American Art Awards Names McLoughlin Gallery Best In California, 2013, Highlight Hollywood EXCLUSIVE News

Each year, the American Art Awards, with an intent to introduce the best  American galleries to unknown artists worldwide, selects their top 25 picks for  remarkably prestigious and accomplished galleries. President of AAA, Thom  Bierdz, a prolific artist, author and actor known to millions as Phillip  Chancellor III on The Young & The Restless, shared with me why AAA has  selected McLoughlin Gallery.
 “This gallery is so current. Highlight Hollywood,  you have already revealed some of our gallery choices that specialize in the  most revered iconic headshot_credit_Sean_Lambertstyles; traditionally celebrated and recognizable  paintings of Picasso and Van Gogh, or more so, quieter prettier landscapes  ala Rembrandt and Monet. But because American Art Awards has over 50 categories  of art for unknown artists to enter, we like to get galleries to judge who are  experts in contemporary works, like found-object sculpture and digital art.  California typically discovers ideas before the other states and I’d have to say  McLoughlin is in that tradition of being ahead of tradition. Many of  their artisans excel in materials in our new age: resins, plastics,  Xeroxes, glitter, wood panel, acrylic, found objects.”
The McLoughlin Gallery is an approachable, inviting gallery with a social  conscience. The mission of the gallery is to educate and intrigue by showcasing  established mid-career and emerging contemporary artists whose work is unique,  integrating bright, bold colors and conveying an emotional punch. Art work that  makes you think.
McLoughlin Gallery
49 Geary Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94108 415.986.4799
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UPCOMING EXHIBIT: March 29 – April 27th, Full cardboard  installations and photography by Cristobal Valecillos. The one here with models  in the cardboard room is titled Doubt.
Evan, ESK, Wilson’s  23 x 15 x 10.5”  mixed media on  acrylic.
Laura Kimption’s  10 x 20 x 5″ Junk Bird #7, found objects,  resin.
Meghann Riepenhoff’s 11 x 14″ Dark Matter #7, photograms, mixed  media.
Silvia Poloto’s 94.5″ x 58.5″ The Torn Branch Born In The Rosebush, mixed  media on wood panel.
MoE Thomas’s 28.5 x 49 x 8″ Beautiful Disaster (doll), mixed media.
Colin McRae’s 14 x 18″ Crystal Ship, archival pigment print.
Daniel Healey’s 12.5 x 9 x 3″ If It Drips, Call It ABEX, glue,  found box.
DOC’s 13 x 13″ Designer Drug Single Serving, UV cast resin.
Doug Thielscher’s 42 x 13 x 16″ Babble, red Persian travertine.
Kirstine Roepstorff’s 50 x 30″ Leaving The In-between, collage, photocopy,  tissue paper, cutouts, confetti, pears, glitter, beads, stolen  images.

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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  McLoughlin Gallery and Sean Lambert
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