Sat. Aug 8th, 2020


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:AAA19z_Page_084
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. AAA19z_Page_084A AAA19z_Page_085 AAA19z_Page_086 AAA19z_Page_086A AAA19z_Page_086B

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.AAA19z_Page_088
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.
1st Place winner bio: My name is Faiza Bayou and I am, Artist Painter and visual art teacher.
1982–1987: A Study in Fine Art AndI hold a Bachelor of Visual Communication (Graphic Design) 1987–1988: Works in a ceramics studio. 1989–2009: Teaching Visual Art. After ten years of teaching arts in high school, I had to stop to devote myself completely to painting. My artistic approach takes the form of a quest intuitive to me every day, the deepening of mystical aspiration since my childhood. I have always worked on the topics that fascinated me. The poetic quality of life is given by emotions, by what we live in emotion, enjoyment, the initiation of a feeling, an emotion that I have within me and I need to express, otherwise than by words, it is a form of language. It is going from inside to outside. My eye picks up and running my hand. Faced with my paintings I experiment with new techniques, draws deep within myself. My imaginary world always brings me back to warm my sometimes violent life.AAA19z_Page_089

Faiza Bayou Exhibitions:

2006: Exhibition November 26 contemporary living in Switzerland to Expolac Palace Hilton.
2007: Participation in Algiers capital of Arab culture, literary books cover Works
2008: Painting Exhibition “Mosaic”.
2009: Exhibition at the Autumn Fair at the gallery Baya at the Palace of Culture in Algiers.
2010: Group exhibition with the “collective Alumni of Fine Arts” at the library in the street nods.
2010: Participation in Royal art collection in London for an exhibition project in Dubai.
2010: Participation in a group exhibition on the book of death organized by Sonja Benskin Mesher Wales to London.
2010: Participated in a group exhibition at “Mobius Surrealestate” in Boston.
2010: Participation in Art-Mail in honor of “Judith Hoffberg” in California.
2010: Collective exhibition in France on “History”
2010: Exhibition in Greece on “Humans, colors and music”
2011: Exhibition of paintings March 24, 2011 at the “SIAC” in Marseille.
2011: Painting Competition with the group of former fine arts at the center of the arts and leisure
2011: Painting exhibition on February 22 at the gallery E ‘zouar.
2011: Group exhibition March 17 at the National Museum of Fine Arts.
2011: Participation in the painting competition on March 8 at the center of the arts and leisure Audin.
2011: Painting exhibition March 5, 2011 at the gallery E ‘zouar “Woman Star”.
2011: Exhibition of paintings LE11 April 2011 at the gallery “The Garage”
2011: International Exhibition of the future technology on May 17 at the Palace of Culture.
2013: Collective Exhibition on “Retrieve Art” at the arts center and leisure in Audin.
2013: Painting Exhibition April 12, 2013 in Spain, Ayuntamiento cultural center of Churriana de la Vega
2013: In June 2013, organization of workshops at the Fine Arts Mostaganem, donated a work to the benefit of future regional museum Mostaganem in Algiers.
2014: Symposium in Turkey Kushadasi.
2015: Exhibition at Hotel Sofitel in Algiers
2016: Group exhibition In Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Italy……….  Faiza Bayou

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.
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  AAA
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