World’s Best P0LITICAL C0MMENTARY Art Named By America’s 25 Best Galleries: SUNG, WHELIHAN, PARKER OWENS, LEE, TUBI, KNIGHT, LEE, KUKOVEROV, ANDRE, BRADBURY, RYU, SHIM & RUMERY/ 2021 AMERICAN ART AWARDS

Each May the American Art Awards organization selects the 25 Best Galleries and Museums in America, then in autumn these revered art institutions vote on online art to decide the world’s best contemporary artists.

America’s Best Galleries & Museums scored almost 2,000 works in 50 categories from 64 countries.

Winners in Category are from USA, AUSTRALIA, NIGERIA, UK, MEXICO & RUSSIA.

BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: Born in Seoul, South Korea, Yejin (Jean) Sung, age 15, is currently a 10th grader at Scarsdale High School in Scarsdale, NY. Yejin is passionate about nature and social justice issues, and she reflects these interests in her artwork. In her free time, outside of her art, Yejin is an avid maker of desserts.

ARTIST CONTACTS FOR ART COLLECTORS:

Category 29. POLITICAL COMMENTARY

1st Place YEJIN SUNG USA yejin.sung06@gmail.com
“American Dream” 10x16" Acrylic paint on puzzle board.

2nd Place ANTHONY R. WHELIHAN USA https://www.facebook.com/anthony.r.whelihan
“I Can’t Breathe” 17x14" Watercolor mixed media.

3rd Place-Tie ASHLEY PARKER OWENS USA 25x25″ https://ashleyparkerowens.wordpress.com “Fragile Protest: A Nation Divided by Disease” Digital painting on canvas.

3rd Place-Tie ALEXANDER LEE AUSTRALIA www.alexanderlee.artspan.com “Your Lucky Day” 50x70cm Acrylic on board.

3rd Place-Tie O. YEMI TUBI (MOYAT) NIGERIA/UK www.o-yemi-tubi.pixels.com “Lest We Forget” 30x20" Oil on canvas.

3rd Place-Tie ANDREW KONG KNIGHT USA www.andrewkongknight.com “Herd Stupidity” 37x48" Acrylic, mixed media on wood.

4th Place-Tie ERIN LEE MEXICO leeerin88@gmail.com
“Shades Of US” 13x24" Acrylic on canvas.

4th Place-Tie ALEXANDER KUKOVEROV RUSSIA https://vk.com/id341349160 “Stolen Childhood” 50x70" Oil on canvas.

5th Place-Tie O. YEMI TUBI (MOYAT) NIGERIA/UK www.o-yemi-tubi.pixels.com oyemit@aol.com “The Broken Liberty” 36x48" Oil on canvas.

5th Place-Tie YANA ANDRE RUSSIA https://www.artavita.com/artists/18141-yana-andre “From Generation Of The Past To Generation Of The Future” 61x86cm Acrylic on paper.

6th Place-Tie SAIZANA BRADBURY USA www.symbiosis-art.com “COVID’s Gift” 48x60” Oil on canvas.

6th Place-Tie ERIN RYU USA erinryu2008@gmail.com
“What Made Her Smile?” 24x16" Acrylic and collage on board.

6th Place-Tie CHRISTOPHER SHIM USA cs110903@gmail.com
“The Things They See” 24x19” Ballpoint pen and acrylic paint on paper.

6th Place-Tie MICHAEL RUMERY USA jackrumery@att.net
“The Wall From A Vietnam Vet” 18x36" Colored pencil on rag board.

Click below to see the relaxing hour-long movie revealing 2021’s hundreds of winning artworks:

Artworks from 59 countries won among the 50 categories: paintings, drawings, photography, digital and sculpture. (Americans won more because Americans entered more since the competition is better known here.)

Number of winners per country: Argentina 1, Australia 12, Belarus 2, Belgium 2, Brazil 3, Bulgaria 2, Canada 30, China 85, Croatia 2, Cyprus 1, Denmark 2, England 2, Finland 1, France 7, Georgia 3, Germany 18, Ghana 1, Greece 3, Hungary 2, Japan 1, India 10, Iran 1, Ireland 1, Israel 1, Italy 14, Kazakhstan 1, Kuwait 2, Latvia 6, Lithuania 27, Macedonia 5, Malaysia 2, Mexico 2, Moldova 1, Morocco 1, Netherlands 3, New Zealand 1, Nigeria 8, Norway 1, Oman 1, Pakistan 1, Philippines 5, Poland 8, Republic Of Korea 12, Romania 2, Russia 45, Serbia 1, South Africa 8, Spain 11, Sweden 3, Taiwan 7, Thailand 1, Turkey 3, Uganda 1, UK 10, Ukraine 5, USA 264, Uzbekistan 1, Zambia 1, Zimbabwe 2.

ART COLLECTORS: all winning images and corresponding contact info of all the artists will soon be uploaded to this page:

This year’s 25 Best Galleries & Museums asked to vote on art were:

BEST IN ARIZONA: Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art

BEST IN CALIFORNIA: Revolver Gallery

BEST IN COLORADO: Mirada Fine Art

BEST IN FLORIDA: Art Fusion Galleries

BEST IN HAWAII: Sunshine Arts

BEST IN ILLINOIS: Trickster Cultural Center

BEST IN IOWA: Moberg Gallery

BEST IN KANSAS: Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery

BEST IN KENTUCKY: E&S Gallery

BEST IN LOUISIANA: Jonathan Ferrara Gallery

BEST IN MASSACHUSETTS: Boston Sculptors Gallery

BEST IN MISSOURI: Hilliard Gallery

BEST IN MONTANA: Dana Gallery

BEST IN NEBRASKA: Kiechel Fine Art

BEST IN NEVADA: Metropolitan Gallery Las Vegas Art Museum

BEST IN NEW JERSEY: Evalyn Dunn Gallery

BEST IN NEW YORK: LIK SOHO

BEST IN NEW MEXICO: GF Contemporary

BEST IN NORTH CAROLINA: The Arts Council of Fayetteville| Cumberland County

BEST IN SOUTH CAROLINA: Mary Martin Galleries Of Fine Art

BEST IN SOUTH DAKOTA: South Dakota Art Museum

BEST IN TENNESSEE: Stanford Fine Art

BEST IN TEXAS: Ao5

BEST IN WASHINGTON: Maryhill Museum of Art

BEST IN WEST VIRGINIA: Parkersburg Art Center

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www.AmericanArtAwards.com

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