Who Are the Top Six Artists?

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Over the last 12 years, a group called ArtDataIntel (ADi)has been monitoring the winning paintings and artists across major art competitions.

They recently finished a daunting statistical analysis where they mixed all award winning artists in their database (5,600+) from 10 competitions, coming up with the following “Grand Slam” list:

Ranking #5
Mary Qian
Qian ranked first among 270 Award Winning Artists in the AIS Awards (12-year history) @americanimpressionistsociety and she ranked third among 580 Award Winning Artists in the OPA Awards (13-year history) @oilpaintersofamerica

Figurative art painting of a woman lying down
Mary Qian, “Model on Break,” Oil, 24 x 36 inches

Ranking #4
William Schneider
Schneider ranked first among 462 Award Winning Artists in the NOAPS Awards (16-year history) @natoilandacrylicsociety, also, he ranked fifth among 580 Award Winning Artists in the OPA Awards (13-year history) @oilpaintersofamerica and finally, he was one of the 10 Rising Stars @boldbrush

Figurative art oil painting of a woman
William Schneider, “Red Heat,” Oil, 30 x 20 inches

Ranking #4
James Crandall
Crandall ranked second among 297 Award Winning Artists in the Raymar Art Awards (7-year history) @raymarart, also, he ranked third among 580 Award Winning Artists in the OPA Awards (13-year history) @oilpaintersofamerica and finally, he ranked sixth among 1016 Award Winning Artists in the BoldBrush painting competition (10-year history) @boldbrush

Oil painting of a man selling fruit
James Crandall, “Fruit Vendor,” Oil, 40 x 50 inches

Ranking #3
Ned Mueller
Mueller ranked first among 297 Award Winning Artists in the Raymar Art Awards (7-year history) @raymarart, also, he ranked second among 488 Award Winning Artists in the PleinAir Salon (9-year history) @pleinairsalon and finally, he ranked sixth among 1,016 Award Winning Artists in the BoldBrush painting competition (10-year history) @boldbrush

Oil painting of a man in a small boat
Ned Mueller, “Last Light – Lagos Portugal,” Oil, 12 x 16 inches

Ranking #2
Jason Sacran
Sacran ranked third among 462 Award Winning Artists in the NOAPS Awards (16-year history) @natoilandacrylicsociety, then, he ranked fourth among 1,016 Award Winning Artists in the BoldBrush painting competition (10-year history) @boldbrush, also, he ranked fourth among 488 Award Winning Artists in the PleinAir Salon (9-year history) @pleinairsalon and finally, he ranked fifth among 580 Award Winning Artists in the OPA Awards (13-year history) @oilpaintersofamerica

Landscape oil painting
Jason Sacran, “Off North Ponce,” Oil, 16 x 20 inches

Ranking #1
Derek Penix
Penix ranked first among 580 Award Winning Artists in the OPA Awards (13-year history) @oilpaintersofamerica, he also ranked first among 270 Award Winning Artists in the AIS Awards (12-year history) @americanimpressionistsociety, then, he ranked fourth among 297 Award Winning Artists in the Raymar Art Awards (7-year history) @raymarart. After this, he ranked fifth among 1,016 Award Winning Artists in the BoldBrush painting competition (10-year history) @boldbrush, continuing with his winning streak, he ranked fifth among 462 Award Winning Artists in the NOAPS Awards (16-year history) @natoilandacrylicsociety, and finally, he also ranked fifth among 488 Award Winning Artists in the PleinAir Salon (9-year history) @pleinairsalon

Oil painting of seagulls at a beach
Derek Penix, “Seagulls in the Afternoon,” Oil, 30 x 48 inches

This ADi Grand Slam statistical analysis highlights the Top #5 Rankings across the combined history of the following competitions (with an average of 12 years of accumulated data):

  • BoldBrush
  • ARC Salon
  • Oil Painters of America
  • Raymar Art
  • National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society
  • American Impressionist Society
  • Portrait Society of America
  • International Guild of Realism
  • Pastel Society of America
  • PleinAir Salon

The goal of ArtDataIntel is to provide industry trends along with statistics on an artist’s multi-year performance, his or her ranking among peers, consistency across contests, rising trends and more. They share their findings on Instagram, which you can follow here.


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