World’s Best Manipulated Figure Photogs: ACTON, BANNON, CHOLWICH, KOVALEV, HONICKI, BOLGOV, KIM, LEE, DESKA / 2022 AMERICAN ART AWARDS Winners

20 of USA’s Best Galleries & Museums vote in the AMERICAN ART AWARDS, arguably the most prestigious online art competition. In 2022, painters, sketchers, digital artists, photographers and sculptors from 69 countries submitted JPEGs for the 50 categories — to win gallery affiliation, career launch, high scores, great press and/or $5,000 in prizes.

Here are the winners in CATEGORY 45, MANIPULATED PHOTOGRAPHY — HUMAN OR ANIMAL

1st Place Bio: DAVE ACTON

Art in one fashion or another has always been part of my life and I have worked in many genres and media. Figurative based work has often been my interest. In recent years I have been focused on photography and a range of digital media from pure photographic work to a blend that transitions into various forms of digital painting. I invite those who may be interested to my website. www.acton4art.com. Thank you to all that make such competitions possible so we can all share our art.

CONTACTS — — — — — CATEGORY 45. MANIPULATED PHOTOGRAPHY HUMAN OR ANIMAL

1ST PLACE DAVE ACTON CANADA www.acton4photography.com “The Storm Dancer” Manipulated photo.

2ND PLACE — TIE DAVE ACTON CANADA www.acton4photography.com “By Candle Light” Manipulated photo.

2ND PLACE — TIE DAVE ACTON CANADA www.acton4photography.com “Dappled Moments” Manipulated photo.

3RD PLACE KAREN BANNON USA karenbannon266@gmail.com 20” “Adventist World Radio” Manipulated photo.

4TH PLACE — TIE TANIA CHOLWICH SOUTH AFRICA https://taniacholwich.com “Buffalo Stare” Photo.

4TH PLACE — TIE IVAN KOVALEV RUSSIA https://linktr.ee/ivankovale “Keeper Of The Forest” Photo, manipulated.

4TH PLACE — TIE STEPHEN HONICKI USA www.stevehphotography.com “Putting It Together (From The Series, Just Being Iain) 16x22” Archival pigment print.

5TH PLACE — TIE IVAN KOVALEV RUSSIA https://linktr.ee/ivankovale “Encounter” Photo, manipulated.

5TH PLACE — TIE RUSLAN BOLGOV LITHUANIA https://linktr.ee/ruslan_bolgov “The Genesis” Photo, manipulated.

6TH PLACE — TIE JOSHUA KIM USA https://www.instagram.com/josh.lkim/ “Timid” Manipulated photo.

6TH PLACE — TIE SIHEON LEE SOUTH KOREA siheonlee2024@gmail.com “Maze” 6x8” Photography.

6TH PLACE — TIE PAWEŁ DESKA POLAND artpaweldeska@interia.pl “Collage” 100x70cm Photos on paper.

100 ARTICLES on the 50 CATEGORIES of the 2022 AMERICAN ART AWARDS WINNING ARTISTS will be here: https://www.americanartawards.com/2022-press-on-artists/

COLLECTORS wanting to acquire these pieces or contact the artists can get direct links here: https://www.americanartawards.com/2022-winning-artists/

This is the 14th anniversary for the American Art Awards organization which selects the 20 Best Galleries and Museums each May, who decide the world’s best artists in Autumn.

American Art Awards 20 Best Galleries & Museums for 2022, in alphabetical order of state, who were asked to vote on art submissions:

BEST IN ARIZONA — Exposures International Gallery Of Fine Art

BEST IN ARKANSAS — Fort Smith Regional Art Museum

BEST IN CALIFORNIA — Exclusive Collections Galleries

BEST IN COLORADO — Mirada Fine Art

BEST IN DELAWARE — The Delaware Contemporary

BEST IN FLORIDA — MAC Art Galleries

BEST IN GEORGIA — Westobou Gallery

BEST IN HAWAII — Sunshine Arts

BEST IN INDIANA — Lubeznik Center for the Arts

BEST IN LOUISIANA — Arthur Roger Gallery

BEST IN MICHIGAN — LaFontsee Galleries

BEST IN MISSOURI — Hilliard Gallery

BEST IN NEBRASKA — Kiechel Fine Art

BEST IN NEW HAMPSHIRE — Rochester Museum of Fine Arts

BEST IN NEW MEXICO — Blue Rain Gallery

BEST IN NEW YORK — Center for Exploratory & Perceptual Arts

BEST IN OREGON — Bronze Coast Gallery

BEST IN SOUTH CAROLINA — Mary Martin Galleries Of Fine Art

BEST IN SOUTH DAKOTA — South Dakota Art Museum

BEST IN WEST VIRGINIA — West Virginia State Museum

Among other criteria, gallery & museum selections are based on years established, industry reputation, online interest, location, size, socially relevant exhibits, motivational and educational programs, represented artists as well as artist, client and visitor references.

Enter here: https://www.americanartawards.com/register-to-enter-3/

or get a gallery to rate and price your work: https://www.americanartawards.com/gallery-ratings/

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