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 this category are from RUSSIA, USA, CHINA, MALAYSIA, REPUBLIC OF KOREA & LITHUANIA.
BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: As a child, Iuliia Kravchenko enjoyed looking through the colorful multipage Hermitage Museum Guide Book, full of art reproductions from the renowned museum, and through her uncle’s sketchbook, archived in the family library. Those vivid impressions of childhood, as well as her own progress in drawing, encouraged Iuliia’s desire to become an artist.
While a University student, Iuliia spent a lot of her spare time in the Hermitage and the Russian Museum. She was particularly inspired by the works of realism and the still-life paintings of the Dutch masters. Those paintings enraptured her with the thorough technique and the full perfection of the whole piece, as well as of each minor detail. They made her eager to paint equally realistic.
That was why Iuliia undertook an original training course in the Art Studio of L. V. Kuvayev with a special focus on ‘academic’ principles of realistic art and the painting technique of the old masters. At present, she works in her own studio in St.Petersburg, Russia.
Iuliia Kravchenko is a member of the “Petrovskaya Academy of Sciences and Arts”, St Petersburg, Russia.
Artist’s Statement: My paintings celebrate sentimental value and evanescing beauty of ordinary things. Working at my easel, following traditions of the old masters, I feel inner peace and serenity. https://artsale.pro/en/
ARTIST CONTACTS FOR ART COLLECTORS:
Category 23. IMPRESSIONISM — STILL LIFE
1st Place IULIIA KRAVCHENKO RUSSIA https://artsale.pro/en/ 80x60cm “Grapes After The Rain And A Butterfly” Oil, canvas.
2nd Place-Tie ANNA LEVITSKAYA RUSSIA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Crow Pose” 60x80cm Oil on canvas.
2nd Place-Tie CINDY KOPENHAFER USA www.cindykopenhafer.com “Father’s Coat” 18x24" Watercolor.
3rd Place-Tie ALEXANDR MUHA RUSSIA email@example.com
“Summer Brunch” 100x80cm Oil on canvas.
3rd Place-Tie JENNIFER KIM USA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Obsession” 24x18” Charcoal on paper.
4th Place-Tie YAN ZI CHINA email@example.com
“Happiness In The Yard” 150x130cm Oil on linen.
4th Place-Tie KATHLEEN WARD USA www.kathleenward.com “Yellow Roses” 20x16” Acrylic on canvas.
5th Place-Tie CHENG YEOW CHYE MALAYSIA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Life” 70x100cm Watercolor.
5th Place-Tie JEJOON PARK REPUBLIC OF KOREA email@example.com
“Recall” 30x20” Charcoal and acrylic on illustration board.
5th Place-Tie JAIMIE LEE USA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Paradise Jungle” 16x19” Acrylic on printed picture.
6th Place-Tie ANA RADIVILOVIC LITHUANIA email@example.com
“Soft Shadow On Surface. In Blue” 38x56cm Watercolor on paper.
6th Place-Tie XIANHONG TANG CHINA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Old Times” 26x18cm Watercolor on paper.
6th Place-Tie YUNSU KWON USA email@example.com
“Black Cat” 18x24" Charcoal and pastel pencils on paper.
6th Place-Tie GENNET MAKONNEN USA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Still Life In The Corner Of My Studio, With Books” 80x60cm Oil on canvas.
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