World’s Best Nonrepresentational Sculptors / 2023 AMERICAN ART AWARDS: MICHAELS, KOENIG, WHITTINGTON, FRANK, NIJSSEN, ASHBOURNE, MENG, SUNG & LELCHUK
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 USA, GERMANY, ISRAEL, NETHERLANDS, CANADA & CHINA.
BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: International multiple award-winning artist, Tesa Michaels, incorporates precious and semi-precious stones into her fine art paintings. Creating unique, one-of-a-kind pieces of art, Tesa combines her passion, exceptional technique and innovative vision with stones from all around the world.
Her paintings are mixed media, creating three dimensional wonders that encompass her spiritual essence as well as her artistic abilities. Tesa’s paintings need to be experienced in person where one can truly capture the beauty of each piece and the brilliant energy of the stones themselves. Clients continue to tell Tesa that they’ve “Never Seen Anything Like It”.
Tesa Michaels is a gallery represented artist with award-winning galleries. She collaborates with the leading purveyor of semi-precious stones in the world. Tesa has had the privilege of working with clients from all around the globe. She also creates custom commissions and indoor/outdoor installations to ensure her clients have the perfect, incredible piece to compliment their unique décor. https://www.tesamichaels.com/
ARTISTS’ CONTACTS / SEE MORE OF THE ARTISTS’ WORKS:
1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th Place TESA MICHAELS USA https://www.tesamichaels.com/ Mixed media on panel with semi precious stones.
2nd Place - Tie ULF KOENIG GERMANY www.art-koenig.de "Manhattan VI - Deconstructive Vision" 170x52x23cm Mixed-media wall sculpture.
2nd Place - Tie GARY WHITTINGTON USA firstname.lastname@example.org "Student Teacher Relationship" 14x6x11" Alabaster.
3rd Place - Tie RACHEL FRANK ISRAEL https://frankrachel.com/ "Octopus" 50x25x10cm Acrylic and clay.
3rd Place - Tie RINEKE NIJSSEN NETHERLANDS https://rineke.art “Jelly Beans” 16x13cm Fused glass on glass stand.
4th Place - Tie TOM ASHBOURNE CANADA www.tomashbourne.com “Maui On Fire” 15x15x20” Antique recycled materials, paint.
5th Place - Tie SALINA MENG CHINA email@example.com “Occupy” 90x44cm Acrylic, marker & fabric mesh.
5th Place - Tie YEJIN SUNG USA firstname.lastname@example.org "Folding Under the Spotlight" 12x24" Acrylic on board.
6th Place - Tie ALEXEY LELCHUK ISRAEL https://playingclay.ru/gallery "Embracing Fire" 20x10x20cm Ceramic.
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, 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.