Mon. Jul 13th, 2020

Marie Jonsson-Harrison, Kimberly Shim, Divna Pesic, Tanya Mikaela And John Brigden Win Religion – Thom Bierdz, President Of American Art Awards, Reports To Highlight Hollywood

Thom Bierdz, AAA president and famous for his role as Phillip Chancellor  III on the Young And The Restless, reveals more art winners today to  Highlight Hollywood, “Dozens of very established American galleries voted on the  online images submitted to Our  contest is open to artists in all nations and this year we had 52 categories,  with winners from 18 countries. 1ST PLACE in Religion goes to an artist born in  Sweden who now lives in South Australia for her 30x40cm acrylic “Noah’s  Ark.””
2ND PLACE     KIMBERLY  SHIM   “God Became A Man”
3RD  PLACE     DIVNA PESIC   “Place Of Joy And  Bliss”
4TH PLACE     TANYA  MIKAELA    “Spirit Rising”
5TH  PLACE     DIVNA PESIC   “Entry To  Heaven”
6TH PLACE     JOHN BRIGDEN    “Gold & Silver”
6TH PLACE      KIMBERLY SHIM  “Beyond The Fire Wall”
Born in Sweden to Adelaide based sculptor, Ted Jönsson, Marie’s  grandparents were famous circus artists. She immigrated to Australia with her  family in 1972 and found success as an international model, then painter.     Best described as Contemporary Naive Art, Jonsson-Harrison’s art  infuses humor, exuberance, enthusiasm and social commentary. Winning SA Great  Awards For The Arts in 2002 and 2007, her creations are in significant corporate  collections and art books.
Art connoisseurs from Japan, Australia, Europe and USA collect her  paintings and prints. Featured in Normandy, France’s Art magazine   ARtTension in a special edition on Naive art around the world, “ARTension  on  L’Art naïf aujourd’hui,” Jonsson-Harrison received critical acclaim,  and was concurrently commissioned to paint the Olympic festivities; London2012  by Giclee Link. In Israel and New York, ARTnBED produced her paintings into  duvet covers. 2013 is Jonsson-Harrison’s third year of representing Australia in  the annual Art Naive Festival in Katowice, Poland.   Jonsson-Harrison  also vigorously pursues her passion for three dimensional art, the largest  creation spanning 44 meters across at the entrance of the mid north town of  Balaclava called the Federation Gateway. This sculpture  depicts a  federation house with stories made from handmade ceramic and mosaic, recounting  tales of the district over the last 100 years.
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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  American Art Awards
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