This year the American Art Awards (www.AmericanArtAwards.com), scored by the 25 Best Galleries In The USA, 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.
This year, Serbia's Ivan Grozdanovski received the highest gallery score for a dramatic composition in CATEGORY 6, ABSTRACT. Lighter fair won USA's Christine Alfery a 2nd Place, and USA's Hilary Winfield took 3rd and 4th. Galleries also loved the work of Canada's Dego, giving him 5th and 6th. Tying for 6th was Christine Binns.
2016 AMERICAN ART AWARDS WINNING ARTISTS FOR CATEGORY 6. ABSTRACT:
1ST PLACE: IVAN GROZDANOVSKI, SERBIA, www.facebook.com/Ivan-Grozdanovski-360722220804678, "Harbour Of Destroyed Dreams" 50 x 70cm Acrylic, panel.
2ND PLACE: CHRISTINE ALFERY, USA, www.christinealfery.net, “I Got A Brand New Pair Of Roller Skates” 20 x 40" On 300# Arches watercolor paper.
3RD PLACE: HILARY WINFIELD, USA, www.hilarywinfield.com, "Dimension 12" 30 x 30" Acrylic on canvas.
4TH PLACE: HILARY WINFIELD, USA, www.hilarywinfield.com, "Lithosphere 149" 36 x 36" Acrylic on canvas.
5TH PLACE: DETLEF "DEGO" GOTZENS, CANADA, www.degoarts.com, “Returning Departures #4" 55 x 52" Acrylic, charcoal & oil on canvas.
6TH - TIE: DETLEF "DEGO" GOTZENS, CANADA, www.degoarts.com, “Returning Departures #3” 52 X 55" Acrylic, charcoal & oil on canvas.
6TH - TIE: CHRISTINE BINNS, USA, www.christinebinns.com, "Ride The Wave" 24 x 36" Acrylic on canvas.
BIO ON 1ST PLACE WINNER IVAN GROZDANOVSKI:
I am a self-taught painter, born in Vršac in 1978. My first standalone exhibition was in 1997. In Šid, after which I regularly participated on various local exhibitions in Serbia, as well as abroad, both of national and international character. My paintings were awarded a number of times. Last of the awards, a panegyric was won from the “Lazar Vozarević” gallery from Sremska Mitrovica (2012) and my most recent exhibition took place in palace Galia Gravedona on Lago di Como in Italy (2013).
Some of my other standalone exhibitions include that in Bogić gallery in Belgrade(2014), in wine cellar “Vinag 1847” in Maribor, Slovenia(2015); with American Art Awards (2014), where I was awarded 2nd place in nudes category, and on 4. International biennale of watercolor paintings in Belgrade, Serbia in 2016.
I am a member of Association of painters “Sava Šumanović” in Šid and “Široka staza” in Belgrade, Association of admirers of visual arts “Brčko District” and “ULDU Talia” (Brčko district) and LIKUM (Brčko) in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
My paintings are distributed throughout the world, with private collectors from Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Romania, Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Hungary, Belgium, France, Japan, Greece, Germany, England, Russia, Canada, United States of America and Australia.
My preferred motifs are landscape, still life, science fiction, street scenes, nudes, etc. I use a variety of techniques, most commonly water colors, pastels, acrylic and oil.
I regard myself as a painter of light, who always tries to fit into my own life and the nature that surrounds it.
SEE MORE OF IVAN GROZDANOVSKI'S WORK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/Ivan-Grozdanovski-360722220804678/
ARTISTS CAN ENTER FOR 2017 HERE: www.AmericanArtAwards.com