World’s Best Still Life Photogs Named By America’s 25 Best Galleries: IRWIN, LEE, CHUNG, GRAM, YALE, SUN, KIM & SCOPELLITI / 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 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. jesseirwin1981@hotmail.com

ARTIST CONTACTS FOR ART COLLECTORS:

Category 44. NONMANIPULATED PHOTOGRAPHY — STILL LIFE

1st Place-Tie JESSE IRWIN CANADA jesseirwin1981@hotmail.com
“In A Dream” Photograph.

1st Place-Tie JUNGSUK LEE USA jungsuklee0401@gmail.com
“Crumpled” 5x5" Photography.

2nd Place-Tie WOOTAK CHUNG SOUTH KOREA paulwootak@gmail.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 tyale07@gmail.com
“Fruit Bowl” 12x18" Photograph.

4th Place-Tie TINA YALE USA tyale07@gmail.com
“Sarah’s Hunt” 12x18" Photograph.

5th Place-Tie WOOTAK CHUNG SOUTH KOREA paulwootak@gmail.com
“Father” 12x15" Photography.

5th Place-Tie NICOLE SUN USA osmnicole193@gmail.com
“Vivid” Photography.

6th Place-Tie BRANDON KIM USA brandonhskim@gmail.com
“Sure We Can 4” 6x4" Photography.

6th Place-Tie CHERIE CHUNG USA cherieechungg@gmail.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:

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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