WORLD’S BEST NAIVE ARTISTS: AVLAMIS, YAKOVLEV & ANNUNZIATA

Naive artists from Greece, Russia and Italy grab highest scores in Category 27 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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Alexis Avlamis (b.Athens 1979) received an early art instruction from Bennington College, Vermont and later on earned a BFA(hons) in Painting from the Athens School of Fine Arts. By tapping into a stream of consciousness, he creates dreamlike mindscapes aiming at a Cosmic Unity, where nature and the artifice co-exist symbiotically. Avlamis is a laureate of the International Emerging Artist Award (Drawing and Illustration category), which saw his works
exhibited in Dubai and Brussels, respectively. Awards, Juried shows and competitions include the: Americas 2018: All media, Walter Piehl gallery, Minot State University, ND, (USA), First Nations Biennial, Tubac Center for the Arts, AZ (USA), 31st September competition, Alexandria Museum of Art, LA, (USA), 39th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Monmouth Museum, NJ, (USA), Cardinal Planes, Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Center, New York (USA ), the Stencil Art Prize, Touring Exhibition, (Australia), The Abstract Mind, CICA Museum (Korea), Art meets Writing: Black&White, SAA Collective, Springfield, IL (USA), Bowery Gallery International Juried show, New York, (USA), 6th 2017 ArtSlant Prize
Showcase Winner (Mixed-Media), 7th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner
(Painting), A line with intent, ARC Gallery, Chicago (USA), Biennale Austria, blue bleu blau blu, (Vienna), Black&White, 3rd Place, Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery, OK, (USA), Amuse Yeux, Foothills Art Center, CO, (USA), Art Kudos (USA), 26th International Miniature Show, Parklane Gallery, WA, (USA), Day Dreamers, Bg Gallery (California), 10x10x10 Tieton, (Washington), the Bloom Award, Shortlisted (Cologne), Artist Statement, CICA Museum (Korea), Anthology, Charlie Smith London (UK), the Mamut Art Project (Istanbul), the IEAA Award (Dubai and Brussels), the Dave Bown Projects, (New York), the Heart Revive, Sunshine Museum (Beijing), the 7 artists / 7 countries, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Korean cultural service, Beijing (China), the Drawing Center’s Viewing Program (New York) and several others. He has attended artist residencies in USA, Finland and China, has been published and interviewed internationally (Art21 blog: Inside the Artist’s Studio, Jan 2010) and works may be found in private and museum collections, most notably the Djurhuus Collection, Denmark and the Henan Art Center’s collection, China.

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CATEGORY 27. NAIVE ART — OTHER

1ST PLACE ALEXIS AVLAMIS GREECE www.alexisavlamis.com “Come In” 67x63" Colored pencils, watercolor, oil pastel and pen on paper.

2ND PLACE ALEXIS AVLAMIS GREECE www.alexisavlamis.com “Controversy” 59x59" Encaustic on canvas.

3RD PLACE EVGENY YAKOVLEV RUSSIA https://www.facebook.com/pg/EvgenyYakovlev.reedly74
“House Of Blue Light” 50x50cm Oil on canvas.

4TH PLACE EVGENY YAKOVLEV RUSSIA https://www.facebook.com/pg/EvgenyYakovlev.reedly74
“In St. Petersburg To Be” 50x50cm Oil on canvas.

5TH PLACE-TIE ORSINI ANNUNZIATA ITALY www.annunziataorsini.altervista.org/
“The Lighthouse” 19.7x19.7” Acrylic on canvas.

5TH PLACE-TIE ORSINI ANNUNZIATA ITALY www.annunziataorsini.altervista.org/
“We Leave, By Train Or By Bus” 15.7x23.6” Acrylic on canvas.

6TH PLACE EVGENY YAKOVLEV RUSSIA https://www.facebook.com/pg/EvgenyYakovlev.reedly74
“Garnet” 50x50cm Oil 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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