Sun. Jun 7th, 2020

Best Contemporary American Artists, Part 7: PANNELL, HANSEN, LAGUE, BATSON-HOWARD, ANJARIA, YEN, GARCIA, FLACK, LOGAN, UM, LEE, HUISKENS, GRANELA, SUNG

Accomplished painters, photographers, digital artists and sculptors from 60 countries entered online images last August in the prestigious AMERICAN ART AWARDS — which was scored by the 25 Best Galleries & Museums in America. In September, masterpieces from 44 of those countries earned the highest marks and won cash and/or 1st to 6th Place in the 50 categories.

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Because the renowned online art competition is more publicized in the United States, more US citizens entered and won, but just because Americans received 185 awards it should not be interpreted they are more talented as artists. The percentage of submissions to wins is pretty much the same in all countries.
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In this article are the winning artworks by Americans in Categories 25–30 of the 2018 AMERICAN ART AWARDS.
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Number of art prizes in 2018:
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USA 185, CHINA 69, RUSSIA 38, CANADA 31, LITHUANIA 27, GERMANY 23, AUSTRALIA 14, UK 14, POLAND 10, NETHERLANDS 9, ISRAEL 7, FRANCE 6, GREECE 5, INDIA 5, ITALY 5, SPAIN 5, SWEDEN 5, UKRAINE 5, BRAZIL 4, IRAN 4, ROMANIA 4, TAIWAN 4, JAPAN 3, EL SALVADOR 2, IRAQ 2, MALAYSIA 2, MACEDONIA 2, PHILIPPINES 2, SOUTH AFRICA 2…aaa75b_jpeg aaa75c_jpeg aaa75d_jpeg aaa75e_jpeg aaa75f_jpeg aaa75g_jpeg

AFGHANISTAN 1, ARGENTINA 1, CROATIA 1, CZECH REPUBLIC 1, FINLAND 1, GEORGIA 1, ICELAND 1, IRELAND 1, LATVIA 1, MEXICO 1, MYANMAR 1, KAZAKHSTAN 1, PORTUGAL 1, SERBIA 1, VENEZUELA 1.aaa75ha

10X author Thom Bierdz, known globally since 1986 for playing Phillip Chancellor III on The Young and the Restless, is himself a busy portrait painter — as well as president of the AMERICAN ART AWARDS. Bierdz hosts this 2 hour program which describes all winning pieces:

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This is the 11th anniversary for the international awards organization which decides the 25 Best Galleries and Museums in America (who decide the World’s Best Contemporary Artists) each May. Gallery decisions are based upon years established, industry reputation, online buzz, location, size, socially relevant exhibits, motivational and educational programs, represented artists as well as artist, client and visitor references.
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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:   AAA
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