SILVIA SCHMIDT GERMANY https://www.silvia-schmidt-farbreisen.de “Granite Dells, Prescott, Arizona” 11.8x15.75" Pastel on paper.

5th Place-Tie JANA VODESIL-BARUFFI AUSTRALIA www.janavodesil.com “King Leopold Ranges” 200x120cm Oil, canvas.

6th Place-Tie WEIRONG GUAN CHINA 124430356@qq.com
“Warmsun Of Winter” 50x40cm Oil on linen.

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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