World’s Best Pastel Painters / 2023 AMERICAN ART AWARDS: RUM, PETRONE, LUCANTONI, NOYA, MARIE, PARR, NIKOLAROU, SAKUMA & SUH
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 ITALY, SPAIN, USA, NEW ZEALAND, GREECE & JAPAN.
BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER:
Italian artist, Daniela Rum, approached art for the first time in 2013 without professional training. A strong passion for art touched her heart urging her to start a series of courses. Daniela studied at an Illustration school “Entry Level” Ars In Fabula and did several workshops with painters, Erica Calardo and Ania Tomicka to learn other techniques.
Subsequently, she discovered the soft pastel technique which was instant love. Daniela went on to workshops with master pastel artists like Ruben Belloso Adorna, Tina Guerrisi and Vincente Romero Redondo.
She is currently vice president of the only Italian soft pastel association, Pasit Pastellisti Italiani, she also won several prizes and exhibited internationally. http://www.danielarum.com
SEE ARTISTS SITES / ARTIST CONTACTS:
1st Place DANIELA RUM ITALY http://www.danielarum.com “In Illo Tempore” 70x100cm Pastel on Pastelmat.
2nd Place — Tie GIUSEPPE PETRONE ITALY email@example.com “Sun Off” 39x51cm Soft pastel on paper.
2nd Place — Tie GIUSEPPE LUCANTONI ITALY www.facebook.com/giuseppe.lucantoni/ “That Lucky Old Sun” 50x65cm Soft pastel on Pastelmat glued on plywood.
2nd Place — Tie GIUSEPPE PETRONE ITALY firstname.lastname@example.org “The Soul Hopes” 60x80cm Soft pastel on paper.
3rd Place — Tie GIUSEPPE LUCANTONI ITALY www.facebook.com/giuseppe.lucantoni/ “L’altra Metà Del Cielo” 30x40cm Soft pastel on Pastelmat.
3rd Place — Tie SUSO NOYA SPAIN email@example.com “Going Somewhere 1” 9x12” Pastel on paper.
3rd Place — Tie SUSO NOYA SPAIN firstname.lastname@example.org “Going Somewhere 2” 9x12” Pastel on paper.
4th Place KRISTEN MARIE USA https://kristenmariefineart.com/ “Dallas Green (Photo Reference By Vanessa Heins)” 9×12" Pastel on Pastelmat paper.
5th Place — Tie OLGA PARR NEW ZEALAND https://www.facebook.com/oparrart “Carrying The Light” 26x36cm Pastel on paper.
6th Place — Tie EVGNOSIA NIKOLAROU GREECE email@example.com “Smile” 40x60cm Pastel on canvas.
6th Place — Tie YUJI SAKUMA JAPAN www.artyuji.com “Portrait With Green Background” 54x38cm Soft pastel.
6th Place — Tie ROBIN SUH USA firstname.lastname@example.org “What Am I ?” 13.5x18” Pastel on paper.
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.