Exposures International Fine Art in Sedona is named Best Gallery In Arizona, 2014, by the American Art Awards. President of AAA, Thom Bierdz, also known to millions as Phillip Chancellor III on The Young & The Restless, explains, “Having 2,000 works exhibited and a prestigious 20,000-square-foot art display, this is the largest gallery in Arizona.
“Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art was established in 1996 by husband and wife team, Marty and Diane Herman. Today they represent over 100 artists, so you’ll find numerous rooms exhibiting art with an emphasis on the West – paintings in all mediums on everything from canvas, linen, steel and glass, to photography, impressive displays of monumental sculptures to majestic bronze eagles by Chester Fields. The Hermans have excelled in the art business and we at American Art Awards also love their generous passion to artists and regional causes and we are proud to name Exposures International as Best Gallery In Arizona, 2014.”
Judy Harper of Sedona Magazine describes: “As impressive as the garden area is, once visitors step inside, it’s like going from black and white to an energy-charged, over-the-rainbow OZ. To the right, striking bronze sculpture and fountains that are a provocative blend of modern, primitive, Southwest and Asian influences, bring the space to life. To the right, a long entry ramp reveals color-splashed paintings and photography of the Southwest.”
Born and raised in New York City, Marty Herman studied photographic art before he became a combat photographer in the Vietnam War, where he was also served with the photo intelligence branch of the U.S. Air Force. Post-Vietnam, Marty worked in New York and Hollywood, with jobs that included motion picture cameraman documenting the Apollo Space Program’s landing on the moon. He went on to pursue a very successful business / marketing career. He worked for “REI” Italian Radio and Television Network as an assistant cameraman. In 1975, Marty founded a Los Angeles-based advertising agency, “JAM Advertising Ink.” The $10 million agency specialized in marketing companies from around the world that wanted to penetrate the tough Los Angeles market. Its clients included Toshiba, Coca-Cola, Ritz Cameras, Oshman’s Sporting Goods, Laserium, and University Stereo.
Marty’s commitment to honesty and integrity, combined with hard work in advertising and marketing, built University Stereo from $2.7 to more than $40 million in annual sales. As a result, Marty was awarded the “National Retailer of the Year Award” for consumer electronics. He was also named to the list of “Top 100 Executives” by the Los Angeles Times. Marty is continuously invited by some of the world’s largest international manufacturers and leaders to express his thinking. He is recognized as one of the world’s opinion leaders in his field.
Marty married dental hygienist, Diane, a native Virginian with experience in equestrian showing and extensive studies and passion for both the performing and fine arts.
Today the Hermans not only own and operate the largest gallery in Arizona, they are cherished beacons in the community. Marty serves as vice chairman of the Sedona Art & Culture Commission and the couple donates tens of thousands to various regional causes.
Diane Herman explains, “In our experience, art definitely makes people feel better. Our mission is to create an unparalleled environment of artistic enjoyment for our visitors, so that when they come to our gallery they feel good. We work to provide a supportive platform for our artists. Our gallery gave us the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people from all over the world. It was, and continues to be, an honor for us to promote and encourage artists.”
http://www.exposuresfineart.com/ Exposures Gallery 561 State Route 179 Sedona, AZ 86336 1-877-ART-SITE
Diane and Marty Herman.
Amanda Dunbar’s “Breton Fields” 20×24″ oil on canvas.
Eric Lee’s “Age of Bronze” 60×60″ acrylic on glass.
September McGee’s “Beach Series – The Red Bucket” 14×11″ oil on linen.
Monika Meunier’s “Untitled Desert Landscape” 30×40″ mixed media original on canvas.
Vladimer Volegov’s “Playing in the Park” 30×40″ oil on canvas.
Lynn Demiurge’s “Under Time” 44×36″ mixed media on steel.
Victor Crisostomo’s “True American” 39×25″ photograph.
www.AmericanArtAwards.com 2013 had participation from USA, Canada, Latvia, Macedonia, Switzerland, India, China, Thailand, Japan, Singapore, Norway, Belgium, Australia, Slovakia, Italy, England, Romania and Mexico.
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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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