World’s Best Nonrepresentational Sculptors: MICHAELS, OKARSKY, RAMIREZ CRUZ, VERDEROSA, SWEENEY, WHITMORE, ASHBOURNE, LARRIEU, GONZALEZ ACOSTA / 2022 AMERICAN ART AWARDS Winners

20 of USA’s Best Galleries & Museums vote in the AMERICAN ART AWARDS, arguably the most prestigious online art competition. In 2022, painters, sketchers, digital artists, photographers and sculptors from 69 countries submitted JPEGs for the 50 categories — to win gallery affiliation, career launch, high scores, great press and/or $5,000 in prizes.

Here are the winners in CATEGORY 50, SCULPTURE — NONREPRESENTATIONAL

1st Place Bio: Tesa Michaels

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 installations to ensure her clients have the perfect, incredible piece to compliment their unique décor. https://tesamichaels.com/

CONTACTS — — — — — — CATEGORY 50. SCULPTURE / NON-REPRESENTATIONAL

1ST PLACE TESA MICHAELS USA tesamichaels.com “Serendipity” Front 5x21’ Sidewall 6x4.5’ Outdoor installation with all semi precious stones.

2ND PLACE — TIE TESA MICHAELS USA tesamichaels.com “Radiance” 24x48” Acrylic on panel with all semi precious stones.

2ND PLACE — TIE VALERY OKARSKY RUSSIA https://www.instagram.com/valery.okarsky/ “Gardens of Babylon” 42x23x26cm Copper, brass, wood.

3RD PLACE — TIE GUSTAVO RAMIREZ CRUZ COLUMBIA/GERMANY www.gustavoramirezcruz.com “Orange Kusama” 72x43x16cm Paper pulp, wood, wire, paint.

3RD PLACE — TIE GUSTAVO RAMIREZ CRUZ COLUMBIA/GERMANY www.gustavoramirezcruz.com “Polichromo Triceratopo” 40x35x20cm Paper pulp, wood, wire, paint.

4TH PLACE DILETTA VERDEROSA ITALY diletta.verderosa@outlook.com “Bow TIE Bench” 124x55x56” Wood, foam, checkered faux leader.

5TH PLACE — TIE CATHERINE SWEENEY USA www.catherinesculpts.com “Missing The Dark” 2.5x26x21” Mixed Media.

5TH PLACE — TIE TESA MICHAELS USA tesamichaels.com “Burst” 40x40” Acrylic on panel with all semi precious stones.

5TH PLACE — TIE ED WHITMORE USA www.EdWhitmore.com “Deadvlei” 72x36” Oxidized iron/copper/bronze metal effects paint on chiseled aromatic camphor slab.

6TH PLACE — TIE TOM ASHBOURNE CANADA https://tomashbourne.com/ “Sedona” 16x8x6” Raspberry wonderstone, granite.

6TH PLACE — TIE LENA ROXANNA MARGARETA LARRIEU USA Www.instagram.com/larrieukangaroo “Rhinoceros” 6.5x7.5x3” Ceramic, acrylic paint, mixed media.

6TH PLACE — TIE MOISES GONZALEZ ACOSTA CUBA https://www.instagram.com/MoisesGonzalez462/ “America” 74.5x41x20cm Acrylic, carved wood.

More winners from USA because more entered from USA.

100 ARTICLES on the 50 CATEGORIES of the 2022 AMERICAN ART AWARDS WINNING ARTISTS will be here: https://www.americanartawards.com/2022-press-on-artists/

COLLECTORS wanting to acquire these pieces or contact the artists can get direct links here: https://www.americanartawards.com/2022-winning-artists/

This is the 14th anniversary for the American Art Awards organization which selects the 20 Best Galleries and Museums each May, who decide the world’s best artists in Autumn.

American Art Awards 20 Best Galleries & Museums for 2022, in alphabetical order of state, who were asked to vote on art submissions:

BEST IN ARIZONA — Exposures International Gallery Of Fine Art

BEST IN ARKANSAS — Fort Smith Regional Art Museum

BEST IN CALIFORNIA — Exclusive Collections Galleries

BEST IN COLORADO — Mirada Fine Art

BEST IN DELAWARE — The Delaware Contemporary

BEST IN FLORIDA — MAC Art Galleries

BEST IN GEORGIA — Westobou Gallery

BEST IN HAWAII — Sunshine Arts

BEST IN INDIANA — Lubeznik Center for the Arts

BEST IN LOUISIANA — Arthur Roger Gallery

BEST IN MICHIGAN — LaFontsee Galleries

BEST IN MISSOURI — Hilliard Gallery

BEST IN NEBRASKA — Kiechel Fine Art

BEST IN NEW HAMPSHIRE — Rochester Museum of Fine Arts

BEST IN NEW MEXICO — Blue Rain Gallery

BEST IN NEW YORK — Center for Exploratory & Perceptual Arts

BEST IN OREGON — Bronze Coast Gallery

BEST IN SOUTH CAROLINA — Mary Martin Galleries Of Fine Art

BEST IN SOUTH DAKOTA — South Dakota Art Museum

BEST IN WEST VIRGINIA — West Virginia State Museum

Among other criteria, gallery & museum selections are based on years established, industry reputation, online interest, location, size, socially relevant exhibits, motivational and educational programs, represented artists as well as artist, client and visitor references.

Enter here: https://www.americanartawards.com/register-to-enter-3/

or get a gallery to rate and price your work: https://www.americanartawards.com/gallery-ratings/

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