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.
The 25 Best GALLERIES + MUSEUMS In America, 2021 — American Art AwardsAmerican Art Awards
The AAA board chooses only one gallery or museum per state per year. Among other criteria, selections are based on…
America’s Best Galleries & Museums scored almost 2,000 works in 50 categories from 64 countries.
Winners in Category 30 are from SPAIN, USA, FRANCE, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, RUSSIA, POLAND & UK.
BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: I, William Rowan was born on April 23rd, 1985 in Leiden, The Netherlands and completed my studies at the Da Vinci College. Soon thereafter, I began putting brush to canvas in a professional capacity. Over the years I have become specialized in various acrylic painting techniques, abstract, surrealism, pop-art, portraits and children’s characters. With years of experience behind me, my passion for art is the driving force behind my creations and this very passion manifests itself on the canvas each time I pick up a brush.
I have always adopted a professional approach to my work and take it very seriously. Having said that, I have always felt from deep within that I was truly born to create art. Each work I produce is completely unique partly due to combining colors and textures but above all because of my love of art and the emotions I express in each and every creation.
As well with some of my personal styles, I try to spread attention for the call of Tolerance, Acceptance and Respect. To tolerate each and everyone around us no matter. Equality for sexual preferences and no differences for having another color of skin. We all are Human. To Accept each other in every way and to show Respect, to for example different opinions, religions etc.
I have always striven to be the very best that I can in all I do in life but especially when it comes to my artwork. And what I always use to say is make your impossible possible, because if you really want to, you can! The impossible doesn’t exist. Joining the American Art Awards has been a positive stimulation to show my work to another part of the world. william-rowan.com
ARTIST CONTACTS FOR ART COLLECTORS:
Category 30. POP ART
1st Place WILLIAM ROWAN SPAIN www.william-rowan.com “Soulmate Coloring In The Globe (Thom Bierdz)” 60x60cm Acrylic on canvas.
2nd Place-Tie MAGGIE QI USA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Conflict And Concord” 24x18" Watercolor, acrylic paint, and paper.
2nd Place-Tie JOSEPH BERTHELOT FRANCE Bvl35@hotmail.fr
“Labyrinthe” 60x60cm Acrylic paint on wooden board.
2nd Place-Tie RICHARD A POWELL USA www.raartpublishing.com 4x5’ “Death Staring At Us” Acrylic on canvas.
3rd Place-Tie VANESSA LEE USA email@example.com 5.5x7.5"
“The Disparate World of Gummy Bears” Bags: acrylic paint, gummies: resin.
3rd Place-Tie ELLEN KIM USA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Generations Apart” 18x18" Color pencil on paper.
4th Place-Tie TINA MORAKABATI USA email@example.com “André 3King” 6x8" Colored pencil on paper.
4th Place-Tie HYERI CHUN REPUBLIC OF KOREA firstname.lastname@example.org
“The New American Hero” 18x24” Acrylic on canvas.
4th Place-Tie PRANNA RUSSIA https://www.pranna.art 150x150cm “Love, Hope, Trust" Plastic, resin, silicone.
5th Place-Tie JAMAUL JOHNSON USA email@example.com “Pawn” Digital.
5th Place-Tie MONIKA MROWIEC POLAND www.monikamrowiec.com “Faces And Symbols — Andy Warhol” 140x100cm Acrylic and marker on canvas.
6th Place-Tie GRAHAM EDWARD RHODES UK https://www.saatchiart.com/grahamrhodes “Everything Will Be Ok” 12x12" Felt pen on paper / digital manipulation.
6th Place-Tie ASHLEY LIM USA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Feminism” 8.25x11.75" Graphic art.
6th Place-Tie JAMAUL JOHNSON USA email@example.com “Bishop” Digital.
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:
2021 Winning Artists — American Art AwardsAmerican Art Awards
America’s 25 Best Galleries & Museums were asked to score about 2,000 works from 64 countries.
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