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 44 are from CANADA, USA & SOUTH KOREA.
BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: Jesse Irwin is a born and raised Calgarian. She has lived in Calgary Alberta her whole life, but she loves to travel to different cities and countries around the world, not only to explore the different cultures but because she is visually stimulated by the unique contrast of different people, architecture, wildlife and landscape.
Jesse bought her first DSLR camera around 2010 and completely fell in love with digital photography.
Jesse considers herself a landscape photographer and has a deep passion for shooting old or abandoned towns and buildings. Her love of artistic expression and creativity has also driven her to challenge herself in other fields such as nightlife/club life and wedding photography. And she has recently stepped in to the real estate photography world.
“Photography is my passion, I feel like it was what I was meant to do. It’s the one thing I can say I am good at and I won’t be putting down my camera anytime soon”
You will be able to see Jesse Irwin’s work on her website NakedEYE Photography (coming soon.) Or at GuruShots — Photography by Gurushots Ltd. firstname.lastname@example.org
ARTIST CONTACTS FOR ART COLLECTORS:
Category 44. NONMANIPULATED PHOTOGRAPHY — STILL LIFE
1st Place-Tie JESSE IRWIN CANADA email@example.com
“In A Dream” Photograph.
1st Place-Tie JUNGSUK LEE USA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Crumpled” 5x5" Photography.
2nd Place-Tie WOOTAK CHUNG SOUTH KOREA email@example.com
“Symmetry” 12x15" Photography.
2nd Place-Tie LYNETTE GRAM USA www.lynettegramphotography.com “Doll Chest” 16x16” Photography.
3rd Place-Tie LYNETTE GRAM USA www.lynettegramphotography.com 16x24” “Gilmore’s Polish” Photography.
4th Place-Tie TINA YALE USA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Fruit Bowl” 12x18" Photograph.
4th Place-Tie TINA YALE USA email@example.com
“Sarah’s Hunt” 12x18" Photograph.
5th Place-Tie WOOTAK CHUNG SOUTH KOREA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Father” 12x15" Photography.
5th Place-Tie NICOLE SUN USA email@example.com
6th Place-Tie BRANDON KIM USA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Sure We Can 4” 6x4" Photography.
6th Place-Tie CHERIE CHUNG USA email@example.com
“Yellow” 4x6" Photography.
6th Place-Tie TERRY SCOPELLITI USA www.scopellitiphotography.com 11x14" “Have A Seat" Photo on archival metallic paper.
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