World’s Best Self-Portraits Named By America’s 25 Best Galleries: CHOI, VODESIL-BARUFFI, AL-SARRAF, GUAN, DRAYO, BECHTOLSHEIM, LI, QUEN, CHUN, PARK, MACLEOD-BEERE, YU & AN/ 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 39 are from USA, AUSTRALIA, KUWAIT, FRANCE, CHINA * REPUBLIC OF KOREA.

ARTIST CONTACTS FOR ART COLLECTORS:

Category 39. SELF-PORTRAIT

1st Place EMILY CHOI USA artistbonkoo@gmail.com
“A Starry Calling” 30x30” Acrylic on canvas.

2nd Place-Tie JANA VODESIL-BARUFFI AUSTRALIA www.janavodesil.com “Vortex” 122x91cm Oil on canvas.

2nd Place-Tie HAMEED AL-SARRAF KUWAIT hameed_alsarraf@hotmail.com “Self-Portrait, For Sell Or For Sale?” 50x40cm Oil.

3rd Place-Tie VALORIE GUAN USA valorieguan@outlook.com
“My Real Self” 27.6×16.7" Micron pen on paper.

3rd Place-Tie DRAYO FRANCE www.drayo.fr 70x70cm “The Painter's Tools — Self Portrait” Dry pastel on pastelmat paper.

4th Place-Tie ANOUSCHKA BECHTOLSHEIM USA artbyanouschka.com “Inertia” 12x16" Oil on canvas.

4th Place-Tie ROCKY LI CHINA rockylee0930@gmail.com
“Genesis Of Me” 39x54cm Soft pastel on paper.

4th Place-Tie TIFFANY QUEN USA artistbonkoo@gmail.com
“Through The Window” 18X24” Charcoal and acrylic on paper.

5th Place-Tie HYERI CHUN REPUBLIC OF KOREA artistbonkoo@gmail.com 20x26” “Get Your Hands Off Of Me” Charcoal & acrylic, illustration board.

5th Place-Tie DANIELLE PARK USA daniellewithgod@gmail.com
“Pinktastic Self Love” 19x24" Pen and acrylic on paper.

5th Place-Tie SUE MACLEOD-BEERE AUSTRALIA www.suemacleodbeere.com suemb.art@gmail.com “Self Portrait” 25.4x20.3cm Oil on canvas.

6th Place-Tie FEITONG YU CHINA lisayu040630@gmail.com
“Self Portrait” 50x60cm Oil on canvas with embroidery.

6th Place-Tie JEONGWON AN KOREA anjungwon2004@gmail.com
“Korean Beauty” 394x545mm Poster paints, watercolors.

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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