Artists from 79 countries competed in the 2023 WORLD ART AWARDS where 20 of the most revered galleries in the world were sent online images to score in drawing, painting, sculpture, digital and photography. The 300+ winning works, 1st to 6th Place (and ties) in all 50 categories, will be featured in an upcoming movie and 75 articles.
The six cash prizes of arguably the most prestigious online art competition in the world go to fine artists in USA, India, Slovakia and China, winning in oil, acrylic, graphite and phosphorescent mediums.
“World Art Awards levels the playing field, so all artists have an equal opportunity,” explains World Art Awards, “This is why we only send the voting galleries and museums the artwork images, titles, sizes and mediums used. No photos of the artists or bios are allowed. It’s all about initial impact. However, if a gallery is so enamored with a piece, they are free to click on the artist’s web site link and contact them for representation.”
Winners of the 6 cash prizes are:
MOST WINS — 11 WINS — goes to INDIA’S CHAITALI. V. PURUSHOTHAMAN, a high-vibrational energy-shifting vastu painter.
The MASTERPIECE cash prize goes to SUSAN MOORE of USA for her “Bowl Of Cherries,” which won in 5 categories. The 40 inch acrylic on canvas features a happy girl with a balloon amongst garbaged streets and war-torn buildings.
BEST OF SHOW / Highest Score goes to RICKY MONTILLA of USA for a large realistic oil of spotted koi fish in a plastic bag, aptly titled “Controlled Movement.”
2nd HIGHEST SCORE IN CONTEST goes to SIHUA LIU of CHINA for “Crystal Ball And Flower.” The 15 inch realistic oil shows a pretty young woman holding a crystal ball to her face — on the other side of her face, a pink carnation levitates.
3RD HIGHEST SCORE IN CONTEST goes to MICHAL STRASKA of SLOVAKIA for his realistic 24 inch pencil landscape of “Water Mill In Jahodna.”
4th HIGHEST SCORE IN CONTEST goes to American BRIAN SANCHEZ for “Photoreactive Decomposition.” The 20 inch acrylic and phosphorescent paint on wooden panel is reminiscent of Gustav Klimt; an abstracted female amidst stones and shapes. Sanchez used glow in the dark paint for this enchanting piece to look different from day to night.
In 2023, WORLD ART AWARDS had submissions from these 79 countries: Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chili, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tobago, Trinidad, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Wales, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
The World Art Awards 20 Best Galleries & Museums for 2023 who were asked to score art:
BEST IN ITALY: LE GALLERIE DEGLI UFFIZI
BEST IN FRANCE: THE MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE LYON
BEST IN CANADA: VANCOUVER ART GALLERY
BEST IN THE UNITED KINGDOM: WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY
BEST IN HUNGARY: KOLLER GALLERIA
BEST IN ISRAEL: CHELOUCHE GALLERY FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
BEST IN LATVIA: GALERIJA ROMAS DARZS
BEST IN CHINA & HONG KONG: DE SARTHE GALLERY
BEST IN SWEDEN: WETTERLING GALLERY
BEST IN ARMENIA: EDVARD ISABEKYAN GALLERY
BEST IN GHANA: THE SAVANNAH CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
BEST IN ZAMBIA: THE HENRY TAYALI ART GALLERY
BEST IN DENMARK: GALLERY POULSEN
BEST IN BELGIUM: SHOOBIL GALLERY
BEST IN USA: CODA
BEST IN TAIWAN: 1839 CONTEMPORARY GALLERY
BEST IN SPAIN: GALERIA AZUR
BEST IN THAILAND: LA LANTA FINE ART
BEST IN PORTUGAL: BALCONY CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY
BEST IN AUSTRIA: GALERIE BRUNNHOFER