World’s Best Still Life Realists: CORONEL, PYLE, SLOUHA, PRUYS, STRASKA, KOPENHAFER, QINGSHENG, CADORETTE, NAKRASAS, GURBAJ, JACKSON, GANG, SUNG, LOTOS, ALSARRAF / 2022 AMERICAN ART AWARDS Winners

20 of USA’s Best Galleries & Museums vote in the AMERICAN ART AWARDS, arguably the most prestigious online art competition. In 2022, painters, sketchers, digital artists, photographers and sculptors from 69 countries submitted JPEGs for the 50 categories — to win gallery affiliation, career launch, high scores, great press and/or $5,000 in prizes.

Here are the winners in CATEGORY 37, REALISM — STILL LIFE.

1st Place Bio: Edward Coronel

A a self-taught visual artist, he graduated as a physicist at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. Throughout his professional career in science and technology, he maintained his artistic endeavors then decided to fully focus on his craft in 2006. He started from figurative abstractions and veered towards realism in 2019.

Coronel’s FREEDOM (36”x48” oil painting on canvas) is his homage to two prominent artistic traditions: Still Life and Pop Art. He traverses both genres through this piece- a homage to the timelessness of figurative expressions, and an inquiry into our popular cultural reality.

1st Place Bio: Dan Pyle

Working exclusively in charcoal, Dan uses a realistic style that mimics photography to the point that his drawings are often mistaken for photos. He loves shadows, contrast, anonymity and using negative space in his compositions. Dan’s gifted eye catches timeless fragments of life in his work — -whether it’s the intricate lines of the human hand, the delicate folds of a garment, or a tarnished piece of silver, they are drawn in detailed simplicity.

With virtually no formal training, Dan has been drawing since childhood. His internationally award-winning work has been displayed in art shows and galleries in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Pasadena, Palm Springs, Provincetown, New York and throughout Europe. His clientele extends to other countries, such as Canada, Malaysia and Australia. Dan’s work has been published in many art magazines and books, and two collections of his drawings are permanently installed in the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, as part of their impressive art collection. His art has been displayed on digital billboards, on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles and also in New York’s Times Square.

Dan’s work celebrates his relentless enthusiasm for detail, through a vast collection of subject matter. From muscular figures, to distressed objects from the past, he continues to challenge perfection. http://danpyleartist.com/

CONTACTS — — — — — CATEGORY 37. REALISM / STILL LIFE

1ST PLACE — TIE EDWARD CORONEL PHILIPPINES edcoronel@gmail.com “Freedom” 48x36” Oil on canvas.

1ST PLACE — TIE DAN PYLE USA http://danpyleartist.com/ “Splash” 21x24.5” Charcoal on illustration board.

2ND PLACE — TIE DAN PYLE USA http://danpyleartist.com/ “Metropolis” 20x26” Charcoal on illustration board.

2ND PLACE — TIE JENNIFER SLOUHA USA www.jenniferslouha.com “Old Blue” 12x16” Acrylic on canvas.

2ND PLACE — TIE Cher Pruys CANADA www.artbycher.ca “Classic” 10x7” Acrylic on 300lb hot press paper.

3RD PLACE — TIE MICHAL STRASKA SLOVAKIA www.michalstraska.com 58x40cm “The Second One To Utilize” Pencil on paper.

3RD PLACE — TIE CINDY KOPENHAFER USA https://www.cindykopenhafer.com/ “Rugged” 19x22” Watercolor.

3RD PLACE — TIE WU QINGSHENG CHINA 1452511788@qq.com “Memory Berth” 36x52” Oil on linen.

4TH PLACE — TIE MERANA CADORETTE USA https://merana-cadorette.pixels.com “Cross Words” 28x20” Watercolor.

4TH PLACE — TIE RIMAS NAKRASAS LITHUANIA www.floralpaintings.weebly.com “Pears” 45x60cm Oil on canvas.

4TH PLACE — TIE CHER PRUYS CANADA www.artbycher.ca “Salvage” 12x18” Acrylic on 300lb hot press paper.

4TH PLACE — TIE BOJAN GURBAJ NETHERLANDS www.bojangurbaj.com “Fruit Flan” 50x80cm Oil on linen.

5TH PLACE — TIE LEE KWONG TIM JACKSON HONGKONG www.Jacksonlee-art.com “Awakening” 48x36” Oil on canvas.

5TH PLACE — TIE DAI GANG CHINA daigangart@126.com “Punishment” 104x85cm Oil on linen.

6TH PLACE — TIE YEJIN SUNG USA yejin.sung06@gmail.com “Coccinelle” 11x22” Acrylic on board.

6TH PLACE — TIE LALA LOTOS Ukraine https://lalalotos.pixels.com “Tantra Fruits Series, Scene 6” 24x30” Oil on canvas.

6TH PLACE — TIE HAMEED ALSARRAF KUWAIT https://www.instagram.com/hameedalsarraf/?hl=en “Not So Still Life” 50x60cm Oil on Canvas.

100 ARTICLES on the 50 CATEGORIES of the 2022 AMERICAN ART AWARDS WINNING ARTISTS will be here: https://www.americanartawards.com/2022-press-on-artists/

COLLECTORS wanting to acquire these pieces or contact the artists can get direct links here: https://www.americanartawards.com/2022-winning-artists/

This is the 14th anniversary for the American Art Awards organization which selects the 20 Best Galleries and Museums each May, who decide the world’s best artists in Autumn.

American Art Awards 20 Best Galleries & Museums for 2022, in alphabetical order of state, who were asked to vote on art submissions:

BEST IN ARIZONA — Exposures International Gallery Of Fine Art

BEST IN ARKANSAS — Fort Smith Regional Art Museum

BEST IN CALIFORNIA — Exclusive Collections Galleries

BEST IN COLORADO — Mirada Fine Art

BEST IN DELAWARE — The Delaware Contemporary

BEST IN FLORIDA — MAC Art Galleries

BEST IN GEORGIA — Westobou Gallery

BEST IN HAWAII — Sunshine Arts

BEST IN INDIANA — Lubeznik Center for the Arts

BEST IN LOUISIANA — Arthur Roger Gallery

BEST IN MICHIGAN — LaFontsee Galleries

BEST IN MISSOURI — Hilliard Gallery

BEST IN NEBRASKA — Kiechel Fine Art

BEST IN NEW HAMPSHIRE — Rochester Museum of Fine Arts

BEST IN NEW MEXICO — Blue Rain Gallery

BEST IN NEW YORK — Center for Exploratory & Perceptual Arts

BEST IN OREGON — Bronze Coast Gallery

BEST IN SOUTH CAROLINA — Mary Martin Galleries Of Fine Art

BEST IN SOUTH DAKOTA — South Dakota Art Museum

BEST IN WEST VIRGINIA — West Virginia State Museum

Among other criteria, gallery & museum selections are based on years established, industry reputation, online interest, location, size, socially relevant exhibits, motivational and educational programs, represented artists as well as artist, client and visitor references.

Enter here: https://www.americanartawards.com/register-to-enter-3/

or get a gallery to rate and price your work: https://www.americanartawards.com/gallery-ratings/

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One of Medium’s TOP ART CONTRIBUTORS, award-winning author, actor, film-maker, painter. 12 books (6 volumes of art). President of American Art Awards