American Art Awards Names Octavia The Best Gallery In Louisiana, 2014, Highlight Hollywood EXCLUSIVE News

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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 popular and accomplished  galleries, only one per state. President of AAA, Thom Bierdz, known to  millions as Phillip Chancellor III on The Young & The Restless, shared  with me why AAA has selected Octavia above the many other Louisiana  galleries.

“AAA is impressed Octavia has sold works of Andy Warhol, Roy  Lichtenstein, Keith Haring, and Tom Wesselmann,”  Bierdz  says. “We also respect galleries that take on the responsibility to edify  their regional histories. Octavia’s mission is to showcase the work of  international emerging and established contemporary artists along with  the modern masters, emphasizing the preservation and conservation of unique  and authentic artistic cultures worldwide. And we love how they do that with  clean visual orderly aesthetics, as seen in their gallery interior images in  these photos.
“Octavia Art Gallery was established in 2008 on Magazine Street in Uptown  New Orleans, founded by owner Pamela Bryan, who is directly involved with  organizations seeking to preserve the art, architecture, and culture of New  Orleans. In 2013, they expanded and relocated, and more than ever  they continue their commitment to bring regional, national and  international contemporary artists, with an emphasis on Cuban, to New  Orleans.
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“AAA chooses some of the oldest galleries in the US, and some of  the biggest, and some of the trendiest and splashiest, too. We like a mix  because we have photographers, sculptors and painters entering their work from  USA, Canada, Latvia, Macedonia, Switzerland, India, China, Thailand, Japan,  Singapore, Norway, Belgium, Australia, Slovakia, Italy, England, Romania,  Mexico, etc., to be judged by these galleries. We look for galleries  that have experience with, and passion for, international emerging artists.  Octavia does.”
E2 Elizabeth Kleinveld & Epaul Julien, Ode to Van Eyck’s Arnolfini  Marriage, 2013, Ilford Gold Fibre Silk Print, 24 x 17 inches.
Karlos Pérez, 23 De Febrero De 1950, 2013, Oil on canvas, 48 x 48  inches.
James Henderson, First Love, Mixed media on panel, 24 x 24  inches.
Alex Hernández Dueñas, #68, Habana – Miami, Watercolor on paper, 12  x 8 1/2 inches.
Richard Deutsch, Points of View, 2007, Composite materials, 6 x 6 x 2  ft.
Edward Bear Miller, Blue Tangle, Oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches.
Regina Scully, Passage 10, 2013, Acrylic on paper, 22 x 30  inches.
Carole A. Feuerman, Serena Print Suite, 2012, Mixed media archival  print, 33 1/2 x 24 inches, each. Edition 15/30.
Stefan Szczesny, Frau in Blumenvase, Acrylic on cotton fabric, 78 x 62  inches.
Octavia Art Gallery, 454 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130. t.  504-309-4249
Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm
Pamela Bryan, President.
Emily Siekkinen, Director.Arnolfini_Marriage_lo0 blue_tangle0 Feuerman_Serena_web0 FirstLove0
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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy: Octavia Art Gallery in New Orleans
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