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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
“Golden Light” 143x99cm Oil on linen.
2nd Place-Tie CHAITALI V. PURUSHOTHAMAN INDIA email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org “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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org “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:
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