Each year, the 25 Best Galleries In America vote on online art from around the world.
This year the American Art Awards (www.AmericanArtAwards.com) had winners from 40 countries including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, UK, USA, and Wales.
In CATEGORY 48, DIGITAL ART - NON-REPRESENTATIONAL:
Canadian Mario Carini scored highest here, taking 1st and 3rd Place. American Harry T. Burleigh received 2nd and tied for 6th Place. Another Canadian, Bob Craig, was awarded 4th Place. Galleries also scored American Alan Stecker high, tying two of his images for 5th. Completing the winners list in this category is Australian Diana Whiley.
2016 AMERICAN ART AWARDS WINNING ARTISTS FOR CATEGORY 48. DIGITAL ART - NON-REPRESENTATIONAL:
1ST PLACE: MARIO CARINI, CANADA, http://mario-carini.pixels.com, "Grand Satin Blue" Digital creation.
2ND PLACE: HARRY T. BURLEIGH, USA, www.artfulkryptonite.com, "Fab!" Variable size. Digital.
3RD PLACE: MARIO CARINI, CANADA, http://mario-carini.pixels.com, "Shadow Illusions" Digital creation.
4TH PLACE: BOB CRAIG, CANADA, www.bobcraigcollage.ca, "Neon Reflected" 20 x 16" Mixed media.
5TH – TIE: ALAN STECKER, USA, www.alansteckerart.com, "Princess” 24 x 20" Inkjet print on archival canvas.
5TH – TIE: ALAN STECKER, USA, www.alansteckerart.com, “Weeping Man” 18 x 24” Digital painting, inkjet print on backlit film.
6TH – TIE: DIANA WHILEY, AUSTRALIA, www.dianakwhiley.weebly.com, "Symphony" 24 x 32" Digital art.
6TH – TIE HARRY T. BURLEIGH, USA, www.artfulkryptonite.com, "Morning Light" Variable size. Digital.
BIO ON 1ST PLACE WINNER MARIO CARINI:
Mario Carini was born in Germany and has been a Canadian citizen since immigrating with his parents to Canada in 1952.
He has worked in the security field for most of his life.
Currently he is retired and hopes to devote more time to his 2 passions: writing and art.
As a member of Fine Art America (now Pixels.com), his images have received accolades on FAA for 5 years. He works primarily in the digital medium; his artwork created via computer and uploaded to FAA, Pinterest, Deviant Art, Artavita, Ello and Society 6.
His artwork has appeared in International Contemporary Artists, Volume 6. He also has published Fractals: A World of Color and Form which is available for purchase on Amazon.com. He has written a number of articles that have been published by Constant Content, Helium and Triond.
He does not limit himself to just pushing buttons to create his artwork as he has an extensive knowledge of software programs he uses to create unique works of art. Among these programs are (in no particular order):
* Filter Forge
* Dynamic Auto Painter
^ Foto Sketcher
* Ultra Fractal
* Pop Art Studio
* Other minor programs
Mario enjoys the creative process. His art is not limited to just one medium as he experiments with fractals, photo manipulation, abstracts and graphic interpretation.
His goal is to showcase his art, but not necessarily become famous or rich from his art. As long as his art is appreciated and makes people happy he will continue making fine art.
SEE MORE OF MARIO CARINI'S WORK HERE: http://mario-carini.pixels.com
BELOW ARE THE 25 BEST GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS IN AMERICA, 2016, WHO VOTED ON ALL ONLINE ART SUBMISSIONS:
BEST IN CALIFORNIA -- EXCLUSIVE COLLECTIONS GALLERY.
"... professionalism, reputation, gallery space, red carpet events, trajectory, artist roster and clientele... Beverly Hills location... Laguna Beach location... two San Diego locations...”
BEST IN PENNSYLVANIA -- JAMES A. MICHENER ART MUSEUM.
"... 40,000 square feet... world-class group of paintings... 2,800 objects... attract annually more than 135,000 visitors..."
BEST IN ILLINOIS -- HILLIGOSS GALLERIES.
"20 years... Chicago’s Premier Art Gallery. The two-story 8,500 square foot gallery... original paintings by the world's finest living artists, as well as fine prints by historic and 20th century masters."
BEST IN UTAH -- UTAH MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART.
"...epitome of a contemporary museum... an award-winning aesthetic force and community leader since it was established 85 years ago... four-time recipient of funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation..."
BEST IN IOWA -- MOBERG GALLERY.
"... exceptional eye for contemporary masterpieces... procured work for museums, corporate collections, private collections... sets the standard for modern art in the Midwest."
BEST IN RHODE ISLAND -- RISD MUSEUM.
"140 years... 100,000 objects... Impressionist paintings, 20th- and 21st-century design, Gorham silver, 12th-century Buddha... Cézanne, Degas, Matisse, Manet, Picasso, Rothko, Sargent, Turner, van Gogh, Warhol..."
BEST IN COLORADO -- COLORADO SPRINGS FINE ART CENTER.
"132,000 sq. ft... one of the only multi-discipline arts institutions... For nearly 100 years, the top cultural attraction of the Pikes Peak region... world’s finest art... "
BEST IN SOUTH DAKOTA -- SOUTH DAKOTA ART MUSEUM.
"Since 1970... artistic legacy of South Dakota in all its diversity. Harvey Dunn, Native American art, Marghab Linens... 7,000 objects in its collection..."
BEST IN NEBRASKA -- KIECHEL FINE ART.
"...few have the roster and esteem as Keichel... discerning eye... three story four gallery showplace... many of the top Midwestern Contemporary artists... "
BEST IN LOUISIANA -- NEWCOMB ART MUSEUM.
"... founded in 1886... pays tribute to its heritage through shows that recognize the contributions of women to the fields of art and design...."
BEST IN SOUTH CAROLINA -- MARY MARTIN GALLERY OF FINE ART.
"...museum quality art ... number one tourist destination in America... on par with Beverly Hill’s Rodeo Drive and NY’s Fifth Avenue..."
BEST IN KENTUCKY -- E&S GALLERY.
"... professionalism, reputation, gallery space, exhibitions, artist roster and clientele ... 11,000 square foot gallery... African American art with an unmatched selection of artists, medium, subject matter, and genres... "
BEST IN INDIANA -- GRUNWALD GALLERY OF ART.
"... thirty exhibits annually... collaborate with scientists and scholars to produce exhibits that interpret visual art in a broader scientific or humanities context... "
BEST IN HAWAII -- LIK LAHAINA, LIKE WAIKIKI.
"Peter Lik has 13 exceptional gallery locations throughout the word and is the most successful photographer in the world... sold upwards of $500 million... Lik’s works make up four of the top 20 most expensive photographs ever sold."
BEST IN NEVADA -- NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART.
"...four-story structure... 2,500 works of 19th through 21st-century art... inspiring dialogue about the impact of human activity on natural environments..."
BEST IN NEW JERSEY -- EVALYN DUNN GALLERY.
"It is very rare to find a gallery so successful that it is approaching it’s 60th year... also features the finest 20th Century American and European art..."
BEST IN FLORIDA -- ART FUSION GALLERIES.
"8,000 square foot... in the heart of Miami’s Wynwood Art District... preeminent gallery in Miami for integrating the best of Emerging to Mid-Career Contemporary artists... represents over 1,000... "
BEST IN MINNESOTA -- DOUBLETAKE GALLERY.
"...enormous international Internet presence, with millions of hits... LeRoy Neiman, Salvador Dali, Peter Max, Frederick Hart, Erte, Norman Rockwell... fine art consignment and brokerage service... "
BEST IN IDAHO -- PRICHARD ART GALLERY.
"...premier venue for the state of Idaho... critically engaged, forward thinking arts space... freedom-oriented... encourages experimentation... emerging as well as established artists... "
BEST IN OKLAHOMA -- OKLAHOMA CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER.
"...Nonprofit organization... encourages artistic expression... Oklahoma’s top artists... $26 million capital campaign... spectacular new facility just south of downtown OK..."
BEST IN NEW MEXICO -- WILDER NIGHTINGALE GALLERY.
"22 years... eclectic works ranging from contemporary abstracts to traditional Taos landscapes... Leading artist such as BJ Briner, Tom Noble, Rory Wagner, Margaret Nes and Stephen Day..."
BEST IN MICHIGAN -- ART LEADERS GALLERY.
"10,000 square foot show room... over 24 years they have earned an impeccable reputation and are one of the leading residential and corporate art dealers in the state."
BEST IN OREGON -- BRONZE COAST GALLERY.
"24th year... one of the Oregon Coast's premiere fine art galleries... specializing in limited edition bronze sculpture... popular tourist attraction... award-winning regional, national and international artists..."
BEST IN WASHINGTON -- BRICK WALL PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY.
""...only Spokane gallery dedicated entirely to photography... some of the finest photography in America... nature, landscapes, as well as contemporary compositions by students and educators..."
BEST IN MAINE -- FARNSWORTH ART MUSEUM.
"20,000 square feet... 15,000 works. For nearly seventy years, they have exhibited a nationally recognized collection of art from America’s greatest artists..."
ARTISTS CAN ENTER FOR 2017 HERE: www.AmericanArtAwards.com