The Global Fine Art Awards announces the 6th Annual GFAA Award Winners
New York, NY May 11, 2020
The GFAA program presents the list of winners for its sixth edition- juried from 99 nominees represent works in 6 continents, 27 countries and 74 cities.
The culmination of the year-long process to discover the best curated art and design exhibitions takes place today in celebration of all Nominees and the presentation of the Winners of the 6th annual Global Fine Art Awards via a GFAA Facebook event at 1:00 pm.
GFAA conducts extensive year-round research of curated exhibitions and installations across the globe, designating awards for group and themed exhibitions, as well as awards for solo artist shows. Exemplified by the two newest awards launched in 2017 – Global Planet and Global Humanity, GFAA is determined to continue to illuminate the best works produced every year voicing the connection of art and global concerns.
GFAA Judges selected thirteen winners – one in each of the following award categories: Contemporary and Post-War- solo artist; Contemporary and Post-War- group or theme; Impressionist and Modern- solo artist; Impressionist and Modern- group or theme; Renaissance, Baroque, Old Masters and Dynasties- solo artist; Renaissance, Baroque, Old Masters and Dynasties- group or theme; Ancient Art; Photography; Design; Fringe; Public Art, and the new awards that premiered last year – Global Planet and Global Humanity.
Youniversal, and YOU-2 are the two final awards, are given to the most popular nominees, and are selected by public voting on the GFAA website and social media.
|2019 Global Fine Art Awards – Winners (W) and Honorable Mention
|*Due to close voting, GFAA will conduct a second YOU-2 poll to crown a Co-Winner. This poll will take place during two days from Sunday May 17 6:00 a.m. through May 18 9:00 p.m Eastern. The winner of this second YOU-2 poll will be designated CO-WINNER of the YOU-2 Award.
About the GFAA Program
Launched in 2014 by Judy Holm, The Global Fine Art Awards (GFAA) are the first annual awards ever created to recognize the best curated art and design exhibitions and installations worldwide. The GFAA program honors innovation and excellence in exhibition design, historical context, educational value and public appeal. The program’s mission is to develop interest and passion for fine art, and further its educational role in society. GFAA endeavors to be the premier global art and design award program and to elevate the importance of fine art in the world today.
About the 2019 GFAA Nominees
Geographic, scale, ethnic and gender diversity are essential in the GFAA research and nominee selection:
The GFAA judging, research and nominating processes
Throughout the year, GFFA’s Art Research Committee searches to identify the best exhibitions and installations across the globe. A broad set of criteria is utilized to research and assess the prospective nominees, with continuous review of over 50 sources of print and online art editorial and critiques. Through these sources and personalized assessments based on exhibition viewing, more than 200 museums and 2,000 exhibitions are vetted during the annual research. In addition to the research-based nominations, GFAA accepts open calls from museums, biennials, fairs, galleries and other art organizations. Individual patrons may nominate their favorite exhibitions as well.
The Nominating Committee reviews the slate prepared by the Art Research Committee and presents their findings and final approvals to the judges. The judges modify and select the final slate of nominees, then vote on the finalists and winners.
The timeframe for eligibility this year was for exhibitions and installations opening between Aug 1, 2018 and Jul 31, 2019. The basic criteria for eligibility in the juried awards is that the nominated exhibit or installation must be curated.
Another integral aspect of the GFAA program is to engage the general public and include their voice in the program results. Public voting takes place online and the most popular exhibition wins the Youniversal Award. The second public award, YOU-2, is selected from another round of voting.
Founder and President, Judy Holm, and more than 30 dedicated professionals with extensive experience in art, academia, technology and business are committed to the future of the Global Fine Art Awards program and its mission. They represent a truly global perspective, with nationalities from 21 countries and 4 continents.
GFAA Research and Nominating Committee
GFAA Cultural Collaborators & Media Partners
ART MEDIA Holdings (Art in America, ARTnews Magazine, The Magazine ANTIQUES and MODERN), The Armory Show, Alserkal Avenue (Dubai), American Alliance of Museums (AAM), Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), De la Cruz Collection (Miami), DSL Collection (Paris), Edward Tyler Nahem Gallery, Family Office Elite magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, Fractured Atlas, Galerie Lelong & Co., Gladstone Gallery, Hauser & Wirth, Leighton House Museum (London), Leila Heller Gallery (New York and Dubai), Mapme, Marlborough Gallery, Masterpiece London, National Arts Club, Onassis Foundation USA, Traveling Exhibits Network, Vastari, White Rabbit Collection (Sydney)
Media inquiries: USA
Eleanor Goldhar, GFAA Communications Chair
Carolyn Cruz – International
GFAA is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purpose of GFAA must be payable to “Fractured Atlas” only. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Fractured Atlas, a 501(c)(3) public charity, provides a fiscal sponsorship program to help arts organizations raise money from charitable sources.