WORLD’S BEST SELF-PORTRAITS: HESEN, ARMUSIK, LE GRICE, WELMAN, UM, MENG, BAENSCH, CHEN, NATOLI, SHCHUKINA, THORDARDOTTIR & BANG

Thom Bierdz
Oct 30, 2018 · 4 min read

Self-portraits from China, USA, Canada, Netherlands, England, Taiwan, Russia and Iceland win Category 39 of the 2018 AMERICAN ART AWARDS.

This year the American Art Awards (www.AmericanArtAwards.com), juried by the 25 Best Galleries & Museums In America (listed below), had online art images in 50 categories submitted from artists in 59 countries: Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Haiti, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, UK, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela.

The 1st Place to 6th Place winners in all 50 categories will be revealed in the news about a category a day — stretching into November, making this one of the longest winner announcements of any art competition in the world.

LI HESEN

Born in 1991 in Zhejiang, China.

CATEGORY 39. SELF-PORTRAIT

1ST PLACE LI HESEN CHINA 305868713@qq.com “Break Out Of The Mirror” 140x64cm Oil on linen.

2ND PLACE ERIC ARMUSIK USA www.ericarmusik.com “Self Portrait On Fire” 10x12" Oil on birch.

3RD PLACE LINDA LE GRICE CANADA www.lindalegrice.com “The Brush” 24x20” Oil on linen.

4TH PLACE-TIE YVONNE WELMAN THE NETHERLANDS www.yvonne-welman.com 32x48 Inches Acrylic. “Three Graces. Judith Leyster, Yvonne Welman, Lita Cabellut”

4TH PLACE-TIE DANIEL UM USA www.umdaniel.com “Fiction Me” 7.5x11" Mix media.

5TH PLACE-TIE XIANG MENG ENGLAND 18600035858@163.com “China, Anny’s Dream” 50x60cm Oil on canvas.

5TH PLACE-TIE CAITLYN BAENSCH USA caitlynbaensch@gmail.com “Self Portrait with Plants” 18x24" Oil on canvas.

5TH PLACE-TIE LYNN CHEN TAIWAN http://www.celesteprize.com/member/idu:96810/ “Consciousness” 45.9x35.8” Oil on canvas.

6TH PLACE-TIE MARIA NATOLI USA m.natoli53@gmail.com “Self-Portrait” 28x22" Pastel.

6TH PLACE-TIE EUGENIA SHCHUKINA RUSSIA http://eugeniashchukina.com eugenialifeart@gmail.com “Foggy Self-Portrait” 100x70cm Pastel gouache.

6TH PLACE-TIE ADALBJORG THORDARDOTTIR ICELAND abba@abba.is “The Elements / Earth, Air, Water, Fire”
39x112” (4 paintings) Oil on canvas.

6TH PLACE-TIE HEIDI BANG USA heidibang1225@gmail.com “Versatile Self” 18x12" Watercolor, graphite.

This year’s 25 Best Galleries & Museums asked to vote on art were:

BEST IN ALABAMA — ALABAMA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
BEST IN ARKANSAS — FORT SMITH REGIONAL ART MUSEUM
BEST IN CALIFORNIA — REVOLVER GALLERY
BEST IN COLORADO — COLORADO FINE ARTS CENTER AT COLORADO COLLEGE
BEST IN FLORIDA — LIK FINE ART MIAMI + LIK FINE ART KEY WEST
BEST IN ILLINOIS — TRICKSTER ART GALLERY
BEST IN KANSAS — BIRGER SANDZEN MEMORIAL GALLERY
BEST IN KENTUCKY — E&S GALLERY
BEST IN LOUISIANA — NEWCOMB ART MUSEUM
BEST IN MASSACHUSETTS — BOSTON SCULPTORS GALLERY
BEST IN MISSISSIPPI — THE OHR-O’KEEFE MUSEUM OF ART
BEST IN MISSOURI — UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI MUSEUM OF ART AND ARCHEOLOGY
BEST IN NEBRASKA — KIECHEL FINE ART
BEST IN NEVADA — THE METROPOLITAN GALLERY OF LAS VEGAS ART MUSEUM
BEST IN OHIO — LEE HAYDEN GALLERY
BEST IN OKLAHOMA — JOSEPH GIEREK FINE ART
BEST IN OREGON — JORDAN SCHNITZER MUSEUM of ART
BEST IN PENNSYLVANIA — JAMES A. MICHENER ART MUSEUM
BEST IN SOUTH CAROLINA — MARY MARTIN GALLERY OF FINE ART
BEST IN SOUTH DAKOTA — SOUTH DAKOTA ART MUSEUM
BEST IN TEXAS — ART ON 5TH
BEST IN UTAH — THE LEONARDO
BEST IN WASHINGTON — MARYHILL MUSEUM OF ART
BEST IN WEST VIRGINIA — WEST VIRGINIA STATE MUSEUM
BEST IN WISCONSIN — MUSEUM OF WISCONSIN ART

Enter art at www.AmericanArtAwards.com

Thom Bierdz

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One of Medium’s TOP ART CONTRIBUTORs, award-winning author, actor, film-maker, painter. 10 new books (6 volumes of art). President of www.americanartawards.com

Thom Bierdz

Written by

One of Medium’s TOP ART CONTRIBUTORs, award-winning author, actor, film-maker, painter. 10 new books (6 volumes of art). President of www.americanartawards.com

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