Each March, the American Art Awards, with an intent to introduce the 25 Best American Galleries to unknown artists worldwide, announces their gallery picks via Highlight Hollywood. President of AAA, Thom Bierdz, a painter and actor known to millions as Phillip Chancellor III on The Young & The Restless, shared with me why AAA has selected Bronze Coast Gallery this year above the many other Oregon galleries.
“For over twenty years, Bronze Coast Gallery has been one of Oregon Coast’s premiere fine art galleries,” Bierdz explains. “Specializing in limited edition bronze sculpture, the gallery was opened by Kim Barnett in 1993 after more than a decade spent operating a large art foundry in eastern Oregon. We love that the focus of the gallery is to provide education in sculpture and the complicated process of bronze casting.
“They also offer stunning original painting, photography and giclee reproductions, and they feature dozens of award-winning regional, national and international artists. We at the American Art Awards are impressed at the incomparable work, professionalism and reputation, and proudly name Bronze Coast Gallery as the Best Gallery In Oregon, 2014, and one of the 25 Best Galleries In The Nation, 2014.”
Bronze Coast Gallery is located in The Landing at 224 North Hemlock Street in the heart of scenic Cannon Beach, 90 minutes west of Portland on the northwest Oregon coast. Open daily from 10-6 and by appointment.
Bronze Coast Gallery, 224 N Hemlock Suite 2, PO Box 1369, Cannon Beach, OR 97110 Phone: (503) 436-1055 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Artists include Rodd Ambroson, Austin Barton, Nathan Bennett, Jim Eppler & Bill Worrell, Pamela Claflin, John Coleman, Melissa Cooper, David Crawford, Jim Eppler, Mark Gatewood, Carol Gold, Gene Guibord, Ben Hammond, Annie Henrie, Cary Henrie, Michael Holmes, Sally Kimp, Jack Kreutzer, Ann LaRose, Nano Lopez, Cammie Lundeen, George Lundeen, Mark Lundeen, James Moore, Eugene Morelli, Randy Mulder, Matthew Gray Palmer, Victoria Parsons, J. Scott Peck, David Petlowany, Linda Prokop, Don Rambadt, Jacques & Mary Regat, Robert Rogers, Rosetta, Hans Schiebold, Sharles, Joshua Tobey, Seth Vandable, Ken Wachtveitl, Donnie Wanner and Joan Zygmunt.
May 2-4, Spring Unveiling Arts Festival. Rosetta, Melissa Cooper, and Nathan Bennett are our featured artists. Friday 5PM Nathan Bennett will demonstrate how he creates his vibrant patinas and unveil a new piece. A reception will follow. Saturday 10:30AM Melissa Cooper will unveil new sculpture. 6PM Rosetta will unveil new work. A reception with live music by John Meyer will follow. Sunday 10AM Coffee with the artists.
June 27-29, Plein Air & More Art Festival. Cary Henrie, Donnie Wanner and Pamela Claflin.
November 7-9, Stormy Weather Arts Festival. Matthew Gray Palmer, James Moore, Carol Gold, Joshua Tobey, Jim Eppler, Robert Roberts.
http://www.americanartawards.com/ is the international online art contest which last year crowned winning artists in USA, Canada, Latvia, Macedonia, Switzerland, India, China, Thailand, Japan, Singapore, Norway, Belgium, Australia, Slovakia, Italy, England, Romania and Mexico.