American Awesome Art
At AAAF we honor great artists, both contemporary and historical, and we will continue to honor future generations of artists. An ongoing project, AAAF focuses on highlighting LGBTQ artists and other communities. Our mission is to discover, inspire, and showcase artists and their work in a wide range of styles and media. By doing so, we inspire artists and non-artists alike to embrace art and culture within their communities.
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AAAF started as SYWNYC in 2012
We have been supporting great artists since 2002 and will be continue supporting future generations of artists.
Artist Stella Lillig’s firm conviction is that artists together can make big changes to the world around us with art. With art, we can awaken our imaginations and creative minds. We can make the impossible POSSIBLE. And most importantly, we can continue sharing this vision with the younger generations of artists and creative
We invite you, patrons and artists, to join us on this journey to support up-and-coming artists, especially those in the LGBTQ community. By doing so, we are motivating young artistic minds and guiding them into the wonderful world of creation.
We must strive to make this happen. Let us make it our mission to share this vision to our younger generations.
Photo by Stella Lillig
AAAF NYC , Burlington VT 2020
Featuring at American Awesome Art showcase.
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Photo for HLOS 2018 by Stella Lillig at The High Line Loft NYC.
Photo by Timothy Digman at JDA event in NYC. 2013
JDA art event in July NYC. 2011
Mona Gallery artists and Curator Stella Lillig NYC 2005
S.Y.W NYC artists and Founder Stella Lillig NYC 2015
Prince George Gallery - in this photo: Foxxy Couture , models , Fashion Designer Geary Marcello, Curator Stella Lillig NYC 2011
George DeStefano : "You were a big inspiration for me as I'm sure you were and still are for lots of young artists Who would do well to learn by example what dedication and focus and hard work can do for an artist".
Mona "Art Every Month" Amsterdam Ave 110th street -(monthly art exhibits) 2004 -2008 NYC
William Conroy Lindsay and Stella Lillig NYC 2009
William Squig Design : "I have worked with Stella for over 10 years doing shows with and exhibiting with her.
She is great at organizing the exhibitions and advertising them. She is an amazing artist and someone I will always enjoy working with.
Her abstract work is always something I look forward to seeing now and in the future".
AAAF and SYW NYC- (art exhibits) 2009-2019 Chelsea, NYC
John Kuchera : "Working with Stella is Wonderful, she is always so enthusiastic and full of great ideas in the art world. I like she cares for each artist and tries to get everyone on the same page".
AAAF and SYW NYC - (art exhibits) 2011-2015 Chelsea, NYC
Our "AAAF" Virtual Exhibitions- where established and emerging artists are welcome to showcase their work. (including painting, photography, video, and installations). AAAF also showcases works from artists selected every two months.
Participation is free and encouraged for artists of all media and caliber. We encourage you to send portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org