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.
BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER RAIMONDA NARKEVICIENE: I was born and raised in Lithuania, beautiful countryside. Here I finished school and went to study in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. As far as I remember, I have been drawing since my childhood. I started to paint more seriously in my youth, I painted also during my studies in Vilnius technology and design college (architectural specialization) and Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU). After many years, painting returned to my life unexpectedly. Now creation — is inseparable part of my life, my favorite hobby.
RAIMONDA NARKEVICIENE (continued): Naturally I am realist and trying to represent that in my paintings. When I am creating I take example from the old classical masters. Major part of my art work consist of landscapes, still life, flowers, which represents various moods and seasons. In my paintings I try to show how beautiful Lithuanian nature is, how many beautiful things there are around us. Such art works give us only good emotions, calms down, works as therapy.I am participating is various exhibitions since 2016. I am very happy that my paintings already decorate other people home interiors.
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.