Thu. Sep 24th, 2020

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Highlight Hollywood is pleased to bring you the world’s best contemporary artists, one AMERICAN ART AWARDS category at a time. We also tribute the 1st Place winners with a photo and bio.


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 in 2019 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. 

There were innumerable beautifully executed works entered this year – and America’s top 25 galleries and museums had a hard time selecting winners. Many brilliant 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.


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 hosts the 100 minute movie revealing the hundreds of stunning winning artworks of the AMERICAN ART AWARDS at this below:

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 DAVID VANCE:

For more than 40 years, David Vance has enjoyed a successful career photographing advertising and editorial assignments for Cosmopolitan, Entertainment Weekly, Interview, Men’s Health, Rolling Stone, Tennis, Uomo and Harper’s Bazaar, Italia. Among his clients are Revlon, Rolex, Sony, Atlantic and Island Records, Time-Life, Doubleday, Coca-Cola, Panama Jack, Kodak , Lions Gate and Miramax films. One of his first assignments was photographing the cast of the original Broadway production of “Oh! Calcutta.” Celebrity portraits include Bea Arthur, William Baldwin, Steven Bauer, Toni Braxton, Gloria Estefan, Daisey Fuentes, Andy Garcia, Hal Holbrook, Sophia Loren, Ricky Martin, Johnny Mathis, Luciano Pavarotti, Iggy Pop, Steven Seagal, Eli Wallach ,Dionne Warwick and Lil’ Wayne. Sports figures include Billy Bean, Chris Evert, Mitch Gaylord, Greg Louganis, Dan Marino, Don Mattingly, Johnny Mitchell and Mary Pierce. David has published 9 books of his work… the most recent are The Woods, David Vance/Photographs, Attractions, Timeless, Heavenly Bodies, Erotic Dreams, Jungle Fever and Men and Gods.

An alumnus of Rochester Institute of Technology, David continues his international work and maintains his studio base in his hometown of Miami.  www.davidvanceprints.com

Artists can enter at this link:  https://www.americanartawards.com/press-on-2019-artists/

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett

Photographs are Courtesy:  AAA

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