The American Art Awards announces their top 25 Best In State Galleries every March. President of AAA, Thom Bierdz, an artist, author, activist and actor known in many countries as Phillip Chancellor III on The Young & The Restless, shared with me why AAA has selected Sante Fe’s Pippin Contemporary as Best Gallery In New Mexico.
“It’s the bright intriguing abstract entrance to world-famous Canyon Road, the location of many famed Sante Fe galleries,” Thom explains, “We like the mood and feel of Pippin Contemporary – a rich, sensuous visual experience – in paintings to sculptures both kinetic and stationary. Aleta Pippin, who had co-founded Pippin Meikle Fine Art in 2006, opened Pippin Contemporary in 2011 with her passion for authentic, energetic, tactile, contemporary art. Aleta had previously founded her Houston company in 1984, subsequently growing it to four locations and selling to an international company in 2008. Since 2006, Aleta has served on the board of the Santa Fe Gallery Association and is also past-president of the Santa Fe Society of Artists.
“We at American Art Awards want to recognize Aleta’s trajectory and admire how the work at Pippin Contemporary creates both comfort and surprise, offering the viewer a venue through which to access their emotions, often transporting themselves to the brightest of their inner worlds. Among the represented artists, using mediums from acrylic and oil paint, to glass, steel, and bronze, are Robert Langford, Sandra Duran Wilson, Stephanie Shank, Greg Reiche, Aleta Pippin, Troy Pillow, Stephanie Paige, Suzanne Wallace Mears, Julie Lazarus, Jim LaPaso, Cody Hooper, Tony Griffith, Eva Carter, and Guilloume.”
Warming Trend…New Work by Robert Langford, May 23 @ 5 – 7 PM
Group Show…Suzanne Wallace Mears, Stephanie Paige, Sandra Duran Wilson, June 20 @ 5 – 7 PM
Changing Course…New Work by Aleta Pippin, July 5 @ 5 – 7 PM
Across the Divide…New Work by Tony Griffith, July 25 @ 5 – 7 PM
Internal Light…New Work by Cody Hooper, August 15 @ 5 – 7 PM
New Work by Greg Reiche, October 10, 5 – 7 PM
Pippin Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, 200 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501 E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 505.795.7476
http://www.AmericanArtAwards.com The 2013 American Art Awards reached artists in 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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