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WORLD’S BEST SPIRITUAL ART: BY ZHANG, PIENAAR, DONSKOI, UTEKHINA, WHELIHAN, COX, DING, VODESIL-BARUFFI, MOHYLYAK, ULLAH

Highlight Hollywood is pleased to bring you the world’s best contemporary artists of 2019, one AMERICAN ART AWARDS category at a time. We also tribute the 1st Place winners with a photo and bio.
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This prestigious online art competition is decided by the 25 Best Galleries & Museums in America, who had accomplished painters, photographers, digital artists and sculptors enter online images this year from 63 countries:AAA19z_Page_431
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.

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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.
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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. 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.AAA19z_Page_438f
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.
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BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER YIZHOU ZHANG: Zhang Yizhou was born in 1976 in Hangzhou, China. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree from the department of Oil Painting at the China Academy of Art, she received her Master’s degree from Professor Xu Mangyao, a renowned contemporary artist. She currently acts as associate professor, teaching postgraduates at the Shanghai Normal University. Her oil, pastel and watercolor paintings has been featured in many Chinese exhibitions and are being collected by the NAMOC, various institutions and private collectors. In 2015, the China Federation Publishing House issued a personal artwork collection of Zhang Yizhou.AAA19z_Page_439 AAA19z_Page_440 AAA19z_Page_441

2006 

● Invitation to an art study exchange in Paris for 3 month. The results were exhibited in September 2006 in “European Impression” in Cité Internationale des Arts.

October

● The oil painting “Xiao Liu’s Scenery” was selected by the Chinese Oil Painting Society for the national contemporary realistic oil painting postgraduate’s exhibition “Spirit and Character”)

2007 December

● Oil painting (“Xiao Liu’s scenery”) was added to the collection of NAMOC

2012

● Oil painting “The Temple of Music” (also known as “Conductor Tang Muhai”) was selected for “Creative city.The London 2012 Art Exhibition”, the “2012 Olympic Festival” in London and has been exhibited in the “Barbican Arts Center”and Beijing “Water Cube”

● Oil painting “Choi Kakawai” and pastel painting “Buddhist disciples” were selected for the “Good Art” exhibition for the 20th anniversary of Sino-Ukrainian female artists exhibition

2015

● Pastel painting “Wise Man” and “Reciting History Series — Mirror” were selected for the 30 years anniversary of the “Shanghai International Pastel Painting Exhibition”

2017

● Pastel painting “Wise Man” won the Merit Award of of the 39th “American Realistic Painting and Sculpture Grand Prix” and was exhibited in Manhattan, New York

2018

● Pastel painting “Buddhist Disciples” and “Wise Man” won the “UNISON”Award of the 4thh “Spanish International Toner Painting Biennale” .

YIZHOU ZHANG Works in collection:

● Oil painting “Xiao Liu’s Scenery” in Chinese art Museum Collection

● Oil painting “The Temple of Music” ​​​​in China Olympic Art Center Collection

● Oil painting “Montmartre Girl” in ​​​​​​​​Shanghai Gang Tai Art Museum Collection

● Oil painting “One Inch Mountain River One Inch Blood” ​​​ in Shanghai Battle Memorial Museum Collection

● Oil paintings “Cheer for Victory”, “Blue Secluded Dream” in Shanghai Cultural Plaza Collection

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THIS LINK HAS SUBMISSION INFORMATION AND WILL HAVE OVER 100 ARTICLES AND 50 VIDEOS ON ALL 50 CATEGORIES OF 2019 AMERICAN ART AWARDS WINNING ARTISTS: https://www.americanartawards.com/press-on-2019-artists/AAA19z_Page_440C
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  AAA
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