WORLD’S BEST LANDSCAPE-WITH-LIFE PAINTERS: EISENBRAUN, DI, MCCARTIN, TUN, YOUNG, FOURNET, JINGFENG, BECCARI & KIEWERT
Impressionism and realism landscape painters from USA, China, Australia, Myanmar, Brazil and Germany win Category 36 of the 2018 AMERICAN ART AWARDS.
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.
Kristen Eisenbraun’s goal as an artist is to open the minds of others and teach them to unleash their own creative fantasies.
In 2018 Eisenbraun has already exhibited in 4 group shows and won several awards. She was juried into her first large museum exhibit, at the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art in Marietta Georgia. In the September ’18 issue of Southwest Art Magazine, Eisenbraun was one of the featured artists in the article “21 Under 31”. In 2018, she also won an Award of Excellence in the group exhibit “New Beginnings” hosted by Manhattan Arts International…. and first place oil painting at Society of Bluffton Arts, Annual Judged Show.
Though as a teenager she struggled with severe dyslexia, three years in a row she took home the first place award for her grade at the National Museum of Horse Racing and Hall of Fame. At the age of 18 her painting titled “Watching” won the Congressional Art Competition and was displayed in Washington DC at the Capitol building for a year.
Eisenbraun then spent a year studying in New York City at New York Academy of Art as well as taking classes and workshops at The Art Students League and Grand Central Atelier. Through high school, she grew from tutoring by several successful artists including David Kiphuth from Saratoga Springs, New York.
The highly-collected artist lives and works in Travelers Rest, South Carolina where she has a beautiful studio in the woods and the inspiration of nature all around her.
CATEGORY 36. REALISM OR IMPRESSIONISM — LANDSCAPE WITH LIFE
1ST PLACE KRISTEN EISENBRAUN USA www.artistkristeneisenbraun.com “Wildflower” 24x36" Oil on canvas.
2ND PLACE-TIE KEXIN DI CHINA dikexin.artron.net firstname.lastname@example.org “Hope” 170x140cm Oil on canvas.
2ND PLACE-TIE JOHN MCCARTIN AUSTRALIA https://johnmccartin-artist.com/ “Milking the Outback” 60x86cm Oil.
3RD PLACE-TIE U HLA TUN MYANMAR email@example.com “Three Novices Learning Together Leisurely” 48x72" Oil on canvas.
3RD PLACE-TIE KENNETH YOUNG USA www.kennethyoungfineart.com “West 34th Street” 24x30" Oil.
4TH PLACE ERNIE L. FOURNET USA elfournet.com firstname.lastname@example.org “Grinding Cane” 30x38" Graphite on illustration board.
5TH PLACE-TIE LI JINGFENG CHINA www.clatia.com/artist/index/214-1 “Peaceful” 73.18x44.2cm Pen and ink on paper.
5TH PLACE-TIE JOHN MCCARTIN AUSTRALIA https://johnmccartin-artist.com/ “Kangarilla Mist Study” 39x39cm Oil on linen.
5TH PLACE-TIE JOHN MCCARTIN AUSTRALIA https://johnmccartin-artist.com/ “Setting Sunshine” 60x60cm Oil on Belgian linen.
5TH PLACE-TIE NAMBA BECCARI BRAZIL https://marcosbeccari.com/ “The Way Of Stones” 30×22″ Watercolor on paper.
6TH PLACE-TIE JOHN MCCARTIN AUSTRALIA https://johnmccartin-artist.com/ “Sunset Pastoral” 69x50cm
Oil on Belgian linen.
6TH PLACE-TIE HARTMUT KIEWERT GERMANY https://en.hartmutkiewert.de/ “Crossing” 98x150" Oil on canvas.
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