American Art Awards Selects Best Galleries In Sixteen States. Sculptors, photographers and painters know there are a handful of respected online art contests but the American Art Awards is the only competition juried by 25 of the best galleries in America.
President of http://americanartawards.com/ Thom Bierdz tells Highlight Hollywood, “When I co-created this contest four years ago, I wanted to get my fellow artists’ images critiqued by the most respected galleries in history. Even though millions of people know me from playing Phillip on The Young & The Restless and my Melrose Place role and other TV stuff, it was hard for me to get any gallery to actually see my own paintings a decade ago…” The self-taught Bierdz can now boast having artwork in galleries across the United States, as well as in movie star’s homes. He continues, “…It is really unheard of that a contest like this can get every artists’ image seen by so many established gallery eyes. It just doesn’t happen. By March 15 we try to select all 25 galleries because artists start entering in April. Tommy, I did my homework, and these are 16 of the best galleries currently in America.”
Stephano’s Fine Art Gallery (Little Rock, Arkansas) http://www.stephanostudios.com/
Monty Stabler Galleries (Birmingham, Alabama) http://www.montystablergalleries.com/
Depot Gallery (Ennis, Montana) http://www.thedepotgallery.com/
Mill Brook Gallery (Concord, New Hampshire) http://www.themillbrookgallery.com/
The American Art Awards is now accepting submissions. Info at www.americanartawards.com
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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett Photographs are Courtesy: Thom Bierdz’s Private Collection Follow us on Twitter @HighlightHwd and at LightfootinHwd