The American Art Awards, with a mission to introduce the best American galleries to unknown artists worldwide, annually selects 25 Best In State 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 Gallery IMA.
“Gallery IMA is located in historic Pioneer Square, which is the heart of the Seattle art scene,” Bierdz explains, “They are so current and they have developed a keen eye for current and relevant contemporary art. Here the art beautifies visitors’ lives in a way that counters our society’s current preoccupation with digital images. The art is clean, casual, yet very impressive in its authenticity. Gallery IMA is dedicated to enlivening and enriching an individual’s relationship to culture through the visual arts, and as a premier Northwest art venue, they carry a broad range of original paintings and sculptural works created by local, national and international artists. The collective consciousness of Gallery IMA is given breath by a diverse roster of artists at different stages of their careers; from emerging to mid-career artists, as well as established masters.
“Gallery IMA has three gallery spaces within: Gallery I is street level with glass and steel architecture, and large walls. Gallery II is more intimate. Gallery III, on their lower level, exhibits paintings and three-dimensional works, and has exposed wood posts and concrete floors. Overall, they have an impressive history and a stunning display of fresh work and we at American Art Awards consider them best Gallery In Washington, 2014.”
Young Hee Chang’s “Memory 37”
Stacie Chappell’s “Filter” mixed media on panel, 9 x 12″
Mieko Harra’s “Aston 30″ mixed media on panel, 10 x 10”
Eric Adrian Lee’s “Untitled 070705″ mixed media on canvas, 31 x 34”
Joonwon Lee’s “Water Shu Drawing” Sumi ink on paper, 14 x 11″
Eric Olson’s “Is it True?” (detail)
Lori Swartz’s “Intersection” mixed media on panel, 44 x 44″
C.L.Utley’s “Antiquarium” acrylic on canvas, 17 x 21″
Heny Steinberg’s “Sea Garden” mixed media on canvas, 36 x 36″
Dale Witherow’s “White Out” acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36″
http://www.AmericanArtAwards.com selects 25 Best In State American galleries each year, and has awarded winning artists in 2013 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
Photographs are Courtesy: IMA
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