WORLD’S BEST NON-REPRESENTATIONAL SCULPTORS: HAN, ZAVECKAS & OKARSKY
Sculptors from USA, Lithuania and Russia win Category 50 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 have been revealed in the news about a category a day — making this one of the longest winner announcements of any art competition in the world.
David Han Bio:
I was born in Beijing, China. My mother is an artist whose paintings are widely collected and my father is an engineer who worked for many years in China’s largest iron factory. I credit my parents for giving me the heart of an artist and the mind of an engineer.
Under my mother’s guidance, I began my formal training in art at the age of 9 and continued until the age of 20 when I immigrated to the U.S. Over the next 16 years, I pursued a career in graphic and industrial design, and 3D illustration.
In 2010 I finished my first sheet metal sculpture. Drawing on my many years of formal artistic training and my multi-faceted design experience, I began developing a totally unique style of sculptural expression. Since 2014 I have devoted myself exclusively to my sculpture!
CATEGORY 50. SCULPTURE — NON-REPRESENTATIONAL
1ST PLACE DAVID HAN USA http://www.davidhansculpture.com/ “Star Gazer” 12x5.5x22’ Stainless steel sculpture shown with model.
2ND PLACE-TIE RYTIS ZAVECKAS LITHUANIA www.designerwood.org “A. A. A.” 130x57cm Ash wood.
2ND PLACE-TIE RYTIS ZAVECKAS LITHUANIA www.designerwood.org “Vilnius” 200x90x72cm Black oak.
3RD PLACE DAVID HAN USA http://www.davidhansculpture.com/ “The Mother Beast” 3.5x5x6.5’ Steel sculpture shown with model.
4TH PLACE RYTIS ZAVECKAS LITHUANIA www.designerwood.org “Lithuanian” 125x180cm Birch wood.
5TH PLACE RYTIS ZAVECKAS LITHUANIA www.designerwood.org “Eurobabel” 140cm Iroko tree.
6TH PLACE VALERY OKARSKY RUSSIA https://www.instagram.com/valery.okarsky/ “Apocalypse” 54x25x25cm Copper, brass, dural.
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