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 49 are from DENMARK, SPAIN, ROMANIA, USA, JAPAN, CHINA, ZIMBABWE, POLAND & TAIWAN.
BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: Thomas Dambo is considered the world’s leading recycle artist, and is famous for his various art installations around the world, most notably his recycled troll sculptures.
Thomas’ vision is to create art that inspires people to go explore and have adventures in nature while showing people that trash can be turned into something beautiful.
His work has reached millions of people through photos, videos and stories shared online, and through international media sources such as BBC, National Geographic, NPR, The Huffington Post, ABC, Lonely Planet, Treehugger, El País, Reforma and many more. Mama Mimi was generously commissioned by Jackson Hole Public Art.
ARTIST CONTACTS FOR ART COLLECTORS:
Category 49. SCULPTURE — REPRESENTATIONAL
1st Place THOMAS DAMBO DENMARK www.thomasdambo.com “Mama Mimi” 31x29x19' Screws, reclaimed pallets, and driftwood roots from the Snake River.
2nd Place CRISTINA JOBS SPAIN https://www.cristinajobs.com/ 172x48x75cm “The Strength” Hyperrealistic silicone sculpture.
3rd Place-Tie MIHAI ARMEANU ROSIN ROMANIA firstname.lastname@example.org “The Lone Prince” 120x70cm Recycled materials.
3rd Place-Tie JAKE GRIGGS USA www.griggssculpting.com “Divine Covenant” 14x10x8” Bronze.
3rd Place-Tie RYUZO KAWANO JAPAN www.ryuzo3.net email@example.com “Lucky Boy” 86x39x25.5" FRP(vacuum plated).
4th Place-Tie DONG YANG CHINA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Blade” 82x60x20cm Plascine base for bronze.
4th Place-Tie EMMANUEL CHIKUMBIRIKE ZIMBABWE email@example.com
“Tonga Gentleman” 55x46x44cm Stone.
4th Place-Tie SHUAI WANG CHINA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Angel In The World” 120x10x110cm Resin sculpture.
4th Place-Tie GAYA LASTOVJAK POLAND https://artmo.com/user/gayalastovjak/ “Lust” 130x100x13cm 3-dimentional painting, paper-mache, canvas, oil.
5th Place-Tie LAURA LEE TAIWAN email@example.com
“The Alpha Wolf” 27.2x39.4x1.3cm Paper and white glue.
5th Place-Tie CHRISTIAN KUENG USA firstname.lastname@example.org
“When Piet Met Jeff” 9x12x15” Papier-mâché.
5th Place-Tie TERRY VAN LOENEN USA www.sculpturedwildlife.com “Mother Nature” 23x10x9” Bronze.
6th Place-Tie IOAN C. SALAJAN ROMANIA email@example.com
“Cinderella’s Shoes” 50x50cm Embossed aluminium.
6th Place-Tie FEITONG YU CHINA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Hurtful” 30x60cm Wax.
6th Place-Tie NAIHUI CHEN CHINA email@example.com
“Reborn From Fire” 57x20.4x60cm Metal. sculpture, 2021
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