World’s Best Watercolorists Named By America’s 25 Best Galleries: CHEN, DOGAN, VILKEVICIUS, BEACHAM, GE, ZHAI, CADORETTE, ÇEVİKCAN & JIN/ 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 25 Best Galleries scored almost 2,000 works in 50 categories from 64 countries.

Winners in this category are from CHINA, TURKEY, LITHUANIA & USA.

BIO OF 1ST PLACE ARTIST: Ziyi Chen

The girl who grew in the 80s, under the influence of scholarly family, has developed a hobby and talent for painting and calligraphy since childhood. She began to specialize in watercolor painting in 2017, good at realistic works of flowers and plants.

It is inevitable to fall in love with painting. Painting is the poetry and distant place in life, let it meet another self.

AWS Member of the American Watercolor Society

NWS Member of the National Watercolor Society

Member of Missouri Watercolor Society

Member of Melbourne Watercolor Society, Australia

Member of Hunan Young Artists Association

Member of the Committee of Chinese Watercolor Pastel Artists Union

Researcher of Shaanxi Contemporary Watercolor Pastel Research Institute

Signed Painter of China Watercolor Mall

Watercolor painting “Lotus” Selected for the 4th Artist Works Exhibition of the 2019 CITY+ART Urban Aesthetic Education Development Forum

Watercolor “Flower” Selected in the French LANA Watercolor Art Exhibition

Watercolor “Red”-Fu Cui Liu Dan Selected for Love — Excellence Award in the 12th Teacher and Student Works Exhibition of Huang Youwei Watercolor Studio

Watercolor “Han Fang” Selected in “Hello Hong Kong” Hong Kong International Watercolor Exhibition

Watercolor “Han Fang” Selected in the first Australian International Watercolor Exhibition

Watercolor “Sunflowers” Selected in the first Australian International Watercolor Exhibition

Watercolor “Red Rose” Selected for Realism Watercolor 2020 Exhibition

Watercolor “Jing Xin Sheng Hui” Selected for Realism Watercolor 2020 Exhibition

Watercolor “ Jing Xin Sheng Hui “Selected into the China-Malaysia Watercolor Artists Union and International Watercolor Joint Exhibition

Watercolor “Rose” Selected in the New Year Painting Exhibition of National Watercolor Painters

Watercolor “Han Fang” Selected in the “March 3” — — Liuzhou Bauhinia Art Works Exhibition

Watercolor “Red Rose” Selected for Outstanding Work Award for Tsinghua University Anniversary Celebration

Watercolor “Sunshine rose” Selected for the Excellence Award of the 10th “Botany” Online Art Competition in the United States

Watercolor “Lotus” Selected for the Memorial Award of the 10th “Botany” Online Art Competition in the United States

Watercolor work “Shui Pei Feng Chang” Selected in China•International Watercolor Artists Union and International Watercolor Joint Exhibition

Watercolor “Red Rose-Fu Cui Liu Dan” Selected in Hebei Youth Art Exhibition and National Excellent Artist Invitation Exhibition

Watercolor “Jing Xin Sheng Hui” Selected in Hebei Youth Art Exhibition and National Excellent Artist Invitation Exhibition

Watercolor “Fan Hua” Selected into the Hebei Youth Art Exhibition and National Excellent Artists Invitational Exhibition

Watercolor “Fan Hua” Selected in the Lixia Exhibition of “Martini Painting You Me Him”

Watercolor “Red Rose” Selected in China•International Watercolor Artists Union and International Watercolor Joint Exhibition

Watercolor “Fan Hua” Selected in the 2020 Online Watercolor/Pastel Exhibition of Luohu District, Shenzhen

Watercolor “Fan Hua” Selected in the National “May 1st” Watercolor/Pastel Painting Exhibition and Watercolor Pastel Painting Annual

Watercolor “Jing Mi De Shi Guang” Selected for the first prize of the 2nd Shanxi Province Watercolor Pastel Painting Exhibition

Watercolor work “Birth in the first ray of sun in the morning” Selected in the International Watercolor Research Watercolor Exhibition 2021

Watercolor work “Birth in the first ray of sun in the morning” Selected in the 44th Houston Watercolor Society International Watercolor Exhibition

Watercolor “The moment I met you” Selected in the 2021 “Welcome the New Year” National Watercolor Exhibition

Watercolor “ Jing Mi De Shi Guang “Selected in “Vientiane Update” IWS International Watercolor Elite Network Exhibition

Watercolor “ Jing Mi De Shi Guang “ Selected in the Swiss Helve Art Open Competition

Watercolor work “Birth in the first ray of sun in the morning” Selected in the Swiss Helve Art Open Competition

Watercolor “Quiet Time” Selected in the 3rd National Watercolor Network Exhibition in 2021

Watercolor “In the first ray of sunshine” Selected for the 2021 Houston Watercolor Society Exhibition

Watercolor “In the first ray of sunshine” Selected in the 11th U.S. Plant and Flower Painting Competition

Watercolor “Sunshine rose” Selected in the 2nd Flower Competition of the 2021 International Art Exhibition and won the honorary award

Watercolor “Love lotus” Selected in the 2nd Flower Competition of the 2021 International Art Exhibition and won the honorary award

Watercolor “ Jing Mi De Shi Guang “ Selected to Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of the Party-Luohu Art Online Exhibition

Watercolor “You Lan Zhong Xia” Selected in the 96th Canadian Watercolor Society Online Exhibition

Watercolor “Hui Yi De Wen Du” Selected in the 96th Canadian Watercolor Society Online Exhibition

ARTIST CONTACTS FOR ART COLLECTORS:

Category 3. WATER COLOR — HUMAN FIGURE

1st Place ZIYI CHEN CHINA 1109018@qq.com
“The Temperature Of Memory” 108x68cm Watercolor on paper.
$700.00 3rd Highest Score In Contest

2nd Place-Tie ATANUR DOGAN TURKEY www.doganart.com “Refugees” 296x116cm Watercolor on watercolor paper.

2nd Place-Tie ARUNAS VILKEVICIUS LITHUANIA www.arunasvilkevicius.com “Agne” 75x50cm Watercolor.

3rd Place-Tie HELEN K BEACHAM USA www.HelenKBeacham.com 22x22" “The Guardians” Watercolor.

3rd Place-Tie QINGFENG GE CHINA ntgqf@163.com
“Nepalese” 53x38cm Watercolor on paper.

4th Place YANQI ZHAI CHINA www.yqzart.com timzhai@163.com
“Blind Singer Amuti” 56x76cm Watercolor on paper.

5th Place-Tie ATANUR DOGAN TURKEY www.doganart.com
“Sad Ballerina Girl” 70x50cm Watercolor on watercolor paper.

5th Place-Tie HELEN K BEACHAM USA www.HelenKBeacham.com “Travel Buds” 22x17" Watercolor on paper.

6th Place-Tie MERANA CADORETTE USA 10x10” https://merana-cadorette.pixels.com “Us” Watercolor.

6th Place-Tie EMEL ÇEVİKCAN TURKEY 32x42cm https://lenixart.com/profile/emel%C3%A7evikcan “Wıth Respect To The Heroes Of The Name Pandemic” Watercolor.

6th Place-Tie YI JIN CHINA 1062635780@qq.com
“Time Axis Series- Walk together” 6x20cm Watercolor on paper.

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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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www.AmericanArtAwards.com

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