World’s Best Religious / Spiritual Artists Named By America’s 25 Best Galleries: WILSON, WHELIHAN, DENG, PURUSHOTHAMAN, BLÖNDAL, LYTVYNENKO, AL-SARRAF, COPSEY, HONG, ROZENBERG, LOUDOVIKOU, HURTADO & KAPSHAY / 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 38 are from CANADA, USA, CHINA, INDIA, DENMARK, UKRAINE, KUWAIT, RUSSIA, GREECE & ARGENTINA.

BIO OF 1ST PLACE ARTIST: STEVE WILSON, OSA, SCA, CFS, SOVA

As an Artist, Teacher and Juror, I work out of my Studio/Gallery in downtown Niagara Falls, I’ve served on many art boards and I’m an elected member in the OSA, SCA, CFS and SOVA. I have shown nationally and Internationally Across Canada, The United States, England, Tasmania and Turkey, I’ve received many awards, been featured in many publications, podcasts and on TV, I’ve recently been accepted as a finalist in the Salt Spring Island National Art Prize 2021, and 1st 3rd and 4th place in 3 different categories in the 2021 American Art Awards.

In my work I try and convey a feeling, emotion or message by capturing in one frame or image that tells a story as well as challenging the viewer’s perception, that makes them laugh, cry, or starts a conversation and in some cases I present a satiric look at the world we live in. I try to include those little extras that allow the eye to explore and discover hidden gems or messages. My love for architecture and our urban and suburban landscape draws me in and challenges the way I portray our world. www.stevewilsonstudios.com

ARTIST CONTACTS FOR ART COLLECTORS:

Category 38. RELIGIOUS OR SPIRITUAL

1st Place STEVE WILSON CANADA www.stevewilsonstudios.com “Blood Moon Magic” 24x18” Acrylic on canvas.

2nd Place-Tie ANTHONY R. WHELIHAN USA https://www.facebook.com/anthony.r.whelihan “Akachi — God’s Hand” 17x14" Watercolor mixed media.

2nd Place-Tie ZONGTAO DENG CHINA 50645477@qq.com
“Golden Light” 143x99cm Oil on linen.

2nd Place-Tie CHAITALI V. PURUSHOTHAMAN INDIA cv.artist.painter@gmail.com “The Unconditional Love Of Radha Krishna” 36x48" Acrylic on canvas with hand painted frame.

3rd Place-Tie STEFAN BLÖNDAL DENMARK www.stefanblondal.com “The Sacred Amethyst” 70cm Oil on panel.

3rd Place-Tie OlLENA LYTVYNENKO UKRAINE https://lytvynenkoart.wixsite.com/lytvynenkoolena “Green Tara” 75x57cm Acrylic on fiberboard.

3rd Place-Tie HAMEED AL-SARRAF KUWAIT hameed_alsarraf@hotmail.com “Salvator Mundi, Have Faith In Science” 60x50cm Oil.

4th Place-Tie KATHY S. COPSEY USA www.kathycopsey.com “The Spirit Of Warriors & Ancestors” 24x18” Acrylic with texture on canvas.

4th Place-Tie KATHY S. COPSEY USA www.kathycopsey.com “Our Guardian Spirits” 24x20” Acrylic with texture on canvas.

4th Place-Tie REBEKAH HONG USA skyhongnj@outlook.com
“Illusion” 18x24" Oil on canvas.

5th Place-Tie LIUBOV/LOVE ROZENBERG RUSSIA https://www.loverozenbergart.com “The Internal Light” 60x60cm Acrylic.

5th Place-Tie LYDIA LOUDOVIKOU GREECE https://www.instagram.com/mia_orea_petaluna/
“Penelope’s Woven” 130x110cm Tempera on canvas.

6th Place-Tie LAZARO HURTADO ARGENTINA www.instagram.com/lazaro.hurtado.art/ “God Is Vibration” 39.37x27.55" Acrylic.

6th Place-Tie MARIIA KAPSHAY RUSSIA www.Mariia-art.com “All Will Be Good!” 80x100cm Acrylic on canvas.

6th Place-Tie CHAITALI V. PURUSHOTHAMAN INDIA cv.artist.painter@gmail.com “The 7 White Horses of Peace With Lord Krishna In Rising Sun” 60x40" Acrylic on canvas with 3d hand painted frame.

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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One of Medium’s TOP ART CONTRIBUTORS, award-winning author, actor, film-maker, painter. 12 books (6 volumes of art). President of www.americanartawards.com

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