WORLD’S BEST MINIMALISTS: PANNELL, CHECKRAHAMATOULA, HANSEN, LAGUE, BRENNAN, SHARWOOD, SETH & BATSON-HOWARD

Minimalist works from USA, UK, Canada, Germany and India take top prizes in Category 25 of the 2018 AMERICAN ART AWARDS.

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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.

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Cap Pannell Biography

“Why do you use so much notebook paper?”

That’s the question my mother put to me when I was in elementary school in the little East Texas town I grew up in. I was always drawing, even in class. Battleships for the boys. Horses for the girls.

I was hooked.

Someone once told me that art is the great journey. With no roadmaps. No directions. Sometimes no known destination. And the only guidance you may be blessed with is intuition. Intuition fueled by imagination.

It’s light that sparks my imagination. Light fascinates me. In my landscapes I tend to focus on the graphic quality of the scene and emphasize the light. I manipulate it to express a mood, a time of day, even a season of the year. As for my cloudscapes, they give me the opportunity to approach the abstract.

Although my work is derived from nature and representational, I leave it open to interpretation. My goal is to make something that resonates visually and emotionally, both for me and the viewer.

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CATEGORY 25. MINIMALISM

1ST PLACE CAP PANNELL USA capannell.com “Ascension 2” 36x36” Oil on canvas.

2ND PLACE CAP PANNELL USA capannell.com “Cascade 2” 48x48” Oil on canvas.

3RD PLACE-TIE ANARKALI CHECKRAHAMATOULA UK www.anarkalicheck.com “Lima Building” 0x18.5" Pastel on paper.

3RD PLACE-TIE KAREN HANSEN USA www.klhansen.com “The Forest Air” 24x26" Acrylic on wood panel.

4TH PLACE-TIE RUTH A. LAGUE USA www.laguewax.com “Spring Thaw” 36x36” Acrylic on stretched canvas.

4TH PLACE-TIE KAREN HANSEN USA www.klhansen.com “Lapis Lazuli” 48x14" Acrylic on wood panels.

5TH PLACE-TIE WILLIAM FRANCIS BRENNAN GERMANY www.william-francis-brennan.com “Ocean Beach” 23x33cm Oil on canvas.

5TH PLACE-TIE JULIAN SHARWOOD CANADA www.juliansharwood.com “Untitled #1” 48x36" Oil on canvas.

6TH PLACE-TIE ANIRBAN SETH INDIA https://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/66626-anirban-seth “Untitled III” 28x15" Acrylic on vegetable-tanned leather.

6TH PLACE-TIE KELLEY BATSON-HOWARD USA http://kbatsonart.com “Blue Lagoon” 24x24" Acrylic on canvas.

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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

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