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 scored almost 2,000 works in 50 categories from 64 countries.
Winners in this category are from LITHUANIA, USA, SPAIN, UKRAINE, POLAND, CHINA & ISRAEL.
BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: Jonas Kunickas, Born: 1978, Kaunas (Lithuania);
1996–2002 studies of Architecture in Kaunas University of Technology. Graduated as Master of Architecture in 2002;
2002–2012 Working as an architect and interior designer in Lithuania and United Kingdom;
In 2013 gave up previous occupation and started to work as a full time artist-painter… Working on figurative oil paintings ever since.
“I have fallen in love with a painting much earlier than I have started a primary school. I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember my self.”
ARTIST CONTACTS FOR ART COLLECTORS:
Category 11. EROTIC — FEMALE
1st Place-Tie JONAS KUNICKAS LITHUANIA www.jonaskunickas.art “Nothing Else” 90x90cm Oil on canvas.
1st Place-Tie JONAS KUNICKAS LITHUANIA www.jonaskunickas.art “Pure Flavour” 60x75cm Oil on canvas.
2nd Place WILLIAM B MILLER JR USA www.billmillerstudio.com “Madam Butterfly- Act One” 50x34.5" Oil on canvas.
3rd Place-Tie MANOLO YANES SPAIN www.manoloyanes.com “Psyche And Sebastianus” 40x60cm Acrylic on gessoed thick cardboard.
3rd Place-Tie ELENA SHEVCHENKO UKRAINE email@example.com
“Let Go” 105x100cm Oil on canvas.
4th Place-Tie KATHLEEN WARD USA www.kathleenward.com “Memories in Passion” 14x23.5” Pastel on paper.
4th Place-Tie MARLENA SELIN POLAND firstname.lastname@example.org
“Creation” 130x75cm Oil on canvas.
5th Place-Tie KAROLINA DADURA POLAND www.facebook.com/Karolina Dadura Malarstwo “Figure05” 120x80" Acrylic.
5th Place-Tie SELINA WANG CHINA email@example.com
“Consume” 90x120cm Oil paint on canvas.
6th Place-Tie TERESA BRUTCHER SPAIN www.teresabrutcher.com 27.5x23.5 “Nep Tuna, The Fish Whisperer” Oil.
6th Place-TiePICTOR MULIER SPAIN https://pictormulier.com “Jessie Relaxed And Naked” 30x42cm Acrylic.
6th Place-Tie DAVID YOFFE ISRAEL https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/davidyoffe “Nymphs And Fawns” 90x70cm Oil.
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