WORLD’S BEST SURREALISTS: DEDEA, POWALKA, MINKEVIČIUS, BOND, LARSEN, WHINCOP, PARK, LAGRUTA, MINKEVIČIUS, YU & TWENY

Surrealists from Germany, Poland, Lithuania, USA, England, Argentina, China and Italy take top spots in Category 40 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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Adrian DeDea, German painter, born 1976 in Transylvania (RO). Based and works in Germany, represented of surrealism and figurative painting.

Education:

2001 University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca, Romania owner of Alumni Degree for painting.
2002 Solo Exhibition, “The Anounciation“ , Parliament Palast — Bucharest (RO)
2003 Restoration and preservation working of “al fresco“ church murals, work that extended until 2008.
2010 Solo Exhibition, “Silver wings“, an illustrated documentary arround the legendary race car Silver Arrow.
2013 Solo Exhibition, “Cityscapes“, hosted by the Lichthof Gallery — Volksbank (GER).
2014 Group Exhibition, “Look inside“ — summer show of German, Belgian and the Netherlands based artists, hosted by the Old Factory — Gallery (NRW — Germany) courtesy of Ms. Nicole Terstappen.
2017 Artbox Projekt Basel (SWI) Solo Exhibition — “We are such stuff as dreams are…“ hosted by the City Hall,
Niederkrüchten, Germany.
2018 Personal Exhibition — “The heart of Gold“ hosted by Leysieffer — Düsseldorf (GER) Many of works done along this years are courtesy of public and private collections, shown in galleries as well as in the artist‘s studio.

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CATEGORY 40. SURREALISM

1ST PLACE ADRIAN DEDEA GERMANY contact@dedeapainting.com “California Dreaming” 19.6x27.5” Oil on paper.

2ND PLACE-TIE MICHAL POWALKA POLAND www.michalpowalka.com “Thoughts” 120x100cm Oil on canvas.

2ND PLACE-TIE RYTIS MINKEVIČIUS LITHUANIA rytismin07@gmail.com “Tension” 11.8x23.6" Oil on canvas.

3RD PLACE-TIE PAUL BOND USA www.paulbondart.com “The Tryst" 22.5x18” Oil on panel.

3RD PLACE-TIE RICHARD LARSEN USA https://www.artpal.com/Richardlarsen/ “Invitation To A Dream” 48x36" Water-oils on canvas.

3RD PLACE-TIE ADRIAN DEDEA GERMANY contact@dedeapainting.com “Last Summer II” 31.4x39.3” Oil, canvas.

4TH PLACE RICHARD WHINCOP ENGLAND www.richardwhincop.co.uk “Neptune" 28x28” Oil on board.

5TH PLACE-TIE ASHLEY PARK USA ashleypark924@gmail.com “Chain Reaction” 24x15" Acrylic on paper.

5TH PLACE-TIE SOLEDAD LAGRUTA ARGENTINA www.soledadlagruta.com “Untitled” 80x80cm Mixed technique.

6TH PLACE-TIE RYTIS MINKEVIČIUS LITHUANIA rytismin07@gmail.com “Birth” 27.6x39.4" Oil on canvas.

6TH PLACE-TIE SHU YU CHINA rambow3d@163.com “Virtual & Reality” 13289x8771px Digital painting.

6TH PLACE-TIE RED TWENY ITALY www.facebook.com/red.tweny.art/ “Double Conflict” 50x70 cm Ink.

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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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