WORLD’S BEST STILL LIFE IMPRESSIONISTS: ZHENG, GARWOOD, LUNDQVIST, PIER, MINICHIELLO, CONROY, HUI & ELLISON

Still Life impressionists from Australia, USA, Sweden, China and Northern Ireland claim highest scores in Category 23 of the 2018 AMERICAN ART AWARDS.

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This year the American Art Awards (www.AmericanArtAwards.com), juried by the 25 Best Galleries & Museums In America (listed below), had online art images in 50 categories submitted from artists in 59 countries: Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Haiti, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, UK, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela.

The 1st Place to 6th Place winners in all 50 categories will be revealed in the news about a category a day — stretching into November, making this one of the longest winner announcements of any art competition in the world.

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Li Xiao Zheng: Australian Chinese oil painter. He joined the Beijing Artists Association in 1983 and studied oil painting at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, the Oil Painting Department of the Capital Normal University, and the Art School of the University of New South Wales.

In 2008, Li Xiao Zheng created an art district, a studio and his own art gallery in Songzhuang, Beijing, and held his own exhibition every two years.

He studied the still life, scenery and characters under his brush in his sketching, especially in the creation of still life, to accomplish representative achievements. Li Xiao Zheng constantly discovers the beauty of life with an honest and delicate attitude. With deep and solid painting skills, rich creative emotions and perseverance, he pursues and realizes the ideal of classical oil painting art. His work is plain, but full of freshness, elegance and tranquility, always giving people the power to go up.

In 1983 Li Xiaozheng was a solo exhibition in Beijing; 1989 Li Xiaozheng Sydney Solo Exhibition; 2012 Sichuan Fine Arts Publishing House published a book entitled “Life through Brush Strokes-Li Xiaozheng’s Oil Paintings”. In 2014, the work “Natural Light” was selected for the 12th National Art Exhibition in China. 2016: Australia’s First Chinese Art Achievement Exhibition — Review and Outlook (Sydney). In 2018, the work “Before the high tide — Huian Fishing Boat” was selected in Richeson 75- Landscape show and exhibited in the United States for two months. Also in 2018, the work “Light,” “Window Woman” and “YingZi” won the first prize of the American Art Awards for the impressionism still life, the second prize for the erotic-female,and the fifth for the impressionism human.

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CATEGORY 23. IMPRESSIONISM — STILL LIFE

1ST PLACE LI XIAO ZHENG AUSTRALIA 33092121@qq.com “Light” 90x120cm Oil on canvas.

2ND PLACE LYNN GARWOOD USA www.lynngarwood.com “Old Mac Bob’s Truck 24x30” Acrylic on canvas.

3RD PLACE MIA LUNDQVIST SWEDEN www.mialundqvist.se “Derelict Diesel Engine, Triptych” 97x48" Acrylic on canvas.

4TH PLACE BRIAN PIER USA www.brianpierfineart.com “Pomegranates & Pears” 16x20" Oil on canvas.

5TH PLACE-TIE KIM MINICHIELLO USA www.KimMinichiello.com “Les Temps Des Cerises” 30x17.5” Watercolor.

5TH PLACE-TIE ASHLEY CONROY USA ashkconroy@gmail.com “How Do You Like Them” 18x26” Acrylic on canvas.

5TH PLACE-TIE YU HUI CHINA 2868646730@qq.com “Inward World” 64x53cm Oil on linen.

6TH PLACE-TIE ROBERT ELLISON NORTHERN IRELAND www.robertellisonpainter.com “Still Life With Apples And Wine Bottle” 15.5x15.5” Oil on canvas.

6TH PLACE-TIE BRIAN PIER USA www.brianpierfineart.com “Peonies” 21.5x21.5" Oil on board.

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This year’s 25 Best Galleries & Museums asked to vote on art were:

BEST IN ALABAMA — ALABAMA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
BEST IN ARKANSAS — FORT SMITH REGIONAL ART MUSEUM
BEST IN CALIFORNIA — REVOLVER GALLERY
BEST IN COLORADO — COLORADO FINE ARTS CENTER AT COLORADO COLLEGE
BEST IN FLORIDA — LIK FINE ART MIAMI + LIK FINE ART KEY WEST
BEST IN ILLINOIS — TRICKSTER ART GALLERY
BEST IN KANSAS — BIRGER SANDZEN MEMORIAL GALLERY
BEST IN KENTUCKY — E&S GALLERY
BEST IN LOUISIANA — NEWCOMB ART MUSEUM
BEST IN MASSACHUSETTS — BOSTON SCULPTORS GALLERY
BEST IN MISSISSIPPI — THE OHR-O’KEEFE MUSEUM OF ART
BEST IN MISSOURI — UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI MUSEUM OF ART AND ARCHEOLOGY
BEST IN NEBRASKA — KIECHEL FINE ART
BEST IN NEVADA — THE METROPOLITAN GALLERY OF LAS VEGAS ART MUSEUM
BEST IN OHIO — LEE HAYDEN GALLERY
BEST IN OKLAHOMA — JOSEPH GIEREK FINE ART
BEST IN OREGON — JORDAN SCHNITZER MUSEUM of ART
BEST IN PENNSYLVANIA — JAMES A. MICHENER ART MUSEUM
BEST IN SOUTH CAROLINA — MARY MARTIN GALLERY OF FINE ART
BEST IN SOUTH DAKOTA — SOUTH DAKOTA ART MUSEUM
BEST IN TEXAS — ART ON 5TH
BEST IN UTAH — THE LEONARDO
BEST IN WASHINGTON — MARYHILL MUSEUM OF ART
BEST IN WEST VIRGINIA — WEST VIRGINIA STATE MUSEUM
BEST IN WISCONSIN — MUSEUM OF WISCONSIN ART

Enter art at www.AmericanArtAwards.com

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