World’s Best Portrait Painters: USAI, MITCHELL, STANULA, IRWIN, PRUYS, PANIS, HEALY, WALDECK, JAMES / 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 32, PORTRAIT OF SOMEONE NOT FAMOUS.
1st Place Bio: RAFFAELLA USAI
I was born in the beautiful Sardinia island. Art enthusiast from a very young age, early in my life I had my first contact with colors and canvases. After much travelling, I met the man who would become my husband. We got married and I moved to Florence, the place of origin of the Italian Renaissance and the cradle of great artists. It is exactly in Florence that my artistic growth is taken to the next level.
I began to paint martial artists, samurai, geishas', sport celebrities and more, and got important commissions both in Italy and abroad. I’m specialized in realistic portraits and express my best in acrylics. www.raffaellausai.com
CONTACTS — — — — — CATEGORY 32. PORTRAIT OF SOMEONE NOT FAMOUS
1ST PLACE RAFFAELLA USAI ITALY www.raffaellausai.com “Shodai Soke Adriano Busa” 50x75cm Acrylic on canvas.
2ND PLACE — TIE RD MITCHELL USA www.rdmitchellcollection.com 17x20” “My Mother At Ninety-Three” Oil, panel.
2ND PLACE — TIE RAFAŁ STANULA POLAND https://www.facebook.com/RafalStanulaArt “Untitled” 60x40cm Oil on linen canvas.
3RD PLACE — TIE LINDA IRWIN CANADA www.lindairwinartist.com “Wild Heart” 14x11” Acrylic on board.
3RD PLACE — TIE CHER PRUYS CANADA www.artbycher.ca “In Retrospect” 12x8” Acrylic on 300lb hot press paper.
3RD PLACE — TIE CHER PRUYS CANADA www.artbycher.ca “The Sapient” 9x8” Acrylic on 300lb hot press paper.
4TH PLACE MARIO PANIS PHILIPPINES https://www.facebook.com/people/Mario-Panis-Visual-Artist/100063618854586/ “A New Friend” 29x21″ Pastel on brown Mi-Teintes paper.
5TH PLACE — TIE BEVERLEY HEALY NORTHERN IRELAND https://www.beverleyhealy.com “Father And Daughter” 35x22cm Egg tempera on true gesso board.
5TH PLACE — TIE RON WALDECK SOUTH AFRICA www.ronwaldeck.com “No 884 Winter Woolies” 50x40cm Oil on board.
6TH PLACE — TIE MITCHELLE JAMES NIGERIA firstname.lastname@example.org “Portrait Of A Nigerian Deltan” 24x36” Oil on canvas.
6TH PLACE — TIE LINDA IRWIN CANADA www.lindairwinartist.com 14x11” “Missing You, Mom” Acrylic on board.
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.
or get a gallery to rate and price your work: https://www.americanartawards.com/gallery-ratings/