The most prestigious online art competition, AMERICAN ART AWARDS, decided by the 25 Best Galleries & Museums in America, had accomplished painters, photographers, digital artists and sculptors enter online images this year from 63 countries:
Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Botswana, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Denmark, El Salvador, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Republic Of Korea, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Serbia, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Uganda, UK, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela, Zimbabwe.
Highlight Hollywood is pleased to bring you the world’s best contemporary artists of 2019, one category at a time. We also tribute the 1st Place winners with a photo and bio.
There were innumerable beautifully executed works entered this year – and America’s top 25 galleries and museums had a hard time selecting winners. Many wonderful pieces did not get enough votes to take 1st to 6th Place, but all the featured works shown in this article received high praise and high marks to triumph. Congratulations to all these artists for scoring above the stiff competition.
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. 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.
President of the AMERICAN ART AWARDS is fine artist and 10X author Thom Bierdz, known globally since 1986 for playing Phillip Chancellor III on The Young and the Restless. Bierdz is set to co-host an upcoming 50 videos revealing the hundreds of stunning winning artworks of the 2019 AMERICAN ART AWARDS.
BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER : ‘MOST WINS’ WINNER Linda Steele is a celebrated contemporary artist from the small northeastern town of Leetonia, Ohio, where she was born, raised, and continues to live, love, paint and create; surrounded by family, friends, and nothing short of a herd of Yorkshire terriers. Her artistic abilities were evident at the early age as she designed her own paper dolls. Upon graduating from high school, she completed the commercial art program at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and has since enjoyed an award-winning 35 year career in professional doll artistry. Only two years ago, Linda discovered the mystery, magic and creative freedom of fluid acrylic painting. Regardless of the source of inspiration, Linda’s mantra, “I paint for my own enjoyment” bursts from her heart to life as it is revealed on canvas for the enjoyment of all. Just as she has earned accolades from the international doll community, this new creative endeavor has not gone unnoticed. She once again is receiving recognition from the Fine Arts Community for her new genre of creative expression.
SEE LINDA STEELE’S WORK HERE: http://steeleoriginals.faso.com/