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 a series of 50+ news releases expanding into November, HollywoodAlert.com is revealing the 1st to 6th Place winning images in the 50 categories for the 2016 American Art Awards, scored by the 25 Best Galleries In The USA. We are following that up at Huffington Post with 50 more articles.
In CATEGORY 18, FUTURISM, Poland's Maja Borowics again took 1st Place, giving American Stephen Hall 2nd and American-Korean Go Woon Choi 3rd. South Korean Junhee Park took 4th, and coincidentally another Park, American Heesoo Park, tied for 5th with American Kristy Gordon. Completing the winner's list was Chris Price, also from the USA.
2016 AMERICAN ART AWARDS WINNING ARTISTS FOR CATEGORY 18. FUTURISM OR FUTURISTIC:
1ST PLACE: MAJA BOROWICZ, POLAND, www.majaborowicz.com, "The Memory Of Tomorrow" 100 x 70cm Oil.
2ND PLACE: STEPHEN HALL, USA, www.stephenhallart.com, "Crowd Control” 60 x 40" Acrylic on canvas.
3RD PLACE: GO WOON CHOI, USA / KOREA, www.gowoonchoi.com, "Red composition 01" 24 x 30" Oil.
4TH PLACE: JUNHEE PARK, SOUTH KOREA, firstname.lastname@example.org, “First Step” 20 x 31" Pencil.
5TH – TIE: HEESOO PARK, USA, email@example.com, "Apocalypse" 21 x 19" Acrylic on board.
5TH – TIE: KRISTY GORDON, USA, www.kristygordon.com, "Collective Consciousness" 20 x 20" Oil on panel.
6TH PLACE: CHRIS PRICE, USA, www.cpricegallery.com, "A Morning In Mushroom Kingdom" 18 x 36" Oil on canvas.
BIO ON 1ST PLACE WINNER MAJA BOROWICZ:
“I perceive reality through constant changes, breakdown, human tragedies, catastrophes and wars. My reality is all about people and things that appear in my life and last only for a moment before coming down to memories. The specifics of time and the reality that surround me saturate my works. But my real intention is to show the emotions that help us endure – the feelings of love, hope and longing.”
Maja Borowicz was born in Pruszkow near Warsaw. She studied at the Faculty of Landscape Architecture in Warsaw In the years 2002 - 2007. She developed her painting skills independently from an early age and has been working for the film industry for many years.
Maja is a very versatile artist reaching for various ways of artistic expression. She creates works using digital, traditional oil painting and audiovisual techniques. Her works can be categorized as magical realism or surrealism. The world of Maja Borowicz on the one hand is firmly rooted in reality and from the other she is opening the event exceeding experience. In this way, the paintings are saturated with existential symbolism of magical realism involving the innermost and the most profound experiences of human existence.
09.2016 Solo exhibition during Festival of Fantasy, Gizycko, Poland
08.2016 Solo exhibition during Euro Conference Polcon 2016 , Wroclaw, Poland
06.2016 Solo exhibition during XIII International Festival of Fantasy, Nidzica, Poland
04.2016 Artexpo, New York
05.2015 Art Revolution Taipei, Taiwan
12.2014 “Over the horizon...” collective exhibition surrealist, Warsaw, Poland
09.2014 International Biennale of disabled People’s Art, Cracow, Poland
04.2014 International Art Competition Art Revolution,Taipei, Taiwan
05.2013 Collective exhibition, Toruń, Poland
01.2013 Solo exhibition in galerii Stylo, oslo, Norway
09.2012 Scenography and Special Effects Festival, collective exhibition, Olsztyn, Poland
10.2011 Solo exhibition during conference “digital World of Film”, Warsaw, Poland
09.2010 International Biennale of disabled People’s Art, Cracow, Poland
12.2008 Solo exhibition,City Culture Center, Olsztyn. Poland
06.2007 Graduate exhibition, solo exhibition, SGGW Museum, Warsaw, Poland
06. 2016 “Silent minute of existence” – 2nd place in the international competition “Momma juried Art Competition”
05. 2016 “Forge” won the prize for the best work in the international competition “All scapes”
10. 2015 “Eva leaves” - honorable mention in the international art competition “Mind, Spirit & Emotion II”
09. 2015 “Eva leaves” - winner international art competition of American Art Award in category Futurism
04. 2014 “Longing” - winner International Art Competition Art Revolution Taipei, Taiwan
SEE MORE OF MAJA BOROWICZ'S WORK HERE: www.majaborowicz.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