World’s Best Minimalists / 2023 AMERICAN ART AWARDS: VALIUKAS, SCHMIDT, YANG, COX, REYMORE, GELMAN, VIRELAUDE, MOSIYEVYCH, MOE, YEH & MATALA

Thom Bierdz
5 min readNov 2

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Artists from 72 countries competed in the 2023 AMERICAN ART AWARDS. Twenty of the most revered galleries in the USA were sent around 2,000 online images to score in drawing, painting, sculpture, digital and photography. The 300+ winning works, 1st to 6th Place (and ties) in all 50 categories, can be seen in this series of articles.

USA’s top galleries decided winners in every medium: oil, acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, pastel, realism, impressionism, naïve, abstract, expressionism, human figure, animal, landscape, fantasy, surrealism, pop, portrait, self-portrait, political, erotic, cubism, floral, humor, spiritual, etc..

Art collectors can see all the winning images and corresponding contact info to the best contemporary artists in the world here: https://americanartawards.com/2023-winning-artists-american-art-awards/

Winners in this category are from LITHUANIA, GERMANY, SOUTH KOREA, WALES, UK, USA, FRANCE, UKRAINE, TAIWAN & GREECE.

BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: Regimantas Valiukas (born 1965) is a Lithuanian contemporary realist artist. He works in a variety of media: oil painting, graphite, charcoal and ink.

After studying art in Moscow (Russia), he worked as an art teacher in an art school and started his career as a professional artist. Later, however, he had to give up his career to pursue CG (3D, VFX), programming. A decade ago he resumed his career as an artist. siger@sigerstudio.eu

ARTISTS’ CONTACTS / SEE MORE OF THE ARTISTS’ WORKS:

1st Place REGIMANTAS VALIUKAS LITHUANIA siger@sigerstudio.eu “Stick (Diptych)” 100x50cm(diptych) Graphite on paper.

2nd Place — Tie SILVIA SCHMIDT GERMANY www.silvia-schmidt-farbreisen.de “Strange To Be Wandering In Mist” 50x70cm Pastel on paper.

2nd Place — Tie YOUGUN YANG SOUTH KOREA Yangyougun@gmail.com “Self Conscious” 46x38cm Acrylic on canvas.

3rd Place — Tie JESSICA KATE COX WALES UK www.JessicaKate.art 50x60cm “Perceptual Space” Emulsion on board.

3rd Place — Tie LINDA REYMORE USA https://lindareymore.com “Heisenberg” 24x12” Acrylic, ink, canvas.

4th Place — Tie DIANE GELMAN USA www.dianegelman.com “Fantasy Pansies” 73x24x4” Hand cut and layered foam core board, paper, resin applied to 3 round canvases.

5th Place — Tie LINDA REYMORE USA https://lindareymore.com “Crop Circle” 30x24” Acrylic, wall paint, screen material, modeling paste, canvas.

5th Place — Tie OLENA MOSIYEVYCH USA-UKRAINE https://www.instagram.com/olena.mosiyevych/ “Moonlight” 32x32" Acrylic on canvas.

6th Place — Tie MINA MOE USA http://mdfedart.com/mfaentry/memsite/index.php?content=portfolio&artist=40181 “Guardian Angel” 24x24" Acrylic on canvas.

6th Place — Tie FIONA YEH TAIWAN https://fionayehporfortfolios.com “Lion-9” 80x66cm Oil on canvas.

6th Place — Tie MARIA MATALA GREECE https://matalart.wixsite.com/printsmatalamaria/selected-work “Vow To Nature” 30x21cm Mixed media, monoprint.

In 2023, AMERICAN ART AWARDS had submissions from these 72 countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tobago, Trinidad, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, USA, Viet Nam, Wales, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

USA’s 20 Best Galleries & Museums who were asked to score online art in 2023 were:

American Art Awards 20 Best Galleries & Museums for 2023, in alphabetical order:

BEST IN ARIZONA: Exposures International Gallery Of Fine Art

BEST IN CALIFORNIA: Sparks Gallery

BEST IN COLORADO: Mirada Fine Art

BEST IN FLORIDA: MAC Art Galleries

BEST IN GEORGIA: Black Art In America™ (BAIA)

BEST IN INDIANA: Gallery Forty-Two

BEST IN KANSAS: CityArts

BEST IN KENTUCKY: KMAC Contemporary Art Museum

BEST IN LOUISIANA: Jonathan Ferrara Gallery

BEST IN MAINE: Clarke Gallery

BEST IN MONTANA: Cawdrey Gallery

BEST IN NEBRASKA: Kiechel Fine Art

BEST IN NEVADA: Elena Bulatova Fine Art

BEST IN NEW MEXICO: Thornwood Gallery

BEST IN NEW YORK: Gallery 23 NY

BEST IN SOUTH CAROLINA: Mary Martin Galleries Of Fine Art

BEST IN TEXAS: Ao5 Gallery

BEST IN SOUTH DAKOTA: South Dakota Art Museum

BEST IN VERMONT: Helmholz Fine Art

BEST IN WYOMING: Gallery Wild

American Art Awards https://www.americanartawards.com/ annually awards 20 museums and/or galleries, who agree to score art and award nearly 300+ deserving contemporary artists from 60+ countries: painters, photographers, sculptors and digital artists.

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Thom Bierdz

One of Medium’s TOP ART CONTRIBUTORS, award-winning author, actor, film-maker, painter. 12 books: 6 on art. President of WAA & AAA & ACCA.

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