The CFA Artist of the Year Award 2022-23

Titles, Awards & Grants Announcement

With 636 artists from around the world, submitting artwork in a variety of media and styles, selecting only a handful of artworks was not a simple task. As with our previous three Artist of the Year contests, we based our judgement on the aesthetic and technical aspects each piece, as well as the degree of originality and uniqueness of the artist's practice. Below, is the results' announcement for this season's titles and awards.

CFA Artist of the Year 2023

First Place Award

Thomas W Schaller

Watercolor, United States

CFA Artist of the Year 2023

Second Place Award

Jingfeng Li

Drawing, b.1965, Republic of China

Encounter - Pen and ink on paper, 55.5 x 75.8 cm

CFA Artist of the Year 2023

Third Place Award

Marc Brousse

Multidisciplinary, France

A Leaf for Eternity - Sculpture with burnt wood, stained glass, gold leafs 4 x 3.5 m

Top 15 Award

Barry Davies RCA
Elisabetta De María
Swa Guerra
Lili Jiang
Cristina Jobs
Brian McClear
Linda-Saskia Menczel
Chris Pothier
Ren Jianhui
Herman Smorenburg
Brianne Urzada

Contest Finalists will receive an interview on our website published for 1 year, 1 page in ArtIDEAL Magazine and feature on our homepage for 30 days.

Important Notes for Participating Artists


All participating artists have been personally emailed regarding the results announcement.

If you participated in this contest and did not receive our email, please contact us at

Where can I read more about the selected artists? In the following days, we will post interviews and more work by the selected artists on our website. Check back to read more about their work. Also, in early summer, our top picks from this contest will be featured in the 3rd edition of Art IDEAL Magazine.

Why are most selected artists painters? It is because about 85% of all contest entries submitted to the contest were paintings.

The awards in this contest included 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners and 12 Finalists (Top 15 Award), 50 Honorable Mention Awards, 50 Artistic Excellence Awards. All other artists have been notified on receiving their Participation Certificate.

More Questions? Email us.